We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Authenticity Sanctuary Retreat and Transformational Center

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Authenticity Sanctuary Retreat and Transformational Center
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
There are newer reviews for Authenticity Sanctuary Retreat and Transformational Center
See the most recent reviews
Showing 91: English reviews
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 24 July 2016

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...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank 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...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 3 July 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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jaxhicks
Clare Valley, South Australia
Reviewed 1 May 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...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank EricaBlueFox
Reviewed 24 April 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...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank Olivia T
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Reviewed 19 April 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...

 Report
Helpful?
5Thank Twyla H
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

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 28 February 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

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Josh W
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....

Reviewed 14 February 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...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Laura T
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

SA
Reviewed 7 February 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...

 Report
Helpful?
5Thank shellySa
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

I was impressed as soon as I walked up the stone driveway. A gorgeous old house set on a picturesque property. I felt an air of calm and relaxation as I was welcomed by staff. I enjoyed a 90 minute therapeutic massage by a female massage therapist. She was friendly and professional whilst respecting my individual needs. I highly recommend...

 Report
Helpful?
5Thank WendyJJ73
Greater Perth, Australia
Reviewed 22 December 2015

This place truly lives up to it's name! There is nothing superficial, artificial or make believe at this place. My short stay was filled with moments and interactions with staff, guests and those I travelled with that filled my heart with joy, hope and gratitude. This is a place of appreciation... Book shelves filled from Plato to Castaneda, Natural homes...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank JasonBart

89 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (41)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (16)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Other (10)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (48)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (12)
Viewed
Dining (10)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (13)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Port Elliot
6.8 km away
Anchorage Seafront Hotel
Anchorage Seafront Hotel
#3 of 6 in Victor Harbor
308 reviews
34.2 km away
Links Lady Bay Resort
Links Lady Bay Resort
#1 of 1 in Normanville
320 reviews
7.0 km away
Hotel Victor
Hotel Victor
#4 of 6 in Victor Harbor
162 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.7 km away
McCracken Country Club
McCracken Country Club
#1 of 1 in McCracken
866 reviews
1.9 km away
Port Elliot Beach House YHA
Port Elliot Beach House YHA
#2 of 3 in Port Elliot
77 reviews
6.9 km away
Victor Harbor City Inn
Victor Harbor City Inn
#1 of 6 in Victor Harbor
217 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Near Authenticity Sanctuary Retreat and Transformational Center

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Conference Facilities
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 Road, Port Elliot, South Australia 5212, Australia (Formerly Authenticity Spa Resort)
Region: Australia > South Australia > Port Elliot
Price Range: €102 - €197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Authenticity Sanctuary Retreat and Transformational Center 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Priceline and Agoda so you can book your Authenticity Sanctuary Retreat and Transformational Center reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Authenticity Sanctuary Retreat and Transformational Center staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“upstairs is quieter”
 of 5 bubbles 715JoK, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you are solo - select one of the larger, quieter rooms upstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles twylah2015, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room 5 is the best”
 of 5 bubbles 850joshw, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Request ground floor room to avoid stairs, but grander rooms are upstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles Gravenit, 4 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Junior Suite - comfortable beds, beautiful views and luxurious shower.”
 of 5 bubbles TFlow, 7 Nov 2015 | Read review
5 of 5