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Reviewed 12 October 2013

If you want a 5 stars hotel, don t go there. But if you want a great location by Flinder chase and the Koala Walk that s your place and the other good surprise came from the food made and serve by a young staff that cares ..One bad point will be just one of their staff who is not...

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2Thank kingshill5151
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 October 2013

The rooms in the eco lodge are quite big but they are dark and dated. The television did not work in our room, there was a problem but they couldn't fix it. Found the room to be very noisy, we could hear the people next door clearly. The restaurant only serves expensive options, they need a budget option if they...

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4Thank www1321
los angeles, ca
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Excellent base for seeing Kangaroo Island. Not much else in the area except for an outrageously expensive resort South Ocean Lodge. The setting is superb near Flinders National Park and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary with a superb night tour and opportunities to see koalas and a kangaroo that jumped over my car right in front of me driving on the...

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2Thank robw17
Reviewed 24 September 2013 via mobile

Not bad , for what it's worth we enjoyed our stay a nice quant place to stay After travelling Queensland in past years on the islands this place is something else with plenty of options of things to do and so much diversity on the island. All the staff here were very friendly and helpful.

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3Thank further65
New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 September 2013

We stayed in a family room in the Eco lodge and no complaints about the quality of the room. With a king bed and two bunk beds in the bedroom, reasonable sized sitting area, and small kitchen it worked well for us. The bathroom needs some rethinking - the water from the shower stall travels all over the bathroom making...

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1Thank WanderingLama
Southern California
Reviewed 1 September 2013

We recently stayed at KWIR as it is abbreviated by the locals. Our room had been fully renovated and was very comfortable. The rooms are well equipped for being in a remote area, beds comfortable. This is not a luxury hotel, and we didn't expect it to be. Unfortunately rainy weather kept us from seeing the reported wallabies - they...

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1Thank JTAnewport
Reston, VA
Reviewed 19 August 2013

I wasn't expecting much, given the Trip Advisor reviews I'd seen before booking, but was pleasantly surprised. Each room is clean and reasonably comfortable and has a small porch in front (but it was too cold and rainy to use it during our stay in May). There wasn't much other common space for people from different rooms to mingle. Having...

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Thank LindaReston_VA
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 8 August 2013

I stayed at the Retreat for a couple of nights in late July. Given the mixed TripAdvisor reviews, I didn’t know what to expect. But was pleasantly surprised. The Retreat offers clean & comfortable accommodation at the western end of the island – ideal as a base for 2-3 nights for exploring the national park, especially if you like photography...

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2Thank AhBeng88
East Sussex
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Our friends who live in Adelaide booked this as a treat for our visit to Kangaroo Island. The rooms were OK, but everything else was a big let down. We went for the wilderness walk, and came across what looked like the remains of a party with old beer and wine bottles and rubbish strewn everywhere. There was also a...

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1Thank Sally W
Jamestown, Australia
Reviewed 26 July 2013

Serenity. We chose to stay here so we didn't have to backtrack in our travels around the island. I wished we had based ourselves here for longer! The location was lovely and so serene. A definite highlight was the food in the restaurant. Sensational! Being part of Eat Local, they really showcase Island produce at every chance... and what an...

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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: RM474 - RM846 (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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“Choose a room with a porch -- they're bigger and have a view of the wildlife.”
Alexandrasmom817, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Pay the extra for a room on the courtyard. Makes it easy to sit on your deck/porch and watch the animals in the evening.”
TravellBuddies, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 1and 2 are close to the reception and you could get the Wifi in your room”
TheTrick70, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Pay more for a nicer room, the eco-lodge rooms are very tired”
Nixxypies, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“need more lights”
lizar955, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
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