Scottish spa hotels directly on the shores of a sparkling loch

By Katherine Sparshatt,

The majestic lochs of Scotland are best viewed from the frothy waters of a Jacuzzi in one of these loch-side spa hotels. We’ve picked our top five Scottish spas where you can book yourself in for a fabulous pamper session, right on the shores of Scotland’s most iconic lakes.

Scotland’s countryside is a walker’s paradise, a golfing mecca and the perfect place to get away from the stresses and trials of everyday life. What could be better than retiring to a luxurious hotel and whiling away a few hours in the spa, after a day of being on your feet in the fresh air.

5. Cameron House on Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park

Cameron House offers 5-star luxury on the shores of the breathtaking Loch Lomond. The spa at Cameron House is an opportunity to dedicate some uninterrupted me-time to pure and utter relaxation. Take your pick between the rooftop infinity pool, hydrotherapy pool, relaxation pool, sauna, hammam spa, aromatherapy room and over 17 treatment rooms for private pamper sessions.

The spa also includes a VIP treatment room that has its own sauna and Rasul mud chamber, alongside a balcony overlooking the fabulous views.

The rooms at Cameron House are all reminiscent of an elegant traditional Scottish residence, with distinctly modern amenities and bespoke toiletries to ensure the ultimate in relaxation.

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4. Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa

Aberfoyle

Take a break from it all at the Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel and Spa, set beside the spectacular Loch Ard. Unwind by the indoor pool, relax in the Jacuzzi or book yourself in for a pampering spa treatment.

Less than an hour from Edinburgh, this is the perfect lake-side spa retreat. Whilst you’re there, be sure to enjoy the fabulous food at the award-winning Garden Restaurant including Sunday BBQs in the summer and fire-side afternoon tea year-round.

Explore the stunning landscapes surrounding the hotel, including trails around the loch and various activities including golf and horse riding.

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3. Loch Ness Lodge Hotel

Drumnadrochit, Inverness

Loch Ness Lodge is an exclusive retreat in the heart of Scotland next to the world-famous Loch Ness. The hotel includes a glorious spa with an indoor hot tub and sauna alongside a therapy room where you can book yourself a host of treatments including massages, facials and reflexology.

The lodge has seven individually designed bedrooms, all inspired by nature and making the most of the incredible loch-side views on offer.

This is a great spot to base yourself to discover more of what the Highlands have to offer, whether you are looking to explore some castles, take a whisky tour or treat yourself to a round of golf.

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2. Lochside House Hotel and Spa

New Cumnock

Lochside House Hotel and Spa overlooks The Loch of the Lowes and also has the nearby Creoch Loch in sight, making it the perfect place to enjoy being close to the water and some of the most beautiful Ayrshire vistas.

The spa at Lochside House takes guests on a holistic journey, starting in the thermal suite comprised of an indoor vitality pool, sauna and steam room. From here you can continue on through a relaxation room, treatment rooms, a tanning room and finally a Finishing Studio where after being scrubbed and buffed you can get ready to re-join the world in style.

The rooms at Lochside House make the most of the surrounding views. Opt for the Cygnet Suite for a super luxurious stay with interiors in rich royal-purple and gold, plenty of space and an opulent black-tiled bathroom.

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1. Loch Fyne Hotel and Spa

Inverary, Argyll

A luxurious spa hotel on the West Coast of Scotland, Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa affords its guests unparalleled views over the Loch and cosy traditional interiors for an authentic Scottish experience.

Head over to the spa to enjoy the large indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, and make full use of the exclusive treatment rooms by booking yourself in for a relaxing and invigorating treatment. This all takes place against a backdrop of dramatic Scottish scenery, visible through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

All 67 rooms are designed with relaxation in mind and some are even dog-friendly so that the whole family can come along! Splash out on a junior suite to enjoy increased space and luxurious tartan carpets.

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