Indulge Yourself with a Trip to One of Edinburgh's Best Spas

Mankind has long believed in the curative power of mineral waters. Arguably the first spa in Edinburgh was the tranquil and beautiful St Bernard’s Well in Stockbridge where Victorian gentry would take in the fresh air and drink deep draughts of the cool, clear water under the watchful gaze of Hygieia, the Greek goddess of health.

Since these relatively humble beginnings spas have grown in both number and in scope to become a very lucrative business. Many of Edinburgh’s best spas are connected to Edinburgh’s best hotels. The chic and contemporary One Spa at the Sheraton combines treatments which hark back to the classical era with state of the art facilities.

Other spas have started out as beauty salons and then increased their scope to offer treatments for the whole body. Zen Lifestyle offers patrons everything from relaxing massage and facials to tanning and cosmetic medical treatments, while Lush Spa offers multi sensory treatments based around their delicious hand made and ethically sourced products.

Modern life can be hectic and stress can play havoc with your health and your personal relationships. All of us occasionally have to take the foot off the gas and take a little time for ourselves. Whether you need a regular dose of exercise and detoxification or are simply looking for a little treat or the chance to pamper yourself or your loved ones, one of Edinburgh’s ten best spas may have just the tonic you are looking for.



PureSpa is a day spa located on the top floor of the Ocean Terminal Shopping Center. On arrival guests are provided with comfortable robes and slippers to don before heading to one of the dedicated treatment rooms. A variety of treatments are...  Read More



Sanctuary at the Suites is a luxury day spa hidden within the apartments of Princes Street Suites. It offers an impressively wide range of treatments in a stylish and comfortable environment guaranteed to help you escape the pressures of modern...  Read More



The Scotsman Spa is located in the basement of the iconic Scotsman Building on Market Street above Waverly Station. It features Scotland's first stainless steel swimming pool, a large Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. It also has both tropical and...  Read More



The Balmoral Spa combines a traditional elegance with contemporary techniques to create a relaxing and professional ambience. The spa offers clients a wide range of spa treatments created by the luxury ESPA brand (a world leader in natural...  Read More



Norton House Hotel is a distinguished Victorian mansion set in fifty-five acres of grounds on the outskirts of Edinburgh, close to Edinburgh Airport. Primarily a boutique hotel, Norton House also plays host to one of Edinburgh's most luxurious...  Read More



The G & V in Edinburgh (located on George IV Bridge just off the Royal Mile) was built by the Missoni fashion house. As you would expect, the spa features the bold colors and iconic design so closely associated with the Missoni brand....  Read More



The Guerlain Spa is part of the elegant and historic Caledonian Hotel located at the end of Princes Street. This ultra --luxurious spa was the first in the UK to showcase the products of the famous French brand and the facilities were custom...  Read More



Lush have made a name for themselves with unique, handmade, ethically sourced health and beauty products. Now they have taken the next step an offer spa treatments from their Edinburgh store. Like their products, the treatments are...  Read More



Zen Lifestyle began with a small salon in Bruntsfield, and now operates from three locations in the city including the flagship salon in Hanover Street. Twice awarded the UK Salon of the Year at the British Beauty and Spa Awards this prodigious...  Read More



One Spa is part of the luxurious Sheraton Grand Hotel located just off Lothian Road in the center of Edinburgh. As well as a delightful rooftop hydro pool, nineteen meter infinity swimming pool, rainforest showers, and rock and bio saunas, the...  Read More


Meet Simon Hill

Simon has lived in various corners of Edinburgh over the last 18 years. He fell in love with the city as a small child after visiting the castle and returned to study Scottish History.

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