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Bernardus Lodge & Spa

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415 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sunnyvale, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely stunning grounds, friendly service and amazing spa. The spa is especially enjoyable. Lovely setting, adorable spa pool/courtyard, and amazing spa service choices. Great ambiance in hotel lobby, restaurants, grounds, guest rooms, pool and spa! Gorgeous venue for a wedding!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I've been coming to Bernardus for years, typically for a birthday get away. My priority is dining at Marinus, which again was flawless and incredible. I really hope the "refreshing" of the "dining experience" the new owners are doing doesn't compromise this gem. Many have mentioned the dated décor, but that's not the reason for my average rating. Eventhough I... More 

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BernardusLodgeandSpa, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments regarding your recent stay at our resort. Your feedback helps keep us focused on what is most important to us - making our guests feel right at home. We have recently made some adjustments to our complimentary in-room food and beverage offerings. Each of our guest rooms includes a full bottle of Bernardus Pinot... More 

Montecito, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My wife and I first stayed here about 8 years ago and enjoyed it very much. That was then. This time around it was very apparent they did not bother to put a single nickel back into the place for maintenance or updates. The room had threadbare carpets, smelled of dog and the mattress was saggy. The bathroom was very... More 

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BernardusLodgeandSpa, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments regarding your recent stay at our resort. Our guests have every right to expect absolute perfection in all aspects of their stay and I am sorry to hear that this trip did not meet your expectations. The resort recently closed on November 30, 2014 and is now undergoing a multi-million dollar restoration with a... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We have stayed at Bernardus many times over the past 10 years. We like the location, the comfortable (albeit over-furnished) rooms and the service. However, the overwhelming reason to stay there is the exquisite Marinus restaurant (closed on Mondays). After a multi-course tasting menu and the spot-on pairings of excellent wine it is a real treat to retire for the... More 

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BernardusLodgeandSpa, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments regarding your recent stay at our resort. Your feedback helps keep us focused on what is most important to us - making our guests feel right at home. At our price points, our guests have every right to expect absolute perfection in all aspects of their stay. We have made some adjustments to our... More 

Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

When we entered the front lobby we were greeted with a glass of wine and a roaring fire in the fireplace. We were there for only one afternoon and evening since we were doing a quick tour along the California coast. We had heard such great things about Carmel Valley that we wanted to stop an investigate -- we are... More 

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Mountain View, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Nice location in Carmel valley. excellent service from all the staff. Room was very comfortable and decent size. Rooms are not very sound proof so recommend upstairs as the floor between 1st and 2nd is wooden. Had a fun game of lawn bocce. Restaurant was excellent service. Food was very good but not excellent. Breakfast was standard. Don't go for... More 

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

. It’s an easy and enjoyable drive up the Carmel Valley to the Bernardus Lodge. The Lodge sits “quietly”, well back from the road, in well kept gardens and has a comfortable and peaceful atmosphere in all the public areas, inside and out. The rear terrace outside dining area beside the bowling green is low key and particularly nice. Our... More 

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G M, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for the very detailed review and we are very happy that you enjoyed a relaxing stay with us. We look forward to your next stay with us. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Over rated property. Price totally unjustified. Grounds are beautiful, rooms are dated. Size of the rooms and baths are generous. The beds and pillow 's were tired to say the least. The management needs to spend money on new beds for sure. Also, the coffee is bitter and weak. Wine is good !

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G M, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your very candid review. We will be updating the entire lodge and all guest rooms starting in December and are excited for you to return and let us know what you think. We also just changed our coffee to Illy to address any coffee concerns. We apologize that your stay was anything less than perfect and assure... More 

Fresno, California
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

You cannot beat the rejuvenation you feel after at visit to the Bernardus Lodge. The ambiance and peaceful vibe is wonderful. The gardens around the resort are beautiful. The staff is very courteous and helpful. The food in the two restaurants, Wickets and Marinus is great. I cannot wait to return.

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G M, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

We cant wait for you to return! Thanks and come back soon.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Lovely grounds and good location, I prefer this over Carmel by the sea which is a tourist town. This place has a peaceful and relaxed feel. The staff and service is of high quality, people all very friendly and attentive. Although adequate, I think the room balconies, bathroom and spa facilities needs some revamping. Wine list is extensive but mostly... More 

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G M, General Manager at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice and detailed feedback. We are glad you enjoyed it and happy to announce that we will begin a complete renovation in December to address any concerns. We hope you come back next year to check it out! More 

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