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Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa Elysia
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 May 2014

I enjoyed an amazing hot stone massage treatment today by the wonderful Allana.

The day spa is very professionally run, and I was impressed by the warmth and cleanliness.

A great big gold star got Allana! The hot stone massage was amazing,,,thank you so much!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Open that Golden Door and give it a try; you will not be disappointed. The staff are great, food seasonable and delicious, spa is pampering at its best. The rooms are little bungalows with views out over the Hunter. Came back feeling spoilt & rejuvenated. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed: April 2014
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1  Thank KylaLouise
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Golden Door was such an amazing experience... i wasn't sure what to expect and was a bit anxious being on my own for a first timer at Golden Door.

But from the get go... it was such a rewarding experience! Just the openness and the energy everyone radiated across every aspect of the program was just so encouraging! Jaye was a great Program Lead and all the support from the rest of the team was just excellent! The mix of activities where so well balanced throughout the days... i pretty much did the most I could as it was just great being in the company of people who are all about just having a bit of fun! Team sports and the dancing activities were so much fun!

The friendships formed through my stay is also beyond what I imagined, truly a valuable experience...

The Food was amazing... i didn't even crave the usual things i go for daily e.g. coffee, coke... etc. Happy with majority being vegetarian, super healthy but so scrumptuous! I'm still maintaining a relatively healthy eating habit and incorporating exercise weekly after leaving Golden Door ...have really begun to appreciate how much feeling great each day changes how you deal with things day to day!

The rooms were superb as well and the views of Hunter is just amazing... waking up for Tai Chi each day was such a treat to see the day break as we close out of the session!

It was well worth it and I would really love to make this a yearly ritual from here on...

Thank you to Golden Door and the team!!

Karen Diuco

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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2  Thank Karen D
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

My five days at Golden Door Elysia was more than I could have hoped for. Rejuvenating, relaxing, inspiring and so much more. From the location(breathtaking views), accommodation (spacious, comfortable and well appointed villas), and food(nourishing and delicious), to the facilities (top class), activities (varied and fun), and staff(friendly and attentive), there is virtually nothing to criticise. I thoroughly recommend a stay at the Golden Door to anyone needing a catalyst for more healthy living, or simply to unwind.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
1  Thank Patricia F
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

Great environment for a bit of fresh air, early nights & healthy food whilst abstaining from a beverage or two!
I hope to return again next year.
I think this says it all for a health retreat!
The staff were very professional and enthusiastic 24/7, I really don,t know how they keep up such momentum.
Easy place to go as a solo guest as most other people were also on their own when I visited.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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3  Thank Eckles104
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Thankyou Golden Door
My 5 day stay was a wonderful life changing experience...it was great to spend time reflecting and focusing on oneself...I've been inspired...will be back...many stays to come...
Beautiful people...beautiful staff

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Thank Summyr
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

This is a truly amazing place and as a guest you can take as much or as little from the programme as you wish. The staff are dedicated and delightful, accommodation super comfortable with stunning views and the food plentiful and delicious. I cannot fecommend Golden Door enough...I have travelled from UK and started my Aus holuday here now four times. Cant wait to return.

Room Tip: Close to wellness centre helps but all rooms have wonderful views if the Valley and (vineyards)
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa Elysia

Address: 165 Thompsons Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Pokolbin
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Pokolbin
#2 Spa Hotel in Pokolbin
#4 Romantic Hotel in Pokolbin
Price Range: £331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa Elysia 3*
Number of rooms: 74
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 
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