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  • 4.0 star rating
    29/11/2011

    I can't comment on the Cathedral House as a hotel since I've not spent the night here, but judging on its food, service and charm I would say it's a good bet.

    I visited the bar area here with a pal since we fancied eating somewhere a bit different, and wanted somewhere off the beaten track. The Cathedral House didn't disappoint. Set in a rustic looking mahogany bar with big chairs, it's very cosy. The service was friendly, we were well looked after and well fed. The portions are big, rich and of a really high quality. We opted for fish and chips which were served up at a generous size. We could barely move afterwards but it was worth it!

    The menu is varied enough so there is something for everyone, and the food and booze selection is of a higher standard than what you would find along the Argyll Street stretcch. Had a nosey round the building too and reckon it would be a very cosy B&B to stay in - lovely looking rooms and a wee function suite. They do always say you should judge a palce by its toilets, which were also spotless!

    If you're looking for a different place to dine or to stop by for a night, I would highly recommend this quirky little slice of serenity. It's in the city centre but far away enough from the madding crowd to be peaceful. It's set in a district of Glasgow which hosts some of the oldest buildings in the city, so if you fancy waking up in a place of historial atmosphere then this is the rest house for you!

  • 3.0 star rating
    8/1/2010
    First to Review

    This hotel bar's setting across from the spectacular Necropolis cemetery really couldn't be more apt. I don't mean that because it's at home in the most historic area of Glasgow, nor is it because it's an hauntingly atmospheric setting, but rather, more crassly, because it's always dead.

    It's a shame really. While by all accounts the hotel itself represents a quirky and enjoyable place to stay, as a bar Cathedral House is just that little bit too far off the beaten track to be considered by locals.

    Housed in a beautiful, castle-like building with a decent range of beers on tap, it's definitely worth popping into it if you're in the vicinity, although it's perhaps not an area to explore too much at night.

  • 4.0 star rating
    17/4/2010

    This hotel is a touch of class, it really is. The building itself is beautiful and looks majestic and castle like but with a good dollop of quirkiness about it.

    I disagree with Paul in that I have never seen this place looking dead, I'd say it's more quietly atmospheric. It's only 5 minutes from the Merchant City and has lovely views of Glasgow Cathedral, St Mungo's Museum and the astounding Necropolis cemetery. It may not sit right in the middle of all the action of Glasgow City Centre but I'd pick somewhere gorgeous but 5 minutes away from it all over your bog standard, boring, city centre chain hotel any day.

    This hotel has 7 delightful, simple bedrooms with spotless bathrooms, some with large corner baths. The decor is a touch Gothic and goes well with the general atmosphere of the hotel. The furniture (including a four poster beds) are dark wood and there is dark patterned wallpaper creating a comfortable, cosy, old fashioned look.

    The traditional looking bar is a pleasure to sit in and the staff are so friendly. I love the black and white tiled floor and dark wooden staircase up to the second level. If your really lucky and get a nice sunny day then check out the newly refurbished beer garden.

    I have yet to sample the Cathedral House Hotel's pub and international classics evening menu but I have had a cup of tea and a pastry or two in the afternoon. The make their own pastries, cakes and muffins fresh every morning and they are delicious.

    The hotel regularly hosts clairvoyance, ghost hunting and murder mystery evenings and I can't think of a better venue for an evening of spooky entertainment!

  • 4.0 star rating
    6/2/2011

    Someone's leaving do at this place. Upstairs room, surprisingly spacious. Great finger food (spring rolls, wraps, samosas and sandwiches) and hot food (rice with chicken or lamb curry) - all competently done with energetic service ensuring plates were never empty. Good bar and a selection of desserts to follow. Highly impressed because I was expecting to be highly unimpressed. Nice job indeed.

  • 5.0 star rating
    27/10/2010

    Stayed here four nights.  Room 4, on the corner with awesome views of both Glasgow Cathedral and the TARDIS on High Street.  The service was incredibly friendly and helpful, and the morning full breakfast was always excellent.  The bar and restaurant is also excellent, and I ate here in the evening as often as not.  There's no lift, and a lot of stairs to negotiate.  The hotel is a bit east of city centre, but its not a long walk, and a good early morning stroll.  I'll stay here again.

    • Qype User carlyc…
    • Glasgow
    • 5 friends
    • 7 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    28/9/2012

    My hubby and I have been many times over the years! We are always made to feel welcome, the staff accommodate when they can. The grubs lovely and has a nice relaxed atmosphere!

    • Qype User BillyB…
    • Glasgow
    • 4 friends
    • 135 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    2/11/2008

    Great for a drink, meal or stay! Hotel rooms modern understated. Had a lovely meal - 5 star. Bar always busy and a cosy way to round up the day. Also do delicious bar meals. Oh and it's haunted :O

    • Qype User anghel…
    • Glasgow
    • 7 friends
    • 101 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    7/11/2008

    agree totally - great menu and delicious bar food in small cosy atmospheric building - beautiful architecture across the road from Glasgow's oldest building and handy for visits to the cathedral and the royal infirmary

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Established in 1985.