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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We stayed here when we went for a Ski trip . Honestly this is not a hotel more like an apartment complex .There are no elevators in the buildings haul our suitcases upstairs . They said that there is a room cleaning service but our room was never cleaned /linens changed . I didn't see any housekeeping staff either and...

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Rob B, Guest Relations Manager at Shankara Ayurveda Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We welcome all feedback as we are constantly striving to improve. We are retreat center, not affiliated with any religious organization, with both hotel rooms and retreat style rooms, and thus we are a unique property and are sorry that we did not meet or exceed your expectations. We do...

bay area
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The place itself will put you into a un-rushed calming state without even before hitting the spa, the location is in the Whispering hills mountains and spa is well appointed . I found the quality of the masseuses to be top notch, the whole area is good with many meditation centers next to this premise so ended up taking some...

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Rob B, Guest Relations Manager at Shankara Ayurveda Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are very happy that you were able to unwind and enjoy the Art of Living Retreat Center. Our goal is to have each guest leave their stress behind and depart with a smile on their face.

Reviewed 19 September 2016

First let me say that, if you are looking for a place to get away for a while, this may be ok, albeit with a far eastern religious approach. However, I was just looking for a hotel room during homecoming weekend at App. State when hotels in Boone were booked or outrageously expensive. I do not think I will stay...

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Rob B, Guest Relations Manager at Shankara Ayurveda Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback on your recent stay with us. We both welcome it and appreciate it. We are a unique property, not associated with any particular religion, and as a retreat center you will not find everything that a typical hotel has to offer but, rather daily yoga and meditation, Ayurvedic Spa services and Art of Living courses....

Chicago, IL
Reviewed 8 August 2016

A friend and I went for a long weekend getaway and stayed in the spa hotel. The room was great, nothing fancy which we didn't need or expect. There is plenty of complimentary water, coffee, fruit, and tea down in the lobby. The room was pretty comfortable at night with the windows open, ceiling fan, and box fan. I would...

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Rob B, Guest Relations Manager at Shankara Ayurveda Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are happy you took advantage of all that the Art of Living Retreat Center has to offer and are pleased that you found are Signature Massage and Abhyanga Massage "amazing".

Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 10 April 2016

If you are looking for an action packed, Grove Park Inn like experience...please pass by. If your focus is on health, inner reflection, growth through experiencing another culture and relaxation, please, come right on in. This review focuses more on the experience and not a general overview. I do suggest researching Ayurvedic practices and principles to give you a better...

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Rob B, Guest Relations Manager at Shankara Ayurveda Spa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience during your recent stay with us. We will share the review with the entire staff and will personally reach out to the staff you mentioned and thank them. It is very satisfying to each of us when we can make a difference and we look forward to your...

Salemburg, North Carolina
Reviewed 16 February 2016

I planned a special Valentines weekend retreat and as you can image I wanted that to be a special time to celebrate our love for one another. It is extremely difficult to celebrate love when you are sweating in the mountains in February. I could have stayed at any hotel but I chose this spa because of the reviews that...

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Andrew K, Public Relations Manager at Shankara Ayurveda Spa, responded to this review

Dear Russell, We are sorry to hear that your experience was not as you expected. We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced especially the heating issue that you had in your room. It is our goal to provide excellent customer service and guest experience for each and every guest who stays at Shankara Ayurveda Spa. We typically aim to start...

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Reviewed 5 February 2016

I love the services here! Authentic and skillfully trained staff who gentle and insightful. All the services are effective and personalized! The food is great and the spa is located in a beautiful and scenic location. The atmosphere is so peaceful- affordable, great quality, and a great experience over all. I slept like a baby the night of my first...

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Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Clean and comfortable spa room, friendly staff, great treatments. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of of yoga retreat. Will definitely be back again. The meals provided were also very delicious and healthy. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a short drive from the hotel offering hiking and beautiful vistas. Thank you to all the wonderful staff for helping make our trip...

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Reviewed 11 November 2015

the room was very comfortable. yoga and meditation classes were really great for a beginner. They really energized me and have me looking forward to a return. The vegetarian menu was quite a treat--not often vegetarians can eat all that is offered, and actually have choice of food. A great experience.

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Reviewed 30 October 2015

This place is a hidden gem, though not that far off the beaten path. It is a great place to unplug and reconnect with friends, family, and nature. There are many hiking trails on the property and it is so peaceful. The staff is very accommodating too. I loved the classes offered to guests, some of them free! The room...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shankara Ayurveda Spa at the Art of Living Retreat Center: Rejuvenate and relax with wellness retreats, spa getaways, restful rooms with incredible views, delicious dining and daily yoga and meditation. Located near Boone, NC, five minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shankara Ayurveda Spa

Address: 911 Rock Cliff Road, Boone, NC 28607
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Boone
Price Range: ₹ 8,132 - ₹ 10,955 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shankara Ayurveda Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“ask for a microwave and coffee maker”
 of 5 bubbles kashvy, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Any 2nd floor, odd numbered room will have the view of the mountains. Mine was 201.”
 of 5 bubbles 99alexak, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else!”
 of 5 bubbles russells343, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Get the SPA rooms with the services!!! Also, make sure you experience the meditations held every night after dinner.”
 of 5 bubbles PujaDesai108, 5 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Room 213 has the most magnificent views. You can watch the sunrise from your bed during Fall.”
 of 5 bubbles iluv2travel83, 27 Nov 2015 | Read review
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