“Boutique B&B in an opulent Victorian townhouse between the city centre and the West End”
There are 5 rooms. All resemble suites, thanks to their luxurious beds and generous proportions. Most are furnished with sofas or armchairs, too.
The largest is the vast first-floor Charles Rennie Mackintosh room: the size of an average apartment, it has wood floors, ornate cornices, an original fireplace and 3 lofty sash windows overlooking the leafy garden square outside.
Next door, with views to the rear, is Thistle, which has soft pink and caramel colours, and a separate loo and shower room. Immediately above on the second floor, Heather is more metro-masculine, with black, white, silver and charcoal décor and a roomy white-tiled bathroom. Both of these rooms look out over gardens and the green dome of the Mitchell Library.
At the front of the second floor, Blue Suite is another generous room, this time decorated in shades of pewter and blue. From the windows, the Italianate Trinity College towers can be seen clearly. Inside, it has a dove-grey carpet, a royal blue velvet sofabed in the lounge area, and a free-standing roll-top tub and monsoon shower in the glitzy bathroom.
Ground-floor Tartan (not available during the winter months, when Laura and Shane take it over) has a period fireplace and decorative cornicing, with white décor, a bathtub and a monsoon shower.
All the rooms are lovely and have fold-out wooden window shutters, plasma TVs with DVD players, remote-controlled underfloor heating in the bathrooms, and duck-down pillows and duvets on super-kingsize beds (the bed in Thistle can convert into 2 singles). Tea and coffee-making facilities, iPod docks, bathrobes, hairdryers, thick towels and toiletries are also provided.
Breakfast is served in your room. You place your order the night before and it’s brought in on individual trays. All rooms have small tables, but the trays have legs and can be propped over your knees if you fancy breakfast in bed.
The mainstay of the menu is the full Scottish breakfast: sausages, fried eggs, bacon, potato cakes, mushrooms and black pudding. The eggs are free range, and the black pudding is from Stornaway in the Outer Hebrides. Other cooked options include smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on toast, and bacon and tomato rolls. You can also choose from a selection of standard cereals, or you can go for a continental breakfast of pastries, fruit and yoghurt. Laura will give you her mobile phone number so you can call or text if you need more toast or milk.
15 Glasgow doesn’t offer evening meals but Laura is happy to help you find or book a restaurant - and there really are hundreds to choose from, many within walking distance.
Ages 5+ are welcome at 15 Glasgow; the ambiance is welcoming and informal.
Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)
The Blue Suite has a sofabed, but there are no baby cots (you can bring your own travel cot if you wish).
A babysitting service is available on request.