Boutique and chic hotels for the perfect romantic weekend in Glasgow

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If the time has come for a romantic break in Scotland, you and your partner will fall head over heels for Scotland’s biggest city, Glasgow. Handsome buildings, fascinating tales of an industrial past, a world-famous music scene and a fabulous foodie offering are all part and parcel of Glasgow’s buzzing vibe. With a vast range of hotel offerings from luxury spas to boutique stays, it’s time to discover why Glasgow and romance go hand in hand.


Rooftop romance at the Blythswood Square Hotel

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Below Scotland’s largest city lies 10,000 sq ft of sheer luxury. This five star hotel boasts one of the finest spa facilities in Scotland, with vitality and hydrotherapy spa pools, a crystal steam room, a range of thermal experiences, and treatments using Scottish seaweed. The perfect treat for you and your love.

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If you can tear yourself away from this tranquil escape, the bright lights of Glasgow are calling! Situated in the city centre, the options for a glamorous night out are endless. Feast on oysters (the ultimate aphrodisiac) at Glasgow’s oldest restaurant, Rogano, or stop for cocktails and late-night music at the Blue Dog or Wicked Lounge in the Merchant City before venturing back to the Blythswood for a night cap in the bar.



Affordable luxury for a romantic Glasgow weekend at CitizenM

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Glasgow’s self-proclaimed coolest hotel, CitizenM’s mantra is ‘affordable luxury’ with innovatively-designed bedrooms, super comfy beds and a 24/7 canteen, which serves delicious treats from fresh sushi to hearty Scottish dishes. In the heart of Glasgow, this stylish, funky space is perfect for tech-savvy travellers with free WiFi and touch screen mood pads helping you to control the ambient room lighting, smart TV and wake-up alarms.

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If you have an interest in architecture and design, head to The Lighthouse and admire the romantic 360 views of the city skyline from the top floor whilst learning more about the life of Charles Rennie Mackintosh in the year of his 150th birthday. Learn more about his one true love, Margaret, and the symbol of the rose which is used in many of his designs. The Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) is also an inspiring place to visit, with an exciting programme of art installations and exhibitions.


A decadent romantic experience at the Hotel Du Vin Glasgow

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In a peaceful tree-lined setting, Hotel Du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens is an idyllic escape in the West End. Inside a beautiful Victorian terrace building, this boutique hotel has gorgeous bedrooms, elegant furnishings and a fabulous 3AA Rosette bistro, with elaborate tasting menus to set your senses alight.

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Staying at the Hotel Du Vin also means you’re only half an hour’s drive away from the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, possibly Scotland’s most romantic loch. Why not treat your partner to an epic seaplane adventure, setting off and landing on the banks of the loch itself and soaring over the stunning west coast landscapes?


Champagne and romance at the Grand Central Hotel Glasgow

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It’s easy to feel like you’ve been transported into another era as you enter the Grand Central Hotel. Just opposite Glasgow’s Central Station, it’s one of the city’s iconic Victorian landmarks which has been sympathetically restored in recent years. It simply oozes class and style. Head to the hotel’s champagne bar to indulge in a glass of vintage bubbly or sit down for some scrumptious afternoon tea. The hotel has played host to Frank Sinatra and Winston Churchill, so you’ll be in fine company by booking a room here.

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With the hotel’s central location, you’ll find yourselves in the heart of the city’s shopping district, so you can treat each other to few decadent surprises. In the evening, opt for the dimly-lit romantic setting of TABAC on Mitchell Lane. Or try the fabulous vegan offerings at Stereo, another incredible Mackintosh-designed building, and see why Glasgow is one the best places for vegan dining in the UK. Swing by the trendy October for cocktails and gaze over the city at one of Glasgow’s only rooftop bars.


Cosy up at the Argyll Hotel Glasgow

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This cheerful and affordable small hotel on Sauchiehall Street prides itself on being a real ‘home from home’. The clan-themed guestrooms are adorned with tartan flourishes, and the inviting Sutherland’s Restaurant has a roaring open fire for a cosy night in. The hotel hosts ceilidhs and traditional music nights, so you might never want to leave the premises!

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If you do decide to venture out, date night at the Ox & Finch will feature a variety of delicious sharing plates, with excellent choices for meat eaters and veggies alike. During the day, head to the Clydeside Distillery for a tour and the chance to try their ‘new-make’ spirit. You’ll also learn all about the history of distilling in Glasgow and the dockside’s industrial past.


A modern romance at the Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor

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With all the modern finishes that you’d expect from a Hilton, mixed with the Georgian architecture and elegance of Glasgow’s West End, the Hilton Grosvenor has all the makings of a special break. Have a delicious meal in the highly-acclaimed Bo’vine Meats & Wines, famous for its steak, and sip on fabulous gin cocktails at beGin next door. Or, simply stay in the hotel and sit out on the hotel’s terrace which overlooks Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens.

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Just a short walk from the hotel, take a romantic evening stroll through Glasgow’s West End to see the twinkly lights of Ashton Lane, one of the city’s hidden gems. A magical spot for an unforgettable date is the well-loved restaurant Ubiquitous Chip with its funky décor and brilliant menus, or head just across the road to Òran Mór, a beautiful converted church for a wee whisky and some live music.


Indulge at the Dakota Deluxe Glasgow

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At the Dakota Deluxe, you’ll find an exquisite attention to detail from the lobby furnishings to the spacious bedrooms with muted grey tones and calming décor. The hotel serves up fine cuisine in its very own bar and grill and the establishment is situated in a handy, yet quiet, spot in the heart of Glasgow.

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Head to the Glasgow Film Theatre, first opened in 1939, for a romantic movie night with a selection of classic movie screenings, fascinating documentaries and cult favourites to enjoy. For music lovers, start off proceedings at the live music haunt The Butterfly & The Pig before catching a gig at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. Finish off the night at the gourmet chippy, Pommes Frites on Sauchiehall Street, for a cone of Belgian fries and delicious sauces.


Find out more about city breaks in Glasgow and start planning your next romantic break in Scotland.

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An Edinburgh dweller, Annierose is a Content Executive at VisitScotland. Her favourite things include the seaside, road trips, jogging around Edinburgh, taking pictures and adventuring through as much of Scotland and the world as possible!