The Brookstreet Hotel, home to the scenic Marshes Golf Course Ottawa, is just 4.5 kilometres from the city centre. Set against the backdrop of Ottawa’s skyscrapers, it’s surrounded by immaculate greens, peaceful lakes, and gently babbling streams. Rooms styled in ultra-modern décor and superior bed linens have views over the Gatineau Valley and Ottawa-West. Each room features an alarm clock radio with an iPod dock so mornings can begin to the hum of your own music before you head to your appointment at the spa.
The Au Naturel spa offers a host of services, from facials and nail services to full-body treatments. Choose from therapeutic, aromatic and relaxation techniques, as well as reflexology and reiki practices. Rejuvenate with a warming Grotta Giusti thermal mud body wrap, which aims to soothe muscles and joints while restoring energy and purifying the skin. If you’re travelling with the girls, take a look at the B Spoiled package, which complements three treatments with a glass of wine. All spa packages include the use of the saltwater pools, hot tubs, and dry sauna.
Enjoy award-winning contemporary cuisine at Perspectives restaurant, with views of the Gatineau Hills and Marshes golf course. Dishes incorporating locally sourced ingredients range from elk ranch tender leg loin to pistachio herb-crusted lamb to lobster linguine and sushi. After dinner, head to Options — one of the city’s most popular jazz lounges—to see Ottawa’s finest musicians.