Hotel Indigo, Glasgow
Graham Clark, Features Writer
It is easy to combine a rail trip to Glasgow from Yorkshire via the Settle-Carlisle railway, with a quick change of trains in Carlisle you can be in Glasgow within 3 hours of leaving Yorkshire.
A 5 minute walk from Glasgow Central Station is the Indigo Hotel. Every Indigo Hotel is designed to reflect the local neighbourhood's past.
The Indigo in Glasgow started life as the Glasgow Corporation Electric Lighting Station in 1892, designed in the style of an Italianate Palazzo. Much of the original grandeur has been preserved and incorporated into the design of the hotel.
Our room was warm, welcoming and tastefully decorated. A comfy bed is always a top priority for me and the Indigo did not let us down.
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The bathroom had a walk in shower that was responsive and powerful. The free Wi Fi was speedy too. The tea and coffee facilities were an added bonus.
By the bedside was the 'Handy Device' which is like an I phone and was a very useful information source.
Well insulated the room had plenty of floor space.
Dining is taken in the Marco Pierre White restaurant on the ground floor. The Glasgow menu although with an Italian flavour is based more on quality steaks, roasts and burgers, although if you like mushrooms there are 3 dishes containing wild mushrooms.
With a local touch my starter of a selection of Scottish Charcuterie was top quality, whilst my partner's classic 1970's Prawn Cocktail was said to have a little too much sauce in it.
Mains of 35 day aged sirloin steak were cooked to your preference whilst my Alex James Burger consisting of a thick burger, melted blue cheese and crispy streaky bacon, whilst a little salty, was still very filling.
I've never had cheesecake served in a glass, I suppose it was a novel way from the restaurant where service was very pleasing.
Breakfast is taken in the restaurant too, with continental or full Scottish being cooked to order. Whilst the quality of the food was excellent the service seemed to slip a little from the evening meal and was not up to the standard enjoyed during the rest of our stay.
There was a fitness suite situated in the basement, only small it had the equipment needed for a good workout. Good for burning off the calories consumed whilst staying at the Indigo!
The impression I got was that it was a well run hotel with plenty of character.
Hotel Indigo, 75 Waterloo Street, Glasgow G2 7DA
Telephone 0141 226 7707
Hotel Indigo, Glasgow, 26th November 2017, 17:32 PM