We stayed at Blythswood Square from the 15th to the 18th of January so we could do a bit of shopping, spend time with my sister, and enjoy the spa experience. Our room was lovely and we were really happy with the selection of movies that you can watch for free. My husband struggled to work the safe, but someone came up to help him with it. The breakfast was good.
We had afternoon tea in the hotel after we checked in on the 15th. It was excellent, especially the champagne! The sandwiches, scones and cakes were delicious and the service was excellent. The waitress was very friendly and took some photos of us.
We went to the spa on the 17th and had booked the Couples Spa Treatment. One treatment we did together was the mud chamber, which was good fun. Then I had a facial and he had a hot stone massage, both excellent. The whole spa is really exciting: big jacuzzi, pool, different saunas and steam rooms. We were really enjoying our day until it was time for our spa lunch. We sat for ages in the spa restaurant waiting for service, and could see other unhappy customers waiting for their afternoon tea. It is not that large a restaurant so I don't know how they weren't managing. My husband had received phonecalls in advance asking us for our dietary requirements, likes and dislikes, etc, all provided. But today they didn't seem to have any of that information, as they offered us the spa lunch of the day which had seafood in it! So after more waiting for information, we were told we could choose something different to the value of £15, so I just chose the soup and my husband chose a plain sandwich. We ordered a de-caf cappuccino for me and tea for him. We heard the waitress phone upstairs to place the order, and she did not ask for de-caf. So I reminded her it was a de-caf. She came over and explained that all of their cappuccinos are de-caf as standard, so they just call it a cappuccino! Needless to say, I did not drink the cappuccino that was eventually put in front of me. What a lot of nonsense! A cappuccino by definition is a shot of espresso (caffeinated!) with foamed milk on top. My goodness, if shes right then a lot of people are being cheated out of their caffeine fix! (But I seriously doubt that she is right.)
The soup and sandwiches finally came, and someone came down with a bread basket for me to choose bread from, although I wasn't given spread. The food was fine, although at this point we had been sitting in our robes for ages with damp swimwear underneath, enough time had been wasted and we wanted to get back to the spa. The service in the spa restaurant was shockingly bad - such as shame as the spa facilities are excellent. I hope they can sort this out.
We did enjoy our stay and would stay here again - it is our go-to hotel in Glasgow. But we will not be dining in the spa area again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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- Blythswood Square Hotel Glasgow
- Blythswood Square Glasgow, Scotland