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Kims Beachside Retreat
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

We had heard so much about Kims and were amazed that they had sustained such a great reputation over so many years. We had to try it out, so we booked for our 15th anniversary.

The day we arrived was pretty wet and windy, but we were welcomed in for lunch. Kims gives you breakfast lunch and dinner in the tariff, even if you are only staying for a day (you can have lunch before you check in or after you check out - pretty cool). We were taken to our table, and you get to "keep" your table for the duration of the time you are there (although you can request to book an outside table if the weather permits).

Lunch was beautiful and I was impressed that they saved some cost for us by suggesting that we order a bottle of wine, have the couple of glasses we wanted, and they would seal the bottle and refrigerate it for us to finish at dinner - which we did.

The rooms are stunning - beautifully appointed, spacious and impressive. We booked a beachfront room (the Long Beach Room) which was adjacent to the restaurant but very quiet. We settled down in the comfortable chairs in the sun room looking out at the beach, and it was so tempting we went for a long walk on the semi-private beach. The rain had stopped, and although it was still a bit windy and cool, it was still lovely.

Prior to dinner we had a drink in the bar where a pianist was playing great music, and he even did a request for us as we enjoyed our cocktails. Dinner was magic. Entrees were excellent, especially some mussels in a lovely sauce. The mains were magic. Four choices and if my conscience and my waistline had not spoken, I would have sampled all 4. As it was we each had a taste of each other's different choices. Dessert again was plentiful and impressive.

The beds are comfortable, service is quietly efficient, and overall it is just an excellent experience.

It's not cheap to stay there, but in view of 3 great meals and fantastic accommodation, it is well worth every cent for a special occasion with a special person. We're converted. Kims reputation is well-earned.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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ManagementKims, General Manager at Kims Beachside Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2013

Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you had a fabulous 15th Wedding Anniversary with us and found the whole experience excellent. We are pleased that you enjoyed the food and our beautiful restaurant. How wonderful that you were able to take a long walk on what, we also see as our “private” beach. We are glad that you found your room, Long Beach, spacious, impressive and quiet with a very comfortable bed with ocean views. It is fantastic that you felt your special occasion visit was worth every cent and that you were able to spend quality time together. We look forward to welcoming you both again soon and we truly appreciated your lovely comments.

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Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

Have just returned from 5 nights at Kim's Beach and I must say I was sad to leave. The food and service were absolutely fantastic - we felt like we were being cared for in someone's home. The surroundings are beautiful. I was attending a leadership development program and unfortunately didn't get much down time to relax. However the environment was just what we needed to get away from the city and the typical daily treadmill and reflect. The rooms were great - but the highlight is definitely the food and the service. Our group (of 8) looked forward to every meal and relished the freshness, variety and quality. Homemade butter, breads, jams and chutneys give you an idea! Not to mention the decadent ice creams and sorbets - I would return to Kim's for coconut sorbet alone! Thank you Km's - I will always remember this week and will definitely be back for a personal trip with my loved ones!

  • Stayed: November 2013
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ManagementKims, General Manager at Kims Beachside Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

We are truly thrilled that you enjoyed your recent week long stay with us. It is a saying of ours to those sad to leave “you must depart so that you can look forward to returning again” and something we also boost is; “your first visit is only the first of many”. From your fabulous review we know that you enjoyed your Kims experience and for that we are grateful. We appreciate your comments on our beautiful environment, food, accommodation and service and will proudly display a copy of your comments for our staff, most especially our wonderful Chef’s whom lovingly prepare our home baked items including our own Coconut Sorbet. Remember us fondly and return shortly for another memorable visit.

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

From the moment we arrived, we were made feel very welcome. We had everything necessary explained to us and were then shown to our gorgeous clean room. The timber used inside and out is in keeping of the whole property and experience. This place is tranquil. A rainforest set on the beach. Kim's is maintained so well and updated when necessary. The dining experience is also very special. You are shown to a table that has been allocated with your name on it, beautiful fresh seafood, and lovely chef prepared meals. The service is friendly but professional, what you would expect from a 5 star resort. The beds and pillows are quality. Breakfast is equal to the best I have had elsewhere, fresh with variety. I would highly recommend Kim's to couples looking for somewhere private, relaxing and secluded.

Room Tip: We had the 2nd cheapest room, it was still only one room back from the beach and close to everything.
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sharon B
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ManagementKims, General Manager at Kims Beachside Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2013

Thank you for your delightful review and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We are extremely proud that you noticed how clean and maintained Kims is, it is something we take so much care to provide. We are equally glad that you enjoyed your dining experience. We also believe that couples who want to enjoy just spending some quality, peaceful time together should escape to our private beach lodges. We hope that you visit again soon for another beautiful stay.

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Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

Last night I took my parents for Dinner at Kim's and we were thrilled. All the staff were so welcoming and friendly, the food was superb and the outlook was stunning. Our waiter Daniel was fantastic, nothing was a trouble and he was so polite.
We will definitely be back again soon.

Stayed: November 2013
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ManagementKims, General Manager at Kims Beachside Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2013

Thank you for your review and we are also thrilled that you and your parents enjoyed dinner at Kims. We appreciate your comments on our fabulous food and fantastic staff and one of our waiters Daniel, we were proudly display on our notice board for all to enjoy reading. We look forward to welcoming you and your family again for dinning or accommodation reservations.

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Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

Idyllic location, amazing accommodation and food that leaves you wondering how you can possibly eat another meal but you can't wait to go back.

Our ocean view terrace room has a modern feel with all the comforts to make it feel homely with all the luxury inclusions that make this the perfect place to spend a few days. Our room has the luxury of two balconies - one with a jacuzzi where we can relax and still watch the ocean. Idyllic!!

All included breakfast, lunch and dinner and the food is superb. Home made jams, butters, breads, excellent seafood and perfectly cooked meats. Buffet in style and the staff are well trained - friendly and efficient. Casual and relaxed - but it can be as formal as you want it to be.

You have to experience this at least once .... but I can guarantee we will be back. It seems expensive but when you get here you soon realise that it is worth every $$. Off to the beach for a few hours and then a spa before our next meal ... Luxury in comfort at Kim's.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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ManagementKims, General Manager at Kims Beachside Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

Thank you for your review which we believe perfectly describes a Kims experience and we appreciate your honest comments and are so extremely pleased that you enjoyed your weekend stay. We are delighted you enjoyed your beautiful terrace level bungalow with Jacuzzi, our lovingly prepared homemade food, our team and the relaxed atmosphere created in our hideaway. We look forward to welcoming you both again for another luxurious getaway.

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