My daughter and I did the Friday to Sunday Weekend Package. It was her birthday and I wanted to treat her to something very special and the Golden Door Health Retreat Elysia fully delivered. As we drove past the vineyards and then through the electronic gates and up the winding driveway, I immediately sensed that we were in for something that would live up to all of my expectations and more. I was not wrong. The retreat's hilltop location with its panoramic views over the Hunter Valley is spectacular. The entire complex is beautifully designed. The activities on offer are varied, fun and sometimes quite challenging. Jaye, who ran many of the activities while we were there, was amazing. Her enthusiasm to have us get out there and 'seize the day' was infectious- particularly for the spiritually enriching tai chi session at sunrise.
In addition to the many physical pursuits, my daughter and I also pampered ourselves with some fabulous spa treatments.
The entire staff was great. I also appreciated that we were able to arrive for lunch on Friday and also have lunch provided on Sunday (our last day) and we were invited to say after our final lunch and do more activities if we wished. Now that's service!
When I mention to others that I had a weekend away with my daughter at the Golden Door, Elysia, some have commented "but it must have cost you a bit." Yes, it cost more than other accommodation in the area but it was so totally worth it.
If you are into healthy living and feel that it is about time that you were nice to yourself, the Golden Door Health Retreat Elysia is definitely for you.
I would go back in a heartbeat!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Golden Door Health Retreat Elysia Hotel Pokolbin
- Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa Elysia Greater Newcastle/Pokolbin, Australia