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Cal-A-Vie Spa and Resort

2249 Somerset Rd., Vista, CA 92084
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked this Spa and Resort. Wonderful for people who want to get back into a healthy routine with their food and exercise commitment. After my stay, I felt healthy and ready to return home to my busy life.

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North Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first time to Cal-A-Vie and it exceeded my expectations! We went with a group of other friends and couples. The programs were top-notch, the staff was so amazingly warm and professional, the facilities were beautiful, the setting is perfection. I hope I can return to this location every year. It was truly worth every penny!!! My husband... More 

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Lori K, Manager at Cal-A-Vie Spa and Resort, responded to this review

Cal-a-Vie loves to welcome our friends from Texas! So glad you enjoyed your time. The Houston Chronicle recently raved about the property (in case you missed it while traveling!) http://www.cal-a-vie.com/sites/default/files/Houston%20Chronicle%2C%20August%202.pdf More 

Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

It's been a few years since I have been a guest at Cal-a-vie, but having been to many destination spas, Cal-a-vie is my all-time favorite. I'm a teacher and I have to save for such a vacation. Friends ask me how I can spend so much at one given place. But there's an easy answer. I'm investing in my health.... More 

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Houston, Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Cal-a-Vie is one of the most luxurious vacations I've ever taken. I've stayed at many five star resorts and hotels, but this one is tops. The fitness programs are top notch. I work out five days a week at home and I found the workouts to be challenging and interesting. They had a variety to choose from for every fitness... More 

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

What a disappointment! The setting and amenities are nice however the customer service is severely lacking. With sub par treatments and with a staff that appears under qualified for a five star resort it's very disappointing. This is definitely a place for people who have more money then sense!! With having read some negative reviews in the past (which by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Just returned from a 4-night stay with friends and we all agreed we would be making this an annual trip. We've been to Canyon Ranch together and although we liked it very much we like Cal-a-Vie better. Smaller and thus more intimate. Our rooms were very well appointed, clean, and the bed very comfy. Food was adequate but it IS... More 

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Johns Island, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Don't get it. This place has won so many awards clearly by confusing some guests into believing that they are experiencing something that cannot be done by themselves. (It is called eating less and exercising more.) The rooms, food, and spa are average. The activities are varied but not unlike what one would find at the neighborhood fitness center. The... More 

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Cal a Vie Spa S, General Manager at Cal-A-Vie Spa and Resort, responded to this review

Dear SDcritic, Rather than challenge your comments, I will simply let our Travel + Leisure rating of the #2 Destination Spa Resort in the World, along with the other TripAdvisor reviews reflect our professionalism. We are pleased that Cal-a-Vie boasts a 55% return guest rate and an EXCELLENT rating on TripAdvisor. I am sorry we failed to meet your expectations... More 

Beaufort, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This was my third trip to Cal-a-Vie and I always worry that it won't be as good this time. It is always even better. The staff anticipates your needs, is warm, talented and attentive, and not at all unapproachable. The food is better than ever. It costs a fortune and is worth every penny. I hope to return every year... More 

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La Jolla
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I had the recent privilege of staying at this resort late October for 3 nights. This resort incorporates fine dining with 6 star accommodations and top-notch activities to burn off those fine dining calories. Each morning at 6:30 am there is an optional hike or walk in the adjoining hills. After breakfast at 8 am, there are fitness classes on... More 

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Memphis, TN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

As I departed my hometown, alone and ready for my first destination spa experience, I was nervous. I arrived to the beautiful location and led to my quaint room near the pool. My scheduling was a little later than I would have liked, but by 7:00 I was settled with 20 new friends! I was absolutely thrilled with the variety... More 

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