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Blythswood Square
Ranked #12 of 93 Hotels in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 9, 2012

Attended a family celebration dinner recently in this luxuriously refurbished hotel. It looks fabulous with clever nods to the infamous nature of the location's history as well as plenty of vintage automobile images scatterd about. We started with drinks in the upstairs bar and the staff couldn't have been more helpful in arranging a table big enough for the whole party. We ate in the restaurant and chose from the festive menu, which featured interesting touches such as lettuce ice cream. I had the seam bream as a main course, which was tasty, with a lovely crispy skin. The portion sizes were,perhaps, slightly on the small side, although after cheese instead of dessert, I was sated. The service was friendly and efficient and all in all it was a very pleasant experience, I would certainly eat there again.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

We stayed at the Blythswood Square for three nights and have only positive things to say. The hotel is situated in an old beautiful building and is smartly furnished with a tasteful mixture between old and new. The staff in the reception were courteous and helpful and there always seemed to be enough behind the desk to help all guests at once. Our room was on the second floor and was really pleasant, with a huge bathroom (and a great shower!), a very comfortable bed and a separate space for the luggage. The only thing that could be said against the room was that the view was rather dull, but this did not bother us. The spa is available for hotel guests for free every day between 6am-9am and 6pm-9pm and was well worth a visit! It was very fresh and had all the different functions that should be expected from a good spa. Also, the hotel bar deserves mentioning. Even though it was a very popular bar, the staff always managed to find us seating, and the cocktails were just excellent!

The hotel is located in a fashionable but quiet part of Glasgow, surrounded by low sandstone buildings, seemingly mainly office buildings, but the city centre with shopping and restaurants was only a 5 minute walk away. Passing a few other hotels during our visit, we felt lucky we were staying at the Blythswood square, and would definitely recommend it to anybody travelling to Glasgow.

Room Tip: If you care about the view, perhaps ask for a room with a view in advance. We lived in room 206 and...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Hats off to The Blythswood square, everything you could want in a hotel and more. The rooms were excellently appointed and everything was top notch. The breakfast was also excellent ( liked the touch where they provided a bottle of Vodka and all the necessary goodies to make a Bloody Mary on the breakfast buffet). The staff were extremely pleasant and welcoming and couldn't do enough to help. Would defo return for sure

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

We had cocktails in the hotel and they were sublime! Bar staff were helpful, polite and well- informed about their drinks.

The last time I was in the building was for a wedding reception some 15 or so years ago and prior to that various stuffy lunches with ancient rellies. Its lovely to see the transformation from The Royal Scottish Automobile Club to elegant hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

Our daughter had her wedding there. Staff were excellent, nothing too much bother for them. The rooms were excellent. Will return/ Food excellent. She even managed to get her photos taken with The View.

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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Located at the pinnacle of historic Blythswood Square, and a short stroll to the wonderful bistros and boutiques of the city, the Blythswood Square Hotel was reimagined in 2009 from a building originally built in 1823 and since the early 1900's, the home of the Royal Scottish Automobile Club. The lobby and adjoining resturant area is an elegant design in keeping with the character of the building, with wood paneling, marble floors and beautiul Art Deco antique fixtures containing rose colored globes that cast an intoxicating glow throughout. The rooms were a stylish surprise with muted colors, color coordinated marble bathrooms, the latest technology and probably the best beds in the UK. The spa facilities were very luxurious and well thought out, with a large steam area and pool. Included in the price of the room, a major league Scottish breakfast was served, as well as an array of other more calorie friendly offerings. In the evenings, the upstairs bar buzzed with Glasgow regulars and tourists in a layout of couches and tables that encouraged conversation. The staff was always helpful and very professional. I was in residence for 3 days and would highly recommend the Blythsworth Hotel for your next visit to Glasgow.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

spa great, treatments good, bar great with experienced staff who were knowledgeable. reception staff great, room lovely, restaurant staff lacked experience though and this creates the wrong impression of this 5 star hotel - concerns aired with manager though who tried to rectify the situation - overall lovely experience and would stay and do the spa again.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Blythswood Square

Address: 11 Blythswood Square, Glasgow G2 4AD, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow > City Centre
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Glasgow
#5 Romantic Hotel in Glasgow
#6 Luxury Hotel in Glasgow
#6 Business Hotel in Glasgow
#8 Family Hotel in Glasgow
Price Range: $160 - $431 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Blythswood Square 5*
Number of rooms: 101
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blythswood Square is more than a hotel and is an exciting addition to Glasgow's city centre. Not only does it have 100 stunning guest rooms but it also houses an amazing spa, restaurant, salon bar and private event areas, a true 5 star proposition. ... more   less 
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