Pamper yourself at these top spas in Edinburgh

16 August 2019

We're in the thick of Edinburgh's summer festival season, so it's the perfect time to take a step back, relax and pamper yourself at one of these top spas in Edinburgh. 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 and recover from the hustle and bustle of the festivals.

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 £42 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, Edinburgh EH3 8AN (0131 221 7777)

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 centre 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, Edinburgh EH1 2AB (0131 222 8836)

Rocco Forte Wellness - 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)

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, Edinburgh EH1 3BH (0843 507 1888)

Leisure and Club Spa at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

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Enjoy a Great British summer spa day at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel. From £75 per person, you can enjoy a full use of the spa facilities, 55 minute Elemis Couture Touch Treatment, a glass of Prosecco and cream tea. 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, Edinburgh EH8 8AU (0344 879 9028)

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