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Aeon Flux
London

Tired rooms, motel vibe yet good location

3.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed Dec 24, 2019via mobile
I mean. The ground floor double room did serve the purpose and I slept well. Yet I agree with everyone here - it is NOWHERE near a 4-star rated hotel, more like a 2-star motel. I would recommend it if you just need to crash somewhere close to the ferry terminal and you are not after a beautiful/luxurious room.

What I liked:
- the location - nearby the ferry. Easy to get to after the ferry journey - it is a 3-minute walk.
- I actually slept well - the beds were comfortable.
- The rooms and the bathrooms are super spacious.
- You get lots of (alias mismatched) toiletries.
- nice view from our room. I mean there were bins and car parks, but there was a sea view behind them.
- local beach/shop/restaurants/cafe - two minutes away.
- fridge in the room - handy.

What I did not like:
- the price
- the room was dusty and the bathroom mirrors were actually dirty :/
- the balcony was even dirtier - we could not enjoy it at all
- deco. 10/15-years-old, I reckon.
- poor communication. On our arrival day I noticed that the room was dirty. I tried to talk
someone about it but noticed that there was no one at the reception. No one told us that it shuts at 19.30. We also did not know how to leave the building that night as no one again told us about the complete lock down. Luckily the next day I found an old directory with an exit instructions.

Date of stay: December 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
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    Reviewed December 21, 2019

    Rooms are dirty, had to wash cups before having a cup of tea. Beds are uncomfortable, room smells and is old looking. Sorry can’t say anything nice about this place. This hotel is not a four star property but most likely a two star

    Date of stay: December 2019
    Trip type: Traveled with friends
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    Reviewed December 19, 2019

    The location was close to the ferry and had lots of local eating options. However the over standard of the hotel did not match the promotional photos or meet four star standard...in fact it is old and tired and needs quite a bit of work. The size of the rooms were good, and the view from the room was great, however in many little ways the standard of building maintenance just eroded the experience. In hindsight, if you are exploring all of Kangaroo Island, this is a good place to perhaps stay for a night or two to explore this end of the island and then stay at the other end to explore that end.

    Room tip: Upstairs ocean facing rooms are great
    Date of stay: December 2019
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    Reviewed December 1, 2019

    This place is old and a little run down. Had vermin come to visit us in the roof space on both nights. Suspect it to be a rat or possum. Staff are friendly. Overpriced for what it is. Not too many options on KI is the problem.

    Room tip: Stay downstairs....away from the vermin !!
    Date of stay: November 2019
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    Reviewed November 26, 2019

    Located very close to the ferry terminal it is easy to find / easy to reach.
    The staff is trying hard, but is not utterly knowledgeable / not very well trained.
    Rooms are adequate.
    Breakfast ( in the adjoining Pizzeria) is ok - but not more.
    The Pizzeria closes at 7.30 - the last ferry comes in at just before 7pm... We coudnt get anything to eat
    It would VERY easy to make this a great spot to stay!

    Date of stay: November 2019
    • Trip type: Traveled on business
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    Reviewed October 20, 2019 via mobile

    The Sea Front Hotel has the best view because it’s not only on the water but it is the gateway to Kangaroo Island.
    Yes/ No from me. But that’s because when we did get to check in the lady wasn’t as pleasant as the lady on the next day.

    This place is very nice & quite. The gardens are also nice, but needs some TLC. We stayed in a villa very, very nice. Not like a cabin inside but more like a motel. The cleaners are very sufficient and if you need a nap or quiet time 😉 just tell them at reception when you would like your room clean/ tidy up and they will let the cleaner know straight away. Breakfast is yummy. The young lady was excellent considering only her and the cook and a lot of people coming in for brekky 🍱🍉 🍦 🥓 🥣

    Date of stay: October 2019
    Trip type: Traveled with friends
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