Planning a visit to Glasgow? You’ve made a good choice as Glasgow is where centuries of rich history meet a buzzing, modern metropolis, and there are plenty of great hotels.
Whether you’re a leisure visitor or here on business, Glasgow is certainly one of Europe’s most exciting cities to visit and has everything to make your stay a memorable one.
The city is famed for the quality and diversity of its shopping and its’ burgeoning restaurant scene, with Glasgow regularly confirmed as the best place to shop in the UK outside London’s West End.
It has an enviable portfolio of internationally-acclaimed museums, galleries, theatres and shopping areas, reinforcing the city’s position as Scotland’s creative, cultural and sporting capital and one of Europe’s most vibrant, dynamic and stylish cities.
We all know that a place to freshen up, relax or rest your head after a long day of city wandering is absolutely essential on any break. And your budget will determine your hotel choices, with top-end luxury on offer as well as fairly-priced options.
Before searching for a hotel, make a quick list of the things that you need to have a good night’s stay. Is it a free breakfast? Is there parking? Do you feel happier in a boutique property or a grand hotel offering the epitome of luxury?
Do you like old-fashioned décor or over-the-top interior design? And are you looking for a relaxing treatment or a state-of the-art gym.
Glasgow has hundreds of places to stay and across the city, well-known hotel brands like Hilton and Premier Inn sit alongside independent hotels including The Principal Blythe Square and Crossbasket Castle.
The Principle Blythe Square
The Principal is located in Blythe Square, which has been a prestigious location since the early 19thcentury. With an AA five-star accreditation, this hotel exudes luxury, particularly since its recent refurbishment. Enjoy the hotel’s luxury spa facilities before retiring to your plush room, complete with mini-bar and a marble bathroom.
The newly refurbished Crossbasket Castle is a luxury hotel set in beautiful 17thcentury surrounds. The four-story bridal tower takes the venue’s history back even further, dating back to the 16thcentury when it was part of the preceding Mains Castle. Whether you visit the fine dining restaurant for lunch, overseen by Albert Roux and his son Michael Roux Jr, or indulge in an overnight stay, you’ll be bowled over by the charm and atmosphere of this wonderful venue.
As well as hotels, there is also a great range of hostels, welcoming B&Bs and cosy guesthouses.
And the choice of self-catering is fantastic too, with everything from stunning townhouse properties and gorgeous cottages to converted warehouses and even a hilltop cabin.
Burnhead Bothies is located in Lanarkshire, just a half hour drive from Glasgow. The cosy cabin style accommodation on offer at each ‘bothy’ is the perfect contrast to the rugged landscape surrounds. Enjoy a hike in the nearby Loch Lomond National Park before heading back to your personal cabin where you can relax by the wood-burner and take in views of the city lights of Glasgow.
Whether you stay right in the very heart of the city or outside of the centre, there are lots of accommodation options to choose from. There’s a great choice of facilities too, from WiFi and on-site parking to swimming pools and pet-friendly accommodation.
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