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Paramus, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 May 2013

This is a wonderful old time place with beautiful country setting, Staff is great always there to help and encourage you. The meals are low calorie but very filling. The classes keep you going there is zuma, dance, water class which i loved. The price you cant beat. Some reviews i read said it was a dump not true its...

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2Thank tammy b
Albany, New York
Reviewed 28 April 2013

what a wonderful old fashion, country look health spa. The place is set in a wooded quiet area so peaceful and relaxing. It is not the high class hotel that you may be looking for, it is old and rustic but so very clean. The staff make you feel like your family. Even tho it seems out dated just remember...

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3Thank shelly c
New York City, New York
Reviewed 19 March 2013

Wow, where to start. Very poor experience for a high price. P,ace is dump, location only is good. Rooms seemed dated and not clean. Walls paper thin, difficult time sleeping with listening to neighboring rooms and people in the hallways. Breakfast very low quality. No food service available for us, had to go to town. Which turned out nice, as...

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6Thank Jo S
Queensbury, New York
Reviewed 3 March 2013

I have read some of the negative reveiws and was very surprized. The spa is old, rustic and has never claimed to be the RITZ. The negative guests want to pay cheap but expect high class resort. This spa does what it claims, WEIGHT LOSS fantastic food that is low calorie but you are not hungary. The exercise class are...

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4Thank donna c
New York City, New York
Reviewed 19 February 2013

Absolutely disgusting misleading deal. I bought a coupon for this by being led to believe this was for the real Hunter Mountain hotel and spa. I've been to the real hotel at hunter mountain and wanted to come back. Upon arriving, turned out that the only thing this place shares with Hunter Mountain is that it is indeed about 10...

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9Thank i234f2
HSpa, Director of Sales at Hunter Wellness Retreat, responded to this review

Its always difficult reading a bad review. We accommadated close to 1000 guests 2012/2013 season, and most were very happy. We are a weight loss retreat during the year and rent to skiers in the winter season. It is unfortunate that out of all the 100's of guests we have had, the negative reviews came from a handful of unhappy...

Staten Island, New York, United States
Reviewed 13 February 2013

Booked this deal on Groupon with lift tickets. My boyfriend and I were going up for the night just to ski for the day and leave in the morning. What a dump. This place is in need of a serious makeover. The room was disgusting, filthy and certainly outdated. The staff was as discourteous as possible upon arrival. After seeing...

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10Thank Elizabeth F
New York
Reviewed 3 February 2013

We stayed for three nights. While our room and other facilities are dated, we did not focus on that. Instead, we made friends with other two ladies staying here and customized the program and the food. We asked Chef Chris to cook what we liked and the instructors to take us on two hour walks. We feel very rested and...

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Thank malinkins
South Plainfield, New Jersey
Reviewed 27 January 2013

I bought the deal on Groupon. One night and 2 ski lift tickets. Where do I start? There is no spa. False advertising. It was her birthday, I book this trip as she loves spas....well, one does not exist there. Read other reviews. Room-one star. Strong musty smell, dirty walls, cigarette burns in the carpet. Rundown and in need of...

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7Thank Sylvester C
Patchogue, New York
Reviewed 26 January 2013 via mobile

Decided to book this place because of a Groupon deal. Location to Hunter mountain was the draw, but everything else was a let down. The lady that checked us in was not friendly at all. We had asked for a queen room, and they gave us two doubles. They were able to switch us to another room which had a...

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5Thank RikkiPE
New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 January 2013

I bought this deal on Groupon and was marketed as Spa and some sort of luxury spa with continental breakfast yada yada. In reality this place is run down , dusty and bland place. I was really embarrassed and ruined my holiday plans. Stay away !

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The best weight loss & the most affordable spa in the USA! Welcome to Hunter Mountain Hotel And Spa, A Respite for Rejuvenation of Body, Mind, and SpiritWe at Hunter Mountain Hotel And Spa would like to extend to you a warm welcome. While some places may offer more luxuries - we are one of the best-known spas for weight loss in the world. We want you to have a stay here that is pleasurable and rewarding; not only in achieving immediate goals, but setting in motion fundamental ongoing benefits for your lifetime.The Spa, set on 15 acres in the Catskill Mountains, has a calm country atmosphere. The emphasis at the Vatra Mountain Valley Spa is on losing weight sensibly and the guests are encouraged to unwind and try new experiences. Crisp mountain air, sunshine, greenery and sparkling brooks make walking on nature trails an inspiring and exhilarating experience. Add years of fun to your life while participating in fitness and total nutritional programs. Follow your plan in the warmth and comfort of this health resort as you are completely pampered by the professionally trained and experienced staff. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hunter Wellness Retreat

Address: 48 Clover Rd, Hunter, NY 12442 (Formerly Hunter Mountain Hotel & Spa)
Region: United States > New York > Catskill Region > Hunter
Price Range: ₹ 15,385 - ₹ 28,455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
Vatra Natural Weight Loss Hotel Hunter
Vatra Spa Hunter
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“We upgraded to the only room with a sauna and jacuzzi tub. However, we really didn't use it enough to justify the additional cost. I would recommend the loft rooms if there is more than one person staying in a room.”
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