Whether it’s dashing out for dinner and the theatre or rushing from business meeting to business meeting, a visit to Edinburgh can sometimes be a bit hectic so taking advantage of the facilities in one of the best Edinburgh spa hotels can be a great way to unwind.
One Spa at The Sheraton
The Sheraton Spa (One Spa) is the only spa in Edinburgh where you can sit in a rooftop hydro pool. This may be the spa’s crowning glory, but there’s also a thermal suite, gym and studios, a 19 metre swimming pool and a range of spa treatments.
The Thermal Suite at One Spa has everything from a herb and aromatherapy steam room to a dry heat room, a traditional rock sauna and a bio sauna (where heat and humidity are infused with an orange essence).
The Sheraton’s gym has a wide range of equipment with integrated entertainment, a fitness studio and a selection of fitness classes run by experienced instructed to suit all levels.
Spa treatments include men’s and ladies’ facials, hot stone treatment, wraps, massages and body scrubs as well beauty treatments at Now by at One Spa.
Address: 8 Conference Square, Edinburgh, EH3 8AN
Telephone: +44 (0)131 221 7777
Website: One Spa
The spa at the Balmoral has a choice of five treatment rooms, a Finnish sauna, a Turkish steam room, a 15 metre pool, a fully equipped gym and weights room, a group exercise studio, a luxurious relaxation suite.
The range of treatments available at The Balmoral Spa is enormous: there’s a choice of seven different massages, nine facials, and 12 body treatments as well as manicures, pedicures, waxes, eyelash and eye brow tints and full body spray tan.
For those who take their fitness seriously, pilates, yoga and dance classes are held in the wooden sprung fitness room or there’s a range of weights and resistance and cardiovascular equipment in the gym, where you can also book a personal trainer. After all your hard work you’ll certainly appreciate the relaxation suite, where you can simply sit back and, in our case, inwardly gloat over all you’ve achieved.
The Waldorf Astoria
Edinburgh’s Waldorf Astoria (the Caley as it’s know to locals) has the only Guerlain spa in the UK, a fitness centre, a 12 metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi.
There’s a wealth of treatments available at the Guerlain spa: three facials, six body treatments, waxing, tinting, eight massages, manicures, pedicures, make-up and three treatments specifically designed for men.
The fitness centre has modern exercise machines and weights and a personalised trainer is available on request.
Address: The Caledonian, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB
Telephone: +44 (0)131 222 8888
Website: Guerlain Spa
Apex Waterloo Place
The spa at the Apex Hotel in Waterloo Place has a 10 metre swimming pool, steam room, sauna, fitness centre and a range of Elemis treatment rooms.
The fitness room is kitted out with treadmills, cross trainers and free weights.
There’s a choice eyelash and eyebrows treatments, manicures, pedicures, waxing and threading, wraps, scrubs and heat therapies.
Address: 23-27 WATERLOO PLACE, EDINBURGH, EH1 3BH
Telephone: +44 (0)843 507 1888
Website: Apex Waterloo Place Spa
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