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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 March 2013

In spite of the promises made when 7 rooms (5 lodge and 2 apartments) were booked, that all rooms would have both a TV & fridge, many did not, even after changing rooms a number of times, they still could not deliver on their promise. Chairs for the breakfast bar in the lodge rooms were notable by their partial or...

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Reviewed 25 February 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Wilderness Lodge, having booked a Courtyard room with a nice terrace overlooking the lovely courtyard. The rooms are simple...like a 3-star US motel chain, and the bathroom did exude an odd smell (not sewage, just odd). the price was not cheap...but the high A$ has made Australia a not terribly great value-for-money destination. After...

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 24 February 2013

We stayed for two nights in this hotel, our room was really less than basic, (substandard) no TV and the cover bed was old and stinky. It even had some spots on it! Des gusting! The only only positive thing is that this hotel is really close the Flinders national park and other sites. We did the Koala Walk and...

Thank Blanca F
Reviewed 22 February 2013 via mobile

Well worth the drive to the end of the island. Animals everywhere. Be careful driving and give yourself enough time. Staff is fun and knowledgable. Very out back. Spend three days or more if possible. There resturant is very nice with great food and beverages. They have a fuel pump for that top off of gas that is needed.

Thank Spyglasshill
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2013

I booked this hotel purely from good reviews on the internet, being sold as luxury accommodation right next to the park, as park of our honeymoon tour around Australia and KI. The location could not be faulted but the resort was far from luxury. We stayed in the eco lodge, which apart from having a shower that used rain water...

Thank Johoria
New South Wales Australia
Reviewed 9 February 2013

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat explains it all, yes you can see the wildlife from the courtyard. This is not 5 star luxary accomodation. This is a wilderness Retreat and gosh to be with wild life at your front door..mmm awesom. We travelled from Currency Creek Vineyard after spending a night slow trip down the coast and stopped at Victor Harbor...

Thank Christina046
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2013

The hotel is basic and is located in probably the best spot to access the main attractions of the island. The rooms are similar to your normal motel room. The exception is the unique courtyard. All the staff were very welcoming - especially in the restaurant. After a long hot day it was great to have a shower then sit...

1Thank Matt M
The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 13 January 2013

Location is great, next to the entrance of the National Park, rooms are a bit gloomy, and the resort is perfect when you enjoy the atmosphere of a boy-scout camp. Food is really too pricey, but there is no alternative. A small house wallaby comes becking for food on your porch. We definitely recommend the koala evening walk in the...

Thank Paul_&_Sanderella
Reviewed 8 January 2013

KIWR has a tremendous location- just at the entrance to Flinders Chase park- and was a perfect location for our 5 days on the island. We took two courtyard rooms with interconnected doors for 2 adults and 4 kids. The rooms are nothing fancy, but that's not why you come here. The food was unexpectedly good and became one of...

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KIWR, General Manager at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we cannot thank you enough for your positive feedback. It was a pleasure having you and your family here; we sincerely hope you visit us again in the future. Best Wishes

East Grinstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2013

We had booked our room at Wilderness Retreat on-line and when we arrived there was no record of it - fortunately we had our print-out of the confirmation so we were pretty swiftly upgraded to a courtyard bath suite. I have to agree with some of the other reviews that we were slightly underwhelmed by the lack of luxury that...

Thank toasty754

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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: RM430 - RM699 (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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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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