Edinburgh may be a top tourist and business destination, but its neighbor Glasgow is an equally fine Scottish city, with lots to do and some amazing places to stay. Take a look at these six top hotels in Glasgow before you make your next visit.
- Cathedral House Hotel
Situated in Glasgow’s old town area, this is a great example of 19th century Baronial style architecture. There are only eight bedrooms in this privately owned hotel, so it’s as far from corporate as you could imagine, instead it’s a warm, friendly and hospitable place to stay. (There are great views from the rooms too.) There’s a bar and restaurant with free WiFi, parking, and a terrace which is perfect for summer evenings. Reviews praise the staff, the cleanliness, the comfortable beds, and the location itself.
- One Devonshire Gardens
This 5-star boutique hotel can be found in the fashionable West End of Glasgow, and it boasts rooms which are all individually designed, and include both a deep bath and a huge shower. In the on-site bistro you can enjoy traditional Scottish food as well as modern dishes, and choose from hundreds of wines and whiskies. You are close to the Botanic Gardens, a railway station, and not far from the city centre, while Loch Lomond is only 30 minutes away by car. Pets are okay, and there are facilities for the disabled, as well as a currency exchange service.
- Principal Blythswood Square Hotel
Once a row of Georgian townhouses, this charming hotel can be found in a quiet square with a lovely garden in the centre; it’s a tranquil spot but still close to all the sights. Inside there’s a 5-star welcome with chandeliers velvet furnishings, a spa with various treatments and facilities, a private cinema and a restaurant available. Business travelers can enjoy the use of conference suites, free broadband, very fast laundry services and 24/7 room service. Pets are welcome, as are children, although the spa is off limits to under 16s.