A Glasgow Staycation with Abode Hotels
Glasgow’s bath street is known for it’s bars, restaurants, shops and clubs. A girl can literally spend a day (and night) on the one street in the city. I spent a fair few nights of my university days in the basement bars dotted along the city getting my party on. I’ve had cocktails in Tiki Bar, gotten my nails done in the salon and shopped my way from one way to the other. But one thing I’ve never done on Bath Street (or in Glasgow in general actually) is to spend a night in a hotel in the city. So when the lovely folks at Abode invited me to stay a night with a friend, I jumped at the chance.
Once you step over the entrance of Glasgow’s Abode Hotel, you step out of the hustle and bustle of the city and into the past. The entrance leads on to the buildings original elevator, and old fashioned contraption with a gate and a door. Once we checked in with the lovely receptionist and had a chat with the manager, we jumped into the elevator and went to our room to get dressed for dinner.
My January blues were swiftly chased away the minute I stepped into our lovely room. A huge space at the top of the building, the rooms are super quiet and luxurious, with no hustle and bustle from the city, despite being in the middle of everything. Our room was clean, spacious and had the most comfortable bed I think I’ve ever slept in. You know you like a place when you’re excited to go to bed. And I was excited. We sat on the cute sofa to have a chat and get ready, and to ooh and aah at the lovely space.
Dinner in the Brasserie Abode was another phenomenal experience. We started off with cocktails and nibbles - try the Clover Club, it’s amazing. Then we moved on to dinner. Our waitress was super knowledgable about the menu, and was able to recommend various dishes for us to try. I had the Brasserie Burger, which was so huge I had to use a knife and fork to eat it. It came served with fries, and made me glad I hadn't had a starter. It was delicious and cooked to perfection. My friend had Roasted Cod Loin, which was served with Cavolo Nero, pancetta mash and lemon olive oil. We both felt totally spoiled, between our food and wine, it was a totally luxurious dinner, and one I would recommend to anyone visiting the city. The creme brûlée was the perfect end to the meal, and the poor staff had to practically roll us out of the door.
Thanks to the amazing location of the hotel, we were able to hit up a few of the bars on Bath Street to end our night. I know I might be a little biased as it’s my home city, but Glasgow really is one of the best places in the world fora night out. and the best bit? We only had to walk down the street to get home for the night!
The next morning, after an amazing sleep, we headed downstairs to check out and grab some breakfast. As my favourite meal, I usually go in on the food at breakfast time. Abode has some amazing options, including a full Scottish breakfast, smoked salmon scrambled eggs and crab omelette. I mean a crab omelette for goodness sake! I went for poached eggs and avocado on toast, and my friend had the salmon. there was an amazing selection of yoghurts, cereals and juices - and it might officially be one of the best breakfasts i’ve ever had.
After we’d filled up on the delicious breakfast it was time to head for the train home. I’ve been spoiled now, and will be booking myself into the Abode again when I next have a night out in town. Who knew there was such a lovely place to stay in the middle of all the hustle and bustle? I’d recommend it to anyone.
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