Travelodge Glasgow Central Review

Written by Karen Bryan

I last stayed at the Travelodge Glasgow Central in 2012. At that time I thought that the hotel was in need of refurbishment. When I booked a room at the Travelodge Glasgow Central for £25 for a Sunday night, during a recent Travelodge promotion, which offered £10 a night off rooms for Friday and Sunday night stays in Spring 2018, I was hoping that the refurbishment had been carried out.

Travelodge Glasgow Central is in a fairly central location, just up from Sauchiehall Street, around a 15 minute walk from Glasgow Queen Street station. The hotel doesn’t have a car park. In most of Glasgow you can park free on Sundays, except in the area around Travelodge Glasgow Central, where you have to buy a voucher which is only valid for one hour. I decided to leave my car further along Sauchiehall Street (in the Kelvingrove Park direction) where it’s free all day on Sundays. It took me around 15 minutes to walk to the Travelodge Glasgow Central from there.

However, you have to pay to park there between 8am to 6pm on weekdays, with a maximum stay of three hours/ I paid just over £3 to park for three hours on the Monday morning, which meant I had to be back at the car by 11am.

I checked in around 6pm. I was allocated a room on the first floor at the front of the hotel. If it hadn’t been a Sunday night, I would have requested another room. I reckon that there could be a lot of external noise, especially on Friday and Saturday night, when smokers congregate at the bins at the front of the hotel.

I was glad that it was just me staying in the double room. There was hardly any space around to move around the bed. When I tried to sit at the desk, there was barely enough space for the chair to fit in.

There were plumbing issues in the bathroom. The cold water pressure was very low, the bath tap was noisy and the sink was very slow to drain. I did report these issues when checking out.

I did sleep quite well. The bed was comfortable. I heard some other guest returning to their room around 11pm and some noises from an adjacent room around 6.30am. I was glad I wasn’t planning a long lie, as a lorry delivering huge gas or oxygen canisters pulled up around 8am.

Overall, the Travelodge Glasgow Central offered good value for money at £26 for the night. The room was rather cramped. so I was glad that my stay was only for one night.