Sunday, 17 April 2011

One Devonshire Gardens - Glasgow

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The second night of our Scotland Road Trip was spent at One Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow, a luxurious boutique hotel part of the Hotel du Vin group.

Set in a tree-lined Victorian terrace in the fashionable West End of Glasgow and only 30 minutes from the Loch Lomond, Hotel du Vin Glasgow at One Devonshire Gardens is a luxury boutique hotel - Hotel du Vin with that little bit more. This luxurious hotel has an enviable reputation for service and style, with 49 stunning bedrooms and suites, bistro, bar, cigar shack and whisky room, there is only One Devonshire Gardens for escapes, weddings, golf and field sports.

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After kindly being escorted to our room, the first thing I like to do when entering, is to check out the bathroom. The room was so spacious and airy with a couple of steps up to a free-standing bath with tv and huge shower - plenty of room for two glamorous gals to get ready for a night out on the town.

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Although I have been to Glasgow many times in the past - it is one of my favourite cities for eating, drinking and shopping, I had never actually stayed in the West End area before. Definitely a new favourite, as the cafes, bars and vintage shops were very much to my taste. We spent most of Saturday afternoon browsing the area. I liked the feeling of being away from the chaos of a city shopping centre and being able to have a relaxed wander around a smaller area. And all within a pleasant ten minute walk from the hotel.

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After a leisurely time getting ready for the evening ahead, we headed down to the bar for a pre-dinner cocktail. The lounge area was busy but not bustling and so we perused the menu for our dinner choices. The restaurant was spacious and dimly lit, the best type of atmosphere but alas not so good for picture-taking. The staff were so attentive and flexible with the menu, which had us enjoying their suggested three courses but with a personal twist to suit our own tastes.

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The next morning, after a glorious night's sleep, we returned to the restaurant for a relaxing breakfast before heading off for another day of shopping - being thankfully reminded that we had lost an hour to British Summer Time.

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I cannot praise this hotel enough. If there was one feature that stood out to me the most, apart from the hotel and it's wonderful decoration, was the absolute impeccable service. From the moment we entered, each member of staff we dealt with were the most professional, friendly and knowledgeable. I really felt as though they could not do enough for us. This provided such a feeling of relaxation, as so often is the case that hotels are so busy looking after their many guests, you do not feel as though your individual needs are catered for. I have stayed in numerous hotels in Glasgow before but One Devonshire Gardens is definitely on my agenda again for my next visit.

34 comments:

  1. I cannot praise enough your magic photos. What a wonderful wake up for a Sunday morning. Thank you!!!
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  2. your photos are amazing, one of the best "blog" in the world, love it! great inspiration for me!

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  3. WOW! Absolute stunning photos, makes me want to visit this place straight away! Thanks for sharing :)

    Have a lovely Sunday! x

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  4. Gorgeous! Used to live round the corner from it and see all the blacked out cars driving towards it. Probably just dull business types but i liked to pretend it was exciting 'slebs! x

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  5. Looks amazing inside! I used to live round the corner from there and see all the tinted windowed cars driving towards it. It was probably boring business types but i liked to think it was exciting 'slebs! I hope you enjoyed Scotland! x

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  6. I love the way you take close up shots of the magnificent details in your life. It's the beauty in the details that are so inspiring and that so many miss!
    Gorgeous! Oh and those waffles look heavenly!
    xo
    Sharon
    http://www.fashion-isha.com/

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  7. oooooooooooh, awh, wauw! and again this hotel look beyond amazing... x

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  8. These photos are absolutely stunning and it looks like a beautiful and gorgeous place.

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  9. oh how lovely, the bath looks absolutely pamper-ish! Wonderful pics:)

    xx

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  10. Such beautiful photos! Looks amazing, that food looks so yummy xx

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  11. This looks so lovely. Glasgow is a fabulous city - although admittedly I have only ever been there when I stayed at my friend's Halls of Residence, on a very uncomfortable sofa! I clearly need to visit again, and in style this time!

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  12. I really like those beautiful details like a ribbon around the towels. Very elegant! Great post, hope your weekend was good xo

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  13. my sister did her degree in glasgow so i visted her every year or so.. LOVED the west end so many nice like restaurants and cafes and shops! this hotel looks amazing :) xo

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  14. I always love your pics! Lovely place!
    xxx
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  15. I would quite like to visit Glasgow! I loved Edinburgh when we went in October. We stayed in a hotel that I think you would love, called the Bonham Hotel.

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  16. It sounds like your weekend was fantastic! I have only ever travelled through Glasgow but you have persuaded me to stop there next time :)

    Maria xxx

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  17. Mhmmm...looks perfect, especially love the soap! :)

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  18. Ah, this is one of my favourite places in Glasgow. The staff are brilliant. xx

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  19. i really enjoy your hotel reviews. we don't get to go to many places but when we both have a bit more money and more time we will. an i cannot wait. i'm not great at relaxing as such but i'm getting better at it. i usually have to be doing something that doesn't involve sitting down you see

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  20. Great pics!

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  21. This place looks magic, really. I really got the feeling that they are super professional and exactly know how to manage a hotel properly. Photos are delightful! I love how you pick the details I'd love to see in a place-which is one of the reasons why I love your blog so much. Definately noted the place, if I am lucky enough to visit Glasgow soon, I'll pay a visit therefor sure.

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  22. Looks like a great place! I've always toyed with the idea of Glasgow, but now I'll definitely be putting it on my list :)xx

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  23. Loving your shots. Thanks for making our hotel look so lovely, and so pleased you liked it. Thanks for your support - Gary

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  24. I love this hotel chain, so proud to live in a Hotel Du Vin town (Winchester). This Scottish version looks characteristically amazing! x

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  25. Looks wonderful, the grammarphone is a great touch

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  26. Oh, I love to stay in hotels (the more expensive the better - in fact, I think I'd love to live in a luxury hotel). This one sounds and looks so wonderful - you lucky girl, Paula. xo

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  27. Ooh super nice photos! :-)

    xx

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  28. as always, stunning pictures. the hotel looks amazing!

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  29. thank you for your wonderful, encouraging comments!

    helen - thanks for the rec, i will check it out

    gary - thank you so much for your comment, i'm glad you liked my photographs. and thank you so much again for making us so welcome.

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  30. This place looks amazing, you are so lucky to stay at such wonderful places! I envy your oh so sophisticated lifestyle x x

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  31. Never been to Glasgow, now it's on my list and hope to stay at this recommended hotel.

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  32. Recently attended a function in townhouse no5. My friend and I thought we would head up to no1 to have a look around. I have never felt so unwelcome, my business takes to 5 star hotels all over the world and I have never encourtered such a prententious and stuff place. What a disappointment! xx

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  33. anon - i am so sorry to hear that. i can honestly say that it will stick in my memory as being the friendliest hotel i have ever stayed in, the staff could not do enough for us & i saw they were this way with the other guests too. i'm sorry your experience wasn't the same, i do hope it wouldn't put you off returning.

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