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Ojai Retreat
Ranked #3 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 27, 2012

For about 5 years now this has been the place that I go to when I need to decompress and just zen out. Close to but off the main drag of Ojai, it is a sweet little gem surrounded by the beautiful sweep of the Ojai mountains. When ever I step out of my car and onto the grounds I can seriously feel myself breathing deeper.

You can truly feel how much thought and care general manager Ulrich Brugger has put into every detail of the retreat. The grounds are lush and well kept without feeling overdone or superficial, with plenty of pathways for walking as well as places to sit and read or reflect. I've stayed in a number of the rooms, each one well appointed with it's own individual charm and features. One of my favourite things to do during my stay is to schedule an in room massage from one of the talented masseuses recommended by the staff. Speaking of which, Ulrich, Claire, and the rest of the staff are warm and welcoming and truly make you fell like you’re at home away from home.

The Ojai Retreat is truly a special place. If you’re seeking a quiet, peaceful, serene little oasis where you can refresh and renew, this is it.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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QuickSilver12, Owner at Ojai Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2012

Dear Nadia: We are here with big smiles as we read your wonderful review. Thank you for loving Ojai Retreat and for sharing your experience of the time that you spent with us. Needless to say, we look forward to your return! Thank you again for your kindness.

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

The staff is very friendly, so you feel immediately at home. the living room for all guests is ideal to relax, read a book in front of the fireplace or enjoy the view of the beautiful landscape. And the breakfast is simply delicious.

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QuickSilver12, Owner at Ojai Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2012

Wow! You said a lot in a few words. Thank you greatly for taking the time to write a review of Ojai Retreat. "Beautiful" "Relaxing" and "Feeling at Home" ... you captured what we hope to communicate to each guest. Thank you again!

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

If you want a peaceful and serene getaway, head to Ojai Retreat. I stayed at the Ojai Suite with an amazing view of the oak groves and hills that light up at sunset. Ojai retreat's general manager Ulrich Brugger gives that Swiss touch of attention to fine detail which makes every aspect of the stay a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Ojai_Valley_Retreat, Owner at Ojai Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2012

Dear World Traveler: Thank you so very much for being our guest and for your beautiful review. You certainly made our day here at Ojai Retreat!

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Reviewed October 17, 2012

I have been visiting and staying at the Ojai Retreat for the past 7 years. It is such a beautiful special place and I always leave rejuvenated. The views of the Ojai valley are beautiful from the beautifully kept grounds. I've stayed in many rooms over the years and they are all so cozy & beautiful. I always enjoy the fresh breakfast that is served in the morning. There isn't another place to stay in Ojai quite like the Ojai Retreat. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. This place is very special.

Room Tip: All the rooms are wonderful.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Ojai_Valley_Retreat, Owner at Ojai Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2012

Dear Ali: I speak for all of us here at Ojai Retreat when I say that we very much enjoy having you as our guest and deeply appreciate your kind words about our inn and its setting. Wishing you the best - always!

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Reviewed October 13, 2012

What a wonderful place to stay. Our room was ready and there were no hidden charges. Quiet, friendly European staff, plenty of signs advising you of any type of direction, tip or policy so all can be comfortable. Organic this and that at breakfast including homemade granola, fresh juice, coffee etc. You feel like a guest of a wealthy friend or family member. We stayed in the Bella Vista room and loved it (although it may be time to update the bed spread cover and filling) , we will be back!
Great Great value for the price!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

I have started coming come once a year, never disappointed! Quiet and peaceful with lovely views! I feel recharged after a two night stay . Lots of good restraunts and shopping in the area as well.i highly recommend this place.

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Reviewed October 4, 2012

It was wonderful to be in such a quiet location on a hilltop overlooking the valley. Accommodations were great, and the breakfasts on the weekend included hot dishes as well as a nice spread of baked goods, fruit and a selection of beverages.
We were there on a really hot weekend (over 100 deg.), and it was such a nice place to return to at the end of the day--very peaceful, with A/C to cool us off. So nice to leave the windows and blinds open for the morning breeze and sunrise too.

Room Tip: Ojai Suite--2 rooms (living room and bedroom) with many windows. Quiet and shaded.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Ojai_Valley_Retreat, Owner at Ojai Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2012

Wow! Such a nice review. Thank you very much for taking the time to write on Trip Advisor. We are happy that your visit with us was a good success. The Ojai Suite is a special place because of the views, secluded location and spaciousness. We're glad that you appreciated all of this!

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Additional Information about Ojai Retreat

Address: 160 Besant Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-2305
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Location: United States > California > Ojai
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Ojai
Price Range: $129 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ojai Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ojai Retreat is a 5-acre haven of beauty with exquisite views, lush gardens and tranquility. There are 12 completely renovated bedrooms most with private garden or patio, all with views. A delicious European-style breakfast is included. There is a spacious living/meeting room and Quiet room with small library. Free wireless internet in all rooms and throughout the property. TV-and telephone-free rooms to preserve tranquility. Yoga classes and massages are available. ... more   less 
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