Scotland’s best spas for a seriously pampering break
One Spa, Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh
As well as a whole range of treatments, the One Spa at the Sheraton Grand has a rooftop hydrotherapy pool, infinity edge swimming pool, thermal suite, bio sauna and lots more areas dedicated to relaxation. Book a room at the hotel and you’ll get a preferential rate for Escape At One, which gives you access to the spa facilities for up to three hours without booking any treatments. Booking in advance is recommended – this place is understandably popular.
Massage: around £80 for a 55-minute Essential Body Massage. Spa day package: around £215 for a three-hour Ultimate Spa Ritual, with treatments recommended by a dedicated therapist.
Kohler Waters Spa, Old Course Hotel, St Andrews
The Kohler Waters Spa is the first Kohler spa experience outside the USA and it offers a choice of therapeutic water treatments, plus deep relaxation and thermal suite facilities. The 20-metre swimming pool has a waterfall (yes, really) and you can also enjoy the rooftop spa garden and lounge. Treatments include Kohler bathing, designed to improve sleep and general wellbeing, alongside hydrotherapy, massage, facials and more.
Massage: around £94 for a 50-minute Custom Massage, designed to ‘meet the wellness needs of your body’. Spa day package: around £125 for an About Time experience, including a facial or massage, lunch, canapes, champagne and a discount on other treatments.
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The Spa, Blythswood Square Hotel, Glasgow
Located in the heart of the busy city of Glasgow, the award-winning spa at Blysthswood Square Hotel uses natural and organic Scottish plants and ingredients in many of its treatments. Plus, it’s home to a 12-metre vitality pool with massage fountains and swimming jets. Other facilities include a dark vitality pool, hydrotherapy spa pool, crystal steam room and ice fountain. This is one luxury Glasgow spa to put in your little black book.
Massage: around £87 for a Prana Vitality Full Body Massage. Spa day package: around £140 for a Blythswood Spa Taster, including any 55-minute facial, a 25-minute back, neck and shoulder massage, full use of thermal experience facilities and a gift bag.
Stobo Castle Health Spa, Stobo Castle, Peeblesshire
As the name suggests, Stobo Castle Health Spa is set in a 200-year-old castle in the Scottish Borders, which is a pretty encouraging start. It’s also Scotland’s only destination spa and just a 30-minute drive away from Edinburgh. The 25-metre infinity pool here is ozone-treated and has glass walls revealing amazing views, while outside you’ll find three hot tubs where you can truly take in the surroundings.
Massage: around £82 for a Darphin Deep Rebalancing Full Body Massage. Spa day package: around £99 for a Relaxing Spa Day, including a facial, mini-massages, a three-course lunch and access to all facilities.
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Norton House Hotel & Spa, Hand Picked Hotels, Edinburgh
Surrounded by 55 acres of private grounds, the Norton House Hotel will have you feeling relaxed before you’ve even stepped foot in the place. And the contemporary spa here is a pleasing contrast to the original grey-stone country house itself. There are eight treatment rooms, a Rasul Mud Chamber, an 18-metre pool and plenty of areas to relax in between treatments. Just be warned: you may not want to leave.
Massage: From £68 for a 55-minute Elemis Deep Tissue Muscle Massage. Spa day package: around £215 for an Escape Spa Day, including a full body scrub, full body massage, luxury manicure, luxury facial and two-course spa lunch.
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Published on 27th July 2017