For those who prefer to get straight off the train and be in their hotel in under five minutes, you can’t beat Motel One Glasgow. Literally next door to Central Station, it’s far from the pokey dimensions and no-frills décor of most budget hotels. In fact, once inside, you’ll discover a stylish and welcoming haven in which to base yourself for a few days of exploring.
Rooms at Motel One are cosy and quiet, with hints of teal in the headboards, curtains and velvet scatter cushions brightening up an otherwise grey colour palette. The hotel’s rather minimalist bathrooms (no bathtubs) are made up for by the nice organic toiletries, while night owls are kept entertained by the array of channels on the smart TVs.
Motel One Glasgow’s location doesn’t go unnoticed in its interiors, either. Sink into a tartan armchair in the trendy One Lounge bar or have some fun perching on one of the woolly sheep stools. There’s also a fair few design features that acknowledge Glasgow’s status as the starting point of the West Highland Line, from beautiful photography of train tracks and highland villages to the brass lettering in the reception that lists all the stations en route.
Foodies will be glad to know that Motel One Glasgow’s position next door to Central Station not only makes it accessible but also puts it within minutes of the Argyle Street Arches, an underground food market with stalls selling delicious street grub. There’s even a crème brulee truck for those with a sweet tooth!