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“Get your mind and body right” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa Elysia

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Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa Elysia
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney
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34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Get your mind and body right”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

I have stayed here on a number of occasions. It is a great holiday and health wake up call. When I leave I feel relaxed, and ready to get back into the world. It has been a great influence on my health over the last 5 years. I am now fit, at a good weight level, and eat far better, thanks greatly to the Golden Door. The facilities are first class. Great pool, gym, spa, etc. Massages are nice after a busy day. The staff are very good at what they do, and the food is what I need to get me back on track.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Todd L
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

If I could afford it id go to golden door every year!

I just go for a 3 day solo break - a treat while hubby looks after kids

The food accommodation and staff are brilliant

You feel a million dollars when you leave

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Georgie_hobford
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Calming, reguvinating, exillerating,
The most wonderful 5 days, spent with fabulous staff in a caring, friendly environment.
I'm trying to think of words that best describe my experience but no words can describe the time spent completely on yourself.
The staff are professional but funny and very approachable.
I only wish I had more time.
If you ever want to do something completely for yourself "just do it"

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SofiaB958
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

Taking time out for myself at the Golden Door Retreat was the most beautiful gift I have ever given myself! It is definitely a gift that keeps on giving after driving out the gate, and is definitely a gift I am going to schedule in for myself again. I got so much out of the balanced focus on the mind, body and spirit - I re-awakened muscles I had forgot I had and loved getting back in touch with my spirituality. I couldn't fault the standard of accommodation, the gorgeous and enthusiastic helpers, the delicious food, and the outstanding treatments. I also met some really beautiful people who I hope to stay in touch with. Everyone I have seen since have told me how well I look! What a fortunate experience I had! Thank-you so much to all involved in my experience - I truly loved it!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kirsten M
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

I was apprehensive of my planned 7 day retreat at the Golden Door, I was not sure if I would cope without sugar and all the other treats that I used to eat to get me through my busy daily life.

How wrong I was. Upon arriving you are greeted by the calm, and friendly team who instantly reassure you that you are embarking on a life changing journey, in an environment where you are full supported.

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and all the programs, treatments and meals that assist you with detoxing. No more drinking Coke for me...

There was an amazing group of people who shared the journey with me, we laughed, cried and shared our life stories and goals.

I highly recommend that you end your stay with a Watsu massage. Scott "Masseuse" guides your body through a relaxing and invigorating water based massage, that is divine. Wish I had one at the beginning and end of my stay.

All I can say is if you are considering a stay, then don't hold back. Do it, it will change your view on life, health and priorities for ever.

Thank you Golden Door and Jaye (Program Mgr) for your energetic and happy outlook on life..

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Yvonne C
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Manly, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

I had not idea what to expect but had heard good things about Golden Door. Recovering from severe adrenal fatigue, anxiety and depression I arrived at 12.30pm and was met by calm, happy and loving people. I had walked into heaven on earth!

For 7 days I was immersed into a world of kindness, nurturing, non-judgement, nutritional bliss, wellness and spa treatments to sooth me. Every member of staff is passionate about being there and are warm, caring and professional. Being there on my own everyone bonded so well with openness, trust, laughter and some of the most memorable moments of my life. I have made new friends and found a place in myself I have been looking for in a very long time.

I am eternally grateful for Golden Door and everything they did for me and what they continue to do for others. laughedcomfort and clarity. It wasnt without my own 'meltdown' as they call it teary tuesday but I came out the other side better than Ive been in years.

I have not laughed, smiled, enjoyed, sung out loud and experienced mylsef the way I did in those 7 days.

Its a must do for anyone who is looking for clarity, love and peace.. and lots of laughter too!

Ronia x

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the northern side for the amazing sunsets and warm sun during the days.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ronia B
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

I was absolutely exhausted physically and emotionally and going to the Golden Door was just the ticket. The staff are ALL AMAZING - so genuine and caring and authentic. They really love and care about what they do and all the guests benefit from this. The spa treatments were incredible, the food divine. The accommodation luxurious and the view to die for. And fellow guests all there for their own reasons - so respectful and so much fun!
Don't wait 'till you hit rock bottom - go and look after yourself at this divine place.

Room Tip: Rooms on the north side are so gorgeous and sunny in winter.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank T J
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Additional Information about Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa Elysia

Property: Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa Elysia
Address: 165 Thompsons Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
Phone Number:
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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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The Golden Door Health Retreat Elysia Hotel Pokolbin
Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa Elysia Greater Newcastle/Pokolbin, Australia

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