James and Helen Knight were the stars of the show when my parents and I stayed at KIWR. We had only booked one day there in the spa suite, as we were trying to cut costs and see the highlights of the island in only two days. All it took was check-in and an absolutely extraordinary supper served up directly by James and Helen to make us change our minds and stay for an extra day. Would have stayed more if we had the time, and would most definitely come back again and again!
The atmosphere of the place is surreal - if you want to stay at a place that has it all then this is the way to go. Words can't describe the overall experience that is this gem.
One of the things that make it stand out from any other place I have ever stayed is the fair dinkum personal service; James and Helen are a young couple living their dream of operating an small eco-friendly retreat in the wilderness, and the enthusiasm and attention to detail they show in every aspect of their work, from the finely appointed rooms to the service they provide at their first-class restaurant really shines. The way they provided such wonderful service to all the guests we spoke to while we were there in 30+ rooms is truly an amazing feat.
I can say no more, it won't do it any justice. A place you really must see and experience to believe. Five stars for sure!
- 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
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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