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Rottnest Island Authority

Visitor Center, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6959, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So many people say that Rotto is expensive, better to go to Bali etc but honestly I disagree. Not the cheapest holiday around of course but so simple and fast. 30 minute ferry trip and you're there, no checking in hours ahead, dealing with my toddler on a plane, negotiating car seats & long car trips etc but I digress.... More 

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Rottnest_Island, Manager at Rottnest Island Authority, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the positive review. It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your experience including our additional services such as luggage pick up which aim to make your visit more convenient. All of our accommodation is a short walk from beaches and many units are actually just shy of being able to say that they have ocean... More 

East Fremantle, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in a caroline Thompson cabin, it had most basic amenities but was annoying that we had to hire a fan. Blankets are the heavy, itchy kind, I would definitely recommend you take your own. I also recommend you bring over an esky of food. Overall it was ok and our children had fun which is all that matters.

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Rottnest_Island, Manager at Rottnest Island Authority, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Our budget accommodation aims to be simple and easy for guests with basic cooking utensils, BBQs and blankets (and linen can be hired from the Visitor Centre prior to arrival). We appreciate you taking the time to review and I will certainly pass this on to management as we are constantly trying to improve our visitor... More 

Perth, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We stayed two nights at the Governors circle accommodation in the Kingston Barracks area. The house does sleep upto nine, with one single bed separated in a stand alone room. The other eight are bunk beds in two rooms. The house has a meals room, kitchen, bathroom and sitting room, with an additional bathroom and laundry separated from the main... More 

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Rottnest_Island, Manager at Rottnest Island Authority, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our accommodation. The cottages at Governors Circle are considered budget accommodation at around only $30-$37 per person per night depending on season. The accommodation aims to be simple and easy, close to beaches and is primarily taken up for use by school groups. We are however sorry to hear of your concerns... More 

Shepparton, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I rented a sea view 3 bedroom apartment in Thompson Bay South for two nights in October. It was equipped with basic kitchen utensils etc for cooking up simple meals. The beds and furniture are basic but comfortable enough. The pillows could be improved upon and extra toilet rolls were needed. The outside day bed did not have the cushion... More 

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Rottnest_Island, Manager at Rottnest Island Authority, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Sorry to hear your unit was not properly equipped - usually all accommodation items are marked off on an itinerary check list before a new visitor checks in. You're feedback is certainly appreciated - I will be sure to pass on your review to the Visitor Centre management so that... More 

Hamburg, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We returned to Rotto for three days this September. We booked a “Caroline Thomson Cabin”. Don’t expect any more comfort then necessary, but if you are going to Rottnest for staying in your room you should stay at home and save your money… The interior of the cabins contains six beds, a bath and a small equipped kitchenette. The island... More 

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Rottnest_Island, Manager at Rottnest Island Authority, responded to this review

Thank you for providing feedback following your stay in one of our Caroline Thomson Cabins. We hope to see you again in the future and wish you the very best. More 

Perth, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My girlfriend booked a Saturday night at the Longreach Bay accommodation for us as a treat, after I'd had a highly stressful week at work. Any Perth resident will be familiar with Rottnest Express and their exorbitant prices (I wonder just who they bribed to get that particular near-monopoly?), but handing over $75 each for the packed 25 minute crossing... More 

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Jonathan M, Manager at Rottnest Island Authority, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, which as you would have expected led to considerable investigation about what went wrong that particular day in October. I am sorry that you had to wait so long to get into your house on arrival but as a rule check in's are staggered from midday and it is very exceptional for accommodation not to be... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Although the ferry is quite expensive it is definitely worth the money. A spectacular island with gorgeous quokkas. Even though quite cool the kids had a swim at one the the beautiful beaches. Would have loved to have spent at least a night. Hire a bike the best way to get around and explore.

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Rottnest_Island, Manager at Rottnest Island Authority, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback on your trip to Rottnest. Hiring a bike is definitely the best way to explore the Island and its many beautiful bays and beaches. We hope to see you again soon and if you choose to stay overnight, please visit our website which will give you all the information you need about the different types... More 

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Beautiful relaxing jewel, unique and lightly touched by people. Given the total area under management by the RIA and the logistics, a great State park that is not supported by WA State. The accommodation is as shown, simple, uncrowded, beautifully located, rustic, all within a hop step or jump to a prestine white sand beach, no shoes required!. Ride around... More 

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Rottnest_Island, Manager at Rottnest Island Authority, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. It is wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed the Island and what it has to offer. We hope you will visit again some time soon. More 

Perth, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Thank goodness for the volunteers , the visitor centre paid staff were appalling. We arrived on Sunday morning & if we didn't know what questions to ask we never would have found out what was available or what was included in our winter package & how it worked. After a second visit to the centre we had about half the... More 

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Jonathan M, Manager at Rottnest Island Authority, responded to this review

Thank you for having taken the time to discuss your review with me on the phone and I am glad that the service subsequently received was of a higher standard. Your feedback is appreciated and we will be aiming to improve as a result. More 

Perth
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Just back from an amazing stay in Rottness at one of the Units at Longreach&Fray Bay. Really impressed with the aminites, the cleaniless, service and the location. Amazing!! The fact that every day I slept listening to the sea and in the morning could walk on the sand beach, the bays just look amazing. Every day I sat on the... More 

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Rottnest_Island, Manager at Rottnest Island Authority, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay on Rottnest Island and thank you for the feedback! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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