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Iconic Glasgow hotel named among the best to stay at in Scotland

The Glasgow hotel was praised for its 'unique' position in the heart and soul of the city. <i>(Image: Getty)</i>
The Glasgow hotel was praised for its 'unique' position in the heart and soul of the city. (Image: Getty)

An iconic Glasgow institution has been named among the best hotels to stay at in Scotland for 2023.

The list, which was compiled by the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler, showcased a number of hotels across the country such as Rusacks in St Andrews and The Caledonian in Edinburgh.

Speaking of the list, Coste Nast Traveler said: "Whether you're looking for a cosmopolitan city break or hoping to explore Scotland's stunning coastline on the road trip of a lifetime, there's somewhere stunning for any type of traveler."

Glasgow hotel named among the best to stay at in Scotland

Glasgow Times: The Voco Grand Central Hotel was the only Glasgow entry to be named among the best in Scotland.
Glasgow Times: The Voco Grand Central Hotel was the only Glasgow entry to be named among the best in Scotland.

The Voco Grand Central Hotel was the only Glasgow entry to be named among the best in Scotland. (Image: Google Maps)

The voco Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow was the only spot in the city to make it on the well-respected list.

It was praised for its "unique" place in the heart and soul of the city with the site also complementing the hotel's "Victorian swank" and "comfortable and contemporary" rooms.

The Coste Nast Traveler reviewers said: "No other hotel in Glasgow is more intimately connected to the city than this one, physically, socially, and sentimentally."

It added that the Grand Central Hotel is "Glasgow in miniature."

Speaking of the accommodation and facilities at the hotel, the website said: "The rooms are comfortable and contemporary yet retain enough of their Victorian swank (and quirks) to lift them out of the ordinary.

"The gigantic globe chandelier above the Champagne Bar, a glitterball de luxe, might almost serve as a civic emblem, suspended between a gold-leaf-encrusted ceiling and a fine marble floor, while at neighboring tables laddies and lassies partake in fizz and blether on to each other, and wee wise grannies who’ve heard all that before make quick work of their Porn Star Martinis, and outside the currents of a great city go swirling by."

The hotel has attracted some huge names over the years with the likes of former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill and 60s pop icons The Beatles being among its many distinguished guests.

See all the hotels named among Scotland's best

Here are all of the hotels named among Scotland's best for 2023:

  • Cameron House, Loch Lomond

  • Gleneagles Townhouse, Edinburgh

  • Rusacks, St Andrews

  • Virgin Hotels, Edinburgh

  • The Dipping Lugger, Ullapool

  • Waldorf Astoria - The Caledonian, Edinburgh

  • Glenapp Castle, Ayrshire

  • The Balmoral, Edinburgh

  • Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire

  • Voco Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

  • Kinloch Lodge, Isle of Skye

  • The Fife Arms, Braemar

  • The Belmond Royal Scotsman

  • Killiehuntly Farmhouse and Cottages

  • Lundies House

Find out more about the list on the Conde Nast Traveler website.