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Seaview Lodge Hotel
Ranked #10 of 17 Kangaroo Island B&B and Inns
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Barbara and her lovely dog, Heidi made us very welcome in her beautiful home. We had the Rose Room which had a four poster bed and lovely period furnishings. Everything was supplied from toiletries to tea and biscuits! The gardens and grounds were also very pretty, and we could sit outside on the veranda and enjoy the views. Barbara was very helpful on advising us on where to eat and what to see, and she has an excellent sense of humour! The breakfasts were out of this world- fresh fruit, local honey and yogurt, Barbara's own stewed prunes and preserves and the best cooked breakfast ever. Would definitely recommend this B&B to everyone.

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  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

Great location close to the ferry in Penneshaw.
Lovely country house with great attention to detail.
Tasty local foods for breakfast and hot breakfast cooked to order.
Great romantic getaway with private rooms and bathrooms.
Thanks for a great weekend away Barbara!

Stayed: October 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

A warm welcome awaits your arrival at Seaview Lodge from host Barbara and Heidi (beautifully behaved dog). This lovely old home, dating from the mid 1800's has beautiful features of the era but with mod cons and thoughtful gestures to ensure guests' comfort. Our lovely double room had a 4 poster bed, polished timber floorboards, adequate heating/cooling, sitting chairs and a large ensuite (shower).

We enjoyed tea and biccies in the guest lounge which also boasted a TV and reading material. Breakfast was generous with endless choice of fresh fruit, cereals, Kangaroo Island yogurt and honey, and home made specialties including stewed prunes (delicious) and jams - apricots for the apricot jam were grown on site!

Seaview Lodge is a very short drive from Penneshaw main street with options for an evening meal, a well stocked supermarket and bottle shop and other essentials. We also took the opportunity of an evening penguin tour. It is a great base for exploring the eastern and central parts of Kangaroo Island.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

Stayed at the Seaview Lodge for 2nights and 3 days. Could certainly have stayed much longer to enjoy the hospitality and the wonderful island.
Where to start??
After a lot of research, I think staying in Penneshaw (where the ferry docks) was the best choice, rather than trying to centrally locate yourself on the island. We had a car, and the attractions are spread north, south, east and west, so no-where is close to everything.

Our hostess:
Barbara was very welcoming and gave us tips on where to eat lunch or dinner at spots around the island. Her dog, Heidi, is so beautiful and well behaved. My husband told Barbara it was my birthday on the Sunday (Mothers Day too) and she whipped up a batch of cup cakes in the morning, popped the candles on them and surprised me at breakfast. So thoughtful. Made my birthday extra special.

Our room:
We chose The Jasmine Room. Nice and quiet, the furniture was all well looked after, cupboards to hang up your clothes and our four-poster bed was very, very comfortable, bathroom had everything you needed. Shampoo, conditioner and body wash. Plenty of nice soft towels too.
Loved the heater/light/exhaust fan combo too.

The Guest Lounge:
The guest lounge is fully equipped for chatting, planning next day's adventure, watching telly, or reading and having a cup of tea or coffee and yummy biscuits. Spent our after dinner time in here next to a roaring fire Plenty of books to keep you occupied.

A full breakfast with a choice of cereals, fruits, juice, tea, coffee, toast and eggs was a great start to the day. Make sure you definitely have the prunes. They are just so tasty.

The garden area is lovely and I can imagine sitting out on the back deck or side veranda in summer. Plenty of parking on site.
I would certainly recommend this lodge to anyone. Just a lovely overall experience. Definitely value for money.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 June 2013 via mobile

Chose this property as part of a tour of Kangaroo island for my parents visiting from Europe. They absolutely loved the personal and friendly welcome from the owner (plus little canine friend Heidi). A very quirky and beautiful hotel with an outstanding breakfast. Well recommended

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Additional Information about Seaview Lodge Hotel

Address: Lot 3 Willoughby Road, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5222, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Kangaroo Island
Price Range: €123 - €139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Seaview Lodge Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seaview Lodge, now a hosted Bed & Breakfast, is a heritage house built in the 1860's and extended in the 1890's to serve as a sailors' guest house for sailors working the supply ships to the island from mainland Australia in the "olden days". It has been a farmhouse, private home, boarding house and in recent times completly refurbished to provide bed & breakfast accommodation with the addition of en suite bathrooms, guest lounge and all modern amenities to ensure a comfortable homely stay for guests wishing to experience the ambience of graceful living of a previous age. The 5 en suited guest rooms all have reverse cycle air-conditioning & electric blankets. A communal dining room with beautiful sea views provides a delightful setting for the full cooked breakfasts with an emphasis on the local produce for which Kangaroo Island in now famous. Guest lounges have large libraries and tea & coffee making facilities. The local village of Penneshaw has a hotel dining room, cafes and takeaways again with local produce being offered for lunch and evening meals. Local easily accessed wineries are famous for their luncheon food platters to accompany the local wines from the many vineyards on the island. Access to Seaview Lodge is enhanced by its proximity to the ferry terminal only 1 km away with frequent ferry crossings from the mainland. Kangaroo Island is home to unique wildlife, beautiful beaches, national parks, abundant birdlife and a tranquil atmosphere to give visitors a never to be forgotten holiday experience. ... more   less 
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