The 2014 Commonwealth Games have officially kicked off in the land of kilts, the Loch Ness monster and whisky. Held in Glasgow, Scotland, the games will run from the 23 July to the 3 August 2014.
It’s an exciting moment for Scotland – despite the fact that it has hosted the 1970 and 1986 Olympic Games; this will be the largest ever multi-port event that the country has ever hosted.
When you are dusting off your tartan and deciding where to stay, it is worth noting that ticket holders are allowed to use public transport for free on the day of the event. Glasgow has a great train system, with additional trains added for the games – so accommodation a little further out might be more affordable.
We took a look through our database of accommodation and pulled out a few of our top-rated accommodation options in and around Glasgow:
This luxurious and stylish boutique Bed & Breakfast has been voted one of the coolest places to stay in the UK. Located on the edge of the city centre and close to the heart of West End, the hotel prides itself on attention to detail.
The sophisticated design of the Victorian townhouse boasts original fireplaces and huge rooms. The light and bright décor, as well as the delicious Scottish breakfast will have you feeling at home in no time. It’s close to Charring Cross station, so you’ll have no issues getting to the right Commonwealth Games events.
No 15 Hotel has been rated 9.9 out of a possible 10 by 178 guest reviews on HotelsCombined
This hotel is located further from the centre of Glasgow, but still an easy 20 minute stroll from the train station. Its idyllic setting in Carmunnock gives guests the perfect opportunity to experience the Scottish countryside within easy access of the city.
Each of the eight bedrooms has been specially designed by Dame Mary Durack and is equipped with all the style and luxury of a deluxe hotel. The beautiful grounds mean that the hotel is a popular wedding location and perfect for a weekend away.
Carnbooth House Hotel Glasgow has been rated 9.3 out of a possible 10 by 189 guest reviews on HotelsCombined
This grand hotel is situated in the centre of Glasgow, within walking distance of the city’s major sights and destinations. With a spa and wellness centre onsite, it is the perfect place to unwind after a day of cheering on your country at the Commonwealth Games.
After the games, head back to the hotel restaurant for a fun atmosphere and an award-winning cocktail or two. They have a film club, day spa and even a salon overlooking the gardens. Is there anything more you could need?!
Blythwood Square, Glasgow has been rated 9.2 out of a possible 10 by 1,216 guest reviews on HotelsCombined
This family-run guesthouse is located within walking distance from the city’s centre. With a nice mix of tradition, combined with all of the modern facilities and touches you could need, the elegantly restored house provides a great base for your stay in Glasgow.
Breakfast is provided daily and the owners of the guesthouse will do all that they can to ensure that your stay is enjoyable. Coffee shops and restaurants (the chance to sample Haggis, perhaps?) are on the doorstep – an easy option on your way to or from the games.
Alamo Guest House has been rated 9.5 out of a possible 10 by 430 guest reviews on HotelsCombined
Located in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre, this vibrant hotel is within walking distance to Glasgow’s popular shopping centres and sights. Breakfast is included daily and you’ll love the comfortable rooms and the brightly coloured hotel interiors.
There is a train station nearby (which will make it easy to get to the Commonwealth games), a coffee shop on the corner and if you need further convincing – you’ll be pleased to hear about the complimentary mini bar.
Hotel Indigo Glasgow has been rated 9.3 out of a possible 10 by 1164 guest reviews on HotelsCombined
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