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Glasgow: Where to stay

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Cathedral House Hotel, Glasgow

A 19th-Century Scottish baronial-style hotel, complete with turrets, eight beautifully furnished rooms and a splendid restaurant, whisky bar and beer garden, the Cathedral House Hotel offers a unique stay in a building that looks like it’s straight out of a fairytale. Nestled within a historic quarter of the city, the hotel offers excellent views of Glasgow Cathedral and the Necropolis.

Price: ££

Where: Cathedral House Hotel, 28-32 Cathedral Square, Glasgow, G4 0XA 

Tel: 0141 552 3519


Euro Hostel, Glasgow

For a cheap and cheerful stay right in the heart of the city centre, Euro Hostel has a range of rooms, from doubles and twins to family size, at rock-bottom prices. Just a few minutes walk from major train stations, it’s about as central as you can get. And price is definitely no reflection on quality. Modern decor, crisp clean sheets and a contemporary bar come as standard.

Price: £

Where: Euro Hostel, 318 Clyde Street, Glasgow, G1 4NR

Tel: 08455 399 956


Parklands Country Club, Newton Mearns

A beautiful base on the outskirts of the city with a great view… few could resist the pull of Parklands Country Club. Luxury and attention to detail are the norm here – as is helping guests to get the most relaxation from their stay. Rooms boast plush interiors, power-showers and deep baths, as well as robes and slippers. Parklands also has a modern gym, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. And guests can relax in the hotel’s spa. But if you fancy venturing further afield, there’s plenty within easy reach, like Pollok House and the Burrell Collection.

Price: ££

Where: Parklands Country Club, Ayr Road, Newton Mearns, G77 6DT

Tel: 0141 639 9222


Dakota, Motherwell

If you’re looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, the Dakota Eurocentral could prove the perfect getaway. As the old adage goes “there’s no place like home…” but this hotel is certainly working on it. It’s sleek and effortlessly stylish with crisp cotton sheets, posh toiletries, fluffy towels and power-showers. Sounds like heaven!

Price: ££

Where: Dakota Eurocentral, 1-3 Parklands Avenue, Motherwell, ML1 4WQ

Tel: 01698 835 444

Blythswood Square Hotel
Blythswood Square Hotel

Blythswood Square Hotel, Glasgow

Located in Glasgow’s vibrant city centre, Blythswood Square Hotel’s classic architecture and modern touches welcome travellers to enjoy a world-class city and a hotel with ample amenities. Relax in The Salon bar, rated one of the best in the world, with a cocktail or afternoon tea, or recharge with an exclusive treatment at the award-winning spa – a true oasis in one of Britain’s most engaging cities. The hotel also has its own small cinema and 100-square-foot luxury spa facilities for unwinding, as well as a fully-equipped gym. You’ll be treated like royalty at the Blythswood – and why not? As a guest at one of Glasgow’s most prestigious hotels, you deserve nothing less.

Price: £££

Where: Blythswood Square Hotel, 11 Blythswood Square, Glasgow, G2 4AD

Tel: 0141 248 8888


CitizenM, Glasgow

CitizenM,  If modern, stylish and chic is what you’re looking for then this trendy city centre hotel fits the bill. It’s adjacent to the Theatre Royal, across the road from the Pavilion and just along from the Royal Concert Hall as well as the giant Cineworld complex. So if you’re seeking entertainment with a bed at the end of it then it’s a handy option. Buchanan Bus Station is two minutes away and the railway stations five. It’s also just a block from Sauchiehall Street and along from Buchanan Galleries shopping centre. The open areas are 
eye-catchingly bright and fresh. King-sized beds, wall-to-wall windows, blackout blinds, ambient mood lighting and free movies and wi-fi are included. This is affordable luxury.

Price: ££

Where: 60 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3BW

Tel: 020 3519 1111


z hotel glasgow    Stay in the heart of the city at a budget price. Step outside and you’re immersed in Glasgow, just steps from historic George Square with its grand City Chambers and statues of the great and good. You could be shopping on the Style Mile within two minutes. A simple, stylish sleeping quarters with all the mod cons you could ask for, but without the expensive designer price tag.

Price: £

Where: Z Hotel, 36 North Frederick Street, Glasgow, G1 2BS

Tel: 0203 551 3700

The National Piping Centre and The Pipers' Tryst Hotel in McPhater Street off Cowcaddens Road Glasgow Scotland

Pipers’ Tryst, Glasgow

Unless you know Glasgow intimately, you’d never suspect there is such a wealth of beauty just a stone’s throw from Sauchiehall Street. This little hotel has been transformed from its days as a derelict church and would be the perfect place to stay for an out-of-the-way city break. It’s just across the road from one of the city’s greatest recent triumphs, the revamped Theatre Royal. The B-listed building is next door to the National Piping Centre and has a lovely wee restaurant that serves up dishes with a real Scottish flavour. Recently awarded four stars, there are only eight rooms, but all have a homely feel. Rainfall showers are just 
one special touch, as are the complimentary drams from such 
a Scots-feeling hotel.

Price: ££

Where: Pipers’ Tryst, McPhater Street, Glasgow, G4 OHW

Tel: 0141 353 0220


Crossbasket Castle, High Blantyre

A stunning 17th Century castle transformed into one of Scotland’s most luxurious hotel and event venues. The perfect luxury retreat, steeped in history, for guests looking for peace and tranquility.

Price: £££

WhereCrossbasket Castle, Stoneymeadow Road, High Blantyre, G72 9UE

Tel: 01698 829 461


Popinjay Hotel, Carluke

Just a short stroll from the banks of the River Clyde, this charming Tudor house is a hidden gem just waiting to be discovered. The Popinjay not only boasts a spa but stunning surroundings, making it the perfect place to kick back and relax. If you fancy a more active stopover, there’s walking, cycling and plenty of surrounding culture with heritage sites nearby.

Price: ££

Where: Popinjay Hotel, Rosebank, Clyde Valley, ML8 5QB

Tel: 01555 860 441


Hotel Du Vin, Glasgow

One for visitors looking to experience the finer things in life, this iconic hotel offers a little something special. With a signature bistro, an intriguing cigar shack and a 
well-stocked whisky bar, Hotel Du Vin has it all – and that’s before you’ve seen the exquisite rooms. Easy to see why it’s a favourite with celebrities stopping over in the city!

Price: £££

Where: Hotel Du Vin, One Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UX

Tel:  0141 378 0385