Low cost central Glasgow hotel
Located close to the banks of the River Clyde, the Etap Hotel Glasgow is a low cost, low frills hotel designed to give guests a comfortable yet inexpensive stay in the Scottish city.
The hotels Springfield Quay location puts it at the heart of the largest city in Scotland. Guests can expect limited facilities but enough to ensure a stay is enjoyable. En-suite guestrooms include a shower and WC, as well as a flat screen television and air-cooling unit. A work desk is also included within each room. Many of the rooms actually look out on the River Clyde which is quite an enjoyable sight. 165 guestrooms accommodate one to three people.
The hotel serves an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet each morning featuring traditional Scottish produce as well as continental touches. A hearty breakfast can prove vital to outlasting the citys many sites later in the day.
Etap may be your everyday no-frills hotel but the vicinity around it is anything but. Just outside the hotel doors lie a number of restaurants, a bowling alley, and bingo hall. A cinema and casino are also close by.
But it is Glasgows historic attractions that tend to draw people to the city for a vacation. The city is scattered with ancient buildings as well as museums. One of the most picturesque and interesting building visitors and guests at the Etap Hotel Glasgow may come across is the Glasgow Cathedral, a medieval structure in a gothic style that looms over the city skyline. Another attractive building is the University of Glasgows main hilltop building that has been around since the 1500s. The university itself is one of the oldest educational institutes in the world.
Visitors can also enjoy the likes of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Tollboth Steeple at Glasgow Cross, and the Mitchell Library, one of the largest public lending libraries in the world.
In terms of entertainment, this particular City of Culture offers an assortment of performance venues. The Royal Concert hall regularly features events such as ballet, opera, orchestra, comedy, concerts, and musicals. Likewise, the Kings Theatre, Theatre Royal, Pavilion Theatre, and Glasgow Film Theatre all host a variety of events and performances. The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) is known to host large musical concerts and other events also. This building is less than two miles from the hotel.
When it comes to sport, the city also proves a popular draw. Football and golf are the citys primary events. Rangers and Celtic football clubs are bitter rivals, whilst the citys many golf courses make for a nice round regardless of your handicap.
The city also offers guests the chance to enjoy a vibrant social life. A multitude of pubs can be found amongst the streets, many of which serve a long list of authentic Scottish whisky, much of which has been sourced locally. Restaurants are plentiful, whilst the nightlife can be pulsating at times.
Regardless of individual tastes, its quite safe to say that guests at the Etap Hotel Glasgow will find plenty to keep them busy and interested.