Fodor's Expert Review Kimpton Blythswood Square

11 Blythswood Sq., Glasgow, Glasgow City, G2 4AD, Scotland Fodor's Choice

History and luxury come together at this smart conversion of the former headquarters of the Royal Automobile Club of Scotland, which occupies a classical building on peaceful Blythswood Square. The entrance is impressive, with marble floors and huge chandeliers. Room design is elegant and understated; the Spanish marble bathrooms make a dramatic contrast to the calming grays, whites, and deep reds of the furnishings. A basement spa offers serious pampering with its steam rooms, pools, sauna, and mud chamber. The ground-floor restaurant is modern and spacious while the upstairs bar and lounge serves afternoon tea from noon to 5.

PROS

  • airy and luxurious
  • glorious bathrooms
  • lovely common areas that retain the original gold-topped columns
  • lovely common areas with the original gold-topped columns
  • great spa, restaurant, and bar

CONS

  • room lighting may be too dim for some
  • some street noise
  • the square itself is in need of some care and attention

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
Design
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0141-248–8888

HOTEL DETAILS

113 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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