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Merchant City Hotels

Glasgow's Merchant City The Merchant City in Glasgow is the historic heart of the city, which has been transformed into a modern and thriving destination for shopping breaks to Glasgow.

The prosperity of the area developed in the 1750s when wealthy merchants who made their fortunes out of shipping tobacco, sugar and tea began set up their residences and warehouses there. The area became the backbone of Glasgow as the city grew towards the West End in the 19th and 20th centuries. As time went on, fruit and vegetable markets sprang up and the area also housed the central cheese markets of Glasgow. The Merchant City fell into decline in the 1960s when the markets relocated to more modern premises further from the City Centre.

Since the 1980s, there has been a major initiative to revitalise and regenerate this important part of Glasgow's history. This renaissance has seen the transformation of abandoned historical buildings into theatres and art galleries, mingling with shops, restaurants and cafés. The area attracts both Glaswegians and tourists alike to stroll around this vibrant and scintillating part of the city and enjoy the multitude of sights, sounds, entertainment and treats on offer there. There is a public art trail to discover and an annual festival - the Merchant City Festival - celebrating the vibrancy of the area.

For visitors to Glasgow, The Sandyford Hotel on Sauchiehall Street is an excellent base from which to explore The Merchant City. We offer a high standard of hotel accommodation in all of our 55 well-appointed rooms with en suite bathrooms, tea and coffee-making facilities and free Wi-Fi access. Our affordable bed and breakfast rates include a full Scottish breakfast and there is somebody at the reception desk 24 hours a day to help visitors with any questions they may have.

To book your cheap B&B accommodation at the 3* Sandyford Hotel, simply call our reception staff on (+44) 0141 334 0000 where we will be delighted to take your booking and advise you on Merchant City hotels. You can also make a reservation at The Sandyford Hotel with the help of the online booking form on this site.

For more information about the Sandyford Hotel or to make a general booking enquiry, please fill in the "Booking Enquiries" form at the top of this page.

You can book online immediately using the "Book Online Now!" box to the right.

Or alternatively feel free to contact us directly on our 24 hour reservation line:

0141 334 0000

We look forward to welcoming you to Glasgow soon!

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Recent Reviews

Close to SECC
A comfortable night at a good price within walking distance of the SECC. Lovely scrambled egg made to order
K Welch