Enjoy a relaxing and comfortable stay while visiting Glasgow University
No visit to the city of Glasgow is complete without visiting one of the world's most iconic institutions and collections of the city’s history than the University of Glasgow. Located in the west end of the city, remarkable museums and galleries spread across various venues as part of the campus feature personal collections from some of the most influential characters from Glasgow and Scotland’s past – each presented in breath-taking displays and exhibitions. Marvel at Roman coins, Egyptian artefacts and the reconstructed home of the famous Scottish designer and architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Whether you wish to visit the University for a corporate event or for leisure, give yourself the chance to see everything the city has to offer by staying in a hotel near Glasgow University. We have the answer in our stylish and incredibly convenient luxury residence, Fraser Suites Glasgow. Located just a short distance from the University, you can be there in ten minutes by taxi which means that you can easily attend your business meeting or simply browse around this historical institution to spend time exploring its purpose built visitor attractions.
Our recently refurbished 98 rooms are all designed for those who like to have all amenities they’d get at home available during a stay in Scotland’s biggest city, no matter what kind of traveller you are. Offering both short and long term residency options, you’ll soon feel right at home if you’re staying just one night or for an extended period.
Founded in 1451, Glasgow University is the second-oldest university in Scotland after St Andrews and the fourth oldest in the English-speaking world. Former pupils and staff of the University include many famous names such as physicist Lord Kelvin, engineer James Watt, the actor Gerard Butler, Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon, two British Prime Ministers and seven Nobel laureates amongst others. Research is at the heart of the operations of the University as it is labelled as a ‘research powerhouse’, making its teaching quality to be ranked in the top 10 of universities in the United Kingdom.
Visit The Hunterian Museum
Tourists to the city often flock to the visitor attractions around the University in the west end of the city. The most popular of these is the Hunterian Museum which features remarkable displays bequeathed by William Hunter in the 1700s and which were left to the alumni of the University. Today his collections have been added to by other donations to the museum and feature striking artefacts from Roman Scotland, scientific and surgical instruments, anatomy, ancient Egyptian artefacts and much more fascinating objects. You can find these in the large half within the George Gilbert Scott buildings which form part of the university in the Gilmorehall area of the west end.
The Mackintosh House
A must-stop during your visit to the area is The Hunterian Art Gallery – this contains houses one of the most important collections of the work of world-renowned architect and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Works by his wife, Margaret are also on display here.
The Mackintosh House showcases almost precise interior aspects of the couples Glasgow home. Here you can see a layout of a near replica of the interiors with some of the original fixtures, decoration and fittings including furniture which have been preserved. Note the light and window aspects when you visit – these have been places in nearly the exact location as the original would have been to depict the designers living environment which was years ahead of their time in the early 1900s.
How to get there
Fraser Suites Glasgow has a great convenient location in the heart of Glasgow City Centre, making it an ideal hotel near Glasgow University. Getting from your luxury room to Glasgow University takes no time at all. Driving to the university in the west end takes only 15 minutes. We are also just a few streets away from St. Enoch and Buchanan Street subway stations, which go directly to Kelvinbridge and Kelvinhall subway stations, situated right by the university.
Why stay with us
Our award-winning accommodation makes us one of the best hotels near Glasgow University. For a relaxing and stress-free stay, choose from our studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments. Each is tastefully decorated with contemporary furnishings and well-appointed with integrated living, dining, kitchen and bedroom areas. You’ll also find air conditioning, a safe for your belongings, and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the building allowing you to easily upload images of your trip to Glasgow to your social media accounts.
One of the reasons our guests choose to stay with us is that we provide a well-equipped gym allowing you to maintain your training programme away from home. Our corporate visitors can also take advantage of our business facilities which include use of our conference room – hold a meeting in a boardroom style for up to 15 people, or for those wishing to give a presentation, theatre style seating of up to 50 available is too.
After your time at Glasgow University, step out from your luxury apartment and take advantage of the abundance of restaurants, bars, shops and sight-seeing attractions within walking distance. Enjoy a stroll around the city centre to take in the renowned Victorian architecture or use one of the many hop-on-hop-off bus tours to see more of the city.
No matter what your reason is for visiting Glasgow University, our award winning facilities and knowledgeable staff ensure that you will have an enjoyable and comfortable stay with us in Glasgow – we look forward to welcoming you to Fraser Suites Glasgow.