Oh hey there, welcome to my junior suite at the The Grand Central Hotel. Come on in and I’ll show you around.
This is the bedroom. Bright, spacious, and pillows a plenty.
Now let’s move on to the lounge area. Check out the wooden floor, tweed-esque chaise lounge, leather chair, coat of arms, fabric furnishings and cast iron radiators. Very country in a very city setting.
This is the flat screen TV. But sometimes one TV isn’t enough, so follow me back to the bedroom with a quick pit stop in the bathroom en route.
Marble, granite and brass fittings. My style completely. Just remember to pull down the blind before doing your business though or the whole of Glasgow will get an eyeful.
Now let’s make our way to the bedroom for the pièce de résistance.
Soft cosy bed – check
Scottie dog – check
Loads of pillows and cushions – check
Fluffy robes – check
Giant mirror to check yourself from head to toe – check
TV hidden in the giant mirror – check
I LOVE THIS. I cannot get enough of hotel technology and this is fab. You wouldn’t even know it’s there. Sometimes televisions can be a bit of an eyesore, especially in a Victorian property like The Grand Central where they just don’t go, so this is a great way of keeping the rooms beautiful but adding a modern touch. Brilliant.
Although, I did find it very hard to stop looking at myself in the mirror instead of focusing on the TV but you know, life’s tough sometimes.
After dinner in Tempus, the hotel’s restaurant, where I had the most divine lamb shank and raspberry cocktail, we chucked off the heels, threw on the fluffy robes and sank into the softest bed that side of Hadrian’s Wall with a glass of the fizzy stuff in hand. Happiness is.
Whether you’re into hotel technology, city centre hotels, Victorian architecture, champagne bars, concierge in kilts or all of the above, this place is for you. The building feels more like a stately home than a hotel, and the food, cocktails, service and overnight stay are all top-notch. See you soon grand Central, see you soon.
(I was a guest of The Grand Central Hotel)