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“Perfect place to stay in a lovely coastal town”

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Trafalgar Premium Vintage Suites
Ranked #1 of 4 Port Elliot B&B and Inns
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“Perfect place to stay in a lovely coastal town”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

We stayed in the Lady Hamilton Suite (an unsolicited upgrade since we were staying 3 nights – thank you, David!). The accommodations were fantastic, with everything considered to make our stay more than comfortable. The house is only a short walk to the beaches and good walks, and even better views. Plenty of eating and shopping options are also within a few minute’s walk. A vast quantity of breakfast ingredients was supplied – we did our best to make a dent in them – and really appreciated the extra touches of local wine and then fruchocs and port to finish the evening.
If you are planning a trip on the Coorong as we did, David has vouchers for a discount.
The Trafalgar is thoroughly recommended - we wished we could have stayed longer, or that it was easier to return!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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David E, Owner at Trafalgar Premium Vintage Suites, responded to this review, 17 September 2014
Thank you for your review poss79. We are so pleased that you loved our accommodation and the special little town of Port Elliot that we call home. Maybe you will make it back some day....we would love to visit your neck of the woods too!

Kind regards,

David and Rachel Elliott
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

My partner and I stayed in the lady Hamilton suite.....obviously tastefully recently renovated the suite was lovely, spotless, great breaky provisions, wine, chocolates, and port....loved the soooo comfy bed, cosy warm combustion heater....everything thought through to make our stay amazing...cliff top strolls, cafés, famous bakery, quirky shops...what's not to like about Port Elliot....definitely be staying again and recommending it to my friends...well done David and Rachel the house is truly a credit to you....Jo and Andrew

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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David E, Owner at Trafalgar Premium Vintage Suites, responded to this review, 17 September 2014
Thank you Jo and Andrew, what wonderful compliments you have given us and our accommodation. Word of mouth is our best advertising, so we really appreciate your recommendations.

Kind regards,

David and Rachel Elliott
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Auburn, Australia
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

My husband & I had a lovely 2 night stay in the Maids Cottage at Trafalgar House in May. The renovations have been very tastefully done. Kitchen is very modern with everything you would need. Great breakfast provisions, too much for us to eat. Lounge /dining room was very comfortable with great TV reception, and a split system which kept us lovely & cosy. Take some slippers or warm socks though as the timber look tiles are a little cold in winter. The main bedroom is an excellent size and has a combustion heater & electric blankets. We didn't need to light the combustion heater. The queen size bed was very comfortable. I think my favourite room was the bathroom. Great rain shower and excellent choice of tiles, with a beautiful free standing slipper bath.
Shops, hotel and coffee shop and cafe, are all within walking distance. We have been to Port Elliot many times over the last 30 years, but our stay at Trafalgar House was one of the best. Thank you David & Rachael.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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David E, Owner at Trafalgar Premium Vintage Suites, responded to this review, 17 September 2014
Hi lowprofile1,

Thank you for your lovely review of The Maids Cottage. I'm so glad you loved the cottage, and I agree that the bathroom is amazing! If you had seen it before the renovations you would be extra excited about it. In fact, every time I walk into the cottage I cant believe how well the renovations went. The Maids in the 1920's never had it so good!

I hope that we will see you again one day,

Kind regards,

Rachel Elliott
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Great attention to detail making for a wonderful stay in superb accommodation in the very beautiful town on Port Elliot. The breakfast provisions and the extra treats made for a perfect stay. Looking forward to. Return visit to Trafalgar on the Strand.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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David E, Owner at Trafalgar Premium Vintage Suites, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Thank you for your fantastic review Barbara. We have tried hard to make the cottage as comfortable and contemporary as possible, while staying true to its humble beginnings. Its great that you appreciated it! With best wishes, David and Rachel
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

This was a real find. My partner and I arrived in port elliot with no set accommodation. David and Rachel were amazing hosts. We stayed in both the Hamilton suite inside and then moved to the maids cottage. Both stays were incredible but the maids cottage was so great we kept extending our stay! It has been recently renovated. All the mod cons. Comfortable bed - stunning bathroom. Full kitchen. I could have moved in permanently! Also a short walk to everywhere. This was really something special. Thank you to David and Rachel who made this a memorable stay.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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David E, Owner at Trafalgar Premium Vintage Suites, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Thank you Sonia H! We knew you were enjoying yourselves, but this fantastic review confirms it! It was a pleasure to have you stay with us, Kind regards, David and Rachel.
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

I recently stayed here with three of my friends and would 100% recommend the service and accommodation provided by Trafalgar on the Strand. The attention to detail in our cottage was perfect, they had thought of everything! Whenever we come to Port Elliot I know exactly where I'll be staying every time - can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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David E, Owner at Trafalgar Premium Vintage Suites, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Thank you for your lovely review Rhi C. It was lovely having the girls stay, and we would love to see you again! Kind regards, David and Rachel.
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Mount Barker, Australia
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

We love staying in the Lady Hamilton Suite. It's welcoming, spotlessly clean, quiet & beautiful, a great size for a couple & - especially after the recent & impressive renovations - the perfect mix of old fashioned charm & spanking new fittings. Trafalgar House really is the best location in Pt Elliot. Its a very easy walk to the beach, the cliffs, the cafes, the shops, the pub, St Jude's ladies marmalade - everything that makes our favourite holiday location the timeless treasure it is. David & Rachel are also the nicest people you could wish to have looking after you. If you need to regenerate, head for Trafalgar House. It captures the soul of Pt Elliot. You can have a 2 week holiday in a few days - essential for those of us who are time poor. We spent New Year 2014 there this year & will be back for a winter dose - maybe Maid's Cottage this time! Myrana & Lester

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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David E, Owner at Trafalgar Premium Vintage Suites, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Thank you for your review McWallies! You were the lucky last to stay in the Lady Hamilton Suite before its big reno, and one of the first to stay after it was all finished. We really appreciated your kind words and friendship during the process (and suggestions - we are working on them!) With best wishes, David and Rachel
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Property: Trafalgar Premium Vintage Suites
Address: 25 The Strand, Port Elliot, South Australia 5212, Australia (Formerly Trafalgar on the Strand)
Region: Australia > South Australia > Port Elliot
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Port Elliot
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Trafalgar Premium Vintage Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in an enviable central location, historic Trafalgar House c1890 offers 2 premium vintage suites and 'The Maids Cottage' c1920. With high ceilings, solid walls and polished timber floors our suites offer an authentic South Australian experience. Choose 'The Strand Suite' with a queen bedroom, ensuite, lounge and verandah overlooking the garden, or 'The Lady Hamilton Suite' with a queen bedroom, lounge, modern bathroom and kitchen and private walled courtyard. 'The Maids Cottage' offers luxurious accommodation with full kitchen, freestanding bath tub, lounge with views of the heritage buildings on The Strand, huge main bedroom with a 4 poster bed and a second double bedroom. All accommodation is air-conditioned with ceiling fans and wood heaters throughout. Breakfast provisions, all linen and a port decanter and chocolates are provided in our tariffs. ... more   less 
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