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Suryalila Retreat Centre

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Cortijo La Fabrica Pago la Parete, 11650 Villamartin Spain
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Nominated by Yoga Journal as the best retreat in Europe, Suryalila Retreat Center, nestled into the rolling hills of Andalusia, is the perfect retreat from the hurry and worry of everyday life. Unwind with our excellent daily yoga classes, relax in a hammock in the olive groves, and savor our fresh organic vegetarian cuisine. Experience the vibrancy and charm of southern Spain through one of our many excursions, or just let yourself get completely lost in the feeling that you have left the rest of the world behind.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Spa
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
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Breakfast buffet
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Self-serve laundry
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Mountain view
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Family rooms
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Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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I trained here in 2018, and they just launched a Cyber Retreat that is world-class, I have taken classes all over the world and I find the teachers all first-class, cookery classes with food grown by them, permaculture classes, about 6-7 live online classes a day for all levels and meditation and philosophy every day. Seriously, not sure I would be quite as zen in this new Covid reality we are faced with without them. It's not as cheap as many online classes but I believe you get what you pay for.
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Suryalila is amazing, I loved everything about the Christmas 2019 Retreat. Incredible - location, people, yoga, food. Views Stunning, Beautiful Hikes, Fantastic itinerary. Totally cared for by all the staff & teams - from the moment you are collected. Friendly, safe, fun atmosphere. Wonderful Yoga teachings. 5 STARS ⭐️
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Suryalila is a beautiful setting - nice accommodation, grounds, gardens, pool, places to chill. The staff are incredibly friendly and I had a lovely relaxing time here. I have been to a number of yoga retreats and I was disappointed by the yoga teacher at Suryalila. I had 4 different teachers during my stay and they all seemed inexperienced and nervous (apart from Vidya). This was a real shame as I had heard great reviews about this yoga centre and was expecting more better quality teaching. It was also a bit disappointing to not be able to have a class in the Om Dome. This is a real selling point for the retreat, however it should be made clearer that you may not actually have lessons in the dome as they are reserved for the yoga teacher training students. Finally, it was much busier than i anticipated, so at times, the pool area was noisy and busy and mealtimes were also quite hectic. For example, I was 15 mins late for breakfast and there wasn't much food left. Irrespective of this, I had a great stay but wanted to highlight a few areas for improvement!
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Response from gypsyflow, Propietario at Suryalila Retreat Centre
Responded Oct 3, 2019
Thanks for your review and feedback. I am sorry your yoga classes weren't up to scratch. We mostly have very experienced and qualified teachers in the mornings but possibly some were away and less experienced teachers were subbing. I will look into this-the quality of the classes is very important to me. The Om Dome is mostly reserved for bigger groups, who would not fit into our smalller spaces. On Saturdays we usually have the morning class for independant guests in the OM Dome. Both the other shalas are also lovely though. I will clarify on the website this point though, as I don't want to be misleading about it. I will pass on your comment to the kitchen. What must have happened is that they hadn't replenished the table quickly enough as we always make sure the food is available for at least 45 minutes after the gong rings. It is definitely not normal or acceptable for the food to run out 15 mins after the serving time. I am glad you had a great stay anyway!
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We returned this year as Suryalila is a place of peace, tranquility and relaxation with excellent food! Yoga twice a day with lovely teachers and the opportunity for riding and day trips out to surrounding towns and villages. I would, however, advise not to go when there is a large group of students training to be yoga teachers as it can be slightly less tranquil!
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THE perfect place to come away - whether for the (v good) yoga, excellent food, peace, stunning views in all directions, kind people or quiet. Plenty of cushions in the shade, a small pool, a few friendly animals. Activities if you want them (I did mountain biking, hiking and canyoning) but that still left plenty of time for relaxing, thinking, writing or reading. I adored my week there and will come back. Thank you Vidya, Fernando, Mario, Fran +++
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PRICE RANGE
$122 - $327 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SpainAndaluciaProvince of CadizVillamartin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Suryalila Retreat Centre
Which popular attractions are close to Suryalila Retreat Centre?
Nearby attractions include Salinas de Iptuci (3.8 miles), Dolmen de Alberite (2.8 miles), and Canaya bar (2.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Suryalila Retreat Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Suryalila Retreat Centre?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a mosquito net, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Suryalila Retreat Centre?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Suryalila Retreat Centre?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Suryalila Retreat Centre?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hacienda El Rosalejo, Mesón Rural Iptuci, and Restaurante del Carmen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Suryalila Retreat Centre?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Suryalila Retreat Centre have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Suryalila Retreat Centre offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Suryalila Retreat Centre?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Suryalila Retreat Centre?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Suryalila Retreat Centre?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Castillo-Palacio de los Ribera (8.2 miles), Bornos (8.2 miles), and Casa Ordóñez (8.1 miles).