Pros

  • Right in the bustling heart of Glasgow
  • Five minutes' walk from Glasgow Central station
  • Home to the city's only rooftop restaurant
  • Free minibars and crystal decanter spirits
  • Some rooms have balconies with cityscape views
  • Free Wi-Fi and local calls
  • Free drink in adjoining Irish pub
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Cons

  • Faux decor and bold colors might not be everyone's taste
  • No health or spa facilities
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Bottom Line

The Carlton George Hotel is an upscale, 64-room property set on a busy road right in the center of Glasgow. Stand-out features include its excellent rooftop restaurant (the only one in the city) and not only minibars but a choice of crystal decanted spirits are free of charge in every room; some rooms also have balconies with great city views. Faux, manor house interiors or the busy design with bright colors might not appeal to everyone and the lack of fitness facilities may be a let down, though for a super-central location and free booze, this property offers great value.

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Carlton George Hotel

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Central city hotel with great views

Opened in 1999, the Carlton George Hotel occupies a modern, seven-story building sandwiched between two period properties and shared with a Waxy O'Connors Irish pub. Visitors enter under a polished granite arch and a pair of Saltire flags into the hotel's relatively small lobby area -- a real open fire, tartan-upholstered armchairs, and trompe l'oeil bookcase giving an instant feeling of a snug manor house library. The only genuinely old piece is a fine 19th century antique fireplace surround and together with the Latin maxim "Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est" (Knowledge is Power) painted above the reception desk completes the old school, albeit faux, aristocratic ambience.

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Location

Set right in the bustling heart of Glasgow one block from George Square

The Carlton George Hotel sits right bang in the middle of Glasgow. Just around the corner is the main shopping area of Buchanan Street which contains all kinds of shops including restaurants, bars, high-end fashion, and an Apple store. George Square -- one of the city's main hubs with many of the city's best restaurants -- is located just a block away while the Gallery of Modern Art and Princes Square Shopping Center are two blocks away. Its central location also means excellent transport links, with Glasgow Queen Street train station and the Buchanan Street SPT Subway both a minutes' walk away and Glasgow Central main station just five minutes away on foot. 

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Rooms

Crystal decanters with choice of spirits and views across the city

Interiors of all 64 rooms were renovated in 2012 and are warm and colorful with vibrant patterned curtains and carpets and traditional-style furnishings. Amenities in all rooms are outstanding -- if rather boozy -- including free minibars and crystal decanters of whisky, gin, and vodka. Wi-Fi access is also free as are local phone calls, while flat-screen TVs and electric kettles also come as standard. While non-street facing rooms can feel a little lacking in natural light, a standout feature of the hotel is the top rooms with balconies from which you can see right across the city. 

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Features

Glasgow's only rooftop restaurant and free drinks at adjoining pub

The hotel's highlight is Windows, the hotel's rooftop restaurant -- and the city's only -- with excellent views over Glasgow. A daily buffet breakfast is served (not generally included in rate) as well as a la carte and set menus for lunch and dinner. There's direct access from the hotel reception to Waxy O'Connor's Irish-themed pub next door with three levels and six bars where guests of the hotel get a free drink. 

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Oyster Hotel Review

Carlton George Hotel

Scene

Central city hotel with great views

Opened in 1999, the Carlton George Hotel occupies a modern, seven-story building sandwiched between two period properties and shared with a Waxy O'Connors Irish pub. Visitors enter under a polished granite arch and a pair of Saltire flags into the hotel's relatively small lobby area -- a real open fire, tartan-upholstered armchairs, and trompe l'oeil bookcase giving an instant feeling of a snug manor house library. The only genuinely old piece is a fine 19th century antique fireplace surround and together with the Latin maxim "Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est" (Knowledge is Power) painted above the reception desk completes the old school, albeit faux, aristocratic ambience.

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Location

Set right in the bustling heart of Glasgow one block from George Square

The Carlton George Hotel sits right bang in the middle of Glasgow. Just around the corner is the main shopping area of Buchanan Street which contains all kinds of shops including restaurants, bars, high-end fashion, and an Apple store. George Square -- one of the city's main hubs with many of the city's best restaurants -- is located just a block away while the Gallery of Modern Art and Princes Square Shopping Center are two blocks away. Its central location also means excellent transport links, with Glasgow Queen Street train station and the Buchanan Street SPT Subway both a minutes' walk away and Glasgow Central main station just five minutes away on foot. 

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Rooms

Crystal decanters with choice of spirits and views across the city

Interiors of all 64 rooms were renovated in 2012 and are warm and colorful with vibrant patterned curtains and carpets and traditional-style furnishings. Amenities in all rooms are outstanding -- if rather boozy -- including free minibars and crystal decanters of whisky, gin, and vodka. Wi-Fi access is also free as are local phone calls, while flat-screen TVs and electric kettles also come as standard. While non-street facing rooms can feel a little lacking in natural light, a standout feature of the hotel is the top rooms with balconies from which you can see right across the city. 

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Features

Glasgow's only rooftop restaurant and free drinks at adjoining pub

The hotel's highlight is Windows, the hotel's rooftop restaurant -- and the city's only -- with excellent views over Glasgow. A daily buffet breakfast is served (not generally included in rate) as well as a la carte and set menus for lunch and dinner. There's direct access from the hotel reception to Waxy O'Connor's Irish-themed pub next door with three levels and six bars where guests of the hotel get a free drink. 

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Amenities

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Room Service

  • Tennis Court

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