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Milwaukee WI
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked Stormy Petrel and Cygnet cabins (the 2 moderns cabins--connected by an interior door) and loved our stay at Hanson Bay. Truly a magical place with 3 pristine white beaches, roaring waves and breathtaking views of the ocean/cliffs. It was an easy 25 minute drive to Flinders Chase Visitors Ctr. The cabins are in excellent condition and very clean...

Thank Ely3761
Penrith, Australia
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Recently stayed for 3 nights in the modern cabins...This place is incredible, the view from the cabin is so amazing and the cabin is beautiful...loved that there was no TV or Wi-Fi ......we didn't want to leave and will definitely be back

Thank Gazmar1111
New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

First off, we booked the cabin called "Stormy Petrel" which we were so glad we did. It's new, huge, nicely decorated and most importantly the last cabin on the edge of the hill so you have a little more privacy and a wonderful view from the bedroom. Other than the cabin attached to ours, the others were dated. The complementary...

Thank Mira G
kelly b, Manager at Hanson Bay Cabins, responded to this review

It was so lovely to have you visit our magical part of the world. Next time take advantage of our cabin food options and let us cater for you whilst you are here. Or alternatively pick something up from our little onsite Cafe...

Dresden, Ohio
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We were guest in the "Stormy Petrel" Cabin . Absolutely amazing view. You have a huge terrace wit direct view to Hesons bays beaches. The same view you have directly from your bed: 2 walls of the bedrooms are glassfronts ( there are curtains available) It's s nice wake up an watch the waves of an Azur blue Ozean. The...

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kelly b, Manager at Hanson Bay Cabins, responded to this review

How wonderful!! Thank you it means a lot to have our guests enjoy their stay.

Greater Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 10 December 2016

An excellent place to spend a few days, you don't need to move far from the accommodation to soak up all the wonderful views, although the coastal walk is equally spectacular. Very comfortable with additional welcome touches like fresh ground coffee and herbal teas available for use. Highly recommended, and funds go to supporting the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

Thank Lorraine P
kelly b, Manager at Hanson Bay Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you for your support!! Glad to hear you did the Clifftop walk...it is stunning!

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Stayed here two nights and with them views could've stayed another week Very remote which I liked, No tv internet or reception Modern apartment with plenty of room and nice fireplace which makes the room cosy on a cold night

Thank James W
kelly b, Manager at Hanson Bay Cabins, responded to this review

I hope you enjoyed the unplugged time whilst you were here. It's not very often in our busy lives that we can just relax and take time out.

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We had a wonderful stay The view on the unspoiled bay is awesome. Cliffs near the bungalow are gorgeous The bungalow is great with a nice fireplace to warm you in winter. We had the chance to see possums walk in front of the main window Do not forget to bring food as groceries are a little bit far away...

1Thank Christophe C
KANGAROOS10, Manager at Hanson Bay Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you for your review!! We are so glad you enjoyed the cabins. Winter is cold this year but so worth the effort and yes the fireplace makes it super cosy. It was a pleasure to have you here. Kind Regards, Kelly Bartlett

Reviewed 8 August 2016

We drove to the southwest corner of Kangaroo Island, where we had arranged for lodging at Hanson Bay. These cabins are managed by the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. We stayed in cabins just up the cliff from this beautiful bay. Each cabin was 2BR. Heating was accomplished with a wood stove in the living room and some portable radiators. Very...

Thank Tom G
KANGAROOS10, Manager at Hanson Bay Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our end of the earth!!! Glad you loved it as much as we do.

Adelaide South Australia
Reviewed 4 July 2016

These cabins are in a sublime location - on a hill overlooking the open sea and Hanson Bay, a near perfect white sand beach. There are only a few shacks and these cabins. We stayed here for 2 nights in Duncow. We had a great time. However, it is disappointing to see how little effort has been made by the...

1Thank Ruth E
KANGAROOS10, Owner at Hanson Bay Cabins, responded to this review

Firstly thank you for visiting Hanson Bay cabins. I am sorry that you had a poor experience in our log cabins ( built in 1983) .Next time you must try our beautiful modern cabins (built in 2015). I will address your review in detail because you also said many good things about us. Complaints 1 to 3. The log cabin...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Spent 4 days at Hanson Bay Cabins. Splendid views with the super clear waters of Hanson Bay right in front of the cabins. It's super secluded and we can't get any reception or internet connection at all. The nearest restaurant is Nicolas Baudin Restaurant at KI Wilderness Retreat, which is a 10 minute drive away. The cabins are generally quite...

Thank Celinell
kelly b, Manager at Hanson Bay Cabins, responded to this review

Four days is perfect to enjoy this end of the island. There is so much to see and Hanson Bay makes a great base. Keep an eye on us...those upgrades are happening all the time. Thank you for your feedback.

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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: $176 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hanson Bay Cabins 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Stormy Petrel has the best views/privacy (2 glass walls and the last cabin in the row).”
Ely3761, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a great view. Bring food as everything is far away”
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“best views, relaxing, peaceful, nature”
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