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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I stayed at Gwinganna a few months ago for a 7-day detox and I can't speak more highly of the place! I have a fast-paced job and having some time to relax but also exercise and work on my health was wonderful. The food was amazing and I'm now trying all the meals from home from the recipe book. The...

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1Thank hannab55
Sydney
Reviewed 22 September 2016

My third time and the last. Each time it gets less impressive. Lots of cost cutting. No bath salts, cotton buds or cotton wool in the villas anymore. Food has become mediocre and plated differently for each guest. Some generous portions others barely enough. Cooking class recipes the same as 18 months ago. Fridges in rooms not turned on on...

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5Thank Danielle65
Gwinganna, Manager at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Danielle65 Thank you for your review. Naturally we are very disappointed to read about your experience. We remember your stay well and we believe we did everything to respond to your requests. Our villas are premium accommodation as you know, however we have never provided bath salts or cotton balls. This has not changed at all. We constantly receive...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 17 September 2016

It's a beautiful location, mostly excellent food and good activities. However, I feel Gwinganna falls short on a few hygiene issues which I was aware of. The toilet in the Orchard suite didn't flush properly and smelt, the hot water bottle was dirty and when I looked under the bed before I left it was incredibly dusty - no one...

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Gwinganna, Manager at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your experience with us. We are pleased to hear you loved the location, the activities and our cuisine. We choose to use a small amount of raw honey rather than processed sweeteners such as xylitol. Honey contains helpful enzymes and when used with protein and fats, it does not result in blood sugar spikes. We understand...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Gwinganna is not only a stunning sanctuary but the lessons you will learn will blow you away. I did the 7 day detox and have recently been suffering from very high stress and had recently had 2 very bad burnouts within 6 months of each other. Gwinganna helped me relax, revive, detox and feel ready to take on the world...

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1Thank salz_forrest
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I did a 7 night stay at Gwinganna in the week between finishing one job and starting another. I was completely burnt out from 20 years of working massive hours and having constant deadlines. It was exactly the stop point i needed to completely turn my lifestyle around and start a new career fresh, focused and ready to go -...

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2Thank adventuregirl1968
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 August 2016

My husband and I have just retired, and were looking to review our overall health, particularly exercise and diet matters. These were covered and much more in hte 1 week detox program. They catered to my dietary preferences, got me exercising more, provided top class food, fixed the sore spot in my back, helped me sleep better, and gave me...

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1Thank lyell607
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I attended the Winter Wellness program over a three night weekend in July. I booked a short stay to decide whether it was for me. It was! Great well thought out program, no pressure to join in but you just want too. Fabulous food and the Dream Time ....just that. Staff are all helpful, Megan, Shelley stand outs. John a...

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Gwinganna, Manager at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, responded to this review

Dear 827maggie Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased that you had a great experience and enjoyed our new specialty program for winter. Other guests tell us how much they enjoy not talking about their work also. We agree we are so fortunate to have this exceptional property for our retreat, with so much land and...

Bright.
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Took a week stay here and was delighted. Focus on health and relaxation every fascet was covered and covered very well by excellent facilities and very dedicated staff. Beautiful rooms, relaxing environment. Whole food menu creative and very well presented.

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1Thank Martyn P
Reviewed 8 July 2016

I recently stayed there for a 5 days retreat. Over the last few years I have tried several of the kind worldwide yet I always return to Gwinganna. The friendliness of the staff (QLD style) and renewal of the food offering, the activities and the surroundings make this place unique. Obviously don't expect TV and minibar, this is a CNN,...

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1Thank Birdsbasement
Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 July 2016

This has to be the best retreat. It's so good I am lost for words. To summarise best surroundings, best accommodation, best food, best spa, best facilities and support by friendly specialised staff making it the best experience.

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In a world of busy, Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat stands apart as the destination to help you rest and revive and inspires you to live a healthier life. Whether you stay for a spa weekend over two nights or the popular detox program over seven days, you will connect with supportive professionals who will teach you resilience in the modern world.Australia's award winning lifestyle retreat is surrounded by ocean and valley views in the Gold Coast hinterland, with exceptional facilities including the stunning Spa Sanctuary, one of the largest spas in the Southern Hemisphere. Enjoy delicious organic cuisine, an extensive range of activities and stylish accommodation including luxury villas. Gwinganna.....for the rest of your life. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat

Address: 192 Syndicate Rd, Tallebudgera, Gold Coast, Queensland 4228, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Tallebudgera
Price Range: $1,311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 52
Also Known As:
Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat Hotel Tallebudgera
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“Rooms on the west side of the Orchard Suites have nicer views. The Heritage rooms are closer to the action.”
 of 5 bubbles katiefoden5, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Be sure to do the bush walk with John, and the Sunset Path hike at sunset.”
 of 5 bubbles CBHK88, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I was in the Heritage rooms which were the closest to the main buildings. Loved it!”
 of 5 bubbles salz_forrest, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“More expensive villas further away from activities, buggy provided.”
 of 5 bubbles 827maggie, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All levels of accommodation - even the cheapest Heritage rooms - are excellent”
 of 5 bubbles 277martynp, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
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