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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is conveniently located just outside the nearby national park so it's a great base for exploring the local hikes and animal life, plus the Remarkable Rocks and Admiral Arch. There were wallabies in the grounds near the restaurant during the evening and we were able to get within a few metres so they were not timid. The restaurant...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buildings are well integrated in the environment. Rooms could be updated for the price. We had dinner at the restaurant and loved it, it's not cheap but it was great food and elaborated dishes !!! Careful staff is nice but service is slow. We took a take-away picnic, it was good for a reasonable price. Breakfast was really average. After...

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Europe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This property only has pros: - location: in the middle of the wilderness area with koalas, kangaroos, birds in the area; after a dusk tammar wallabies come to drink from a little pool next to the main building, koalas are everywhere around in the trees; - rooms: nice, spacious, very clean; - staff: very nice, friendly and helpful; - restaurant:...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in an Eco Lodge room which had holes in the bathroom wall where fittings had been removed and was generally tired and in need of an update. It was spacious enough but we were disappointed. The room also hadn't been cleaned properly before we arrived - in particular the microwave was filthy. It has a great location.

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UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in an eco Lodge room. Perfectly comfortable and acceptable if a little tired, and (like everything else on Kangaroo Island) overpriced. Room had everything you need including WC/shower, a/c, rv and tea/coffee making facilities. Large double bed is two singles pushed together - mind the gap! Setting is glorious, with plenty of woodland walks and just a few...

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Ok first of all there are surely much worse places to stay in and remote lodges tend to be a bit pricy on general. Let's start with the positive things. The location is great. 10 minutes drive to flinders Chase national park and even around the hotel some nice walls with the opportunity to spot wildlife. Very very nice staff....

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Everything was fantastic - from the great emails organising accommodation, venue facilities, 3 course dinner for 30, staff, breakfast - there was nothing we could fault. The food for the dinner was amazing - could have been a gourmet meal in a city restaurant. The staff were very polite, helpful and happy. All 30 of us would love to return.

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Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The retreat is a good place to stay when visiting Flinders Chase for the first time. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable, although the air con in ours was pretty noisy. Staff were friendly & helpful and good provided service The restaurant is quiet good with a small but good menu at night, mind you there is no where...

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Sunbury, Australia
Reviewed 30 September 2016

KIWR is almost literally the only place to stay (and quite literally the only place to get a decent breakfast and evening meal) on the western end of Kangaroo Island. It's fortunate then that there are at least two standards of accommodation to choose from and that (in our case) the "Courtyard Suites" are very very comfortable and highly recommended....

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stayed here for two nights recently and were happy with the accommodation. KIWR is located just outside the Flinders Chase NP so very handy to see all the sites there. It is set in natural bushland and is pretty remote, so it's handy that there's an onsite restaurant - which is good because it's not safe to drive a...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perfectly situated adjacent Flinders Chase National Park a unique mix of eco-friendly facilities, local food and wine and located in the middle of the forrest provide an unforgettable wilderness experience. The idyllic location provides the perfect base for discovering the splendor of Kangaroo Island's natural wonders before returning to the tranquillity of the retreat to enjoy comfortable accommodation in the company of friendly native animals and an amazing array of birdlife. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat

Address: Lot 1 South Coast Road, Flinders Chase, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > Flinders Chase
Price Range: RM417 - RM874 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 31
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Also Known As:
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Hotel Flinders Chase
Hotel Kangaroo Island
Wilderness Retreat Kangaroo Island
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“Rooms 1and 2 are close to the reception and you could get the Wifi in your room”
 of 5 bubbles TheTrick70, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Pay more for a nicer room, the eco-lodge rooms are very tired”
 of 5 bubbles Nixxypies, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“need more lights”
 of 5 bubbles lizar955, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are in good area and not far from restaurant and breakfast hall.”
 of 5 bubbles lucianoferro61, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Courtyard suites have balconies so you can watch the wildlife”
 of 5 bubbles jones4m4m, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
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