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Cal-A-Vie Health Spa and Resort
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Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Beauty everywhere indoors & out. All staff are knowledgable & helpful-a delight! They all go out of their way for you-spa and hotel are of the highest standard. Gorgeous decor and beautiful antiques. No complaints at all!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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2  Thank Rockporter
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

I have visited many destination spas over the years and I have to say that this was the very best (as well as the most expensive). But even at that cost, it can't possibly cover their expenses for each guest. Everything was fabulous. They listen to what you want and truly arrange your schedule, room location, meals accordingly. Food is delicious, rooms lovely, bathrooms spacious and well fitted out, beds extraordinarily comfortable. I was in Room 3 because I told them that I could not walk long distances. I loved the classes I attended and the treatments were outstanding. I am very critical of masseurs, but Eric was amazing! Other guests were interesting.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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4  Thank janelex
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We recently stayed at Cal-a-vie for 4 nights with a large group and it was truly remarkable. Upon arrival you immediately feel as if you've been transported to Provence. The fitness facilities and classes are first rate and the spa services are everything you could hope for after a morning of exercise. I really felt like I had earned my afternoon spa treatments. The fitness schedule and spa services are personally tailored and provided to you each morning. Even though you are provided a schedule, it is flexible and staff are available to make changes for you. And if you choose to stick to the full schedule, they provide for "rest & relaxation" time to stroll the grounds, sit by the pool or peruse th boutique. You tell them at the outset how many calories you want to eat per day and regardless of the calories selected and what they were normally accustomed to, no one in our group ever felt hungry and the food was excellent. We even bought the cookbook! The staff was very attentative yet unobtrusive. It is on the expensive side, however it strikes a remarkable balance of healthy living and indulgence!! Highly recommended for a quiet escape from the daily grind or a jumpstart to a healthier lifestyle!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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5  Thank dandb10
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Cal a vie is in Vista, CA about 42 miles from the San Diego airport. Vista is a stunning location for a retreat. The rooms were lovely and the service was very attentive. You can choose a 3, 4 or 7 day package. The longer the better. There are choices every morning for various exercise classes, or private instruction, starting with an optional hike at 6:15am. The afternoons were spent indulging your body with all the wonderful treatments available. There are some more gentle classes offered in the late afternoon. The grounds are lovely. The food was amazing. The portions are small but you can always ask for more. I never needed to. The meals are very satisfying. This is a place to splurge and enjoy. This is a very small spa, 30 gusts max.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with sunset view.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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4  Thank nricks
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

I have been to most destination spas and this one offers incredible luxury, fantastic food, phenomenal service, fun and innovative classes and great spa services. Beautiful accommodations and incredible furnishings throughout. You feel like you are in Provence. With a staff of about 4 to 1 you are taken well care of and just about any request is never denied. A health and fitness destination that goes above and beyond.

Room Tip: Great for traveling solo, with a friend or significant other!
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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3  Thank JillL210
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