May 25, 2024


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The 10 best Edinburgh spa days for an ultimate relaxing experience

We all need a little pamper session and self care day to recharge our batteries and treat ourselves.

Edinburgh’s spas offer a moment of escapism from the bustling city life to take a step back, lie back and unwind.

Spas and wellness centres are in abundance in Edinburgh and we’ve rounded up 10 of the ultimate spas that you can visit on your own, as a couple or offer as a gift.

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It’s time to inhale, exhale, put on that soft classic spa music and get ready to relax.

Norton House Hotel Spa

Norton House was built in 1840 is set within expansive grounds and lush parklands, making it the perfect place to relax and unwind, especially if you indulge in a spa day or treatment at their stunning spa facilities.

You have the a choice of 8 treatment rooms and a great selection of treatments, including leading names such as Elemis and Ishga, guests are spoilt for choice.

As well as there list of treatments, the packages on offer are there to suit your every need.

On there Pure Indulgence Afternoon Tea Spa Day, choose a luxurious 60 minute treatment from a selection of six plus enjoy full use of their country house hotel spa facilities and a traditional afternoon tea or our spa lunch. The perfect day out.

If you want to up the luxury, you can swap tea for champagne.

The Hand Picked Just for You Spa is their “ultimate spa day experience”, where you can tailor the treatments for exactly your needs.

Enjoy two sumptuous hours of treatments from their spa brochure plus a breakfast basket, afternoon tea or spa lunch, a chilled glass of Champagne, full use of our spa facilities and a spa gift!

The Spa at The Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa

With a indoor heated pool, a list of indulgent treatment and a glass of fizz, The Spa is the place to go for those ‘me time’ moments.

For those in need of major relaxation, The Macdonald Spa offers a morning revive and an afternoon escape where you can enjoy a relaxing 25-minute ELEMIS treatment and full use of our spa before indulging in a decadent afternoon tea or upgrade to a luxurious Champagne afternoon tea, prepared by our talented chefs.

Guerlain Spa at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh

Open seven days a week, The luxurious Guerlain Spa offers the finest experiences that vow to transcend the limits of your imagination

Being the only Guerlain Spa in the UK, it is something very special from the custom-built cabin treatment rooms and the exclusive use of Guerlain products and techniques made famous at L’institut de Beauté in Paris.

Along with facials and massages, Guerlain Spa also offers couple treatments and bridal packages.

Melrose Spa

On the iconic Royal Mile, within the Radisson Blu Hotel, Melrose Spa is a tranquil oasis nestled in the buzzing Old Town.

Visitors are offered first class spa packages and specialises in Elemis face and body treatments.

Along with an extensive list of treatments, Melrose Spa offers several packages starting at just £30 for birthdays, friends, couples and those looking for holistic treatments. You can see more here.

Every spa package includes full use of the spa facilities so you can really fully immerse yourself in the experience.

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Castle Thai Spa

Castle Thai Spa on Castle Street comes highly recommended on Tripadvisor as the Sawadee Ka Experience authentic Thai massage allows your body to be gently stretched relieving stress, loosen tight joints and ease muscle stiffness.

“Such a lovely experience from start to finish, made me & my boyfriend feel very comfortable and welcome. We had a couples full body massage which was relaxing yet still worked on our trouble areas.

She added: “Not only were the staff lovely but when I realised I’d lost my necklace whilst I was there they were super cooperative and quick to post it back to me 🙂 thank you guys!”

The Bannatyne Spa

The Bannatyne Spa is located right in the heart of Edinburgh as well as one in Newcraighall which was Tripadvisor’s TRavellers Choice winner 2020.

They have an extensive list of treatments including a couples package called ‘Afternoon Delight’ which includes two spa treatments and the use of the swimming pool and relaxation areas.

The Balmoral Spa

On Princes Street, The Balmoral Spa offers a range of treatments including spa days that include full use of their spa facilities.

Their Forte Face and Body ritual encompasses a relaxing foot soak and a full body scrub to smooth your skin with Sicillian oils. relaxation.

In addition, the package includes an Irene Forte Skincare Face Mask (50ml) a healthy two-course lunch at Brasserie Prince.

It costs £260 for 120 minutes.

The Balmoral Spa also offers a spa and lunch deal and a champagne afternoon tea spa day where you can start your day in the comfort of the spa and enjoy a spa treatment – lasting up to 60 minutes – of your choice.

In the afternoon, indulge with Champagne Afternoon Tea in the opulent surroundings of Palm Court.

PURE Spa & Beauty

Award winning PURE Spa & Beauty is located on Lothian Road and offers an extensive range of beauty treatments, luxurious spa treatments and day spa packages all to be enjoyed in their unique spa relaxation areas with expertly trained therapists on hand to offer you a relaxation experience tailored to your specific needs and wants.

PURE offers massages, pregnancy massages, spa days for couples and parties.

Floatarium Spa

In Stockbridge, The Floatarium Spa offers beauty treatments, massages, facial treatments and their ‘floatation experience’, starting at £49.

The floatation experience invites you to a small pool of salt water to relax and it can help with aches and pains. It can be included with a massage too for £79.

One woman wrote on Tripadvisor: “Me and my boyfriend booked the package for a floatation experience then a full body massage. Pamela showed us the spa area downstairs and explained everything, it was very professional and welcoming. Thank you to Gemma for our lovely massages. We had such a relaxing time, loved the float and would definitely recommend this package.”

Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa

On Festival Square, the Sheraton Grand Hotel offers a massive range of spa treatments.

Enjoy couple massages, body wraps and their iconic rooftop hydropool to start you on your day of relaxation.

Step into the Himalayan Dry Salt room and take deep breaths to unwind with mood enhancing colour therapy and reclined heat seating.

The Sheraton offers a number of sauna rooms, each tailored to suit your needs from a steamy rock sauna to the Laconium that purifies and detoxifies your body by gently heating it up on the warm benches, improving blood flow and increasing metabolism.