House of Gods: Vintage Glamour Meets Rebel Spirit at Glasgow’s Coolest Hotel

Monday 10th Jun 2024 |

There’s great boutique hotels and then there’s House of Gods. Effortlessly blending old-school glamour with flourishes of modern luxury, Glasgow’s new kid on the block has made quite the splash since opening back in May. Think the Orient Express meets the Rolling Stones. This is a hotel with some serious A-list sex appeal. 

Walking into the wood-paneled reception and bar area, you’re immediately swept away with the sense of drama that seeps from every detail. Marble statues, opulent lighting fixtures, grand sofas and 24-karat gold wallpaper create a dark and moody vibe that’s hard to resist. 

Upon checking in, we were immediately presented with a glass of house Prosecco before being shown to our room on the first floor. There are 28 rooms in total, and our suite did not disappoint. Lined with wood panels, gold and mirrored detail, it really does pay homage to a bygone era, with the four-poster bed and brass roll-top bath enhancing the luxe style even further. 

The marble-clad en-suite wet room is gorgeous, whilst the animal print sofa opposite the hidden TV mirror makes for the perfect movie night spot. House of Gods also offers some incredibly affordable add-ons that are well worth checking out. 

The Treat Me Like I’m Famous package is in our opinion a steal. For just £99, you’ll be treated to gold balloons and rose petals scattered on your bed, a bottle of House of Gods Prosecco on ice in your room, a large box of luxury chocolates, a Millionaire’s cocktail for two delivered and shaken at your door, and a £40 bar tab.

Also included is milk and cookies delivered to your door by one of the in-house butlers and mimosas and breakfast in the morning. There’s even buttons in your room to press when you want your milk and cookies or more Prosecco delivered. 

Once we were settled in, we headed back to the bar downstairs to work our way through the drinks list. The cocktail menu takes inspiration from Vogue magazine, with pages adorned with statuesque models and some of the best-looking drinks we’ve ever seen. 

The Billionaire Girls Club pays homage to Rihanna and mixes Hennessy Cognac, apple syrup, Oloroso Sherry and Peychaud’s Bitters, creating a boozy tipple that was by far my favourite. The House of the Rising Sun is a sweeter affair, blending Plymouth Gin, sake, lemon juice, lychee and plum to great effect. 

As the name suggests, the House of Gods No.5 is inspired by Coco Chanel and comes in a glass that looks like a perfume decanter. Genius. Expect to see plenty of these all over Instagram. 

The Sacred Garden Rooftop Terrace is also a must. Bathed in natural light and peppered with no less than 3,000 flowers, it’s a welcome contrast to the rest of the hotel. Here, you’ll find an excellent selection of fancy nibbles and small plates, as well as more cocktails and Champagnes. 

Breakfast is also served on the terrace, and includes coffee, croissants and a small but perfectly formed selection of cooked-to-order delights. The Full English and Eggs Benedict were both excellent. 

The only small grumble we had about House of Gods was the lift, which is so slow that we mostly ended up taking the stairs. Other than that, this place is pitch perfect and very reasonably priced (most cocktails are around £10-11), with rooms ranging from approx £164- £569. 

Final verdict

House of Gods is really special. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, the staff could not do enough for us and the other guests. There’s a real hands-on approach and every detail has been carefully taken into consideration. 

The decor is beautiful, the beds super comfy and you’ll struggle to find better cocktails in Glasgow. If you’re looking to spoil someone special, then you’ll be getting some serious brownie points by booking this place. A spa is currently under construction in the basement and we can’t wait to return to check it out. A bonafide gem. 

House of Gods, 61 Glassford Street, Glasgow, G1 1UG. 

Review by Fletch, photography by Northernfoodlad