Modern inside, Georgian outside and situated in the heart of Glasgow overlooking trees and a green square, Blythswood Square is within walking distance of the main attractions in the city.
The hotel has 100 bedrooms including four spacious suites and a top floor penthouse. It also has a restaurant, bars, a private screening room and event facilities. Subtle touches remind you, this is a Scottish hotel and it’s mixed with modern furnishings, fabulous lighting, especially in the restaurant and this award-winning five star hotel gets the thumbs up. Rooms (well mine) was compact, the bed supremely comfortable and I slept like a log.
Over two basement levels, this is a huge spa with a vast array of hydrotherapy and vitality pools, relaxation areas and thermal experiences to satisfy the most discerning spa go-er. It’s even got a name – the Blythswood Thermal Experience is a seven stage journey of alternating temperature experiences designed to soothe, relax and detoxify the body prior to spa treatments or as a restorative therapy. It’s home to ishga, a luxury spa range designed and created in the Hebrides and boasts a full treatment menu so you can experience some incredible Scottish seaweed treatments.
There are nine treatment rooms in the spa including a double suite and the treatment menu is vast, offering a full range of face, body and holistic treatments from organic range ila as well as Anne Semonin and Elemis.
Complete with Rhassoul and a choice of wet and dry relaxation rooms as well a spa lounge where you can enjoy a bite to eat – The Spa at Blythswood Square is a must-visit destination on any trip to Glasgow.
Blythswood pioneered Scotland’s first Seaweed Bath complete with organic seaweed sourced direct from the Hebrides and as I had spent the day harvesting said seaweed with the founders of ishga it was only right that I tried it first-hand. A bit slimy and initially rather odd, within minutes I had relaxed in the warm bath water and was enjoying the hydrating and detoxing benefits of the seaweed bath. The seaweed is vacuum packed and delivered fresh to the spa and this synergy between spa, seaweed and locally sourced ingredients is brilliant. I went on to try the ishga Facial which includes signature facial massage, the ishga product range and all in all was refreshing, relaxing and made my skin look healthy and alive.
ishga Facial £80
ishga Seaweed Bath £25
Accommodation: A classic room for 2 people would start from £120BB