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Hanson Bay Cabins

14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 December 2013

The Hanson Bay cabins are very comfortable and excellent place to relax enjoy the view. Outside of the cabin is a beautiful vie of a beach. You can even go there to enjoy the breeze and marvel at the clear water and blue skies.The cabins are very warm and the beds are comfortable . There are also 2 possums that...

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Pukekohe
Reviewed 15 October 2013

We recently spent 3 nights and loved it! Yes, the cabins are rustic and there were some gaps between the logs on the walls, but the kitchen was well equipped and our cabin was clean and tidy. It looks as though there was new windows and sliding glass doors recently installed which highlighted the fabulous views. We were visited by...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 14 July 2013

My husband and 9 year old son stayed here in March this year. It was a return visit as a couple of years previously we had discovered the cabins and stayed . We love Hanson Bay and love the stunning views, the remoteness , the great wildlife which ventures near the front doors ( on the first visit we saw...

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Adelaide
Reviewed 27 June 2013

This was our third stay a Hanson Bay Cabins - we love the location. James Tomlinson made an effort to fit in our larger party of 9, even after I made a mistake with the dates. The cabins are basic but all you need for a beachside holiday. The pluses are the remoteness and the location just above a beautiful...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2013

This is a nice place. The cabins are fine but what makes it is the location and the view over the bay. We initially booked for three nights but extended the visit to four after we arrived. The are six cabins, a row of four and a pair. We stayed in Dun Cow, at the end of the block of...

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2Thank njohnb
London
Reviewed 25 January 2013

We loved Hanson Bay Cabins. The location can't be topped, the view is simply spectacular. They are perched above elemental Hanson Bay, where you can watch the Southern Ocean breakers thundering in. There are 3 beaches, all of which are safe to swim in (we especially liked the second beach). These cabins belong to the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary 3km...

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2Thank Angel2001
Berlin
Reviewed 15 January 2013

If you're looking for luxury cabins, don't book in here. But if you want a quiet place to stay, fantastic views, a bit of local wildlife and a well equipped cabin, don't hesitate to go here. We really enjoyed our stay here, just a few km off the standard tourist routes. Take the chance for an early visit to nearby...

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Austin, TX
Reviewed 14 January 2013

The best things about Hanson Bay Cabins is the beautiful view from the porch and the wildlife surrounding it. You can look down on Hanson Bay which is just a short, 5-minute walk down the hill and hear the crashing waves to lull to sleep at night. The water is a gorgeous blue, and the nearest beach is safe for...

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4Thank TexRamblinMom
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 10 December 2012

Most places we've stayed which describe themselves as log cabins actually fill in the gaps between the logs. Not so Hanson Bay Cabins. We cannot begin to tell you how many mosquitoes decided to visit us each night and feast on us. Also, it does not tell you in the property description that the tap water is not potable, making...

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KANGAROOS10, Manager at Hanson Bay Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. firstly the water supply. The water provided at he cabins is safe and drinkable. As with the majority of settlements on KI and throughout remote Australia rainwater is collected through the year, filtered, stored and used on demand. when this resource is used up, we purchase town water from Kingscote with it delivered in bulk...

Nice, France
Reviewed 23 November 2012

I booked a stay there for the end of 2011 before holiday high season, yet after a mad border control at Australian customs in WA, I cancelled Australian journey, asked manager James Tomlinson that if he was not kind enough to refund booking in this situation I was not responsible of, he might refund GST and convert balance in a...

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KANGAROOS10, Manager at Hanson Bay Cabins, responded to this review

Firstly let’s get this straight, you have never been here an never stayed with us. Your entry into Australia was denied by customs and federal police. You booked accommodation and cancelled and lost your deposit of 20%. Your emails to myself and staff of threats and extortion have been passed onto South Australian police. We do not tolerate any form...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are pleased to offer you a choice of six self-contained beach side cabins for your next holiday at beautiful Hanson Bay on Kangaroo Island. Each log cabin features picture windows and spectacular ocean views of the rugged coast and Southern Ocean. The Hanson Bay cabins overlook the pristine beach and sparkling waters of Hanson Bay. They are ideally positioned to capture the wonderful cooling sea breezes during summer, while the slow combustion wood fire ensures that your are warm and snug during the cooler months. Four of the self contained holiday cabins contain two bedrooms, a bathroom, and open plan kitchen and living areas.Two Cabins are one bedroom and fully self contained. Each cabin features slate floors, electric oven/cooker, refrigerator and a shared laundry. Fully equipped kitchen and full linen are supplied. The main bedroom features a queen bed and built-in robes. The second bedroom is equipped with two single beds. An extra single bed, cot and high chair are available if required. There is also a BBQ (barbecue) and a deck area available. Birds during the day and abundant wildlife at night make this a very popular holiday destination for nature lovers. Hanson Bay is also a fantastic location for swimming, fishing, snorkeling, canoeing, bushwalking or just relaxing. Bring your swimming gear, fishing rods, bicycles and comfortable walking shoes to make the most of your escape to Hanson Bay. There are also plenty of fascinating places to visit nearby. A short drive from the Hanson Bay Holiday Cabins will take you to Kelly Hill Caves, Flinders Chase National Park, Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch and Platypus Walks. Those staying in the cabins receive free access to our Koala Walk - as well as a discounted entry fees to our Nocturnal Walks. Hanson Bay Sanctuary now has its new visitor centre and cafe, At the Koala Walk, 7km from the cabins (yes, its a large property!) we are open for food, drinks, coffee, souvenirs or just a chat from 8am until 6pm in Spring and Summer and 9am until 5pm in Autumn and Winter.We also sell bread and milk, and regularly organise provisions for visiting guests by prior arrangement. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hanson Bay Cabins

Address: 476 Hanson Bay Rd, Karatta, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > Karatta
Price Range: ₹ 8,555 - ₹ 14,538 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hanson Bay Cabins 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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