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Glasgow City Apartments ♥ ££
401 North Woodside Road, Glasgow Scotland UK Ph. 0141 342 4060 email@example.com
It’s always a gamble when you try a new place to stay. I really wanted a fairly decent 3 star in the West End of Glasgow. This accommodation promised a good location and basic amenities.
I stayed in a single studio apartment that actually ended up having two beds. This is sometimes a good thing if one bed is sub par, the other may be slightly better. Not the case.
Location is the main selling point of this establishment. It is in the Kelvin Bridge area, directly across from the subway station. There is access to the river Kelvin which paths feeds into the astounding Kelvingrove park and is close to the University of Glasgow. The neighbourhood is fairly safe and has a lot of cuisine to choose from, and not too far from Ashton Lane area with cinema.
The basics are represented in this apartment. There is a small kitchenette with a small array of dishes, pans, cutlery, microwave and refrigerator. There is a ironing board.
First impressions did not change over the four day stay. Upon entering I was hit with wall of bleach smell, and the sheets left me a bit itchy. The decor is typical for this kind of a set up, but of course the worst part was the beds. I don’t know why hotel and service apartment owners will not invest in a decent bed. They one thing any traveler really needs is a good bed. This will always get them a bad review, and the bed is cheaper than some other improvements. The carpeting had stretched out and was creating huge wrinkles that you needed to watch.
Clean. Quiet for the most part. The bathroom had recently been remodelled. However I am not a big fan of the at the source heaters that control the water pressure and temp as a whole unit. You really should have taps for that. The shower pressure was never really right. The door to the new stall kept opening during showers. I will be letting the establishment know. The rest of the facilities were in good order.
The kitchenette was very functional and clean when I arrived, the fridge and microwave worked well for me. I did not cook any full meals there, just used the fridge and hot pot for coffee making. It comes with a small stove.
Remember to clean and vacuum before you go or you will be charged a fee.
And here you have it, in a nutshell to get a taste of London
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