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“Wonderful Sunrise” 3 of 5 stars
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Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Scenic Drive, American River, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5221, Australia (Formerly All Seasons Kangaroo Island Lodge)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in American River
caloundra qld
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful Sunrise”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Enjoyable 5 night stay, wonderful view of the sunrise over the bay from the room window. I spent 7 weeks on K.I. sat with Kangaroos feeding their Joey's at Cape Borda, and watched Seals playing at Admiralty Arch. It makes a good base to explore the island, get off the bitumen, it really is a wilderness island, it is all there.

The rooms are dated, recently became part of the Mercure Group and the rooms need upgrading to the Mercure standard.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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60 hotel reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This establishment attracts brickbats and bouquests in almost equal proportions. On arrival we were told that there was no booking for us despite the fact we had a confirmation. It transpired that our booking had been incorrectly recorded. As they were full we were given accommodation next door for our first night. Staff were most apologetic and we were given a room upgrade to a self contained Studio and some free meals for the inconvenience. The room was well appointed with nice furnishings and a balcony overlooking Newland Bay. The only cooking facilities consisted of a microwave for which there was no cookware. Because the hire car companies actively discourage driving at night, severe insurance penalties apply for night time accidents, the Mecure is the only place at American River to eat at night. Fortunately they currently have a very good european chef and the dining room serves excellent meals, their Kangaroo and King George Whiting dishes were standouts. This could be expensive if you had family or were staying for an extended period. Unfortunately breakfast was chaos, there appeared to be only one person cooking and maintaining self serve items, consequently people were continually looking for bread, fruit, coffee etc. Good quality wifi was available in the Lobby / Bar area. The friendly and helpful staff made it a pleasant stay despite the problems.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Nothing really wrong with the property. Question the destination!! Kangaroo Island = wild life ?? We have more native birds in suburban Melbourne, Pelicans @ Black rock , Kangaroos @ Cardinia . Not sure if we would return to the island- felt "the Island" was over marketed for what it had to offer.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Clean and reasonably presented, however the room and fixtures were quite dated and the plumbing/water pressure in the shower left a great deal to be desired. Our room overlooked the road, which was not a problem, but was also located near a pump which was noisy from early in the morning.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

This is a lovely hotel in the quiet town of American River. We stayed in a Studio room, which had a handy small fridge and microwave. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was more than adequate. Staff were friendly. The restaurant made an excellent dinner; yes, it was pricier than the mainland but that's the case through most of KI.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013


Even the Standard room was very pleasant. Older room with some old fixtures but very nice all the same. Great view from the room overlooking the pool area and bay.
The location is great for a base to rest of island or just a quiet getaway. Not many facilities in American River but restaurant was excellent for evening meals in particular.
Only down-side was two experiences with a front-desk person who was very inflexible with rules on check-out and refused to try to correct the method of payment. Thankfully General manager stepped in to sort out the issue. Then front-desk again were very tardy in fulfilling their promise to post an item mistakenly left in the room. had to follow-up .twice.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Bilbao, Spain
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30 hotel reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Don't expect European style hotel quality here. Installations and furniture are more on par with USA motels and also is the breakfast. But do expect even higher prices than London or Paris. Anyway, the place is ok. We had a room with views to the lake and waking up there was really special. We also have dinner there two nights. Well there are not a lot of alternatives in the area. American River is not a proper town, so the only alternative is drive more than 20 km to find another place, but the dinners exceeded absolutely our expectations. The food was really tasty and well presented. And they were really helpful with some food allergies we have. Positive overall experience

Room Tip: Ask for a superior room facing the lake and ask the staff for a torch at dusk to watch the hundreds...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge

Address: Scenic Drive, American River, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5221, Australia (Formerly All Seasons Kangaroo Island Lodge)
Location: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > American River
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in American River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kangaroo Island, one of Australia's great wilderness destinations, is best known for its magnificent coastal views, unique landscapes, uncrowded beaches and fascinating wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, Australian sea-lions, New Zealand fur seals and Little penguins. Kangaroo Island is a place of natural beauty and a place to escape. The Kangaroo Island Lodge is situated on the banks of Eastern Cove in American River, with all rooms perfectly perched offering exceptional water views over the bay. Amid lush coastal vegetation, the Kangaroo Island Lodge blends in with its natural surroundings. There is no better place to unwind and to enjoy the peace and tranquility. The seclusion of this area allows for the abundance of wildlife to roam free. Tammar wallabies, brush tailed possums, black swans, Cape Barren geese, Australian pelicans and the rare and endangered glossy black cockatoos can all be found in here. The outer bay of Eastern Cove offers excellent sailing and fishing in protected waters. The Kangaroo Island oyster industry is also located in American River, with the Oyster Shed located just down the road from the Kangaroo Island Lodge. If you are a keen walker, there are two main walking tracks, the Independence Trail and the Fish Cannery walk. Both walks meander through the natural coastal scrub where numerous species of wildlife and birdlife can be seen. So why not come and escape to the Kangaroo Island Lodge? ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel All Seasons Kangaroo Island American River
Kangaroo Island Hotel
Kangaroo Island American River
Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge American River

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