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El Refugio Spa Garden

Camino Real - Barrio San Vicente, Banos 010151, Ecuador
+593 99 807 4027
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Espiritual fun

With real life birds, and an affordable price, the spa offers a good experience of relaxation and... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Nathalie V
via mobile
Relaxing massage and facial

El refugio is a nice and relaxing place, rustic and colourful. I dropped in without an appointment... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
Christina Kjær S
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We are an Ecological Spa that offers alternative therapies. We treat you as a whole person: mind, body and spirit in a space of 80 thousand meters of fruit orchards, flower gardens and ecological trails that pass between plants, flowers, natural springs, pure air, contact with mother nature and warm reception from the staff
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  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steam box” (5 reviews)
“mud bath” (3 reviews)
“herbal tea” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Camino Real - Barrio San Vicente, Banos 010151, Ecuador
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+593 99 807 4027
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

With real life birds, and an affordable price, the spa offers a good experience of relaxation and spiritualisation at the same time. Super recommend it.

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

El refugio is a nice and relaxing place, rustic and colourful. I dropped in without an appointment, and being low season that was no problem. I first had a 45 minutes massage ending with hot stones. My therapist was very attentive and adjusted the pressure...More

1  Thank Christina Kjær S
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

A nice place, beautiful setting. I got facial, was good. Very clean and the products were very nice. My friend had a massage and said it was lovely. Would recommend. A pleasant experience.More

1  Thank TeganVB
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ELREFUGIOSPA, Propietario at El Refugio Spa Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018
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Estimada Srta Tegan VB, GRACIAS , por sus buenos comentarios, nos esforzamos todos los dias por que nuestros clientes se...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

El Refugio has a great reputation among the locals. It's what I would call family friendly and a bit rustic. My friend and I had a unique treatment called candling. It safely removes ear wax in about 30 minutes. My friend was amazed at the...More

1  Thank 262kayeg
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ELREFUGIOSPA, Director General at El Refugio Spa Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Dear, Thank you for your rating, we are pleased to know that we enjoy your sight at #ELREFUGIOSPA, we strive to always have satisfied customers, we hope we will visit soon.

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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

They have swimming pools with stunning view at the mountains. There are cold and warm water pools... And you can get relaxing therapies and lots if different massages. You won't regret it, go enjoy it !More

1  Thank Mary F
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ELREFUGIOSPA, Director Comercial at El Refugio Spa Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018
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Estimado señorita Mary FJuan, gracias por su calificación, nos agrada saber que disfruto su vista al #ELREFUGIOSPA, nos esforzamos para...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

We were in Baños for a month and rented a fabulous Air BNB (Ohana House) a block from the spa. We went several times and we were not disappointed. The Baños de cajón were fantastic and after we were treated to a mud facial and...More

1  Thank williwaw69
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ELREFUGIOSPA, Director Comercial at El Refugio Spa Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018
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Estimad@ williwaw69, gracias por su calificación, nos agrada saber que disfruto su vista al #ELREFUGIOSPA, nos esforzamos para que siempre...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

I went to the spa this evening, having looked forward to it based upon the reviews here. I called ahead and asked if I could come at 7:00 pm for a mud bath, assuming that they closed at 9, as represented on the Internet when...More

1  Thank 1travlgal
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ELREFUGIOSPA, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Refugio Spa Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Dear We are very sorry that we do not enjoy our services. We have reviewed our website which explains that our schedule is until the night, and this can generate confusion. As for the caminta, it is a walk in ecological paths and therefore does...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

I love sauna and there are many places around baños that offer a sauna in a box, "baño de cajón" but non will give you that kind of experience you will get in El refugio!!! We went yesterday after few years I didn't go there...More

Thank Barak E
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ELREFUGIOSPA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Refugio Spa Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

We are glad you enjoy your time at El Refugio Spa Garde, we will be waiting for you to visit us again.

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Reviewed 9 May 2017

Charging 15 $ per person just for the swimming pools (two kids pools, one way to hot jacuzzi, and another a little bigger one, though not big enough to swim longer than 30 seconds...) simply is too much.More

Thank Sofia S
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ELREFUGIOSPA, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Refugio Spa Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Thanks for your comment on EL REFUGIO SPA GARDEN Dear Miss Sofia, Our indoor pools are heated all year round, The area has 2 swimming pools for children + 1 family pool of 10 meters + 1 polar pool + 1 whirlpool. Within your payment...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I went for a 90 minute massage and the steam box. The massage was wonderful and I went back for a 2nd one during my month long stay. The steam box was interesting, but the shock of cold water was not what I expected I...More

2  Thank Amy H
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ELREFUGIOSPA, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Refugio Spa Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Thanks for your positive comments. It’s great to hear you had such a good experience. Hope to see you again in the near future

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David J
8 December 2016|
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Response from ELREFUGIOSPA | Property representative |
Estimada usted puede reservar directamente su cita enviandonos un mensaje al 0984540483
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David J
8 December 2016|
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NO, they do massage, exfoliation, intestine cleanse, detox.
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28 June 2016|
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Response from ELREFUGIOSPA | Property representative |
Estimado , mil disculpas por la demora en responder, nuestro precio de masaje es de 30 dolares dura 45 minutos se trabaja masaje manual y con piedras calientes con aceites esenciales. y nuestro tratamientos facial, es a... More
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