Carlton George Hotel

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Address: 44 West George Street, Consort House, Glasgow, G2 1DH, Scotland

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.3

Traditional Glasgow hotel catering to old-school sentiment and whisky connoisseurs.

Part of the Dutch Carlton chain, the tartan-trimmed George is a hard hotel to pigeon-hole. Oil paintings of Glasgow by local artist Gerard M Burns line the reception yet a modern information point flanks the check-in desk. Tailored to a country lodge style it offsets staid plaid armchairs, stag heads and fireplaces with Glasgow’s only rooftop terrace restaurant and a spacious executive lounge - a welcoming sanctuary from Glasgow’s notorious weather. Perfectly located I love being a short hop, skip and jump from my favourite city centre bars and restaurants. Its stress-free lounge is also great for complimentary brandy and whisky – so the executive rooms are worth the upgrade.

Location
4.6
90%
Eating/drinking
4.4
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.4
90%
Value for money
4.2
90%
Bedrooms
4
90%
Public areas
n/a
90%

Location

Seconds from Glasgow’s style mile Buchanan Street and the nightlife hub of the Merchant City, the Carlton George has the best of both worlds. Buchanan Street subway and Queen Street Station are both 100 metres away. The excellent Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) is also a block past nearby George Square.

Bedrooms

Furnished in signature red and white tartan linens, curtains and carpets, the 64 rooms are identical in style, with the executive and club rooms giving more breathing space and desk room. The shortbread-tin theme continues with red and black tiles in the en suite bathrooms. Star of the show is the complimentary in-room oak-panelled drinks cabinet. Decanters filled with single malt whisky and sherry, and crystal glasses peek out from behind the glass. I would opt for one of the three rooms with a balcony. When the weather is right, the John Doyle MacKinlay Suite basks in sunshine and natural light.

Public areas

Limited to the top floor restaurant and armchairs in the reception.

Eating and drinking

On the top floor, Windows restaurant serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner with a sweeping view across Glasgow’s City Chambers and iconic spires and steeples. In the basement, Waxy O’Connors is one of Glasgow’s best Irish pubs competing for local’s attention with seven mazy underground bars.

Service

Award-winning staff (as recognised by the Scottish Hotel Awards).

Who stays there

Tourists seeking home comforts and a traditional Scottish welcome.

Price advice

 Discounted parking rates are available for hotel guests at the nearby Buchanan Galleries.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • Nightlife
  • Relaxation
  • Shopping

Pros & Cons

  • Great location
  • Complimentary mini-bar spirits
  • Lack of internet access
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