A few weeks ago, I spent a relaxing afternoon* with my Mum at the Imperia Spa at the Gleddoch Hotel, Spa & Golf resort, that’s around 20 minutes from Glasgow city centre. It was really nice to get a few hours of pampering now that my broken knee is nearly healed.
I still can’t go swimming or use any of the wet areas of a spa, so I had to skip the fabulous rooftop hot tub here. I did, however, have a lovely chillout in the relaxation room and enjoyed a fabulous hour-long Elemis facial. They’ve just undergone a multi-million Pound refurbishment, so it was great to check the place out.
The relaxation room pre and post treatment is always one of my favourite bits about spa trips, as I find them so peaceful. I love the cosy bed and the dim light. This one was really nice and there was plenty of ice-cold water and magazines there too.
The Elemis facial I had was their Herbal Lavender Facial (£55). Elemis is all about bringing together plants and botanicals, skincare science and aromatics to really improve your skin and your inner wellness. Lavender is my favourite scent – I find it so relaxing – so this was a great facial for me. It aims to restore the balance of your skin by deeply cleansing, reducing shine, treating breakouts and refining pores. It features the much-loved Elemis Herbal Lavender Repair Mask, which has relaxing lavender essential oils in it, as well as antiseptic rosemary and thyme, to cleanse and purify the skin. I don’t really suffer with many breakouts, but I do get a hormonal one along my jawline every month – this facial came at a perfect time. I loved that this facial featured a lot of facial massage (great for anti-ageing) and a blissful scalp massage too.
Gleddoch is set within 360 acres of countryside, so the views are beautiful. After our treatments, it was time to go for afternoon tea upstairs in the spa/golf club building, at the restaurant. I love afternoon tea and I love ones that give your two full-size scones each, instead of one full-size or two mini scones. It’s just tradition (and greed too obviously).
I also loved that this afternoon tea came with more flapjack and nut traybake-style ‘cakes’ instead of the usual tarts and sponges. It made a nice change. The one with the caramel on top was like a deconstructed Topic bar – bliss! Unfortunately, the sandwiches were pretty bad – sloppily made, with huge chopped chunks of filling – so it was just as well I have a sweet tooth.
Have you been to Gleddoch Hotel, Spa & Golf before?
My visit to Gleddoch was complimentary, but all opinions are my own.
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