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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat

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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.
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Park View
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Full view
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Kingscote Airport112 km
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The restaurant was excellent. Food is a little pricey but the quality makes up for it. The local wine was also much better tahn I had expected, andwas reasonably priced.

The free guided evening tour was fun and intersting.

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The rooms are old and have more of a ho
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Flinders Chase National Park is so wild and remote, but just a few km from the entrance is this wonderful retreat. Rooms are so comfortable overlooking a central courtyard where wallabies gather in the evening. The room had a double and single bed which was so large for the 2 of
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Nice location right near the national park. Animals hop around central courtyard at night which was fun. Rooms were dated and very musty smelling, only way to get rid of the smell was to leave the air conditioner running all day. Lots of noise from the generators at night and
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Response from KIWR, Front Office Manager at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat
Responded 3 weeks ago
HI Elspeth, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We apologise for not meeting your expectations. We only wish you had let us know during your stay, so that we may have had a chance to rectify any issues. Just a few points of contention however- Considering South Australia has some of the worst power issues in all of Australia, with constant black/brownouts and lulls in power, I think that we do a fair job of compensating for this issue with- solar power, generators (which are well insulated and rarely do we ever have complaints regarding them), and other power conservative methods which we use here at the Retreat. Complimentary WiFi is available for all our in-house guests in our reception lobby, as well as in our restaurant and Eco Lodge. We are constantly adding to our WiFi, and hope to soon have it throughout all the rooms also. I am unsure as to what you are talking about when you say that the menu is limited. We offer a several page menu for our dinner service, which is almost all completely local produce. We apologise for possibly getting one of your orders incorrect. Unfortunately these things are a reality of hospitality, and will happen regardless of skill and training level of staff. We wish you had let us know at the time so that we may have offered you some form of compensation. I do believe that our Retreat is absolutely fantastic for those who wish to immerse themselves in Nature- avid hikers, animal enthusiasts, photographers. Or for those who want to get out and away from the city for a few days to relax and recharge in tranquility. However- if your ideal holiday is full of Michelin Star Restaurants, limitless WiFi, pruned hedges and manicured gardens, then perhaps Sydney CBD or somewhere in Melbourne City would be more enticing. Regards, Front Office
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Stayed 6 nights at the resort in a courtyard room. Comfortable bed, clean basic facilities. Wildlife visits one end of the common courtyard, mostly Tamar Wallabies. We stocked up on food at Iva in Kingscote & stored it in our room. Had our own bowls, cutlery etc as we only requir
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Situated just outside Flinders Chase National Park this is a great base to explore the park and Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks. Room was average size, with fridge and kettle, comfy bed and plenty of hot water for showers. Packed lunches available (one will do two people!!). B
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Great view onto the courtyard, wallabies at night
Bit dated but had everything
So comfortable and great room
Superbe chambre, très confortable
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What facilities are in a Courtyard Suite? Fridge? Where can we buy milk & bread etc?
There are few facilities at the lodge itself but there are a few places where you can buy supplies not to far from the hotel.Just get the hotel to tell you where to buy from and please understand that the open times are not great Hope it helps
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Where do we go to buy provisions for meals? What cooking facilities are there? Are there other restaurant options nearby?
Our Eco Lodge Apartments have cooking facilities; 2 hot plates, a microwave & kettle. And we have a BBQ & microwave available for guests to use.
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Can you get to the accommodation with a regular sedan? Is it a dirt track?
Yes made road all the way.
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Hi we are a family of 5 - 2 parents 3 children - I am wondering what room you stayed in with 6 people? I am mostly interested in staying here because I want to be able to photograph the rocks at sun up & sun down and as people recommend not driving at dawn/dusk am looking for somewhere to stay close by. There are very limited options. Thank you for your help.
a fine ottobre fa freddo a kangaroo Island?
Sarebbe Primavera da loro
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"The rooms around the courtyard were great"
"Courtyard rooms look onto a garden frequented by wallabies."
"Talk with Darren or Lochlan they will look after you"
"Avoid the view on the parking lot"
"Recommend the courtyard suites."
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 121 - US$ 201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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kangaroo island wilderness retreat hotel flinders chasehotel kangaroo islandwilderness retreat kangaroo island
LOCATION
AustraliaSouth AustraliaKangaroo IslandFlinders Chase
NUMBER OF ROOMS
33
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