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Burra Paxton Cottages

Kingston Street, Burra, South Australia, Australia
Burra Paxton Cottages
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Geelong, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have read previous reviews of this property and those that have been negative seem to be mostly by reviewers who have stayed during winter. Really, what do you expect in a stone cottage in the middle of winter close to the edge of the outback. We had a great four night stay in an authentic miners cottage with the... More 

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Strathalbyn, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Basic, clean and cheap. Been 3 times now over 10 years. We enjoyed our Honeymoon here in October 2014. If your expecting 5* youll be disappointed. If your want an affordable, comfortable historic stone cottage as a base for your exploration of the region, give it a try.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We were looking for cabin accommodation at the caravan park, and were directed to the cottages. Lady who met me was friendly and helpful. Price I found to be very reasonable. felt like I had stepped back in time when I entered cottage. cottages were cold inside even in November, but the wood supplied made a very comfortable fire and... More 

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Yarra Junction, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Paxton Cottages – avoid We and two other couples stayed at the cottages at the end of July 2014. We cannot recommend The Cottages to anyone now and are most embarrassed that we arranged to meet friends there, two couples booked two nights, the other, fortunately, just one. The cottages are indeed basic, as expected, but we were not prepared... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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51 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I am kind giving it 3 stars, as i wouldnt stay at this level of accomodation by choice. Basic is what it is. Outdated is as well, so a one nighter to break up the road trip is all I advise. Just a heads up...there is no food service at this accommodation.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

On the up side - friendly staff, comfortable bed with electric blanket, but that does not make up for the cold. Wood is privided once, then $20 a box thereafter and there is a small two bar electric heater. The open fire does not draft properly and we also ended up with a cottage filled with smoke and had to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Four family members stayed here for 2 nights recently. Tricky during winter, because they're FREEZING! However, there are bar heaters in the bedrooms (plus electric blankets) and an open fire, which we used enthusiastically. The first lot of firewood is free and $20 a lot thereafter. The cottages are clean, comfortable and conveniently located for the river, the shops/cafes and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Burra is a great historical town with heaps of things to see and do for a couple of days. However the cottages are sooo cold that we left early. The open fire creates a great atmosphere but all the heat goes straight up the chimney. Just as well there was an electric blanket on the bed!!! The cottages are very... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Lovely cottage until we lit the fire. Both rooms full of acrid smoke, eyes stinging couldn't breathe and fire alarm in bedroom going off continually. Lounge detector where fire was, obviously not working. Had to open windows and doors in middle of night onto Main Street and it was freezing . This happened 2 nights and nausea and breathing problems... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Our family stayed in theses cottages. They are very big cottages and clean. Quite cold and no TV but once we got the fire going it was magic. Kids loved the fire. They had everything we needed and are walking distance to the town and also have a park and creek just next door.

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