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Blythswood Square
Ranked #13 of 93 Hotels in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 August 2011

We stayed for one night in may. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was lovely- we stayed in a standard room. It was very comfortable. Nicely decorated and great bathroom.

Definitely make the most of the spa facilities. The breakfast was also very good. Great central location. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed: May 2011
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Reviewed 22 August 2011

Elegant and stylish, Blythswood is a beautiful hotel. Well equipped and spacious rooms, excellent service from friendly and very knowledgeable staff and the best cocktails we've tasted! We were in Glasgow for a concert but would now make a special trip just to stay in this hotel again.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

My husband and I stayed here for two nights in July, the night of our wedding and the following night. The room was beautiful, as were the lobby etc. Service was very good too. I would certainly recommend it!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2011

My friend and I stayed here for two nights at the end of our trip to Scotland. From the moment we arrived, the service was impeccable. From the check-in desk to the waitresses in the restaurant, everyone was attentive to the needs of the guests. The concierge, Andrew, was very helpful and eager to please. We had tea in the Salon one afternoon and it was fabulous. The waitress asked about our dietary restrictions and food preferences and had the kitchen make us a tray tailored to our needs. The full Scottish breakfast each morning was impressive and well worth it. It offered a wide array of cold selections and hot selections made to order. The rooms were very nice, including surround sound systems, marble bathrooms, and hardwood floors. On a side note, even though the bathroom was absolutely beautiful, the shower wasn't very practical. Guests could benefit from a small shelf to put toiletries on, and the glass door, if you didn't shut it right, would allow water to seep onto the floor while you showered. The desk was also quick to offer alternatives in unfortunate situations. The morning we were to check out, a pipe burst in one of the junior suites, leaving quite a few rooms, including ours, without hot water. Due to this, we were offered complementary showers in the spa - which was more than adequate. I have to say that overall, I was very impressed and I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: If you ask for a room with two twin beds, you will more than likely end up with a room on the first...
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 August 2011

This hotel provides very attentive service as well as a very comfortable place to stay while visiting Glasgow. The rooms and beds are extremely comfortable, beautiful marble bathrooms, kettle in the room, luxurious sheets, robes and slippers. The tea salon upstairs serves a tea not to be missed, and there is a spa for weary travelers. Andrew the concierge was most helpful during our stay with restaurant, ticket and travel recommendations.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

Stayed here for my husbands birthday and also our anniversary,what a treat! Grand surroundings , opulent decor , the red plush booths in the lobby and the red tassels of the lampshades a nod to the squares historical association with the red light district perhaps Very tongue in cheek however as this hotel has five star style and comfort written all over.From the sparkling chandelier which cascades down through the levels of the staircase in the lobby to the dark mystery of the underground spa,this is a hotel in a different class. The day began with a visit to the spa - a cavern with a maze of wonderful entrancing areas for your relaxation. A rhassoul mud treatment left us with wonderfully soft skin and we then relaxed in the sauna , enormous circular whirlpool , crystal steam room , hot beds and plunge pool .However this is no average spa but a state of the art haven of dark sparkling tile and mood lighting guaranteed to refresh and re-energise. We stayed in the wee classic room which was plush but cosy and comfortable , a tad too warm but reception quickly attended to this. Dinner was faultless , fresh scallops and a very generous prawn cocktail left us unable to finish the main course of cote du boeuf ,we requested a doggy bag for our labrador at home .The waitress was a delight and presented the leftovers in cake box with a handwritten note to the dog! She also served us with Champagne as it was a celebration.

Room Tip: For couples , the wee classic rooms are plush , cost and comfy
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

Stayed in this hotel for two nights as a special family break after a difficult summer. I have to say that at the end of the day the supposedly five star hotel was a disappointment and our break was not very special at all. I've had a better night's sleep in a Travel Lodge.
By telephone I clearly booked a family room for two adults and our 14 y/o daughter. That makes three of us last time I looked. When we arrived, the room was made up for two people: towels for two; bathrobes for two;no bedding for the sofa bed. We contacted reception and asked for a third set of towels and another bathrobe. We got the towels eventually but it took until next day and three further attempts to get another bathrobe.
On arrival, we booked for dinner for three in the hotel dining room. When we got to the dining room, they clearly were expecting only two. We were asked to wait until they put another setting on the table. It seems to me that a real 5 star hotel would pay attention to this sort of detail and get it right first time. None of this is difficult. Its bread and butter stuff in fact. Not in the Blythswood it isn't. And just as an aside, I now wonder just how child friendly this hotel is?
Our room, which was of a decent size and with a fabulous bathroom, overlooked Blythswood Square. In the evening and indeed all through the night there was significant traffic noise. This supposed five star hotel's glazing is clearly not up to the job. We had a very disturbed and disrupted first night and none of us slept much at all. Of course a city centre hotel is going to have this problem with city traffic noise and arguably any city hotel can't do much about this.. However I'd have thought a five star hotel would have wanted to minimise such disruption with decent double glazing and soundproofing.
But dear readers, the best was yet to come. Our second night was a Thursday night-the start of the weekend in the city. With that came the boy-racer joy riders who careered round the square from about 9.00pm until the early hours of the morning in their souped up vauxhall corsas. Their party piece was to make their cars with their moronically large exhausts backfire. For all the world it sounded like gunshots. This went on for hours. I watched the same cars racing endlessly round the square. The only surprising thing was that there was not an accident. I witnessed a couple of near misses. So, night two was even more disturbed than night one and again not much sleep was had. I did mention this at reception in the morning and got the tired old cliched response-'I'll pass on your concerns'. Yes, into the metaphorical waste bin I'm sure. The receptionist also claimed that they had contacted the police three times and each time had been told by the police that they were 'on it' . Have yet to see any sign of a policeman being on the case and given that Pitt Street police station is only a couple of hundred yards away this is pretty scary. So, someone's telling porky pies!! Clearly the proximity of the police station is not a deterrent to the mindless boy racers.
Interestingly I spoke to another couple of guests who because of the boy racer noise problem had actually asked for a change of room during the night. These guests were on a freebie at the hotel anyway having complained vociferously about the noise problem on their previous visit!! Does this sound like a five star hotel to you? This is clearly an ongoing problem for what presumably is meant to be a flagship hotel for Glasgow. You'd have thought that someone in authority would at least want to deal with the boy racer problem.
Went for breakfast on the second morning and couldn't get served. There were only two other guests in the dining room at the time. I ended up having to go ask a poor shelpit wee lassie (a waitress) who'd been standing staring balefully around the room for about 15 minutes if she would please take our breakfast order. You couldn't make it up.
Sorry guys, this just isn't five star service. It does seem to me that this hotel has its head a bit too far up its own bottom. I won't be back.
Finally, a quick word about the spa. Now this is deserving of the five star claim. Fabulous place with wonderful facilities and staff that seem to want to provide a top notch service (unlike those in the hotel). We all booked a treatment and the young woman who appeared to be in charge gave us a deal. She has her head screwed on alright as the prices are pretty eye-watering. We all enjoyed our treatments. Everything was done professionally, on time and with delightful courtesy. I had a robust neck back and shoulders massage. The best I've ever had anywhere. The spa has a right to feel slightly aggrieved at having to shore up the rest of this establishment.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Address: 11 Blythswood Square, Glasgow G2 4AD, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow > City Centre
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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: £121 - £311 (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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