Blythswood Square Hotel
Five-star Blythswood Square is a contemporary Glasgow spa hotel occupying a whole Georgian terrace on a quiet and leafy downtown square. With its buzzing vibe, superb location and pampering spa, Blythswood Square represents excellent value for money.
At a Glance
Superb quiet location in the heart of Glasgow
Contemporary urban glamour on a period Georgian square
Unwind and be pampered in the excellent spa
Five-star service but great value for money
Lively bar and dining scene
To start planning your vacation to Blythswood Square Hotel
Commanding one entire side of a verdant Georgian square in one of Glasgow's most prestigious addresses, Blythswood Square Hotel is a member of The Town House Collection of luxury boutique hotels in Scotland. Following a major refurbishment, the hotel retains many original architectural features from the days when it was HQ of the Royal Scottish Automobile Club, while still managing to be simultaneously modern and glamorous. Avant-garde art on the walls and a very busy bar that is popular with Glasgow's movers and shakers are all part of its glamorous atmosphere.
The 100 en-suite rooms at Blythswood Square all offer a similarly rich, textural design, using Harris tweed for the purple curtains and pendant lampshades, and marble cladding in the bathrooms, but we'd strongly recommend staying in a deluxe room or one of the suites, as otherwise you may feel a little cramped. Facilities and technology in all rooms, though, are what you might expect from Glasgow's top hotel. For a special treat, consider staying in the magnificent Penthouse Suite Apartment, which comes with its own private lift, a bar and dining room, and a furnished rooftop terrace with panoramic views across the Glasgow rooftops.
Many guests will be staying just one night, either heading on to or back from the Scottish Highlands, but a stay at Blythswood Square is the perfect tonic. You can unwind in the excellent spa, enjoy delicious seasonally chosen and locally sourced food in the 100-seat restaurant, and sip inventive cocktails in the lively bars – either the lively Rally Bar, from where participants in the famous Monte Carlo rally would start out, or the spacious Salon champagne bar with its original fireplaces and columns, and boasting stunning views over Blythswood Square.
Named European City of Culture in 1990, Glasgow's arts and culture scene is vibrant, and there are constant musical and theatrical events on. If you are a fan of Glasgow's most revered architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, walking the Mackintosh trail is a wonderful way to enjoy his works. Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens are internationally acclaimed, and well worth a visit, while less than an hour away are the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, where you can enjoy some of Scotland’s most breathtaking scenery. And if you after a last-minute gift or a treat for yourself, the shops and restaurants of Buchanan Street are just a short stroll away from the Blythswood Square Hotel.
Blythswood Square has 93 luxurious rooms, six unique suites and an incredible Penthouse. Furnishings include four-poster beds, hand-crafted marble baths and showers, latest technology, Flat screen TVs and free WiFi. There are three types of room (standard, superior and deluxe), three suite options and of course the Penthouse, all with bespoke marble bathrooms, Egyptian cotton linen and 24-hour concierge service. Room types increase in size when ascending through the categories, Deluxe Rooms can even sleep up to four and so are perfect for families. Twin beds are available in most rooms.
These suites are spacious and include a lounge area, sumptuous fabrics including Harris Tweed and Segafredo Espresso machine.
|Executive Suite - Townhouse||
Located on the top floor of the hotel and measuring 65sqm, the Townhouse Executive Suite covers the West Regent Street side and has a separate lounge and dining room which can be converted to a second bedroom. The suite has its own furnished terrace which boasts views over the city. This suite also has a Segafredo Espresso Coffee machine.
|Executive Suite - Blythswood||
This suite (65sqm) overlooks Blythswood Square itself and is a spacious option with lounge and dining room. The bedroom is an incredible room partitioned by a huge entertainment unit with TV and sound system.
At the very top of the building, the Penthouse Suite Apartment is magnificent in its decor, space (106sqm) and facilities. Reached by its own lift the Penthouse has a furnished room terrace with breath-taking views over the city center, private bar and dining room and impressive marble bathroom.
Children can be accommodated and entertained with parents in the Deluxe Room.
At Blythswood Square the restaurant is a firm favorite in the dining scene of Glasgow, serving classic Scottish dishes with European twists. Located in what used to be the former RSAC ballroom, the restaurant is impressively furnished with ample room for all. The world acclaimed bar, The Salon, serves evening drinks including innovative cocktails and Afternoon Tea which can be had overlooking the gardens. The award-winning Spa at the hotel offers a sanctuary to relax and indulge in its nine treatment rooms, thermal suite, pools, lounge and cafe area.
Glasgow is a wonderful city to explore and as Blythswood is located right in the heart of the city exploring from the hotel is simple. With stunning buildings, great night life, beautiful scenery and excellent shopping the city is one of the best in the UK. Not far from the city there is more to see - ancient castles, distilleries, lochs and a picture-perfect coastline.
Location & Directions
Blythswood Square Hotel is located on Blythswood Square in central Glasgow, and is conveniently placed for train departures from Glasgow Queen Street.
When to go
It is very difficult to predict the weather in the United Kingdom - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but the UK does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.