Finnieston Quay, Site Office, Glasgow, Scotland, G3 8HN
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Business travellers, Families with younger children, Foodies, Singles, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Live entertainment, Trendiness
Expert review of Mint Hotel
A previous winner of best Business Accommodation at the Business Travel World Awards, the City Inn actively punches above its weight for such an inconspicuous hotel. Overlooking Glasgow’s new media quarter, home to both the BBC and Scottish Television HQs, this up and coming waterfront area is getting busier as every month passes and will soon be one of the city’s premier addresses. Inside, despite the limited space, the owners Sandy and David Orr have left their mark through the hotels various art exhibitions. I particularly love the riverfront location and its City Café lunches, which are more in keeping with a Michelin star restaurant.
Purpose built beside the city’s Clyde Arch (aka the ‘Squinty bridge’), river taxis patrol the Clyde in summer and the Glasgow SECC, the country’s largest exhibition and conference centre, and its respective train station are a five-minute walk down the river. It’s also easily the best place in town for a riverside drink or meal in the city.
As every single room is uniform, the choice is taken out of your hands. The 164 standard minimal doubles have full length wardrobes, dry and wet mini-bars, power showers and mist-free mirrors and – as the first hotel group to work with Apple – has a show-stopping iMac Entertainment system complete with DVD/CD player/fully operational computer, Skype and free internet. I’d reserve a room with a river facing view. Smoking rooms are also available. Breakfast is included and is cooked fresh to order.
The large attractive open air terrace makes up for the small reception area.
Without a shadow of a doubt, this is the hotel's biggest asset. The on-site AA Rosette award-winning Scottish restaurant City Café is one of Glasgow’s best undiscovered gems and 80 per cent of its ingredients are locally sourced. Heavy on the seafood – pan-fried Gigha halibut, crab salad and potted salmon – the menu changes frequently.
There is a complimentary gym across the road.
Polite, professional and very style-conscious.
Conference goers and exhibitors visiting the nearby SECC exhibition centre.
Parking is free.
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- Finnieston Quay, Site Office, Glasgow, Scotland, G3 8HN
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- Waterfront location, In room computers
- Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service
- Finnieston Quay/SECC