Spa hotels in Aberdeen for a rejuvenating escape

These top spa hotels in Aberdeen take indulgence to a new level. So grab your partner, your friends or go solo for a weekend of pampering.

With fine dining opportunities, cosy pub bars and plenty of whisky on offer, these spa hotels in Aberdeen offer the ultimate in relaxation with a delightfully Scottish slant. Treat yourself or a loved one to an aromatherapy massage in one of the hotel spas or reconnect with a soothing couple’s treatment.

When you’re ready to set foot in the outside world, you’ll find the shops of Union Street within easy reach, the Scottish East Coast a short drive away and miles of wild Highland countryside just waiting to be explored.

Explore acres of manicured grounds at this Aberdeen spa hotel


Though it’s just three miles outside of the city, the 19th-century Mercure Ardoe House is situated within 30 acres of blissfully secluded Aberdeenshire countryside. Set the tone for a weekend of luxury at The Spa, where the treatment list includes Thalgo facials, body treatments and beauty treatments. Select a facial and you’ll be treated to a ‘Discovery of the Sea’ welcome massage to help you feel suitably soothed before you embark on an ocean-inspired ritual that harnesses the rejuvenating power of algae.

Head out to explore with a stroll down the rushing River Dee. You can set off on a longer walk to take in more of the scenic beauty, or go on to the Deeside Golf Club for an afternoon on the greens. Return to Soapie’s Brasserie to select your tipple from over 80 brands of whisky. At Blair’s Restaurant, the menu focuses on local produce—try prime Scottish beef like succulent sirloin steak.

Upstairs, your room welcomes you with a calming atmosphere and soft, jewel-hued accents. Modern graphic prints on the walls contrast with velvet pillows and touches of traditional tartan. Luxuriate in your rainfall shower before slipping on your bathrobe and stretching out on your plush bed.

Ardoe House Hotel & Spa

Top rated
8.8 Excellent (2132 reviews)

A spa hotel in Aberdeen within easy reach of the city centre


Gather the girls for a spa break in the city and stay at the vibrant Hotel Malmaison. Just a five-minute drive from the shops of Union Street, you’ll be able to spend a morning dipping in and out of designer stores. Cosy afternoons are spent in the Mal Bar, where you can sink into a plush sofa and really catch up. Sip on a cocktail or try a beer like Caledonian Deuchars IPA for a little local flavour.

The Chez Mal Brasserie is a chic place for dinner, with high ceilings, Scottish-inspired artwork and industrial vibes. Tuck into a selection of contemporary dishes, including the flavourful Tiger Prawn Penang curry, or go classic with local, grain-fed beef from the grill. Your room dials up the Scottish-themed décor, with a king-size sleigh bed, tartan accents and an alluring roll-top bath.

Find your slice of tranquillity at the Malmaison spa. Let the low lighting and scent of aromatherapy oils lull you into sweet serenity as you indulge in a massage, wrap, scrub or facial. If you’re prepping for a girls’ night, choose from a selection of waxing, manicures, pedicures, tanning and lash treatments. For utter relaxation, try the Oriental Scalp Massage, which focuses on acupuncture points to relieve tension.

Malmaison Aberdeen

Top rated
8.8 Excellent (1609 reviews)

Coastal adventures await


With easy access to the Highlands and the Scottish East Coast, The Aberdeen Altens Hotel is a peaceful spot for a couples weekend. Make the most of the countryside location with a walk through the lush David Welch Winter Gardens at Duthie Park, just a ten-minute drive away. Settle down for a glass of merlot from the wine cellar in the Cairngorm Bar and rest your feet after a trip out.

The hotel boasts its own leisure club with a spa pool for a lap or two. Relax your muscles in the sauna and steam room, or try a gentle workout in the gym. There are plenty of classes to get involved with if you want to keep on top of your fitness routine. With an expert beauty therapist on hand, you can book in for a hair appointment to prepare for a romantic dinner for two.

For pub food, head to the bar, where you can settle your appetite with classics like steak and ale pie. Fancy more romantic dining? The hotel’s restaurant is an elegant spot that serves flavoursome dishes including pan-fried cod – great alongside a crisp chardonnay. To elevate the luxurious experience, book a Premium King room. Sleep peacefully on your Super King bed before waking up and brewing a coffee with your own Nespresso machine.

The Aberdeen Altens Hotel

Top rated
8.6 Excellent (2261 reviews)

Whisky lovers unite: a historic spa hotel with an extensive whisky menu in Aberdeenshire


Find a comfortable spot by the fire in the drawing room at The Marcliffe Hotel and choose from the menu of more than 100 malt whiskies. Country scenes are painted on the walls, bringing a taste of the outdoors in, so you can immerse yourself in Scottish nature while reclining in a velvet armchair. This Victorian manor house is situated within 11 acres of woodland and dogs are welcome in Executive Rooms, so you can bring your four-legged friend for a walk around the rustic grounds.

Once you’ve witnessed the wild outskirts of Aberdeen, treat yourself to a pamper session at the spa. The list includes facials, scrubs and wraps as well as waxing and tanning, so you can beautify for a special occasion. Pick your favourite scent and lay back while tension melts away from your muscles with an aromatherapy massage.

Dinner is served in the elegant Conservatory Restaurant, which is filled with natural light. Take your pick from the 400 bottle-strong wine cellar—each tipple chosen by an expert sommelier—while you dine on dishes like shellfish bisque made with locally caught seafood. You can also share a glass of pinot on the sofa in your Executive Room, which is finished off with tartan throws, before showering with complimentary Molton Brown products and climbing into your king-size bed.

The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa

Top rated
9.3 Excellent (253 reviews)

Peace and relaxation


Spend quality time with a loved one at the Hotel Doubletree by Hilton Treetops. Ideal for a couples spa session before a special occasion, this hotel offers a beauty menu that includes facials, manicures, pedicures, make up and waxing. Try the Top to Toe Treatment, where your skin will be brushed and exfoliated for ultimate softness before a full-body massage. You can also bask in the heat of the sauna and steam room, or take a dip in the indoor pool, which is flooded with light thanks to a high apex roof.

The hotel’s casual Springfields Bar provides rustic, stone-baked pizzas for lunch and dinner, with delectable toppings like Piri Piri chicken, bacon and buffalo mozzarella. If you’re looking for an upscale option, head to the Springfields Restaurant. Here, dark wood furnishings strike an elegant note, while dishes like roast sweet potato and butternut squash tarte tatin tempt the tastebuds.

Guest rooms and suites inspire calm with soft truffle tones and warm lighting. Make yourself a fresh coffee and sit back as you flick through channels on the 49-inch flat-screen TV. Whenever you’re ready, adventure awaits in nearby Hazlehead Park, where you can embark on a woodland walk. Alternatively, take the two-mile trip into Aberdeen for a spot of retail therapy.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aberdeen Treetops

7.2(253 reviews)

A spa hotel in Aberdeen with a cosy atmosphere


Feel at home the second you walk through the door to your room at the Village Hotel Aberdeen. Slogan scatter cushions add a playful note to your luxurious bed, while mixed textures—think wood-panelled headboards and tweed throws—create a relaxing vibe. In the bathroom, you’ll find complimentary ESPA toiletries and your own bathrobe, so that you can head down to the spa feeling refreshed.

The Village Hotel Spa is a serene spot to unwind. Take a gentle lap of the large indoor pool before you sit down for a session in the sauna or steam room. If you’re in the mood to work out, there’s a gym, too. Afterwards, let your muscles be gently manipulated with a soothing massage that uses luxurious ESPA products. Nail treatments, waxing, facials, tanning, eyebrow tinting and make-up sessions are also available.

Head out for a round on the nearby Hazlehead golf course, or explore the romantic coastal ruins of the 14th-century Dunnottar Castle. On your return, the hotel’s Pub & Grill restaurant awaits. Exposed brickwork and piping mixed with leather seats creates a cosmopolitan vibe, while the menu treats you to delicious pub-inspired fare, like indulgent burger stacks and flatbread pizzas. Follow up your meal with a classic cocktail, perhaps a minty mojito or sophisticated espresso martini.

Village Hotel Aberdeen

8.4 Very good (1903 reviews)

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