Scotland

Turn up the heat in a romantic hot tub hotel in Scotland

Discover these incredible hotels in Scotland featuring hot tubs and spas to make you swoon.

Whether you want to turn up the heat with a romantic in-room hot tub or stay in a castle in the highlands and while away your days making the most of the Jacuzzi and spa, we’ve chosen our favourite Scottish hot tub hotels for a steamy weekend away.

When you aren’t soaking your troubles away in the hot tub, enjoy exploring the stunning scenery of the highlands, the medieval lanes of Edinburgh or the live music and burgeoning foodie-culture of Glasgow.

A historic hotel in Edinburgh with an in-room hot tub

A short walk from Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens, Nira Caledonia is housed in the former home of essayist Christopher North. The hotel’s rooms have a heritage décor with luxurious, modern touches. Inside you’ll find plenty of sumptuous velvet and antique-inspired furniture that complements the Georgian building’s original charm.

If you’re celebrating a special anniversary, make your break extra special and spend a night in the Jacuzzi suite – complete with a hot tub in the bathroom. You’ll also find goose-down pillows for a blissful night’s sleep, an iPod docking station to set the mood for romance, and a Nespresso machine, so you can slowly sip on a warm mug of coffee after you wake up.

Downstairs you’ll find Blackwood’s Bar & Grill restaurant which is dedicated using regional ingredients. For breakfast, savour organic sausages and dry-cured bacon from a local butcher. The Scottish-themed dinner menu includes seasonal Shetland rope-grown mussels and Chateaubriand steak for two, all cooked over the grill’s smoking charcoal embers.

Highlights:

Room

Suite with hot tub in the bathroom

Restaurant

Blackwood’s Bar & Grill restaurant serves regional produce

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Nira Caledonia

Top rated
Edinburgh, 1.3 km to 3D Loch Ness Experience
8.8 Excellent (891 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.2 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
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A castle hotel in the Scotland with an in-room hot tub cottage

Housed in a 19th-century castle, Cringletie House Hotel is nestled in 28 acres of grounds. Stroll hand-in-hand through mature woodlands or the sculpture garden to discover artworks. The historic walled garden is home to a 400-year old yew hedge, reputedly the oldest in Scotland.

The hotel’s Sutherland Restaurant, with an ornate fireplace and intricate hand-painted ceiling, offers delectable dishes crafted from local ingredients. After dinner, retire to the tranquil converted library for a dram or two of Scottish whisky at the bar.

Feature rooms – with grand turrets and original fireplaces – will have you feeling like royalty. Alternatively, you could choose to stay in the charming Ardean Cottage. This romantic chalet has an outdoor hot tub where you’ll soak up views of the castle’s manicured lawns and the sweeping meadows beyond.

Highlights:

Room

Cottage with outdoor hot tub, offering views over grassy meadows

Spa

In-room massages for private treatment

Cringletie House Hotel

9.0 Excellent (332 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.4 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
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A coastal spa hotel with an in-room hot tub overlooking the Isle of Arran

Experience something new at the Trump Turnberry Hotel from playing on the world-class Championship golf courses to staying in a luxurious suite in a 19th-century lighthouse. This sophisticated Edwardian estate has an enchanting coastal setting and looks out on to the Firth of Clyde, the Isle of Arran and Ailsa Craig.

Couples can choose from the deluxe room, elegantly furnished with a luxurious mahogany bed, or the deluxe ocean view room with sweeping views of the sparking sea. Also on offer are the Trump villas, ideal for big groups and large enough for each couple to enjoy privacy in their own room – or the Turnberry Lighthouse, which features a decadent two-bedroom suite and is adorned with crystal chandeliers and nautical artwork.

Harmonise your mind and body in the spa with wraps and exfoliation, massages, hydrotherapy, reflexology and aromatherapy. From the spa you can make the most of the panoramic view of the Irish Sea as you float in the pool and indulge in massaging Jacuzzi jets.

For a romantic dinner, opt for the hotel’s signature restaurant that serves classical French Escoffier dishes or take a seat at the Chef’s table where you can dine in the open kitchen and watch your meal being prepared.

Highlights:

Spa

Spa with sea views

Award

Scottish Hotel of the Year at the 2018 Scottish Hotel Awards for quality away-from-home experience

Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland

Top rated
8.8 Excellent (457 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.3 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
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A spa hotel with a hot tub in the spa at a prestigious address in Glasgow

The Georgian townhouses of Blythswood Square once belonged to Glasgow’s wealthiest merchants. Set in the heart of the city, it’s a grand hotel with luxurious rooms featuring elegant marble bathrooms.

The Salon’s Harris Tweed chairs are the ideal place to enjoy a spot of afternoon tea while looking out over a serene garden square. In the evening, the five-star restaurant – a former stately ballroom – serves classic Scottish cuisine with a modern twist.

Escape from the world with a soak in the relaxation pools and hot tub featuring specialist massaging jets at the hotel’s spa and thermal suite. Treatment rooms offer facials, massages, scrubs and wraps and mineral-rich Rhassoul mud experiences for two. Beauty therapies, from waxing, tanning and brow tinting to make-up applications and nails, will have you feeling your best.

Highlights:

Spa

Contemporary spa for relaxation

Bar

Award-winning bar

Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel

Top rated
Glasgow, 1 km to Argyle Street Station
9.2 Excellent (2640 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.4 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
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A contemporary spa hotel with a hot tub beneath Scotland’s oldest inhabited castle

Lose yourself in the historic charm of Dalhousie Castle Hotel – dating back to the 13th century – and relax in the spa with a massage, facial, body polish or beauty treatment. To feel utterly rejuvenated, lie back in the Jacuzzi’s massaging jets or take a seat in the Roman-style sauna and Turkish steam room before finishing with an invigorating rain shower experience.

Sitting on the banks of the River Esk, this ancient hotel is decorated with woven tapestries and boasts a regal list of former residents, including Queen Victoria. Put your feet up in one of the grand bedrooms decorated with antique furniture and a feature four-poster bed or roll-top bath.

In the evening, dine with views of the river from the Orangery brasserie or find the secret moving bookcase in the Library bar and wander down the for fine dining in the candle-lit Dungeon Restaurant.

Highlights:

Spa

Contemporary spa for a long relaxation session

Restaurant

Restaurant with two AA Rosettes for fine dining

Hotel Dalhousie Castle & Aqueous Spa

Edinburgh, 11.9 km to 3D Loch Ness Experience
8.2 Very good (931 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 8.8 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
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A hotel in Scotland with an outdoor hot tub and idyllic sea views

From Golf View Hotel saunter through manicured gardens to the shores of Moray Firth. The hotel – and most rooms – offer scenic panoramic views out across the bay where you might spot an inquisitive dolphin or two.

Make the most of the idyllic view from the hotel’s spa while sitting in the bubbles of the outdoor hot tub. Inside, you can still look out on to the Firth from the pool and Jacuzzi or take time out in the sauna and steam room. Pamper yourself with an ELEMIS massage, facial, wrap and scrub or choose from a selection of alternative therapies such as reflexology.

Because of the hotel’s coastal location, seafood – including scallops, king prawns and lobster­ – often features on the menu. The restaurant also specialises in steaks and proudly sources its beef from Scottish farms.

Highlights:

Jacuzzi

Outdoor hot tub and spa for outside relaxation

Rooms

Sea views out to Moray Firth

Pets

Dog-friendly hotel

Golf View Hotel & Spa

Nairn, 7.4 km to Cawdor Castle
8.4 Very good (769 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.2 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
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Romantic spa hotel with hot tub and loch views in the Highlands

Overlooking Loch Faskally, nestled in the majestic Highlands, Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa provides a charming backdrop for a special break with its serene ambiance and stunning views. Visit the tranquil spa to unwind in the Jacuzzi or pool while gazing out across the loch and mountains beyond and enjoy a moment of peace and quiet together.

You’ll feel rejuvenated and refreshed after a visit to the spa’s sauna, steam room, aroma relaxation room and thermal suite. Pamper yourselves with a Matis facial or body treatment including wraps, exfoliation and beauty care.

Take your pick from a wide selection of rooms on offer. These range from woodland suites immersed in nature, complete with glass balconies or enclosed patios, to castle signature rooms housed inside the original castle itself, and furnished to match its ancient grandeur.

During your stay at the loch-side castle, drink in the striking scenery with a glass of Scotland’s most famous tipple – whisky from the Lounge Bar – with a selection of local favourites and rare and cask strengths. Treat your taste buds to mouthwatering Scottish dishes from the dinner menu in the award-winning restaurant. The hotel’s sommelier will be on hand to help you pick a delectable bottle of wine or champagne to complement your meal.

Highlights:

Spa

Spa with thermal suite for muscle relief

Restaurant

3 AA Rosette restaurant and gin bar for premium dining

Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa

Top rated
Pitlochry, 0.5 km to Blair Athol Distillery
9.3 Excellent (766 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.6 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
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