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“Pleasant stay at a small hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kangaroo Island Seafront

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Kangaroo Island Seafront
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Penneshaw
Onancock, Virginia
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113 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Pleasant stay at a small hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2006

My husband and I had a very nice stay on Kangaroo Island at the Seafront for 2 nights using their Romantic Getaway Package. The room was on the top floor (second or first depending on how you count) and had a great view of the ocean, though it is across the road.

The room was large and had a nice balcony. Although it was winter, it was warm by my New England standards. Everything was clean, though a little worn. We ate both meals in their restaurant, which we thought was very good and had very personal service. The full breakfast included in the package was first rate too.

There are self laundry facilities. Too bad it was too cold to use the pool - looked most inviting in its garden. All in all a nice friendly stay on an extremely nice island.

  • Liked — Its location, close to ferry, peguin beach, Post, little business center, grocery store, and that's about all there is on Kangaroo Island aside form the great scenery.
  • Disliked — Stairs, but they are everywhere.
  • Stayed July 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 Thank vwp
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2006

My mother and I found the Seafront Hotel of excellent standard. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The staff went out of their way to accomodate special needs. Our room was a two single bed and was very clean and comfortable. There were fairy penguins in the carpark as we were eating dinner in the restaurant. Very cute. Good spot to launch the Highlights tour from.
Would recommend.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2006

They messed up our reservation for twin beds, however there was no problem upgrading our room since there was a vacancy. A class act operation. As a result we got to see the cheap rooms and the cottages. Both were appropriate for the money. You don't have to stay in your room - there is a lovely pool/hot tub/garden area and a bar to relax in. Across the street is a lovely park by the water.

The location is excellent - near the ferry, Budget rent-a-car, and the fairy penguins. We only stayed overnight. Got there late, saw the penguins, slept and took off for Cape Couedic early the next day.

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2006

We stayed 3 nights at this hotel, in a deluxe ocean front room, situated at the front of the hotel, on the ground floor. The bedroom was quiet and spacious with slightly tired but comfortable furnishings.
We enjoyed the view of the ocean from our room, but it was somewhat hampered by the parked cars on the road between the hotel and the seafront. We think that a room on the 1st floor would have been better for appreciating the ocean views.
We dined one evening at the hotel's restaurant, "Sorrento's". The food was very good and reasonably priced. We liked that the menu & wine list both featured and highlighted local Kangaroo Island produce.
The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful.
There was open air car parking on premises.
The town's main shop, pub, takeaways (pizza and fish and chips) and post office were a short walk from the hotel.
Despite the fact that most of the major sights on the island are a fair drive away from Penneshaw we would still think that Penneshaw is a good base for travellers.

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2006

Good hotel although old. Rooms are charming and clean. Be aware, no elevators. Would stay again. Food in the restaurant very good but expensive.

  • Stayed December 2005
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2004

We stayed at the Penneshaw Seafront Hotel, Kangaroo Island and loved it, the food was very good, the Chef was so funny, we were not in the room very much as we spent 2 full days touring, loved going to see the Fairy Penguins at night, we could just walk there.

Parndana Wildlife park was a highlight, Remarkable Rocks, Admiralty Arch, Seal Bay, Eucalyptus factory, actually all the tours, just the driving around the island, we seemed to be going back and forth.

Our bus driver was very good and we had him both days so it was like a private tour.

We would like to go back after we have seen more of Australia.

  • Stayed October 2004
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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9 Thank Chloe
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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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