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35 reviews
Alfresco dining over the sea
Dining over the ocean
Huge deck for lounging and dining
Sea views from kitchen
Lounge view
Comfortable furnishings
Open plan living
Views right down the bay!
Western's Rest with council reserve beside it.
Plenty of room to relax
Awaken to superb sea views
Second bedroom
New well appointed kitchen
New bathroom
Bunk room
Alfresco dining over the sea!
Penneshaw Bay
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Gert S
Adelaide, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed October 23, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We spent 3 nights at Western's Rest with close friends and had a fantastic time. The house is superbly located, with a wonderful view. Great quality interior and layout.
We will be back.

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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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Diandstu
South Australia
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3 reviews
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“Wonderful Kangaroo Island”
Reviewed March 17, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

We stayed 7 nights in Penneshaw at Western's Rest. The house has been updated with a modern kitchen, lovely bathroom and large windows to take in fabulous views over Hog Bay. The house is perfectly positioned, close enough to walk to the beach but not on display to every car that drives along the foreshore. We visited Stokes Bay for a swim and lunch at The Rockpool Cafe, this is a must do when on the Island. Cliffords Honey, Dudley Winery, Chapman River winery, American River are all worth a visit. If you feel energetic climb Prospect Hill for stunning views of the Island. We hired a tinnie from Wallaby Bob at Baudin Beach for $100, all day hire including fuel. Best investment we made, 5 Snapper, 11 whiting, a huge Flathead and numerous Tommies all caught about 600m from shore. Can't wait to book our next holiday on KI and go back to Western's Rest.

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Liked best: Modern decor and appliances with a terrific view
Liked least: Air conditioner did not cool bedrooms
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SA
Reviewed October 10, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

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Sydney NSW
Reviewed September 21, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

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A romantic getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
Sep 21, 2012
Thank you for your review. We are really happy you found Western's Rest comfortable and convenient to local amenities. Hope to see you again some day!
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Adelaide
Reviewed September 20, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

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Management Response
Sep 20, 2012
Thank you Janet for your glowing review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Western's Rest. We hope to hear from you again and your family and friends. Jan and Peter
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TerryFind...
Worthing, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Simply the best”
Reviewed May 9, 2012 for a stay in March 2012
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This is a first class property in a fantastic location. We have just spent 10 weeks staying in hotels and self catering units whilst on holiday in Oz and this was the best of the best.
Sit on the veranda and watch the Dolphins, walk along the beach, chill out at the local hotel and get a really good nights sleep. Every facility in this property was first class and there was plenty of everything that you needed to make for a great stay apart from a shortage of towels. Peter & Jan made the booking process easy and provided enough information to make our arrival easy. Would stay again and recommend to couples and families.

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Liked best: Location and quality of property
Liked least: That we did not stay longer
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Now even better”
Reviewed January 20, 2012 for a stay in October 2011
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This was our second stay at Western's Rest and it was better than before. The house had just finished undergoing significant renovation and it has become a more beautiful place to stay and take in the view rather than simply a base from which to go out and explore...having said that, Kangaroo Island in general has to be seen from all angles. The new kitchen is brilliant and the bathroom is 5 star. Be prepared for a night or two of restless sleep as you get used to the noises from the Little Penguins that nest on and around the property, but this will be forgotten when you see the little noise makers making there way home after a hard day fishing and also see the wallabies grazing on the front lawn.
While Penneshaw might not suit everyone due to the time it takes to get to other places on the island, the meals from "Fish" and the other services the town provides make it a must see on the island.
It would be hard to stay anywhere else if we get back to Kangaroo Island.

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Liked best: The view, the wildlife, and the comfort
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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