Perfect. Seconds from one of Glasgow’s premier wining and dining thoroughfares, Sauchiehall Street, 15 is a short walk to Charing Cross rail station and – by virtue of a 15-minute stroll through the adjacent Kelvingrove Park – is on the doorstep of the West End’s museums, galleries and burgeoning student life.
Fitted with Roman mirrors, working wooden shutters, Egyptian cotton linens, iPod docking stations, plasma TVs and hand-picked furniture from some of Glasgow’s leading interior design stores – including Galletly & Tubbs – 15’s five rooms have been individually designed to combine tradition with modern convenience. All the bathrooms also feature monsoon rain showers – a big plus point.
A lilac lounge with an original coal fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows looking onto the surrounding townhouses and public gardens. It can also be turned into an Afternoon Tea salon or Champagne bar for special occasions.
Eating and drinking
Breakfast is included in the room rate and a selection of Scottish smoked salmon (my girlfriend’s favourite), pastries, cereals or full Scottish fry-up (my favourite) is served to the room. It is not licensed.
None but the facing garden is open to visitors to enjoy when the sun shines.
Owners Laura and Shane McKenzie offer an organic and tailored service for every individual guest.
Who stays there
Romantic couples, wealthy families and celebrities seeking a discreet home away from home.
There is free WiFi and free parking, which is a distinct city centre bonus.
- First-time travellers
- Mature travellers
- Stag / hen parties
- Escaping the crowds
- Special occasions
Pros & Cons
- Five-star service
- Expensive for a short stay