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Golden Door Elysia Health Retreat & Spa

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
Breakfast Available
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Tennis Court
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Great View
Mountain View
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The 5 nights I just spent here were wonderful. This is truly a wellness resort, as I experienced a transformation from a burnt out executive into my old self in just 5 days. The team at golden door are truly motivated and love to care for their guests. They take control of all
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No surprise - this amazing property was awarded the Best Wellness Retreat in Australia AND they live up to their reputation Had 5 nights with this talented and positive team as part of my 30 day exploration of Australia. I appreciated the rich daily offerings of activities
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Response from GoldenDoorElysia, General Manager at Golden Door Elysia Health Retreat & Spa
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your five star review Erick! We love hearing guests tell us that the conversations and camaraderie amongst the group was an often (unexpected) highlight from their stay at Golden Door. Fantastic to hear that you were able to enjoy all the facilities and activities on offer and felt rested and recharged to take the next step on your journey. Happy travels. We look forward to welcoming you back next year and meeting your friends too! Kind regards, Brigid (GM)
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Driving to The Golden Door, I was burnt out, overwhelmed with life (and slightly distracted flying past stunning vineyards that were even more tempting than ever, given I'd booked in for five days!). I wanted to keep driving but knew, for that very reason I needed to force
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Response from GoldenDoorElysia, General Manager at Golden Door Elysia Health Retreat & Spa
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Penny, Thank you for your beautiful review and kind words. The team will be delighted that you appreciated their diverse skills and ability to guide you through your first retreat experience. It certainly sounds like it was exactly what you needed. Well done to you on embracing the experience and may you continue to enjoy the energy, vitality and new tools you gained with us after returning home. We look forward to taking care of you again soon. Kind regards, Brigid (GM)
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DeVINE detox, sublime luxury, fantastic food, sensational spa, insightful inspiring seminars and the BEST staff A really varied and interesting programme of as much or as little activity you desire Absolutely loved the 5 day programme and cannot recommend enough Thank you
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Response from GoldenDoorElysia, General Manager at Golden Door Elysia Health Retreat & Spa
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for joining us J-Row2015 and for your lovely comments. We are so glad you enjoyed all that our beautiful retreat has to offer including being able to do as little or as much as you like, the wholesome, tasty meals and that our team were a stand out in making your stay memorable. We look forward to seeing you again next time. Kind Regards, Brigid (GM)
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If you need some time out...then this is ideal Perfect solo, or like minded friend or partner. Villas lovely and spacious with open views offering sunrise or sunset. Plenty of activities and wholesome food. Never felt hungry! Glad I cut out sugar, coffee and alcohol before
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Response from GoldenDoorElysia, General Manager at Golden Door Elysia Health Retreat & Spa
Responded Feb 21, 2019
Thank you so much for your 5-star review and lovely comments about our passionate team. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time out with us and the fresh, wholesome meals. Our guest numbers can vary throughout the year and in our busy periods we offer additional activities and therapist availability in the spa to ensure everyone can enjoy their experience. We look forward to welcoming you back when you are in need of a Golden Door ‘top-up’! Kind Regards, Brigid (GM)
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In the morning you can see hot air balloons from your balcony before tai-chi
Sunrise from my balcony
You question indicates you think this is like a time-share holiday place, which is not my understanding. They take guests for a few days or a week or more, and you pay for that time plus whatever treatments you want. Please call their front desk and ask your question-- they are always helpful and will let you know if investment or time share is possible. Regards. Chris1557
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We are looking forward to welcoming you to The Golden Door for your upcoming retreat stay. Our Spa team are more than happy to take your treatment preferences and explain a little more about a typical day's schedule. Please call and have a chat to our team.
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All the rates are polished on their website, and if you are unsure just call them and ask. They are very helpful and obliging and will not try to pressure you into anything.
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"East side in Summer; north side in winter"
"You may want to request a room close to Reception to allow time to run back to the room in between activities."
"All the villas are high quality - some are further away fro the main dining area and activities."
"All the rooms are superb with stunning views and excellent facilities."
"You have an option to request rooms closer to the main reception of wellness centre."
the golden door health retreat elysia hotel pokolbin
AustraliaNew South WalesGreater NewcastleCessnockPokolbin
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