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Review of Kangaroo Island Seafront

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Kangaroo Island Seafront
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Penneshaw
Shepparton, Australia
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Enjoyed our stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

It looks a bit dated from the outside - the sign had faded and we actually drove past it as we didn't realise we'd arrived. But the Seafront Room we had was clean and comfortable - except for where you could feel the 2 single beds pushed together in the centre. Breakfast was lovely. Didn't use the pool as the weather was too cold for me. Free wifi is a bonus, however it was a bit annoying having to get a new code every 24 hours especially as it's free. Should just give a voucher for each day at checkin along with the breakfast vouchers.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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seafront49, Manager at Kangaroo Island Seafront, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Dear kait1989

Thankyou for staying at Kangaroo Island Seafront and taking the time to share your thoughts. We value all feedback and are also pleased to advise we have new signage in the works.
We trust you had enjoyable time on Kangaroo Island. We look forward to seeing you again at Kangaroo Island Seafront.

Kind Regards
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Federal Way, Washington
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371 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

We booked a double room but ended up in a spacious and comfortable garden cottage with a large sitting room and kitchen area and a larger than normal bathroom. There was a small deck out front with a table and 2 chairs. I would definitely recommend these cottages. Internet was very slow but this seemed to be a problem everywhere on Kangaroo Island. Easy walk to the hotel from ferry but steep up hill. Budget rental car office was 2 blocks away as was IGA grocery and penguin night walk.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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seafront49, Manager at Kangaroo Island Seafront, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Dear fsdukejr

Thankyou for staying at Kangaroo Island Seafront. It was good to read your room was above your expectations. We trust you had enjoyable time on Kangaroo Island. We look forward to seeing you again at Kangaroo Island Seafront.

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Salinas, California, United States
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

Penneshaw is the tiny port city on Kangaroo Island. We didn't realize that we would be stuck there for 2-1/2 days, without a car and there is no public transportation. On one day we went on an excellent tour operated by Sealink Travel Group to the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, Pamdana Wildlife Park, Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Remarkable Rocks, but the other days were a loss. After we had walked (in a freezing cold wind) to the Visitor Center and checked out the one intriguing shop, there just wasn't anything to do. It was too cold to stay out and the charming little museum didn't open until mid-afternoon. If you come here on a three-day tour, make sure you get two tours! and make sure your package includes the transfers from the port to the hotel to the airport. The hotel is listed as 4-star, whatever that means. We stayed in a room with a nice view. The wind howled around like someone was singing opera! Only breakfast is served in the hotel; for other meals you need to go across the street to the old Penneshaw Hotel (owned by the same company). The dining room was pleasant although the food was average. It looks like locals spend a lot of time in the bar which was pretty lively.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Anne H
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Nicola P, Manager at Kangaroo Island Seafront, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Dear Ann,

Thankyou for choosing to stay at the Kangaroo Island Seafront, It is dissappointing that you didn't recieve more information on Kangaroo Island from your travel agent. Here at the Seafront we offer complimentary transfers from Ferry to Hotel with prior arrangements (your agent needed to advise us if this was required)

Kangaroo Island is a unique destination that requires planning ahead. To avoid disappointment, tours and transport bookings are strongly recommended before arrival.
We thank you for the feedback
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013 via mobile

This hotel is on the esplanade overlooking the beautiful ocean a and greenery of KI.
Greeted by a lovely lady who gave us a full run down of the hotel and penneshaw..
Due to previous tripadvisor posts about the seafront room I was expecting it to be small, but was happily surprised. Very comfortable size for a couple with a lovely balcony overlooking the ocean.
Cafes, hotels and take away all within walking distance. Glad we chose penneshaw to stay and not kingscote

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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seafront49, Manager at Kangaroo Island Seafront, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Dear B0bla

Thankyou for choosing to stay at the Kangaroo Island Seafront and taking the time to share your thoughts. It was pleasing to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us and enjoyed the town of Penneshaw. We hope to welcome you to the Kangaroo Island Seafront again.

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Sydney
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40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

We recently stayed for our last night on KI. It was a shame it rained as we would have loved to have used the pool and the putt putt golf. We stayed in the older garden cottages but you really would not know they are older. Modern inside with lovely decor. Friendly staff and a lovely hot and cold buffet breakfast the following morning. Definitely would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sheerness, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013 via mobile

This accommodation was on a lovely part of Kangaroo island, we had a very comfortable room right on the end of the block which was very very windy. The shower facilities were better than most and there was a lovely cooked breakfast included in our package which was brilliant.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Level Contributor
57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

It seems the days we tried to book on the island were quite busy and the very last room available was the Budget 2 Bedroom cottage so we took it.
As we knew this was the budget room for where we were staying, we knew not to expect anything amazing. This cottage was very cute and very large. There were 2 good sized bedrooms and a small bathroom which just had a shower and a toilet.
We were completely satisfied with the accommodation for the purposes we needed it for.
The breakfast was not included in our package and seeing as we had to catch the 7.30am ferry, we didn't have much choice but to purchase the buffet breakfast as there was not an a la carte option available. The food was nice but it seemed expensive for the place we were staying in.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank holygrail42
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Additional Information about Kangaroo Island Seafront

Property: Kangaroo Island Seafront
Address: 49 North Tce, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5222, Australia
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Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > Penneshaw
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Penneshaw
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Kangaroo Island Seafront 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Seafront is perfectly situated in Penneshaw - Gateway to Kangaroo Island, and overlooks the magnificent Backstairs Passage. Kangaroo Island is totally unspoilt with white beaches, stunning coastlines and home to an abundance of wildlife. If you're looking for four-star accommodation in an idyllic setting, this is surely the place, located on the Esplanade just 500 metres from the Sealink Ferry Terminal. The Kangaroo Island Seafront has 16 rooms and 12 Villas.....Choose from the 4star Sea Front Rooms with spectacular views and private balcony, 4star Sorrento's rooms located upstairs in the original guest building or the sanctuary of our Deluxe Villas. Bringing the family? Why not stay in one of our 1, 2 or 3 bedroom Villas. FREE WiFi for all our guests ... more   less 
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