“The most noble entry to any city in Europe,” said Scottish politician Tam Galbraith about Glasgow’s Great Western Road.
See if you agree with today’s Big Deal for an overnight stay with £25 per person dinner allocation and breakfast at Glasgow Pond Hotel on, you’ve guessed, Great Western Road.
West End of Glasgow
The Pond Hotel is situated on surely the best section of the road, the leafy stretch from Hyndland to Byres Road in the fashionable West End of Glasgow.
The hotel is conveniently located for the West End’s buzzing nightlife scene, a short taxi ride away from its many lively bars.
And, quite a rarity in Glasgow’s West End, the hotel has free parking.
Located right beside Gartnavel Hospital, today’s Big Deal is also convenient for those visiting a patient.
Local, seasonal food
Included in the Big Deal is an overnight stay in a double or twin room with a breakfast buffet and three course meal from the brasserie menu in the hotel’s Brasserie restaurant.
All rooms include free wifi, a digital tv, a hairdryer and complimentary tea and coffee.
The Pond’s Brasserie restaurant serves a mix of Scottish and international dishes made from local, seasonal produce. Dishes on the brasserie menu may include braised beef olive stuffed with haggis, honey roast parsnips, courgette and port jus or Somerset Brie and beetroot tart with walnut salad and French dressing.
Meanwhile the hotel’s breakfast buffet, which has a selection of hot dishes, pastries and cereals, will set you up nicely for the day.
Trip Advisor reviews
The Pond Hotel has received hundreds of positive reviews on Trip Advisor from guests who have praised the hotel’s comfort, location and restaurant. Recent reviews state:
“Thanks to all at the Pond for making our stay fab, great parking (free) just along the road from the West End, room was spacious and bed really comfortable. I like a good shower (not a dribble) in the morning, important to me! Breakfast excellent choice and great place to eat. All in all a good stay.”
“Our room was lovely. Bright, modern and very good condition…. Breakfast was a nice hot buffet with a continental option also. Free parking. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay in this hotel again or indeed recommend to family and friends.”
“Have stayed in the Pond possibly 15 times in the last 5/6 years and keep coming back. It has never let us down. great sized rooms, comfy beds,very clean, helpful and friendly staff. Free car parking/wifi. It’s really ideal and especially for folk needing to get to the airport quickly or want to enjoy the West End, with Glasgow University, Byres Road, Kelvingrove Museum, Botanic gardens, Ashton Lane, Gartnavel Hospital etc all close. Town centre 2.5 miles away and plenty of buses/cheap taxi ride away if needed.”