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Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn

7 Cygnet Rd, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223 Australia
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Superior King Room
Room & Suite (112)
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AU$182
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4.0
#1 of 2 motels in Kingscote
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
The Seaside Inn is a family run business with 20 ocean view rooms. It has a great reputation for exceptional service and value. Located 1km from the main town of Kingscote it offers a great location for your Kangaroo Island holiday. Here you will get a true 'Kangaroo Island' experience.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Beach
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Outdoor furniture
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Iron
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Languages Spoken
English
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Kate wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This peaceful motel facility was the perfect choice for myself & my mother. It’s ideal for those who cannot use stairs with ramps to the upper level. We were looking for a quiet place to stay, to rejuvenate, catch up on some business & as a base to visit the islands attractions. Our room was extremely clean & the staff were very friendly. They also went out of their way to provide much needed information about sights to visit on the Island. It’s located right on the seafront 1km from the Main Street (10 mins walk) which is ideal for those who don’t have transport. Extremely comfortable beds, spacious rooms & fabulous showers. The buffet breakfast covered everything you could ask for. A great little yacht club on the beachfront serves meals on Friday nights. We will definitely recommend to our friends/family & will be back. Thanks
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Motel_Manager_2015, Receptionist at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn
Responded 8 Feb 2020
Hi There, We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Kangaroo Island thanks you for coming to see all the beautiful locations and sites to be seen which has helped with the recovery of the island. Best regards, Gaenor
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fescott7 wrote a review Jan 2022
11 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I find it really frustrating when I review a hotel carefully and pick a location that has 4 stars to arrive to accomodation that doesn’t look like the photos. The decor is very cheap and basic, ashtrays outside room full of old cigarette butts, garden in desperate need of weeding, picking up rubbish and tidying up. The bathroom been done up recently but the shower head was not functioning properly and had a single stream flowing and toilet roll holder loose.
Road workers were staying at this hotel with numerous trucks parked so when they left in the early hours of the morning we were woken. Would be nice if perhaps the trucks were parked out on the street.
Overall pretty basic place that is barely maintained and very outdated and tired.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Angelism wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia182 contributions80 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The place is 15 min walk from the restaurants and right in front of the bay. You can easily complete the 5km walking trail that starts close by. The water is calm and good for swimming, taking the boat, and kayaking. The hotel serves only breakfast. The rooms are a good size but the walls are thin so you can hear the neighbor snore.
Overall, a nice place to stay.

The bushfires have affected the island but this area is safe.

I pray for the safety of everyone here.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All the rooms are good.
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Response from Motel_Manager_2015, General Manager at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Hi Angelism, Thanks very much for the great review. I am glad the weather was good enough to go for a swim. The walking trail that leaves from the front is a great experience and takes in some amazing views, we are glad you got to enjoy it. Many Thanks, Michael
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Great Dane wrote a review Dec 2020
Kangaroo Island, Australia12 contributions9 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Staying in Kingscote for 5 nights was the first mistake of our trip to Kangaroo Island. Practically nothing open over the Xmas - NY break. So paying $220 per night for basically a motel room in hindsight was way overpriced. The room was clean and staff were friendly. The bed was hard and pillows were thin. Cups and glasses were not changed or cleaned unless we did it ourself. The windows out to the sea view were filthy. The car park had rubbish floating around. $5 to use a broken washing machine was a bit much and the dryer was also broken. If it cost under $100 per night I probably wouldn’t have even written a review, but at $220 per night for basic services is ridiculous. Only real positive is the shower pressure was amazing.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Megan H wrote a review Mar 2023
8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Very clean, lovely staff. Unfortunately room had large rip in door fly screens so we could not enjoy sea breeze. Not enough pillows. Continental breakfast was $15 each for basic toast and cereal.

No face washers provided. The bathroom tap dripped. And tiles were chipped, overall just very dated.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Paul E wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia121 contributions26 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A great place to base yourself from when visiting Kangaroo Island. Rooms all have sea views and are well maintained - there’s also plenty of parking. A family friendly beach is just across the road and Kingscote’s Main Street is a 5 minute drive. Staff are friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Motel_Manager_2015, General Manager at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Hi Paulevans2108, Thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. All the best, Michael
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Rhonda W wrote a review Mar 2023
Melbourne, Australia306 contributions94 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a Ferry/hotel package deal. There was a lot of work going on around the place. Our room was pretty good, although the towels were grey in colour and very thin. Beds were comfy. Rooms are not serviced unless you slide the little sign across the door. Unfortunately for us, this meant we ended up with an almost overflowing rubbish bin by our 3rd day. Be mindful of the fact that the place is a couple of minutes drive out of town and there's no taxis on Kangaroo Island. We would have loved to have tried the Indian food, but only found out there was actually an Indian restaurant when we went to write this review on Trip Advisor! There is very little information about the area in the room and very little info offered on check in (eg that there was an Indian restaurant on site). The rooms are very dated, but it looks like there's a bit of work being done as our bathroom had been updated. There are absolutely no cooking facilities in the room, so don't expect to have a microwave or toaster. The hosts did offer for us to use the toaster in the dining room, but that was all too hard really. All in all, an OK stay, but it wasn't really worth the money we paid in our opinion.
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Date of stay: February 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Try and get an upstairs room for the view.
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Jules P wrote a review Nov 2023
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom21 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
On arrival at 14:16 we tried to get our key but the hotel reception was locked and there appeared to be no one around. Phoned the contact number I had and the manager/ owner advised that he had popped into town for some food. He came straight back and was quickly resolved and was shown to our room.
It was apparent from outside it needed a bit of a clean up.
The room itself was large and again some of it was a little too red the table and chairs had seen better days but still functional, mirror needed a better clean and there was lots of dust on top of the lights over the bed. The bedding was very clean the bed large and comfortable. The fridge was stocked with milk and water and there was plenty of tea and coffee. The bathroom overall looked new and was lovely however the shower cubicle required a better clean especially at the bottom where it was marked and black. Towels were clean the floor mat ragged.
Shower gel, shampoo and conditioner was provided along with hand soap.
Overall the hotel did what it needed to do, they are quite obviously trying to offer some home comforts. We was happy to stay and in fairness we were happy to stay there and would return again .
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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travelbugDelhi wrote a review Feb 2020
New Delhi, India788 contributions163 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed only 1 night in this motel with a very good location just across the street from the beach. The room was spacious & reasonably clean & quiet. The bathroom was tiny & not nice at all with a very used shower curtain. Breakfast was hot & adequate with really delicious baked tomatoes. The owner was hands on,very friendly & chatty.He also told us about the seals at the jetty which was a good tip as we spent a happy hour watching them play & also spotted some gorgeous pelicans & lots of blck faces cormorants.
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Date of stay: October 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Response from Motel_Manager_2015, Receptionist. at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn
Responded 29 Feb 2020
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time for the review. We pride on providing clean and comfortable rooms and friendly, welcoming atmosphere for our quests. The Ocean View Queen room do have the older bathroom, however these are very clean. It is wonderful having a variety of wildlife right here in Kingscote and we love hearing about the enjoyment everyone has seeing them. Thank you for staying with us and supporting the recovery of Kangaroo Island. Best regards, Gaenor
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Mandy S wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our room suited our family nicely. It was spacious and easily accessible. Loved the ocean view and just a short walk into town. The staff were welcoming and accommodating and all facilities for breakfast and dinner were everything you needed and thought of. Relaxed atmosphere and friendly.
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Date of stay: March 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Any of the rooms have an ocean view, a great base to come back to after travelling the island all...
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Response from Motel_Manager_2015, General Manager at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn
Responded 17 Mar 2020
Hi 747mandys, Thanks for your kind review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our meals we good. It's great to hear the staff are delivering our usual high standard off service. Many Thanks, Michael
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Answer from Motel_Manager_2015
Adelaide, Australia2 contributions
Hi Emma, Yes we have a self service laundry on site. It is open 24 hours and takes coins which we can change at the office if you need. We also have powder available and dryers which again take coins or if you prefer there is a cloths line with pegs which is free. Regards, Alex
harveymoondog asked a question Jan 2017
Cartmel, United Kingdom57 contributions24 helpful votes
how far from ferry and is there a bus
Answer from Motel_Manager_2015
Adelaide, Australia2 contributions
The ferry arrives in Penneshaw which is a 45min drive to the town of Kingscote, where we are located. Kingscote is the largest town on Kangaroo Island and is well located for touring the island. There is no public transport on Kangaroo Island but there are shuttles which can be arranged through the ferry company SeaLink or KI Transfers. More information is available on our website.
Denise L asked a question June 2016
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
is breakfast available ?
Answer from Motel_Manager_2015
Adelaide, Australia2 contributions
Breakfast is available every morning from 7:30-9:00am and is $15 for adults and $10 for kids. It is and extensive continental buffet breakfast with cereal, toast, juice, tea & coffee as well as fresh fruit, home-made quiche, home-made muffins, house-made oven roasted tomatoes, prosciutto, cheese, KI Free Range hard boiled eggs and more.
Denise V asked a question Mar 2018
Ronchi dei Legionari, Italy80 contributions14 helpful votes
Good evening, I will soon be a guest at your hotel. I would like to know if there is wi fi, thank you
Answer from Motel_Manager_2015
Adelaide, Australia2 contributions
Hi Denise, Yes we have free WiFi in all rooms and the restaurant.
Nishant M wrote a tip Apr 2023
2 contributions7 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check other hotels nearby as they have better prices and amenities "
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Rhonda W wrote a tip Mar 2023
Melbourne, Australia306 contributions94 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try and get an upstairs room for the view. "
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eastyge wrote a tip Jan 2023
adelaide306 contributions50 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"KI, not good to go on a Monday"
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The Traveling Salesman wrote a tip June 2022
Adelaide, Australia41 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I can’t think of any negatives"
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John B wrote a tip May 2022
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ramps led to upstairs rooms so not a problem for anyone"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$161 - AU$186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
comfort inn kingscote, kingscote comfort inn
LOCATION
AustraliaSouth AustraliaKangaroo IslandKingscote
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn?
Nearby attractions include Fine Art Kangaroo Island (1.0 km), Kangaroo Island Gallery (0.9 km), and Kingscote Gift Shop (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cactus - Coffee, Food, Bar, Kangaroo Island Fresh Seafoods, and Bella Cafe Restaurant & Pizza Bar.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Reeves Point Historical Site (2.1 km) and Old Wisanger School (3.3 km).
Does Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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