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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

This was my second time, and even better than the first if that is possible! Brilliant food, wonderful staff, lovely rooms, fantastic program. The best way to take a break from the real world and rejuvenate.

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

My partner booked us in for a couple package. Have delighted in this on visits to Daylesford. We were extremely disappointed. This one consisted of massage, facial and manicure. Hardly the package we were used to. My partner had the "new" girl and it really showed, his massage was more a light rub. I enjoyed my massage and facial but... More 

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

Thank you for bringing this to our attention and my sincere apologies that your time in the Spa was not the typical “amazing” Golden Door experience. As you can see from our previous reviews it is rare for us to receive feedback like this so we are certainly reviewing your comments and are actioning the appropriate changes. The Spa Fusion... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015

The program activities are many and varied, with a generous sprinkling of fun. I loved trying some new things as well as some favorites and the staff know their stuff and encourage you on. The facilities are luxurious as are the rooms. I loved the food, it's such a treat to have delicious and healthy foods prepared for you. I... More 

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1 Thank AgentFly
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 May 2015

If you need to recharge, turn your health around or make a decision about change, there is nowhere better than the Golden Door. The staff, facilities and programme are exceptional, and many of the guests I shared the week with said they had gained more from the experience than they expected. I arrived feeling physically and mentally wrecked, and left... More 

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1 Thank Jane C
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

I recently enjoyed a magnificent three nights at GD and feel perfectly refreshed. Would prefer a longer stay next time, yes I will return. Although a short break is better than no break. Could not fault the staff, the facilities and the regime. My only issue is that I would have liked to have seen the bath gels, moisturisers and... More 

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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015

3rd time back over 6 years. An excellent environment to recharge your mind and your body. The rooms are excellent. Food is very good. Staff are very good. The programming of activities is excellent offering something for everyone at all levels, They supply such an easy environment in which to participate in activities that beginners and experts alike get reward.... More 

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2 Thank Stephen D
Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

Relaxing setting, lovely walks (kangaroos included in the view), as many physical activities as you want as well as excellent, healthy food. The day spa offers massages, facials etc and is very luxurious. Staff are top levels in their fields as is shown in their knowledge of physical and emotional well being and how to support guests in achieving this.... More 

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1 Thank Michelle T
Wahroonga
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58 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2015

From our checking in we knew that the next 5 days were to be amazing. Having enjoyed 5 days @ their Willow Vale site in 2010, we were looking forward to getting involved in everything that was being offered from Tai Chi @ 6.25am to stretch classes, yoga, pilates, strength training, cooking demonstrations, meditation, volleyball, facials, massages & the list... More 

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Melbourne
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34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2015

Treat yourself! Spoil yourself! Reconsider your life's priorities. Golden Door Elysia is truly a retreat, allowing you to either stay busy with a wide range of activities or stay peaceful and "just be!". In choosing your preferred mode of having a retreat, you will be supported by fabulous staff and fed delicious food. This was my second Golden Door experience... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2015

You don't have to be broken to enjoy a good refreshing break. Had the best time, eating well and hanging out with a really good friend whilst meeting a few others. there's always something to do and what a great place to do nothing. Staff are fabulous, enthusiastic and most professional, food was delirious and plentiful, and the chef a... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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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: $592 (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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