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“Warm, Welcoming and far from the maddening crowd! Unspoilt and Just Beautiful.”

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King Island Holiday Village
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
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“Warm, Welcoming and far from the maddening crowd! Unspoilt and Just Beautiful.”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

We went for three days and wanted to stay for three weeks!! Very clean and comfortable surprise motel in a cutting at the end of a dirt track built against a very steep hill (cliff?) and therefore blessed with rewarding sea views. The rooms had excellent heating, super water pressure for showers, lovely comfy bed and all the usual mod cons (modern TV, fridge,kettle,elec blanket etc etc). Plus - a nice view! Upstairs in the huge lounge and dining room the view is even better with an array of windows looking directly out to bass straight. I never tired of the view!!! the lounge has multiple comfy chairs and couches and a nice warm log fire type heater. The adjascent dining area continued the views so you could sit and have breakfast overlooking a 'rocky beach at the bottom of cliffs' dramatic sea view!! Lucinda and Ian were terrific hosts providing a fully catered stay with a healthly smattering of King Island Local Produce (Yes! the famous cheeses, beef, crays etc & Tasmanian Wine) down to a nice simple breakfast if you wanted. We were well 'looked after' by Lucinda and Ian (not too much nor too little). All done with a very generous and cheerful attitude which makes all the difference - i guess that is why i wanted to stay three weeks!!! PLUS the fun part is getting out in all that unspoilt coastal park and taking in all the fresh air. We did the down south tour and saw, wallabies, peacocks, pheasants, wild turkies, penguins, MULTIPLE other birds,and of course cows!! We learnt some very interesting history (ship wrecks, Pioneers etc) were well fed and watered along the way and really experienced the rustic wild coastal countryside as well as the more civilised farming areas. I could go on for ever. I will definitely be back. Apparently we were a tad early for the wildflower season and then the summer is supposed to be lovely reportedly never getting too hot with the reliable sea breeze. I would highly recommend staying in this little 'out of the way' gem. If you visit take note of all the lovely framed photos lining the walls in the hallways and lounge dining area. The photos are of local wildlife, landscapes and sea scenery. They were A1 terrific!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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kingislandtravel, Owner at King Island Holiday Village, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Thank you for visiting our beautiful Island. I enjoyed your stay with me and I hope that you make the trip again to our Island to visit us. Thank you for staying with King Island Holiday Village and tours and also thank you for touring with us. All the very best Regards Lucinda
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Wantirna, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

King Island Motel Grassy - A wonderful place for romance. No children policy. Picturesque location . All rooms overlook Bass Strait. Tastefully decorated , host Lucinda pays attention to detail . A warm welcome on arrival. The accommodation is on the ground floor, the common lounge area, restaurant breakfast room greets the morning sun with panoramic ocean views. We dined in on our first night, the fresh crayfish and the open fireplace set the ambience. The next day we toured on a one day “ Hidden Experience” which covers the South end of the Island. I wasn’t keen to go on a 4 WD Tour. It blew us away ! fauna, flora the local driver Rinners knowledge on history, antidote characters made us feel we had an insight into Island life. The morning tea damper in a dramatic location was inspiring. The white tablecloth lunch was totally unexpected. It is a must to do on King Island. Second night we ate at The Grassy Club. It looks a bit ordinary from the outside but the jewel is inside. The restaurant Kings Cuisine. Chef Stephen Russell can also take a bow . My host Lucinda suggested we try the char grilled octopus and quail. It was truly delicious. The next day we took our self drive vehicle and explored the North end of the Island to discover the tallest Lighthouse in Australia, 150 years old, built with convict labour. The surrounds are rugged and the tales are tragic if you take the time to read the grave sites and material you can’t help but admire the pioneers of King Island. The one thing we did wrong was come just for a weekend. You need 4 days to explore this enchanting place. Thanks Lucinda for making our weekend such a memorable one. We will be back!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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kingislandtravel, Owner at King Island Holiday Village, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Thank you for your kind words. I hope that you and your partner visit us again on King Island. Once again thank you for staying with King Island Holiday Village
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

I have now stayed with Ian and Lucinda at King Island holiday Village on at least 15 different occasions. I take Photographic Workshops to the Island on average 4 times a year. The hospitality shown to our groups and myself is nothing short of outstanding. The rooms are extremely comfortable with all amenities and exceptionally clean and quiet. The food is just nothing short of amazing, with local produce a highlight and absolutely delicious, generous and nutritious. The hosts are very charming and extremely helpful. If you opt for a tour with them you are in for a wonderful treat. I have experienced the most wonderful hospitality and standard of care that is rare when travelling and I do this most of year to different locations. I cannot recommend King Island Holiday Village highly enough and anyone wanting a quiet and scenically beautiful vacation would find this place hard to beat.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Frankston, Australia
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

We stayed at the boathouse which was a beautifully equiped, and very comfortable and better than any hotel. It has a great view of the bay especially if you want to relax in the spa. Ian and Lucinda were fantastic, and we totally agree with all the good reviews they have been given - full of information on where to go on the island, from where the best vantage points are to take in the amazing scenery, where to see the many species of wildlife and where to get a great cup of tea and scone with lovely King Island cream. We also joined them for dinner which was delicious - all home made with King Island produce, what more could you ask for! Thoroughly enjoyable week!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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kingislandtravel, Owner at King Island Holiday Village, responded to this review, August 5, 2012
Rose thanks for posting a review on tripadvisor. It was lovely to meet both of you. You both share a passion of mine. Photography can take you all over the world . It was a thrill to see both of you capture King Island with its dramatic seascape shots at this time of the year and Rose your passion for Bird Photography. Your images inspired us both. Take care until next time Ian & Lucinda
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

It's rare to meet people as kindly and thoughtful as Ian and Lucinda. They greeted us at the airport, treated us to the most delicious of scones, jam and King Island cream at the Boat House. They toured us over the island, taught us about it's birds and history, took some excellent photos, drove us up the beach, hosted a cheese and beer tasting, cooked a gourmet dinner for us, cooked us fresh muffins for breakfast and then farewelled us at the airport. We felt thought about and cared for every second of our trip.
They are relaxed and easy people with a great love of the island and for the enjoyment and experience of their guests. Instant friends :)

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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, Owner at King Island Holiday Village, responded to this review, July 3, 2012
Mike, it was agreat opportunity for King Island Holiday Village & Tours to host Lion, King Island dairy, Russian Doll Australia and to listen to the enthusiasm that came from both companies was inspirational and inspiring seeing how our brand of King Island dairy is positioned within the market place . It is also rewarding for us tour people that are so enthusiastic about what they do ... Thanks for your praise Ian & Lucinda
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

Just returned from a too brief trip to King Island. Our large group of 24 was catered for in amazing style by Ian and Lucinda (and their 'assistants'). The accommodation is very comfortable, the food is 'gob-smacking' - how can they produce a 'Sunday Roast' picnic lunch at the Calcified Forest??? The scenery, wildlife and produce of the island are all quite stunning and beautifully presented. The 4WD tours have to be experienced to be believed!
Thanks Ian and Lucinda for a great weekend! We are already working on a return visit.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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kingislandtravel, Owner at King Island Holiday Village, responded to this review, May 18, 2012
Ozvoyagers Thank you for taking the time out to writie a review ! It is also rewarding to us at the cold face of our business to receive such encouraging comments. We thank you .
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

My husband and I went on the four days three night tour in April '12. Ian and Lucinda were the perfect hosts and their knowledge of the island was exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble and the meals were absolutely out of this world. We can't wait to do another tour with them and if you are thinking of a visit to King Island I recommend Ian and Lucinda's tours without any hesitation. Thanks Ian and Lucinda for providing us with a holiday full of adventure yet relaxing and showing us the unspoilt beauty of King Island and the opportunity to sample the Island's beautiful produce.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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kingislandtravel, Owner at King Island Holiday Village, responded to this review, May 18, 2012
MnP53 - Wow what a compliment . We look forward to you staying with us and touring you again Cheers Ian & Lucinda
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Property: King Island Holiday Village
Address: 1A Blue Gum Drive, King Island, Tasmania, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > King Island
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites
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Ranked #3 of 11 Specialty Lodging in King Island
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Number of rooms: 15

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