Campanile Hotel Glasgow - SECC2.0 out of 5.0
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We were visiting Glasgow for the 'I Love The Nineties' gig at The Hydro and were very limited for choice of hotel due to the number of events on in Glasgow that weekend. I had stayed at the Campanile a couple of times before and had always seen it as cheap & cheerful, in close proximity to SECC. On a positive the hotel is clean and the beds comfortable, however I probably will not stay here again. The rates I feel have been inflated due to it being so close to the hydro, however over the years I've seen a dramatic decline in the effort being made to the hotel facilities. There are no longer china cups within the rooms, the toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, shower gel) is no longer provided, only a cheap soap dispenser on the wall. And only 2 small towels provided, no hand towels. No bottled water. My opinion for the prices they are charging the small touches they have removed should be reinstated to reinvigorate this hotel.
Your perspective on this hotel might depend on the price deal paid. We had a Saturday night room in November for a gig across the road at the SECC for less than £70. Despite the excitement of the price and the anticipation of the gig, we had a distinctively retro experience at the Campanile. It feels like a throwback to the good old days of the eighties and less inviting than the Ibis offering. Hopefully the threat of more competition will lift standards and reduce prices. We found the staff pleasant enough but the kitchen failed to excite the taste buds with a wooden steak for dinner and fatty breakfast bacon.
very slight hiccup on checking in - they couldnt find booking name but quickly rectified...ground floor room - faced car park but NO noise..room spotless, kettle, tea, coffee, hairdryers, plenty towels.....bar staff on return from concert really busy but smiling and quick....would definately stay again (would also probably book the restaurant which we didnt think to do when we made the room booking!!)
We stayed 1night for the Australian pink Floyd. We always try and book this hotel as it's near the secc staff are lovely and helpful thank you for our stay . We had a few drinks before going out for dinner . Then we had a couple of drinks after the concert very busy hotel but lovely
We had a room overlooking the car park the road was noise but was not to bad when the window shut.the room was clean and had a sofa that could convert in to another single bed.there was a kettle and paper cups for tea and coffee.we did not do breakfast so can't comment on that.
One night stop over on a Friday night for a Saturday event at the SECC. Very close proximity to SECC and great that there is a free car park. Ridiculous you only get free wifi if you book directly through the hotel website rather than through a comparison website. Ridiculous that, even though it is clearly a budget hotel, if you want a hand towel in your bathroom you need to request one! This should be available in every bathroom regardless of the star rating. Room very budget indeed. Paper cups, cheap coffee that tasted of gravy and a shower head that didn't lock in to place. Prices of snacks and food...not budget however. £8 for two cans of juice and two small bags of sweets - absurd! We arrived around 2pm having not had lunch, so wanted a snack to tide us over until we went out for dinner. We ordered garlic bread, battered haddock goujons and chipotle chicken strips (all starters on the bar menu). The haddock was nice, as was its tartare sauce, however the chicken strips were burnt, dry and didn't have any chipotle sauce! The £1.99 garlic bread, was one flimsy slice of bread that wouldn't have fed a hungry sparrow. Definitely not worth the money. Cooked breakfast looked good, but was also disappointing - sausage cold, bacon undercooked and soggy hash browns. To top off our very underwhelming stay, we were rudely awoken at 2.45am by our room telephone going off!!! Fine for a stop over if you don't have high expectations and don't mind paying over the top prices.
Booked this hotel for a concert at the SSE Hydro which is just across the road from the hotel. The room we had was on the third floor and had everything we needed for a one night stay. The room was spotless clean and the bed was very comfy. We had a few drinks in the bar after the concert and found the service to be excellent. The only small gripe was there were no hand towels in the room, not sure if they were forgetting about or they don’t supply them. Excellent value for the money we paid.
I stayed at the hotel for 3 nights to attend a conference at the SEC. The location was terrific for accessing the SSC. The room itself was basic, small, but clean. The TV worked and I had sufficient towels, pillows and bedding. The staff were helpful and gave advice on getting around Glasgow. My only concern was that the beds squeaked. Disturbingly, I was awoken several times by the rhythmic squeaking of the bed from a couple in another room. Apart from this, everything was as I would expect. The hotel represented good value for money.
First room smelled like someone had just emptied their guts into the toilet, turned out to be shower drain. Got moved to a 2nd room - when I went to enter, previous occupants were just exiting it after being moved because of the smell - when I got inside, I realised why, smelled even worse than the first room. Got moved to a third room, by which time, we didn't have the chance to really check the room as our concert was due to start. When we arrived back at the room, we discovered that there were stains on the sheets - it was late so we slept on the fold out bed rather than have to move again. We booked for breakfast but didn't risk it as if there standards of room cleanliness are anything to go by, food poisoning was a real possibility. It's a dump, don't give them your money
Complete disappointment, had stayed before and thought and it wasn't bad but this time was terrible, booked in June and the room cost £129 for one night, room was basic but clean with the exception of mouldy on the bathroom ceiling which isn't the cleaners fault, so thought we'll have a nice meal before our show, 'sorry kitchens closed due to being so busy' you were lucky if there were 6 people in it, had to rush elsewhere for food which was stressful and basically took away from our relaxing night which wasn't cheap, breakfast was pretty cold and most of the food was hard due to being there for a while and toaster burnt the toast, sounds petty to complain about trivial stuff but at the cost for a basic room no food available even though it's advertised all over the outside and inside of the building and breakfast being mediocre I won't ever be back, our friends stayed at the Village Hotel two minutes walk away and it's like night and day in comparison, I know exactly where I'll stay next time!!!
- Walking distance to The SSE Hydro and Clyde Auditorium
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
Located in Finnieston, Campanile Hotel Glasgow - SECC is adjacent to The SSE Hydro and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Clyde Auditorium. This 104-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free self parking. Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and Glasgow Science Centre are also within a short walk.
Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.
All 104 air-conditioned rooms feature free newspapers. Guests can stay connected with WiFi.
Campanile Hotel Glasgow - SECC offers WiFi in public areas and coffee in a common area. Free parking is included with your stay. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage.
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