One Devonshire Gardens Hotel
A luxurious townhouse hotel in the heart of Glasgow
One Devonshire Gardens Hotel
Officially known as Hotel Du Vin, the hotel is best known simply by its address; One Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow. The rise to fame of this building in some ways mirrors the rise of Glasgow.
In Glasgow’s early years, it was merely a tiny settlement on the River Clyde banks. It was to grow to become the largest seaport in Scotland. The 18th century saw it become a central hub for transatlantic trade with North America and the West Indies. Today it is the most populous city in Scotland and the third most populous in the UK.
This hotel has 49 rooms and the Hotel Du Vin signature stylish eatery, bar, well-stocked Whiskey Room and a rather special cigar shack. The ideal location for your Private Tour of Scotland.
A Grand Victorian Street
The hotel has different options when it comes to rooms and suites.
With high ceilings and many original Victorian features, each of the rooms features luxurious beds with hand sprung mattresses, fine linens, deep baths and plasma TVs.
Classic Rooms with a king-size or super king-size bed with some featuring a cosy sitting and separate dressing area; Deluxe Rooms with super king-size or twin beds and a lounge area.
With high ceilings and many original Victorian features, each of the suites has luxurious beds with hand sprung mattresses, fine linens, deep baths and plasma TVs.
The Junior Suites have super king-size beds, period fireplaces, large bay windows and a comfortable lounge area.
The Suites have super king-size beds, and some feature a separate lounge area or are spread over two floors.
The Signature Belle Epoque Suite has a super king-size bed and separate living and dining area with space for up to six people overlooking the secret garden.
The Signature Toques et Clochers Suite has a super king-size bed and a spacious separate lounge area with dining table.
The elegant bistro provides a relaxed setting for luncheon or dinner. A guiding principle for the menu is to use fresh, locally sourced produce, all available, if the mood takes you, with wine or whisky of your choice. The bar boasts over 300 whiskies and some 600 wines.
The hotel offers various beauty treatments to make sure its guests feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
A thriving national culture hub, Glasgow’s many attractions include its architecture, theatre, opera, ballet, art, and science. It is a favoured visitor destination and is the fifth most visited city in the UK. However, it hasn’t always been the case. The city’s Celtic name Glas cu means ‘dear green place.’
However, the harsh economics of the 1930s saw a downturn in its fortunes. In the ’60s, competition from the emerging economies of Japan and West Germany signalled a substantial decline for Glasgow’s fortunes. For a considerable time, it was to become anything but a ‘dear green place.’
Developers built properties in the 1870s. For example, Devonshire Gardens comprised a terrace of five Victorian townhouses. It was a time of enormous industry and prosperity for the city, which had become world-famous for its manufacturing and heavy engineering expertise in shipbuilding and trains.
The townhouses in Devonshire Gardens would have been homes to wealthy industrialists, factory owners, and financiers. Instead, as Glasgow’s fortunes waned, the once-proud townhouses suffered decline also.
In 1986 Ken McCulloch opened a hotel at number one Devonshire Gardens. Over time, it has expanded to occupy all five houses and has become a luxury 5-star hotel and a favoured celebrity haunt. The list is long and features names such as Michael Jackson, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Lionel Ritchie, Robbie Black, and Jon Bon Jovi. The Hotel, which the Hotel Du Vin Group now owns, also has a marriage licence.
Visit Glasgow Cathedral, which escaped destruction during the Scottish Reformation and is an almost complete 13th-century church or go to Kelvingrove Art Gallery, a magnificent art collection and Scotland’s most popular gallery. Pay a visit to Tenement House, a virtually unaltered, fantastic time capsule of everyday items gathered and used over the 55 years of the lady who lived here.
Glasgow features in our Classic and Scottish Highlights tours, and we recommend three or four nights at One Devonshire Gardens to enable you to explore this romantic city and its surroundings. Tours can be customised to include any special interests.
In the Fashionable West End
On a Grand Tree Lined Street
- Bespoke Amenities
- Near Botanical Gardens
- Near Kelvingrove
- Massage and Beauty Treatments
- Bistro and Bar
Townhouse Suite Bedroom
Townhouse Suite Bathroom
Conservatory Suite Bathroom
Bar and Lounge
Help us make your trip exceptional
Our UK office-based staff will listen to what you want to see and experience.
Whether you are a honeymoon couple, a family or a corporate incentive group, our team’s collective resources will be brought together to build the experience that’s right for you.
We will require your arrival and departure dates, details of your personal preferences and places that you would like to visit as well as the events you would like to experience.
We will then prepare a draft itinerary and send it to you by email for your approval. Once agreed, we will send you a Booking Confirmation with Personalised Itinerary and Information Pack via email.