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Ten Thousand Waves

3451 Hyde Park Rd., 3 1/2 Miles Up Ski Basin Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-982-9304
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Ranked #9 of 78 Activities in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Spas, Hot Springs/ Geysers
Owner description: Ten Thousand Waves is inspired by the great Japanese mountain hot spring resorts. Ten minutes from downtown Santa Fe, but only minutes from the... more » Owner description: Ten Thousand Waves is inspired by the great Japanese mountain hot spring resorts. Ten minutes from downtown Santa Fe, but only minutes from the National Forest, there is nothing quite like this on the North American continent. Among pinons and junipers are beautiful outdoor hot tubs and spa suites, world-class bodywork & skin care, and the amazing izanami restaurant. For a lucky few, it is the closest lodging to the Santa Fe Ski area. « less
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Denver, Colorado
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84 reviews 84 reviews
4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

This is one of those rare times when I don't even have to think twice about a rating. This is truly a one of a kind experience - the setting, the service and staff, the overall experience is one of complete indulgence. And, let's face it, with all the problems in the world and economy, don't you deserve to truly... More

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Amarillo, TX
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87 reviews 87 reviews
13 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I have been before, so I knew what to expect. The service was outstanding. Richard, Sara and Midori (my masseuse ) are to be commended for their top notch service and guest treatment. I was Midori's last customer but I could not tell that. She did my massage and herbal wrap. Very professional and attentive, she asked where my trouble... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The entire staff were extremely kind and helpful. Spa extremely clean. Luv their products. The setting with the water falls, zen music and mountain breeze were so relaxing while getting my massage. My masseuse Blom was extremely good and so knowledgeable.

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I spent an afternoon at Ten Thousand Waves after our friend told us it was not to be missed. We were so happy we took her advice! We had 90 minutes of relaxation and solitude in the Ichiban spa. It has a sauna, two outdoor hot tubs, a relaxing daybed, indoor and outdoor showers, and a fancy... More

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Mankato, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We've been coming to Santa Fe for almost 20 years and have been to Ten Thousand Waves many times and it's a fabulous place to experience spa simplicity in a naturalistic setting...outdoor cedar tubs, privacy under the beautiful blue New Mexican sky. It's quiet and relaxing. I've always enjoyed the messages and the overall experience. I would however, avoid the... More

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Duke K, Owner at Ten Thousand Waves, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice review of the spa. We sincerely apologize for your less than stellar experience at izanami. With any new project we always find that it takes a little time to hit our stride. Guests have in general been really pleased with Izanami, but we are still working through menu development and logistical systems during our first busy... More

Palo Alto, CA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

To give you a context to my review - I have deep tissue massage and / or Thai massage for my shoulder, neck, and lower back pain/sore at least once a month. If you want relaxing massage, this is THE place. But off you want relief of muscle pain/stiffness, this would not be helpful at all. Don't get me wrong,... More

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Orange County, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

New Mexico is known as the "Land of Enchantment" and after visiting Ten Thousand Waves, I can definitely see why. The spas I usually go to are the type that are big on being glamorous and providing trendy facilities ("snowflake" rooms, salt rooms, diamond facials, etc). At Ten Thousand Waves it's not about how much money you spend or the... More

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Weston, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Its like you have been transported to Japan. Terrific atmosphere. Very good treatments and massages. Get a private tub if you don't like the clothing optional policy. Somewhat on the expensive side but an experience you won't soon forget.

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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I've been going to Ten Thousand Waves for years - while I lived in Santa Fe and, now, when I return to Santa Fe for a visit. My favorite "treatment" is the one-hour private, outdoor wooden hot tub. The tub itself is lovely and you can get in and out as you wish. You can sit in a chair or... More

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Duke K, Owner at Ten Thousand Waves, responded to this review

Momkara We're really sorry your ashi anma was less than stellar. Could you tell me your experience and the name of the therapist? We like to use feedback like yours to improve our service! duke More

Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Between the hot tub, massage, sauna and "relaxation room," this took us away from all our stress for several hours. A great respite from the real world.

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