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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We got caught out with accommodation on Kangaroo Island and phoned this hotel to see if there were 3 nights available. We spoke to Bryan who helped us out immensely, was exceptionally friendly and even helped point out the places to visit on Kangaroo Island. The room was very neat and clean, although the place is old, we weren't fussed...

Thank Melissa K
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We stayed here for one night while on holiday on KI. As other reviewers have mentioned, it is an older style motel that hasn't had any major upgrades in a long time. The bed was comfortable but the bathroom was definitely showing its age eg broken and mismatched tiles. However it is quite good value - we paid $125 which...

Thank simone_a13
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Booked a 10 day break with 1 weeks notice during school holidays. From the first Phone call to the Island Motel, we were convinced it was a winner. We were given an adjoining room to make our 10 day stay more comfortable as we were a family of 4. The resort managers were the most helpful and friendly people ever,...

Thank bcdsom
Islandmotelkingscote, Manager at Island Motel Kingscote, responded to this review

Thanks very much, it's people like you that make running our motel worthwhile. Our aim is for everyone to have the same positive experience and given our breakfasts in the dining room guests can have great interaction with one another and us.

Paphos, Cyprus
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Motel is older but bed very comfortable and within walking distance to town centre and several pubs etc., for meals. Breakfast provided and was more than sufficient. Reception was only open for limited times but staff very helpful and informative. Indoor swimming pool, extra towels provided. Free bbq with all utensils provided.

1Thank Gillian L
Islandmotelkingscote, Manager at Island Motel Kingscote, responded to this review

Although the reception is not manned all the time we live on the property and are available most of the time. We try to make your stay as pleasant as possible by the provision of free facilities.

Bendigo, Australia
Reviewed 8 March 2016

This motel is quite old but is clean and tidy. Location is good, but then being such a small town, that's not hard :) Brian, the manager tries hard to please and doesn't fail. His knowledge on what to see, where to go is second to none. The rooms are , well, they are good enough for a sleep and...

Thank B H
Islandmotelkingscote, Manager at Island Motel Kingscote, responded to this review

Thankyou very much for taking the time to review our motel, it helps our determination to improve.

Hong Kong
Reviewed 27 January 2016

It is old and very basic motel. People should not expect a 5-star luxury hotel at this price and this location. The location is super convenience; everything is just around there– supermarket, gas station & laundry etc. The wi-fi reception in the breakfast room and reception counter area is very strong and stable (but not in the room, this is...

1Thank EllieChan
Islandmotelkingscote, Manager at Island Motel Kingscote, responded to this review

Thank you, it's great to hear praise for our staff as they make management so much easier.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We are a family of five and we stayed in a family room which had a double bed, a single bed, bunks & a trundle. This was all crammed into a small motel room so we kept tripping over our bags. Luckily we didn't need the trundle as there would have been no room for it. The motel is old...

Thank Maree774
Islandmotelkingscote, Manager at Island Motel Kingscote, responded to this review

Thanks Maree 774, the internet is about to be upgraded by our new owners to handle the extra load that full occupancy places on it. The fridge door we were not aware of but will look into. The room size is harder to handle but we do endeavour to cater for families economically by providing this number of beds in...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed two nights, and as per everything on Kangaroo Island, expensive for what you get. Staff are wonderful and friendly. Rooms are old, but believe it has been sold for redevelopment. The rooms are original 1960's and look it. But main thing it has been kept and clean. A step back in time to great old fashioned style holidays with...

Thank Alian-BNE
Alice Springs, Australia
Reviewed 17 November 2015

I felt like a plant being watered by a drip system when I took a shower; no water pressure, barely a stream of water. We were told there was free Wi-Fi in the room, but it never worked. The only place we could access it was in the reception area, and since it was never open in the evening when...

Thank falconoc_50
Islandmotelkingscote, Manager at Island Motel Kingscote, responded to this review

At the time of stay we were off island on a weeks break and the WiFi needed rebooting to free up access. The relief manager did this after a couple of days but it was obviously too late for these guests. The shower taps have now been replaced. The pool is indoors and is always open, yes it is covered...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Booked 3 nights stayed one .okay lost our money but Better to get out than lose two nights in a miserable dingy place that hasn't had any real money spent on it in decades.Nice new management and old owners giving a review cuts no ice with me can't make a silk purse out of an old sows ear ,it's a...

3Thank Ivor P
Islandmotelkingscote, Manager at Island Motel Kingscote, responded to this review

We arranged a change of rooms as the client had booked a double room and wanted a twin, The twin was more expensive but no extra charge was made. We authorised the booking agency to refund one nights stay as the guests dropped the key back 2 hours after normal checkout time. We were disappointed with the guests attitude with...

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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Island Motel Kingscote

Address: 4 Telegraph Road, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia (Formerly Island Resort Motel)
Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > Kingscote
Price Range: ₹ 5,854 - ₹ 8,304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Island Motel Kingscote 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Food is expensive on Kangaroo Island, take as many provisions as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles gillianl59, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
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“The Island Motel is on the road that runs along the beach, so there are good views & great walks!”
 of 5 bubbles Perceptions_Now, 29 Mar 2015 | Read review
“If you are in a wheel chair advise on booking, there are some rooms more accessable than others, our room accomodated a couple plus a singe bed and a bunk but they were pretty close together in one room.”
 of 5 bubbles This_is_Beth, 28 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Ours was OK but the adjacent hospital air-con noise at night was a bit annoying. Rooms on the north side may be better.”
 of 5 bubbles 254JohnH, 11 Sep 2012 | Read review
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