I thought about starting my blog for a while. It took me time to figure out what I want to write about, with what hotel, restaurant or fashion coup I should start… but since last week I am sure about my blog name and I cannot wait any longer!
This is why I am just going ahead now with my first post, telling you about my stay at the CitizenM in Glasgow 3 weeks ago.
My fiancé and I decided to go on a road trip to Scotland this year in autumn. We flew to Edinburgh, rented a car and drove directly to Glasgow our first destination of our 1 week trip. As the CitizenM hotel is conveniently situated close to the city centre we found a car park only a 3-minute walk away.
We chose to stay there, because I have already been a “citizen” in Amsterdam and like the easy-going feeling at the hotel. You get there, do a quick check-in (either self check-in or with a little help of the staff) and 5 minutes later you are in your room.
The rooms are just big enough to fit everything a hotel room needs: an XL king-size bed, ambient mood lighting, a rain shower, free movies (with a really big choice!), free Wi-Fi and –which came in handy for me – an international plug system.
When you are not a movie (or TV) person, you should spend your time in the public areas at the hotel. CitizenM hotels are created about the idea to make you feel at home. The restaurant area and the lobby area downstairs have the look and feel of your own kitchen or living room. You can comfortably sit on the couch with your shoes off, a tea and a book (don’t worry, you will find other guests doing the same).
Thanks to the windows, which cannot be opened, we had a quiet night and were ready to attack the breakfast buffet at the CanteenM the next morning.
You have a choice of different cereals, juices, yoghurts and jams and can order delicious barista-brewed coffee. Of course, there is also English breakfast on the menu, which shouldn’t be missed when in Great Britain. The Scottish add-on: haggis. If you are interested to find out more about it, I let you look it up yourself as the description of it might not sound so delicious to all of you.
As you can see on the picture, I tried the haggis and although it doesn’t sound that good, I don’t regret trying it as it tastes much better than it looks!
If I ever come back to Glasgow, I will definitely stay at the CitizenM hotel again; not only because of its convenient situation, but also because of its style, the friendliness of the staff and my “citizen feeling”.
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