Lothian Recommends: These are the best spas in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Young man having a facial massage'The Balmoral Spa'Edinburgh
Young man having a facial massage'The Balmoral Spa'Edinburgh
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In a city of almost 500,000 people, the Capital’s hectic city centre is enough to make anyone stressed out enough to need a little bit of rest and relaxation.

Fortunately, Edinburgh has no shortage of spas to sit back, enjoy award-winning treatments and unwind from the busy city streets.

Spa Spy/One Spa'Sheraton

Spa Spy/One Spa'Sheraton

Here are our top picks for the five best Spas in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Given The Balmoral’s reputation as one of the Capital’s most luxurious hotels, it is perhaps no surprise to learn that the Rocco Forte Spa located inside is regarded as the ‘ultimate urban spa experience’.

With ‘cutting edge’ equipment in their fitness suite and a complete sauna and steam room package, guests can also move on to Rocco Forte’s innovative ‘ritual treatments’, experiencing exclusive therapies not available anywhere else in the city.

Being The Balmoral, don’t expect any budget treatments, but there is plenty to enjoy here to justify splashing out.



With two different outlets in Edinburgh, Zen Lifestyle Spa is one of the Capital’s best known independent spa’s. Offering a wide range of treatments to suit any budget, the spa scooped two prizes at the Professional Beauty Awards 2018 earlier this year and has been described as a ‘sanctuary in the city’.

Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s business district at Conference Square, the One Spa inside the Sheraton Hotel benefits from two swimming pools and a state-of-the-art fitness studio.

A top of the line programme of treatments is also available to guests looking for a retreat from the bustling city centre.

The Floatarium in Stockbridge prides itself on the values of tranquility, relaxation and serenity and picked up a regional prize at the Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards in 2017. Clients can enjoy a host of treatments including a relaxing meditation experience inside an innovative floatation pod

Despite its unassuming exterior on the corner of Marionville Road, The Salt Cave is a haven for those looking to get away from the bustle of nearby Meadowbank.

Specialising in Halotherapy, the treatment is reportedly good for those suffering with respiratory problems and the spa is one of its only providers in the UK.