Ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews
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4.0 Room cleanliness
5.0 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Melbourne, Australia
Homely, cosy B & BPosted Aug 13, 2014
Pros: Open House B & B is well located in the tiny and quiet township of Parndana in the centre of Kangaroo Island allowing quick convenient access to all a
Cons: The room we had was ok. We felt the bedsheets could have been better laundered. Towels and all other amenities were fine.
Location: Flinders Chase, Remarkable Rocks, Seals Bay, Stokes Bay, Kingscote Penguin feeding (5pm). Don't miss the Maron winery/restaurant nearby (ask Jane).
The host Jane is very hospitable, welcoming and friendly. We had many chats with her. Her lovely homemade breakfasts using quality KI products are a real treat!
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Kailua, HI
Open House Accommodatio Kangaroo Island, AustraliaPosted Apr 5, 2012 on Hotels.com
We stayed for 5 nights in March, 2012. Jane, the proprietress is great! Couldn't be nicer or more accommodating. The location in the center of the island is perfect. You can stay in one spot and see all the corners of the island (which you should). (BTW we put 830 km on the car in 5 days, which far exceeded our mileage limit, so be prepared for that!) The house itself is older and while I wouldn't say "funky" I wouldn't say "fancy" either. The rooms are not large, but big enough. We stayed in the family room and here is the only downside - the two single beds are really a funky old bunk bed that squeaks like crazy whenever one of the folks gets on or off. Fine for young kids, pushing it a bit for older kids or adults. The room the bunks are in is rather small. As with everyone in Australia, they are nuts and believe that it is never cold there, so there was no heat in the rooms and it was chilly in the morning! The breakfasts were great. We had dinner there one night and it was very good as well, but like everything in Oz, expensive at $AUD30 a head. She very nicely gave us a discount on our teenage daughter's dinner since she didn't eat much! In spite of this not sounding like a perfect spot, it was nonetheless really good and we'd absolutely stay there again and recommend it anyone, except those looking for the lap of luxury, which it is not. Oh, for those who are noise conscious, all the rooms open to a common area and so you can hear voices in the morning and evening if you are a an early bed-goer or late awaker. But we found it OK despite that. The town it is in, Parndana, is tiny - calling it a hamlet is pushing things. The bakery and grocery next door close at 6. Your only dinner option is the hotel (if you don't pre-order dinner at the B&B) - and you'll do fine there. As with anywhere on KI driving at night is dangerous because of all the animals - be sure to pick up a copy of the Roadkill Cookbook from Jane!