A Night in the Glen | Gleneagles Hotel

At the weekend I had the pleasure at staying at my favourite hotel in the world. Gleneagles Hotel outside the picturesque town of Auchterarder, Perthshire is the epitome of 5 star Scottish luxury and I was so happy to be back. I just had to share with you some of the photos I snapped whilst there.

Having recently been bought by the owners of the super trendy "The Hoxton" hotels I was aware that Gleneagles had recently gone, and is still going through, a series of renovations.

Now, i'm not one for change, so to hear that a hipster friendly company was making changes to the classic Scottish style that gives the hotel its charm and beauty had me in a bit of a worry.

The first major thing I noticed was the beautiful re-decoration in the newly named Century Bar. Being in the bar has always made me feel like I was in the Titanic or something. Without all the disaster of course! The interior can only be described as art deco, so you could easily imagine Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby having a sneaky getaway weekend there.

I am obsessed with these little love seat cozy spots set around the bar. Perfect place to share a drink with friends on a cold winter's day. Although the lighting in the bar is much more subdued in person I am glad this picture was able to highlight the brilliant colours of the seating.

As it was a bit chilly outside I decided on a hot chocolate, but my mum went for the delicious Gilded Cosmopolitan. Being stupid I didn't write down the ingredients but I can tell you it was beautiful.

I was ecstatic to find that our room was one of the newly decorated Estate Rooms. The beds and pillows were luxurious and I had a really good nights sleep. The room was HUGE and had all the amenities you would expect. Just wish we had stayed longer!

One of the things you may hear about when people talk about Gleneagles is their legendary breakfast. This is an all you can buffet like no other. From omelettes to waffles, mimosas to bloody mary's anything you could ever want in a breakfast is catered for. My eyes are always bigger than my stomach so by the time I had finished my round of fruit then pastries I had no more room!!! The fully cooked Scottish breakfast that my mum had looked enticing but I could not fit anything more in.

They even have their own homemade jam bottled up in the cutest mason jars. So adorable.

Doesn't that scream hygge or what? I am obsessed with that word at the moment!

Of course we had to take advantage of the autumnal colours on display in the grounds! Unfortunately it was raining for most of the time we were there, but during a dry moment we had a wander to the Club House to have a browse and I consumed yet another hot chocolate!

Coming up to the festive season the hotel will unveil another new bar, described as an American Great Gatsby themed cocktail bar I can't wait to see what it will look like. Can only imagine it will be tasteful and fitting with the Gleneagles atmosphere that makes people return year after year.

They say that the people make an experience, and this can certainly be said for Gleneagles. It does not matter how many years go by you will always find the same faces on the door, and they always remember you too. It's like returning home!




  1. I've never been to Gleneagles but would love to go :). Their breakfasts seem really good, it's a shame you had no room for the cooked one. Glad you had a lovely stay with your Mum xx

    1. You should definitely take a wee trip down. Their afternoon tea is to die for!
      :) xx


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