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La Buena Vibra Retreat & Spa Hotel

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Calle San Lorenzo 7 Valle de Atongo, Tepoztlan 62520 Mexico
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 21-04-03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21-04-03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 42 hotels in Tepoztlan
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La Buena Vibra Retreat & Spa Hotel is an enchanting, intimate refuge nestled at the foot of the magical Tepoztlan mountains. Set in a breath-taking natural environment within the Sacred Valley of Atongo, it is rich with history, mythology and charm, creating its very own magical paradise. La Cascada fine dining restaurant and bar, the acclaimed Nirvana spa offering a wide array of personalised services and treatments, the internationally recognised yoga and meditation studios with experienced teachers and lush landscaped gardens to create the perfect setting, makes La Buena Vibra the ideal place for guests to Relax, Reflect, Revitalise and Refocus - providing an unforgettable stay.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Complimentary tea
Poolside bar
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
Solarium
Steam room
Waxing services
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Umbrella
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Room features
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Radio
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
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Room types
Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Green
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Adam D wrote a review Aug. 2020
New York City, New York9 contributions4 helpful votes
I chose La Beuna Vibra for the great reviews and the fact that it had a gym and pool big enough to swim laps. I’ll return for many reasons, but chiefly three. Tepoztlan is know for its nature and it’s energy, and LBV is in the heart of the jungle at the foot of the mountains. One is serenaded at night by a gentle chorus of wildlife, and one awakes to the sound of stillness and the view of mist receding from the stunning face of the stone cliffs that border property. There are plenty of lovely hotels in Tepoz Centro, but if you’re traveling for tranquility, LBV is the best choice. The Mercado, artisan shops and restaurants taxis are only a 10 minute / 60 peso taxi away. The property looks beautiful in photos, but no photography could do justice to the care and intricacy of the buildings and landscaping. To walk around the property is to be simultaneously rooted in the spirit of Tepoz and also transported through the vision and imagination of the people who created it. This property alone is a reason to visit Tepoz. Which brings me to the third reason I’ll return: the people. Every member of staff is warm, attentive and charming. With the notion of luxury hospitality comes a certain expectation of competency, but LBV exceeds these expectations to a astonishing degree. To wit, on this rainy morning of my (very early) departure the security guard on duty brought an umbrella and left it open at my door. Thoughtfulness like this is inherent in some, but it’s generally imbued by leadership, in this case Paul and Tanya. Tanya had her first experience in Tepoz in 2006 and thereafter bought a small property. Fueled by Tanya’s vision, the couple turned the modest initial investment in a neglected plot of land into the sprawling, integrated, meticulously landscaped estate that it is today. I had the good fortune to meet Paul and hear their story firsthand. He’s a lovely guy, and I could see after our short chat why the team at LBV are so exceptional. He and Tanya lead by example. I’d like to extend my thanks to everyone at the hotel (especially the patient young woman who willed a taxi into existence this morning when the heavy rain caused several to cancel - I made my flight!), I wish everyone good health and an easy and swift transition back to normalcy, and I look forward to returning one day soon. -Adam
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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WaterFireEarthWind wrote a review Dec. 2019
London, United Kingdom10 contributions22 helpful votes
Have been here before to take in the beautiful scenery and food that was highly recommended and it was good at that time. But this was before the resort (hotel and restaurant) began its collaboration with “Tesoros de México Hoteles y Restaurantes” a boutique hotel chain in Mexico. Since being encompassed into this chain of Tesoros the restaurant has gone down hill with sub standard food experience, from both the service of staff that seemed uninterested to even serve. While mainly the food was more like a 2-star hotel standard than a gourmet restaurant or even a 4-star resort & spa that they quote and holds themselves supposedly too. I would avoid for the time being until the resort improves its restaurant quality.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Andrea R, Community Manager at La Buena Vibra Retreat & Spa Hotel
Responded Jan. 11, 2020
Dear traveler, First of all, thank you for your opinion, feedback like yours help us improve everyday. We are very sorry that the food did not live up to your expectations. La Buena Vibra Hotel & Spa has belonged to “Tesoros de Mexico” for several years and within our standards we are characterized by offering quality in our food. However, of the thousands of customers we serve each year, we recognize that, unfortunately, some may not share the same concept, values and original details we offer. For this, we can only apologize. Our main priority is to offer a very well maintained and comfortable environment. I hope we can convince you to change your mind and visit us again in the near future.
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Maribel De la Fuente wrote a review Dec. 2019
49 contributions8 helpful votes
We went to enjoy the views and tranquility of the place have supper with the family. We had been previously but on this occasion the food was VERY POOR. Most of the dishes we tried were not good to eat. A place like this needs to step up their cuisine to make a truly great experience for guests. Unfortunately we will think twice before going again to eat.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Andrea R, Community Manager at La Buena Vibra Retreat & Spa Hotel
Responded Jan. 11, 2020
Dear Maribel We thank you for the time you took to write us a comment. At La Buena Vibra, we are known for offering exceptional service and we are very sorry that your experience was not pleasant, our priority is to offer an extraordinary gastronomic experience. We value your comments, as we do for each and every one of our guests and we hope that you gives us the opportunity to serve you once again in the future.
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Caitlin M wrote a review Nov. 2019
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I went for a 5 day yoga retreat by myself, and never wanted to leave. Already planning my next trip back! The hotel arranged for my ride to pick me up and drop me off at the airport. The wife met me in the airport and her husband drove, and they were just the sweetest couple. The property itself is breathtaking with the mountains in the background. I was in the colibri suite and it was so clean and comfortable. The food was amazing! I could order to my room or the pool if I wanted. The staff were so accommodating. The yoga classes were the best I’ve ever had, and pushed my body to achieve poses I had never tried before. Meditation classes everyday. I learned so much about yoga, meditation, and myself on this trip. I’m just so grateful for this experience, and safety was a big thing for me, which I felt completely safe as a young solo female traveler. The pools, the spa, everything was just perfect and the most relaxing vacation I could have asked for!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Andrea R, Community Manager at La Buena Vibra Retreat & Spa Hotel
Responded Jan. 11, 2020
Dear Caitlin, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at La Buena Vibra. The words you wrote mean a lot to us, your kind comment has made our day! We loved having you here and knowing that you had an unforgettable experience. We invite you to follow us on our Facebook and Instagram profiles, so you can be aware of our offers and promotions. We would love to see you again very soon.
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Sara wrote a review May 2019
New York City, New York67 contributions2 helpful votes
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Hotel grounds and property was spectacular! Gardens, pool, spa rooms beautiful. However service wasn’t so great and lack of English speaking staff was slightly problematic. They’d find some one who did speak English to help. Restaurant simple things were lacking (salt & pepper on the table), cream and sugar with your coffee. Breakfast open and ready at 8am. Was also very frustrated that our room wasn’t cleaned on the second day of our stay. By the time we got to the room it was too late. Also our room was a bit small & zero sound proofing.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Andrea R, Community Manager at La Buena Vibra Retreat & Spa Hotel
Responded Jun. 26, 2019
Dear Sara, Thank you for your comments which have been shared across all respective departments for further investigation and corrective action. Each and every guest is of paramount importance to us and although we note your highly favourable remarks about our property, facilities and gardens, we are conscious of the need to consistently maintain our quality standards of service. We also note your remark about the size of your room and would only add that we provide a choice from a variety of rooms and suites to meet the needs and requirements of each individual guest. Although each room is adequately soundproofed against any noise from within the hotel, we do recognise that excessive noise from the occasional Saints Day celebration within the town can carry across into the Sacred Valley of Atongo where we are situated.
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US$102 - US$159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MexicoCentral Mexico and Gulf CoastMorelosTepoztlan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
33
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Buena Vibra Retreat & Spa Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to La Buena Vibra Retreat & Spa Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Tepozteco (1.0 km), Ex Convento Dominico de la Natividad (2.3 km), and Mercado Artesanal de Tepoztlan (1.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Buena Vibra Retreat & Spa Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at La Buena Vibra Retreat & Spa Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at La Buena Vibra Retreat & Spa Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Buena Vibra Retreat & Spa Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tepoznieves, El Ciruelo, and Los Colorines.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Buena Vibra Retreat & Spa Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does La Buena Vibra Retreat & Spa Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, La Buena Vibra Retreat & Spa Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does La Buena Vibra Retreat & Spa Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Buena Vibra Retreat & Spa Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to La Buena Vibra Retreat & Spa Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ex Convento Santo Domingo de Guzman (14.1 km).