This is a bit of a random post, but I'd thought it'd be unfair to keep this little gem to myself. Apologies for the image quality, this is a spontaneous review so all photos were taken on my iPhone.
Recently I went to Glasgow for an audition and found a lovely hotel for a fair price close to where I was going, but didn't think much about it. It was a short walk from the station (about 10-15 minutes) all along one straight road so was really easy to find. When I walked in there were three screens with self check-in points where you wrote your surname, email address or number to identify yourself, then you swipe a card and you're free to go up to your room- by far the smoothest check-in I've ever experienced! Another thing I liked was they gave me an option of views from my room.
The lifts are so secure, you actually have to swipe your card to go onto each floor, apart from the floors to the bar and lobby, naturally. As I was travelling alone I was a little nervous but this really settled me! I then walked into my room and let out a little 'wow', I was shocked! I'd looked online and the rooms looked rather small but when I got in there was a lot of room, what fools you is the bed is XXXXL, literally fit for a giant, and pushes from wall to wall which creates an illusion of a smaller room.
The giagantic bed faces a plasma TV loaded with free films and a bunch of TV shows, naturally I opted for keeping up with the Kardashians...
When I finished watching TV I got the nibbles and popped down to the bar/food area, everything was self service and they had things from different stores, my favourite being a box of yo sushi. They also had hot foods, pastries and drinks. The Sicilian lemonade stood out for me as I was parched so I picked that up too.
After that it was bedtime and I went for a shower. The shower jumps out at your as soon as you walk in because it's lit up, but I hadn't actually checked it out, and as I walked in I was like 'WOAH'- it had a waterfall shower! And a normal one for those who aren't really feeling the waterfall.
When I came out I noticed an iPad by my bed, and my god I am so glad I did. You could click one button and all the lights would switch on, and vice Versa. There was also a colour wheel where you could change your shower to almost any colour, my favourite was the blue. Another awesome feature is the 'moods setting', I was on the 'romance' setting- dimmed lights, shower pink and the TV on but when playing I clicked on 'business' and all the lights switched on, the shower turned blue AND THE TV TURNED OFF. Where was this when I was pretending to revise for school tests?? I mean.. I swear I worked really hard...
After a long snooze I woke up, packed my things, took a shower and then trotted downstairs to breakfast. I opted for yogurt and granola which was scrummy. I also bought a few lemonades for my family as they were very jealous that I was having some so I thought I'd surprise them, I know, daughter/ sister of the year.
Overall, I loved my stay. The staff were friendly, everything was as stated on the website, the room was clean and the price was very fair for what you get. I paid £79.80 and thought it was well worth it, they have locations all over the world, listed on their website here: http://www.citizenm.com/home