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Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa Elysia

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Nice, France
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Ultimate time to reconnect with your inner self and find balance in our busy lives. Breathtaking, clean and picturesque views. Healthy, delicious and wholesome food. Great choice of activities and something to suit everybody's needs. Sleep-in and enjoy the quiet, tranquil air of stillness, or partake in the array activities. A few days here ensures you to reconnect with your...

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Reviewed 21 August 2016

I was fortune to host this weekend at the Golden Door... but prior to hosting this I had a week there first. I have hosted retreats all around the world... there are no others that tick all the boxes of .... quality food, devine, calm surroundings, outstanding lecturers and program leaders, fun exercise, and an overall feeling of restoration. Imagine...

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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This was the best gift I've given myself ever. I can't speak highly enough of all the staff. I tried every exercise and was way better at this than I thought and the staff were very encouraging. You can do as little or as much as you like as everyone is there for a different reason. The food is amazingly...

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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Golden Door is, without a doubt, wholly restorative to mind, body and spirit. I went for a 7-day retreat and I'm so glad I had the extra days to really 'fix' in the feeling of rejuvenation. I went by myself but within a short time I made many new friends - all supportive, all willing and open to trying new...

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Brigid W, General Manager at Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa Elysia, responded to this review

Dear Virginia, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of your Golden Door experience. We are delighted to hear that your time with us was deeply restorative and that the support and passion from our team played a big part in that. Fantastic to know also that your spa and specialty wellness treatments were a...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I can't put into words how a 5 day stay at Golden door has changed my life. I thought I was a healthy fit 44yr old woman and would just enjoy the experience and time with my sister in law. However I have returned home 2 months ago now to change some habits and alter the way my family eats,...

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Brigid W, General Manager at Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa Elysia, responded to this review

Dear Christina, Thank you for taking the time to write a review – and what wonderful feedback. We are delighted to hear that your Golden Door experience has had a transformational and lasting impact on you and your family. Well done on making the commitment to a healthier lifestyle. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I’m a regular return guest to Golden Door. I usually visit for the 5 Day Program to de-stress, re-balance and re-energise myself, every 12 months or so. I always come away with new information, feeling centred and refocused on what’s really important to me. On some of my visits I have even brought along other family members with me to...

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Brigid W, General Manager at Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa Elysia, responded to this review

Dear Kerry, Thank you for your wonderful review, we love having you as a valued return guest. We are delighted to hear that your most recent visit allowed you to achieve your goals, take some time out to recharge and gain some valuable take-home tools for your fitness and meditation routine. Wonderful to hear also that you’ve been recreating some...

Batemans Bay, Australia
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is the place to unwind and be with yourself. Lots of exercises to do if and when you choose. Great rooms, staff and the food is wonderful. My room had the afternoon sun streaming through and after a spa it was a great place to sit quietly and read.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I recently spent a weekend at this extremely lovely venue. The setting was lovely, the purpose built facilities were well designed and immaculate, including the villas. There was nothing that had not been thought of, down to wet bags for swimsuits. The products used in the spa treatments were rejuvenating. The food was served with a smile (thank you Lita)...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 July 2016

It is almost a week since I left Golden Door & I have not stopped thinking about the learning I now have. It's fair to say I arrived with some trepidation, after a mate suggested a five day corporate wellness package would be good for me. A little weird at first but I soon settled in and felt comfortable that...

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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

This venue is great if you want to get away to escape and relax and unwind. Each day is se up with different activities, such as tai chi, yoga, stretch, seminars, free time. It's not too overwhelming and you don't have to go to everything. Staff are very supportive. We had a two bedroom villa, room upkeep was great, they...

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Brigid W, General Manager at Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa Elysia, responded to this review

Dear Alexandra, Thank you for you taking the time to post a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the wide selection of program activities on offer and appreciated the special touch of the evening turn-down service. Guests are often telling us that they felt a sense of camaraderie and friendship amongst the group which is wonderful and...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Tennis Court
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Discover wellness, balance and vitality, reach new peaks, feel inspired to make lasting health choices and unveil a new more balanced you. The Golden Door Health Retreat Elysia is a place where tired souls can be restored, new goals set and a wealth of knowledge gained to unveil a healthier, happier and more motivated you. All in the peaceful and serene surroundings of the Hunter Valley’s rolling hills, two hours north of Sydney. Whilst our facilities, accommodation and dining are remarkable, it’s the quality and warmth of our staff that keeps our guests coming back time and again. Our all inclusive health and wellness programs, provided under the guidance of our professional team, have been developed to motivate change and provide lasting results when continued back in everyday life. A holistic blend of exercise, nutritious cuisine, health education, relaxation and spa indulgence will allow you to discover new sources of energy and vitality. Located in the beautiful NSW Hunter Valley, The Golden Door Health Retreat Elysia offers magnificent views of vineyards and the Brokenback mountain range and the opportunity to breathe fresh country air each day. Featuring 74 stylish villas with one, two or three bedrooms, this exceptional property is the only purpose built Destination Health Retreat in Australia. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa Elysia

Address: 165 Thompsons Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Pokolbin
Price Range: €389 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa Elysia 3*
Number of rooms: 74
Also Known As:
The Golden Door Health Retreat Elysia Hotel Pokolbin
Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa Elysia Greater Newcastle/Pokolbin, Australia
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Pokolbin
#2 Spa Hotel in Pokolbin
#4 Romantic Hotel in Pokolbin
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