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Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa Elysia

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Greater Perth, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My Golden Door Experience was beautiful on all levels, the staff who became more like family their kindness and professionalism, the energy of the place, the staff and the food, the surroundings, amazing amenities, as well as the activities....nothing to fault and an amazing investment in your health and wellbeing on every level. You can choose to do as much...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Life changing is not an exaggeration. A week at GD is an investment in mental and physical health and wellbeing. I expected a week of healthy food and boot camp but it was so much more than that. Knowledgeable, caring, welcoming, fun staff, beautiful setting among the vineyards of the Hunter Valley, rooms to spread out and relax in, two...

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Blackmans Bay, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just experienced the best wellness experience ever. This is my second five day visit to the Golden Door and my partner's first. We both fully embraced the health & wellness programs, spa treatments, stretch classes and deep water running sessions. An excellent R & R centre to totally detox from the outside world and leave with the Golden...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Golden Door experience was one of the best things I have done in my life. The energy, the space, the people, the food, the kindness, it is hard to express in words how amazing this place is. If you value your mind & body then this is a must do. I will definitely be going back, hopefully once a...

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

Dear Libby, Thank you for your wonderful review of your Golden Door experience. We are delighted you chose to bring in the new year with us and that your stay has left you feeling re-energised for the year ahead. The beautiful surrounds of the retreat along with our caring and passionate team all work in harmony to create the wonderful...

Sydney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a mammoth 2016 I needed to regroup and find my vitality. Thank you GD - the team is amazing, great sense of humour, welcoming and nothing was a bother. The food, OMG the food was sensational and the group of people in my week early January 2017 were amazing individuals. I had an amazing week, made new friends, bought...

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

Thank you for your fabulous review Vicki. It is fantastic to hear that you enjoyed the Golden Door menu and have been inspired to recreate our tasty healthy dishes at home! Well done on embracing the Golden Door experience and continuing with your new healthy habits. Often there is such a wonderful sense of camaraderie amongst the group and we...

Greater Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've now been to the fantastic GD on three occasions now. Each time is better than the last. Towards the end of 2016 I was really tired and run down after starting a new business and taking over another in short succession. I just needed a break and kick-start to 2017 and the team at the GD certainly delivered: again!...

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

Thank you Dermot for the fantastic review of your third visit to Golden Door. We love having you as a return guest and are so pleased that your most recent stay allowed you to rest, recharge and reset for the new year. The team will be thrilled to hear you mention their enthusiasm and whole-hearted approach to what they do....

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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: $609 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Pokolbin
#2 Spa Hotel in Pokolbin
#4 Romantic Hotel in Pokolbin
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“All good and a variety to choose from”
 of 5 bubbles hpaull2016, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Villas next to one another or the villa upstairs is better.”
 of 5 bubbles vickis273, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All Villas are great”
 of 5 bubbles MaryRoseinOz, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Villas are allocated on single or shared basis”
 of 5 bubbles Roxette-Australia, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose an upstairs room”
 of 5 bubbles MareeKA2015, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
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