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KI Dragonfly Guesthouse

19 Murray St Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223 Australia
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KI Dragonfly Guesthouse is a privately owned guesthouse located in Kingscote on Kangaroo Island. You will feel relaxed & welcome the moment you step in the door! It's ideal for travellers who enjoy the comforts of home combined with the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. It's within easy walking distance of the local supermarket (with an organic shop right next door) other shops, art galleries, hotels & restaurants, the waterfront and the tidal pool (which is also where the weekly Park Run event kicks off on Saturday mornings). Consisting of two double bedrooms (with queen-sized beds), a twin room, and a huge family room, with guests sharing all amenities: large, clean bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, loungeroom with TV & expansive collection of DVDs, and an outdoor area complete with BBQ and two friendly, cute dogs). For guests who desire complete privacy, there is a small, fully self-contained cabin for hire in the guesthouse's rear garden (Rori's Retreat).
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycles available
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
BBQ facilities
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Street parking
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Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
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Shared kitchen
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Self-serve laundry
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English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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Jane Ashley wrote a review Yesterday
Chipperfield, United Kingdom1 contribution
We stayed here twice during our visit to Kangaroo Island. We picked the guest house because of its location being near enough to the ferry port in Penneshaw to get between the two easily when we arrived and left but more central then Penneshsw itself. We were not disappointed. Bruno Suzi and the two dogs made us feel extremely welcome. We had a lovely chat to both of them and even bought a bottle of wine to share with them from their favourite vineyard. We had an idea what we wanted to do on the island but had only booked one activity. Suzi suggested a route around the island we could take based upon where we had booked to stay and the one activity we had booked. This turned out to be amazing with great food, wine and animal encounters. Something we will remember forever. The kitchen is the best equipped we have ever seen. Bruno and Suzi love talking to their guests and have a wealth of knowledge about the island that any visitor should take advantage of. They bend over backwards to ensure their guests have a wonderful stay with them and on the island. We would definitely stay with them again.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Brendon B wrote a review Oct 2021
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We absolutely loved this place! We only stayed the one night while headed to the Kingscote show but would stay again for sure. Bruno and Susi were very friendly and Bruno and I had a great chat about current events on the island. Highly reccomend!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Andrew R355 wrote a review Oct 2021
Mount Barker, Australia89 contributions41 helpful votes
Stayed over the October long weekend in Rori's retreat. Hosts Susi & Bruno were great. Unit has everything one could need. Fully self contained with facilities to cook if you wish. Comfortable bed, hot shower and air-con to keep you cool or warm as need be. Recommend for singles or couples. Close to everything in Kingscote
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Date of stay: October 2021
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GlobalNomad82 wrote a review Dec 2019
Guildford, United Kingdom7 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed with Susi and Bruno for three nights whilst exploring KI staying in Rori’s Retreat which has its own kitchen and bathroom. Susi was great in helping us plan our trip pre-arrival with lots of insider tips and suggestions. Our accommodation was bright and clean with a super comfy bed and all we needed to cook a simple meal. Great restaurant suggestions locally and always friendly and cheerful. The herb garden provided extra flavour for a breakfast omelette and the communal outdoor covered lounge area was a super place to enjoy a glass of wine and a snack. Thoroughly recommended!! Thank you Susi and Bruno xx
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from kidragonfly, Owner at KI Dragonfly Guesthouse
Responded Feb 23, 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and were able to take advantage of the herb garden and other facilities here. While we still have a couple of projects to go to complete the renovations of this property, we are very happy with how it is shaping up! The outdoor area is definitely my favourite place to enjoy a glass of wine :)
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Aude & Tibo wrote a review Nov 2019
North Sydney, Australia9 contributions
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We stayed with Susi and Bruno after our car broke down and they were our absolute heroes, helping us every way they can to help sort out our problem. Their house is clean, well kept with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The facilities are amazing, great outdoor space very cosy with an adorable dog Lucy. We absolutely recommend this guesthouse! With love, Trailer team
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from kidragonfly, Owner at KI Dragonfly Guesthouse
Responded Nov 22, 2019
Thank you again Trailer Team! Was an absolute pleasure to help you :) Lucy definitely enjoyed the cuddles and attention!! We hope that your trip to Melbourne was a success. Safe travels home. Susi and Bruno
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Eve1Trav3ls wrote a review Nov 2019
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This guesthouse was beautifully setup with everything you could need, excellent value for money, convenient location, and the hosts Susi and Bruno were welcoming and very helpful helping us plan our itinerary. Highly recommend, we will be back next weekend!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from kidragonfly, Owner at KI Dragonfly Guesthouse
Responded Nov 22, 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It was great to meet all of you - we loved that you felt like you were coming home after completing the fabulous walk at the western end of the island :) Susi & Bruno
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aslazarou1 wrote a review Sep 2019
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
When your 9yo gets upset because we're leaving the accommodation and hubby keeps saying we're going back, that tells you how much we loved the place. Susie and Bruno best hosts EVER. Gave advice on what places to see in our limited time. We felt as though we'd known them for years when we only knew them for a few days. We'll be back. 😀
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from kidragonfly, Owner at KI Dragonfly Guesthouse
Responded Nov 22, 2019
Lovely! Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us on your recent KI holiday. Lovely to meet your beautiful family :) Cheers, Susi & Bruno
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RossBrown25 wrote a review Sep 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom23 contributions32 helpful votes
Rather backdated review however I wanted to leave feedback on the guesthouse. I visited in January and had a very pleasant stay here. The house was very clean, double bedroom was all made up for me upon my arrival. The house has recently undergone a major refurbishment which is now very modern. The Guesthouse was quiet during my stay however Susi and Bruno were never far away for a chat. They helped me plan my ittenary for my stay in Kangaroo Island. I was made very welcome here and would return in future.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from kidragonfly, Owner at KI Dragonfly Guesthouse
Responded Sep 18, 2019
Hey Ross! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. It was great to meet you. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Australia :)
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poolec62 wrote a review Apr 2019
Cairns Region, Australia14 contributions3 helpful votes
All you need is your bags. This is a fully functional guest house with your own room and shared facilities. The hosts are very warm and make you feel very welcome. So close to everything including food and services. Sensational kitchen to whip up a treat. Recommended for value for money.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from kidragonfly, Owner at KI Dragonfly Guesthouse
Responded Nov 22, 2019
Thank you so much for your lovely review :) Our apologies for the slow response. Fabulous that you enjoyed the kitchen so much - our feeling is that just because you are on holidays does not mean you have to miss out on the convenience of a well stocked kitchen. All the best, Susi & Bruno
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Katie Kidd wrote a review Feb 2019
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My solo trip to KI could have been a total disaster (no car hired, very little knowledge), but thanks to Susi and Bruno, it was a really special few days. They went above and beyond by giving me tips, helping me get around, and staying up for chats over wine in the evenings. Thank you so much for your kindness guys, I won’t forget it.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from kidragonfly, Owner at KI Dragonfly Guesthouse
Responded Nov 22, 2019
Hey Katie! It was so much fun meeting you and showing you around our beautiful back yard! Thanks for the lovely review :) Hugs, Susi & Bruno
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₱4,463 - ₱4,520 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about KI Dragonfly Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to KI Dragonfly Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Fine Art Kangaroo Island (0.3 km), Kangaroo Island Gallery (0.3 km), and Kingscote Gift Shop (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at KI Dragonfly Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at KI Dragonfly Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at KI Dragonfly Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to KI Dragonfly Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cactus - Coffee, Food, Bar, Kangaroo Island Fresh Seafoods, and Bella Cafe Restaurant & Pizza Bar.
Are any cleaning services offered at KI Dragonfly Guesthouse?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at KI Dragonfly Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to KI Dragonfly Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Reeves Point Historical Site (1.6 km) and Old Wisanger School (3.9 km).