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Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel

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Stockwell Street, Glasgow G1 4LW Scotland
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Convenient Glasgow hotel near Merchant City, with free Wi-Fi and breakfast included. Holiday Inn Express® Glasgow - City Centre Riverside hotel is a 10-minute walk from Glasgow Central Train Station. Catch a train to Edinburgh from Glasgow Queen Street Train Station, a short walk away, or escape to the Highlands from Buchanan Bus Station. We're in the heart of the city and only 15 minutes away from Glasgow Airport (GLA). George Square and Glasgow Green are both just a short walk from the hotel. Football fans can cheer on their teams at the nearby Celtic Park, Ibrox Stadium or Hampden Park, while shopaholics can experience the style mile starting at Buchanan Street. Hop aboard a sightseeing bus to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the Riverside Museum or visit Wellpark Brewery for a tour and pint of infamous Tennent's lager.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Polish, Slovak
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lologan wrote a review 1 Jun
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom30 contributions60 helpful votes
Hotel is in a great location, although it does not have it's own car park, it is within close proximity and is secure. We had an early start (4am) as we had a flight to catch. When we explained at checkin that we would not be at breakfast they kindly suggested the night manager to set up for us. This allowed us to grab a coffee and a freshly made croissant before our travels, which was greatly appreciated! Would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Connor R wrote a review May 2022
Plymouth, United Kingdom281 contributions70 helpful votes
Had a very nice stay here. Pretty centrally located near the river Clyde, and the hop-on hop-off bus stops outside. Room was pretty cleaned and very comfy. Breakfast was also tasty in the morning. Staff were very friendly too at check in and breakfast
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Izaskun Olarreaga, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel
Responded 13 May 2022
Connor R, wow! We're blown away by your review! We're glad our location suited your needs. We're happy to see you were satisfied with the cleanliness of our hotel. It's fab to see you had a great start to your day at the inclusive buffet breakfast. We can't wait for you to visit us again! Kind regards, Izaskun
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Prudol wrote a review May 2022
Preston, United Kingdom801 contributions303 helpful votes
We stayed here two nights whilst visiting Glasgow. The hotel is a 15minute walk along the river from Central Station. It was again an easy walk up into the Merchant Area of the city with its attractions. There are bus routes close by. Easy check in with friendly helpful staff. Our twin room was well appointed. Only room for one chair but that doesn't matter for a couple of nights. We had a view over the river and being four floors up there was no traffic noise. Breakfast buffet was basic but sufficient. An ideal hotel for a few nights exploring Glasgow.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Izaskun Olarreaga, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel
Responded 13 May 2022
We're grateful for the feedback, Prudol! Our hotel aims to provide a unique experience, and we work hard to exceed your expectations. Our hotel is a handy base for exploring Glasgow. We're glad you thought so! The team will be happy to see they made a good impression. See you next time! Best wishes, Izaskun
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lgpark wrote a review May 2022
motherwell77 contributions93 helpful votes
Spent an overnight here whilst attending theatre, what a lovely experience, very friendly staff and nice room, shower was terrific, the little bar is chilled for a nice quiet drink, really above expectations.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Izaskun Olarreaga, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel
Responded 11 May 2022
Thanks for the 5/5 rating, Igpark! We're happy to know you had a lovely stay at our hotel. Our team is so friendly because we have the best guests. We can't wait to welcome you back in the near future! Kind regards, Izaskun
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Gregory S wrote a review May 2022
Bristol, United Kingdom93 contributions86 helpful votes
We stayed here for 4 nights and were very impressed with the hotel.It is very central to the city. The room was very nice and clean with a good shower.The breakfast was good and staff very helpful. Recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Izaskun Olarreaga, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel
Responded 9 May 2022
Gregory, thanks for the amazing rating! We will continue to walk the extra mile to exceed your expectations. We're glad our location suited your needs. It's great to hear you enjoyed the clean and comfortable rooms. We look forward to seeing you again soon! All the best, Izaskun
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richie196 wrote a review Apr 2022
Emersons Green, United Kingdom178 contributions102 helpful votes
After a disaster the night before at a full service IHG. We checked out a day early and fled here. Can’t say enough about how friendly the staff are. How clean the place is. How good the rooms are. Sometimes the express brand gets left behind by the big guns but it’s easy to forget that this brand seems more focused on customer care. This will be our go to hotel for all future Glasgow visits. Special Mention to the lady who was on duty when we checked in and Anthony and his pal who seemed to be on duty all the time.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Izaskun Olarreaga, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel
Responded 25 Apr 2022
Thank you for letting us know about your amazing experience! We're over the moon to see you had a fab stay. Our team is so friendly because we have the best guests. If there is anything else we can do for you, please let us know! Kind regards, Izaskun
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MMegan R wrote a review Apr 2022
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the way we got treated and spoken to was absolutely dreadful by the minute we got there from the 2 man and woman on reception and made our whole experience at this hotel horrendous and we definitely will not be back, the 2 people on reception were nothing but rude to us! Also in the rooms, there were stains on the sheets and wasn’t very clean! Have photographs as proof I definitely don’t recommend this hotel to anyone else and will be making sure people know this is how you treat people! If your looking to stay in Glasgow with your friends this is definitely not the hotel to go to! Could not get over how shocking the customer service was! Only interested in taking peoples money and nothing else !
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Lynsey Crawford, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel
Responded 22 Apr 2022
Hello, Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time with us, generally our team received great guest feedback, I am sorry that you feel we have missed the mark with you. Thank you for your comments as it allows us to look at the service and experience we are offering our guests, and what we can do to improve. Thanks, Lynsey
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carlyodonnell wrote a review Apr 2022
Tenerife, Spain2 contributions
me and my friends went to this hotel all in the age bracket of 20+ so staff judged us from the off set! very struts about masks but didn’t provide any for customers, went to breakfast and forgot ours so they sent us back to the room, staff very just very rude and judgmental! the bed sheets were dirty, will not be back to this hotel
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Lynsey Crawford, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel
Responded 18 Apr 2022
Hello Carlyod, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your stay. Our team are known for delivering a warm, friendly service to all of our guests, I am sorry to feel we have missed the mark with you on this. Until 18th April it was the law to ensure that all of our guest were wearing a face covering, which unfortunately did mean our team had to request each guest to wear a mask if they were able to, I am sorry that this impacted your stay with us. Thanks, Lynsey
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SBCTouristas wrote a review Apr 2022
Scottish Borders, United Kingdom194 contributions77 helpful votes
This was our second stay here, having last been just a few months before the start of the pandemic. We arrived about an hour early due to our bus/train connections, but were delighted to be told our room was ready and we were quickly up onto the 5th floor. Had a quick look from the scary glass balcony at the end of the corridor - don't look down !! The room itself was just perfect for us and clean and not worn. The breakfast buffet is the favourite part of the HIE experience as we do not like too much to eat, but a good choice of decent quality food was available to suit us. All the staff were great and although we were worried about the breakfast room being too crowded, it was not bad, and well organised anyway. It seemed to us that great effort was being put into getting tables cleared and cleaned thouroughlly as soon as guests left them. We have only one slight grouse, however, as because my wife is an IHG Member we have been used to getting a complementary drink for us both, not just the registered member. We had had such very recently in both Edinburgh and Liverpool. The reason was very reasonably explained to us but we were still a bit disappointed. Anyway, it seemed to us the hotel was being run very well, especially as we understand it was actually full.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Atlas Team, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel
Responded 14 Apr 2022
It's great to see you enjoyed visiting us again SBCTouristas! We're glad the Express Start breakfast was a highlight of your stay. What's better than a bacon bap and coffee in the morning? We hope to see you again soon! Take care, Rhys B
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sleep007 wrote a review Mar 2022
Whalley, United Kingdom2286 contributions1027 helpful votes
Happily given an early check-in which really helped our plans. Friendly check in and check out. Room was a typical HIE with a huge comfortable Super King. Room was at back of hotel and we had no noise disturbance internally or externally. No complaints. Breakfast was the usual HIE included offer. As Scotland is still in the grip of Covid was a bit surprised that every bit of breakfast was shared and unwrapped. Parking is discounted at the NCP King Street (just under £12 for 24 hours) though have to admit was not comfortable leaving my car there in what was a big open car park that resembled waste land in not the best part of the City.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Izaskun Olarreaga, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel
Responded 29 Mar 2022
sleep007, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. It's not every day that we get feedback as detailed and thoughtful as yours. But trust us when we say that it doesn't go unnoticed. Your comment has given us valuable insight into the services that we provide at the Holiday Inn Express Glasgow City Centre Riverside! We're glad you enjoyed our clean and comfortable rooms. It's fab to see you had a great start to your day at the inclusive buffet breakfast. See you soon! Kind regards, Izaskun
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PRICE RANGE
$75 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandGlasgowCity Centre / Merchant City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
128
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre (0.3 km), St Andrew's Cathedral Glasgow (0.2 km), and Glasgow Green (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Madras Cafe, Green Gates Indian Restaurant Merchantcity, and Madha.
Is Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Glasgow.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Polish, and Slovak.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting House for an Art Lover (4.0 km), The Mackintosh House (3.1 km), and The Tenement House (1.8 km).
Is Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.