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Known as the ‘second city of the British Empire’ during the prosperous Victorian Era, Glasgow today is the largest city in Scotland as well as being a thriving contemporary metropolis. More than just a significant financial hub, Glasgow offers sublime historic and modern architecture and unrivalled cultural and entertainment venues all within a short drive of spectacular natural vistas and magnificent Scottish countryside. A perfect destination for a stimulating city break to relax and unwind or as a premier business centre, whatever your reason for visiting Glasgow you are guaranteed to be inspired and amazed by all that this exceptional city has to offer. With this in mind, why not browse the handpicked list painstakingly compiled by Secret Hotels to make sure you get the finest accommodation at unbelievable prices?

Segregated into various diverse districts Glasgow is sure to have something to appeal to everyone. Wander through the retail and theatre district to the north of the River Clyde. The area is home to some prestigious shopping precincts sure to impress any shopaholic and also host to a huge array of Glasgow’s main cultural venues including the Theatre Royal (home of Scottish Ballet and Scottish Opera), King’s Theatre and Gallery of Modern Art.

Glasgow’s West End is a delight for visitors and boasts a bohemian feel with a multitude of cafés, tea rooms, bistros, boutiques, and fine-dining restaurants. The West End is also known for its vibrant nightlife so indulge in a cocktail or two at any one of the numbers of stylish bars and lounges that are dotted around the area. Families with children are sure to love the choice of open green spaces and parks including the stunning Glasgow Botanic Gardens and Arboretum, perfect for spending a leisurely day in the sun.

With the largest urban rail network in the UK outside of London, getting around Glasgow could not be easier. Also offering an extensive underground metro system and rapid bus service you can explore Glasgow with ease and even pop into the surrounding countryside to marvel at the vast panoramas of rolling hills and lochs.

When planning your city break to Glasgow make sure you book your accommodation with Secret Hotels for the best rooms in the city at unrivaled discounts. We take advantage of the fact that no hotel wants empty rooms and offer you prices that you simply won’t believe, provided you keep it a secret! From luxurious 5* spa resorts boasting exceptional treatments and indulgent facilities on the outskirts of the city to contemporary boutiques with excellent conference facilities and transport links, there is sure to be a Secret Hotel to suit your every need and taste if you book today with Secret Hotels.

Luxurious property ideal for business and leisure – 4 star – Glasgow

Perfect for short breaks or a longer visit to this magnificent city, experience a luxurious property ideal for business and leisure, providing guests with luxury accommodation with the flexibility of being self-catered!

Rooms are very spacious and designed in a contemporary style, providing guests with a comfortable living space in a fantastic location. The property is fitted with useful facilities including a dishwasher, a fully equipped kitchen and a washing machine and dryer. There is a luxurious dining area as well, and guests are also provided with entertainment facilities including a DVD player. For additional convenience, there is a weekly cleaning service that is completed to a very high standard leaving the property as good as new!

Glasgow has a wide range of exciting and interesting museums for visitors to look around, showcasing some world-exhibitions across a variety of themes. The Lighthouse on Mitchell Lane spans six floors, showing a fantastic opportunity to see some intricate architecture and design pieces. Here you can see some of the amazing education projects that take place here, and if you wish to get one of the best views of the city then climb Mackintosh Tower – the scene is simply stunning! You can also relax in the lovely rooftop café-bar, or treat yourself to a gift from The Lighthouse Shop. This venue recently received a Certificate of Excellence and is attracting more and more visitors, so make sure you are one of them!

Another attraction in Glasgow that is certainly worth a visit is George Square – a beautiful area of open space that allows visitors to escape some of the busier parts of the city! In the Square you can see a variety of statues showcasing key figures from history, including Robert Burns, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. There is also a number of places to sit and relax whilst admiring some of the beautiful buildings – just try to keep the seagulls from getting your food! The Square is also well lit-up at night – particularly at Christmas when the festive lights come out, they really are beautiful! The Square is also the place where a number of tour companies use for their pick-up and drop-off points, so if you are planning on a visit to other destinations such as Edinburgh, then this is where you want to be. The Square is also very close to other popular Glaswegian attractions and monuments, including the famous panoramic wheel and the City Chamber.

Enjoy the wonderful sights of Glasgow!

Fantastic hotel between Glasgow and Edinburgh – 4 star – Glasgow

This fantastic hotel between Glasgow and Edinburgh provides guests with a highly convenient location for a visit to Scotland. Rooms are well designed and provide guests with a comfortable and relaxing space to unwind, with a very comfortable bed and a luxurious en-suite bathroom too. The hotel staff are extremely friendly and knowledgeable of the area, so if you have any questions or are looking for some advice on things to see feel free to ask away!

Glasgow has some spectacular architecture around the city, and the City Chambers dominated the famous George Square. First inaugurated by Queen Victoria in 1888, the Chambers are now home to Glasgow City Council. Guided tours are run twice a day during weekdays, where your guides will share with you some of the stories and secrets of the Chambers – including how it has been used to represent other famous landmarks in blockbuster films! There is also a beautiful collection of art within the Chambers, as well as some stunning marble and wonderful staircases. The guided tours are completely free, so make sure you take advantage to see one of the UK’s most impressive pieces of architecture!

Holmwood House is another example of amazing architecture found in Glasgow. Designed by Alexander Greek Thompson, the building is now owned by the National Trust and is open for visitors to explore the intricate detail of this wonderful building. The building has previously been a school run by nuns, and was saved by the National Trust in 1994 who began restoration using donations – and the results so far have certainly paid off! At Christmas time there is a visit from Santa Claus and the house is themed to provide a traditional Victorian festive feel too, which is very popular for visitors with young children. There is also a very reasonably priced café on site as well.

With a diverse range of culinary delights, you’ll be sure to find some fantastic eateries in Glasgow. If you are a fan of pub grub but fancy something with a little bit more style, then head to Bar 91 – tucked away in the cobbles of Merchant City. A perfect spot for lunch, the sandwiches here are of a very generous size, and when evening rolls round there are a number of delicious burgers, pizzas and pastas to fill you up! There is also a fantastic choice of drinks, including a well-priced wine list.


Modern stylish hotel in the heart of Glasgow – 4 star – Glasgow

This contemporary Top Secret Hotel is ideal for those seeking a relaxing leisurely break. Situated right in the heart of Glasgow, this magnificent property has a range of superb leisure facilities for guests to enjoy!

This modern stylish hotel in the heart of Glasgow has a number of excellent facilities and services, including a 24-hour reception, valet parking, laundry, and Wi-Fi! Rooms are styled in a modern design, providing guests with a spacious environment with a comfortable bed for a relaxing night’s sleep! There is also a luxurious en-suite bathroom, equipped with complimentary toiletries, a bathrobe and a hairdryer as well. Rooms also contain a well-stocked mini-bar, coffee and tea facilities, a fantastic television and Internet access too! There is also an iron and ironing board provided along with a trouser press should you need to look the part for a special occasion!

If you are looking for a Glasgow hotel that has state of the art leisure facilities, this hotel is right up your street. The property has a stunning Leisure Club, which includes facilities such as a gymnasium, solarium, and a beautiful indoor pool! There is also a relaxing massage parlour to relieve you of any aches and pains! If you are visiting on a business trip, there are also a number of facilities at this fantastic establishment. The in-house Business Centre allows guests to utilise conference rooms, as well as equipment such as a photocopier and PC.

One of the top attractions in Glasgow is the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens, located in the historic area of Glasgow Green. If you are a fan of local history and want to discover how Glaswegians lived in years gone by, the People’s Palace has a wealth of information dating back to 1750! Admire the amazing artefacts and paintings available on display, and enjoy the interactive displays to help you learn about the city’s amazing past. Also at the venue you can explore the Winter Gardens, where there is a range of exotic plants for you to walk around – as well as the beautiful Doulton Fountain.

Glasgow is also home to the St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, where you can find a host of intricate artefacts which showcase the influence of religion throughout history all over the world. The venue explores all the major religions, aiming to promote understanding between varying faiths. There are also lovely gardens here, as well as a café that serves a range of cakes and snacks.

Have a wonderful time in Glasgow!

Luxurious hotel with fantastic golf course! – 4 star – Glasgow

This gorgeous Top Secret Hotel is situated within the beautiful Scottish countryside, but still within 15 miles of Glasgow, providing guests with the tranquillity of the countryside but also the convenience of being close to the city!

Rooms are designed in a modern style and are equipped with a number of useful facilities. Enjoy waking up to a fresh cup of tea or coffee without having to leave your room, kick back and relax whilst watching your flat screen LCD television in bed, or take a nice hot bath in your luxurious en-suite bathroom! Additional facilities include a hairdryer, ironing equipment, high-speed Internet access and a pay-per-view movies option.

The property is tailored to provide guests with a range of fantastic leisure activities, ideal for those short breaks when you just want to relax! Take in the views and test your putting technique on the fabulous 18-hole golf course within the grounds, or try and emulate Scotland’s sporting hero Andy Murray on the tennis courts! There is also a state of the art gym, a beautiful indoor pool, as well as a relaxing spa and sauna area. With so many fantastic facilities on offer, you might not want to leave the hotel! Don’t miss out on this luxurious hotel with fantastic golf course!

With a buzzing cosmopolitan culture, Glasgow has been able to place itself as one of the finest destinations in the UK when it comes to top quality restaurants. Fans of Italian cuisine should check out Sapori D’Italia, which recently received a Certificate of Excellence in 2013 due to its simple yet brilliant menu and excellent service. The bistro-esque layout provides diners with a warm and humbling atmosphere – with speciality dishes including traditional lasagne and homemade meatballs for that authentic Italian feel. This wonderful eatery certainly ticks the boxes when it comes to value for money, you’ll see why Sapori is regarded as one of Glasgow’s best Italian restaurants!

Glasgow has a buzzing nightlife, with plenty of amazing bars, pubs and clubs that are well worth seeing for yourself. Bon Accord on North Street is widely regarded as one of Glasgow’s finest drinking establishments, with staff fully committed to sourcing some fantastic beers from across Europe to provide customers with a wide choice of drinks to suit all tastes. The Bon also hosts annual festivals and regularly host live music nights – which all adds to fantastic atmosphere you will find throughout the year!

Relax in style in the amazing city of Glasgow!

A fresh and modern approach to city living – 4 star – Glasgow

This luxury Top Secret Hotel provides guests with spacious and modern apartments, fitted with a variety of home comforts and easy access to the city centre, giving you a fresh and modern approach to city living!

The property has a reception desk with plenty of information on Glasgow should you want any advice on where to go, and is open 24 hours a day. The lobby also has free Internet, and there is a luggage room and laundry if you should need this service as well. Rooms are air conditioned, and come with a number of useful kitchen facilities such as cooking utensils and oven, a fridge-freezer and microwave so that you have the convenience of being able to cook at your own leisure. There is also a spacious living area with television and other entertainment equipment, as well as a beautiful en-suite bathroom fitted with a large bathtub – ideal for relaxing long soaks after a long day! Rooms are also tended to daily by the fantastic housekeeping service, and there is also a high-speed Internet connection from within rooms as well.

If you are visiting Glasgow on a business trip, or just need to catch up with some work whilst you are here – why not take advantage of the fantastic Business Centre downstairs, with facilities including meeting rooms should you wish to host a conference at the property. There is also a gym and fitness centre if you want to get a workout in before starting your day!

When visiting Glasgow, a trip to Merchant Square is a must. Situated right at the centre of the buzzing Merchant City area, Merchant Square is home to some of Glasgow’s finest restaurants and bars, making it full of atmosphere throughout the year as a regular social spot for Glaswegians and tourists. There are 9 fantastic bars and restaurants, as well as a beautiful indoor courtyard that is a favourite for those who like to people watch! One of the more favoured bars is the Beer Café, which has regular live entertainment, a fantastic array of continental beers and terrific hearty food to keep the punters happy! With over 90 beers available from all over the world, you can keep coming back and trying something new – or stick to your favourite tipple accompanied by a delicious meal! There are also events hosted here throughout the year, including showing live sport on the big screens, as well as weekly craft and design events for the creative types.

Enjoy the amazing atmosphere in wonderful Glasgow!

Superb & beautiful hotel in the heart of Glasgow

This delightful Top Secret Hotel provides guests with a relaxing and comforting room with the added bonus of being minutes away from Glasgow High Street!

Upon arrival the friendly and helpful staff at the 24-hour reception desk will welcome you, and here you can find plenty of information about things to do in the city including excellent private tours! Rooms are spacious and comfortable, and are fitted with modern facilities including a plasma television screen, DVD player, high speed Internet and air conditioning. There is also a fabulous en-suite bathroom, with amenities including a comfortable bathrobe, well-sized bath and shower combo, hairdryer, and a range of complimentary toiletries. The property is also well equipped for those visiting on business too, with a work desk in your room as well as conference facilities elsewhere in the property for additional space.

Glasgow has a wide range of exciting places to eat and drink, and many of these can be found in Merchant Square. If you are a cocktail fan, then head to Metropolitan, which is open until midnight Monday to Thursday and until 3am on Fridays and Saturdays, making it a regular hotspot for those that like to dance the night away! The courtyard feel and the champagne bar which overlooks the square provides a touch of class and style to the venue, and the live music on weekends really draw the crowds in, usually donning their best outfits! For a more food-based venue in the Merchant, the Chop House serves some of the finest steak in Glasgow and is well worth a visit! Set in a classical New York design, the restaurant sources beautiful Angus Beef steaks, fresh seafood and locally sourced farm goods too!

Glasgow history is full of exciting stories, and there are a number of historical attractions in the city and surrounding region that allow visitors to discover and learn more about this amazing past. Govan Old Church has an amazing and unique collection of medieval stones, dating over 1000 years to commemorate those who ruled the Kingdom of Strathclyde. At the church you can discover more about the history of the local region around this time, as well as marvel at the stunning stained glass windows. Truly discover the magic of Glasgow and find out how kings of the past lived, and how they took part in epic battles against the Vikings to defend the Scottish coast. A beautiful piece of Scottish history, you won’t want to miss out!

Discover one of the UK’s finest destinations, and enjoy your time in this superb & beautiful hotel in the heart of Glasgow!

Excellent facilities and great location! – 4 star – Glasgow

This Top Secret Hotel provides guests with excellent facilities and a great location to make sure your stay in Glasgow is one that you will cherish. Located very close to the excitement of Glasgow’s entertainment centre, it is the prime location for those who wish to enjoy the wonderful sights and sounds of Glasgow!

The property is furnished in a contemporary fashion, with a variety of useful facilities available from reception including laundry, car rental and parking. Rooms are fitted with luxurious and spacious en-suite bathrooms, complete with complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer – just in case you forgot to pack your own! Rooms are also equipped with a large flat screen LCD television, high-speed Internet access, a work desk and coffee and tea facilities for when you fancy a brew!

The property also has a themed restaurant, which has an international menu suitable for business lunches, romantic dates or family meals. There is also a bar which serves a variety of beers, wines and cocktails as well as all of your favourite bar snacks! Be sure to check out the amazing Leisure Club on site too, with a state of the art fitness centre that houses an indoor pool as well! You can also treat yourself to some ‘me’ time with a session in the sauna or steam room before having all those aches and pains eased away with a sensual massage.

If you are hoping to sample some traditional Scottish cuisine during your stay in Glasgow, head to the Black Sheep Bistro on Clarendon Street! A family-run restaurant that provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere, the Black Sheep menu offers diners classic homemade food – and sizeable portions at that too! The steak pie is a particular favourite, and the whole menu is extremely reasonably priced which keeps customers coming back! Be sure to book in advance, as the reputation of the Black Sheep is widespread across the city so reservations are a must!

If you are a bit of a shopaholic but also a bit of a culture-vulture, when in Glasgow be sure to check out Sauchiehall Street! At one end there are all your favourite high street shops for you to find a new addition to your wardrobe – whilst at the other end of the street you can discover some Glaswegian history as you learn how the city has developed over the years. There is also a stop for a sightseeing tour bus too!


Beautiful hotel in a fantastic location – 4 star – Glasgow

This beautiful hotel in a fantastic location is situated in the picturesque countryside, with convenient and easy access to the centre of Glasgow. Whether you are visiting the city for business or leisure, this property combines elegance with modern and contemporary style to make your visit to Glasgow that little bit more special!

The property offers luxurious rooms that are designed to make your stay as comfortable as possible, providing guests with a variety of facilities to make this destination ideal for a relaxing weekend break. With the fantastic express check-in service at the 24-hour reception you won’t be stuck waiting around when you first arrive, meaning you can get up to your beautiful room almost straight away! Bedrooms are fitted with a whole host of useful facilities, including high-speed Internet access, a stunning television, spacious living area as well as a four-poster bed that will give you a perfect night’s sleep! Rooms are also fitted with gorgeous en-suite bathrooms, which are equipped with complimentary toiletries, a make up mirror and hairdryer to make sure you’ll have everything you need!

The property also has a fantastic range of leisure facilities on offer for guests. Treat yourself to a wonderfully relaxing massage at the superb Health Club, or enjoy the tranquillity of the indoor pool, saunas and steam room. There is also an on-site beauty therapist where you can enjoy a range of fantastic treatments, leaving you completely at ease and feeling ten years younger!

Sports fans will not be disappointed with a visit to Glasgow, with the Scottish National Stadium of Hampden Park being located right in the heart of the city! Visitors of all ages can enjoy The Hampden Experience, widely regarded as one of the best football museums in the world. There are 14 fantastic galleries with over 2,500 exhibits for fans to marvel at, as well as the evocative Scottish Football Hall of Fame. A visit here would not be complete without a Stadium Tour, where you can experience the underground roadway, see the changing rooms, and test how powerful your shooting is at the Hampden Hotshots gallery! As well as the stadium tour, Hampden Park often has spare tickets available to see the national team play, so be sure to check the fixture list to see if you can join the Tartan Army in cheering the team on!


Iconic hotel just 20 steps from airport terminal – 4 star – Glasgow

This iconic hotel, just 20 steps from the airport terminal, is perfect for those travelling from further afield to the amazing city of Glasgow!

The property has a number of terrific facilities to make your stay as stress-free as possible, particularly if you are visiting on business. Guests have access to conference rooms, presentation equipment, computers and high speed Internet should you wish to host a meeting here – and there are also dry-cleaning facilities to make sure your suit is looking up to scratch!

Rooms are beautifully designed in a modern style, and provide plenty of space for any personal belongings. There is also a fantastic television for entertainment purposes, and guests can purchase pay-per-view movies easily. You also have Internet access, air-conditioning and a fantastic en-suite bathroom too! For those who need a delicious cup of tea or coffee to start their day, rooms have a range of hot drinks that you can make from the comfort of your room. There is also a fantastic room service option, as well as a work desk should you need to do any preparation before that important meeting in the morning!

The property also has a wonderful modern restaurant downstairs, offering some of Scotland’s finest national dishes that are suited to the season – perfect for evening meals or a delicious fry up in the morning! There is also a bar for guests to relax in, providing plenty of space and a terrific menu offering light bites and meals and is open throughout the day!

If you have got a bit of spare time or are visiting for a leisurely trip and fancy a bit of shopping, then the Braehead Shopping Centre and Arena offers a host of fantastic stores to fill your wardrobe! Treat yourself to some new purchases from your favourite high street and designer labels, including Bank, Dorothy Perkins, G-Star Raw, Primark and Warehouse, plus many more! The Braehead also has a number of electronic shops too for the technology fans, including a spacious Apple store where you can try out the iPad! There is also a large food court in the centre where you can stop for lunch in between checking out all of these magnificent shops – you might struggle to bring the bags home! The Intu Braehead Arena also showcases some of the world’s best entertainment acts – so check out what’s on before you arrive! Previous acts have included Oasis, Beyonce, and The Strokes!

Enjoy your stay in the buzzing city of Glasgow!

Beautiful golf & spa resort overlooking the river – 5 star – Glasgow

Indulge in a beautiful golf & spa resort overlooking the river. This Top Secret Hotel is just minutes away from Glasgow airport, and less than a half an hour drive away from the city centre! Previously a baronial mansion, the property has been converted into a stunning golf and spa resort, with beautiful views of the River Clyde and situated in a peaceful woodland area. The property has a number of top-quality facilities for guests to enjoy, to make your trip to Glasgow one of pure luxury!

Rooms are beautifully designed in a contemporary style, and with large comfortable beds facing a large television you’ll be able to relax in style! There is also a gorgeous en-suite bathroom, which is equipped with complimentary toiletries for your convenience. Additional facilities include a turndown service, optional butler service, a well stocked mini bar, and daily housekeeping to make sure you can return from a day out to fresh sheets and a clean room! There is also large wardrobe space for clothes, and a work desk should you need it. The hotel has a Business Centre too, which provides users with presentation equipment, Internet access and conference rooms available for hire.

The property also has some stunning gardens in the surrounding grounds, which also includes a championship standard golf course! There is a fantastic leisure club as well, which has a beautiful indoor heated pool and relaxing spa where you can enjoy a number of treatments and massages.

Just a short drive away from your hotel you can find the wonderful Loch Lomond National Park – one of the finest pieces of Scottish countryside. Covering some 720 square miles, the National Park has a variety of rivers, mountains, forests and woodlands for visitors to explore and enjoy. Loch Lomond is the largest stretch of freshwater in Great Britain, and provides some truly stunning scenery that you won’t want to miss out on seeing for yourself. There are also a number of leisure activities available to enjoy in the grounds, such as using the 17 mile cycle path, as well as the Loch Lomond Golf Club which has previously hosted the Scottish Open tournament. The loch is also used for water sports and attracts visitors from around the UK to try their hand at kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, jet skiing and more! Those who wish to use the loch in a less active manner can enjoy the relaxing cruises from the town of Balloch, which allows you to enjoy the serenity of this beautiful area of Scotland.

Have a wonderful time in stunning Scotland!