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Inside Glasgow’s dog-friendly hotel offering a dog comfort package

IF you’re heading to Glasgow for a weekend of singing, eating and sightseeing, you won’t find a better base than The Courtyard Glasgow SEC by Marriott.

It is located right next to the SEC campus with The Hydro, The Armadillo and the SEC auditorium.

Courtyard by Marriott Glasgow SEC is located right next to the music venue
The inviting lobby is a great place to relax at the Courtyard by Marriott Glasgow SEC
You even get a Hyrdo view from the restaurant

And it’s just five minutes from the trendy Finnieston district with the world-famous Kelvingrove Museum, set in the spectacular grounds of the park of the same name.

In the evenings the area is buzzing with activity, with a variety of restaurants and bars serving craft beers and cocktails.

And with just one train ride, a five-minute bus ride or a short taxi ride, you’ll be right in the center of Glasgow, where you’ll find shops, museums, restaurants and pubs.

How about combining them all? Book a tour of Tennent’s Brewery, 90 minutes for £15. They’ve been brewing on the Wellpark site since the 16th century, so not only do you get your history and culture, but your thirst too!

You can also book a meal, so once you’ve fed your mind, feed your belly.

All washed down with a few pints of lager, and then buy some merchandise. You know the dog will look great in a bandana.

Take some time to enjoy the Tennents Wellpark Brewery Tour and have a pint or two
The Glaswegin – Raspberry & Rhubarb Gin is the first flavored gin released by the multi-award winning Glaswegin Distilling Co.

While I was staying at The Courtyard, the Country to Country music weekend was in full swing at the SEC and there were Stetsons and double denim everywhere. I joined a few people for drinks at the sleek bar and by the time I knocked back a few Jack D’s I had a Texas accent and Nashville swagger!

But my biggest find was a rather tasty, local and extremely suitable drink: Glaswegin. I’m not joking.

Due to the high demand for their premium gin, they have expanded to provide even more ‘ginthusiasts’ with their powerful botanicals, prepared in traditional copper stills.

Perfect as a long drink with tonic or perhaps with some ginger beer heat or something to enjoy.

Their raspberry and rhubarb flavored gin went straight onto my birthday wish list.

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ROOMS at the 4* Courtyard Glasgow SEC start from £109, B&B. Dog guests cost £15 per night. See marriott.com

Oh, I almost forgot to mention that the Courtyard is completely dog ​​friendly and has just launched their Sir Woofchester’s Canine Comfort Package, which includes a welcome pack for the dog, along with the choice of a ‘Paw Star Martini’ or ‘Bark Brew Beer’.

Maisie Mac, my sweet border collie, had toys to play with and a cozy bed. There were also a few bowls which were quickly filled with Sir Woofchester treats from the Canine Station.

Maisie Mac loved her stay at The Courtyard SEC by Mariott and enjoyed tasty dog ​​food and treats from Sir Woofchester.
Maisie loved being able to stay with mom Annie in her hotel roomCredit: ©JFilipeWiens

Not to be outdone by the dog, I headed downstairs to take a look at The Market Place. You have access to wines, cider, beer, sweets and chips twenty-four hours a day.

There is a microwave for heating up sausage rolls/burgers and there are sandwiches and salads, even popsicles and ice cream.

When you can tear yourself away from your super-comfortable bed, a full breakfast awaits you in the bright and inviting ground-floor dining room.

Lots of continental pastries and of course a full Scottish breakfast. I filled my boots and snuck a sausage for Maisie!

The hotel’s restaurant also offers an excellent lunch and dinner menu. I indulged in seared salmon with spicy avocado and pepper couscous. A delicious mix of taste and texture.

But you can’t come to Glasgow without curry. Mother India has long been a favorite. You can find them near Kelvingrove Park and make sure you make a reservation.

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Of course we ordered too much and at one point we found it difficult to find room on the table for all the incredible dishes. Luckily it was a 20 minute walk back to the hotel, I definitely needed the exercise after that feast.

Staying at The Courtyard by Marriott felt more like coming home than leaving. And that’s how every good hotel should be.

Annie loved her stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Glasgow SEC