Scotland’s Best Outdoor Private Hot Tubs

Everywhere you go in Scotland you come across truly breathtaking scenery. From the Scottish Borders all the way to the Hebrides, there is a different landscape and background for every taste and every picture.

Anyone travelling around Scotland and staying at Luxury Scotland Hotels has the chance to enjoy the country’s natural beauty not only from the car, train or during walks but also from a hot tub. A number of Luxury Scotland Hotels offer outdoor jacuzzis and private hot tubs. The experience is sublime. Soak in while drinking a glass of your favourite wine, champagne or simply listen to music while admiring the scenery and all the beauty that surrounds you.

Below you will find some of the hotels where you can enjoy this experience. Four different and exquisite experiences in different parts of the country.

Cameron House Hotel on Loch Lomond: The Carrick Spa

The Carrick Spa not only is one of the best luxury spas in the country but it’s also one of the spas boasting the most striking views. Their outdoor jacuzzi is very large and located at their rooftop, overlooking Carrick Golf course. You will be relaxing and enjoying the views while golfers will walk by below, certainly envious! The experience is recommended any time of the year, even during winter, when the views are quite incredible and the warm water keeps you comfortable and relaxed.

 

 

Rocpool Reserve Hotel & Chez Roux, Inverness

Rocpool Hotel offers two bedrooms with private outdoor jacuzzis. From one of them you have magnificent views over the city of Inverness and beyond, from the other you enjoy the privacy of a hot tub in your very own secluded terrace. The experience is wonderful especially for couples.

 

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Glencoe House, Glencoe

Anyone visiting Scotland will have been told at some point that Glencoe is one of the most beautiful areas in the Highlands and we couldn’t stress more how true this is. To make your visit even more unforgettable, suites 1 and 2 have private outdoor jacuzzis overlooking the wilderness. Both rooms are spectacular. Remember to take your swimming costume. Or not!

 

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The Old Course Hotel & Spa, St Andrews

Yet another stunning location and experience, enjoy your very own outdoor hot tub overlooking Scotland’s oldest and most famous golf course. Huge skies above you and not a lot of wind due to the protection around the hot tub. A lovely must have experience especially after a long day playing golf.

 

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The Spa at Cameron House Hotel wins World Luxury Spa Award for 2nd year running

The Spa at Cameron House Hotel in Loch Lomond has scooped a World Luxury Spa Award for the second year running. Declared Best Luxury Resort Spa for Scotland, voted by industry consultants and hotel guests, the spa has been recognised for its world class facilities and excellent customer service, solidifying its reputation as one of the finest spa destinations in the UK.

General manager of The Spa Claire Edkins said: “This award is particularly special to us as it was voted for by our industry peers and guests – recognition at that level is something that is earned through time and I thank my entire team for their contribution to this process.

“They relentlessly work with such passion and dedication, and have helped us make The Spa a globally-renowned destination.”

Located on the banks of Loch Lomond, The Spa at Cameron House Hotel is famed for its idyllic surroundings and lochside views from the rooftop infinity pool. It has 17 treatment rooms including a VIP couple’s room with mineral bath, steam room and private balcony, as well as a rasul mud chamber with steam room and a relaxation suite.

This is the second year The Spa at Cameron House has been crowned Best Luxury Resort Spa by the World Luxury Spa Awards, with the spa also receiving the accolade in 2015 alongside Luxury Spa of the Year from the Luxury Travel Guide; Spa of the year at the Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards; and Best Day Spa Scotland, Best for a Spa Day Scotland and Best for Spa Breaks Scotland at The Spa Traveller Awards.

To learn more about the spa and see their range of treatments visit: http://www.cameronhouse.co.uk/the-spa-at-cameron-house.html

 

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Some of Scotland’s Best Summer Cocktails

Summer and cocktails are a match made in heaven. Especially when there is actually sun, in Scotland.

Below you will find our handpicked recommendations, all of these are available throughout Summer. Fancy a cocktail route? No need to drive, Little’s Chauffeur Drive can take you from place to place.

 

Hotel Du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow

Our take on a 1920s classic cocktail. It is called aviation because it resembles the blueish colour of the sky. The dominant spirit is gin, enhanced with a good dash Creme de violette and maraschino cherry liquor. All served with a twist of fresh pink grapefruit in a cold martini glass.

Price: £9.00

 

Rocpool Reserve Hotel & Chez Roux, Inverness

Handbags and Gladrags: A fine song about materialism, with that in mind we kept it easy with this simple, yet super tasty recipe. Imagine a touch of rum coating your chocolate apple!

Price: £8.50

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One Square at Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh

One Square Gin Cocktail recipe: 50ml One Square Gin, 25ml pink grapefruit juice, 10ml heather syrup, 15ml Galliano L’Autentico and muddled fennel seeds. Serve in an old fashioned glass with a square ice cube and a gold-coated lime leaf.

Price: £9.00

 

 

G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh

Old Town Fizz

The best of Edinburgh with a touch of Summer: Edinburgh Gin, fresh lemon, sugar, cucumber, mint, soda water, crushed ice

Price: £9.00

 

Trump Turnberry

Their signature Luxury Collection cocktail, The Last Cocktail. This signature cocktail embodies the wondrous experiences and memories of distinctive hotel destinations such as Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort.

3/4 oz gin
3/4 oz rosemary infusion
3/4 oz pear puree
3/4 oz lemon juice
Top with prosecco & clove garnish

Price: £9.00

 

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Time to try one of each?

Hotel Amenities at Luxury Scotland Hotels

As always, what differentiates any luxury hotel to a special luxury hotel is attention to detail. From the bedrooms, bathrooms and public rooms to service, every little detail adds to the experience and makes a simple overnight stay as memorable as a week away.

All Luxury Scotland Hotels go the extra mile to make sure their in-room amenities and toiletries reflect their concept of luxury, many of them showcase luxury products developed locally and include extra items that are either quintessentially Scottish or represent Scottish luxury.

A lot of thought is put into all the items you see in the bedrooms and toilets. From toiletries to the type of towel, robes and slippers. Everything you see is there for a reason and it is chosen so you can enjoy your stay as much as possible. When you are unable to find specific items you would like to have, all it takes is one call to reception or to the concierge, when they don’t already have the items in stock in case you need them, they will do their best to arrange them.

Since you are not able to see these lovelies items until you actually visit the hotels, we have picked a few samples to show you, to tempt you to visit the hotels and use them yourself!

The Torridon Hotel, Wester Ross

Attention to detail at The Torridon Hotel is paramount. In the rooms, the hotel has Temple Spa products which smell stunning and are completely focused on Wellbeing. The company aims to  improve people’s self esteem and wellbeing by helping them feel balanced through the use of aromatherapy and essential oils. They aim to create the spa experience in little bottles that can be taken anywhere. The products feel wonderfully luxurious on the skin.

Cromlix, Perthshire

In partnership with Arran Arromatics, a wonderfully successful family company based in Scotland, Cromlix has developed their own blend which is also available to be purchased at the hotel or online. The amenities are exceptionally luxurious, they are all branded and have the most gorgeous perfume. Arran Aromatics was founded by Janet Russell and her husband Iain in the kitchen of their cottage on the beautiful Isle of Arran, today they are one of the best-loved brands in Scotland.

Inverlochy Castle Hotel, Highlands

Inverlochy Castle is an elegant dame, a lover of the finer things in life. A traditional Scottish Castle offering all the modern amenities one would expect from one of the best luxury hotels in the world. Also a member of Relais & Chateaux, Inverlochy Castle has also chosen the lovely Arran Arromatics for their amenities. The bottles aren’t small either, they are big and generous! The hotel used to have Penhaligon’s products available but recently have adopted Arran Arromatics to keep consistent with other ICMI Hotels.

Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire

Gleneagles has chosen the exceptional quality of Asprey for their bathroom amenities. Founded in 1781 the company is one of the finest examples of British luxury. Asprey has a long and established relationship with British royalty dating back to the 1800s when Queen Victoria awarded the first Royal Warrant. Since then, Asprey has held a Royal Warrant for every British monarch and several other foreign heads of state. The products are gorgeous.

Knockinaam Lodge Hotel, Portpatrick

Knockinaam Lodge Hotel has chosen Purdie’s of Argyll for their bathroom amenities. The products are organic, fresh and made in the West Coast of Scotland. The company is a lovely example of a luxury Scottish brand and family business that has achieved great success while focusing on their local community. Lovely products and a beautiful concept as well to showcase.

The Old Course Hotel Golf & Spa, St Andrews

The Old Course Hotel has chosen to work with Noble Isle. The company was created in 2011 with an ambition to create a quintessentially British brand. During the creation of Noble Isle, the four founders travelled the length and breadth of the British Isles to source authentic ingredients that celebrate the natural riches of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. All body products contain moisture-shielding shea butter, British-sourced natural extracts and exquisite blends of fine fragrance.

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