5 of the best Christmas spa breaks in Scotland
The perfect gift, or way to treat yourself, Scotland has an abundance of luxurious hotels offering the best spa days and breaks and the chance to simply sit back, relax and enjoy yourself.
(Stobo, Peebles, EH45 8NY Reservations Team: 01721 725300)
One of the country’s top spa destinations, Stobo Castle are offering a two night package over Christmas Eve through to Boxing Day, with one 25 minute spa treatment - choose from relaxing back massage, express facial or ZenSpa foot treatment - on top of access to the spa facilities on all three days.
The package also includes dinner on Christmas Eve (with mince pies & mulled wine) and a traditional Christmas Day with all the trimmings and complimentary wine throughout, followed by breakfast and lunch on Boxing Day.
Price: From £409 per person for the two night stay
ATHOLL PALACE HOTEL
(Perth Rd, Pitlochry, PH16 5LX, 01796 473777)
The Atholl Palace Hotel’s Lavender Spa draws on the hotel’s heritage as a Victorian health hydro, famed for the powers of their natural spring water from the mountain of Ben-y-Vrackie which stands over Pitlochry, to create a modern getaway that offers plenty of treatments and spectacular views of the Scottish countryside.
The spa has a range of massage and holistic treatments including hot lava shell massage and over the Christmas period the hotel is offering a three night package, where you will enjoy everything from Cocktails to Mulled Wine and Mince Pies and from Christmas Lunch and a chance to try out the spa facilities on Boxing Day.
Price: From £499 per adult & £205 per child (sharing with 2 adults, half price if sharing with 1 adult)
ISLE OF ERISKA HOTEL
(Benderloch, Oban PA37 1SD, 01631 720371, reservations email: [email protected])
Head to your own private island this Christmas with a trip to the west coast and the Isle of Eriska, and enjoy gorgeous views overlooking Loch Linnhe and the dramatic Morvern mountains beyond, while relaxing in the hotel’s excellent spa facilities.
With 5 spa suites located in the gardens and a private hot tub, you can choose from a land and sea theme with treatments involving their natural ishga - hand harvested seaweed infused - and ESPA products.
This festive season the hotel are offering spa breaks (Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday only) with accommodation, 3 course à la carte dinner and breakfast and a choice of a 30 minute treatment to include Hot Stone Massage, Reflexology or Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage.
Price: From £699 per room
PORTAVADIE, LOCH FYNE
(Millhouse, Portavadie, Loch Fyne PA21 2DA)
For those of you looking for some one day spa options a trip to Loch Fyne and the Portavadie could be an option, with its modern facilities and extensive list of treatments the popular hotel offers an infinity pool, hydro pools and tranquil treatment and relaxation spaces.
Portavadie have a range of spa day experiences this winter including 55 minute DECLÉOR and ishga treatments, full-body exfoliation and massage or simply access to their excellent spa and leisure facilities.
Price: From £91 (Harmony Retreat) to £169 (Portavadie Paradise)
SHERATON GRAND HOTEL & SPA
(1 Festival Square, Edinburgh EH3 9SR, 0131 221 7777)
Those of you looking for something a little more central a trip to the capital might suit (and the chance to follow up your spa break with some Christmas shopping might also be appealing) and in the Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa might be the best spa destination the city has to offer.
With a range of spa days and breaks the Sheraton is quite flexible over the winter season in its offering. Voted Spa hotel of the year at the Scottish Hotel Awards, 2016, you can unwind in their famous rooftop hydro pool and comprehensive thermal suite, or indulge in a soothing Spa Treatment before staying in one of their comfortable rooms - with Scottish breakfast included.
Price: From £180 per person (based on two guests sharing a classic room) for a one night stay to £444 per person (based on two guests sharing a classic room) for a two night stay