The Ibis Styles Glasgow Centre George Square.
While visiting Glasgow on my tour of Scotland, I had the opportunity to stay in a really cool, modern hotel right near the center of the action. It was less than a five minute walk to George Square, and the hotel itself was really fun. It's the #2-ranked hotel in Glasgow on Trip Advisor for a reason!
The staff at the Ibis Styles were energetic and friendly. Our room was ready a bit ahead of check-in time, and they didn't give us any trouble about heading straight up.
Everything about the hotel, from the brightly colored lobby and 24-7 complimentary snack and beverages, to the elevator paintings and room decor, lent a cheerful and hip vibe to the place.
The room itself wasn't huge, but it was very clean and full of useful amenities. I absolutely loved the Tardis painted on the wall behind the bed, which was topped with a Tunnock's teacake (a delicious chocolate-covered marshmallow and graham cracker treat native to Glasgow).
Even the ceiling light was unique:
So were the rugs! If you look closely you'll see that the design depicts specific sites in Glasgow. How neat!
We also had a really lovely view of Glasgow from our floor-to-ceiling windows. Before we set out to explore the city, we grabbed a croissant and some hot chocolate from the convenient snack area in the lobby. It was just what we needed on a chilly day as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.
While in the lobby, we noticed other guests playing classic video games. There was also a pool table and a bar. The Ibis Styles definitely caters to a younger crowd, particularly groups of young travelers and business professionals who also want a place to unwind at the end of a day of meetings. While we sipped our beverages, I actually saw a group of suit-clad young men having a business meeting at the next table. (I did also see a group of much-older guests, as well, so really this is less about age and more about energy and joie de vivre!)
In the morning, we headed down to breakfast. There was a variety of fresh meats and cheeses, hard-boiled eggs, cereals, breads, pastries, and adorable yogurt, fruit, and oat parfaits. I appreciated being able to have a healthy breakfast before hitting the road. The cute mini-doughnut wasn't too bad a touch!
Unfortunately, our time in Glasgow was rather short, but when I return I will definitely make a stop at the Ibis Styles. It was a refreshing twist on corporate hotel culture that was really ideal for the stage of life I'm currently in.
A very warm thank you to the Ibis Styles Glasgow Centre George Square for their generous welcome gifts and assistance with our stay. As always, all opinions are genuine and my own.