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Shankara Ayurveda Spa

06/11/2017 06/12/2017
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to the Art of Living Retreat Center in March of this year and stayed in the Spa building. We were in the area for a ski get away and also partook in the spa facilities. Overall, our experience was excellent. This primarily stemmed from the calm atmosphere and the fact that we were one of...

Thank Emily M
Rob B, Guest Relations Manager at Shankara Ayurveda Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are happy you enjoyed the accommodations and the massage treatments you and your husband had. We do hear quite often that our treatments are exceptional and we take pride in providing the best service, accommodations and spa services.

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed January 5, 2017

We stayed here when we went for a Ski trip . Honestly this is not a hotel more like an apartment complex .There are no elevators in the buildings haul our suitcases upstairs . They said that there is a room cleaning service but our room was never cleaned /linens changed . I didn't see any housekeeping staff either and...

2Thank kashvy
Rob B, Guest Relations Manager at Shankara Ayurveda Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We welcome all feedback as we are constantly striving to improve. We are retreat center, not affiliated with any religious organization, with both hotel rooms and retreat style rooms, and thus we are a unique property and are sorry that we did not meet or exceed your expectations. We do...

bay area
Reviewed October 18, 2016

The place itself will put you into a un-rushed calming state without even before hitting the spa, the location is in the Whispering hills mountains and spa is well appointed . I found the quality of the masseuses to be top notch, the whole area is good with many meditation centers next to this premise so ended up taking some...

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Rob B, Guest Relations Manager at Shankara Ayurveda Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are very happy that you were able to unwind and enjoy the Art of Living Retreat Center. Our goal is to have each guest leave their stress behind and depart with a smile on their face.

Reviewed September 19, 2016

First let me say that, if you are looking for a place to get away for a while, this may be ok, albeit with a far eastern religious approach. However, I was just looking for a hotel room during homecoming weekend at App. State when hotels in Boone were booked or outrageously expensive. I do not think I will stay...

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Rob B, Guest Relations Manager at Shankara Ayurveda Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback on your recent stay with us. We both welcome it and appreciate it. We are a unique property, not associated with any particular religion, and as a retreat center you will not find everything that a typical hotel has to offer but, rather daily yoga and meditation, Ayurvedic Spa services and Art of Living courses....

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed August 7, 2016

A friend and I went for a long weekend getaway and stayed in the spa hotel. The room was great, nothing fancy which we didn't need or expect. There is plenty of complimentary water, coffee, fruit, and tea down in the lobby. The room was pretty comfortable at night with the windows open, ceiling fan, and box fan. I would...

Thank smiles1024
Rob B, Guest Relations Manager at Shankara Ayurveda Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are happy you took advantage of all that the Art of Living Retreat Center has to offer and are pleased that you found are Signature Massage and Abhyanga Massage "amazing".

Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewed April 10, 2016

If you are looking for an action packed, Grove Park Inn like experience...please pass by. If your focus is on health, inner reflection, growth through experiencing another culture and relaxation, please, come right on in. This review focuses more on the experience and not a general overview. I do suggest researching Ayurvedic practices and principles to give you a better...

2Thank Alexa K
Rob B, Guest Relations Manager at Shankara Ayurveda Spa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience during your recent stay with us. We will share the review with the entire staff and will personally reach out to the staff you mentioned and thank them. It is very satisfying to each of us when we can make a difference and we look forward to your...

Salemburg, North Carolina
Reviewed February 16, 2016

I planned a special Valentines weekend retreat and as you can image I wanted that to be a special time to celebrate our love for one another. It is extremely difficult to celebrate love when you are sweating in the mountains in February. I could have stayed at any hotel but I chose this spa because of the reviews that...

2Thank Russell S
Andrew K, Public Relations Manager at Shankara Ayurveda Spa, responded to this review

Dear Russell, We are sorry to hear that your experience was not as you expected. We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced especially the heating issue that you had in your room. It is our goal to provide excellent customer service and guest experience for each and every guest who stays at Shankara Ayurveda Spa. We typically aim to start...

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Reviewed February 5, 2016

I love the services here! Authentic and skillfully trained staff who gentle and insightful. All the services are effective and personalized! The food is great and the spa is located in a beautiful and scenic location. The atmosphere is so peaceful- affordable, great quality, and a great experience over all. I slept like a baby the night of my first...

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Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed November 27, 2015

Clean and comfortable spa room, friendly staff, great treatments. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of of yoga retreat. Will definitely be back again. The meals provided were also very delicious and healthy. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a short drive from the hotel offering hiking and beautiful vistas. Thank you to all the wonderful staff for helping make our trip...

2Thank iluv2travel83
Reviewed November 11, 2015

the room was very comfortable. yoga and meditation classes were really great for a beginner. They really energized me and have me looking forward to a return. The vegetarian menu was quite a treat--not often vegetarians can eat all that is offered, and actually have choice of food. A great experience.

2Thank Jess V
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shankara Ayurveda Spa at the Art of Living Retreat Center: Rejuvenate and relax with wellness retreats, spa getaways, restful rooms with incredible views, delicious dining and daily yoga and meditation. Located near Boone, NC, five minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shankara Ayurveda Spa

Address: 911 Rock Cliff Rd, Boone, NC 28607-7030
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Boone
Price Range: $121 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shankara Ayurveda Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Stay at the spa unless you are on a planned retreat”
EBM1220, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“ask for a microwave and coffee maker”
kashvy, Jan 5, 2017 | Read review
“Any 2nd floor, odd numbered room will have the view of the mountains. Mine was 201.”
99alexak, Apr 10, 2016 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else!”
russells343, Feb 16, 2016 | Read review
“Get the SPA rooms with the services!!! Also, make sure you experience the meditations held every night after dinner.”
PujaDesai108, Feb 5, 2016 | Read review
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