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“Very Relaxing Getaway” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa

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Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa
Ranked #6 of 128 Hotels in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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38 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Very Relaxing Getaway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

Enjoyed a 4 day stay recently and thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance, spa services and generally good food. The ongoing spa renovation was not disruptive at all and the spa village was adequate. Every treatment I received was top-notch and among the best ever personally. THE best facial, THE best hot stone, etc... The spa staff are all so very nice. The various fitness classes were also great and I especially liked that many of the classes were only 45 minutes long allowing you to participate in more activities each day. The only negatives I can think of would be the rather tired decor in the dining room and the dining service was spotty. Some waiters were very attentive and but others seemed to ignore me until I had to flag them down just to give my order or ask for a cup of coffee. I am giving an overall "very good" rating for service when I factor in the excellent spa service. I would definitely return.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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1 Thank seabreezer
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MiravalGM, General Manager at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 17 March 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write! I'm glad that you enjoyed all your spa services and fitness classes. We are very much anticipating the opening of our new spa facility and look forward to unveiling it on May 1st. I'm sorry to hear that your service in the restaurant was inconsistent - I will take your feedback and follow up with our team. I hope to see you back at Miraval when you return!
Regards,
Michael
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Portland, OR
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117 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

This place was amazing! If you have a chance to go even for a couple days you must. I hope to come back again sometime this year. The beds are heaven, the grounds are perfect and the the food is fantastic and that is just the beginning. There are so many activities to explore, whether you need healing for your soul or relaxation for your body it is all here. You come back feeling energized, healthy and happy, the way a vacation is supposed to make you feel.

While I was there I did the desert tight rope, equine experience with Wyatt and a one-on-one session with Brent for HMR. All were so much better than I expected.

Room Tip: You won't be in your room much so any room is perfect
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank NWlivin
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MiravalGM, General Manager at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 20 March 2012
Hi there - thank you for writing! Glad that we could exceed your expectations at every turn - that's what we strive to do each and every day! I loved your description that you can have "healing for the soul and relaxation for the body" We look forward to having you back at Miraval after the new spa facility opens in May - it's going to be magnificent.
Regards,
Michael
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Coto de Caza, California
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74 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

An hour from Tucson, this remote spa resort provides an oasis where you can completely unwind and be yourself. I always think I'm going to lose those extra pounds and get fit in the few days we stay here each year, but the food is so excellent including prickly pear martini's and other exotic mixology, that whatever workouts I do can't compensate. The spa treatments are unique and spiritual, even for those who aren't - and the instructors provide guidance without pressure (workouts are hard though - Zumba is fun but exhausting!). Cell phones barely work, and aren't allowed. The villas are incredibly spacious, contemporary, luxurious with Jacuzzi's, fireplaces, large bathrooms, tubs and showers and patios look out to the majestic mountains where you can enjoy starry evenings (no light pollution here). Trails to and from villas can be adventurous (wild things and rustling keeps the adrenaline pumping).

It is an extraordinary escape. Depending on when you go, note that desert temperatures can be extreme from day to night so pack accordingly, layers work best. Rarely do guests wear much more than gym-gear, robes and a smidge of makeup so I recommend it for girl's getaway where you can be yourself. Packa swimsuit, lots of socks, shorts and long pants. Ditch the heels and glitter.

I heard the resort is going through a remodel. The low key, natural colored resort disappears against the desert backdrop. The actual reception area décor is a bit dated, but it's unpretentious and comfortable. The rooms however are amazing.

Once you've been, you'll keep going back to try out new activities (never enough time in one visit) - and that's how their 5-star service is... professional, friendly and always willing to accommodate your needs, knowing you'll be back. And, when you're heading home, you'll get a luncheon box with goodies for the trip. A nice touch!

Best: Learn from and be treated by leading wellness experts including:
Dr. Andrew Weil (wellness), Nancy Schroeder (Photography), Wyatt Webb (Equine Experience), Tony Redhouse (practitioner extraordinaire), Andrew Wolf (Exercise)
Class options and unique spa treatments.

"Miraval provides the space physically and spiritually to reconnect with oneself on the path to a life in balance."

Room Tip: Stay in a villa if you can, otherwise ask for a view room off the beaten path.
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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3 Thank jredwood
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MiravalGM, General Manager at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 20 March 2012
Hi there - Wow! Thank you for writing about your recent stay with us! It sounds like you were able to try many of our offerings and get a well-rounded Miraval experience. I'm glad you loved staying in one of our Miraval villas! The unobstructed view of the Catalina Mountains from the villas is amazing, isn't it? Thank you again for writing - we look forward to seeing you on a return visit!
Regards,
Michael
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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

Miraval was outstanding. I am definitely going back and recommending this spa experience to family and friends. The food is great. All the classes offered were good and the instructors were very attentive and engaging. The spa treatments were the best I ever had. I came back relaxed and refreshed.

Room Tip: Any of the rooms are good choices.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Denise S
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MiravalGM, General Manager at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 20 March 2012
Hi Denise - Thank you for your kind words about your recent stay! We look forward to welcoming you back when you return. You will definitely need to come back when the new spa opens in May... it will be breathtaking!
Regards,
Michael
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Chicago, IL
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

I have traveled to many resorts but never to a destination spa and Miraval was the perfect get-away from daily life. Choose how to spend your day...take a walk or hike, attend an exercise or mind/body class, sit by the pool or just relax and take in the sounds of nature that surround you. Don’t forget to schedule spa treatments…I highly recommend the Emergin C facial and the classic Swedish massage with the Miraval touch, both outstanding!
The food is delicious and everything is labeled with nutrition contents – how do they make the food so yummy and low cal?!? The staff is extremely attentive and were eager to assist with anything you need. The guest rooms are awesome and you won’t find a more comfortable bed! I highly recommend staying at Miraval if you’re looking for a change of pace from daily life and want to re-connect with your inner self…a wonderful spa weekend.

Room Tip: We stayed in a room near the main lobby and dining area.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank TravelGirl8727
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MiravalGM, General Manager at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 20 March 2012
Hi there - Thank you for taking the time to write! And thank you for all the wonderful feedback you gave. I'm glad you enjoyed the food so much during your stay - I wanted to share with you that our all new Mindful Eating Miraval cookbook is being released in May (our guests have been asking for it for 10 years!) and you can pre-order your copy now on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. It has over 200 of our Miraval recipes so now you can bring Miraval's delicious healthy food to your home. We look forward to seeing you on a return visit!
Regards,
Michael
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Property: Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa
Address: 5000 E. Via Estancia, Tucson, AZ 85739
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Region: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Tucson
#5 Luxury Hotel in Tucson
#19 Family Hotel in Tucson
#23 Romantic Hotel in Tucson
#23 Business Hotel in Tucson
Price range (per night): $1,341 - $2,925
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 118
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the warm shade of the Santa Catalina Mountains in northern Tucson, on 400 acres of idyllic land, Miraval Resort & Spa is an award-winning luxury destination retreat dedicated to opening eyes, minds, and hearts. Personalized attention, sumptuous casita-style guest accommodations, and the Life in Balance Spa continuously help Miraval garner accolades from SpaFinder, Travel + Leisure, and Condé Nast Traveler.Miraval’s innovative Life in Balance Spa features unique, mind-body treatments such as Spirit Flight, Naga Thai, and Utopia. Outside of the spa, additional rejuvenating experiences such as healthful cuisine prepared by award-winning chefs, integrative wellness programs, fitness pursuits, and challenge activities are designed to physically and spiritually reconnect Miraval guests on the path to a life in balance. ... more   less 
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