Old Town Chambers, Edinburgh
Rates from £240
Overview: Tucked away in Old Town, these 50 uniquely designed apartments range from studio to one-, two- and three-bedroom options and two penthouses.
The property: The buildings housing these luxury apartments includes a 15th-century medieval townhouse. The property has modernized, but original architectural details remain.
Dining options: Each room has a kitchen (full or a wet-bar) stocked with necessities: Nespresso pods, tea and milk. But, given your prime location, bars, restaurants and cafés abound.
Good to know: A 24-hour concierge will help with everything from loaning you a hair straightener to requests for flowers, chocolate or wine to be waiting for you upon arrival.
Glencoe House, Glencoe
Rates from £425
Overview: Located in the Highlands, this Scottish Baronial manor features eight huge suites in the main house and six Bell Tower suites, each with a private patio.
The property: Glencoe House is the former home of Lord Strathcona, a Scottish-born Canadian businessman. Built in 1896, it has been restored but maintains its grandeur.
Dining options: Depending on your room type, you can dine privately in your suite or in the Great Hall. Breakfast can be taken in your room, and all suites come with a well-stocked bar.
Good to know: The vibe is all about slowing down—stroll the property’s 10 acres, admire the woodland garden and explore nearby Glencoe Lochan, a lake surrounded by woods.
Nearby: To learn more about this storied area’s history, folklore, adventure opportunities and wildlife, a trip to the nearby Glencoe Visitor Centre is a must.
Radisson RED Glasgow, Glasgow
Rates from £146
Overview: This 174-room hotel sits on the banks of the River Clyde, and many of its studio-style rooms and suites come with views of the iconic waterway.
The property: The hotel’s vibe is modern, with Apple TVs in every room, free Wi-Fi and a digital wall in the lobby with recommendations for dining options and local attractions.
Dining options: RED Sky Bar is popular with locals who sip cocktails on the outdoor patio. OUIBar + KTCHN is more casual, offering local cuisine and a full buffet breakfast.
Good to know: Check-in and check-out can easily be done through the RED app, and extra amenities, such as towels and pillows, are just a quick message away.
Nearby: You’re a leisurely stroll from Finnieston, one of Glasgow’s coolest neighbourhoods, where there’s a seemingly endless array of bars, restaurants and cafés.
[This story appears in the June 2019 edition of WestJet Magazine.]
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