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Island Resort Motel

4 Telegraph Road, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 4 Kingscote B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stayed five nights. Brian has just taken over and was a great helpbfrom startc2 finish in helping us organise our booking, hire car. He answered emails on booking question asap. On arrival we were made very welcome. He gave us a lot of info so we could organise our time 2 see as much as possible. Motel does need... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Friendly elderly couple mending the motel.. Check in was smooth, Brian the owner was kind enough to give us all the information about the opening time of some attractions.. The room was clean, bed is comfortable..as it was a cold day in KI, the heater was much needed for the night. Walking distant to kingscote jetty where you can see... More

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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
55 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We just stopped here one night but had a comfortable stay. As others have noted the motel is looking a little tired but I think they are doing it up, and to be honest most budget motels are a bit dated. But for a night or two it was everything you need and good value; clean, spacious room with TV,... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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19 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Clean but very old and tired, needs a lot of work, the pool was in a fantastic location and was the perfect temperature but it smelled like a pond. Central and easy walking to most of Kingscote. Friendly staff. Breakfast was very ordinary. Street parking had better access than the car park.

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Canberra, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

- Great central location - Within walk able distance to most of the tourist attractions in Kingscote - Comfortable stay - Very clean, tidy and well-appointed rooms - Amazing atmosphere - Ample parking space - Friendly host and servicing staff They took care of us like their family. Will recommend this place for a perfect holiday home.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This is actually a large place (~30 rooms). It would need some investments (especially our bathroom would have needed an overhaul), but the owners are friendly and it is within an easy stroll to all that Kingscote has to offer. Breakfast seems always included. Would stay again for the price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Shortly to be renamed Island Motel, Kingscote. The ideal place to stay to recharge the batteries. Having just returned from a weeks stay here I would most definitely recommend this as the place to stay. It was very clean and comfortable. The showers are great too. It might be a little dated but is under new management so will be... More

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Brisbane, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

really dated looking place in desperate need of some love, but quite good. Comfy room ( we had a family room) positioned well within 2 mins walk to everything . Hosts were nice & the continental brekky included was good. Had a heated pool the kids had to themselves for hours. If you love 70s style decor , this is... More

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Sydney, Australia
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269 reviews 269 reviews
87 hotel reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Stayed here after booking on Wotif at short notice. For $120, I wasn't expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised. The motel is showing it's age (70's decor!), but it is very comfortable, and the staff are great. Continental breakfast was included (toast, cereal, juice, coffee) and was available in your room. This was a nice touch. Bed very comfortable... More

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11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Within its own class it is brilliant. Is it an official 3 star? This resort has been here for a long time and is showing its age, but has the friendliest staff imaginable, good food, and value for money. The guide/owner/manager is quite brilliant - a gem of the Australian service industry. We saw and learnt lots, but even more... More

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Address: 4 Telegraph Road, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > Kingscote
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