It started early on Thursday 23rd May with an 8.55am Flybe flight from Cardiff to Edinburgh and after a bumpy ride we finally landed at 10.30am, ready to start our road trip.
The bright red Fiat 500 was there waiting for us and when we eventually found our way out of the car park, we headed off to Macdonald Hotels & Resorts Head Office. We were welcomed by Joan Adams and given the grand tour meeting staff along the way, starting with account and working our way up the ladder to the call centre. All staff were busy on calls taking bookings for the group and it was a great opportunity to put faces to names.
The road trip continued on to Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel where we enjoyed lunch in the bar of this fabulous venue, set in lovely grounds – a perfect venue for weddings. It’s a shame we couldn’t stay any longer but the Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa was calling and our beauty treatments were waiting.
We quickly checked in, changed into our robes and made our way to the health club and spa. Sarah and Cheryl enjoyed a Decleor Aroma Back Relief massage while Louise enjoyed a Decleor Vital Eyes facial. We felt so relaxed afterwards that we needed to sample the scones, jam and cream whilst watching everyone work out in the gym!
After slipping out of our robes, the evening was spent in the Scottish Steak Club where we all enjoyed the famous Scottish heritage.
The next morning saw the Fiat 500 race up the motorway to the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel in Edinburgh city centre. Susan Minto was very welcoming and showed us around including a peek at the newly refurbished bedrooms. The day was finished with a wee bit of retail therapy and a makeover in Harvey Nichols before taking the flight back to sunny Wales!
If anyone is looking for a holiday in Scotland, check out the various hotels with Macdonald Hotels & Resorts. Click here to view them!
Until the next trip………….
Sarah, Cheryl and Louise