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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lot 1 South Coast Road, Flinders Chase, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Canberra
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

KI Wilderness Retreat is the perfect base from which to explore the remote western end of the island although pretty expensive for what you get. Courtyard suites are generous in size and have a small deck overlooking a courtyard with native vegetation and if you're lucky, wildlife. The rooms themselves are quite dark and the furnishings are tired. Staff are... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a tricky one to review. I really want to give it a higher rating, but just can't. The location is fantastic, but lots of little things let them down. We stayed for 5 nights in January 2014 and booked a year in advance to get a cheaper rate. We booked a courtyard suite but on our arrival found... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this room a few months in advance and payed nearly double what I should have.Don't book in advance unless you really need to. When I phoned to cancel I was told all my money would be kept if I cancelled so we felt we had to go. The room certainly needs updating, old syle tv with no ABC... More

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This trip is well worth doing as you see so much and learn so much ,we did the one day trip but thanks to Len the coach driver he did all the sights you would see in two days and was a brilliant tour guide with so much knowledge ,he made the trip with his storys and whit !!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This isn't the flashiest place in the world, but not is it poor quality. Given how remote you are it has everything you need. The restaurant is good quality as is the breakfast. A little freshening up would make you feel more like you were in a quality resort, but that's about it. Also, you'll love the visiting wallabies in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

What a pleasure it is to arrive here after a long day in sunny and hot Flinders Chase NP. I stayed in the eco-lodge, which was comfortable and clean. Everybody did the utmost to make guests feel happy, great job. The on site restaurant serves fine food, cold beers. There's also free wifi. The retreat is as good as in... More

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This is a very good accomodation choice for Kangaroo Island, it's not Sydney, don't expect it to be. The rooms are ok, clean, tidy, well equipped. I had an issue with the cleanliness of the shower on arrival which was addressed straight away. The lodge reception area has books, wifi, DVDs to borrow, comfy sofas, a limited selection of beers,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Well located near remarkable rocks and the National Park. Rooms are spacious,neat and tidy with a good shower. Restaurant service was excellent! waiters and the receptionist was extremely friendly and helpful. Only problem during our 4 night stay was the odd American manager who seemed to be intoxicated most evenings when we returned back to the hotel to make dinner... More

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Kingston, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We arrived here, I guess a little unprepared that the only place to eat on this side of the island (at night) was at the hotel. That should sound good/easy, but the food here is THROUGH.THE.ROUGH expensive! First off, it was cold out and we were told that we could either wait 2 hours to eat (we were famished) or... More

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

A great location - Flinders Chase - 1/2 way around KI. But they have the market cornered (not much else around accommodation wise) - over-priced - not really a "wilderness retreat" and could have been designed so much better - but that is more of a personal opinion. The room was large, air-conditioned and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom... More

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Also Known As:
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Hotel
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Hotel Flinders Chase
Hotel Kangaroo Island
Wilderness Retreat Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Flinders Chase
Address: Lot 1 South Coast Road, Flinders Chase, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > Flinders Chase
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Flinders Chase
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly situated adjacent Flinders Chase National Park a unique mix of eco-friendly facilities, local food and wine and located in the middle of the forrest provide an unforgettable wilderness experience. The idyllic location provides the perfect base for discovering the splendor of Kangaroo Island's natural wonders before returning to the tranquillity of the retreat to enjoy comfortable accommodation in the company of friendly native animals and an amazing array of birdlife. ... more   less 
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