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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the heritage of this beautiful old house and thoroughly enjoyed our retreat here. The rooms are clean, tidy and have a beautiful French provincial feel. The therapies were wonderful, very professional. We loved getting to know Gregory and the rest of the small community that run this retreat. It has a real family feel. The location is also... More 

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Gregory D, Director/Psychotherapist at Authenticity Sanctuary Retreat and Transformational Center, responded to this review

Thank you for a positive genuine review. As I often say, what comes from the heart touches the heart. We ourselves determine the quality of our experience as the world becomes a mirror to our soul. We take pleasure in creating this transformational opportunity and doing what it takes to provide a genuine positivity filled space and experience. It also... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our stay here. The rooms were clean the bed really comfortable we slept really well. Beautiful new bathrooms. The food was excellent. We loved the energy here and felt relaxed and rejuvenated. The house staff were very friendly, efficient and helpful. Good weekend for the mind body and spirit.

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Gregory D, Director/Psychotherapist at Authenticity Sanctuary Retreat and Transformational Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for a warm feedback. We look forward to your return stay. Warm Regards Gregory More 

Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husbands and myself felt like we're a somewhat of a imposition as we came after the weekend Monday ,Tuesday nights. I felt they were very slow on service we nearly walked out of the dining room waiting for breakfast ,quick to charge you for anything which they consider extra ! A meal was included in package but that was... More 

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Thank Frances W
Gregory D, Director at Authenticity Sanctuary Retreat and Transformational Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest thank you for your feedback. We are sorry we didn't meet your expectations. We do pride ourselves for a relaxed atmosphere, this may have appeared to you that we didn't notice you timely, but be assured we certainly did. Coming on any day of the week is not an imposition to us at all otherwise we would not... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Whilst I loved the tranquility and heritage of this place, which gave us the chance to unwind a little. I have a warning to pregnant people who use the spa. I'm 31weeks pregnant and was pumped to see the pregnancy massage on the spa list, so I booked in. I forgave the masseuse for continuously getting my name wrong, but... More 

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Clare Valley, South Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

"Fawlty Towers" Stayed for three nights with my 5 girlfriends as an expensive gift from my husband. Incense filled 1800's Manor questionably decorated in what appears to be French Provincial meets acid house. Dark and noisy due to lack of carpeting. Beds comfy, shower hot. Café staff are so relaxed they forget who you were, even when you stay for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Authenticity is a peaceful sanctuary away from everyday life. It offers yoga, massage and other holistic / wellbeing sessions. It exudes soul, substance and raw beauty. It is understated and the main appeal is its connection to spiritual pursuits. It allows for rest, self nurture and reflection. It is perfect for solo travelling when you feel like being on your... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

I stayed here on my own for 4 days during January 2016 and am already planning my next visit! I had never stayed in a retreat before this and had always wanted the experience for a bit of time out from the daily routine. Add morning meditative yoga & a few treatments on top of that & a retreat sounded... More 

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Gregory D, Director/Psychotherapist at Authenticity Sanctuary Retreat and Transformational Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for a warm wholehearted review. You clearly got in touch with the spirit of this Sancturay. We get what we seek for and what we seek is seeking us. We are looking forward to your next Visit. Love light and wisdom From all of the Team More 

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Amazing me and my girlfriend had a great time. Awesome food (is vegetarian but i hate vegies and loved the food) perfect rooms with the comfiest beds and the best most friendliest staff 10/10 will be going back ASAP

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Gregory D, Director/Psychotherapist at Authenticity Sanctuary Retreat and Transformational Center, responded to this review

Dear Josh We are so pleased we have provided a good experience for you and your girlfriend. We have created this sanctuary retreat with the aim to facilitate an uplifting and insightful experience to nurture body, mind and soul. We are delighted that you had an "awesome" culinary experience. We endeavor to provide meals that are healthy tasty and diverse.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

We visited the retreat for a 2 night stay over Valentines weekend and had been really looking forward to a relaxing recharging stay away from our hectic working lives, it breaks my heart that we actually left more exhausted than we were when we arrived. The resort was every bit as lovely as the pictures portray, in need of a... More 

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Gregory D, Director/Psychotherapist at Authenticity Sanctuary Retreat and Transformational Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for a detailed and thorough honest review. We appreciate that. We are always aiming to learn and improve where we can. We have listened to you and have addressed the mosquito issue with more vigor and still using natural products. We hope to see you sometime again soon Warm Regards Gregory More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

A truely healing experience.. Intuitive, friendly, compassionate staff. Breathtakingly beautiful unique property. Exquisite attention to detail on all levels. A holistic, calm, Authentic retreat which would not be out of place in Tuscany.. Bliss...

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Authenticity is located on 40 acres in a stunning 1864 tastefully renovated and decorated Estate to inspire and evoke the inner senses into tranquility and mystery. This ideal sanctuary is nestled on the outskirts of the Picturesque township of Pt Elliot Fleurieu Peninsula an hour's drive south of Adelaide. Authenticity offers year-round retreats for Rest, Rejuvenation, Transformation, Personal Growth, Spiritual Crisis, and Individual Healing Intensives. A team of Highly Skilled Practitioners in Traditional and revolutionary Therapies such as, Psychology and Psychotherapy, Naturopathy, Transpersonal Art Therapy, Herbal Medicine, Beauty Therapy, Advanced Clinical Skin Care and Massage Modalities are Available. The Cousine is eclectic cruelty free and uses organic and biodynamic products that are environmentally sound. The Ethos is "We are genuine seekers of Truth and are devoted to providing a healing environment for all beings and our Mother, the Earth. Through our retreats we aim to help raise awareness of our true nature and our relationship to each other and the world at large. The sanctuary is providing a space that is conducive to facilitate the healing process that we as individuals and the planet at large are going through". Authenticity is ideal for those who seek to find inner peace, tranquility, insight and transformation as well as personal development and restoration of mind body and soul. From all the facilitators and and the supporting team, we are looking forward to seeing you here and being of assistance to your wellbeing. Many Blessings ... more   less 

Additional Information about Authenticity Sanctuary Retreat and Transformational Center

Address: 14 - 30 Waterport Rd, Port Elliot, South Australia 5212, Australia (Formerly Authenticity Spa Resort)
Location: Australia > South Australia > Port Elliot
Price Range: $187 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Authenticity Sanctuary Retreat and Transformational Center 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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