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“Quality with a view” 5 of 5 stars
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Semaphore Blue Apartments
13 Semaphore Road, Semaphore, South Australia 5019, Australia   |  
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Quality with a view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

With a view from the balcony of the foreshore and jetty the location of these apartments is hard to beat. They are modern, very well equipped, clean and spacious, free DVD hire and nice touches like dishwasher tablets supplied just add to the whole positive experience.

Owners Jim and Peter (who own other properties locally) are very friendly and always happy to have a chat and are obviously professional people who manage the apartments exceptionally well.

Are there any drawbacks? Nothing to put anyone off is my opinion. They are situated above some shops, no problem - never heard a thing from them, car parking is shared with said shops so you are not actually guaranteed a spot, but in three weeks we only failed to get a space once.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2009

we only had 1 night but certainly plan to go back . We live in adelaide and had a function to attend at semaphore .i agree with everything said in previous review , we also had unit 1 , the apartments are just beautiful immaculately clean ,every detail of the unit is great ( i would love a laundry like that at home) .the location is excellent with the beach and all the resturants on your doorstep,we were going to find somewhere for lunch ended up at the fish and chip shop ,just beautiful.
everybody i dealt with from booking to arriving and the cleaner were so helpful ,so much history in the area we are planning a longer stay

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2007

What a find!! This apartment had 2 bedrooms, air con in the mezzanine bedroom and the lounge/kitchen area. All the modern appliances you could need - washer, dryer, dishwasher, plasma tv, video and CD. We had the best unit with a view from the balcony as well as from our bedroom and lounge windows. There is nothing more you could need if you stay here. The bed was so comfortable as was the lounge suite. The entrance hall was covered with coloured photos of Semaphore and at night you could illuminate them with a pink and blue light. We often sat on the balcony and watched the world go by while having a wine. Acroos the road is a great restaurant "Flying Knives" They have a great menu and good views of the beach. For dinner, we walked down to a very busy "Soto" fish and chip shop. They were the best fish and chips we have had for a long time. A short drive to Port Adelaide on a Sunday will take you to Fishermans wharf for the market. Mostly Antiques.
We had a ball at Semaphore Blue. The owners were so helpful and the apartments are such a credit to them. They are luxurious and we could have easlily lived there. We walked along the jetty and beach and ate breakfast at the "Palais" Although that left a bit to be desired. Make sure you ask them how they operate as they did not offer us any guidance and left us sit there for ages before telling us we could view a menu inside and order in there also.
Semaphore Blue would be a perfect longer term arrangement also as it has everything. The only thing they could have added was a hairdryer but I carry my own so it was not a problem. These apartments are also close to the football stadium. With 2 bedrooms, it is very reasonable for 2 couples to share.

  • Liked — Absolute luxury
  • Disliked — No hair dryer
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Semaphore Blue Apartments

Address: 13 Semaphore Road, Semaphore, South Australia 5019, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Semaphore
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Semaphore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Semaphore Blue Apartments offer luxury contemporary accommodation in the historic Adelaide beachside suburb of Semaphore. Each apartment is fully self contained. Property features include:•Sea views•2 Bedrooms•Double, twin rooms •Mezzanine bedrooms•Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher & microwave•Fully equipped laundry•Free onsite parking•R/C air-conditioning•Balcony with sea views(all apartments)•DVD/CD Player & LCD TV•Free wireless internet•Free local phone calls•Non-smoking•Serviced weekly•Children welcome. Whether your stay is for business or pleasure, this seaside accommodation is conveniently located to historic Port Adelaide, Semaphore foreshore and AAMI Stadium. While in Semaphore, take a stroll along the beach, sample the many cafes, restaurants and shops or just relax on your own balcony. The choice is yours. Take a short trip across the Port River into historic Port Adelaide and visit the many museums and galleries. Alternatively, cruise the Port River and see its famous dolphins. We look forward to hearing from you. ... more   less 
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