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“Great time at the Anchorage, Victor Harbor” 4 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
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
“Great time at the Anchorage, Victor Harbor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

A great old Hotel with heaps of character. We had a pre-dinner drink with a Trio of dips by the open fire as it was a cold Saturday. We went upstairs to have a spa before we had a great dinner (room was warmed by the open fire) and after a local SA bottle of red and dessert we retreated to our room. The venue is close to beach and town centre.
Breakfast the next day was also worth hanging around for.
The staff were very friendly and happy.
We'd go back.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We headed to the tourist informant centre who recommended this hotel. By booking through them they take a 10% cut of the price. Always nice to support the tourist info place & they got the price knocked down by $20.
So value for money is good. Room was clean and tidy albeit dated which is to be expected for the age of the property. Our room had a view of the water which was nice and access to a balcony. Yucky cigarette butts left in ash tray on table though. Second room contained a single bed, bar fridge and tea/coffee facilities. Because this room has no natural light a more substantial light would be handy. No built in aircon or heating however portable heaters supplied which worked a treat.
Bathroom was small but usable. Unfortunately they had forgotten to replenish the soaps etc so we used some we had brought along. Could have asked at front desk, I'm sure they would have happily fixed issue.
The hotel had two lovely sitting rooms that could be used by guests which looked well kept & inviting.
We ate at the restaurant for dinner and service was quick and pleasant. We felt that the cost was fairly high for the quality.

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  • Stayed May 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CSaunderson, Owner at Anchorage at Victor Harbor, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Thank you for your detailed comments. We are glad you had a pleasant experience with us. The heritage building does have a certain charm to it and the location couldn't be better on the seafront.
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Adelaide, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I like the hotel, the beach front view is great and friendly staff, good food if a bit expensive. Rooms are clean and it's a great place to relax for few days. I went there to find some peace of mind and it was great that I found a good friend there . No wireless last time I went but a couple of computers for general use. A very nice restaurant with outside benches

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We have just returned from an outstanding holiday. We have stayed here many times and it never disappoints
. Friendly Staff, perfect location, just love the Spa rooms. We eat at the restaurant most nights as it is the best in Victor.
We recommend the Anchorage yo all our friends and have already booked for next holidays.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 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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Adelaide, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My parents paid for my partner and me to stay 2 nights so I am not sure how much it cost them. We had a spa room with a little balcony. The position and views are great. The hotel is in walking distance of everything so we hardly got the car out. The room itself is not amazing but it is quite nice and it has an awesome spa bath.
The only negative; which was minor was that the cleaners missed a few tiny things. I am quite fussy with cleaning though. There was chocolate wrappers left in the top drawer of the bedside table and I found 2 hairs in the bed when I pulled the covers back (this is before we got in the bed) and a stain on the sheet. I didn't say anything because everything else was really clean and I wasn't too put off anyway.
The restaurant down stairs is amazing! I really liked the food and the staff. My partner enjoys a good coffee and he really loved their coffee. I think they have even won awards for their coffee.
I would definitely go back because the positives far out way the negatives. Overall I really enjoyed my stay. I found it very relaxing! Thank you to the staff!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Swan Hill, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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