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Omega Institute

150 Lake Dr, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Omega Institute
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Please note that this is not a review of the property, but of the policies. I signed up for a workshop run by John Holland last September - an outside event, not run by Omega, but conducted in their Lakeside Theater. I booked accommodations at a local hotel, due to the negative reviews of the rooms at Omega on Tripadvisor,... More 

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Centerville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We went to Omega for an Eckhart Tolle retreat. The grounds are beautiful and it was a special treat to be there with a wonderful spiritual teacher. This isn't someplace you go to be pampered. It’s a place to spread your spiritual wings, be present, and leave your ego at the door. Accommodations are comfy, but no frills. You can... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My 5 days at Omega were incredible and exceeded my expectations for finding peace and working on health. The accommodations were very nice ...yes simple ...but nice and included an extra blanket for a chilly night. The grounds were beautiful. My favorite was the cafe. It was welcoming and a nice place to relax by myself or with new friends.... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My husband and I spent two nights at what Omega Institute calls a "couple's cabin with a private bath." The "cabin" was a small, stark room with a queen-size bed, a hard, uncomfortable mattress, two cheap, thin pillows. The private bath was a small, dirty bathroom. And for this crap, we were charged $470/night!!! No kidding.

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Toronto, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It took us a while to get into Omega because the roads are long, winding and questionable if you do not know where you're going. We arrived on a Sunday when many people were checking out and hundreds were checking in. I was most impressed with the efficiency of the check-in all done pretty much by volunteers. It is like... More 

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new jersey
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

I Visited Rhinebeck Omega in May. Weather was beautiful The rooms were very standard no air-conditioning just a fan. I could not imagine being there without air in the summer. I went to see one of their programs Joe Cross. He made the trip great very good speaker. The grounds are beautifully kept The number one thing I liked was... More 

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

If you like "roughing it" and camping you will love Omega. I do not. A weekend in the woods in an awful cabin is not my idea of a retreat.The spa (if you can even refer to it as that) is literally a cabin with more of a rustic wilderness vibe then zen serenity. The rooms are appalling and the... More 

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Chibougamau
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Don't believe the bad reviews! this place is awesome! it is old but very clean and the dorms are renovated. It is nice and clean. The food is very good, the atmosphere is relaxing, the beach is beautiful and the activities are great...as well as all the people working there. all the workshops are an opportunity to transform your life.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Omega Institute is a spiritual retreat center focused on transformation and spiritual growth. It is located on the beautiful lakefront in upstate New York. When I tell my friends about it, I tend to call it a spiritual summer camp. Hundreds of workshops to pick from. Choices range from yoga, to psychology, to creative writing, bodywork, intuitive development and even... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

This review is not about the accommodations, which frankly are very basic and overpriced. What Omega has to offer though, is an opportunity to bring meaning to one's life. It is a centre that attracts some of the leaders in the contemplative life in North America. If we are to transform our way of life to be more compassionate and... More 

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