Point A Hotel Glasgow | Review

Wednesday, July 5

One weekend in June I took a little solo trip to Glasgow for a friends hen party and when looking at budget places to stay in the city centre I booked Point A. The hotel was one of the lower priced options in the city on a particularly expensive weekend, only 6 minutes walk from Glasgow Queen Street where I got the train and 5 minutes to the party venue that was also on Bath Street. 

I didn't plan to spend a lot of time in my room - I was just looking for somewhere safe and comfy to spend the night in a good location and Point A Hotel Glasgow ticked those box for me. The continental breakfast included in the price was just a bonus. 

So, what did I think? Point A Hotels say their bedrooms have an airline vibe and that is the perfect description. They are compact but use the space in a really clever way with fold up tables and a chair. The big mirror behind the bed gives the idea of more space so it didn't feel claustrophobic. 

The bedroom and bathroom were really clean and I felt confident as a solo female traveler that I'd be safe there. 

There is no wardrobe, however, there are hangers for the hooks on the walls and that was all I needed to air my dress for the party and the next day. I can see if you were staying more than a few nights the lack of storage might get annoying though. 

The sockets are in a great place for getting ready for a night out but I can see if my boyfriend was there we might be falling over each other when I sat at the mirror doing my hair and make up. For a solo trip it was all I needed so not an issue for me.

Thankfully on such a hot weekend the aircon was good and I was able to leave the room cooling for when I got back late at night. The shower was great in the morning to wake myself up and the toiletries were good quality because I tend not to bring my own body wash and shampoo for one night. 

In the morning I took myself down to the breakfast space for a bite to eat before heading out and exploring the Glasgow Botanic Gardens. It was just a continental breakfast but there was a good selection of cereals, sausages, bread, hard boiled eggs, yoghurt and pastries. 

I went for a pain au chocolat, almond croissant and yoghurt with an orange juice and cup of tea. Perfect to keep myself going until lunch time and meant I got out of the hotel before the subway opened. The breakfast option did mean there wasn't a kettle in the room - not something that bothered me but worth baring in mind if you like a cuppa in the evening. 

Thankfully, they had room to store my bag (for free as I'd read some mixed reviews about that online) so I could do more with my few hours in the city and collect it on my way back to the train station. 

Overall, if I was going back to Glasgow and needed a hotel for the night I'd stay in the Point A Hotel Glasgow again. It's a good budget hotel option - especially as a solo traveller. 

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