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Island Motel Kingscote

4 Telegraph Rd, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223 Australia
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#6 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Kingscote

Island Motel Kingscote is an excellent choice for travelers 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 cafes. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Bella Cafe Restaurant & Pizza Bar, Cactus - Coffee, Food, Bar, and Chocol'Art & Coffee, 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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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, Australia302 contributions228 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
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, Australia12 contributions4 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: Traveled as a couple
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Lisa L wrote a review Oct 2019
Para Hills, Australia29 contributions1 helpful vote
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: Traveled with family
US$72 - US$89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Kangaroo Island Spinners & Weavers (0.2 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 inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.