Travel: Last gasp for Xmas.RUN out of ideas for a present? Heather Ramsay suggests a day or even a weekend of spa pampering
DON'T know what to buy your loved one for a last minute Christmas present? We have the answer.
Treat them to an unforgettable weekend at the Old Course Hotel Golf Resort and Spa in the historic town of St Andrews.
The hotel was built during the 60s by British Transport to accommodate the influx of visitors to St Andrews.
It has since been developed into one of the best five star resort hotels in Scotland and offers its own golf course, six restaurants and indulgent in·dul·gent
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Its spectacular position not only overlooks the world famous 17th fairway of the Old Course but also the rugged St Andrews coastline, where the Vangelis scene in Chariots of Fire was filmed in 1981.
INSIDE the hotel you are greeted to classic muted furnishings and elegant flower arrangements.
The 134 bedrooms come with Italian marble bathrooms and views of the Old Course or St Andrews.
Other hotel facilities include the pro shop, 24-hour room service, a baby-sitting and laundry service.
Spending time at the spacious spa comes highly recommended.
There is a large glass-roofed lap pool and whirlpool whirlpool, revolving current in an ocean, river, or lake. It may be caused by the configuration of the shore, irregularities in the bottom of the body of water, the meeting of opposing currents or tides, or the action of the wind upon the water. surrounded by sunloungers where you can order refreshments and simply relax.
The new treatment wing has therapy suites which are large enough to accommodate treatments for couples. A full range of treatments for both men and women are available including a Hot Stone massage Hot Stone Massage can be a dual purpose massage. Due to the heat of the stones, it is always a highly relaxing, stress reduction massage. The hardness of the stones allows the therapist to address specific problem areas with more detailed work or deeper pressure. or a Golfer's Tonic to soothe soothe
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The hotel has a variety packages to choose from including spa escapes, golf offers or combination packages for couples.
Their best winter deal starts from pounds 69 per person if you stay with them before 31 March sharing a twin or double room.
The rate is inclusive of inclusive of
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They will also give you a pounds 20 voucher which can be redeemed against a spa treatment of your choice during your stay.
This is guaranteed to make the perfect Christmas gift.
THE BOTTOM LINE
To book telephone The Old Course Hotel reservations on 01334 474371, e-mail
email@example.com or visit www.oldcoursehotel.co.uk
RELAXATION: Visit to the spa is a must; LUXURIOUS: One of the plush bedrooms