Without doubt the best hotel and spa that I have visited in the world. Stroll through the doors and forget that you are in rainy-and-cold Scotland...for you have arrived in the lap of lucious luxury. OK there are bus loads of people wearing juicy couture tracksuits arriving from nearby towns for tea at the weekend, but somehow you won't notice. Hot foot it to the spa during the day, it really is incredible. The staff are amazingly nice and talented at what they do. After one massage I was sent into a coma for two hours...utter bliss. The pool is lovely, papaya rainshowers divine, heated beds delicious, relaxation area [where i went into a coma] just brilliant. I wish i had booked more treatments because I just didn't want to leave.
The rooms in the hotel are very comfortable, we have twice stayed in their "estate" rooms, both in the new and old areas of the hotel and found them to be of equal quality...but as nice as the rooms are let yourself be drawn downstairs to the bar and restaurants. If you aren't in the mood for a full on restaurant meal after you have been buffed and pummelled in the spa, then grab a table in the bar, enjoy the live music, people watch a bit and order the gleneagles burger with fois gras, it is quite sublime. If you do find yourself venturing the one of the restaurants that you are in for a treat - the menu, service and meal are incredible.
Gleneagles is an incredible hotel, you can't stereotype the guests, they come in all forms, but you can it. The service is beyond marvellous, the spa - probably the best I have been to in the world, food, everything you could wish for and more. all in all it is an elegant machine that has worked out the recipe for success and stuck to it.