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Elysia Wellness Retreat

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165 Thompsons Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia
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Retreat from the noise and distraction of your daily life and join us in the wide-open spaces of the NSW Hunter Valley where you’ll find the key to your wellbeing. As leaders in the health and wellness industry, the team at Elysia Wellness Retreat will help you discover a new, transformative way to see life as you balance your mind, body and spirit on your way to achieving lifelong health and wellness. Our all-inclusive health and wellness programs have been developed to motivate change and give you the tools you need for lasting results. Elysia Wellness Retreat is a place for you to take time to reset your mind and body, and gain a wealth of knowledge to create a healthier, happier and more motivated you.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Aerobics
Free shuttle or taxi services
Wifi
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness classes
Sauna
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Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Airport transportation
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Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
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Steam room
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
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NorthStar55136535135 wrote a review Jun 2022
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I love going to Elysia, the surrounds are beautiful, the rooms are comfortable, the food is excellent, and the staff are caring. It's a great place to relax and unwind, particularly for extremely busy people; the team takes care of everything, the only decisions you have to make are whether to follow the set program or stay in your room and read. It's wonderful.
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Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your recent stay at Elysia Wellness Retreat! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and everything that a wellness program at Elysia entails, including the delicious food, amazing views and dedicated team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Elysia Wellness Retreat in the future. Warm Regards Amy O'Neill Front Office Manager
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pjdsmith wrote a review Jun 2022
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Wonderful get away. Do as much or as little as you like. Beautiful setting and excellent accomodation. Lots to do - high intensity or low intensity - your choice. Service was excellent as was the cleanliness of the place. Great spa treatments offered. Not cheap but worth the money.
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at Elysia Wellness Retreat. I am so pleased to hear that you took the opportunity to recharge your battery and partake in some well deserved rest and relaxation. We are delighted to have had you as our guest and look forward to welcoming you back. Warmest Regards, Amy O'Neill Front Office Manager
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N1369CIlouises wrote a review Jun 2022
Sydney, Australia88 contributions54 helpful votes
Need to recharge this is the place to go for relaxation and nurturing the body and soul. Great food, great activities, do as much or a little as you want . You will learn how to live better, more mindfully and make the most of a wonderful break
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Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Elysia Wellness Retreat, I am delighted to hear that you had a memorable stay with us. We are truly grateful for the wonderful feedback you provided about our retreat, your stay, and our team. We are committed to consistently providing a memorable experience for our guests and your feedback and appreciation is the greatest motivation and reward for myself and the team. We are delighted to have had you as our guest and look forward to welcoming you back. Warmest Regards, Amy O'Neill Front Office Manager
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petaPSPC wrote a review Jun 2022
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This was my first time visiting Elysia and I cannot wait to go back again. I actually fell very ill whilst on my stay and the team were great having my meals delivered and arranging scripts to be delivered etc. The room is lovely. Very comfy bed and spacious living. The grounds are spectacular with the most amazing sunsets. The food was absolutely beautiful and plenty of it. No boring rabbit food here.
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Dear Peta, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your recent stay at Elysia Wellness Retreat. We are so pleased to hear that even though you fell ill you still managed to enjoy our wellness program, including the delicious meals, and amazing sunsets. I am glad to hear that the team assisted you during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to Elysia in the near future! Warm Regards Amy O'Neill Front Office Manager
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Rhonda B wrote a review Jun 2022
Walcha, Australia50 contributions9 helpful votes
A week was a good length of time to gain the Elysia experience and help set me up for when I got home. Staff are very professional and friendly. Rooms and amenities are well equipped. Activities and treatments are available to suit each person's individual needs.
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Dear Rhonda, I am delighted that you had a memorable stay with us here at Elysia Wellness Retreat. We are truly grateful for the wonderful feedback you provided about our retreat, your stay, and our team. We are committed to consistently providing a memorable experience for our guests and your feedback and appreciation is the greatest motivation and reward for myself and the team. We are delighted to have had you as our guest and look forward to welcoming you back. Warmest Regards, Amy O'Neill Front Office Manager
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Mobile703326 wrote a review Jun 2022
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What a beautiful place to return to when life gets just a little overwhelming. If you want to calm your nervous system, nurture your body and mind you will truly be satisfied with a stay at Elysia. The food was nutritious, creative and packed with variety. The staff were so welcoming and the practitioners had depth and experience in their modalities. Could not fault it. I loved waking up to a view of the valley with Kangaroos relaxing right under my balcony.
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay at Elysia Wellness Retreat, your feedback is truly appreciated. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed everything that a wellness program at Elysia entails, including our delicious meals, program activities and dedicated team members (including the roos). We look forward to welcoming you back to Elysia Wellness Retreat again int he near future. Warm Regards Amy O'Neill Front Office Manager
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ggrussell wrote a review Jun 2022
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Highly recommended staff, food, activities were excellent, seminars very informative. From booking to attending the retreat it all went smoothly and effortless. Everyone should do a Elysia wellness retreat at least once in their lifetime.
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Response from Amy O'Neill, Guest Services / Front Office at Elysia Wellness Retreat
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay at Elysia Wellness Retreat, your feedback is truly appreciated. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed everything that a wellness program at Elysia entails, including our delicious meals, program activities and dedicated team members. We look forward to welcoming you back to Elysia Wellness Retreat again int he near future. Warm Regards Amy O'Neill Front Office Manager
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trishybabe2022 wrote a review Jun 2022
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
I have just experienced my third visit to Elysia Wellness Retreat. I believe this is the best investment into my health. I feel reenergised and empowered with further knowledge that will enhance the decisions I make for my health journey ahead. The program offered is one of a kind I believe, with the variety of activities offered, the informative seminars on all relevant health topics, exceptional staff who are experts in their fields, knowledgeable health practitioners, as well as glorious spa treatments. The facilities are impressive in the most glorious setting and the food is sensational. I value my health and am always striving to improve my choices. I highly recommend Elysia as your health partner.
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Dear Trish, I am delighted that you had a memorable stay with us here at Elysia Wellness Retreat. We are truly grateful for the wonderful feedback you provided about our retreat, your stay, and our team. We are committed to consistently providing a memorable experience for our guests and your feedback and appreciation is the greatest motivation and reward for myself and the team. We are delighted to have had you as our guest and look forward to welcoming you back. Warmest Regards, Amy O'Neill Front Office Manager
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KerryLB888 wrote a review Jun 2022
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
We had a wonderful 5 Day Stay that relaxed and recharged our energy and it felt like we were away for much longer. The food was amazing and the Spa treatments were wonderful. There is an amazing team of people that work there that really care about their work and everyone that visits. We will definitely go back again.
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Dear Kerry, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience at Elysia Wellness Retreat. We appreciate your feedback and are so pleased to hear you have enjoyed your recent stay with us. It is fantastic to know our team have helped facilitate an exceptional retreat experience for you! Thank you for your kind praise of our team members. We are so proud of our team as they are incredibly passionate about what they do. I will ensure to share this feedback with them and the rest of the Elysia staff, to continue to inspire and motivate them to deliver exceptional retreat experiences for our guests. Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at Elysia. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warmest Regards, Amy O'Neill Front Office Manager
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580tracey wrote a review Jun 2022
Northern Beaches, Australia1 contribution
Excellent location and amenities. Comfortable clean room with great views. Such an extensive choice of activities and treatments with enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructors and staff. Meals were tasty and satisfying and my specific needs were accommodated. Nothing to fault at this fabulous Wellness Retreat!
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Dear Tracey, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience at Elysia Wellness Retreat. We appreciate your feedback and are so pleased to hear you have enjoyed your recent stay with us. It is fantastic to know our team have helped facilitate an exceptional retreat experience for you! Your positive feedback has been shared with our team to inspire and motivate them to continue to deliver fantastic guest service. Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at Elysia. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warmest Regards, Amy O'Neill Front Office Manager
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Golden Door Wellness Retreat & Spa
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesGreater NewcastleCessnockPokolbin
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74
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elysia Wellness Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Elysia Wellness Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Wine Escape Room (5.6 km), Hunter Valley Zoo (7.8 km), and Mistletoe Winery (7.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Elysia Wellness Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Elysia Wellness Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Elysia Wellness Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Elysia Wellness Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Elysia Wellness Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hunters Quarter, EXP. restaurant, and The Gates Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Elysia Wellness Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Elysia Wellness Retreat have airport transportation?
Yes, Elysia Wellness Retreat offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Elysia Wellness Retreat?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Elysia Wellness Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Poppet Head Park (13.2 km).
Does Elysia Wellness Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.