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Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa Elysia
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“My Time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

The most wonderful 7 days! A whole body rejuvenation with support from the most wonderful staff who seem to be able to read your needs. The food was healthy but also tasty and satisfying. I still take my golden drink bottle everywhere just as I did at the GD.I will definitely return.

Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

I just returned from a wonderful three day retreat experience at the Elysia Golden Door. Went with two of my "besties" and we had a very relaxing, indulgent and healthy weekend away. I came home feeling revitalised, energised and really motivated to pursue some of the healthy lifestyle choices I'd let slide over the year. I've re-enrolled in yoga and have been meditating every day. I'd really recommend this experience for an "all about you" experience that as working mums we all really appreciated.

Room Tip: We had a three bedroom villa which was wonderful overlooking the dividing ranges.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

What a brilliant weekend in the Hunter Valley from the luxurious accommodation to the welcoming staff and fantastic facilities. After only 2 nights and 3 days I couldn't believe the difference in how good I felt! For the average busy Sydneysider this is the perfect weekend away to feel like you've had a much longer holiday/ I would love to head back for longer next time....Scott at the health spa does a fantastic deep tissue massage - highly recommended!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

I have just had my second visit to the Golden Door in 6 months and it continues to live up to my fond memories and high expectations. Not only is it a wonderful place for a visit but the benefits last for quite a while. In an ideal world I would be back every few months for a recharge!! My two girlfriends and I stayed in the 3 bedroom suite and it is massive. I would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

THank you to you, Mel, Matt, Matt, for an unforgettable 5 day program. Also thanks to Jen for giving me some good advice. I have also avoided all caffeine, alcohol and sugar, and loving cooking from the GD cook book.
It was certainly a wake up call for me having me health assessment with Matt, I took it all in, and realised I could be causing health issues unnecessarily.

My mum who recommended I visit, and friends can see a huge difference in my well being and attitude. The girls at work thought i was glowing and a friend, said did you get a face lift during your week away!

with all this, have lost 2 kgs since my weigh in at GD.:)

I have encouraged friends and family to visit and I will certainly try and visit again next year.
It was the best holiday I could have taken. Big Thank you once again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

I have never in my life spent time in a health retreat, to say the Golden Door exceeded all of my expectations would still be an understatment! From the amazing organic food to the staff who would continue to go above and beyond each day to our 5 star accomodation, it was spectacular! I stayed at the golden door with my mother and sister for 3 nights/4 days, my only regret is that we didn't do a longer stay but we still got SO MUCH out of these days. My mother in particular was quite nervous about not being fit enough to go but it was so nice to see her made to feel really comfortable and then join in the activities that were out of her comfort zone like deep water running, tai chi and then also attending all the seminars together. My sister and I loved the mountain bike rides, bush walks and my favourite was my swim stroke correction class with Mel (thank you!) I am now getting back into the pool after nearly 20 years and will hopefully finish a triathlon next year in March!

Our accomodation was so beautiful, amazing beds and pillows we had a 3 bedroom villa (each room had its own amazing HUGE bathroom with a beautiful bathtub), our beds were turned down each night and just an extra touch of lighting a scented oil burner for us made it such a pleasure to come home from dinner to total bliss.

A huge thank you to all the staff especially Sally, Matt & Mel oh and the amazing chefs and cooks whom we didn't see much but boy did we get to enjoy your handy work!

The Golden Door has shown me how organic healthy food can taste amazing and most importantly how easy it can be to cook. I am taking so much of what I learnt and applying it not only to my personal life but also into my business and hopefully in turn helping some of our staff see the same thing!

I'll be back without a doubt!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012 via mobile

My visit to the golden door spa in the hunter valley was absolutely amazing. My biggest regret was that I did not plan ahead and arrange my day to have more time to enjoy the facilities amenities.

Firstly the massage was excellent. I mentioned that I had sore feet and ankles from excessive wearing of heels and the masseuse made me feel as if I was floating by the end. She made muscles feel better that I didn't even realise were sore.

Following I had a pedicure and it was so lovely after the massage that I managed to actually doze off. The therapist was so considerate that she didn't disturb me for a second and I woke up with prefectly manicured toes that were dry by the time my hour finished. I also did not feel rushed in any way to leave just because my treatments had ended.

As mentioned, I wish I had more time to enjoy the pool and the spa but other than that no complaints. Looking forward to trying the mirage one later this year

Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa Elysia
Address: 165 Thompsons Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Pokolbin
Amenities:
Fitness Center 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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