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Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Kingscote
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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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“Nice location at the sea - ideal for KI trips”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Location and staff were very nice and all rooms were clean! Fast and FREE Wlan - worked perfectly! From Kingscote it's not far to a lot of attractions on KI. The KI distillery is very close and worth a visit - excellent gin!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Alexander S, Manager at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Hi,

Thanks for taking the time to comment on your stay with us.

Our motel is located in a great position with great views and a short stroll into town. We receive many positive comments regarding the cleanliness of our rooms and the free WI FI.

All of the rooms have an outside area and an ocean view. Our restaurant is open from Wednesday to Saturday for dinner and every day for breakfast where we serve local and home grown produce. As the restaurant is popular with locals and visitors we do have evenings when we are fully booked though we do attempt to seat house guests whenever possible.

We hope you enjoyed your stay on Kangaroo Island.

Kind regards

Julie
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

There are few options on KI but I don't think you can go wrong with the Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn given that you are in a relatively remote place. Our room was clean, the beds were comfortable, and we really appreciated the free Wi-Fi. We know there were guests next door but unless people are partying on their balconies, it is pretty quiet. The restaurant was closed to us for a special event but we had a good meal in town at the Ozone.

Room Tip: Any upper room facing the sea is good.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Alexander S, Manager at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
Thank you for taking time to comment on your stay with us and are very pleased you enjoyed your stay.

We receive many comments about the location and views from the rooms. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness and personalised service.

We hope you enjoyed your visit to Kangaroo Island and the wonderful sites and unspoiled landscape.

Kind regards
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

Was it worth $152 a night, no it wasn't. for that sort of money you would expect a pool or a games room or perhaps even a free breakfast but nope there was nothing. The bed was lumpy and uncomfortable. It was $17 for a continental breakfast which was served in a marquee, so we passed on that, too expensive and too cold. The restaurant was advertised as open 7 days but was not open when we arrived on the Tuesday. We were told if we wanted to book the Restaurant on Wednesday we would have to be seated by 7.30pm.We stayed at Victor Harbor at a country club that had a bar, restaurant, golf course, gym, etc etc and paid the same price. On the upside the room did have a nice view and free wifi.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Alexander S, Manager at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, responded to this review, May 2, 2014
Hi,

Thanks for taking the time to comment on your stay with us and we appreciate all feedback.

We are a small family owned hotel and depending on the time of year the prices do fluctuate due to demand.

The continental breakfast is served daily in the restaurant as the marquee is used for functions and overflow for dinner bookings when required. Restaurant hours are from 6.00pm to 8.00pm so our apologies for the inaccurate information.

Is it possible to advise where the advertisement for the restaurant opening hours refer to 7 days as we open from Wednesday to Saturday and we would like to ensure all our information is correct.

We hope you enjoyed your visit to Kangaroo Island and hope you visit again.

Kind regards
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

Over all it was okay, we were only there 1 night any longer though we would have an issue with the lack of privacy on the balcony it was a lovely sea view but with the lack of dividers means you are never alone watching the sunset. We had room 14 a double , it was ok , it could do better bedside lights , it only has one strip light above the bed, not good if one wants to sleep and the other read.

Room Tip: By accident we booked what they call a quad room , or a family room stupidly we did not realize the...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Alexander S, Manager at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, responded to this review, May 2, 2014
Hi,

Thanks for taking the time to comment on your stay with us.

We appreciate your feedback and are pleased to hear you enjoyed the wonderful views and sunset.. We are constantly making improvements to the motel and all comments assist us with our future planning.

Kind regards
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

We stayed here 2 nights. The room was spacious and comfortable; the washer and dryer in a room next to the restaurant were convenient and not expensive; and the ocean view we had was very nice. Also free wifi in our room!! The food in the restaurant was quite good, but reservations took all tables our second night there; fortunately the walk to town was not far, and Bella Italian restaurant was also a nice find.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Alexander S, Manager at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay with us.

We are happy to hear your positive comments and agree that the use of a washer and dryer is a bonus when you are travelling. The Free WIFI is appreciated by many guests and we recognize the importance of this facility. Our restaurant is often busy as it is a popular eatery for locals as well as house guests. The walk into town is pleasant with Bella Restaurant also being a popular eating place for locals and visitors.

We hope you enjoyed your trip to Kangaroo Island and look forward to seeing you again.
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Ten of us stayed over the busy KI Racing Weekend.
Rooms are large and spotlessly clean...really comfortable beds. Free WiFi.
Staff are friendly and helpful and there is also a great restaurant in house.
Views over the ocean which is only 100 metres away.
Parking is only a short distance from the room entry.
10 minute walk from the centre of the town.

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Room Tip: TIP: Ask for a room on the second floor so that you have ocean views
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Alexander S, Manager at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Hi All,

Glad you enjoyed your stay on Kangaroo Island over the race weekend. It is a busy but fun time on the Island and we all enjoy it.

The free WIFI has been recently upgraded to provide a dependable service to our customers. Having comfortable beds is a must after a long day enjoying the sights of Kangaroo Island and we receive many comments about the cleanliness.

The view we agree is magnificent and walking to the centre of town a pleasant walk can be had along the foreshore.

Hope to see you again next year for the Kangaroo Island Races.

Cheers

Karl
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Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

Very nice stay at kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, very modern and clean and quiet with a very nice view over the water. Staff was very friendly and helpful and it was close to the town. The Inn has a restaurant attached to it.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Alexander S, Manager at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Hi,

Thank you for your comments on your recent stay with us. We agree we have a beautiful location with excellent sea views.

All feedback is passed on to our staff who appreciate the positive comments regarding great service and cleanliness.

Kind regards
Karl Hughes
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Property: Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn
Address: 7 Cygnet Rd, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > Kingscote
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Kingscote
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Seaside Inn is a family run business with 20 ocean view rooms. It has a great reputation for exceptional service and value. Located 1km from the main town of Kingscote it offers a great location for your Kangaroo Island holiday. Here you will get a true 'Kangaroo Island' experience. ... more   less 
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