Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens
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... actual stairs, there were rocks piled in random ways and you had to clip in once again and use a rope to climb up. After this we made our way back to the van and headed back for lunch. I wish I had video taped the entire thing because my descriptions do the actual events no justice. I probably won't do it again but I'm glad I did it once. Never thought I was claustrophobic until this day.
After lunch we went out for a hike and then came back for tea and cake, then ...
... our room rate! So full cooked breakfasts for us with cereal, toast, juice and tea. Safe to say we ate enough to not have lunch. We spent the morning walking around town, looking in a few shops to avoid the rain and stopped at George square to have some lunch (hot soup). Then we walked down to Tennet's brewery to see if we could go on the tour, the tour started in an hour so we filled in some time by walking around to the cathedral and the graveyard. We came back ...
... looked like the closest we were going to get to the real thing. Sat 5 th Early morning wake up without any alarms. Debbie and Ann off for a walk while I did some unproductive planning for getting to Aussie. All that nighttime thinking really hadn't produced anything worthwhile. I've for too much stuff what am I going to do with it all? Off to Central train station to board our train, taxi driver with such am accent we ...
... quiet enough for us to sleep. The owner of our initial B&B paid the difference and the taxi.
Mom& I walked the good part of downtown and observed the mixed scene. It was great, and we ended up eating dinner at an amazing pub. We had a hearty, quick paced waitress who we appreciated very much. For dinner (salty fish and bangers& mash), whisky, and beer it ended it around $30 U.S.- pretty cheap! We actually ended up sharing ...
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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.