Room in annex was fine. Ikea-ish. Really annoying you can't change the temperature. I was frozen. Had to open the window to warm up. Instructors and massage therapists top notch. Sound proofing is bad. Loud elevator dings and slamming doors constantly. Constant, ugly, construction areas. Beautiful views. Food just okay. When I asked why there was no coffee they replied that people come to retreat and want to get away from coffee. Really? Sugar? Flour? I'm sure people try to drop that, too, but its still available. Makes absolutely no sense that you have to buy coffee from the store. That really irked me. Personally I think they don't want the cost.
Most staff very friendly. The younger ones travel in packs and take up lots of space where guests should be. I was there during a crowded holiday weekend and staff was loud and obnoxious and took up a majority of picnic tables outside. Had an altercation with one of them which was very uncomfortable.
Gift shop has lots of items. Very extensive selection. Impressive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kripalu is the largest yoga-based retreat center in North America. Located in the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts, Kripalu offers weekend R&R retreats and more than eight hundred 3-5-day programs each year featuring world-class teachers, thinkers, authors and presenters in yoga, meditation, holistic wellness and self-discovery. Kripalu's sprawling campus features multiple hiking trails, beach and kayak access to the Stockbridge Bowl, wildflower and butterfly gardens, a labyrinth, and scenic country roads for walking and running. Voted Best Fall Yoga Retreat by Conde Nast Traveller ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kripalu Center For Yoga & Health Hotel Stockbridge
- Kripalu Center For Yoga And Health
- Kripalu Yoga Center