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Seal Bay Cottages

3.0 of 5 Cottage   |   3052 South Coast Rd | Kangaroo Island, Seddon, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia (Formerly Kaiwarra Cottages)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Munich, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We wanted to stay one night in the hostel part of the Seal Bay Cottages. In the end, we left the place again and looked for an alternative accomodation in Kingscote. However, we could recommend the hostel to a horror movie director. We did not expect a luxury accommodation but at least a nice, regular hostel. However, the owners/operators obviously... More

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Adelaide Hills
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The hospitality at this place is great. The cabins are your standard caravan park cabin, but with a lakeside wooden décor, overlooking the lake. The road on the property is terrible – potholes everywhere. Having said that, the lady who runs it looks she’s snowed under with running the café, so there is no time for infrastructure improvements. Customer service... More

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Nelson Bay, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Nature and outback experience. Had fun trying to spot the Koalas on the front tree, chasing swamp hens and geese off the road...Don't expect Novotel, but warm cordial attention and friendly chat....The cabins are tidy, and roomy enough, toilet uses recycled or bore water, hot water is instant gas, good bathroom, clean beds, a good laundry shed, ...not mosquitoes detected,... More

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Nelson Bay, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We loved this place - you can experience the ambiance of the spirit of Kangaroo Island here. While there was a television in our cabin, we preferred the peace and quite of the bushland and lake. The cabins are perfect for those who like to escape the crowds and for nature lovers, with good distance between cabins and a great... More

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Adelaide
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Very disappointed as we had stayed in some lovely places on KI. Toilet didn't flush properly, missing lots of kitchen equipment and no extra blankets. Also absolutely no bench space for food preparation or space to put your suitcase. Also lagoon had flooded and mud right up to front porch...full of mosquitoes. Nice frog and bird calls though!

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

After staying the previous night at Western KI Caravan Park , this place was a real let down. They do meals but only until 6pm mon - thurs , so its back to the cabin early , and with no tv in the cabins ( they are in the process of installing them ) it made for a slow evening.... More

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Kangaroo Island, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We stayed in the hostel which has three large rooms with two bunks in each. This is a very well located tourist accommodation and our arrival was timed perfectly after a days driving around the Western end of KI. We were also happy that on the Friday evening, the resort has a license to serve alcohol so we had a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We (family with two young kids) stayed one week in one of the cabins while exploring Kangaroo Island. The cabin including the bath, the kitchen and all the linen provided were very clean. The cabin was equiped with all we needed and the veranda was perfect to enjoy with our children in the evening. The owner and his family were... More

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ft. Lauderdale, FL
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I stayed in one of the cabins for one night as I worked my way across KI for my three days on the island. For me the cabin was clean as was the shower and bedding and had everything I needed. I booked accomodations with kitchens to keep costs down. I was able to cook a very nice dinner and... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

We stayed there for a night during our trip to KI. The cabin is clean and well equipped. You wake up with birds singing right at your door. The only cons I can find is the food is pretty expensive for some junk food such as chips and nuggets but well considering its in the middle of nowhere... So if... More

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Address: 3052 South Coast Rd | Kangaroo Island, Seddon, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia (Formerly Kaiwarra Cottages)
Location: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > Seddon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Seal Bay Cottages 3*
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UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT!!! We are Annie and Michael D. The new managers of one of Kangaroo Islands soon to be best and closest accommodation and restaurant to Seal Bay Conservation Park. A group of 7 nicely furnished self-contained cabins that are well appointed and equipped to make your stay a comfortable one. We also have 4 bedroom 12 person backpackers hostel. One of our many projects this winter is to breath new life and decoration choices to our cottages and hostel. What we do know is that SEAL BAY COTTAGES AND CAFE IS AN IDEAL PLACE FOR ALL KINDS OF TRAVELERS. We cater to all different walks of life. From the newbie young backpacker to an entire family on school holiday. Come and enjoy our serene farm stay, now pet friendly. ... more   less 
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