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Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Kingscote
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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106 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Friendly, and yes, sea views!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

The building is getting a bit old and the decor may be a bit dated, but this place is comfortable, and all the rooms do really have decent sea views. The Seaside Inn is a short way out of the centre of Kingscote, but it's a pleasant stroll into town for dinner, coffee or shopping if you don't want to drive everywhere. The dining room puts on a good dinner and breakfast, and all the staff we encountered were very helpful and friendly. This was a good base at a reasonable price for a week on Kangaroo Island.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Alexander S, Front Office Manager at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, responded to this review, 3 August 2014
Thank you for your wonderful comments on your stay with us.

Our wonderful sea views are pretty hard to beat and as you say can be viewed from all of the rooms and the dining room.

The stroll into the town centre takes about 10 minutes and offers a few cafes, hotels and a couple of restaurants.

We hope you stay with us again when you next visit Kangaroo Island

Kind regards
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

The Seaside Inn is across the street from the sea, with nice views through big windows and comfy chairs to sit it facing the sea. There's a sailing club down on the beach, and the members were doing some manuevers between buoys until the sun set. The hotel has a restaurant where we ate dinner one night. After that a busload of guests came, so we decided it would be easier to look elswhere in town. The breakfasts (Continental) were good, with lots of fresh fruit, cereals and yogurt. My husband, however, said that the coffee was really bad. The dinner was good, and it's a good idea to get there by 7:30 - it's a smallish restaurant and mainly used by guests.

The rooms are nice-looking, with brick walls, a pretty hard bed and a refrigerator plus glasses. We wondered why, if there is usually a shortage of water, the bathroom sink faucets would be separate hot and cold, causing the use of a lot of water to make it handleable.

There are washers and dryers down near the office, and there is a nominal charge for washing, but drying is free! It was a little too far for us to walk into town, so we drove.

The hotel was comfortable and clean.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank stillhall
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Alexander S, Manager at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, responded to this review, 3 August 2014
Hi,

Glad you enjoyed your stay at the Seaside Inn.

We have a wonderful location which is forever changing with the seasons and it seems you stayed with us during our summer months when the sailing club is active and is very relaxing to watch the sailing boats from the balconies at the motel, the beach or the yacht club lawns.

Our restaurant has a great local reputation as well as with overseas and interstate visitors though as we are a small business we can often be fully booked.

Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your visit to Kangaroo Island.

Kind regards
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

Rooms very well-equipped and clean, quiet, wonderful water views with upper level rooms the best and ramps as well as steps to these rooms. Best motel of the bunch. Very friendly service. Restaurant was excellent as well - best steak I have ever had - wonderful cook, well stocked bar with local wines, etc.

Room Tip: Rooms on 1st floor have better water view than ground floor.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Alexander S, Manager at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to comment on our stay with us.

We have a wonderful location with sea views from all of the rooms and receive much positive feedback on the cleanliness, location and service.

Our restaurant is open from Wednesday to Saturday and we are very popular with the local community as well who love our Friday Steak Night and receive many comments like yours "This is the best steak I have ever had" and use local produce where ever possible including local wines.

We hope to see you again next time your visit KI
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

Was very quiet location, located not far from main street of kingscote walk to pub on the water front
Room has water views, rooms were clean, had coffie & tea, beds were very hard to sleep on not much sleep

Room Tip: Quiet location, good value compared to rest island Not much sleep due to hard bed
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Alexander S, Manager at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, responded to this review, 3 May 2014
Hi,

Thanks for taking the time to comment on your stay with us.

We do receive many positive comments regarding the cleanliness of our rooms and the wonderful views from the rooms.

I am sorry to hear you did not sleep well as our beds have all been recently replaced.

I hope you enjoyed your trip to Kangaroo Island.

Kind regards
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

I stayed here earlier this week to participate in a local conference. We arrived Sunday evening when the Inn does not provide dinner but the owner drove us into town and dropped us off where we could find something to eat. It was a lovely 10 minute walk back afterwards.
Breakfast greeted us next morning - a lovely buffet of local produce. Really tempting. Far more than I needed
The rooms were not fancy but really clean, tidy and comfortable.
Can not speak highly enough of Carl who helped in sorts of small ways ( a cup of tea in the afternoon after I had checked out) Thank you for a very comfortable stay.
And the view of the bay from my room was pretty good too!
Thank you!

Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Josie M
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Alexander S, Manager at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, responded to this review, 3 May 2014
Hi,

Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us while you were working on KI.

We try to use as much local and home grown produce as possible when preparing our meals and are glad to enjoyed the continental breakfast.

All of our rooms have excellent views and we get many comments on the size and cleanliness of the rooms.

I hope your conference went well and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Kangaroo Island.
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Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

We only had one night here, but the location is nice with views over the bay and in a quiet street. Breakfast was nice, the rooms clean and nice, the service was nice... all round nice :-). We would happily stay here next time we are on KI.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Wayne S
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Alexander S, Manager at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, responded to this review, 3 May 2014
Hi,

Glad you to hear you enjoyed your trip to KI!

Thanks for taking the time to comment on your stay with us. The location of our motel is in a great location with ocean view from all of the rooms and quiet.

We include as much local and home grown produce in the meals we serve and all of the staff pride themselves in the quality of service they provide to our guests.

Would love to see you again next time you visit KI.

Kind Regards
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

Looks good, overall very good, the rooms are great design sense, but the bed was too hard ... can not easily fall asleep, others are good.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dola林
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Alexander S, Manager at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, responded to this review, 3 May 2014
hI,

Thanks for staying with us whilst on Kangaroo Island.

Our location is very quiet and the rooms all have a sea view. I am sorry to hear you did not sleep very well as our beds have all recently been replaced.

Thank you for taking your time to comment it is much appreciated.

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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
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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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