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Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa Elysia

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 September 2015

This was my first trip to Golden Door and will not be my last. I plan on making it an annual event. All the facilities - room, spa, gyms, pools, courts, main building, etc. are outstanding. What really makes the retreat are the staff - they are professional, courteous, fun and make you feel so at home the whole time...

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Branxton, Australia
Reviewed 31 August 2015

I love the Golden Door Elysia because it walks its talk. I am fortunate enough that it is close to where I live so I can go and just enjoy the most wonderful day spa experience. Enjoying top class treatments and massages with access to all the facilities like the steam room, jacuzzi and pool. Once a year with a...

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

Thank you Sally for your fabulous review. We love having you as a valued return guest, and are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your most recent visit. It’s wonderful to know that our program continues to inspire you to make positive changes at home and that you enjoy being pampered by our beautiful spa treatments. I have already...

Te Awanga, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 August 2015

If your friends try telling you that you can get the same value from a hotel spa, then they have never been to The Golden Door. This place nourishes body, mind and spirit. Take one exhausted body, a depleted spirit and a blocked mind, add in exercise routine of your choice, information for transforming your life, excellent nourishing food, brilliant...

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Broke, Australia
Reviewed 20 July 2015

I recently went for my annual stay at the Golden Door. This is my 6th visit (5 day stay) and I cant recommend it highly enough. Every time I go I learn something new and make small but lasting changes that I incorporate into everyday life. The program is unique, the instructors are inspirational (and a lot of fun), the...

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2Thank Lisa M
Brigid W, General Manager at Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa Elysia, responded to this review

Dear Lisa, Thank you for your wonderful review and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your sixth visit to Golden Door and that you continue to find our program to be inspiring and relevant each time you stay. Our staff are incredibly passionate about what they do and...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 July 2015

The Golden Door is a rare opportunity to think entirely of yourself. The hardest thing about the wonderful experience is to decide on the many choices available to you from doing nothing, to participating in a wide range of activities and therapies. The food is fabulous, the therapies are wonderful and the whole experience is life/habit changing. The accommodation was...

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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 write such a lovely review. It is wonderful to read that you enjoyed your experience with us and have implemented aspects into your daily life. We hope you had the opportunity to try something new, challenge yourself and be inspired by our amazing program of activities. The sense of camaraderie amongst the group...

Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

I spent 5 nights here with my Mum and have never felt so energised and refreshed. The staff were amazing, the program, food, seminars and treatments were all extraordinary. My life has been changed and I have come home a healthier, happier me. Thanks to Brigid, Jaye and the team for such a phenomenal experience.

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1Thank Cherie T
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Came with friend as an instant booking and walk in. Extraordinary relaxing place. Did hot stone with my girl friend and both of us were love it. Have spa and steam in the changing room where was large and as well as rest area to read magazine and wait for your treatment! Try to ask discount if you have BUPA...

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1Thank sydtravellover1985
Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 July 2015

i didn't want to go to the golden door at all, i thought it would be a wast of time, and i made it very clear in my body language that i wanted to go home, (i was not in a good space) my beautiful wife and my lovely receptionist booked me in to the golden door and didn't tell...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 July 2015

As a busy executive with kids, a working wife, a big job and a world full of people who need me to do things for them, this was a rare opportunity to do something purely focused on benefiting me. The 7 day program was a remarkable re-education on how to look after myself. If you work hard, play hard and...

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Beautiful location in the hills of Hunter Valley, NSW with wonderful spa facilities and great accommodation, very clean, comfortable and spacious rooms. Food based on health and fitness programme and based around healthy cooking techniques and is delicious, some vegetarian meals and fish and chicken.

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: RM1,805 (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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