Looking for a Spa Afternoon Tea Package in Glasgow? Well look no further for that perfect pamper than the glorious Hilton Glasgow.
Recently me and hubby attended our friend’s wedding in Bristol. Super exciting as we got two nights on our own. Two nights without our boys. Now, if like me, you don’t have family right on your doorstep for babysitting duties, you’ll understand the months of planning to secure two nights of childcare.
So, off we tootle to Bristol. A 7 hour tootle. Quick bite before bed. Wedding then bed. A 7-hour reverse tootle. Hi boys! Bed. So not a great break.
Doesn’t that happen if you are having a night away? By the time you get there, to your gorgeous hotel, out for dinner, drinks, time for bed. Then home the next day. What a waste of a lovely hotel. We particularly loved the spa, having afternoon tea, going to the gorgeous bar. Oh, wait. That didn’t happen.
I had never thought about an overnight in our own city. In Glasgow. Because why would you? We live here. Well maybe that IS, why. No need to travel for hours, or immediately head out to see the sights. Shocker, what about actually, USING the hotel you’ve paid for, rather than it merely being a place to rest your head at midnight?
Our most recent overnight – a reframe. Let me tell you about THIS city break. Not 7 hours but 7 minutes to our luxury 4-star hotel, The Hilton Glasgow. Bags taken care of at reception, and we head down to the ethereal PURE spa. With our refreshing multivitamin drink on arrival, the lovely Adele, my therapist, then shows us to the calm, warm changing area. Sumptuous, cosy bath robes on, we head to our treatment rooms. I opt for a seriously serene back massage and reflexology with the delightful Espa unwind oil. 60 glorious minutes later I can barely rouse myself. But rouse I must, to meet hubby by the pool. As he relaxes in the jacuzzi, I chill in my semi-unconscious state on one of the super comfy spa loungers.
So what’s next on our Glasgow Hilton Staycation? Probably the best afternoon tea we’ve ever had, that’s what! Dressed and ready for some yummies we head for the stunning Darmah Tea Lounge. Elegantly designed in beautiful teal, mustard and gold tones, the lounge has an opulence reminiscent of Art Deco 1920s elegance. But there’s a modern edge here. Miguel, our host is charming and knowledgeable. He talks us through the enormous range of teas on the menu, suggesting which teas might pair well with the afternoon tea appetisers. Delicious tomato and red pepper soup in dinky cups, feta, mint and watermelon salad, haggis bon bons; they’re all delicious. Then of course, the main event: the pastries. Opting for the ginger Sri Lankan tea to pair with the appetisers, we obviously must order some bubbles to go with the puds. Well, it would be rude not to.
Opera cake and profiteroles, strawberry tarts and clotted cream scones. Need I say more? Delish.
With an extremely pleasant afternoon, relaxing, we retire to our stunning deluxe room on the 15th floor, and with the most enormous window, peruse the whole of Glasgow city. Who needs the TV? And after just the most restful sleep, breakfast is yet another laid back, pampered affair, with absolutely no sense of rush.
And that’s the takeaway message. How often do you come back from an overnight “away” utterly shattered because of the self-imposed pressure to do so much? Here in our own city, we could just enjoy each other’s company, talk, laugh and enjoy the outstanding services and hospitality of Hilton Glasgow.
But here’s a secret. You don’t NEED to stay overnight. This perfect day is entirely available to you as a non-resident. Drop the kids at school, take a girl’s day out together. Then head to the Hilton for that spa treatment, that glorious afternoon tea, that glass of bubbles and head home glowing and chilled.
Whether with girlfriends, partners or some thoroughly well-deserved alone time, a day trip to the Hilton has everything you need to be truly spoiled under one roof.
Forget the rush of a multiple venue day out and book a day (or night) at Hilton Glasgow. Because you really are worth it.
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