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After undergoing complete refurbishment the Busby Hotel, located on the Southside of Glasgow, is back and better than ever. A few weeks ago I took my mum for a complimentary stay at the hotel, and we were not disappointed. This hotel is part of the Manorview Group, and along with eight other hotels presents luxury accommodation, function and dining services at a competitive price.
Rooms are available directly through the Busby Hotel website from £75 to £230 per night, depending on the room type. For the Executive Double Room we stayed in, rooms cost between £115 and £170 depending on the day of the week and how far in advance you book. All room prices include a full Scottish breakfast for each guest and complimentary parking.
The major overhaul that has taken place in the last few years has seen its appearance both inside and out completely transform. The hotel uses a lot of whites, creams and neutral tones complimented with more subtle versions patterns like tartan. The decor of the hotel is consistent throughout the reception and dining areas and through the rooms. The hotel is incredibly modern with a warm, homely feel and has been finished to an incredibly high finish. For me, the tiled flooring and cream shutters in the Carters restaurant and bar area are the interior design highlight of the hotel.
The hotel is located on the border of Clarkston and Busby, in the Southside of the city. It is around a fifteen minute drive from the city centre, with bus and train links just a couple of minute walks away and there are several local pubs and restaurants as well as small shops nearby. Being located on a quiet street, the hotel offers luxury as well as tranquillity unlike many similar style hotels in the city centre.
The Busby offers six room types, from standard Twin and Double Rooms all the way up to the two story Honeymoon Suite. We stayed in an Executive Double Room which was an extremely spacious room with a large double bed, desk and chair and en suite bathroom. There was ample hanging and shelf space with a safe and mini fridge built into the double wardrobe. A hairdryer, tea and coffee making supplies were all included as was a television with cable channels. The room was decorated in a blend of greys, woods and neutral tones and echoed the high finish and quality of design as exhibited in the communal areas on the lower floors. The all white bathroom featured a television built into the wall afoot the Jacuzzi bath.
Cleanliness and Staff
From the car park through to the reception and dining areas, the cleanliness of the hotel was unfaltering. We were warmly greeted at reception and all of our requirements before arrival were met and then some. Our waiters both at dinner and breakfast were incredibly attentive, recommending dishes and asking us about our stay.
Overall, I cannot recommend the Busby Hotel enough for both people from and visiting Glasgow. Having known about it and its reputation for many years as a luxury hotel with a very high end but affordable restaurant, I was delighted to receive the opportunity to stay and review it. It more than lived up to my expectations, and was perfect for a short weekend getaway.
All photos belong to the Busby Hotel and have been attained through their website, www.thebusbyhotel.co.uk