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Celebrate National Spa Week in Edinburgh

01 November 2016

This week is National Spa Week (31st October to 4 November), so why not treat yourself to a pre-winter pamper session. Whether you're looking for a tension-easing massage, a glow-boosting facial, an exotic body treatment, or just a really good sweat in a steam room, these spas have it covered. We‘ve rounded up some of the best spa options in Edinburgh for you need to relax before the madness of the festive period.

One Spa Edinburgh – Sheraton Hotel

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Unwind in a stylish and modern setting with the Sheraton Hotel’s One Spa. There are 5 different steam rooms, a 19m swimming pool as well as the Ultimate hydro rooftop pool offering the most luxurious hotel spa experience in the heart of Edinburgh.

There's also an amazing selection of sauna and thermal rooms, all stimulating the senses with scent, sight, heat and steam. The spa treatments are amazing for making you feel pampered and with prices starting at £40 for a head massage, there's something to suit all budgets. With all spa treatments you get full use of all the facilities, so make sure you leave plenty of time for that and you'll always get your money's worth.

8 Conference Square, EH3 8AN, 0131 221 7777 (website)

Guerlain Spa - Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh

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Guerlain Spa is one of Edinburgh’s most luxurious. Situated in one of Edinburgh’s most historic hotels, the spa serves as the setting for treatments like the Caledonian Chic - a unique body massage that provides an array of enveloping movements to quiet the mind, while deeper strokes melt away tension and relieve tired aching muscles, leaving you feeling at your very best. So head along and find your center in the custom-built Guerlain Cabin treatment rooms, take a lap in the pool, sip tea in the iconic Peacock Alley and get a manicure at the Margaret Dabbs Nail Spa.

The Caledonian, Princes Street, EH1 2AB, 0131 222 8888 (website)

Rocco Forte Spa - Balmoral Hotel 

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Open until 10 p.m. every night, the Balmoral Hotel Spa is most loved for its unbelievably serene ambiance (there’s a Candle-lit relaxation suite), but many also come for the incredibly robust menu of services. In addition to its 15 m swimming pool, Finnish sauna and a Turkish steam room, you can choose from all sorts of spa sessions, from Espa essential body massage to the Spezia Head in Heaven. The 85-minute treatment combines hypnotic state of relaxation with deep breathing exercises and slow Tui Na Chinese massage techniques to rebalance and calm the upper body, making it the perfect way to end a long day of sightseeing or shopping.

1 Princes Street, EH2 2EQ, 0131 622 8880 (website

PURE Apex Waterloo Hotel

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Slip away from the hustle and busy of city life and leave your worries at the door in exchange for a relaxing world to find your inner peace. This spa here specialises in various Elemis spa treatments. So why not unwind in their warm and serene relaxation room, or fill your schedule with services like manicures, pedicures, tailored massages or even skin rituals?

23-27 Waterloo Place, EH1 3BH, 0843 507 1888 (website)

Balance Spa & Beauty - The Roxburghe Hotel

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During the cold months your skin can be dry and dull, so make sure you treat yourself to a Moisture Quench Facial at the Balance Spa and Beauty at Edinburgh’s West End, the perfect treatment for skin hydration and rejuvenation. The spa also offers a leisure club with a range of facilities such as the pool and gym for you to reach your fitness goals.

38 Charlotte Square, EH2 4HQ, 0131 240 5500 (website)

Leisure and Club Spa at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

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Make sure you celebrate National Spa Week at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, as they will be offering a pamper day for two people from £89 which includes full use of the spa facilities, a 55 minute treatment each and relaxation by the pool. Other spa treatments here include hot stones therapy massage, exotic coconut rub and milk ritual wrap. Now that’s what we call indulgence!

81 Holyrood Road, EH8 8AU, 0344 879 9028 (website)

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