A twenty-minute drive south of the city centre or a 10-minute train ride from Central Station, 10 Queen’s Drive offers a true escape from the crowds. While the major sights are a train or car ride away, the south side of the city has many distinct advantages: Bellahouston and Pollok Parks are closer for lazy afternoon strolls and the world-famous Burrell Collection and House for an Art Lover are much closer to hand for culture vultures.
The individually styled bedrooms strike a fine balance between modern boutique luxury and tradition. Since the refurbishment, the rooms have been graced with mood lighting, 24-hour internet access, luxury toiletries, hospitality trays and comfy beds. The rooms also have lovely views across to Queen’s Park or across the hotel’s own garden. Doubles benefit from super-king size beds and large windows, complete with corner baths and tropical rain showers. If I had the budget I’d regularly book into one of the Townhouse Suites for a night or two.
The hotel has a small reception but the main attractions lie past the front door. Outside, the hotel's private garden overlooks the famous Queen's Park. Designed by Sir John Paxton and dedicated to Mary Queen of Scots, the grounds within the park are the location of the infamous Battle of Langside, notably the most momentous battle to take place within the Glasgow area.
Eating and drinking
Locally sourced ingredients and contemporary Scottish cuisine are the main selling points of the restaurant and conservatory bar. Signature dishes include pan fried seabass, sirloin steaks and pan-seared fishcakes. A number of offers are available during the week including buy one get one free and 20 per cent off your food bill.
Bespoke and tailored to families, business executives or wedding parties. Staff are reliable and keen to impress.
Who stays there
A real mixture: wedding parties, football fans, families and couples wanting something slightly different to what's on offer elsewhere in the city centre.
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Culture vultures
- Families with teenagers
- Mature travellers
- Sporty types
- Escaping the crowds
- Special occasions
Pros & Cons
- Close to Hampden football stadium
- A home away from home
- Train ride to city centre attractions