Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire, Glasgow
Scotland G12 0UX
Tel: 44 141 339 2001
Concierge.com's insider take:
Set in a grand 1886 terrace of five three-story town houses in the genteel West End, One Devonshire is generally reckoned to be the finest hotel in town. A recent $3.8-million makeover added an upscale bistro, while the acquisition of the final house in the terrace—once owned by the shipping magnate and art collector Sir William Burrell—has increased the number of rooms and suites to 49. The spacious rooms are individually furnished, some in airy cream and silver, others in opulent chocolate and crimson, with silks, wools, rich woods, and judicious use of Victorian-patterned wall coverings. Many of the Classic and Grand rooms have four-poster beds, open fireplaces, and huge bay windows. The hotel's elegant suites are exceptional; our favorite is the Mews Suite, a private duplex with its own entrance, sauna, and bar facilities, as well as a door to the hotel's magical garden. Downstairs, settle into one of the Whisky room's leather sofas and enjoy a dram—there are 300 to choose from, ranging from $6.50 to $148 a nip. One Devonshire does traditional in a thoroughly stylish way. Perfect example: the bell boys who manage to look wonderfully hip in straight-legged Cameron of Erracht tartan trousers.