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Elk City
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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 

Woking, Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Fantastic location, just before the entry to Flinders Chase. Spacious rooms and friendly staff. Excellent menu at the restaurant, with good service. Was great to be able to sit outside on our veranda and have a beer after a long day's sightseeing.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

This is a pleasant place to stay though not perfect. Just outside the national park, the lodge has a slightly decayed rustic quality. We stayed in the courtyard rooms having been upgraded by the management. The rooms face an open woodland space full of trees and birdlife. We had hoped there would be animals too given the signs around the... More 

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Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

The room wasnt too bad, although it had been poorly cleaned, the wardrobes had old used plastic drinking cups on the floor, insect activity could be clearly seen, there was a discarded medicine packet still on the floor next to the room bin. The insect screens were broken in the bathroom, and there were dead insects still on the bathroom... More 

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Comfortable and rustic, log buildings. Could use some sprucing up but a nice place to stay. Especially if you want to explore he west end of Kangaroo Island. Staff were extremely nice and helpful. Continental breakfast was included and it was OK. The restaurant is the only one in the area and it was good. Try the seafood medley, large... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff greeted us on arrival then behind reception to our Court yard room with a small semi private outside alcove with table and chairs facing a nice native large garden, the room and ensuite was very clean with all basic needs,free wifi at reception and rooms close to it,there are short bushland walks in the complex where at late... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Loved this retreat hotel. Great dinner, brekkie and perfect location for exploring the Island. Free parking for your rental car. Koala's walking in the trees right in front of your doorstep! Loved it!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

Lovely wood cabins set around a courtyard. Could do with more communal outdoor areas to relax. Wifi in reception only. Restaurant serves good evening meals. Friendly staff. Rooms clean and have fridges.

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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: $97 - $185 (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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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Hotel Flinders Chase
Hotel Kangaroo Island
Wilderness Retreat Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Flinders Chase
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