citizenM Hotel Glasgow
What We Love
- Movies on demand are included in the Jetsetter rate
- Rooms have huge kingsize beds and tablet-controlled mood lighting
- Buzzy open-plan public spaces filled with classic Vitra design pieces
- Superb location near Glasgow’s shopping, nightlife and transport hubs
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What To Know
- Rates include taxes
- Self-service touchscreen check-in may not suit those after old-school desk-and-tie deference
- WiFi is free
- All guestrooms have a maximum occupancy of two; Twin beds and cribs are not available
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
Housed within a modernist glass cube, citizenM Glasgow is a sleek and stylish hotel that celebrates classic European design and the latest 21st-century technology. A spiral staircase leads to the sprawling first-floor Living Room hub, where guests check in, eat, drink and relax. Bold red, black and white furnishings abound, with ’50s chairs by Ray and Charles Eames and groovy Panton-designed classics from the ’60s and ’70s. Art books, iMacs and free WiFi let you work, play and be inspired, and large picture windows look out at Glasgow’s skyline.
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms are compact, at 150 square feet, but they’re kitted out with cool furniture and gadgets by Dutch design agency Concrete. There’s a petite sink unit, and a separate rain shower is cocooned by frosted glass. The extra large kingsize beds (six feet by six feet) come with Frette linens and offer stretch-out room for couples — but sharing with a friend is tricky without an extra duvet. The Mood Pad lets you tinker with lights, temperature, TV and wake-up calls. Drop the electronic blinds and create an ambient lighting show.
The public spaces are large, sociable hubs full of iconic pieces by Vitra, Panton and Eames. Helpful “ambassadors” man the check-in and service areas, including a bar that serves cocktails and beers until 2 a.m. canteenM is a functional self-service food area with a wide choice of beverages, sandwiches, warm dishes, salads and sushi. At breakfast choose between continental (pastries, muesli, yogurt) and a full cooked Scottish breakfast of bacon, sausage, beans, tomatoes, potato scones and black pudding.
How to Get There
I’ve stayed here a few times. The bedrooms are small and comfortable. The lounges are also comfortable with modern design elements, full of colour. It’s a good place to work or hang out.
The quality of the food is good but the price point and portion size is off target which is why I have given a 4 star not a 5 review. - I was with a biz colleague and we both agreed that the dishes of stew and curry were undersized and overpriced - the curry was £17 and worth £12.50 - £15.00 max We were also left slightly hungry as the portions were unusually moderate and meat scarce,we could have filled up with bread I suppose but chose not to. Similar story with the stew. We ate elsewhere the second night. Couldn’t fault the breakfast or the wines, but wouldn’t do dinner again,
Loved every minute of our stay at CitizenM, everything about it was perfect...location, staff, room. The hotel is super trendy and close to the main shopping area. Lots of bars and restaurants close by too. Would highly recommend and will definitely return!
Great hotel with friendly staff. Smooth check-in/check-out. Rooms small but clean and functional. No noise from neighbouring rooms (slight noise from the hallways). Bed is very big and comfortable. Loved the option of a late check-out. Really missed the possibility to make your own tea/coffee in the room. Buying it all the time adds up and forces you to go to the ‘living room’. This was the only downside for us.