Blythswood Square Hotel & Spa

Glasgow, Scotland

Features

  • Day Spa
  • Fine Dining
  • Going Solo
  • Super-luxe

Spa

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Pool
  • Thermal Facilities

To Do

  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing

Overlooking peaceful gardens in Glasgow’s vibrant city centre, Blythswood Square Hotel is one of the city’s most luxurious hotels, combining classic architecture with contemporary design.

A cool and elegant boutique townhouse city hotel with a wonderful 10,000 square foot state of the art spa.

The Spa

Situated on the hotel’s lower ground floor, Blythswood Square’s excellent 10,000 square foot spa is building a reputation in its own right. It opens with an elegant reception area where guests can have light meals, snacks and drinks. There are nine luxury treatment rooms and facilities include an aromatherapy saunarium and a crystal steam room.

A Jacuzzi acts as a great centre piece and a warm 12-metre pool with water jets of varying pressures is perfect for a few lengths or just some leisurely floating. The spa’s ‘Drift Away’ relaxation room has ample supplies of tea, fluffy blankets and magazines. Plus there are handily adjustable reading lights – great for settling down with a glossy.

Spa Facilities

  • 9 luxurious treatment rooms
  • Post treatment relaxation room
  • 12 metre vitality pool with massage fountains and swimming jets
  • Hydrotherapy spa pool
  • The Bath House
  • Dark vitality pool
  • Traditional sauna
  • Crystal steam room
  • Aromatherapy saunarium
  • Rhassoul chamber
  • Tepidarium
  • Laconium heat room
  • Ice fountain
  • Cold drench shower
  • Luxurious changing facilities
  • Complimentary robes, towels and slippers
  • Complimentary changing room amenities
  • Spa cafe/lounge serving nutritious healthy food

Spa Products

To Stay

Rooms: 93 luxury rooms, 6 individually appointed suites as well a luxurious Penthouse.

For those looking for the ultimate in luxury, The Penthouse is sure to have the wow factor. Occupying a floor of its own this spectacular suite has a private lift and comes complete with a private dining area, bar, terrace with dining area plus breathtaking views over the chimney tops of Glasgow.

To Eat

The Restaurant at Blythswood Square marries townhouse features – sash windows and wood panelling – with modern touches such as giant black Chinese lanterns and tweed club seating. It used to be a ballroom but now serves à la carte and set menus to guests and visitors to Glasgow.

The Market Menu uses ingredients from the city’s markets, and is excellent value. Head to the bar for wine and cocktails – the hotel’s signature mix is of Rye Whisky, Fee Brothers Old Fashioned Bitters and sugar syrup.


Facilities and Activities

  • Cupcake classes
  • Flower classes
  • Cinema nights
  • Wine tastings

Getting There

11 Blythswood Square, Glasgow G2 4AD, United Kingdom

+44 (0)141 248 8888

Glasgow Airport

Lizzie PorterBy Lizzie Porter

We’ve all dreamt of owning twin town and country residences – one sprawling place in the hills for weekend retreats, and an urban townhouse for weekday duties. Twin houses are sadly not the reality for most of us though.

Happily, Blythswood Square hotel in Glasgow is here to provide a little fantasy and, if you were under the impression that Scotland’s second city was dour, this hotel will immediately change your mind. It has a glamorous heritage: its location was one of the eight official starting points of the 1955 Monte Carlo Rally. Staying here, in this 19th century elegant townhouse perfectly compliments Glasgow’s current renaissance as a city of style.

It’s just a few minutes’ walk (along streets lined with honey-coloured stone buildings) to the incredible shopping precincts and fascinating array of museums and architectural sights the city has to offer.

Looking for a sophisticated spot in a city you might not have approached before? You’ll find it at Blythswood Square.

The Spa

Situated on the hotel’s lower ground floor, Blythswood Square’s excellent 10,000 square foot spa is building a reputation in its own right. It opens with an elegant reception area where guests can have light meals, snacks and drinks. There are nine luxury treatment rooms and facilities include an aromatherapy saunarium and a crystal steam room.

A Jacuzzi acts as a great centre piece and a warm 12-metre pool with water jets of varying pressures is perfect for a few lengths or just some leisurely floating. The spa’s ‘Drift Away’ relaxation room has ample supplies of tea, fluffy blankets and magazines. Plus there are handily adjustable reading lights – great for settling down with a glossy..

The Treatment

A 55-minute Ishga hot stone massage. Ishga is a new range at Blythswood Square, adding to the Elemis and Ila products they already use. My lovely therapist Amanda explains that ishga products, developed on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, use mineral-rich seaweed to firm and hydrate.

What’s more is that they are suitable for all skin types. My hot stone massage begun with a foot scrub and bath (perfect after a day of sightseeing and shopping). Hot stones were placed under my back while Amanda massaged my legs, arms and chest using a seaweed-based oil with lavender and juniper. I’m rolled over and hot stones are cupped in my feet, held in place with a warm towel. I definitely drifted off for a while.

Other Treatments

The 55-minute Elemis tri-enzyme facial is clinically proven to visibly increase skin smoothness by up to 32% after just one treatment; the detoxifying body wrap is recommended for those with sluggish circulation and is effective in easing joint pain.

To Stay

In room 216, purple and green interiors sit alongside a black marble bathroom, with an enormous sink and Ila products. I’m also provided with bath slippers, ample towels, soap, and other bath accessories.

Traditional Scottish fabrics have been updated – the room’s sofa is tweed, but you wouldn’t notice on looking at the purple upholstery. All rooms have complimentary Wi-Fi, digital TV and free movies. A stylish room, in a stylish hotel, in a stylish city.

For those looking for the ultimate in luxury, The Penthouse is sure to have the wow factor. Occupying a floor of its own this spectacular suite has a private lift and comes complete with a private dining area, bar, terrace with dining area plus breathtaking views over the chimney tops of Glasgow.

To Eat

The Restaurant at Blythswood Square marries townhouse features – sash windows and wood panelling – with modern touches such as giant black Chinese lanterns and tweed club seating. It used to be a ballroom but now serves à la carte and set menus to guests and visitors to Glasgow.

The Market Menu uses ingredients from the city’s markets, and is excellent value. Head to the bar for wine and cocktails – the hotel’s signature mix is of Rye Whisky, Fee Brothers Old Fashioned Bitters and sugar syrup.

Breakfast is an impressive spread – you can go Scottish, with porridge, or European, with baguettes and muesli. There was also vodka. Hair of the dog?

The Salon serves afternoon teas, snacks, coffee and champagne.

Don’t Miss

Picking the concierge’s brains on everything Glasgow has to offer – there is loads going on and lots to see in the city.