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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

What a great location right next to the Flinders Chase Natural Park! The hotel is in the forest, gives you a feeling that you're already in the park. Nice hotel and rooms, even though a bit pricy. The restaurant was however really pricy given the quality of the food, we had over cooked kangaroo. Breakfast was also a bit pricy.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

It is located at the West side of the island, so if you take the late afternoon ferry, add 2h drive to your journey: you will have to drive very slowly for around 150 km to avoid killing possums, wallabies and kangaroos on the way to the hotel. We arrived at around 9pm and there was nothing to eat. So... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Stayed there for two nights on a Sealink 5 Day Experience KI Package. We stayed in a Courtyard Suite and found the room spacious,comfortable and clean with an outside verandah. The staff were helpful and friendly and the breakfasts were good value. This hotel is in a beautiful location, there is a walking track leading to a eucalyptus forest, we... More 

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Port Douglas, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Stayed for two nights in February. Great location with lots of wildlife. The food is good and the service is very friendly. We saw possums, wallabies, echidnas and goannas. The retreat is next to Flinders Chase and very close to beaches as well as Remarkable Rocks ( which is awesome!)

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Dalyan, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night at the KI Wilderness Retreat as part of our honeymoon. Location is good and very tranquil, and is the only accommodation we could find on that corner of the island. The actual hotel is a bit dated and could definitely do with an upgrade. Room was basic, a little damp smelling. Internet only worked in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night as part of an island visit. Our room was comfortable, well equiped, and clean with a verandah area to sit outside. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The meal we had in the restaurant was very good, well prepared and served. The wine selection was good. This is an ideal location to explore the National... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for part of our honeymoon. Biggest mistake of our trip. Part of our booking included massages. Instead we were given a packed lunch. Part of the booking included a bottle of wine upon arrival. We had to go to reception & ask for it. For the duration of our stay we had to endure construction noise right... More 

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KIWR, Guest Relations Manager at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, We are sorry you didn't enjoy your stay with us. First of all I will apologize that we weren't able to give you your massages, the reason being was our masseuse was off sick, which we actually informed you of before you arrived, and was the reason price of the room had been reduced so much. Unfortunately we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Really, this is a great place, but very expensive compared to the other accommodations on the island, so I feel it needs to be rated on a different scale. The rooms are fun and the location is perfect for viewing Flinder's Chase.The restaurant is nice, but expensive. You're kind of captive here, as there's no where else to go.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

I would've rated this place higher but the excavation noise ruined it. We checked in on Saturday afternoon. Got to our room & there was an excavator working right outside our bathroom. It was literally about 2m from our room. We weren't too concerned at that point as we thought it'd be gone soon & we could start to relax.... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This place has a very severe and inflexible cancellation policy. We booked a room at the Wilderness Retreat for three nights in March 2016. We did not pay a deposit in advance but did give our credit card information to confirm the booking. Several days before we were due to arrive, I sustained a severe leg injury while on holiday... More 

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KIWR, Manager at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Bill, It is very common in the hotel industry for hotels to have a 1 month to 14 days cancellation period. This was mentioned on your paperwork when you booked the room. We offered you the chance to come back free of charge once you had recovered and we accept that might be hard for you as you live... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat

Address: Lot 1 South Coast Road, Flinders Chase, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > Flinders Chase
Price Range: $82 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 31
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Also Known As:
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Hotel Flinders Chase
Hotel Kangaroo Island
Wilderness Retreat Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Flinders Chase
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