More about Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens
Stylish Hotel - Great Service
We chose to stay at One Devonshire Gardens over Malmaison after reading reviews of both on Trip Advisor, and I can safely say that the positive reviews of One Devonshire Gardens certainly reflected the reality.
The hotel is stylish and comfortable - and the service is incredible. Our room was lovely and the bath was sooo deep!!
But the best bit of our stay was our meal at the No. 5 restaurant. I can quite honestly say that we have stayed in lots of hotels and visited lots of restaurants but this was my favourite ever! My main course in particular (fillet of beef) was superb!
I cannot reccomend this hotel highly enough and we will definately stay there again
We are actually having our wedding reception at one devonshire gardens next year and decided to stay to celebrate our anniversary this year. So we got a special deal.
Positives - Very friendly staff. Chic and contemporary surroundings (the wallpaper alone must have cost a fortune!). Nice area of Glasgow ( I'm a weegie (Glaswegian) so I should know!). Excellent quality of food. The bistro is very atmospheric and nicely sectioned off so it feels like you have the place to yourself. Very knowledgeable wine waiter. Breakfast was yummy...too much to eat! You must have the Stornoway black pudding, it's delish! A basket of freshly baked croissants & pastries is also put on the table for grazing.
Negatives - Food portions on the a la carte menu were small. But the tarte tatin for desert was beautiful & filled us up nicely. The wine waiter came to our table (not in uniform like everyone else) and hovered for a while - we thought he was some random punter - and from the looks of other people they thought the same. We never did get our pre-dinner glass of champagne.
I do have to agree with one of the comments above but I fully acknowledge that I'm quite *** when it comes to the details (but it is meant to be 5 star)... some of the wallpaper (yes I have a fixation witht the stuff) was a litte tatty in places and the blinds were grubby and missing their little string handles. I bet Brittanys room didn't have that! But then that may not bother some people.
Overall we really enjoyed our stay, we didn't really get any special tratment because of our anniversary but I'm sure they'll make up for it at the wedding. It's a beautiful building but is wonderfully informal. Go there and explore the wonderful restaurants etc that the west end has to offer (la parmigiana on great western road is a fave of ours). I belong to Glasgow & its "miles better" than any other city in Scotland!!!!!! Go visit!
We wanted to go to a top class hotel as we recently got engaged so after reading the reviews on this site we stayed at One Devonshire for two nights.
The room was lovely,four poster bed covered in deep purple satin,a bath to die for and shower. It was just heaven.
We ate at the hotel and were shown to the lounge before dinner and given canapes.It was so relaxing and there we chose our wine Rose champagne £65.00, highly recommend it.We were then shown to the dining room,large bright room with open fire. The meal was what i would have expected.
The staff were fabulous wether your a pop star,millionaire or joe bloggs you are treated all the same. Special mention to Katie (one of the waitress's) who made our stay even more enjoyable when she arranged for us to have breakfast sent to our room the next morning - THIS IS ONLY DONE FOR HONEYMOONS, well we did get engaged.
Only point that i was unhappy about is that there is no tea and coffee facilities in the rooms and that if your room is in the reception building then to go to the restaurant you have to go outside and walk down the street which was freezing.
Wonderful staff and thoroughly relaxing.
Stayed for one night on their £99 special rate. An excellent hotel, the staff made us very welcome and were extremely efficient throughout. A very relaxing place to stay. Excellent breakfast, room service was also good value. The room was spacious and well furnished. Only one thing could have improved the stay - coffee making facilities in the room. Otherwise one of the nicest places I have stayed and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
My husband and I stayed at this hotel to kick off a Scottish vacation. We loved our room, the Hillhead location, and the overall feel of the hotel. There was nothing commercial or hotel-feeling in the room. It felt as if we were staying as a guest in a very, very nice home. The service was extremely accommodating, and the staff went above and beyond numerous times to make our stay easier.
We arrived with our 4 children,parked outside and rang the bell.
After a short while we were admitted to what was a luxurious town house .
A wedding was taking place so not able to eat lunch in the Hotel.Ate in the Rooms resturant that evening which was very good if not unusual.
The room itself was of a high standard although at this level would have expected air conditioning as standard.
Ate the second night in number 5 which was good but not brilliant.
Overall the standard of the hotel was excellent the staff although very helpful and pleasant had not the experiance one would expect of a 5 star establishment.
Complacency setting in?
We really looked forward to our stay at this hotel since it has a HUGE reputation locally, every cabbie tells you "that's where the celebrities stay", but in reality it was not that great. Firstly its in a very nice part of Glasgow, but count 10 pounds worth of taxi fare each time you want to get to Glasgow's town centre. (And you will, its a wonderfully stylish & dynamic city). Secondly the breakfast was a major dissapointment, not even close to a 3 star standard. Of the three mornings we stayed there they had "run out of" croissants on two, on the third they did arrive (a crescent shaped bread roll fresh from the microwave!). The staff just cheerfully informed us that items were not available, no effort to replace or make up for it. The room service breakfast was missing items again & was actually pretty embarrassing as well. Its a lovely building, but somehow you get the feeling they have become complacent. So if you want to stay there, go bed-only and have dinner in the wonderful Room restaurant in the same building & enjoy a pavement breakfast in one of Glasgow's great little cafes. Next time I'll stay closer to town though...
Stayed here for 2 nights in late July
This hotel is excellent., one of the best we have stayed in.
I booked a standard 'club' room on the internet at £150 a night. The room was very spacious, really more of a suite with a lovely sofa and coffee table area and the bed was a large modern very comfortable 4 poster. The bathroom was enormous with a huge bath, poweful separate shower, luxurious robes, candles and all the trimmings. The staff were excellent and nothing was too much trouble. We ate in No 5 on our first night and this was the best meal that we had in our 2 week holiday around Scotland. It was pricey, but not over-priced. We had nightcaps on the second night in the restaurant bar, which again were not over priced. Another really nice touch, was that the beer and wine in the room mini-bar were complimentary. I don't know whether this was a short term promotion or whether it is ongoing.
The situation was good, we picked up the open top sightseeing bus about 15 minutes walk away and this took us into the city centre on its usual informative tour. The hotel is close to Kelvingrove gallery and the botanical gardens if you want to go there and on our second evening we took the hotel's advice and went to the Bryers Road area, (only about 5 minutes by taxi) and ate at The Bothy which was very good and this area was very lively with a good atmosphere.
All in all, this hotel and its restaurant cannot be faulted and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a hotel in that price bracket.
welcome to glasgow
Glasgow is one of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan destinations in Europe. The city has been reborn as a centre of style and vitality set against a backdrop of outstanding Victorian architecture. Glasgow boasts world famous art collections, the best shopping in the United Kingdom outside London, and the most vibrant and exciting nightlife in Scotland. A must see is the splendour of Scotland's best known architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, whose style adorns many unique attractions throughout Scotland's largest and greatest city.
"Glasgow in Norwegian"
Fakta om Glasgow og omlandet
Glasgow er den største byen i Skottland. Den ligger ved elven Clyde i den vestlige delen av det sentrale Skottland.
Byen er kjent som Skottlands kommersielle hovedstad. I 1960-årene hadde den et befolkningstall på hele 1,1 million, men dette har senere blitt nesten halvert. Den er det tredje største turistmålet i Storbritannia etter London og Edinburgh.
Glasgow var opprinnelig sterkt avhengig av skipsverftsindustri, og har merket tilbakegangen innefor denne industrien.
Glasgow har imidlertid reist seg igjen etter dette krakket, og ble i 1999 utnevnt til Europeisk kulturhovedstad.
Glasgow er landets største by, lokalisert på begge sider av elven Clyde, 32 km fra utløpet i Atlanterhavet. Byen fikk kongelige byprivilegier i 1450.
Byen har også vært kjent for å ha noen av de verste slumstrøk i Europa.
Det er derimot gjennomført mange renoveringer de senere år, noe som har bedret mye på inntrykket av å være en by med slumstrøk, høy arbeidsledighet og mye kriminalitet.
Dagens Glasgow har mye å tilby turister og du finner flere flotte bygninger av historisk interesse. Byen er i dag flottere en noen gang og ble i 1999 tildelt Storbritannias bypris for flott arkitektur og design.
TE OG SCONES
Å ta deg til til å oppleve en kopp te og en scones har tilhørt skottsk tradisjon i generasjoner.
En spesiell plass i Glasgow for dette er The Willow Tea Rooms, enten på Sauchiehall Street eller på Buchanan Street.
De ble tegnet av Charles Rennie Mackintosh 1904, og hver salong har hans karakteristiske rosemerke og høyryggede stoler. Disse tesalongene finnes i lokalavisen
Sunday Heralds lista over "100 ting man bør gjøre i Skottland før man dør". Om du vil ha litt 5-stjerners luksus med din tekopp, kan du koble av i det praktfulle miljøet i One Devonshire Gardens i Glasgows fasjonable West End.
SJU DAGARS SHOPPING
Det kan være vanskelig å få til en balanse mellom sightseeing og shopping når man bare har noen få dager på seg.
Glasgows viktigste shoppingområde og varehus er åpen på søndager fra kl. 11.00. På torsdager har varehusene kveldsåpent til kl. 19.00.
Glasgow beboerne arbeider hardt hele uken, så de liker å kose seg i helgen. Å treffe venner og familie med en brunch er en bra måte å holde seg ajour med hvordan uke har vært. Glasgow-favoriter som Café Gandolfi på Albion Street, Air Organic på Kelvingrove Street i trendige West End eller Tramway Café på Albert Drive i Glasgows Southside serverer skikkelige måltider som holder deg mett resten av dagen
En viktig del av Glasgows liv er marked hver helg ved Glasgow Cross, når omkring 1000 køpmenn och 150 butikkeiere samlas på det som kalles The Barras Market. Markedet holdes fra kl. 9:00 til 17:00 hver lørdag og søndag omkring Barrowland Ballroom. Her finner du det meste av kuriositeter