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“A warm (too warm) welcome...and a grand old hotel” 3 of 5 stars
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Anchorage at Victor Harbor
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   21 Flinders Parade, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia (Formerly Anchorage Seafront Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Victor Harbor
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“A warm (too warm) welcome...and a grand old hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Nicely appointed and clean room overall. A bit shocked to find there was no air-conditioning (at all) in our room on what was a very hot and humid day, but survived with the supplied fan. Considering no air con the 'special rate' was not at all special - the room was hot and uncomfortable and we had to leave the fan on and the verandah doors open all night to sleep at all. Didn't feel secure! Definitely would have stayed elsewhere had I known. On a more positive note the location was perfect, the night lawn bowls across the road made for built-in entertainment, and the meal from the restaurant was pretty good. Felt really welcomed by the staff, including the restaurant and bar crew. If you like to sleep in, the pre 8am setup of tables and chairs at the cafe will probably disturb you, as will the night time pack up and departure of punters from the cafe/bar late in the evenings. Glad to have stayed mid-week when it was fairly quiet. All in all a grand old hotel, and a pleasant (but hot) stay. Would only recommend this to others if air-con is available. Wifi would improve the experience.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Swan Hill, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Enjoyed the location as well as the heritage of the building. Staff very friendly and helpful. Not only did we have great view of the ocean from the balcony but able to watch an evening game of lawn bowls across the road

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

This was our third stay at the Anchorage and once again we found it a great place to stay in Victor. We stayed in the spa room, the excellent air conditioning was much appreciated as it was a very humid and hot night. The bed is very comfortable, the room quiet and everything clean and well-thought out. Check-in and check out was efficient yet very friendly with good information. We had a delicious evening tapas meal with a large group of friends at tables on the front verandah - all the food was flavoursome, fresh and only a very short wait, very reasonably priced. Breakfast the next day in the restaurant out the back was also delicious and quick. Great coffee! We went for an early morning walk out to Granite island and saw a pod of dolphins swimming close to the jetty on a beautiful still morning. A lovely place to stay.

Room Tip: Spa rooms are spacious with a verandah and a view of the harbour.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Sadly we only had one night to stay at the Anchorage. The room was wonderful (roomy and comfortable), the views outstanding and the meal we ate in the restaurant within the hotel was top-notch. Couldn't recommend this place highly enough.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This a a nice hotel, with very friendly staff. the rooms were basic but very clean. the location is unbeatable with the beach right in front of the hotel. The restaurant was excellent and good value. We were there during whale season and the staff was updating us on good spots to look for visiting whales!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Stayed for one night before travelling to Kangaroo Island the following morning. Perfectly located for this and would recommend for this purpose. Clean and for the price paid was what we were expecting.
Location good - pleasant short stroll along the waterfront to the centre of Victor Harbour.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We booked a seafront room for an overnight stay, great view.Very typical of traditional country pub/hotel,high ceilings, solid stone walls but with modernised bathroom.Clean and simple with comfortable bed and Foxtel.would stay again

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 21 Flinders Parade, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia (Formerly Anchorage Seafront Hotel)
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Victor Harbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Victor Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Anchorage at Victor Harbor 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax, unwind and admire the sea views while soaking in your private spa. Accommodation choices include upstairs private spa rooms with balconies and family suites, ground floor en-suite rooms, traditional bed and breakfast rooms, a self‐contained cottage and apartment with balcony. Ideal for a romantic get away for 2, or a relaxed informal setting for a family, Anchorage can accommodate most requests.The original building, formally a heritage listed guesthouse has been tastefully renovated and expanded to include downstairs heritage style rooms to the more modern upstairs seafront spa suites with private balconies and spas.Most rooms have sea views, tea and coffee facilities, plasma large screen TV with Austar channels, small fridge and a comfortable queen beds. Different styles of rooms have differing bedding configurations to accommodate families, groups, couples and the single traveller.Anchorage Cafe, Restaurant, Wine Bar is open from 8am until late evening 7 days a week.The menu has been carefully designed around fresh local produce and includes hearty breakfasts, fresh baguettes at lunch with homemade soup and crusty bread and fresh salads, char grilled seafood and steak dishes and wood fired pizza for dinner. Open all day for house roasted coffee and cake. Our friendly and motivated staff welcome you to join them for an enjoyable meal on the seafront veranda, alfresco style in summer or in front of the cosy open log fire in the winter.Enjoy a glass of wine or specialty beer served at the unique boat bar, choosing from the exciting wine list or relax by the cosy open wood fire in winter with an award winning house roasted coffee.2 private function rooms are available for a corporate or private function, ideal for family birthdays, anniversaries, small weddings or corporate presentations or meetings. Our chef can accommodate any catering requirements and several function menus are available. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Anchorage Seafront
Anchorage At Victor Harbor South Australia

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