An impressive stone castle set on a large estate just outside Glasgow, Crossbasket Castle has just nine boutique rooms. Its stately interior is appropriately grand with high ceilings, enormous fireplaces, crystal chandeliers and an air of refined elegance in the ornate rooms.
This conveniently-located boutique property set in a Georgian townhouse has an unusual and artful style to its central space, with tiled walls, a granite staircase winding around a water wall, and a vintage, gated elevator rising up through the middle. The corridors are equally retro in style, with white tiles covering the lower half of the walls and gold-embossed, lion-print wallpaper above.
Brasserie aBode has wooden floors, white tiled walls and a good menu including several classic dishes, while Pie & Brew is the hotel’s pub venue, with a focus on craft beers and homemade pies.
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Each of the 59 rooms here is bright and stylish with bold feature wallpaper behind the bed and tartan cushions and throws. Muted natural tones of moss, gorse and purple heather contrast with soft greys and warm woods in the Comfortable, Desirable, Enviable and Fabulous rooms. Enviable rooms and above have high ceilings, a Nespresso machine and a sofa bed, while Fabulous rooms have wood panels, a fireplace and large bathrooms with free-standing roll-top baths and a monsoon shower. All rooms offer free Wi-Fi and are fitted with air conditioning and secondary glazing to reduce street noise.
ABode is situated on Bath Street, northwest of Glasgow Central Station around a ten-minute walk from the Gallery of Modern Art. The immediate street outside the entrance isn’t too inspiring but a main shopping street is just around the corner. It takes around 20 minutes to drive to the airport, depending on traffic.
Food and drink
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in Brasserie aBode, a bright and cheerful space with wooden floors, comfortable leather booths and tiled walls. The menu is limited but offers a choice of popular classic dishes. Beneath the hotel, Pie & Brew, is an informal pub venue which serves a range of hand-made pies and craft beers and offers regular live music and DJ sets in the evening.
We love the hotel’s unusual design and convenient location. The central stairs, gilded vintage lift, and the quirky rooms all have great individual style
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Low lighting and sophisticated, minimalist decor enhances the refined atmosphere of Dakota Deluxe, whose elegant guest rooms are furnished with top-notch amenities. With a convenient central location, it makes a comfortable Glasgow base.
Set in a row of grand Georgian townhouses overlooking a leafy park, the Principal Blythswood Square Hotel offers contemporary style and period grandeur in a quieter area of Glasgow that is just minutes’ walk from the central shops and museums.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Discover musical Glasgow on this two-hour walking tour. It explores the city’s legendary musical heritage, throws light on the bands, venues and artistic collaborations that were pivotal to its success, and looks at the current state of the city’s music scene.
Discover Glasgow’s thriving creative scene on this half-day walking tour of the city’s street-art sites. With numerous murals created by a variety of international artists, the works offer social commentary as well as an insight into the city’s history and development.