I stayed in a total of four different places while visiting Glasgow and Edinburgh on my trip to Scotland in 2018 and truly enjoyed my stay at each one. Here are my recommendations:
- Mar Hall in Glasgow- Mar Hall was the venue that my friend’s wedding reception was held. Her parents graciously rented out a lodge on the property and invited all the bridesmaids to stay with bride the night before the wedding. We had so much fun! I loved staying in such a nice place. It is about a 5 minute drive from the Glasgow airport and about a 10 minute drive into the city centre. I would definitely recommend staying at Mar Hall if you can swing it.
- Angelo’s place Airbnb in Glasgow- This Airbnb was no Mar Hall but it was a great place to stay. It was highly rated and reviewed on Airbnb. We booked it for three nights. It had everything we needed and was just what we were looking for to spend a few nights in the city. The location was great, as it was only about a five minute taxi or bus ride into the city centre. The host was extremely helpful and even offered to give us recommendations regarding restaurants around Glasgow.
- Northbridge Lofts in Edinburgh- This apartment was absolutely beautiful! It was more on the expensive side but again, gorgeous. After we arrived at the Edinburgh train station, we walked around for quite some time before finding it (though it’s only down the street from the station, we were trying to enter from the wrong side) but once we found it we never wanted to leave. The interior design is incredible. And the bathroom was amazing. The apartment is right in the heart of Edinburgh in the Old Town area. We found it to be within walking distance of everything we wanted to do. We didn’t have to use any kind of transportation for getting around Edinburgh, as this apartment was in such a great location.
- Courtyard by Mariott in Glasgow- We stayed at this hotel on our last night because we had to be at the airport bright and early (read: dark and rainy) the next morning. It was a really nice hotel for a decent price. There is also a cool bar/restaurant downstairs!
I can’t wait to visit this beautiful country again and find new amazing places to stay.
If you’re looking for recommendations on where to eat or what to do in Scotland, I’ve got you covered! See my Where to Eat in Glasgow, Scotland post or Where to Eat in Edinburgh, Scotland post for restaurant recommendations. Or see my What to do in Glasgow, Scotland post and What to do in Edinburgh, Scotland post for ideas on how to spend your time. 🙂