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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014
Jules442014 Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We had a package & our room that was included was ok but not our cup of tea. The staff advised us that for a little extra fee we could upgrade to one of the front rooms, which we did so & it was clean & comfy & better than our original room in our package. (Original rooms looked more... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We stayed in the Eco Lodge - which is apparently where some of the staff stay too. The rooms were small sized but adequate, and the bathroom clean and neat. In terms of facilities, there was a tiny bar fridge and a kettle for tea and coffee making. We unfortunately had a family with a small noisy child next door... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We stayed in the Eco Lodge of the KI Wilderness Retreat for 2 nights. The room is basically a dorm room-bed, small frig, small tv, and bathroom. The Eco Lodge itself is a barn like building with a huge common room that is mainly wasted space. It is furnished with several old, uninviting sofas-nothing else. Rental rooms are arranged around... More

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Norfolk, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We spent two nights at this location. While basic in accommodations, we were pleased. We cooked one night in our kitchen and ate a very good meal in the restaurant on premises the second night. Take the advice of other reviews and buy any groceries that you anticipate needing in Penneshaw or Kingscote. There are no stores within 30 miles.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

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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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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Address: Lot 1 South Coast Road, Flinders Chase, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > Flinders Chase
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Hotel Class:4 star — Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat 4*
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Hotel Kangaroo Island
Wilderness Retreat Kangaroo Island
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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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