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The Raj Ayurveda Health Spa

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1734 Jasmine Avenue, Maharishi Vedic City, Fairfield, IA 52556 (Formerly The Raj Ayurveda Health Center)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is a bit out of the way but the facility is lovely, comfortable and clean. The food is delicious and the staff were friendly and helpful. The room was very comfortable. The trip is not direct for me but its an easy trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like to write positive reviews as I always like to reward effort. However, in this case, my review is quite critical. My overall impression was a cult like experience. I felt the employees were almost like robots, quite stiff with a forced smile. It gave me the creeps. No one went out of their way to help, I had... More 

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RajAyurvedaHealthSpa, Guest Relations Manager at The Raj Ayurveda Health Spa, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. We hear this from time to time - usually from those who had different expectations. The Raj is a HEALTH SPA and our goals are much different than those of a regular beauty spa. Our entire facility is conducted & built around authentic Ayurvedic principles, especially the food. We... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I decided I needed a break from work and family and just a few days to destress. I decided to take a two day trip for a program they call "Taste of the Raj" just to relax. I have been to a number of destination spas before, but never a medical spa. I knew I was going to arrive late... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I arrived with several health issues, one of which was sudden weight gain and sluggish thyroid, and the other was very irritated eyes with and an unbelievable number of floaters. I lost all the weight. I had a thyroid test, and the results were excellent. And I can't believe it, but at least half of my floaters are gone and... More 

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Indian Wells, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Accommodations dated but clean. Treatments were excellent & staff friendly. No laughter, way too serious. Other guests devout followers of Maharishi & evangelistic! Food repetitious & I mean no variety in veggies only green beans, asparagus, lentils & Bol choy. Fennel once. I understood vegetarian not repetitious vegetarian. I have had Ayurvedic treatments & diet in Inda that I loved... More 

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RajAyurvedaHealthSpa, Guest Relations Manager at The Raj Ayurveda Health Spa, responded to this review

We do not promote a cult mentality. Though it is good to know this area is considered the Transcendental Meditation capital of the U.S. so there is a lot of information on TM, as any other specialized retreat center. It's part of what we offer, along with yoga, Ayurveda cooking classes, rejuvenation & detoxification treatments. Luckily, there is quite a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Two friends and I stayed at The Raj in July. We also had the facial and the oil massage called Abhyanga. We had a fun and relaxing time overall, but The Raj was just okay. In our opinion the room rate and treatment prices were higher than appropriate. I will not return. The Pros: The beds were very comfortable and... More 

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RajAyurvedaHealthSpa, Guest Relations Manager at The Raj Ayurveda Health Spa, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you were not completely satisfied with your stay. One of our main goals is to keep our in-house guests to a minimum since we foster having a quite, serene atmosphere to encourage the healing process of Ayurveda & Panchakarma. This is the primary reason we have only 15 rooms in our main building where... More 

New York City, New York, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I was there for a week for the Panchakarma ayurvedic treatment spa. The hotel itself was clean and nice. Beautiful grounds in the middle of Iowan farmland. Also was located in Vedic City, which is the first man-made "enlightened" town in the US. Everything is built to code in the ayurvedic style. All food is vegetarian. Interesting experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

People come to the Raj for Panchakarma treatments -- they stay for a week ... or a month and get a variety of treatments. It's at once a very relaxing hotel / spa-like environment in the middle of nowhere and also an anchoring institution in the heart of a very interesting spiritual community (TM - Transcendental Meditation). I came on... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This was my first time to the Raj and I had an amazing experience. the Guest services staff were amazing and the treatments were fabulous. Not only did I feel amazing after my trip, I am still reaping the benefits 3 weeks later. the information I learnt on my trip was truly life changing. I was so inspired by the... More 

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Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Staying at the Raj is like staying in a freshly rennovated mansion. The rooms are sound-proof, the place is beautiful. My body immediately relaxed into the comfort and deep rest that is part of the Raj's healing experience. I found the people (both the other participants and the staff) interesting, kind, and helpful, the food wonderful, the oil massages every... More 

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