The Best Holiday Apartments in Glasgow

Marvel at the intricate Doulton Fountain in Glasgow Green on a trip to Scotland
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Contributor3 December 2020

For a long-planned weekend away, you’ll want to make sure you choose the right apartment in Glasgow. Maybe you want to experience this Scottish city like a local, or would rather have your own quiet space away from all the fuss – either way, research is key. From the HQ of a former shipping company to luxury suites in Merchant City and along the River Kelvin, here are the best holiday apartments Glasgow has to offer.

Native Apartments Glasgow

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The former HQ of the Anchor Line Shipping Company, this maritime building houses both apartments and studios with a palpable nautical influence. Inside, the decor nods to 1920s ocean liners, with features such as terrazzo flooring, glimmering tiles and timber panelling, while other perks keep the suites fully modern. There’s also 24/7 support and weekly housekeeping, plus two restaurants and a location that plays peekaboo with George Square.
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Amadeus

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This sought-after abode is set on the east bank of the River Kelvin, housing two great-value apartments done up with trendy interiors. Contactless check-in is available, and you’ll be provided with a list of local breakfast locations. As for location, you’re just a short and leafy stroll from nearby Kelvingrove Park and the sky-piercing spires of the University of Glasgow – an attraction in its own right.
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Destiny Scotland Apartments at Nelson Mandela Place

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Situated on historic Nelson Mandela Place – so-called after the city awarded Mandela freedom of Glasgow during apartheid – these soft palette apartments tick lots of boxes. They’re quiet, well-equipped and close to the best shops, bars and restaurants in town. Queen Street Station is also right around the corner, with trains departing regularly for the bucolic and blustery Scottish Highlands.
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Fraser Suites

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Squeezed into a tightly packed quadrant of streets, these fully serviced Merchant City apartments come with super-comfy beds, plush sofas, flatscreen TVs and a breakfast room for grab-and-go treats. For a taste of Glasgow life, there’s no better introduction than by taking a stroll down to George Square. Flanked by the City Chambers and Queen Street Station, the suites pay decorative tributes to some of the most famous Scots, including poets Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott, and inventor James Watt.
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Embassy Apartments

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Ideal for longer stays, these self-catering apartments are right in the thick of it – with the West End, Finnieston and Charing Cross all converging on the doorstep. They come with ample handy perks, too: early check-in, free parking, discount breakfasts, first-name room service and wake-up calls if you need one. Some of the city’s best late-night bars are a mere stumble away.
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  • Dreamhouse at Blythswood Apartments Glasgow

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    These one- and two-bed serviced apartments lie at the heart of the city centre’s mini Financial District, but started life under one roof as a private Victorian townhouse. Today, the original ceilings, cupola and staircase are still in place, drawing a mix of business and leisure travellers due to its one-size-fits-all location. A host will be there to meet and greet you on arrival, and parking is available if you’re travelling by car.
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    VKM Apartments

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    If you’re looking for an insight into Glasgow’s arts scene, this cluster of Airbnb-style apartments couldn’t be better situated. Right around the corner is the enclave of Pollokshields and its hangar-sized Tramway, a repurposed industrial space for theatre and art events that’s become a popular fixture with Glaswegians. The apartments themselves may not look polished on the outside, but the rooms are pleasant enough, with bumper-sized lounges, corner sofas and open-plan kitchenettes to ensure a comfy stay.
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    City Apartments Glasgow

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    City Apartments Glasgow
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    These fully serviced apartments overlook the winding River Kelvin and put guests within minutes of Kelvinbridge’s boutique shops and cafes. Browse them at your own pace as you make your way along Great Western Road, and round the afternoon off with a show at Websters Theatre or a craft brew at Inn Deep. All the apartments are equipped with modern furniture, appliances and speedy wifi.
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    These recommendations were updated on December 3, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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