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Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa Elysia

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit to the Golden Door Elysia & I am looking forward to the next. From the great welcome on arrival to the amazing care & warmth of all the staff there, I went home feeling like a new person. The accommodation is comfortable & clean, the food is delicious & all food allergies/requirements are catered for....

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Such a special and wonderful time. So very rewarding. Also helped me to understand and deal with my health issues in a gentle, sympathetic and understanding way. I have already booked for 2017 AND my sister is so impressed with my positive experience that she is joining me.. Cannot recommend Golden Door Hunter Valley highly enough.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review Mary Rose. We are so pleased your visit was incredibly rewarding and that the support and knowledge from our team helped you to improve your health and wellness. We are delighted to hear that you will be returning and look forward to welcoming your sister as well! Kind regards, Brigid Walsh General Manager

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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I absolutely loved my stay at The Golden Door. Everything from the variety of programs, exercise and facilitates, to the educational seminars, the food, the staff.... it was all excellent! After my week long stay, I felt like I had hit the reset button. My skin felt amazing after a week of healthy range of delicious, nutritious and carefully considered...

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

Thank you so much for your review Kirren. It sounds like you enjoyed the wonderful ‘Golden Door glow’ that so many of our guests tell us about after their stay! We are pleased to hear you loved the activities and our cuisine and that your week with us allowed you time to recharge and reset for the year ahead. We...

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 21 November 2016

After a very stressful year, I took myself to this wonderful Retreat, and it was the best thing I have ever done for myself. The surrounds are peaceful and tranquil and the kangaroos that feed and relax around the grounds added to my enjoyment. My villa was just perfect, I could do as little or as much as I wanted...

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. It is great to hear you enjoyed the healthy and delicious meals and that you mention the care shown by our restaurant team. The retreat is positioned in such a beautiful spot and the friendly locals (kangaroos) always bring a smile to our faces too! We are delighted to know...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This wax a life-changing holiday where all your meals are prepared, your room is cleaned, bed made and your program is prepared for you every day, according to what you'd like to do. You opt for the massage, treatment ot activity you'd like to do each day. You can do sports if you want or gently lay by the outdoor...

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

What wonderful feedback, thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. It is fantastic to hear that you enjoyed the wide variety of activities and treatments on offer and the chance to try something new such as the Feldenkrais session. We are delighted that your experience at Golden Door was transformational and that you’ll be making...

Barraba
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

A beautiful few days spent here was heaven. We came home mentally relaxed, physically exhausted yet so refreshed and felt we'd be gone for days. We packed so much into a days. The staff were fantastic and encouraging and the activities brilliant and suitable for all levels of fitness. Food was to die for and our three bedroom villa wonderful....

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Just did the 3 day recharge here and wish I had come sooner. This health retreat is in a glorious location and the villas and accomodation are very luxurious . Great treatments at the spa from very experienced professionals and healthy food with constant activities on offer all day. Make sure you get here by lunchtime to really appreciate the...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I visited the Elysia Golden Door Spa Retreat with my daughter for 2 nights arriving in time for lunch on Friday. Lunch was excellent as were all meals for the entire weekend. Accommodation also excellent. All rooms have wonderful Hunter Valley views. Beds very comfortable and apartment modern and clean with separate lounge and bedroom. I had pre-booked a massage...

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

Dear Sally, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Our team are incredibly passionate and pride themselves on delivering an exceptional standard of service so we were disappointed to hear that your Spa experience did not reflect that of the typical Golden Door experience. We sincerely apologise for the error with your daughter and your spa booking....

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I have to say I was a little apprehensive when my friend suggested we stay 2 nights at Golden Door. I was daunted by the "contraband" list! But our stay wasn't as strict as I had thought it would be. Prepare yourself to wear a name badge all the time you are there. It really is quite a good idea...

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Mosman, Australia
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We recently had a weekend escape to the Golden Door. The staff are helpful, friendly and offer excellent knowledge to make your stay comfortable. It was fun and also a chance to learn to be more about being healthy and mindful of ourselves. The group atmosphere is great and the food, albeit health orientated was plentiful. Rooms were large and...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • 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: $560 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa Elysia 3*
Number of rooms: 74
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Also Known As:
The Golden Door Health Retreat Elysia Hotel Pokolbin
Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa Elysia Greater Newcastle/Pokolbin
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#1 Family Hotel in Pokolbin
#2 Spa Hotel in Pokolbin
#4 Romantic Hotel in Pokolbin
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