Sundays are made for satisfying souls. So when some much needed R&R is in order a spa day is the only thing for it come the sabbath.
For year's I've walked past the Sheraton Grand on my way to, and from town. When you live in a city like Edinburgh it is easy to get complacent and not sample the wonderful things on your doorstep. But I'm writing now to remedy my buffoonery.
Perched high above the tremendous tenements, nestled neatly inside the financial district One Spa is a roof top refuge ready and waiting to revive you.
With the Castle and Usher Hall in eye line at the front of the hotel and the quirky new builds of Edinburgh's commercial sector behind, the hotel is lucky to bridge the burgh's old and new worlds like no other venue.
It has just come through a glamourous facelift having reopened it's doors after a lengthy refurbishment. Inside bold interior design warms up large lofty communal spaces and the bedrooms are modern with clean lines and quirky pieces of furniture accenting them. It marries chic and classic interiors well with relaxation oozing from every floor.
The Pièce de résistance reigns supreme at roof level. The thermal suite and hydro pool within Spa One are a relaxation wonderland.
Essential oils and aroma therapy are pumped into sauna's, steam rooms and tropical showers. Without another soul laying their hands on your body the rooms within the thermal suit clear your mind and melt tension from your body.
Then there's the hydro pool bubbling like a giant bath with jets in all shapes and sizes pumping water to pummel and message your muscles. That gorgeous contradiction between hot and cold as your head bobs above the water is soothing and exhilarating all at once. The perfect slap around the puss to rejuvenate you.
It's a must for locals and visitors alike.