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Whoa! Deep breaths. And relax because you can make it stop and find some head space with these soothing spa days at some of
Scotland's top spas.
Portavadie Spa Day
From steamy saunas to cosy woolly jumpers, everyone thinks the Scandi countries have the last word when it comes to keeping chic in a big chill.
But Scotland is also pretty hot at keeping fun levels up when the temperature drops.
Feel the heat with this Big Deal on a spa experience with lunch for two at Portavadie on Loch Fyne.
Located on Argyll’s Secret Coast, Portavadie offers a haven of tranquillity among some of Scotland’s most striking scenery.
One of the most striking features of the luxurious resort is the Spa and Leisure Experience.
Built using glass, steel, stone and neutral tones, the new facility is a light filled, modern space with Scotland’s largest heated outdoor infinity pool.
The Telegraph has called the leisure complex the ‘jewel in the crown of the resort’.
With spa pools, an indoor pool, sauna, gym and fitness suite – all with stunning views of Loch Fyne – it is easy to see why.
Available Monday to Friday, today’s Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a spa experience with full use of the leisure facilities plus a two course lunch in the Spa Café.
Spa facilities include hydro pool, sauna and steam room plus relaxation space.
Of course, guests are also welcome to treat themselves to spa treatments and with today’s big deal you will receive a 10% discount on these.
Enjoy the Secret Coast views from the warmth of the heated outdoor infinity pool with today’s Big Deal from Portavadie.
Valid from early January to the end of March, this winter warmer of a Big Deal is £69 for two people to enjoy a spa experience with lunch.
DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Westerwood Spa and Golf Resort
ABBA were right. It is a rich man’s world.
Happily, you don’t have to have an oligarch’s bank balance to enjoy the finer things in life.
Like this Big Deal for two from the DoubleTree by Hilton Westerwood Hotel.
It includes a soothing Rasul treatment in a refurbished spa, afternoon tea with a mocktail and a half day in the leisure club. Weekend supplements and seasonal shut-outs apply.
The award-winning DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Westerwood Spa and Golf Resort is set within stunning grounds with views towards the Campsies. It is also handy to reach from Glasgow as it’s just a twelve mile drive along the M80.
Once you arrive, you can both sink into the heated pool and forget that it’s winter for an hour or four.
For many, the highlight of a spa day here is the Rasul treatment. Based on an ancient Arabian ritual, this 30 minute, self-applied treatment uses mineral-rich mud or algae gel to deep cleanse and invigorate the skin. This treatment takes place in one of the spa’s private double treatment rooms. A romantic idea for a couple.
Mineral muds or algae gels are presented to smooth onto the body and face yourself before you sit within the enfolding warmth of the Rasul. Steam, infused with relaxing aromas, is then gently introduced to the private chamber to help soothe tense muscles and open the pores.
Towards the end of the experience, the steam will disappear to be replaced by a cool shower, leaving your skin feeling deeply cleansed and beautifully soft when you emerge.
This Big Deal is £59 for two people to enjoy a soothing Rasul treatment in a refurbished spa, afternoon tea with a mocktail and a half day in the leisure club at DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Westerwood Spa and Golf Resort.
Valid from now until the end of March 2020, this Big Deal would make a gorgeous Christmas gift but would also be ideal for anybody who needs to de-stress in the frantic run-up to Christmas.
Village Spa Glasgow and Edinburgh
We are convinced that spas are secret portals to fairyland.
Where else can you bask in warm whirling pools, have your face pampered with magical creams and your body covered with floral oils (all while sipping on a glass of chilled fizz)?
If it has been a while since you’ve enjoyed any of the above, then treat yourself to today’s Big Deal from Village Spa for a day of indulgence for one or two people.
Available at Village Spa in Glasgow or Edinburgh, your package will include three 25-minute treatments, a glass of Prosecco and full use of the leisure facilities.
Available Monday to Friday, from early January to the end of March 2020, the Big Deal is for three 25-minute treatments at Village Spa.
A glass of Prosecco is included, as well as a chance to unwind in the pool, whirlpool spa, sauna, steam room and state-of-the-art gym.
This Big Deal is available for one or two people, meaning you can escape for some private me-time or alternatively, take your best friend or amour along with you.
You will each enjoy an ESPA personalised facial, back, neck and shoulder massage plus a relaxing scalp massage.
This Big Deal includes full access to the Village Spa leisure facilities. These include a 20-metre heated swimming pool, steam room, sauna and whirlpool spa.
Kimpton Charlotte Square, Edinburgh
Experiencing one of Edinburgh’s most luxurious spas. Indulging in a pampering treatment. Tucking into a delicious lunch.
All in one of the capital's most iconic hotels.
This spa retreat package at the spa, part of the recently refurbished Kimpton Charlotte Square hotel, is the perfect treat.
This Handpicked Deal for one has all the ingredients for an incredibly luxurious experience.
As well as a one course lunch served in the chic Garden restaurant, the deal includes one of the following 55 minute treatments: an invigorating massage, an ishga face and body sensation, an ishga anti-ageing facial or an Oskia glow facial.
As if that wasn’t enough, you will also have full use of the spa’s slick facilities, which include a pool, sauna and steam room.
Along with a treatment and lunch, guests on this Handpicked Deal can spend time enjoying the elegant facilities in The Spa at Kimpton Charlotte Square.
These include a mood-lit twelve-metre pool, a thermal area with a sauna and steam room and experience showers. There is also a stylish snug for relaxation and beautifully designed changing rooms.
Those who would like to add a workout to their spa day can take advantage of the spa’s gym, which includes the latest state-of-the-art fitness equipment.
Available Monday to Friday, from early January to the end of March, this offer is £79 for one person to enjoy a spa day with luxury treatment, lunch and use of facilities at the lovely spa at Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel.
The Spa at 200 SVS
Reactions to uninspired gifts can be a little embarrassing – ‘You shouldn’t have…’ often means you shouldn’t have.
No danger of that with today’s Big Deal. See their faces light up when they realise that you have lined them up an indulgent pampering session with a choice of treatments at the very elegant 200 SVS Spa in Glasgow.
Part of the classy 200 St Vincent Street complex, The Spa at 200 is a sophisticated, contemporary spa, staffed by expert therapists providing a wide range of luxurious beauty and therapeutic treatments.
Available Monday to Saturday, the Big Deal option one offers a spa indulgence session for one person at the 200 SVS spa, with two mini treatments and afternoon tea.
Option two offers a spa indulgence session for two people at the 200 SVS spa, with two mini treatments each and afternoon tea each.
The 25-minute mini treatments included in this deal are a choice from:
Elemis facial – cleanses and rejuvenates your skin’s appearance.
Back, neck and shoulder massage – soothes away knotted muscles and stress with scented aromatherapy oils.
A Shellac manicure or pedicure – to add that finishing touch of glamour.
Valid from early January to the end of March, and priced from £60, today’s Big Deal on a spa indulgence session at 200 SVS makes the perfect gift.
It’s also the ideal opportunity for a relaxed get-together with a friend, in stylish surroundings right in the city centre.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with making your own face light up and treating yourself!
Fairmont St Andrews
The hectic run up to Christmas can leave one feeling a little short of festive spirit.
Soothe away your inner bah humbug with today’s outstanding Big Deal at the Fairmont St Andrews.
A blissed out spa experience in an award-winning hotel, this Big Deal is the perfect way to rebalance.
With validity from 3rd January until 27th March 2020, this offer is also perfect for anyone looking for a very special gift.
The Fairmont St Andrews hotel enjoys a glorious coastal setting on a 520-acre estate, overlooking the picturesque skyline of St Andrews and the sea.
It’s difficult to imagine a more beautiful location for a day of pampering.
Spa facilities are second to none with treatment rooms, relaxation spaces, a sixteen-metre indoor swimming pool; Jacuzzi; sauna and steam room.
Available from Tuesday to Friday, the Big Deal is for a spa experience with full access to the spa facilities.
As well as a glass of Prosecco, the deal includes a 50 minute treatment, choosing from a choice of personalised facial, custom massage, taster package, maintenance manicure or maintenance pedicure.
The spa uses all natural, grape and vine-based skincare products from luxury French beauty brand, Caudalie.
Option one is for one person, and option two is for two people.
These spa experiences at Fairmont St Andrews have been developed to reset overstressed systems and designed so that guests emerge rested and full of life.
They are the perfect antidote to a busy lifestyle, or simply ideal for enjoying some me-time. The offer would also make a thoughtful present for anyone in need of some TLC.
Of course, you could always buy a couple and enjoy the Spa at the Fairmont with a group of friends.
Stuck for that perfect gift for someone? Or just need some post-festive chill time? Look no further.
Priced from £63, this elegant Big Deal is for one or two people to enjoy a spa experience with a 50 minute treatment, Prosecco and full use of the facilities at Fairmont St Andrews.
Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa
Sparking up a tea light; reaching for the Radox and hanging a ‘Leave me alone’ sign on the bathroom door is all very well but it’s just not the same as a proper spa day.
Give yourself some real relaxation with this Big Deal on a spa day for one or two with two treatments at the beautifully refurbished Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa.
Nestled within the breath-taking scenery of The Trossachs, Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa is in Aberfoyle – just 20 minutes from Stirling, 40 minutes from Glasgow and less than an hour from Edinburgh.
The spa day includes a cream tea, glass of Prosecco, use of leisure facilities and two of the following 25 minute treatments.
File and polish, hands
File and polish, feet
Superfood pro-radiance facial
Freestyle deep tissue massage
The hotel’s Vital Health Club has state of the art Technogym facilities, a sauna and steam room.
What makes it extra special are the full-length windows which give guests an unrivalled view of the magnificent Trossachs as they swim the 18-metre, heated pool.
Radox and tea candles? DIY spa days are a no-no.
Book this Big Deal with Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa and take the time to indulge yourself properly.
Starting at £50, this offer would be perfect for a solo day out and would also make for a fun day trip with a friend.
With validity stretching until the end of March 2020, it would also make an ideal Christmas present.
Option one is for one person and option two is for two people. Both options are available Sunday to Friday until the end of March 2020. There is a £15 per person supplement for Sunday bookings, payable directly to the spa.
New Lanark Mill Hotel
A spa day for two is always nice. But a spa day surrounded by the woodlands, waterfalls and wildlife of the Clyde Valley is even nicer.
So why not treat a loved one to some well deserved pampering with today’s Big Deal on a spa day for two at New Lanark Mill Hotel?
The package will include two treatments each, a light lunch with fizz and full use of the leisure facilities.
Just keep your fingers crossed that they’ll take you along with them…
Overlooking the river and close to the Falls of Clyde, the New Lanark Mill Hotel is surrounded by beautiful grounds and lush scenery.
Easy to reach from Glasgow or Edinburgh, the hotel was converted from an 18th century cotton mill, making it a really unique place to spend the day.
As well as all of the leisure facilities that you would expect, the New Lanark Health & Fitness Club has three brand new beauty rooms that offer a range of customised treatments.
This Big Deal is valid seven days a week from early January until the 31st May and includes two 30 minute spa therapies each, full use of the leisure facilities and complimentary robe and towel hire.
Your choice of treatments will include a back, neck and shoulder massage; pick-me-up facial; body scrub; mini manicure or pedicure.
The light lunch for two will be served with a glass of Prosecco each, which can be swapped for a soft drink, tea or coffee.
The New Lanark Health & Fitness Club has everything needed for a relaxing day away from it all.
This includes a swimming pool, bubble pool, steam room, sauna and health & fitness studio with full range of gym equipment, should you be in the mood for an invigorating workout.
If you are currently hunting for that ‘wow’ factor gift, then this spa day for two definitely fits the bill.
Based in a scenic 18th century hotel close to the Falls of Clyde, the £79 pamper package includes two treatments each plus lunch with fizz.