Millennium Hotel Glasgow
40 George Square, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 1DS
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Great views / scenery, People watching, Relaxation, Shopping
Expert review of Millennium Hotel Glasgow
Originally a collection of under-stated townhouses owned by Glasgow’s wealthy tobacco barons, the hotel's building has since become a city landmark. During the Second World War, US President Roosevelt’s special envoy, Harry Hopkins, met with Winston Churchill and promised his country’s allegiance during an after dinner speech. Queen Victoria once stayed so it must be good. I particularly love the fact that the 4th floor apparently has a resident ghost. At least according to some of the employees.
Couldn’t be better. With the City Chambers, George Square – and nearby Royal Exchange Square – visible from the front-facing bedrooms, Glasgow’s architectural marvels are close at hand. Queen Street Station is also in the building next door and the airport is a 20-minute trip by taxi.
A modern Scottish hotel with all the tartan trimmings. The 116 en suite rooms are beautifully appointed and feature analogue televisions with in-house movies, direct dial telephones and iron and ironing boards. The Club rooms and suites come with a well-stocked mini-bar. I love the views across to the fountains and statues on George Square and the wide rambling white and walnut panelled Stately Manor staircase, which winds up to the rooms.
The elevated glass conservatory pokes its nose out onto George Square and is a fantastic spot for Afternoon Tea and cake. Businessmen frequently conclude deals and look busy on laptops in the Millennium Lounge reception foyer. Top marks for its marble flooring and open fireplaces.
The Brasserie on George Square offers a two course lunch for £9.50 and a two course dinner for £14.50. Georgics is also a popular watering hole with locals and thirsty visitors.
Professional if slightly focused on the business market.
In the heart of the commercial and retail hub of the city it’s an attractive stop-over for both the leisure and business end of the spectrum.
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- 40 George Square, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 1DS
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Glasgow history, Conservatory, afternoon tea
- Business Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service
- Glasgow City Centre