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Partida Paratella, 44, Benissa, Spain
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Obsidian Retreat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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esher
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The reviews below capture the essence perfectly, especially the ones mentioning the support and cameraderie. This isn't a 5* spa; more like a 3.5* one, with a few issues that are gradually being addressed, but the accommodation is perfectly adequate and reasonably priced. It has all the facilities that you could want and the combination of the vegan/juicing diet, exercise,... More 

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Bouremouth, Dorset, UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I first went to Obsidian in March 2013 and I wrote a glowing review and booked to return after experiencing great food, great mindset classes and an overall positive experience. There were a couple of issues like uncomfortable beds, but overall it was very good. Unfortunately, my return trip in 2014 was not so great. The focus is now clearly... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Obsidian Wellness Centre is exactly what it says on the box. Situated in a rural area of Benissa Spain. Most reviews will tell you about facilities etc, and loads of those to read and I have reviewed the same on tripadvisor in the past. However on this occasion, I would like to put on this review what you sometimes do... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I went in December and was even able to sunbathe (got some odd looks from people wearing coats!) The juice programme was surprisingly easy to enjoy and I did not feel hungry, The food was also delicious with the four course gala diner on friday nights a real treat. The exercise sessions were varied and the instructors made it fun.... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I lost 18.5 lbs in two weeks and four inches off my waist. My limbs and joints are all working much better and my skin and eyes look great. I highly recommend both the juice program and the delicious vegan food at Obsidian. Try Keiren's chickpea bread and ask Julia for extra Ginger in your juices. Say hi to Daniel... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I went with my husband. We went to start a new way of life with a change of diet and exercise. We did detox from tea, coffee and processed foods before we went which we were pleased about as we didn't have to go through withdrawal in the first 3 days. We have been back 3 weeks and I am... More 

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Eastcote, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Short version - if you are out of shape, physically, mentally or both; if you really want to do something to turn your health - and life - around; then spending at least a week at the Retreat could be the best thing you could ever do. Long version - I am a 59 years old business man who for... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I spent a week at Obsidian in July and it was the best decision this year. This was an almost perfect balance of rest, relaxation education and detox. Staff were interested in each individual from the early morning walk where even the slowest were supported and accompanied to the evening Dru yoga on the lawn as the sun was setting.... More 

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MrWestSpain, Owner at Obsidian Retreat, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to review us! It is always so nice to hear from guests once they leave Obsidian! Well done on making the brave decision to visit and tackle your diet but you sound like you really enjoyed it which is great! We are glad to hear you enjoyed all our classes, and... More 

London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The main word to describe my Obsidian experience would be: disappointing. I had such high hopes. As someone with a chronic illness & a moderate income, I spent months researching for the right choice, and hoped that Obsidian would tick all the boxes. Like everybody else that I met whilst there, I started my obsidian journey with a positive mindset.... More 

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MrWestSpain, Owner at Obsidian Retreat, responded to this review

As you will see from the other reviews giving at the same time and following that review these are not the opinions of Obsidian visitors. Trip advisor have removed this review on three occasions for not complying with its rules or guidelines, but then it keeps re-appearing. Unfortunately we are unable to respond any further to this review due to... More 

Larne
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Recently returned from my third visit to Obsidian. Haven't been for a couple of years and things have been tweaked and improved in the meantime. I really appreciated an extra yoga class. I would like to see two each day. Yoga at Obsidian is one of the highlights for me as it is not arduous, more gentle stretching. Yet it... More 

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MrWestSpain, Owner at Obsidian Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, 62% of our guests have returned at some point, and many like you on now on their 3rd + visit! Congratulations on your weight loss, you have done very well each time you've visited and I'm sure you'll continue losing weight once at home with our 21 day follow up. Thanks again... More 

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Address: Partida Paratella, 44, Benissa, Spain
Location: Spain > Valencian Country > Alicante Province > Costa Blanca > Benissa

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