Last month I took a weekend Break to one of my fave cities and stayed at the Native Glasgow.
The Native brand offer apartments and accommodation that encompass the location and make you feel at home right away. All of the buildings, styles and designs are different and that’s what makes them unique. You will want to visit them all as they truly have a different experience to offer. Native is set in a Grade 1 listed building In the centre of the city. The location could not be any more perfect!
All the rooms they offer come fully equipped with a fully equipped kitchen. Fully stocked with tea, coffee even fresh milk on our arrival.
The small details count!
We were greeted by local treats by Tantrum Donuts too, which we soon discovered were AMAZING and a favourite spot in Glasgow
The room included a seating area for your meals and a small lounge and bedroom area perfect for 2. However, you can also upgrade to larger apartments and we got a sneak peek. They are perfect for a longer stay and feel like the perfect setup away from home that doesn’t feel like your in a hotel. Total privacy.
One thing for me that stood out was the luxury Elemis toiletries in the bathroom and…for a plus size girl. The bathroom was HUGE and the bathrobes are also really big too! No embarrassment with small towels.
The Native in Glasgow is set in an Edwardian building. Furthermore, The old Anchor Line’s shipping companies headquarters with the opulence of a 1920’s ocean liner. And let me tell you, it’s luxury! Set amongst this building are the Apartments, The Atlantic brassiere restaurant set in the basement and the Anchorline restaurant and bar.
The Atlantic Brasserie
On our first evening, we dined in the Atlantic Brasserie in the basement. You can access this from the apartments so no need to go outside. And again, It is very much first like you was in first-class quarters on a ship.
The service was out of this world! It’s not fair to mention that the menu was too! We had all three courses and each dish was perfectly presented and full of flavour. It was a real treat! I was also very surprised to see such a 5* restaurant having a very affordable menu choice and price too!
The Anchorline at Native Glasgow
The final part of the puzzle is the Anchorline Restaurant. It is the heart of the building and where it all began. The first class booking headquarters back in the day. This is where you are trea for breakfast. The walls are lined with history found by a student at Glasgow University and tells the story of the historical building.
We were served by a lovely man who told us that his great grandma was a cleaner at the bookings office and I could tell his passion for history. He showed up the walls of history including the original letters for planning permission and the story behind what happened to the cruise line after the war. The staircase is even lined with memorabilia found from the ships too. I could have spent the whole day here!
Finally, We took the time to explore some new spaces over the next few days including seeing Dippy at Kelvingrove Museum. We also popped in the Gallery of Modern art which was a stone’s throw away and explored the architecture of the city.
The weather may have been a bit rubbish but we loved our time in Glasgow and I truly believe this is because of the wonderful stay and welcome we had from the team.
Prices start from £70 per night and you can book direct here.
*gifted stay but all of my opinions are my own