Review of the Acorn Hotel Glasgow

Written by Karen Bryan

I stayed at the three star Acorn Hotel, in the Finnieston area of Glasgow, for one night in mid May 2016.

I paid £40 booked on ebookers, after using a 15% discount code and a £3 ebookers Bonus+ credit.

As I was driving to Glasgow I was looking for a hotel outside the city centre where it would be cheaper to park the car. On-street parking close to the hotel is free between 6pm to 8am on weekdays and at weekends. You can buy Visitor Parking Permits at the Acorn Hotel. It costs £2 per 6 hour period. If you only need to park for a couple of hours during a chargeable period, it’s cheaper to buy a ticket from the parking bay machine. The cost is 20p for the first thirty minutes, then 20p for every additional ten minutes, with a maximum stay of three hours.

I planned to arrive at the Acorn Hotel soon after 6pm. I hoped this would make it easy to find a parking space close to the hotel and avoid paying for any parking that evening.

There were parking spaces available directly opposite the hotel.

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After check-in, I purchased two parking vouchers. The friendly receptionist assisted me to scratch off the relevant panels so that I could park for the following day.

My single room was on the first floor with a view over rooftops. The sash window had double glazing which was effective at keeping out exterior noise.

The room and bathroom furnishings appeared to be of good quality. The desk was made of solid wood and the padded chair at the desk was comfortable. But the bed wasn’t great, a bit soft for my taste. The free WiFi had a reasonable signal.

I liked the fact that there plenty of teabags, coffee sachets and small pots of UHT milk. Many hotels are very stingy; often only leaving out minimal supplies.

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I was happy with my stay at the Acorn Hotel in Glasgow. Priced at £40, it cost a little more than I’d usually pay, but It’s hard to find bargain prices when you book a few days in advance for a stay during the week.

The Acorn Hotel is in a good location. There are lots of cafes, pubs and restaurants within a few minutes walk. It takes around 15 minutes to walk to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum or to the shops in Sauchiehall Street.

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