Best spa hotels in Scotland

Holidays in Scotland can mean a myriad of different things; walking in the Highlands, dining at Michelin star inns, historic tours of ancient cities, country pursuits, or relaxing in some of the country’s most elegant spas. From country house hotels with the most exceptional pools and hydrotherapy offerings, to a cutting-edge city oasis offering the most efficacious of treatments, these are some of the best spa hotels in Scotland.
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Best spa hotels in Scotland

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Kinnettles Hotel & Spa

Kinnettles Hotel & Spa

St. Andrews

In the town centre, a short walk from the university, castle, cathedral and beaches, a hotel in a small-scale baronial mansion with an air of understated luxury. Spacious modern suites, decorated in muted colours, have a seating area and a marble bathroom. Soft velvets and tweedy bar seating offsets wooden flooring and a metallic effect feature wall in the restaurant, which serves flavoursome a la carte or five-course tasting menus. The spa has a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, and offers a selection of relaxing massages and treatments.
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Visit a hotel in a castle in Ayrshire, where guests are greeted by rolling countryside, fairytale architecture and a dedicated loch side spa complete with an infinity swimming pool. Or perhaps you would prefer a Swedish wood fired hot tub and a Finnish sauna cabin as well as holistic treatments using regional organic skincare products, including those that contain powerfully therapeutic Hebridean seaweed.

Wellbeing also includes plenty of fitness, from country strolls to facilities including all-weather tennis courts, state-of-the-art gyms and elegant indoor lap pools. Whether it’s country retreats or city escapism you’re looking for, these are some of the best spa hotels in Scotland to visit.

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Last updated: September 19, 2021