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Shankara Ayurveda Spa

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911 Rock Cliff Road, Boone, NC 28607
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful experience at Blue Heaven Resort & Spa and the Art of Living Center. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed massages at the spa, and mediation/yoga and dining at the center. The grounds also have great hiking trails which are wonderful for getting from building to building. We did not use... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

We visited shankara for an overnight visit. We weren't able to go to the spa or the restaurant. So, I can only comment on the room. The front desk staff was friendly, but we were unable to get our keys working two times. This seems like a small thing, but it is very remote and the front desk staff is... More 

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Andrew K, Public Relations Manager at Shankara Ayurveda Spa, responded to this review

Hi, Sorry your experience with the room was not up to the mark. We have worked on the wifi in the building you stayed as well as put in place measures to prevent the chances of such lockouts. We do keep staff available in the building on call overnight and two more available by phone at all times in case... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I spent a weekend at the Blue Haven Spa with a friend of mine. It was a great and unique experience. The spa is beautiful and very relaxing. Everyone was very friendly and the food was great. The yoga classes were more restorative, my personal practice is much more active, but I still enjoyed the classes. I highly recommend spending... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I spent one week at the Art of Living Retreat Center for a Yoga Teacher Training program I am doing at the Lotus Pond located in Tampa, Florida. The retreat rooms had a minimalist feel to them which I loved. They were simply and just had the basics. The mattresses were hard, but I slept so well on them. I... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I went to Blue Heaven Spa with two of my girlfriends for a girls yoga retreat get away. We stayed in the Zambizi building near the retreat center. The views were OUTSTANDING! It looked like I was staring out at a picture. The grounds are gorgeous, the food is great, staff is extremely friendly and helpful. We could not have... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We got a spa package that we extended to 4 nights. I'm so glad we did because the environment is so appropriate for relaxation and meditation. We took advantage of the yoga and meditation sessions offered every day and loved the two spa sessions I had. The vegetarian meals were so delicious, so different in taste than the typical Indian... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We only stayed one evening but it was beautiful! The rooms were large, and well appointed. The king size bed was so comfortable. The spa facilities and workout room were top notch. The service was perfect. This is a wonderful place to stay on top of a mountain, surrounded by quiet and amazing views. I will definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I want to live there. No, there's no AC, and yes you have to hike to get around. If you're looking for a true "spa" this might not be your cup of tea. That said...it's insanely beautiful, the service is excellent, the massage I had rocked, the staff are crazy accomodating, and the yoga teacher is one of the best... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The location is very scenic. The rooms are very clean and spa treatments are exceptionally good. The hotel and spa staff are very helpful and friendly. The meals in cafeteria are very good and nutritionally balanced.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Ayurvedic spa treatments that are authentic and amazing! The services they provide are therapeutic. It is like going to India, without having to use your passport. If you do not book spa services, you miss the point of this retreat. Be sure to take advantage of the free meditation class and sign up for yoga. This is not a typical... More 

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