Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens
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Met some Thai teachers in the arrival line. We had to help them pronounce "thistle". Rory and Stanley picked us up in the SWAT van and drove us to our cottage in Sterling. The scenery was stunning. Rolling hills and castles. I was so exhausted I fell asleep. Our cottage was situated on a very narrow lane surrounded by farms. ...
... of films. Another, by Scottish artist Ian Hamilton Finlay, toyed with various themes from sea life to the French Revolution. One of his pieces, a picture of a guillotine with the words "the medium is the message" written on it, was especially provocative. Other pieces included a series of baskets with stone heads in them, as well as a room full of needlepoint pictures with cheeky sentences like "don't put all of your heads in one basket".
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... all hung out and ate pizza.
The next day I got to meet up with Paige and Patrick! He goes to St. Andrew's in Scotland, and she was doing a term abroad there. It was so nice to see a Carleton face. Lesley and I had breakfast with them, and Paige and I got kind of carried away with our Carleton nostalgia. Ironic, because she's going to be abroad AGAIN senior year (she already went abroad spring term last year.) I tried something called 'black pudding,' and nobody would ...
... like graduations, and recently went to Helsinki as an external examiner for a PhD there, resplendent in his kilt and academic gown. This lot seemed to be most of the male guests, not just the wedding party, all done up in their respective clan tartans, and at one stage as we sat peacefully in a tiny alcove of the bar lounge, we saw one old codger trotting through with bagpipes as big as he was. Sadly, we didn't hear him play although we could hear the applause after the speeches.
... council area to 592,000, with 1,199,629 people living in the Greater Glasgow urban area. The entire region surrounding the conurbation covers approximately 2.3 million people, 41% of Scotland's population.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens Glasgow
Positives: A beautiful hotel, chic and unfussy. Our room on the ground floor was enormous. And although it was at the front of the hotel and faced a very busy road, we were not bothered by noise. The service is attentive but not overbearing. The neighborhood is fantastic -- read the comments from the local reviewer below. If it's your first time in Glasgow, though, you may want to stay in the center of the city instead.
Home away From Home
We were treated like royalty from the moment we arrived . Reception took care of every detail from car rentals to booking golf courses. It was hard to leave this wonderful place !!!!
I took my wife to Devinshire Gardens for our anniversary in April and have to say this was an incredible hotel. The staff were great and the service second to none. I agree with the reviewer about having to ring the bell to get in the front door and a set of keys would have been much better, but overall our stay was fantastic.
As a birthday treat my partner arranged a weekend here for us in May 2004. What a disappointment compared with my last stay in 1999. No shower caps in the bathroom (shower fixed high in ceiling), no toilet brush either although the manager says he's 'considering' this. We ordered beer in the small garden but after 3 requests as to its progress it still never arrived. The receptionist has to answer the front door (no front door keys given) as well as telephone and other guests' enquiries. We stood in the pouring rain for 3 minutes waiting to get inside one evening. There are no refreshment facilities in the rooms so you have to call reception even for a cup of hot water. I thought the Scottish Tourist Board insisted that tea-making facilities were in all establishments of 3 stars and over.
Good for George Clooney..good for me!!!
I decided to stay at this property through a recomendation via a good friend. This hotel was described as the best in the city and possible one of the best in Scotland. As a frequent traveller I can confirm with ease that this is by far one of the most luzurious properties I have had stayed in. I would advise anyone wishing to experience real five star luxury to loook no futher than this hotel.
Loved it but shabby in places
Lovely sumptuous hotel with good service, however I did see the odd bit of dirty tissue on the floor (public area), scratches on woodwork (public area) peeling wallpaper and stains on the carpet (superior room) Its a shame that in such a lovely hotel that must have cost a fortune to rennovate, there isnt just a little bit more attention to detail to sort these details out economically and efficiently.
Just a quick comment on the review from Newcastle-upon-Tyne.I live a couple of streets away from the hotel and, yes, the location is about 15 minutes from the centre of Glasgow and unfortunately Amaryllis is no longer open.However, One Devonshire Gardens is situated in probably the most cosmopolitan and bohemian area of the City - with students and media professionals providing a creative feel.Close to the hotel are small wine bars and neighbourhood restaurants. The heart of the West End is Byres Road (a 10 minute stroll or ?2 cab ride) and there are plenty of trendy and quirky bars to try - The Wee Chip, The Lane, Gong, Booly Mardy's and countless restaurants - Gordon Yuill, Arisaig, No 16, Chow, The Dining Room, Straivingto, The Bothy, Ubiquitous Chip, The Loft, Gong, etc.I could carry on for pages but please ask the Concierge for recommendations next time and experience life in real Glasgow!
My husband and I recently stayed at One Devonshire Gardens as part of our honeymoon. The hotels location is disappointing, it is a good 20 minutes taxi ride into Glasgow city centre. Also, my husband had paid ?45 for flowers to be placed in the room upon our arrival, these resembled a posy, rather than a bouquet, and were not value for money. However, the staff were friendly, and the room was large, clean and contained a four poster bed. For the same price may I recommend The Witchery in Edinburgh which is truly 5 star luxury!
My husband and I recently stayed here on a golfing trip to Scotland.