We stayed for one night on the occasion of a wedding in Glasgow, so we were only there briefly returning around midnight to sleep.
We chose it because it was convenient for the wedding venue and because, as “1 Devonshire Gardens”, it had had something of a good reputation and lots of our friends had stayed there. We had not had cause to stay in Glasgow for a long time and so thought that this would be a good opportunity to do so, despite the change of ownership. It was disappointing. It is really now just a chain hotel, somewhat run down and tired looking in places. The upper floor stair carpet for example was worn on the edges.
The staff were pleasant, especially the Head Porter but on first arrival we were ignored by younger staff who were working in the entrance hall, despite the fact that we were carrying our luggage and struggling a little to open the outer door. This despite a sign inviting us to ring for a special welcome or words to that effect.
The hotel was over-heated throughout and our room, which was to the rear was dark and far too hot. The room lighting options seemed to be either low mood lighting or blazing overhead down-lighters. Neither the door to the dressing room nor the door to the bathroom would close properly, which impacted somewhat on privacy. Otherwise the room was fine and well equipped. The bathroom had a very good shower as well as a roll-top bath, if you like that sort of thing.
We took breakfast in the Bistro. It was somewhat crowded despite
Arrived early after an international flight and lucky for me room was ready and staff let me check in early to get some rest. The staff were great throughout my stay. I thought the hotel room was nice and space was fine compared to other cramped UK hotels. The bed was comfy - maybe not as soft as I would have liked but that's more a preference. The water pressure was good in the shower which is often a concern. Free parking and free WiFi so my major requirements were met.
The north west of Glasgow is home to some of Scotland's most affluent suburbs, with many of the postcodes soaked in elegance. Bishopbriggs provides an impressive range of grand Victorian villas, as well as Huntersville Village, which is a unique mix of locally owned and operated shops and services, including an art gallery, art classes, music classes, and a café.