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SwaSwara

4.0 of 5
Om Beach, Donibhail | Gokarna, Gokarna 581326, India
SwaSwara
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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Lacombe, Canada
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

After four hectic weeks of touring all of India's most famous sites, for my fourth time, I was ready for something different. I have been practising yogi and meditating for many years so SwaSwara seemed like good fit. It was much more than I expected. The peaceful atmosphere, wonderful staff, amazing yogi program, meditations classes, Ayurveda massages, and last but... More 

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Marbella, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was surly one of our nicest experiences. Great food, individualised service, well trained and very friendly staff, wonderful massage and Ayurvedic food options and treatments. The star of the staff was a young man named Dr. Vinod, very spiritual and knowledgable, whose goal in life is to establish a hospital to attend the poor and needy. Guests are interesting,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Truly the most peaceful place I have been, and the calmest my mind has ever felt. A great sense of gentle warmth from all the staff, and the sounds of the birds, the forest, the waves crashing on Om Beach, the wind chimes, the scents from the beautiful trees, together make for an atmosphere of total well-being. The food is... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

After a really emotionally difficult year, I desperately just needed to get away from kids/home/hectic/demand and have time for myself, to reflect and to do some soul searching. As an avid yoga fan, I always wanted to do a yoga retreat or so in India. I found Swaswara on the internet and took a chance and booked it with very... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Swaswara was week 3 of a fairly hectic trip to India and we (myself and my daughter) came with a vague notion of getting into yoga and having time to think - this place is so much more! The welcome after 31 hrs on a train from Jaipur later than expected was warm but brief understanding that we wanted nothing... More 

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Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Not cheap but truly unforgettable: accommodations, rooms and gardens, yoga classes, OM beach a few steps away, the holy Gokarna village nearby, the huge swimming pool, the CHG Earth spirit... The place has room for improvement on the food domain. Both quality (good on average with some ups and downs) and quantity (not all of us need to lose weight).... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The hotel has a Great staff, and beautiful location and property. One of the experiences I have had, great place to relax and get away from our busy lives. Great yoga instructors and classes! Must go to cooking classes and must go on morning walks!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

It indeed was one of the most relaxing holiday destination I have ever been too . Considering it had no Tv, no booze and no chicken to offer , my time flew past between beautiful walks on the om beach , yoga sessions , meditation and food I still can't get over ...cooked without any use of oil . It... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Very nice, peaceful place to spend a few days in absolute relaxation. The propriety is really beautiful, green, clean, very close to the beach. Very nice common parts (restaurant, yoga rooms...). The villas are fantastic, very privative, with a small patio and 2 terraces. Several yoga sessions a day. The staff is attentive and helpful. The things that I liked... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I have been here only once, but I travel to India since 1996!! There's no palce like SwaSwara!! everything is perfect!! The villas, the service, the food, the massages... I'm planning to take a week vacation ther again!!! Wonderful, best hotel in India!! Much more than Rajasthan palaces...

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