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Gaia Retreat & Spa

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

My partner & I visited for 5 nights choosing the "refresh package" after reading such great reviews we thought it would be a great quick getaway from our busy lives in Perth. Overall it was a disappointing experience. Firstly, the wait staff were great and all lovely, helpful people. And the Naturopaths Grace and Hayley were fantastic. That was about...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have just returned from a 2 night stay at Gaia. Both my husband and I spend a lot of our time apart travelling and working overseas, so when we get down time together it is a very special occasion for us. We booked the room that was recommended to us by the member of staff that...

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GaiaRetreat, Manager at Gaia Retreat & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Marie Thank you for taking the time to speak with me to discuss your feedback regarding you and your husband Perry’s stay. As I explained I had been away on leave and was shocked to receive your email on my return 4 days after checkout and hear about your disappointment. We never recommend a room style. On booking, our...

Surfers Paradise, Australia
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Dear Gregg, What a beautifully place to visit. I just loved my spa treatment, so luxurious, professional and harmonious. The products which are made locally for Gaia were stunning. The lunch at the restaurant was delicious, organic and so flavoursome. The best pumpkin I've every eaten. With beautiful gardens and landscaped views. I would highly recommend Gaia and I can't...

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1Thank mariestephens
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic retreat. All the elements to allow you to unwind and recharge. Serene and peaceful. Great location, food, amenities and staff. Yoga every morning to start the day well. Wonderful spa treatments. Hoping to make an annual visit

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1Thank Karen25506044
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 23 January 2017

OK, so Gaia is amazing - the food, the accommodation all very beautiful and comfortable. What took it a notch above, for me, was the incredible intuitive massage (Darby was my therapist) that was unlike any massage I've ever had, and the experience of the yoga instructors and meditation instructors - again, it can all be hit or miss but...

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2Thank Meg A
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I can thoroughly recommend Gaia as one of the best places to stop and unwind with the best Spa. Book early as it is a massive hit, also having Yoga, Gym and you can do as little or as much as you like. We have had 5 nights in the Komala Villa perfect with the plunge pool and spectacular views...

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sydney
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Last week my two beautiful daughters and I visited Gaia. From the moment we arrived at the airport in Ballina Queensland we had a brilliant experience. We were collected at the airport and driven through picture postcard rolling hills for about 20 minutes and arrived at Gaia. We were greeted and seated in the luxuriously appointed reception area. While drinking...

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3Thank Deborah T
Canberra
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I am so glad I visited Gaia. It is a beautiful spot. Lovely and serene, and very pretty to look at. The staff were friendly and helpful - and on one instance went above and beyond what you would expect at a normal hotel when I wasn't feeling well (which I really appreciated given I was travelling alone). I love...

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1Thank BelRae
Sydney
Reviewed 31 December 2016

I spent five days at Gaia in September, and was lucky enough to have the Acala 1 suite. I wanted to attend the retreat to escape a stressful period involving home renovations, and felt that I needed to take some time to reflect and recharge. Gaia proved to be the perfect tonic for these ills, and I returned home refreshed...

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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

My mum and I visited Gaia for some R&R, and particularly looking for some healing following the loss of my father a year ago. We booked in for a meditation class. When booking, we informed that my mum had never meditated before and was wanting to learn how to do it. The actual meditation class (just Mum and I) was...

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GaiaRetreat, Gaia Management at Gaia Retreat & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Amanda & Lucy Thank you for taking the time to post on trip adviser and thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed the meals, friendliness of the staff and your spa treatments. I was sorry to hear your Meditation did not come up to expectations. I totally agree, a room should be set up prior to a session, I...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Surrender to the beauty and healing cultures of Gaia Retreat & Spa, nestled in the breathtaking Bundjalung Country hinterland of Byron Bay, Northern NSW Australia. Gaia is the perfect place to renew, refresh, and restore. Poised on the highest point in the shire and set on 25 acres, Gaia has 20 beautifully appointed retreat style bungalow villas set in the lush sub tropical gardens. This unique boutique property will seduce you into infinity with its endless views and beautiful vistas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gaia Retreat & Spa

Address: 933 Fernleigh Rd, Brooklet, New South Wales 2479, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Brooklet
Price Range: ₹ 24,429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gaia Retreat & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Gaia Retreat And Spa
Gaia Retreat Hotel Brooklet
Gaia Retreat Spa
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“Ask for a choice of rooms and pick one at the top end of your budget.”
marieM9406JD, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Loved the Komala Villas”
Dform3, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Suggest getting the highest standard of room that your budget will allow, as the entry level accomm appears to be very basic.”
Tough_Job, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I would not book an adjoined cabin”
Nbjules, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms different single two bedroom two bathroom depends on your needs”
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