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San Diego
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The resort has it all. Luxurious villas that have space and good taste. There is the quiet of the patios surrounded by foliage asking you to relax. Then you leave the villa and you find a wonderful spa, swimming pools, tennis courts and winding trails. You can choose how you want to spend your time and it's all there for...

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Dear Fangless, I am thrilled that you enjoyed your visit, thank you for sharing such wonderful descriptions of the resort. The 45 acres of winding trails, olive groves and gardens truly make Rancho Valencia what it is - an escape from the ordinary. It was so lovely to see you mention this in your review and I have shared your...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Perfect climate with beautiful surroundings. Great variety of classes for getting your workout in. I did a spin class and yoga. Spa amenities. Yummy food. Staff was friendly and attentive. Not a bad drive to SAN airport.

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Hello Nbagdtx, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of Rancho Valencia. I couldn't be happier to see that you enjoyed our spin and yoga classes! With over 95 classes each week, it's a true opportunity to experience something new each day during a visit. It was a delight to read all of your kind words. Thank you again for...

Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

My wife & I our new born and family dog spent four nights at the RV last week. What a special place. A must experience. Dined in all the outlets and enjoyed many of the services & amenities offered. Great time ! Odd though that no effort is made to solicit guest feedback post departure though ? Not a great...

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Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Stayed at RV and never wanted to leave! Absolutely loved this hotel and everything about it. The bungalows are amazing, we had an Olive Grove suite, it was 1000sqft and with a whirlpool on the patio. The patio was massive, we upgraded to this one because the hubby wanted to lounge in his private jacuzzi, it was worth every cent...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 21 February 2017

From the check in, to the amenities, the bed, bathroom, private courtyard, turn down service, etc....everything single detail about this property is bang on. The price is steep, but the quality is absolutely there in every way. No detail is overlooked, and dinner at Veladora is nothing short of a gustatory epiphany. If you splurge just once for that special...

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Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 21 February 2017

From the moment you arrive at the entry gate, you know you're at a special place. The service from start to finish is impeccable. They do not miss a beat. The room I was in was lovely. The most comfortable bed with utterly perfect linens that I've ever experienced. Incredibly sexy bathroom. The in-room amenities are lovely. Really though, the...

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New York City
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The setting is wonderful, the suites are terrific, the tennis instruction was excellent, the food was good. Issues we had: A wakeup call at 6 am that we didn't ask for; hot water took a long time to reach the room, late housekeeping to clean the room. We'd still go back as the setting is really special.

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Four of us went to this lovely restaurant during restaurant week. We showed up early for our 7:00 reservation and enjoyed the lively bar scene and the delicious martini(me) and wine ( my husband and other husband). Although it took quite a long time to be seated in the elegant dining room, we all enjoyed the festive atmosphere of this...

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Ascot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

A hotel, in my view is a combination of location, facilities and, of course, the people who work there. Rancho Valencia is that rare place that excels in each category. I came for a solo week of tennis, relaxation and some sightseeing. RV deserves its place as the number 1 destination for tennis. The facilities are excellent and the coaches...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Stayed here a few days ago...and WOW...the staff go above and beyond. The physical property is charming, immaculate, romantic, quiet, pristine, beautiful gardens. Our room had a toilet in it that retails for about $5,000 dollars....ha!! Lovely fireplaces everywhere and the BEST margaritas made by the fabulous bartenders in the pony room. The greeters at the security gate were so...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Veladora
Veladora
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Minibar
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tucked away on 45 lush acres in Rancho Santa Fe, California, the timeless Rancho Valencia is a Mediterranean sanctuary far from the ordinary, combining gracious hospitality and inspired luxury. An all-suite Relais & Châteaux property hand-selected by U.S. News & World Report the #1 resort in California (2017) this world-class destination offers 49 luxuriously appointed casitas with private patios, stunning three bedroom villas, rejuvenating spa treatments, a wellness-oriented fitness program, two distinctive restaurants, a world-renowned tennis program and more. In recent years, Rancho Valencia has been honored with the AAA Five Diamond Award (2017, 2016, 2015), the Forbes Five-Star Award (2017, 2016, 2015), and has enjoyed placement on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List (2015). The resort has also received the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Award twice (2016, 2015) as well as multiple Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards (2016) including #1 in Southern California and #15 in the United States. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rancho Valencia

Address: 5921 Valencia Cir, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067-9520
Region: United States > California > Rancho Santa Fe
Price Range: €555 - €1,385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Rancho Valencia 5*
Number of rooms: 49
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“Some rooms have a little bit of a view of the overall canyon but the view is not the big draw here. Maybe get a room on the far north side.”
mark232016, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I think all the rooms will be fabulous! Some rooms are closer to the pool which might be a negative, but the property is very quiet!”
jenniferpG7264LQ, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If offered an upgrade for a nominal price be sure to accept.”
234pierces, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the least expensive room...still stunning!”
explorer031, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Each room is an oasis. Size is the major difference”
fangless, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
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