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“Relaxed, luxurious, beautiful”
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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TieTravel...
Adelaide, Australia
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86 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Relaxed, luxurious, beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014 for a stay in January 2014

A good holiday means staying in a place that relaxes and inspires and this place did all these The house is stylishly decorated, with plentiful supply of good books and music to make one want to cocoon one self on the sofa and never to venture out but just gaze at the ferry coming in and an odd wallaby dropping by in front of the deck. We did venture out though and enjoyed lazy lunch at Chapman River wines, discovered a hidden beach at Stokes bay and sampled local honey. But the highlight was always heading back at night to our home away from home. The bottle shop supplied the excellent Chapman Rover Rose, the sunset was to die for and that night we caught a glimpse of a resident albino kangaroo. A perfect ending to a perfect stay. And that is with a toddler in tow!! A miracle really...

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: the stylish yet relaxed decor
Liked least: nothing - loved it
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Blue_Moon...
Mornington Peninsula
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Outstanding Hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2013 for a stay in January 2013

What can I say about our stay at Thorn Park on the Island. We arrived about a week ago, and there is always some hesitation when arriving at your chosen lodgings but as soon as we pulled up in the car and saw all the wildlife surrounding the house, the beautiful deck and the magnificent view, we knew we had chosen well (or at least Mum had!!!). But once we got inside we couldn't believe how spacious and beautifully furnished it was and that David and Michael had thought of everything. They obviously enjoy this house and use it a lot, there are a lot of books, music, movies and artworks that reflect them and to allow us to share all of that was so generous. Mum delighted in the books, Dad in the music (big opera fan) and the children in the fact that they had the wallabies to feed every night. We leave tomorrow but it has been such a joy to stay in this special home in the lovely Penneshaw. KI is wonderful and we have enjoyed every minute. We highly recommend Seal Bay, Admirals Arch, Remarkable Rocks, Kelly Hill Caves, BushGetaway adventures with the inspiring Ben and his dream for the future. We will be back.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The view and the fact that you were surrounded by wildlife that came up to your door
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Adelaide
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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Walkerville
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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Adelaide
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
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Sally C
Melbourne, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Couldn't have asked for anything more as everything was provided.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2012 for a stay in May 2012

Thorn Park has everything you could possibly want with all the comforts of home. The views are fabulous, the beds comfortable and plenty of space for our group of 6 to spread out.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Comfort and views
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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