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Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa
Ranked #6 of 130 Hotels in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
“Recharged and Refreshed”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

I just returned from my fifth visit to Miraval. Each time I visit the property I return refreshed and with a renewed sense of self. The spa treatments are spectacular (try the Mindful Massage!) but what always strikes me is the way all of the therapists and specialists seem to care about the guests. Even the other guests are really supportive of who you are and the work you're trying to do on yourself. I feel genuinely blessed to have discovered Miraval and for the positive impact the resort has on my psyche each time I visit.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank KatieGaertner
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MiravalManager, Manager at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Dear Katie,
Thank you for your kind friendship over these past five visits. We do our very best to keep the Miraval Experience an interesting and refreshing one to our returning guests. It is true we have many, many talented providers who are devoted to their craft--we are glad you could feel their passion. . . and we feel honored to have had such a positive impact on your life. We will be looking forward to welcoming you back to Miraval again soon.
Regards,
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Tucson, Arizona
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

It's summer in Tucson so being out during the day is not what I want to do. But being at Miraval provides lots of choices. Slept in in the fabulous bed and bedding, undisturbed by the sun; had a smoothie and latte since I slept through breakfast; watched a movie in our room during the heat of the day; ventured out for dinner; then walked the labyrinth at sunset; swam in the salt water pool, and finished up with a dip in the jacuzzi.
All made better by being at Miraval. Have to mention mini chocolate soufflé with peanut butter ice cream --not too big,not too small, just right and oh so tasty.

Stayed July 2014
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2 Thank 3x5card
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MiravalManager, Manager at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Hello Cindy!
Yes, it's true it's warm outside but we do our best to delight our guests who seek the shade or shelter of indoors -- and you describe our efforts perfectly. AND, watching the Catalina Mountains change colors at sunset from the comfort of the pool or Jacuzzi is the perfect way to end a Miraval day. We love having you visit us -- please come again soon!
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Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

This was my eighth trip to Miraval . This time I intentionally decided to try to figure out just what is the magic that is Miraval? Why do I want to keep coming back to this magical place in the desert any chance I get. Even though it was hard to pick a top reason I did: outstanding staff and service. The staff like working at Miraval. They are friendly, sincere, helpful and clearly like working at Miraval. Tied for second? The Spa services and the food. Not only have I ever had anything but an outstanding service (Manny's massage are exceptional) all of my friends who have visited with me rave about their experiences. And then there's the food. Beautifully presented, outstanding selections and pleasing to the palate. I will never know how the chefs create a dining experience serving what appear to be portions that will leave you wanting more but are totally satisfying.

And one last thought to ponder if you are planning a trip to Miraval. Walk slowly when going from one place to another. The wildlife may just be the hidden magic at Miraval. From the little rabbits to the road runners to the dear and baby swallows, you don't want to miss the critters who call Miraval their home.

Room Tip: If there is ever a room available in the 600 series, go for it. Quiet, great views and outdoor showe...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Gina1950
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MiravalManager, Manager at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Dear Gina,
Thank you for your enduring friendship with us over these many years. We love having you visit!
Being a magical person yourself, Mrs. Green, you do tend to bring out the very best in everyone around you.
We can't wait to have you visit again and again,
Regards,
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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

This was my 3rd time to enjoy Miraval and it was as indulgent as the 1st time! The setting is spectacular and the grounds have mandering water and other treasures to walk and explore. So many offerings give you a chance to test your limits, dig deep inside and remind yourself to breathe! It's a great escape from life's hectic pace!

Room Tip: The room's have the most-luscious bedding!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Nancy M
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MiravalManager, Manager at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Dear Nancy,
Your words describe the vision of what we want our guests to experience perfectly! Thank you for sharing. When you're ready to escape once more from the hectic pace of life--we'll be here for you. Our beds are indeed luscious and are for sale on our website if you'd like more info on them. Come and visit again soon!
Regards,
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

This is the perfect Girls Getaway Experience! There is plenty to do from Horse/equine experiences to Meditation; Yoga to Cardio workouts to relaxing Spa treatements. The days just fly by. The food is fantastic and it is Healthy. The Activities include many workshops on dealing with stress in our lives. It is a great place to regain balance and to recommit to a healthier lifestyle. Lots of great, fun workshops.

Room Tip: The rooms in the 600s have an outdoor shower. This is a fully contained destination resort, no need...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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MiravalManager, Manager at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Hello Laura !
We agree that Miraval is the PERFECT place for girlfriends to reconnect as there is so much to do either by yourself or all together. We believe Miraval gives our guests--especially busy women--the wonderful opportunity to press the "re-set" button in life. Thank you for visiting and please come again soon.
Regards,
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

As a first time visitor to Miraval, I was very impressed! The property and surrounding area is so beautiful and calming. There are amazing views from the spa, pool, and yoga/meditation room of the Catalina mountains. The staff were all extremely service-oriented and friendly. There is a general "feel-good" atmosphere at the resort amongst the guests and we met some lovely people. The food was fantastic! Delicious, plentiful and lots of variety. The activities and instructors were all excellent. I highly recommend a visit to anyone interested in wellness.

I understand reviewers complaints that certain things now come at an extra cost, but as a first time visitor this really did not impact me and with the summer special pricing, I really felt that we received excellent value for what we paid. I had more than enough resort credit for everything I wanted and did not pay any additional fees.

For improvements, I suggest more regular clearing of leaves from the pool throughout the day and a few more night time activities.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank aleksawal
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MiravalManager, Manager at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Hello!
Thank you so much for travelling all the way from Canada to us! We too enjoy the beautiful views that surround our property. Chef Justin is delighted to know how much you enjoy his and his culinary team's creations. We are always looking to keep our menu of classes and activities as interesting as possible--so glad you enjoyed them. Please come and see us again soon.
Regards,
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Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This was my 2nd visit to Miraval. I have been to the "other" Tucson resort 5 times, but this time Miraval was exactly what I needed. The staff and the experiences are unparalleled. I signed up for the zip line and mountain biking, and both times I realized that these "activities" are merely vehicles to learn how to live with less fear. The treatments are first rate, particularly loved bodywork by ELLA and a facial from Victoria. The hikes behind the property are amazing - the perfect way to spend the day. I met tremendous people living extraordinary lives, and we all came together to help each other move forward. It was an experience I will never forget.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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3 Thank ShakaWahine
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MiravalManager, Manager at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Hello! We are thrilled that you decided to try Miraval! It is true that many of the activities at Miraval move our guests to different and often deeper levels of awareness -- or what we refer to as "mindfulness." We are very proud of our providers and they are delighted to be a part of the Miraval experience. Thank you for visiting us; we hope you will visit again soon.
Regards,
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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:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Tucson
#4 Luxury Hotel in Tucson
#19 Family Hotel in Tucson
#23 Business Hotel in Tucson
#23 Romantic Hotel in Tucson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
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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