Hotel in Central Glasgow

Once the power station for early trams, this boutique-chain conversion of an elegant building has resulted in a satisfying, surprisingly quiet option in city centre. Rooms have mural-style artwork, great beds and a free minibar (the contents improve as you go up the room grades). Space is good, and bathrooms have rain shower heads. Prices vary; there are usually good online deals.

There's an upmarket grill restaurant attached.