In the Lap of Luxury! Best Luxury Hotels in Glasgow
There are hundreds of Glasgow hotels, but only a handful that can be described as truly luxurious. Glasgow’s best luxury hotels offer a five star service and are the best of Glasgow tourism. Whether your focus is on exquisite décor, gourmet dining or world-class spa facilities, one of these luxury Glasgow hotels will be right up your street.
Blythswood Square Hotel
In the heart of the city centre sits the 5-star Blythswood Square Hotel. Located in the opulent and historic former RAF club, Glasgow’s Blythswood hotel is a one-stop shop for all your luxury break needs. The hotel is situated right next to the popular shopping street Sauchiehall Street and just a short stroll away from the Buchanan Galleries shopping centre. Its décor is smart and elegant, using a lot of Harris Tweed fabrics to highlight it’s Scottish location. The restaurant is a popular and stylish lunch, dinner and cocktail spot - with its modern British cuisine attracting locals and hotel guests alike. The jewel in the hotel’s crown, however, is the spa - their unique thermal experience takes guests on a relaxing journey through a series of hot saunas and ice rooms.
Blythswood Square Hotel, 11 Blythswood Square, Glasgow, G2 4AD
Malmaison's Glasgow Hotel
At the opposite side of Blythswood Square, on West George Street, is popular luxury hotel chain Malmaison's Glasgow hotel. Also 5-star, this hotel has a quirky décor, beginning with the Greek temple exterior, complete with pillars and engravings. Inside, the place is dark and mysterious. There is an air of exclusivity, and its basement MALbar is the perfect place for an intimate drink (or five). Malmaison Glasgow is all about indulgence, so find your hedonistic self and have a good time.
Malmaison's Glasgow Hotel, 278 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 4LL
Lying in the countryside just ten minutes from Glasgow International Airport is one of the leading small luxury hotels of the world family, Mar Hall. This five star former home of the Earl of Mar is a stunning gothic style building that lies in its own extensive grounds, which includes a golf course and spa. Mar Hall is the favourite luxury hotel in Glasgow with the city’s visiting celebrities such as Beyonce, and is a top choice wedding venue for many Glasgow brides. Mar Hall is very much a traditional hotel and its main hallway plays host daily for afternoon tea - a must for all visitors.
Mar Hall, Earl of Mar Estate, Mar Hall Drive, Bishopton, PA7 5NW
Hotel du Vin
Lastly, Hotel du Vin is an elegant Victorian terrace building in Glasgow’s leafy west end, just around the corner from this area’s main shopping and dining location - Byres Road. This five star boutique hotel has been home to the likes of Kylie and George Clooney when they were working in Glasgow, possibly due to its beautiful lavish rooms and fine dining. Hotel du Vin Glasgow’s stunning stained glass windows are a sight to behold and the cigar shack and whiskey room make visiting here a unique experience.
Hotel du Vin, 1 Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UX
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Laura Pearson-Smith is from Glasgow's Southside. She is a lover of luxury, yummy food and all things pretty. She founded, and is editor of luxury travel online magazine Stylecation, and blogs at her own lifestyle blog A Life With Frills. She has written countless fashion, beauty and travel articles for various publications including The Huffington Post. If you want to know the best Chinese restaurant in Glasgow, where to get a vintage Chanel handbag or the city's best facial, she's your girl.