Blythswood Square

11 Blythswood Square, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 4AD

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Blythswood Square Glasgow reception

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#2 of 30
expert-rated hotels in Glasgow
Expert overall rating:4.8 out of 5
Location:
4.3
4.3
Bedrooms:
4.8
4.8
Eating/drinking:
4.6
4.6
Public areas:
4.4
4.4
Leisure facilities:
4.3
4.3
Service:
4.8
4.8
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Seasoned travellers, Design and architecture, History, Romance, Shopping, Special occasions

Expert review of Blythswood Square

Glasgow's newest five-star hotel is the perfect fusion of modern luxury and Scots history.

Situated amidst classic Georgian architecture on the upmarket Blythswood Square, this landmark property dates back to 1823 and has long been one of the most sought after addresses in the city. Once home to the Royal Scottish Automobile Club (RSAC) – the chequered flag for the fabled Monte Carlo rally once fell outside its doors – the building has been transformed by a £26 million project to create the city’s leading boutique hotel. Inside, the aristocratic building maintains its historical lure by showcasing marble fireplaces, period ceilings, Herculean pillars and tobacco-smoked wood panelling throughout its rich interior. Boasting the city’s first luxury spa – its treatment room doors swung open in September 2010 – the hotel has already wooed the critics, making the Conde Nast Hot List just months after opening. A true five-star renaissance.

Location: 

A literal stone’s throw from the award-winning Glasgow School of Art, home to the city’s poster boy for design and architecture, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and the city’s famous shopping mile Buchanan Street, the Blysthwood certainly keeps good company. With both Queen Street and Central Stations a leisurely five-minute walk away and some of the city’s best restaurants, bars and nightclubs right on its doorstep, location, location, location never rang truer. Tucked between West Regent and West George Streets, it even becomes a peaceful after hours sanctuary from the late night revellers on nearby Bath and Sauchiehall Streets.

Bedrooms: 

One hundred guest rooms are on-site including an exclusive penthouse, complete with its own private lift, hot tub and terrace area for use on the few days when the notorious Scottish weather surprises everyone. Its deluxe rooms are fitted with black and white wall prints, Spanish marble bathrooms and Egyptian cotton drapes and duvets. Scotland’s very own Harris Tweed also makes a welcome appearance. The real stars of the show are the deluxe rooms complete with garden views across the square. Free WiFi is a bonus too.

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Public areas: 

The restaurant, which was formerly a grand ballroom for the RSAC, has high ceilings and is well lit from the framed timber windows. It specialises in grand affairs and is perfect for parties and family get-togethers.

Eating and drinking: 

Overseen by one of Scotland’s most acclaimed young chefs, the signature restaurant caters to the a la carte crowd with top end haute cuisine using only the best of Scottish produce. On the first floor, The Salon is a full-blown cocktail bar perfect for lazing in its decadent leather sofas with a late night whisky. During the day, it serves up more sobering Afternoon Teas.

Leisure facilities: 

The on-site spa has two relaxation pools, several luxury treatment rooms and a café to unwind in after all the pampering.

Service: 

Its unfailing polite and courteous staff are a cut above the rest at the city’s other premier hotels.

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Who stays there: 

Couples seeking romance, well-heeled businessmen and visitors with money to burn.

Pros: 
Best luxury choice in the city centre
Five-star service
Cons: 
The suites cost a hefty premium

More information on Blythswood Square:

Price from:
£90
Type:
Hotel
Address:
11 Blythswood Square, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 4AD
Free tags / Keywords:
Penthouse apartment, luxury
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Room Service, Swimming Pool
Neighbourhood:
Glasgow City Centre

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