Travaasa Austin4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This place is out in the middle of nowhere and I loved that! Quiet. Beautiful. Peaceful. It was a lot of fun. There are great places to eat like Eddie V's that is not too far. The hotel has fun and unusual activities too- like hatchet-throwing which we found to be fun!
We loved our 2 night getaway while in the Austin area and will be waiting anxiously to see how much better (if possible) Miraval will make this property when it reopens next Spring. Kudos to the staff for acting like next week will be just another week when in fact the resort will be closing. You would never know. Our king room was beautiful and so quiet and comfortable. The pool area, hiking trails, restaurant and spa are as nice as any upscale resort we have visited. Austinites have been so lucky to have this so close by. Can't wait to see what comes next!
We spent 3 nights and it wasn't long enough! The endless activities, super nice staff and lovely trails/grounds made it hard to leave. Expect to pay resort prices for meals (totally worth it) and drinks. In fact, I was charged $33 for a double shot patron silver margarita! I hope the upcoming renovations keep the rustic charm and do not make the property overly populated.
I loved the idea of an experiential resort, love their commitment to be eco-friendly, and their was an air of coolness around even on a super-hot summer day. I want them to keep getting better at what they do.
I got a gift certificate to Travaasa for my birthday and finally got around to booking the trip. I was super excited and many of the things I'd wanted to do I got to do. To dive right in: the grounds of the resort are lovely. The views are expansive and the pool is delightful. It's a compact resort which makes everything fairly convenient to access. And the rooms are well appointed and have lots of natural light. In brief it's a beautiful getaway if more than a bit overpriced. The adventures are fun and fitness courses have excellent instructors. I highly recommend the giant swing for a thrill! After reading reviews from other guests here on tripadvisor I expected to eat well. I was disappointed in the food overall. With the exception of a fresh salad with blackberries and a pound cake, the food was very meh. Not inedible (except for a duck sandwich that was kind of inedible) but really not even good. The resort closes at the end of the month for renovations and a rebrand, so I guess there's not much point to working on improving anything meaningfully before becoming a Miraval. But in case you're going in the next couple of weeks... bring snacks.
Great place to just get away and both relax and be adventurous. The entire staff is nice and makes you feel important. All the meals are great. Breakfast and lunch are not to be missed including the fresh catch wrap of the day and the pancakes. Spa was fantastic as we each got 2 services during our stay. I recommend booking the Total Travassa package that is all-inclusive. A little pricey but worth it! Closing for construction in September so not sure how it will all affect the resort when it re-opens in the summer of next year... Overall, great stay and much thanks to the awesome staff!!
We just had a baby.. he's 6 months old and we haven't been out alone for a bit. My husband made sure to book a Resort that offered great views and peaceful downtime. I will honestly say it's a bit pricey. YES, the property is beautiful but I think the restaurants as well as other amenities shouldn't be as high priced as they are an "amenity" something the resort offers in return for paying for a high priced room. otherwise I'm sorry Travaasa you'll find you're restaurants empty with people going elsewhere to enjoy their time which; is a BIG NO NO. If people are leaving at nights and ur restaurants are empty that's a red flag for improvement!! Wouldn't doubt the change of management soon. That's my option though.. we've traveled many places and this is a great spot... but with the small pool and high priced amenities I'm sorry... will be a hot spot only for some time..
Spent a long weekend celebrating wedding anniversary. Loved every minute of it. Resort is spacious, well landscaped, quiet (no kids under 16) and laid back. Situated high on a hill overlooking part of Lake Travis. Tons of activities to choose from. We used the spa, took a horseback trail ride, tried hatchet throwing and used the hiking trails. Staff all around was very helpful. Cost is high but considering the number of activities offered and that gratuity is included on major services (spa, horseback rides, etc), it is definitely a better value than other hill country resorts we have been to. Also, you can use the facilities and take part in activities all day on the days of check in and check out. So that also helps you get more for your dollar.
Perfect spot to be active in relaxing way. Amazing spa experience. Spa facility is starting to show age but amazing staff. I would highly recommend to anyone. Food was incredible. We did the all inclusive option and would do it again in a heart beat. We will be back, no question. We live in San Antonio so it's a perfect spot for a quick weekend getaway from real life.
The resort is run down and really needs a facelift. Spa is not exceptional and very expensive for it's amenities. I had a 90-minute massage and it cost $275; that's insane. I had high hopes that it would be worth the expense but it was honestly one of my least-favorite massages. The tea and snack area in the spa is puny and I wasn't fond of the wait area. Pool food is not good, drinks are ok. I'm being so critical because it's so expensive to stay for 1 night ($600+) and it was so average. I wouldn't go back.
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92% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 819 reviews