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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Cal A Vie can only be described as the best of Provence in Southern California. I truly enjoyed every bit of the Cal A Vie experience from airport pick up until drop off. The morning walk/ hike is invigorating. The food is excellent and the classes top notch with experienced caring fitness trainers. The spa treatments are good but just...

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2Thank Sheila C
Lori K, Director of Sales at Cal-A-Vie Spa and Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and insights - thank you. We hope your travels will bring you back to Cal-a-Vie Health Spa.

Carmel, Indiana
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Location is amazing, rooms are very nice. Fitness classes are good but some instructors are better than others. The morning hikes up the hills are really spectacular. The employees were all over the top nice. I would come back here anytime.

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Lori K, Director of Sales at Cal-A-Vie Spa and Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We had a wonderful time and we'll return, but given the price point people should know exactly how this spa breaks down in comparison to others. Cal-A-Vie does not really have any spiritual or offerings (unlike Rancho La Puerta and Miraval) and very few substantive talks or instructive classes. But it does offer the best fitness classes of any spa...

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San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Let me start by writing that we will be back, as we decided after our stay there to make it an annual trip around our wedding anniversary. We found it was a great way to recharge mentally and physically. We loved everything about the place. Do not hesitate: just book and go.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 14 August 2015

I liked this Spa and Resort. Wonderful for people who want to get back into a healthy routine with their food and exercise commitment. After my stay, I felt healthy and ready to return home to my busy life.

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North Houston, Texas
Reviewed 6 August 2015

This was my first time to Cal-A-Vie and it exceeded my expectations! We went with a group of other friends and couples. The programs were top-notch, the staff was so amazingly warm and professional, the facilities were beautiful, the setting is perfection. I hope I can return to this location every year. It was truly worth every penny!!! My husband...

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Lori K, Manager at Cal-A-Vie Spa and Resort, responded to this review

Cal-a-Vie loves to welcome our friends from Texas! So glad you enjoyed your time. The Houston Chronicle recently raved about the property (in case you missed it while traveling!) http://www.cal-a-vie.com/sites/default/files/Houston%20Chronicle%2C%20August%202.pdf

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 1 June 2015

It's been a few years since I have been a guest at Cal-a-vie, but having been to many destination spas, Cal-a-vie is my all-time favorite. I'm a teacher and I have to save for such a vacation. Friends ask me how I can spend so much at one given place. But there's an easy answer. I'm investing in my health....

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Houston, Tx
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Cal-a-Vie is one of the most luxurious vacations I've ever taken. I've stayed at many five star resorts and hotels, but this one is tops. The fitness programs are top notch. I work out five days a week at home and I found the workouts to be challenging and interesting. They had a variety to choose from for every fitness...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 5 May 2015

What a disappointment! The setting and amenities are nice however the customer service is severely lacking. With sub par treatments and with a staff that appears under qualified for a five star resort it's very disappointing. This is definitely a place for people who have more money then sense!! With having read some negative reviews in the past (which by...

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13Thank Alex B
calif
Reviewed 13 April 2015

Just returned from a 4-night stay with friends and we all agreed we would be making this an annual trip. We've been to Canyon Ranch together and although we liked it very much we like Cal-a-Vie better. Smaller and thus more intimate. Our rooms were very well appointed, clean, and the bed very comfy. Food was adequate but it IS...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled away on 440 private acres in Vista, just north of San Diego, Cal-a-Vie is a destination health spa resort offering a 5:1 staff to guest ratio with 32 private villas and an adjoining Country Club and 18-hole golf course. Cal-a-Vie combines luxurious European Spa philosophies with the California concepts of fitness, health and nutrition. The French Provencal styled retreat is embellished with historical pieces and antiques from Europe including a 400-year old Chapel and L'Orangerie from Dijon, France - ideal for destination weddings and events. There is also an antique store exclusively available to guests. Cal-a-Vie offers three, four and seven night spa vacation packages that include gourmet cuisine, over 125 fitness classes, hiking, beauty and spa treatments, mind-body awareness programs, lectures, guest speakers, and accommodations. Cal-a-Vie Health Spa has been consistently ranked as one of the world's top destination spa resorts by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure, and SpaFinder. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cal-A-Vie Spa and Resort

Address: 29402 Spa Haven Way, Vista, CA 92084-2234
Region: United States > California > Vista
Number of rooms: 32
Also Known As:
Cal-a-Vie Hotel Vista
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“Room 31 is the best. Ask for a room with shade on outside patio - you can ask for an extra chair and umbrella.”
 of 5 bubbles ShannonRW, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I had a suite although it's probably not necessary if traveling alone. It was huge.”
 of 5 bubbles Cruisegirl16, 26 May 2015 | Read review
“I had a room close to the dining area and loved the convenience. You can also order room service. I'd order a (small) banana muffin with a non-fat latte in the mornings and specialty herbal teas in the evenings.”
 of 5 bubbles LaJollaTravelDiva, 12 Nov 2014 | Read review
“There are suites with a sitting area and television. Regular rooms have a patio or balcony. There are also full suites available. I loved my #19-good view and right by the lower pool. Loved the hummingbird family passed each day!”
 of 5 bubbles melissamce, 16 Sep 2014 | Read review
“All the rooms were fine as far as I could tell. Quiet and surrounded by beauty!”
 of 5 bubbles Dkosborn, 18 Sep 2013 | Read review
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