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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat

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Taree, Australia
Reviewed 7 December 2012

We paid $200 for a room with old furniture and television and mould in the shower recess. The bathroom was like something out of a 1960s motel. The room needed a good dusting as there was such a heavy build up of dust inside the TV cabinet and on the bedside tables. Dinner at Baudin's restaurant was abysmal. I was...

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KIWR, Manager at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

We regret that this guest had an unsatisfactory stay. We take customer feedback very seriously and appreciate constructive comments so that we can continually assess and improve our level of service. It is fair to say that our Eco Lodge rooms, which are less expensive than our more luxurious Courtyard Suites, are in need of a little updating. Our General...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 December 2012 via mobile

Ideal place to stay and visit places around. A min 2 nights is recommended as there is a lot to see around. Rooms are clean and well maintained. Sunset at the rocks really ROCKS!!!!!!! Native wildlife at the resort is great too!!!!

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Montreal
Reviewed 6 December 2012

Whatever negative things I may say are outweighed by the location of this lodge style hotel. The hotel is about ten minutes drive from the Flinders Chase National Park visitor center, which allows one good opportunity to engage in early morning or late day wildlife viewing without needing to drive in the dark. The primary purpose of our visit to...

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KIWR, Manager at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your comments. I agree that our location is ideal for those who wish to encounter wildlife in a peaceful environment and access the stunning Flinders Chase national park with ease. I am pleased that you enjoyed your meal in the restaurant. We have a very small kitchen and all our meals are freshly prepared so...

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2012

Beware of descriptions! The "Eco Lodge" at the site suffers a little from green-wash. Not clear what the "Eco" bit is when there's not even a plug for the bathroom basin! Perhaps "Retreat" is a way of describing "no TV". The location is terrific next to the National Park, but don't book this expecting to see lots of onsite wildlife,...

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KIWR, Manager at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your comments. The Eco Lodge is named as such because it is economical rather than specifically eco friendly. However we do practice this at the retreat and always welcome feedback regarding ways to improve reducing our impact on the environment. We will certainly rectify the missing basin plug. Although I appreciate your comments regarding the...

Reviewed 28 October 2012

Hotel staff were extremely helpful, no task to large. They are in the middle of some renovations and upgrades so there is a bit of construction clutter laying about. Nothing you cant overlook for future improvements. This hotel offers internet to its guests and that is huge at this end of the island. You are. So far away from civilization...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 21 October 2012

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 20 October 2012

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 September 2012

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 23 August 2012

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 22 August 2012

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“Choose a room with a porch -- they're bigger and have a view of the wildlife.”
 of 5 bubbles Alexandrasmom817, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Pay the extra for a room on the courtyard. Makes it easy to sit on your deck/porch and watch the animals in the evening.”
 of 5 bubbles TravellBuddies, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 1and 2 are close to the reception and you could get the Wifi in your room”
 of 5 bubbles TheTrick70, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Pay more for a nicer room, the eco-lodge rooms are very tired”
 of 5 bubbles Nixxypies, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“need more lights”
 of 5 bubbles lizar955, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
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