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“Understated elegance with service to match” 5 of 5 stars
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15 Glasgow
15 Woodside Place, Glasgow G3 7QL, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 39 Glasgow B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Scotland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Understated elegance with service to match”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Stayed at 15 Glasgow recently for two nights with my wife on a short business/leisure trip and we are absolutely delighted to have found this bed & breakfast. Initially we were going to stay at one of the 5* city centre hotels but at twice the price as this B&B and concerns over the delays in service with breakfast we decided to look elsewhere and we are so glad we did.

Although located in the heart of Glasgow (just off junction 15 of the M8), you really wouldn't know it; quiet, discreet, elegant, unassuming and beautifully decorated - ideal for walking into the city for shopping or dining, shows, 20 minutes from the airport plus lots more besides, it really is a fabulous location. Laura is a delightful host and with just 5 bedrooms, personal but unobtrusive attention is guaranteed. Customer service is at the very heart of Laura's ethos in running her business and this is something we really value and appreciate.

We loved our room (The Drawing Room) with all it's original features, as well as the views overlooking the front street towards the towers and communal neighbourhood garden. We felt as though we had woken up in a palace, the room was so big. Plenty of sofa seating, flat screen TV, digital radio, excellent wi-fi signal a with spacious and powerful monsoon shower which meant that all our needs were met.

We enjoyed eating our breakfast at the little window table in our room - brought up for us by the delightful and cheery Megan who is enough to brighten anyone's day. We will definitely be back next time we are visiting Glasgow as there are four more rooms for us to try.

We are also in the hospitality industry and have no hesitation in recommending 15 Glasgow, Laura and her team. We know how hard they work and really appreciated the time and effort made to make sure our stay at 15 Glasgow was comfortable and relaxing.

Room Tip: We stayed in The Drawing Room which was delightful and has a front facing view; we hope to go back a...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We had been planning our wedding for some time and it was now time to get our hotel sorted. We initially looked a very well known Glasgow hotel, twas indeed lovely, but the prices were absolutely crazy. They were charging almost £500 for a family room, per night!!! I don’t mind spending money, especially on my wedding, but I do object to being ripped off and this was a rip off. Anyway, I digress; this is not a review of that hotel.
So, I turned to Trip Advisor and there listed as the top B&B was 15 Glasgow. I hadn’t considered the B&B category before but as I will explain in this review, 15 Glasgow is technically a B&B, but also a world class hotel run by one of the best in the hospitality industry in Scotland and the UK.

Laura is the chatelaine of 15 Glasgow and showed us around on our first visit to see if it would be suitable to house visiting mums and dads and brothers and sisters.
We…fell…head…over…heels…in…love with the place as soon as we stepped inside. Grand Georgian columns, mosaic floors, high ceilings, stained glass windows…this was an amazing find. Palatial is the word I would use to describe it.
Laura was very friendly and welcoming and answered all our questions and we had made up our minds there and then that we wanted to stay here.

15, despite its large and grand interior, has just 5 bedrooms, but these are not your average hotel bedrooms. We chose the “Drawing room” for my bride to stay in the night before her wedding, a few days before and after also. This was the biggest hotel room I’ve ever stayed in. A huge room, probably bigger than our entire house! We would put our sisters family of four in the “Tower” suite, another huge room. And the other three rooms could house our bridesmaids and mums and dads.

Each room is so tastefully decorated. Wall colours, carpets, floors, bed linen all compliment each other perfectly. All the rooms seem to have brand new bathrooms, all brand new fixtures and fittings, very generously sized bathrooms, some with monsoon showers, some with stand alone baths. Laura and her husband really have a great eye and are experts in design and decoration. But in addition to that…they are the perfect hosts. Nothing was too much trouble. I had a party of 14 people arriving and wanted to feed and water them before we headed off to the wedding rehearsal. No problem. Laura could accommodate us and could provide afternoon tea for us all. I love afternoon tea. So civilised. But it’s easy to get it wrong. The wrong scones, cheap ones from Tesco could ruin it. Sometimes there’s not much cake in the selection and you need a bit of cake don’t you? I needn’t have worried and I didn’t. I left it all to Laura and she exceeded my expectations. She actually baked everything herself! No shop bought scones or pastries. The whole family got their aprons on and baked a spread that not only was delicious, but proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that these guys are in a class of their own. (If you “Like” the 15 Glasgow Facebook page, you can see photos of their baking).

Our entire wedding party, all from Ireland, were so impressed by their 15 experience. From the breakfasts, to the bedrooms, to the interiors, to the location, to the peace and quiet. When I book a hotel, a very important thing for me, possibly the most important, is the noise level. I want peace and quiet. I don’t want any thudding music, I don’t want doors banging, and I don’t want street noise. 15 Glasgow is a peaceful paradise in a world where peace and quiet are increasingly hard to find.

The day of the wedding came and half our guests (about 30 people who had flown in for the occasion) were going to meet at 15 to board a coach to take them to the church. Rather than just getting straight on the coach, I wanted to show off this fantastic place and thought that a champagne reception would have been lovely. I put the idea to Laura and on the day, we had the beautiful champagne reception in the large main room. Everyone was looked after very well with Laura and her staff pouring the champers and keeping everyone topped up and happy. She made sure that everyone got on the bus safely and readied the place for the bride to leave afterwards.
These guys will go well beyond the service you usually receive anywhere else. If there is something you want, just ask them! We hired all five rooms and they not only looked after us as hotel guests, but baked an afternoon tea and looked after 30+ guests at a champagne reception as well. If it’s breakfast in bed you want or maybe you want 20 people to have breakfast together at the same table, no problem. Laura of course, looked after my bride brilliantly too, from bringing up a tray of chilled champagne and glasses to her room on her wedding morning to helping carry her train as she ran to the limousine in the pouring Glasgow summer rain.

Laura and 15 were the only one of all our wedding suppliers who I didn’t have to worry about.

15 Glasgow is THE hotel to stay at in Glasgow.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Stayed here for 2 days in August and must say it was lovely. The room we stayed in was the Lister and it was huge, very clean and comfortable and breakfast was great.Laura was very nice and made us feel very welcome.It also has free parking which is great!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Aside from the very, very nice rooms, the beautiful way the building is kept, and the charming host and hostess, there are other advantages to 15 Glasgow which should be mentioned more often. First, it is very well located, easy walking distance to the Hunterian and Kelvingrove Museums and to the hot restaurants and shops on Byers Street and on Argyle. The McGill's No. 7 bus on Sauchiehall is just down the hill and gives easy access to the CBD and Buchanan Street if that is your desire. Laura is very good on what to see and do, if you need assistance. This is a superb B&B.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Recent 2 night stay with family of 5 (3 big teenagers) was truly wonderful. Not only are the rooms big, modern with terrific bathrooms, the owners are wonderfully friendly and helpful and the location is surprisingly good as you can walk to town and to Kelvingrove museum easily.
Very nice breakfast too.
This is the perfect place to stay in Glasgow as it avoids the big hotel feel or the dingy B&Bs on offer.
Wouldn't stay anywhere else in Glasgow from now on.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Spent 4 nights as a start to a UK tour. We stayed in the tower room which was huge and had a great soaking tub in the bath. Innkeeper Laura was friendly and helpful with directions and maps. The staff was always cheerful and obviously enjoyed what they do. Breakfast was per-ordered the night before and offered a nice choice ranging between Full English and just cereal and toast. Great location with walking distance of restaurants and attractions in the west end. A short walk to the train terminal gets you everywhere.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We were very sad to stay in this great B&B for only a night. I travel quite often and every hotel I stayed try to create a "home feeling", well this one truly does. Don't expect a lobby or a bar area, expect a spacious room with a high ceiling, great breakfast and lovely owners who truly deals with every detail during your stay. It is located in a very quite street in a nice neighborhood which is 5 minutes walk to the School of Arts and 10 minutes walk to the city center. Our room was looking at the front facade to a garden which was great. On top of it its very very stylish...

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 15 Woodside Place, Glasgow G3 7QL, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #2 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Glasgow
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Number of rooms: 5
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