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Island Motel Kingscote

4 Telegraph Rd, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223 Australia
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#2 of 2 small hotels in Kingscote
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Island Motel Kingscote is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Kingscote, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Rooms at Island Motel Kingscote offer air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

Room service and baggage storage are some of the conveniences offered at this small hotel. A pool and free breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Island Motel Kingscote, free parking is available.

Kingscote has plenty of pubs. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Queenscliff and Zone Restaurant, which are serving up some great dishes.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular art galleries such as Fine Art Kangaroo Island and Kangaroo Island Gallery.

Enjoy your stay in Kingscote!

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Property amenities
Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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BBQ facilities
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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Dave B wrote a review Nov 2021
Vermont, Australia2 contributions
Arrived at 6pm - no one in reception, just a note re Room#. Room poor and fridge not working. Next morning tried to cancel 2nd night's booking but owner refused, telling is to claim from Expedia, called Expedia who said owner can handle cancellation. Alas credit card got charged for both nights.. . Would not return
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Carol Webb wrote a review Mar 2021
Western Australia, Australia42 contributions9 helpful votes
The motel is dated but the owner/ manager made it all the worthwhile. Our new car broke down on arrival to KI and we got to the motel late after having to have it towed. The manager a lovely women was concerned and caring and could not do enough to help us. The room was dated bit clean. We had a spa suite which was a nice touch. The hotel also includes a continental breakfast with plenty of toast and cereal. For the price we paid was good value for money and because of her we would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Leanne M wrote a review Dec 2020
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I booked here, not expecting too much as the price was right. Arrived and was greeted with a very friendly face, and so polite! She walked us to our room, and it wasn't as bad as I anticipated. The pictures online show rooms clad in a lot of wood panel but ours wasn't like that. Sure, it is dated. It is a Motel. It was functional and we had our rooms tidied and fresh towels everyday. We also had breakfast every morning that set us up on our day of sight seeing around the island. We found the bed was amazingly comfortable and the pillows were great too. If people want fancy they need to pay more and book a hotel or a private stay. Don't go cheap then complain it wasn't 5 star! This place was ran by a lovely friendly couple, who were doing all they could with what they had (they are not the owners apparently). It looks like there are plans to bulldoze and build something very very fancy but time will tell. So, book here if you know and understand what a motel experience will be. It's a lovely spot and a 3 minute walk to the beach and where the market is held.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: States you'll get a view, but I don't think any of the rooms would have one. We...
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cdmm58 wrote a review Dec 2020
Adelaide, Australia342 contributions259 helpful votes
Stayed 1 night on arrival to KI. Reception was efficient and friendly. The lady took us to the room. The room was ok, if a little dated. Bed was comfortable. its well located, walking distance to the beach and hotel. ok for the money.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Murray G wrote a review Oct 2020
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The first problem we encountered: There was no one in the office when we arrived, though it was before 6 pm. We had to call someone and get them to come over with a key for the room. One of the main reasons we picked this place -- despite the many poor reviews online -- was the swimming pool. My 2 young sons were eager to have a swim. However, we were told: "Sorry, the pool is closed. It’s been closed for a while. There was a crack in the pool." When I asked when it would be fixed, I was told casually "Don’t know if the owners will fix it ...." Then we get to the room, unpack our things, and then get to use our laptops. Having Wi-Fi is critical for us, as we are obliged to perform various business-related tasks every evening. We would NEVER have selected a hotel which does not have Wi-Fi! However, the Wi-Fi didn’t work, and again the manager was totally casual about it. He started telling me a story like a junior school student would tell a teacher. I offered various suggestions as I work in IT, and have some experience setting up Wi-Fi sources in Adelaide. However, once again, no luck! We wanted to move but it was now late at night and it was difficult to get bookings elsewhere. Fortunately my wife had brought along an Optus modem which worked OK, so we had to pay for our own Wi-Fi. No offer to recompense us, if course! The room was cold and lacked various things one takes for granted at any motel or hotel, even the cheapest. There was no soap in the bathroom! The heating system was inadequate. The TV worked only sporadically. There were various insects crawling around! Do yourself a favor -- give his place a miss! They are deceptive, rude and incompetent!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: I don't think any room in the place is good.
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cans4kd wrote a review Oct 2019
Orange, Australia17 contributions12 helpful votes
Horrible place, not clean, curtains don’t cover the windows, spot light on all night so no sleep. Creepy lady hovering over breakfast, on offer was white bread, cereal, regular milk, I stand coffee....That’s it! No yogurt, no fruit, no decent coffee, no local produce.... horrid. Mouldy tiles in the shower...I find I can’t say one positive thing about this dump
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lisa L wrote a review Oct 2019
Para Hills, Australia38 contributions1 helpful vote
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What a beauty! This hotel, although a little outdated, was the perfect launching point for our three day KI trip Kathy Lou was lovely and accommodating. shots were taken at the end of the road from the motel. A five minute walk.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Heather M wrote a review Sept 2019
Adelaide 33 contributions9 helpful votes
Disappointed staying here except for the spa bath which was good but the room is outdated. No second pillow and aircon noisy as it’s very old. The fridges freezer was iced up and the room was not cleaned well.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mallachite wrote a review June 2019
Adelaide, Australia4 contributions5 helpful votes
Stayed on 17-05-2019. Reception wasn't open when I arrived at 2:00pm. Rang number on door as was told was 1 hour away. Bed was terrible like over 30 years oid and almost folded in half when i sat on it. Room was dirty. Hair in shower and rusted fittings. Carpet was stained. Was this a rent by the hour room? Manager told me she was recently embezzled for $75000 dollars and doing their best to accommodate. Paid for breakfast but received nothing. Never again!!!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Precious Walker wrote a review May 2019
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Friends asked me recently about a trip to Kangaroo island and that reminded me the very bad experience i had staying in this place a year ago. The reason why we chose was simply the location as it's walking distance to watch the Pelicans. We had no expectation to stay in a motel as long as everything is working. But oh man, this place is dirty, nothing worked, light switches, wi-fi, door locks, dirty carpets and curtains, beds and sheets are filthy. The worst thing was when you tried to find someone for help, you never got through the line (nobody onsite after office hours). We just had to live with it that night. When we checked out in the morning and i gave feedback to what happened. The guy looked at me like a professional liars and blamed me for not knowing how to operate. This is the most retarded answers i got from this place, they knew nothing about customer services, arrogant and in denial. i can't imagine somebody would think they are friendly, they are nuts. I would never recommend people go staying in this torn down place. TripAdvisor is too nice to start rating from 1. I think this place should be in negative territory ratings.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Island Motel Kingscote
Which popular attractions are close to Island Motel Kingscote?
Nearby attractions include Fine Art Kangaroo Island (0.2 km), Kangaroo Island Gallery (0.3 km), and Kingscote Gift Shop (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Island Motel Kingscote?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Island Motel Kingscote?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Island Motel Kingscote?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Island Motel Kingscote?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Island Motel Kingscote?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cactus - Coffee, Food, Bar, Kangaroo Island Fresh Seafoods, and Bella Cafe Restaurant & Pizza Bar.
Are there any historical sites close to Island Motel Kingscote?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Reeves Point Historical Site (1.6 km) and Old Wisanger School (4.3 km).
Is Island Motel Kingscote accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.