Testimonials

Top place. Visiting my mum in Whyalla. The family really liked your location and enjoyed the decent food at the pub up the road. We also cooked in your beautifully clean kitchen. A really nice change to some of the other places we have stayed at in Whyalla. Not a dog box!”

Nancy and Family, Guildford, WA, 1st – 11th Nov 2013


“Thank you so much for arranging everything to be set up upon our arrival. Our children had great fun playing down at the boat harbour and we had a BBQ every night!”

Benjamin Hartly & Co., Adelaide, SA, 6th Nov 2013


“Please be aware that we will be back. Your maintenance man attended to the broken heat lamp in the bathroom immediately which further demonstrated that you were onto making our stay in Whyalla a pleasant one. Good on you.”

Benjamin Hartly, Adelaide, SA, 15th Oct 2013


“Happy to stay in a house, not an ATCO pre-fabricated hut! You have a nice little house in Whyalla and our friends enjoyed visiting us there on the nice side of town. We’ll be back in December so pencil us in Shauna. Next time we will bring Kodi our dog as discussed.”

Melanie & Jackie, Mount Gambier, SA, 3rd – 8th Aug 2013


“My team were very happy in your accommodation Shauna. The last place they stayed in was noisy and they had problems with their neighbours. It helps that my guys are happy with the place they stay. We get more done on the job and that is a good thing. We will certainly be in contact again and next time I’ll be taking both sides as I have 6 employees coming next time.”

The House Builders, Adelaide, SA, 15th – 31st July 2013


“The fishing trip went really well. Your place suited our needs perfectly. Thanks for setting up the ice chest.”

Mad About Fishing, Adelaide, SA, 12th – 14th June 2013


“We would like to let the owners know that this establishment met our needs very well and that we enjoyed all that your property had tooffer. Nice d??cor and comfortable bedding. I give Playford Lodge Whyalla 10 out of 10.”

Jean and family, Point Piper, NSW, 5th – 8th March 2013


“Great accommodation. The owner was very thoughtful and efficient and booking online was easy. All worked really well.”

Terra and Burns, Dawrin, NT, 18th – 26th Oct 2012


“Went to Whyalla to fish big snapper and we landed tons of 8 – 13kg Honka snapper with Steve Storic. Thanks for providing the deep freezers so that we could keep our fish chilled. We will back when we come over next year for another Whyalla chartered fishing tour as you guys were very good to deal with and from day one we appreciated the customer service that Shauna offered us.”

Reg, Vincent & Jack, Scarborough Beach, WA, 20th Feb 2012


“Excellent corporate serviced accommodation in Whyalla. Definitely will be back on the next swing as our guys were very happy with the layout of the property and the fact that it was so close to places like the New Whyalla Hotel.”

Enrico, Mining Contracting Company based in Whyalla, 28th Jan 2012


“As discussed, very suitable and comfortable for our engineers. We like what you offer. Perfect serviced accommodation for companies working out of Whyalla.”

Engineering Consultants staying in Whyalla, Adelaide, 15th Jan 2012


“Thanks for your service. We like the 11 foot ceilings in your self serviced accommodation and ducted air conditioning worked like a treat. Over Christmas it was 42C in Whyalla and Villa 2 remained cool throughout this period. On the nights that we did not cook we followed your recommendation and walked to the New Whyalla Hotel at the end of Angwin Street. They make a good pizza!”

Rob & Kate, Melbourne, 26th Dec 2011


“Playford Lodge is a nice place. Just the right size for our family of two adults, two kids and our dog. The kids enjoyed having the whole array of Austar channels (100 or so) and at night we had BBQs under the carport area. Thank you for recommending going fishing and crabbing off the Whyalla jetty: it was a beautiful night and people were swimming and wading through the water which made for a great photo.”

Williamson Family, Gold Coast, 5th Dec 2011


“Like your location. We come through from time to time to work on the Iron Duke mine and will add you to our preferred supplier list. Our workers were happy with living in a proper house rather than in a hotel. When they are happy we are happy!”

Mining contracting company working on mine near Whyalla, 18th Nov 2011


“Good job on the house. What you offer is unique and there is no comparison in Whyalla. It makes a nice change and I was quite comfortable and did not wish for anything. I’ll pass on your details to a number of other doctors I know who travel to Whyalla.”

Doctor visiting Whyalla, 7th Oct 2011


“Thank you for giving us advice on whom to speak to for diving in Whyalla. Playford Lodge has been set up quite well – even the way that you have provided written instructions on how to use the more complex appliances like the ducted air conditioning. It helps a lot.”

Diving Enthusiasts, WA, 15th Sep 2011


“Our company will be back in September 2011 and will be booking you. Our 3-person team were happy to live together in the one property, rather than in hotel rooms with no kitchens, and it still worked out to be $65/head per night which was good value considering that you had a kitchen and outside gas BBQ. We will be back in contact as a repeat customer.”

Electrical contractors, Adelaide, 15th Aug 2011


“Your property is just what we needed and we were the first to stay there after your painters finished re-renovating the place. The inside and outside are immaculate. Nice job.”

Building contractors from Adelaide, 25th July 2011


“Brilliant place for our contracting company to stay. We stayed for two weeks and loved the place. Absolutely everything our team needed while working away in Whyalla, especially the fact that you are walking distance to The New Whyalla Hotel.”

Engineering contracting company supporting Whyalla Onesteel shutdown, 12th May 2011


“We found your short stay accommodation on www.whyallacuttlefish.com and ended up booking a fishing adventure with Steve’s Fishing Charters. At night time both families enjoyed the luxury of Playford Lodge. Whyalla is the place to fish! You have a repeat customer! Nice 42″ TVs too.”

Johnson family, Elwood VIC, 20th Jan 2011


“The trip turned out to be rather special with our daughter’s boyfriend proposing on Christmas Day. We sat out the back patio area and had a glass of champagne to celebrate!”

Jo and Alan, Adelaide, 28th Dec 2010


“We were really happy with your 4 star accommodation. Playford Lodge was comfortable, roomy and nice.”

Alan, Port Lincoln, 24th Dec 2010


“Thank you for arranging for the mixed six bottles of South Australia red and white wines to be ready and waiting for us. We will buy online wine from Club Wine Direct from now on. It was really a nice touch and complimented the great property you operate in Whyalla.”

Vanessa and Aaron, Byron Bay NSW, 11th Oct 2010


“We are corporate letting agents and we will be placing Playford Lodge on our preferred suppliers list. Our clients include mining and infrastructure companies who typically base their staff in Whyalla for 3 months at a time. Playford Lodge’s location is excellent and the set up has made our clients happy. As soon as you walk into the property the high ceilings, polished floor boards and clean appearance makes an out-of-towner feel welcome and importantly at home. Being walking distance to The New Whyalla Hotel is well received too on the nights that we did not want to cook.”

Barry, WA, 25th Sep 2010


“This property was just what we needed. Thanks for organizing the deep freezer for storage of the fish we caught on our Whyalla fishing trip.”

Anthony, NT, 7th July 2010


“We found you on a Whyalla Cuttlefish website and saw that you had been recommended as great accommodation. The cuttlefish diving trip went well. We will see you next year in June.”

Susan 3rd June 2010


“Exceeded expectations, lovely property with lots of extras like Austar and coffee machine. Very convenient for us to stay with dogs when travelling from Roxby Downs. We hope to stay again in 3 months time and will recommend your duplex to others. Whyalla has long been overdue for quality accommodation like this so we are glad that we found you on the internet and could book online so easily.”

Jenny, SA, 24th April 2010


“Your Lodge is spectacular. Bright, open and airy. A wonderful place to stay and we will certainly be back.”

Karen, WA, 21st March 2010


“The openness and cleanliness of Playford Lodge is amazing. Other Whyalla locations would struggle to meet the standards set here. The manager was amazing she answered any questions we had and the property was very family oriented. Great place for families wanting a holiday or just a week away.” 

Judith, SA, 10th March 2010


“We absolutely loved your accommodation. We will definitely be returning to Playford Lodge when we next visit Whyalla and will definitely recommend you to our friends and family. Thank you for a great experience.”

Damien, Adelaide, 26th Sep 2009


“Thank you for having us stay at Playford Lodge Whyalla, but I will say that you almost lost a couch from the living room of Villa 1. I fell asleep on the unit my first night and woke with one of the best sleeps and pain free backs I have had for a while, so as to disprove this as a one off event I again slept on the couch and finally by our last night I was ready to load it onto a trailer if I had one. My Physio may have lost a patient if I had room. Again, thank you we all enjoyed our stay in the two Villas and look forward to our next visit.”

Henry, Adelaide, 22nd Sep 2009


“I had a great stay at Playford Lodge in Whyalla. You have done a fantastic job with the Villas. The décor is great, fresh, clean, and modern. The facilities provide everything you need to be self sufficient when staying in Whyalla. The 42” TVs in both the bedroom and lounge were a great bonus (Villa 2 only).”

Tamara, Port Lincoln, 4th Aug 2009