Sparking up a tea light; filling the tub with Mr Matey and hanging a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign on the bathroom door is all very well but it’s just not the same as a proper spa day.
Treat yourself by indulging in today’s Big Deal on spa day at the recently refurbished Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa.
Set on the shores of Loch Ard and the foot of Ben Lomond, the hotel has just had a £1 million makeover and it is looking gorgeous.
Located in the Trossachs, Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa is just over an hour from Glasgow city centre and an hour and a half from Edinburgh – very convenient for a getaway spa treat.
While it is easy to reach, the hotel feels a long way from the cities.
Where else can you swim in an eighteen metre pool while enjoying floor to ceiling views of the Trossachs?
Choice of treatments
The hotel spa offers a beautiful balance of luxury and tranquillity with a staff of trained experts standing by to help you relax and unwind.
Available Monday to Friday, option one of today’s Big Deal is for one person to enjoy full use of the spa facilities and your choice of one treatment from those listed below.
A welcome glass of fizz is included as is the complimentary use of a robe and slippers for the day.
Option two is for two people to enjoy the same package.
Modern skin facial – Designed for skin challenged by modern living, this one hour treatment is bursting with anti-oxidant rich minerals and vitamins. This purifying treatment helps remove damaging toxins, regenerate skin cells and rebalance sebum. The results: remineralised, rebalanced and renewed skin.
Exotic coconut rub and milk ritual wrap – Warmed Elemis Skin Nourishing Milk Bath is poured all over the body before guests are cocooned in a comforting foil wrap or unique dry float. This opulent and exotic therapy is excellent for skin smoothing and softening, all combined with a pressure point facial massage and de-stress scalp treatment. Treatment time 45mins.
Exotic frangipani body nourish wrap – For immediate softness and suppleness. Aromatic Tahitian coconut and frangipani flowers are soaked together to produce the Monoi which is poured all over the body. Visitors are then cocooned in a nourishing foil wrap or unique dry float. Drenching the skin with moisture, this exotic therapy provides ultimate radiance, vitality and an all over body glow. Treatment time 45mins.
Jessica manicure or pedicure – The ultimate treat for hands or feet, this 45 minute pamper will leave your hands or toes in tip top shape.
The offer also includes full use of the hotel’s leisure facilities including a gym, sauna, steam room and heated, eighteen metre pool with full length windows that look out onto the Trossachs.
The spa’s tranquil relaxation room is also at your disposal.
Shiny, happy spa people
Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa has lots of admirers on TripAdvisor. These comments have been edited from longer reviews:
‘The facilities were second to none. My partner enjoyed a massage while I relaxed in the relaxation room. Paradise on both counts.’
‘The girls in the spa are great, very friendly and knowledgeable and the relaxation room is just that. I could’ve fallen asleep in there!’
This final comment made us smile:
‘I can’t personally vouch for the spa staff but it must have been pretty good as my wife had four treatments.’
A few lengths in the pool while admiring the Trossachs; a session in the sauna; a pampering treatment and a glass of fizz?
Make a day of it and spoil yourself, or even take a friend, with today’s Big Deal at Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa.