4.4 out of 5

"So relaxing and spacious. Food was carefully prepared to my individual needs. Fresh and delicious. All the staff were polite and keen to offer advice ... " More

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Hotel Description

At Authenticity Health and Wellness Retreat you'll be within a 20-minute walk of Port Elliot Dog Park and 2.5 km (1.6 mi) from Horseshoe Bay. Highlights at this Mediterranean hotel include a full-service spa, a restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool.

You can enjoy free WiFi, in-room massages, and ceiling fans, featured in all 6 individually decorated rooms. Nice touches to enhance your stay include rainfall showerheads and bathrobes, while premium linens invite a good night's rest. Additionally, hairdryers, desks and free toiletries are available.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, concierge services and a library. Additionally, you'll find a spa tub, a terrace and a garden. Continental breakfast is available for free. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 4-star Port Elliot hotel, you'll be 2.6 km (1.6 mi) from Knights Beach and 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from Boomer Beach.

Deluxe Room, 1 Bedroom, Accessible, Garden View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite (Upstairs), Private Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Bedroom, Partial Ocean View, Sea Facing

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Elite Room, 1 Bedroom, Ensuite, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Garden Suite (Downstairs), Private Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Authenticity Health and Wellness Retreat ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Authenticity Health and Wellness Retreat

Everyone (8) Couples (6)
5 out of 5
Perfect retreat. So peaceful and nurturing We will definitely be back.

Posted by on 1 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Jan. 2019 by Admin Staff

Your Welcome and Thank you for your lovely feedback. We certainly pride ourselves in making everyone's stay enjoyable.

5 out of 5
So relaxing and spacious. Food was carefully prepared to my individual needs. Fresh and delicious. All the staff were polite and keen to offer advice and assistance. Truly a refreshing alternative to the usual hotel chain rooms.

Posted by , from S.A. 5159 on 23 May 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

31 May 2018 by Admin

Thank you, we appreciate your response and happy the space and staff fulfilled your needs. Yes, we pride ourselves as alternative retreat accommodation and pleased when this is achieved.

5 out of 5

Gorgeous retreat, very peaceful

Pros: It was like staying in a beautiful old building in Europe. It was peaceful and the breakfast was delicious.
Cons: I can't think of anything.
Location: Wish we had more time for the surrounding area. There is so much to see.
A very unique resort beautifully presented with lovely rooms. I would have like to stay a lot longer and I had a perfect massage.

Posted by , from Adelaide on 6 Mar. 2017

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2 out of 5

Inconsistent

Whilst a nice setting there were too many inconsistencies for a property that aims to be a relaxing retreat. There is plenty of examples of needed maintenace both inside the room and in the grounds, from power point coming off the wall to gardens in need of care. Also wildlife in the room is in need of pest management. The furnishings in the manor were not congruent giving a cluttered feel. Whilst the included breakfast was simple but nice, paying for a coffee was a bit huh considering the rate for the stay.

Posted by , from ACT on 7 Feb. 2017

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4 out of 5

R&R at Port Elliot

If you are looking for a place that offers a relaxing ambience - a getaway from every day routine and some pampering then this is a great place. It's close enough to the hustle and bustle of Port Elliot main strip so if you need some retail therapy in between the relaxation then it's not too far. Lots of nooks and crannies to enjoy including a swimming pool, a library, spa treatments and a lovely outdoor sun room and café area.

Posted by , from Adelaide on 30 Jan. 2017

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3 out of 5
Pros: Bed
Cons: No tv, no bathroom ohnly a shared one,
Location: Tranquil
Facilities: Nothing special; Value: Over-priced; Service: Good; Cleanliness: Nice;

Posted by , from Australia - SA - Regional SA on 1 Jan. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Friends staff with a mind set of relaxation
Can't wait to go back, felt in a different world

Posted by , from Australia - SA - Adelaide on 5 Sep. 2013

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5 out of 5
Pros: COLD WINTERS NIGHT OUTSIDE - 3 COURSE MEAL BY FIRE INSIDE - AMAZING!!!
Cons: It said shared Bathroom but we were the only ones using it so not at all the worst thing!
Location: Outstanding, Quite location beautiful
Facilities: Nice ; Value: Great deal, Superb last minute deal!; Service: Go the extra mile, Friendly & relaxed pefect; Cleanliness: Lovely; As well as having spa facilities massages etc this place has amazing organic food and beautiful wines

Posted by , from Australia - SA - Adelaide on 12 Jun. 2013

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4 out of 5
Pros: Excellent setting,all nice teas to try,nice vegetarian food but pricy
Cons: Common bathroom for 4 rooms,inc.WC so a bit inconvenient in the middle of night.Also to pay for cup of coffee at B/fast is not fair when B/fast incl.
Location: Tranquil
Facilities: Distinctive; Value: Reasonable; Service: Professional, Friendly; Nice vinyards around,quiet and peacefull.Good for relaxation

Posted by , from Australia - SA - Adelaide on 28 May 2013

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4 out of 5
Pros: Beautiful historic house.
Cons: You have to walk through the breakfast room to get to the shared toilets and bathrooms
The website should make it clear that there are no ensuites and you have to walk through dining areas to reach bath and toilet areas.

Posted by , from Australia - SA - Adelaide on 30 Jan. 2013

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About the Authenticity Health and Wellness Retreat

Location 14-30 Waterport Road, Port Elliot, SA 5212

Property Features

Authenticity Health and Wellness Retreat offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. There's a restaurant on site. Free breakfast is served. Public spaces have free WiFi. A library, a terrace, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Authenticity Health and Wellness Retreat. A round-trip airport shuttle (available on request) is available for a fee. Self parking is free. This 4-star Port Elliot hotel is smoke free.

  • 6 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 1861
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Conference space
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Adelaide, SA (ADL) (83.2 km / 51.7 mi)
  • Train station: Victor Harbor Station (8.9 km / 5.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Authenticity Health and Wellness Retreat offers 6 forms of accommodation with complimentary bathrobes and a hairdryer. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation includes desks. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free continental breakfast.

Authenticity Health and Wellness Retreat has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available upon request during limited hours. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Airport shuttle service is offered on request during limited hours. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • This property welcomes adults only.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Caters to adults only

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 50 per vehicle (one way)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Authenticity Health Wellness Retreat Hotel Port Elliot
  • Authenticity Health Wellness Retreat Hotel
  • Authenticity Health Wellness Retreat Port Elliot
  • Authenticity Health Wellness Retreat

You should know

  • Authenticity Health and Wellness Retreat offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.