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Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Kingscote
Certificate of Excellence
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
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85 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

The hotel was a reasonable price, but had no phone in the room, a funny smell and a bit dated.
The dinners were quite good, but when I asked what it would cost to have a piece of toast and coffee for breakfast, I would have to pat the full cold buffet price of $17.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Leslie D
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Alexander S, Front Office Manager at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, responded to this review, 12 March 2015
Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay with us on Kangaroo Island.

I am happy to hear that your stay was comfortable and that the room provided was able to accommodate your requirements.

Continental breakfast is available daily and we provide as much local and home grown products as possible. We are also open for dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings.

We would love to see you again when you next visit Kangaroo Island and hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip.

kind regards
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

My mum and I stayed 2nights.We were both pleasantly surprised at the standard of the Inn. The room was spotlessly clean, spacious and had good facilities. Free wifi, TV, tea/coffee, iron and a great ensuite bathroom. A lovely seaview, ample parking and a very easy 10minute walk to the centre of Kingscote. The continental breakfast was fresh and had plenty of variety.
We were very happy with the service and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Thank Cath G
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Alexander S, Manager at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Hi,

Very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We get many comments on the cleanliness of the rooms and pass this information on to the staff. Our WiFi has recently been upgraded and now delivers a very reliable service.

The continental breakfast is made with many home grown and local ingredients and freshly made.

We look forward to seeing you again when you next visit Kangaroo Island


Kind regards
Karl Hughes
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014

We stayed only one night but we were impressed with cleanliness, large room and very good WiFi. Views out to the sea were splendid and I think most (if not all) the rooms have this view. Very quiet location but close to restaurants.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank parallel40
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Alexander S, Manager at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Thank you for you kind comments and I am glad you enjoyed your stay.

Many of our customers enjoy the location, being within walking distance to the town centre and our wonderful sea view from all of the rooms. We pride ourselves on the presentation and cleanliness of the the rooms and pass this feedback to our staff.

Hope to see you again when you next visit Kangaroo Island.

Cheers
Karl
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

Comfortable room with a nice ocean view. We stayed for 2 nights.
Slight hiccups before we check out, as we were informed we need to pay for the breakfast we did not had. We were waiting at the front desk for our sealink tour bus and it was running late, my wife decided to take my 2 years old son to take a seat at the breakfast table near by while we were waiting, prompt the staff to misunderstand we took breakfast. After some explanation to the staff they agreed to wave it from the bill.

We were not very please because if we want to have our breakfast we would have informed the staff, and the staff should have approached us while we were sitting there to ask if we want to have our breakfast there. Rather than billing us straight and only inform us while we were checking out the next day.

Overall we enjoyed our stay here but it could have been better if we were not misunderstood for having the breakfast we did not had.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Alexander S, Manager at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Hi,

Thanks for taking the time to comment on your stay with us and very pleased to hear that overall the experience was a pleasant one.

We apologize for the misunderstanding regarding the breakfast and take responsibility for the mistake. I hope the rest of your stay and experience on Kangaroo Island was enjoyable.

Kind regards

Karl Hughes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

very comfortable and spacious. beautiful ocean view. excellent cleaning and very friendly and courteous staff. the location is very convenient, I recommend to visit the whole island. front of the hotel there is a beautiful beach

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Maggiolina15
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Alexander S, Manager at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Thanks for taking to take the time to comment and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We pride ourselves on our personalised service and we pass all comments and feedback on to the staff.

Kangaroo Island has many beautiful locations to visit and I am happy to hear you had the opportunity and time to visit the whole Island.

Hope to see you again sometime.

Cheers
Karl
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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

If you're looking for a fancy luxury hotel, this is not your choice….but if you're after a clean, comfortable motel style room with plenty of space, this is it. You can walk across the road for a stroll on the beach, a clamber on the rocks, or a dip in the ocean. A short walk…maybe 1 km or so brings you into downtown with a number of shops, galleries, and eating choices. Breakfast at the Seaside Inn is included and provides many options. We'd stay there again!

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Alexander S, Manager at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Glad you enjoyed your stay!

We are an older style inn but we make up for it, as you said with our great location, clean and spacious rooms and of course great ocean views.

We offer a continental breakfast at competitive prices and use local produce and home grown ingredients wherever possible.

Thank you for your comments and we hope to see you again.

Cheers
Karl
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

Greeted by a friendly host (the owner himself in the KI magazine) at the reception when we checked in. We stayed one night at the KI Seaside Inn and enjoyed with the beautiful sea view in front of us. The bed was comfortable. What more can we ask for?

The only issue we had was inconsiderate guest staying next door who smoked in the balcony inspite of the non-smoking sign. We had to close the balcony door. There goes our enjoyment of the sea breeze. Perhaps a penalty that hurts the pocket for offenders may help resolve the problem.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank SusanKublick
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Alexander S, Owner at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay with us and thank you for your kind comments about the "famous" owner. We are very lucky to have a beautiful location with excellent sea views and happy to hear that you had a comfortable stay with us.

All of our rooms are non smoking and if we are aware of guests smoking in rooms we apply a penalty for extra cleaning.

Kind Regards
Chris
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Property: Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn
Address: 7 Cygnet Rd, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > Kingscote
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
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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