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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The lodge itself is decent. The breakfast buffet - average to below. If you want a quiet place to stay request rooms away from the Sports Bar. We have been awake every night with noise from the bands and patrons. Rooms 52 to 60 and 61 to 69 are the rooms to avoid if you want to sleep!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely stay on Rottnest Island with my family ! Although the Lodge is old it has a lot of character and was very comfortable ! We had a deluxe room with shared balcony/ verandah which was great to relax & what the world pass by ! Only down side was the smokers ! Be nice if the island...

Thank Emma H
Glen T, Manager at Rottnest Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Emma, Thankyou for taking the time to review your recent stay. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back to Karma Rottnest in the near future. Regards Management

Reviewed 1 week ago

Rottnest is beautiful. Truly magic. Such a shame the accomodation is so under inspiring. We found the service in general to be poor most of the time and downright inhospitable the rest. I understand that the buildings are historical and that presents challenges. However, there is much they could do with the place. Each and every room needs an update....

2Thank Suna C
Glen T, Manager at Rottnest Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Suna C, While we appreciate all guests feedback, this does need to be directed accordingly. Karma Rottnest are in no way responsible for the pricing of items at the bakery or the booking system for the Rottnest Island Authority units that you complained about in your review. Each of these that you mentioned have their own trip advisor pages...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Karma Resort has been renovated since it was the Rottnest Lodge and the rooms were very spacious and nicely furnished in more modern decor than the pictures I found online. Our room was a premium lakeside room which was a little more expensive and nicer and had an air conditioner but most other rooms (like the ones our children...

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Glen T, Manager at Rottnest Lodge, responded to this review

Hi vmrayner, We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us at Karma Rottnest and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards Management

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So disappointed as we have stayed for 4 nights and have 2 rooms. One for the boys and one for the girls. Neither rooms have been vacuumed since we arrived and today is day 4! No one has topped up toilet rolls or soap,they only come in and empty the rubbish bin and even that only happens when you specifically...

Thank Kristy D
Glen T, Manager at Rottnest Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Kristy D, All of our rooms are serviced daily including replenishing all guest amenities in the rooms. If declining the services during your stay, this does not allow our housekeeping department to conduct the service on the room and would be worth checking with the rest of your party if they had declined the services during your recent stay....

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First timer for Rotto. Everyone told me it was basic and it was and I was fine with that because it's an island. The Lodge was a great location to the Main Street with all the shops and restaurants. It was bike riding distances to a few of the beaches. Now the Lodge only has a lake view no beach...

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Glen T, General Manager at Rottnest Lodge, responded to this review

Hi ttuuurreekk; Im glad that you enjoyed your stay with us here at Karma Rottnest and that you enjoyed the various entertainment that we had on offer during your stay . Looking forward to welcoming you back to Karma Rottnest on your next visit to the island Regards Glen

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The place is called Karma Rottnest but I guess it is still Rottnest Lodge in terms of facilities, amenities and structure, so if you stayed in a Karma resort just be aware that the place will have to undergo renovation as I wouldn't define the structure as a lauxury accomodation, even though it's nice and cozy. Check-in was very late....

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Glen T, Manager at Rottnest Lodge, responded to this review

Hi And_F_82, Check in time for ourselves is 2pm and this should be noted accordingly on all online travel agents including Expedia. There are strict noise policies here on Rottnest and these do apply to all guests staying on the island. Our duty manager is available 24hrs a day to assist with any noise complaints from the rooms as would...

Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

It's funny...I notice one of the 'terrible' reviews left has a response from the manager in Oct 16 stating that 'they should have booked a lake side room if they wanted nicer accommodation'. Well, we did - £346 for one night. The sheets and mattress cover were dirty, there were tiny teddies on the floor, hair and dust on the...

1Thank Kelly M
Glen T, Manager at Rottnest Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Kelly M, We would like to investigate the claims in your review. If you could please contact myself directly at fom@rottnestlodge.com.au to advise further details of your booking. Regards Management

Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We had a great time on Rottnest and staying at the Karma Lodge really helped make it relaxing and enjoyable. There was plenty of room for three of us plus our baby in the room we'd booked and it came with a good fridge and a balcony deck. The food at the restaurant was very good (the cheese plate was...

Thank Paul C
Glen T, General Manager at Rottnest Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Paul C ; Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay with us here at Karma Rottnest . Im glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back to karma Rottnest. Regards Management

Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We love Rottnest and visit on a regular basis usually staying in Geordie Bay. This is the first time we have stayed at the lodge. The accommodation was as to be expected for Rottnest; simple but comfortable. But the noise from the governors bar at night kept our family awake until midnight on Friday and Saturday despite us paying a...

Thank Clair M
Glen T, Manager at Rottnest Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Clair M, The Gov's Sports bar offers a range of evening entertainment throughout the week for the enjoyment of our guests including quiz nights, DJ's, Stand up Comedy and Live music. These are always very popular with our guests who do appreciate that we offer the best entertainment here on Rottnest consistently throughout the year. Regards Management

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Additional Information about Rottnest Lodge

Address: Kitson Street, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Cockburn > Rottnest Island
Price Range: $223 - $379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rottnest Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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“Room 61 Great Lake view, top floor and corner room. But it's near the pub so could be a bit noisey”
 of 5 bubbles Ttuurreekk , 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms faces in a circular setting. Nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Kosing2015, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Lake side rooms are modern larger and the amenities are better so is the price but if you have to stay there i would recommend them.”
 of 5 bubbles 110John110, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Overlooking the lake. Our room overlooked the road and being old, the doors did not block out the noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 442hazell, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“the pool is so fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles imadedwijananda, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
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