10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Bargain rooms, central location.
"The Etap is good basic accomodation in Glasgow situated on the edge of the River Clyde within a leisure complex. The hotel itself has been cleverly built so it is on top of a multi level carpark and hence the street level noise is not heard. Within the complex is a cinema, bowling, restaurants and casino.
It is located about 20 minutes walk along the river from Glasgow Central Railway Station. Travellers from Prestwick airport can be at the hotel in about an hour on the frequent rail service which is half price to airline customers.
The Etap concept is basic. White washed walls, plastic module bathroom and toilet in a cupboard. It has a double bed and a bunk above, a LCD TV with local and foreign channels.
Its reasonably clean, although its starting to show its wear and tear.
There are always a lot of tradesmans vans parked outside, using the disabled parking bays - so if you are a disabled driver you will struggle to park here, they do not seem to monitor or care about it.
For Â£32 a night it makes Glasgow a good place to visit."
- Travel date: Sun 20th of July 2008
Clean and cheap
"Great value indeed - at 32 pounds per night it is twice as cheap as other places we stayed at in Scotland. The room is really tiny - a double bed with a twin bunk, a sink and a shower - but other than that furniture is new, room very clean, hot power shower. The location is a bit off central - on the industrial side of the Clyde - but there are frequent buses, and if you like walking it is about 25-30 minutes from Buchanan bus station. Would definitely come back."
- Travel date: Thu 17th of July 2008
second visit was better
"Stayed twice. Itâs basic, but in the UK they are reasonable value which is their big plus and that they allow a third person for the same price. The a/c was noisy (as they tend to be), they never made up the third bed, or had a third towel (both times) but it was clean and everything worked. Our first visit was a Friday night when it was booked out with younger people. They where banging doors and running up and down the hallways all night. Needless to say we stayed in our room with the door locked. (No problems with this on our second visit.) The CCTV mustnât have worked down in the office, or they couldnât have been bothered. Actually the staff where pretty ordinary, generally uninterested and certainly not helpful. Have wireless in the main office/dining hall. Reasonably priced as with most of the newer etaps. The lift is suspect if you need your card to get above the 6 floor too, which is a pain. I suspect itâs been an unresolved problem for sometime as is getting in late using your card to access the main door. They do have an intercom.
Should mention we had a fantastic time with our family at a local nearby pub, the Quayside, just out the back. (opposite side to the main entrance). There is an entrance to the road through the car park, turn right and itâs the first pub on the right after the first intersection. Opens early and closes late. Say you heard some Aussies recommended it."
- Travel date: Thu 24th of April 2008
Great value budget hotel
"At Â£32 a night you cant go wrong. The rooms are like student accomadation with a double bed and bunk bed above this. Altough the rooms are small they are clean and simple, the beds are comfortable and the shower good and powerfull.
Its about a 15min walk into the centre of glasgow and the hotel is situated beside a cinema, bowling alley, casino and various restarurants to suit all tastes.
There are also bars in the local area beside the hotel.
With parking included you wont find a better deal for staying in glasgow on a budget.
I stayed for 3 nights and cannot fault it, however at the weekends it does get a bit loud at night as many young people seem to stay there for nights out in glasgow."
- Travel date: Thu 20th of March 2008
Value for money
"Me and my boyfriend stayed here for one night just to get a night on our own. You get what you pay for really - its not luxurious but its a decent place to stay for the night. The room was clean and had a built-in shower and a seperate toilet and the sink was in the room. It had a flat screen tv in the corner with a good few channels. It also had hangers to hang up our jackets etc. What more do you want or expect for Â£32.00? It has about 5 restaurants round about and a cinema and bowling alley. Perfect. Il definetly go back there. The breakfast was fine too - all you can eat -croissants,toast cereal, juice, hot drinks. Its a bargain for Â£2.95! The whole place is a bargain - if you want luxury go else where and pay the price for it somewhere else."
- Travel date: Fri 7th of March 2008
"I was looking for an inexpensive place to stay in Glasgow.
I didn't have very high expectations, but was pleasantly surprised by Etap.
The room itself is like a clean, modern dorm room. Brand new shower with good water pressure.
It's actually right along the river, about a 10 minute walk from the main train station. And it's next to several handy restaurants like Nandos and Ask. There's also an Odeon theatre right next store.
Taxis are pretty inexpensive in Glasgow - a taxi to the west end was about Â£10.
So all in all, was a very good value."
- Travel date: Fri 1st of February 2008
"Found this hotel when looking for a cheap one night stay in Glasgow.
At Â£32 it undercut Travelodge and Travel Inn by over Â£20.
Pretty basic hotel, but comfortable bed and all the stuff you need, en-suite, TV and enough room for 3 people if required.
Also - the parking is free in the attached multi-storey car park.
Breakfast was basic but for Â£3 was ideal.
I'd definitely recommend staying here again - I will be!."
- Travel date: Wed 30th of January 2008
"This is a really good accommodation solution. It's clean and comfortable. It may be basic but if you're just looking for a great value night then Etap is your answer. Parking is also free which is such a bonus in Glasgow."
- Travel date: Mon 3rd of December 2007
Cheap and cheerful!
"Â£32 per room per night, the room slept 3 with a double bed and single bunk over the top. Rooms were en suite with built in shower cubicle and had a desk and small flat screen TV in the corner.
Felt a bit like being on a boat to be honest but for the price - it was fine.
We booked in advance to stay for a night out in Glasgow, it was cheaper than the Â£60 taxi fare home!
Situated at the Quay, just across the river from the City Centre, cinema, restaurants and soon to open Casino on the doorstep, reception will happily call you a taxi to get into town - cost us Â£3 (no more than 10-15 min walk for the less lazy!)
Can't fault it at all, basic, cheap and most importantly, spotlessly clean!
Had open plan reception and eating area with vending machines and continental breakfast in the morning, we didn't try it but think it was Â£2 or Â£3
So long as you don't expect toiletries or hair dryers - a clean bed and towels is as good as it gets!
ideal for a girls/boys night out in the town!"
- Travel date: Mon 19th of November 2007
"cheap, central and spotlessly clean. rooms had satelite tv, good size and comfortable bed. free wirelss internet , nice breakfast area.
located close to restaurants, movies.
hard to fault"
- Travel date: Thu 1st of November 2007