Glasgow Grosvenor Hilton

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Address: Great Western Road, , Glasgow, G12 0TA, Scotland

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.1

Four-star West End classic inspired by Glasgow’s fiery history and farming.

Survivor of a 1970s fire, the West End’s four-star Hilton is a reliable and comfortable listed building on the leafy, tree-lined Great Western Road. Retaining its original distinctive façade, its interior is home to open fires and a red carpeted terrace bar – more reminiscent of a small townhouse. As one of the West End’s premier hotels, and housing several function rooms including a Grand Ballroom, expect plenty of business functions and weekend weddings. Scottish cows and cattle which used to be milked outside for the Glasgow market, provide the bovine theme for the restaurant and bar – easily my favourite part.

Location
4.3
90%
Eating/drinking
4.3
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.2
90%
Value for money
4.3
90%
Bedrooms
4
90%
Public areas
3.7
90%

Location

Overlooking the verdant grasses and exotic greenhouse flora of the city’s Royal Botanic Gardens, the Grosvenor is on the junction of Byers and Great Western Roads, the busiest interchange in the West End. Hillhead subway station is a five-minute walk away and the Kelvingrove and Hunterian Museums and the University of Glasgow are on its doorstep.

Bedrooms

Whilst the refurbished rooms face onto the back of the building, the older doubles and suites look directly onto Glasgow’s greenest space. Secondary glazing keeps the traffic noise to a minimum and the blue and yellow interior décor is in keeping and evokes a warm Scottish summer’s day. The rooms have no A/C. Outside, the corridors are lined with black and white images of West End architecture and River Kelvin.

Public areas

A sociable terrace bar with floor-to-ceiling windows and a roaring fireplace in winter.

Eating and drinking

On street level, steak restaurant Bo’ Vine is designed like an Argentinian gaucho grill serving up 28-day hung beef creations. Above its 1960s leather booths, the walls are hung with Belted Galloways and Fresians painted by and manipulated by local artists and sculptors. Next door, I love the award-winning Bo’ Bar (Bo is Gaelic for cowshed), which offers cocktail-making master classes.

Leisure facilities

None. The West End is home to plenty of parks and museums though.

Service

Aimed at the corporate traveller it is curt and professional. A cheery concierge service is available for seasoned travellers and families.

Who stays there

Business travellers and wedding guests.

Price advice

There is a £5 per day car parking charge.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Education
  • Nightlife
  • People watching
  • Relaxation
  • Shopping

Pros & Cons

  • Great location
  • Award-winning cocktail bar
  • Steak restaurant
  • Parking costs extra
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