Page 1 of 3

Accommodation in Glasgow for FF 2010

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:31 pm
by Catseyez
Hi this is a general shout out to the previous Glasgow Frightfesters - am thinking of attending the FF in Glasgow in feb and would like to ask if anyone can recommend a hotel near to the cinema(s) screening the FF.

Cheap and cheerful would be great - also I dont know what time it usually starts ie. is it better to turn up on the thursday eve so I will be ready for the event the next day?

Was thinkin about staying for 2 nights - the fri and sat then go home on the sunday (I live 30 miles north of london) - also if anyone knows what the car parking situation is like as I was thinking of driving up..... costs, potential problems ...etc

Basically any info so I can book a hotel and work out whether its better/cheaper to drive or go by train/air would be very much appreciated as I am on a tight budget - lol

Thanking you all in advance

Catseyez

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:16 pm
by Satans Puppy
*looks shiftily from left to right*

QUALITY HOTEL!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Urrr not sure, I ended up miles out after the reservations for the Quality Hotel fell through... so I'll be asking this question too if I attend :) well can afford to attend :)

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:56 pm
by Catseyez
Satans Puppy wrote:*looks shiftily from left to right*

QUALITY HOTEL!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Urrr not sure, I ended up miles out after the reservations for the Quality Hotel fell through... so I'll be asking this question too if I attend :) well can afford to attend :)

Er could u be more specific ? tel no, web link .....

thanks

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:03 pm
by Satans Puppy
:lol: no

Last year a LOT of us booked in at the quality hotel attached to the main station, to find out that due to the downturn it had closed its doors. The booking agents didn't even know. It took one eagle eyed forumite to spot a news story to say the hotel had closed.

I'm pretty sure there's a premier inn and travelodge near the main station which is walkable from the cinema but not sure of the details. I'm not booking till I know I'm going though.

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:31 pm
by rach
Holiday Inn!

Good price and buy one get one free at the hotel bar afterwards, which closed when the last person left hehe :twisted:

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:23 pm
by Team Banzai
and we have some AMAZING stuff to show for those making the trip!

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:02 pm
by Rue-morgue Jay
Team Banzai wrote:and we have some AMAZING stuff to show for those making the trip!
Don't tease us paul! it's too early! :twisted: :D

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:58 pm
by PatrolBen
Myself and PatrolBen should be making the trip up.

WOOOOHOOOOO.

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:06 am
by PatrolDave
Woops.
The above comment was written by ME, but I was logged on as PatrolBen.

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:46 am
by krispyg
I got the Hilton last year for £40 a night but that was booking direct thru them with some super saver deal. That's about ten mins walk away from the cinema.

We need the Glasgow equivalent of HHH don't we?

I am off work this week so I will have a search round and see what I can find.

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:27 am
by ghouldrool
rach wrote:Holiday Inn!

Good price and buy one get one free at the hotel bar afterwards, which closed when the last person left hehe :twisted:
Ah that would have been you me melvin and lupogirl with our entire table full of stella glasses.

Sounds like a good idea to have everyone as much as possible in the same hotel. and one with bogof beers? id prob still end up in the back end of no where -Narnia perhaps

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:38 am
by rach
Well we wont be going next year as its not during the school holidays which is a major bummer :(

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:15 am
by Heiko
Right, here are a few options - note: as I live in Glasgow I've actually never checked out the places but hey, I guess they should be fine with a bunch of blood splattered maniacs jumping around ;-)

Jury's Inn: http://glasgowhotels.jurysinns.com/

Radisson SAS http://www.radissonblu.co.uk/hotel-glasgow

Buchanan Hotel: http://www.strathmorehotels.com/buch_site/index.htm

Ibis Glasgow City Centre: http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-313 ... ndex.shtml

Novotel Glasgow Centre: http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-313 ... ndex.shtml

The Thistle Hotel Glasgow: http://www.thistle.com/hotels/united_ki ... index.html

and there is the slightly more budget option of the Euro Hostel: http://www.euro-hostels.co.uk/glasgow?g ... 4wodcAJ3MA

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:00 am
by Satans Puppy
Thanke Heiko!

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:43 am
by Catseyez
[quote="Heiko"]Right, here are a few options - note: as I live in Glasgow I've actually never checked out the places but hey, I guess they should be fine with a bunch of blood splattered maniacs jumping around ;-)

Thanks

I have checked out the Holiday Inn Express in theatreland - dont know if its near to the FF or not but it seems to be pretty central ( some indication of which cinema would be helpful) but it is a room cost basis - I anticipate 2 of us going so it works out at about £36 each per night - plus I have to pay £10 per day for parking....

Have pre booked it ( they dont charge your card until you go - also u can cancel a few days before for no charge ) so I can have it as a backup in case somewhere more suitable doesn't appear...