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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very dated motel, but the location is wonderful, as it is close to the beach, jetty and shopping. We stayed here for 6 nights at a cost of $750, and were very relaxed. The managers Bryan and Denise were welcoming (as were their two cats) and helpful with information about the island. The grounds were lovely with...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Clean room. Very friendly and helpful staff. Lots of shaded areas to sit and relax. Indoor pool great for all year round use. Breakfast included in the price. Great location thats close to shops and services.

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Islandmotelkingscote, General Manager at Island Motel Kingscote, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, the gardens are the best part of running this motel and we enjoy sitting on the verandah and talking with our guests

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2017

What a life long great memory from Island Motel Kingscote! An incorrectly selected month for the accommodation booking put us in a tragedy situation on 27 Dec. It was expected to have 'heavy rain fall' for the night when we found there is no any room left for the night on the whole island. We were so hopless until we...

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Islandmotelkingscote, General Manager at Island Motel Kingscote, responded to this review

Thanks for the compliments. We believe in looking after everyone well and in the manner we would like to be treated so your thanks reiforces that desire.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

3 nights Reception. Friendly. Organized for all guests. Only tour advice was to see the feeding of the Pelicans. Reception was disgustingly messy. Not a good intro. The room. Mold on the ceiling above bed. Can see leak stains. Curtains torn. Window area filthy. Did not want to touch it to open or close them. Vacuum has never cleaned along...

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Islandmotelkingscote, General Manager at Island Motel Kingscote, responded to this review

Sorry you had a disappointing stay, we are struggling from time to time as the redevelopment is imminent but no excuse for leaving goods in the reception for a couple of days. We usually try to move around at breakfast and give touring advice.

Stirling, Australia
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Almost everything about it screams dated... from the exterior to the interior of the rooms. Don't let this fool you! Quality for money. Clean rooms, VERY comfortable beds, and offers more than you would get in most updated hotels; a mini fridge, good aircon! Big TV with good reception and fantastic wifi. Excellent service when checking in, staff very helpful...

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Islandmotelkingscote, General Manager at Island Motel Kingscote, responded to this review

Thanks for the encouragement - hospitality is enjoyable and we love our interaction with our guests.

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 23 December 2016

To be honest this motel probably only deserves a "3" rating, because it is a bit run down, but we truly enjoyed our four nights here. The location is very central and close to restaurants/cafes and the supermarket. I gave a "4" rating because of the great and friendly service we got there. The manager was able to give us...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We got caught out with accommodation on Kangaroo Island and phoned this hotel to see if there were 3 nights available. We spoke to Bryan who helped us out immensely, was exceptionally friendly and even helped point out the places to visit on Kangaroo Island. The room was very neat and clean, although the place is old, we weren't fussed...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We stayed here for one night while on holiday on KI. As other reviewers have mentioned, it is an older style motel that hasn't had any major upgrades in a long time. The bed was comfortable but the bathroom was definitely showing its age eg broken and mismatched tiles. However it is quite good value - we paid $125 which...

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Reviewed 22 May 2016

Booked a 10 day break with 1 weeks notice during school holidays. From the first Phone call to the Island Motel, we were convinced it was a winner. We were given an adjoining room to make our 10 day stay more comfortable as we were a family of 4. The resort managers were the most helpful and friendly people ever,...

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Islandmotelkingscote, Manager at Island Motel Kingscote, responded to this review

Thanks very much, it's people like you that make running our motel worthwhile. Our aim is for everyone to have the same positive experience and given our breakfasts in the dining room guests can have great interaction with one another and us.

Paphos, Cyprus
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Motel is older but bed very comfortable and within walking distance to town centre and several pubs etc., for meals. Breakfast provided and was more than sufficient. Reception was only open for limited times but staff very helpful and informative. Indoor swimming pool, extra towels provided. Free bbq with all utensils provided.

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Islandmotelkingscote, Manager at Island Motel Kingscote, responded to this review

Although the reception is not manned all the time we live on the property and are available most of the time. We try to make your stay as pleasant as possible by the provision of free facilities.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Island Motel Kingscote

Address: 4 Telegraph Road, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia (Formerly Island Resort Motel)
Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > Kingscote
Price Range: £71 - £106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Island Motel Kingscote 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Rooms in the central area overlook the garden and as close to the breakfast area and swimming pool.”
 of 5 bubbles leahg2014, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Food is expensive on Kangaroo Island, take as many provisions as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles gillianl59, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We had an adjourning rooms which was fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles marilyn470, 24 May 2015 | Read review
“The Island Motel is on the road that runs along the beach, so there are good views & great walks!”
 of 5 bubbles Perceptions_Now, 29 Mar 2015 | Read review
“If you are in a wheel chair advise on booking, there are some rooms more accessable than others, our room accomodated a couple plus a singe bed and a bunk but they were pretty close together in one room.”
 of 5 bubbles This_is_Beth, 28 Jan 2014 | Read review
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