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Reviewed 7 December 2012

Whatever negative things I may say are outweighed by the location of this lodge style hotel. The hotel is about ten minutes drive from the Flinders Chase National Park visitor center, which allows one good opportunity to engage in early morning or late day wildlife viewing without needing to drive in the dark. The primary purpose of our visit to...

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

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your comments. I agree that our location is ideal for those who wish to encounter wildlife in a peaceful environment and access the stunning Flinders Chase national park with ease. I am pleased that you enjoyed your meal in the restaurant. We have a very small kitchen and all our meals are freshly prepared so...

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2012

Beware of descriptions! The "Eco Lodge" at the site suffers a little from green-wash. Not clear what the "Eco" bit is when there's not even a plug for the bathroom basin! Perhaps "Retreat" is a way of describing "no TV". The location is terrific next to the National Park, but don't book this expecting to see lots of onsite wildlife,...

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

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your comments. The Eco Lodge is named as such because it is economical rather than specifically eco friendly. However we do practice this at the retreat and always welcome feedback regarding ways to improve reducing our impact on the environment. We will certainly rectify the missing basin plug. Although I appreciate your comments regarding the...

Reviewed 28 October 2012

Hotel staff were extremely helpful, no task to large. They are in the middle of some renovations and upgrades so there is a bit of construction clutter laying about. Nothing you cant overlook for future improvements. This hotel offers internet to its guests and that is huge at this end of the island. You are. So far away from civilization...

1Thank Reggie S
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 21 October 2012

The KI Wilderness Retreat certainly is. We stayed with 2 friends in the ECO lodge which is basically like a motel style set up which can easily sleep 6 adult s per suite. 1 large king, one set of bunks and a sofa bed, spacious kitchenette and bathroom (all disabled friendly) and a lounge area with TV (though you will...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 20 October 2012

Spent a couple of nights here with my family - mainly so that we could take in Seal's Bay as well as Flinder's Chase National Park without feeling like we were on Amazing Race. This is the only hotel besides the exorbitant Southern Ocean Lodges and the budget campavan parks for about 80km, so there isn't much to choose between...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 September 2012

I stayed for two nights, and immediately felt at ease, a comfortable setting and good staff. Nice and clean. I enjoyed the food at the restaurant, watching the waiter was like watching a dance. Stayed in one of the courtyard suites, was nice and private, plenty of space. If I head back to KI I'll go back. enjoyed my short...

1Thank Kat D
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 23 August 2012

When you are looking for an hotel on Kangaroo Island far from cities, the choice is quite limited. However, despite Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat is very isolated, they don't take advantage of that, and the place is very charming and friendly for a reasonable cost. We had a very nice room (the only strange thing was the shower without any...

2Thank ViviD78
Rome, Italy
Reviewed 23 August 2012

Spent two nights, the place is gorgeous, very close to the park. A little bit far from the ferry arrival, but lonely and in the middle of nature. We stayed in apartment, all the facilities are inside. Very nice staying, despite te bad weather.

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 20 August 2012

The Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat is a perfect base to explore the Western End of Kangaroo Island, especially the Flinders Chase National Park, where "Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch" are easily accessible. The Flinders Chase visitors centre is a must! It is a great place to start from, they have a great cafe and gift shop as well as a...

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Reviewed 16 July 2012

we booked i here for a well earned break assuming from the advertisement that we had a private courtyard where we could relax in ambient surroundings. Not so... It is a small veranda which opens onto the walk way and is opposite the restaurant. Very public. The rooms are long and dark and not for spending much time in, bathroom...

3Thank paula c

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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: RM431 - RM887 (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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“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.”
 of 5 bubbles TravellBuddies, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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