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Reviewed 24 October 2016

I did the 5 day retreat and got way more out of this experience than I ever imagined or anticipated having! A life changing experience that I would recommend to anybody. Whether it is fitness, health or mental.

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Lugarno, Australia
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I have just returned from the 7 day Detox. My recommendation would be to stay in the Heritage Cottage as the location is close enough for the activities and meals, but far enough away not to hear any noise. The food was bountiful, healthy and delicious. The weather was overcast for most of the time we were there but it...

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Reviewed 14 October 2016

I did the 7 day detox last month. It was my second visit having first visited 16 months prior. I cannot recommend Gwinganna more highly. Once again I was able to rejuvenate and renourish my body and soul. The food is fantastic and plentiful, the accomodation more than adequate, and the staff are amazing. Everyone will connect with different people...

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Gwinganna, Manager at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Mark H Thank you so much for your wonderful review on your Gwinganna stay. We are so pleased your second visit was a positive experience and the staff will be thrilled to read your review. Our aim is to create a dedicated wellness environment on the beautiful property we have to help people switch off and slow down and...

Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I've just returned from a 4 night stay at Gwinganna. As always, I read the negative reviews on TripAdvisor to help me with my stay. I noted people complained about the establishment being money hungry, going downhill in their offer, the expense etc. I can be quite critical and was really concerned I'd quickly find things not to like about...

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Gwinganna, Manager at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Carlita29 Thank you for your wonderful review of Gwinganna. We are truly grateful and the entire team will be thrilled to read about your experience. Every week we strive to inspire guests towards wellness and living a healthier life. Its very true that so many guests choose to come and visit on their own. This can allow them to...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 October 2016

My husband and I travelled from NZ to do the 7-day detox programme. I was sceptical about how my husband would go but he loved it (and so did I) and it did us the world of good. Should have gone years ago. Loved the early morning Qi Gong. The lectures were extremely good, informative and entertaining even though the...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I stayed at Gwinganna a few months ago for a 7-day detox and I can't speak more highly of the place! I have a fast-paced job and having some time to relax but also exercise and work on my health was wonderful. The food was amazing and I'm now trying all the meals from home from the recipe book. The...

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Sydney
Reviewed 22 September 2016

My third time and the last. Each time it gets less impressive. Lots of cost cutting. No bath salts, cotton buds or cotton wool in the villas anymore. Food has become mediocre and plated differently for each guest. Some generous portions others barely enough. Cooking class recipes the same as 18 months ago. Fridges in rooms not turned on on...

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Gwinganna, Manager at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Danielle65 Thank you for your review. Naturally we are very disappointed to read about your experience. We remember your stay well and we believe we did everything to respond to your requests. Our villas are premium accommodation as you know, however we have never provided bath salts or cotton balls. This has not changed at all. We constantly receive...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 17 September 2016

It's a beautiful location, mostly excellent food and good activities. However, I feel Gwinganna falls short on a few hygiene issues which I was aware of. The toilet in the Orchard suite didn't flush properly and smelt, the hot water bottle was dirty and when I looked under the bed before I left it was incredibly dusty - no one...

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Gwinganna, Manager at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your experience with us. We are pleased to hear you loved the location, the activities and our cuisine. We choose to use a small amount of raw honey rather than processed sweeteners such as xylitol. Honey contains helpful enzymes and when used with protein and fats, it does not result in blood sugar spikes. We understand...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Gwinganna is not only a stunning sanctuary but the lessons you will learn will blow you away. I did the 7 day detox and have recently been suffering from very high stress and had recently had 2 very bad burnouts within 6 months of each other. Gwinganna helped me relax, revive, detox and feel ready to take on the world...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I did a 7 night stay at Gwinganna in the week between finishing one job and starting another. I was completely burnt out from 20 years of working massive hours and having constant deadlines. It was exactly the stop point i needed to completely turn my lifestyle around and start a new career fresh, focused and ready to go -...

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Amenities

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In a world of busy, Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat stands apart as the destination to help you rest and revive and inspires you to live a healthier life. Whether you stay for a spa weekend over two nights or the popular detox program over seven days, you will connect with supportive professionals who will teach you resilience in the modern world.Australia's award winning lifestyle retreat is surrounded by ocean and valley views in the Gold Coast hinterland, with exceptional facilities including the stunning Spa Sanctuary, one of the largest spas in the Southern Hemisphere. Enjoy delicious organic cuisine, an extensive range of activities and stylish accommodation including luxury villas. Gwinganna.....for the rest of your life. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat

Address: 192 Syndicate Rd, Tallebudgera, Gold Coast, Queensland 4228, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Tallebudgera
Price Range: RM4,362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 52
Also Known As:
Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat Hotel Tallebudgera
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“I was in the Heritage rooms which were the closest to the main buildings. Loved it!”
 of 5 bubbles salz_forrest, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“More expensive villas further away from activities, buggy provided.”
 of 5 bubbles 827maggie, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All levels of accommodation - even the cheapest Heritage rooms - are excellent”
 of 5 bubbles 277martynp, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are quiet”
 of 5 bubbles favfoodforelsie, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are great, so best to choose based on your budget”
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 of 5 bubbles simoner127, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
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