This is an award-winning luxury spa inside a leading hotel. It has an amazing thermal suite with a dozen hot and cold experiences. A visit to the “rock sauna” is followed by a cold peppermint-infused cold shower. There is a rooftop hydrotherapy pool from where you look over the nearby Pentland Hills and a state-of-the-art gym.
One Spa, The Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, 8 Conference Square, Edinburgh EH3 8AN T: + 44(0)131 221 7777; www.one-spa.com
The resort has two large swimming pools which are heated in winter, a gymnasium, boutique and a library with a selection of music and DVDs. Private excursions and cruises on the lake can be organised by the hotel. The spa, managed by Banyan Tree, offers holistic treatments and therapies to pamper and revitalise mind and body using holistic therapies and massages combining the best of East and West. Massages, facials and body beautification methods use ancient Ayurveda and aromatherapy as well as Thai and western techniques designed to relieve stress as well as create a sense of wellbeing. The spa has a private pool and individual therapy suites with views of Lake Pichola, the Aravali mountains and City Palace. Each of the eight suites has its own steam sauna and Victorian style bathtub. The gym and hair salon are located around a central domed foyer with a marble fountain.
Chateau de Limelette is a 19th century hotel in Anglo-Norman in style, surrounded by a park with flower gardens, a waterfall, fountains, outdoor pool and gym. It has Belgium’s largest marine balneotherapy centre. Golf, tennis, squash, mountain-biking and clay pigeon shooting. Surrounded by a park of 3 hectares and a garden full of flowers, cascades and fountains, the hotel lies only 20 minutes away from Brussels and its international airport.
There are osteopaths, physiotherapists, hydrotherapists and beauty advisors. Treatments include a large variety of baths – almicronised algae, seawater, mineral salts, hot and cold; Thai and Tao massages. The restaurant has both gourmet and low-fat food.