The world recently descended on the Scottish city, during COP 26. This really highlighted it as a destination with much to offer for a leisure break, as well as a business trip. The cultural and foodie scenes have been slowly expanding over the years, making it one of the most exciting places in the UK to catch live music, see avant-garde theatre, spot great street art and taste the best of Scotland’s culinary offer. If you’re staying for a while, or want the flexibility of a self-catering option versus a hotel, these are the best serviced apartments in Glasgow.
Native Places Glasgow
Glasgow’s maritime history – past and present – is pretty legendary and visible around the city. This is especially the case at Native Places, once HQ for the Anchor Line Shipping Company. Stepping inside feels much like boarding an art deco era cruise liner. Look out for the original safes, terrazzo flooring, timber wood panelling and fireplaces dating back to the 1900s. 24-hour reception, onsite breakfast and weekly housekeeping provide the benefits of a hotel, but you’ll also have access to washing and cooking facilities in your suite. And if you don’t fancy cooking your own dinner, the gorgeous Anchor Line Bar and Restaurant is on the ground floor.
Fraser Suites Glasgow
Just off the Trongate is the four-star Fraser Suites Glasgow. Like Native Places, the building tells a story. It was a bank back in the 19th century and has since been transformed into a 98 room apartment hotel. Now the interiors take on a classic, modern feel. The building is accessible and pet-friendly, with an indoor pool, fitness centre, spa and casino on site. A continental breakfast can be provided on request, plus there’s a restaurant incorporated into the building, or guests can make use of the in-room facilities to prepare meals.
The Spires Serviced Apartments Glasgow
This chain operates in five UK cities, including the Merchant City district of Glasgow. One-bedroom suites through to three-bedroom penthouses are available, but all of the 25 apartments come with a fully fitted kitchen and dining area – making this the venue of choice for those wishing to cook full-scale meals while in town. Each of the apartments can be booked for just a single night, up to multiple weeks and has either a private balcony or rooftop terrace. Guests can take advantage of a free grocery shopping delivery service, daily maid service and a welcome pack with all basic necessities, as well as Taylor’s of London toiletries.