Nestled in Scotland’s western Lowlands, it is probably fair to say that the port city of Glasgow is more than its rough and ready reputation. Dotted with distinctive Victorian and art nouveau architecture, the city is also a thriving cultural hub, boasting renowned institutions such as the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, plus acclaimed museums and a buzzing music scene.
Little wonder that it receives large numbers of visitors each year, many of whom choose to stay at one of the city’s Spa hotels. We’ve picked out five of the best, based on location, cost and guest reviews.
Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort
From £161/ night
Set in a pristine 240-acre estate, just 10 minutes’ from Glasgow Airport, this exceptional 5-star Spa resort features a golf course, luxury spa and sumptuous rooms boasting scenic garden views. The Spa offers Decleor luxury beauty treatments, as well as a sauna, a swimming pool and modern fitness centre – the perfect antidote to a day of exploring the beautiful Kilpatrick Hills that are nestled within easy reach of the hotel. Other amenities include an award-winning restaurant and free Wi-Fi.
From £153/ night
Three treatment rooms offering a range of therapies and an impressive 20-yard pool are the stand-out features of the 4-star hotel’s luxurious Savannah Spa. Also boasting a steam room, sauna, and a fully equipped gym, it’s little wonder that so many visitors to Glasgow choose this hotel for some hard-earned rest and recuperation after exploring the city’s many sights. Excellently located close to the city centre, the hotel also offers on-site parking for those arriving by car.
Another top-end hotel and part of the world-renowned Hilton brand, this Glasgow Spa hotel is nestled in the heart of the city’s financial district with easy access to transport links. The on-site Livingwell Health Club features a fully equipped fitness centre, 20 yards swimming pool and all the latest cardiovascular equipment. Guests can also relax in the sauna, steam room or try indulgent beauty treatments in the Ocean Rooms Spa. The hotel also has exceptional food and drink offerings, including traditional afternoon tea served in Ti Tea Lounge, seasonal cuisine on offer at Morblas Seafood and Grill restaurant, and signature cocktails in Connich bar.
Glynhill Hotel and Leisure Club
Located just 1 mile from Glasgow Airport, you can be off your flight and reclining in a lavish spa in a matter of minutes at the 4-star Glynhill Hotel. Spa facilities include a swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room and hydrotherapy showers, while there’s also an on-site gourmet restaurant and cocktail bar, plus separate bistro and steakhouse eateries too, completing an impressive selection of food and beverage options . There are also modern guest rooms, free Wi-Fi, and free parking available. Another perk is that discounts can be enjoyed by guests wanting to play golf at select local courses.
Crowne Plaza Glasgow
Overlooking the River Clyde, this 4-star hotel features an excellent leisure club with a pool and spa, plus a sauna, gym and steam room, with a range of relaxing spa treatments on offer. Elsewhere in the hotel is a maritime-inspired restaurant and bar serving a creative menu of seasonal Scottish cuisine, and guest rooms offering air conditioning, a cable TV with pay movies and a minibar. The city centre is about a mile away, and the Exhibition Centre Rail Station even closer.