Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge

Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge 4 stars

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5 651 reviews

ALLSAFE approved hotel

Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge
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Hotel extras

Designed to blend with its surroundings, Mercure Kangaroo Island sits in bushland overlooking American River Bay. Well positioned in a region popular with nature lovers and adventure seekers, this Kangaroo Island hotel is close to the Penneshaw Penguin

Our accommodation(s)

Warm, welcoming and modern, with a comfortable bed and a practical bathroom, our rooms offer everything you need for an enjoyable stay.

Hotel location

Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge

73, Scenic Drive, American River

Fax: +61 8 8553 7030

  • By plane

    KINGSCOTE At 25km / 15.54 miles

  • By plane

    KINGSCOTE AIRPORT At 29km / 18.02 miles - Shuttle paying

GPS:-35.777336, 137.775286

Hotel services

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In summary
On site
  • Car park
  • Shuttle
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast
  • Bar
  • Meeting rooms


Reflections Restaurant offers a warm ambience and a tempting menu specialising in seasonal local produce and fresh seafood. Choose from an alfresco dinner, a BBQ under the stars, or an intimate meal indoors.

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Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge

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TripAdvisor Rating  4.0/5  651 reviews

Certificate of excellence 2022

Three days on KI

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

gregcharnley55 TripAdvisor review

It was little like going back in time with some of the decor and fittings but on the whole the stay was restful with the service and food in the restaurant between 4 and 5 star. The food was excellent with a French overtone, the only comment would be is the menu lacked a lighter meal option especially if you are not a big eater. The view from the room was delightful across the inlet. A great place to stay we will return once we have saved up for trip over.

Thank you for your kind review, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back when you next venture this way

Great stay in a great location

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

OzzieHolidayers TripAdvisor review

We stayed there from 31 March to 4 April 2021 and really enjoyed our stay. The team members were excellent (very friendly and helpful), the food was great and the amenities met our needs. Highly recommended Mercure Lodge to anyone visiting Kangaroo Island!

Thank you for your review We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you visit KI regards

Tranquil Location

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

kieronk71 TripAdvisor review

Great quiet and peaceful central location, in between Penneshaw and Kingscote. Very helpful and friendly staff, TV reception can be tricky but that is no fault of the Lodge's. Excellent Restaurant with high quality food and staff.

Thank you for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I'll pass on your comments to the staff We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you venture to the Island regards

Nice comfortable stay

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

Andy B TripAdvisor review

Only real comment is that based on its (remote) location, the restaurant hours were a bit restrictive, especially breakfast 7:30-9, even an extra 30 minutes would be better allowing for a walk along the very beautiful walks available from the hotel before breakfast!?

Hi Andy, thanks for your comments they are appreciated. For most of our guests the 9.00am finish for breakfast suits as they are off touring the Island - or maybe doing the beautiful walks after breakfast. regards Ian

Great Place and lovely scenery

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

MargaretP1568 TripAdvisor review

The Mecure Kangaroo Island Lodge was a very peaceful, comfortable place to stay. The food in the restaurant was excellent with great service. The rooms were clean and comfortable and all the covid-19 regulations were carefully addresses.

Hi Margaret We are very fortunate to be located were we are - surrounded by nature in American River. We have taken great care in regards to the COVID situation, so I am pleased that you found we have addressed this carefully and thoughtfully. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you visit. regards

Service though now necessarily with a smile

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

5MAB2015 TripAdvisor review

As an Accor member we chose this Hotel for this reason. Nothing really to complain about though the property and rooms are a little dated. Our room had a view of the lake along with having an outside area to sit outside and enjoy the view etc. We stayed for 3 nights and used the restaurant twice for Dinner and breakfast each morning. Dinner Menu is ok - could do with more choices but the quality of food is good. Service is ok - we were checked in by the Manager and he also was the main person in the restaurant at night but we did not find him to be overly friendly - got the impression it was just a job rather than having any real passion for the Hotel or its guests. This said he was very efficient. We had a Japanese lady serve us for Breakfast and she was friendly and efficient.

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I apologise for the service without a smile, the whole of Kangaroo Island is short staffed at the moment - though not an excuse, and it ended up a very long day. We are glad that you generally enjoyed your stay and found our award winning restaurant to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back when you next venture down to KI regards

KI Recharge after COVID

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

kymwilhelm TripAdvisor review

Absolutely fantastic facility ; great location and capture of the awesome setting. Staff were wonderful. Food & Service in the restaurant was OUTSTANDING ; 12/10 !! Huge THANK YOU to Ian & his team. Highly recommended.

Hi Kym Thank you very much for your kind review. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back the next time you come to Kangaroo Island. Our award winning Reflections Restaurant certainly has a reputation which we are very proud of. regards Ian

Amazing hotel, great team!

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Varun M TripAdvisor review

Sue at check in was great! The lady who checked us out was amazing as well. Sorry did not get her name.. All team members in the restaurant for both dinner and breakfast were super friendly. I wish I had noted everyone's names. Room was located facing american river! Beautiful spot and would definitely visit the KI and the hotel again.. Still so much to see..

Hi Varun Thank you for your very kind review and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are located in a magnificent part of Kangaroo Island, peaceful and surrounded by nature. I will pass on your comments to all the team and thank them from you regards

American river accommodation

TripAdvisor rating 2.0/5

Z4485JRcynthial Couples - TripAdvisor review

Beautiful location and good size rooms however the property is tired and needs a makeover seriously Until this happens the cleaning staff should be briefed on cleaning standards. The rooms are dusty and musty

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I have passed your comments on to the Housekeeping Supervisor as the rooms are cleaned daily and shouldn't be dusty or musty. regards

Relax in friendly comfort

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

geoffreyv810 Couples - TripAdvisor review

Great staff and fabulous evening meals in a great location are the highlights of this friendly facility. The Lodge is an excellent value for money base for a Kangaroo Island exploration adventure finding nature, clean food and wine and amazing scenery.

Hi Geoffrey Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, we are glad that you enjoyed it and found that being surrounded by nature was a relaxing way to spend your time. regards Ian

All good

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

Smithco555 Couples - TripAdvisor review

All good, good location, a few places closed because of winter. Restaurant staff very friendly helpful. check-in all good. Menu great, good variety of dishes. good atmosphere, pool area great, pity it was winter time,.

Thank you for your review of Kangaroo Island Lodge - sorry we can't control the weather but we hope you had a great time anyway. I've passed your comments onto the staff regards Ian

quiet location ideal for birds lover

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

Christiane-Hauterive Couples - TripAdvisor review

We stayed 1 night before taking the ferry next morning. Room was clean, bed comfortable. Very quiet location. We had dinner: food was very good. In the morning the cook feeds the pelican in front of the hotel (beach) and gives a lot of information about the birds. Very interesting. Leaflets are available for walks. In the evening you can look the walabies with a torch.

Thank you for taking the time to review Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge, your comments are appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your 1 night with us and we look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are on the Island. regards Ian

Great experience on KI

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Byron L Couples - TripAdvisor review

We thoroughly enjoyed the friendly warm reception from the staff who were wonderful especially David, Victor and Kim. They served our every need with smiles and commitment to our enjoyment. We were both

Dear Byron Thank you for your review and your comments in regards to how you were looked after. I will certainly pass them on to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Lodge when you next make it to Kangaroo Island. regards Ian

A relaxing escape

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Tasjo Couples - TripAdvisor review

The Mercure Kangaroo Island provides a relaxing escape with great facilities onsite including a pool and restaurant. It is a 25 minute drive to get to the ferry. Well appointed room and friendly helpful staff. The serving size of the fish was very small for main course.

Thank you for taking the time to review the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge, your comments are important to us. I have passed your comment about the main course size onto the chef. We look forward to welcoming you back to KI Lodge when you next visit the Island regards Ian

Fantastic Service

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Deborah A Families - TripAdvisor review

Loved our stay! An amazing view of American River from our spacious room with comfortable king bed & kitchenette. Delicious dinners at Reflections restaurant with fantastic service during our stay from David & Victor

Hi Deborah Thank you for reviewing Mercure KI Lodge. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and I'll pass your comments onto the staff, in particular David & Victor. Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon regards Ian

Not value for money

TripAdvisor rating 2.0/5

Mobile12134706905 Couples - TripAdvisor review

This hotel is not value for money nor is it an Accor standard. The manger was very accommodating with refunding our money. The room was filthy and was just very basic and we had been upgraded. Not my ideal place to stay.

Hi Disappointed to see this review given our talk, both on the night offering another room, and when you were checking out. As we discussed, you were tired when you got back to the hotel on the night and didn't want to move rooms though one was offered. Once again, I apologise for the break down in our normal procedures and measures have been put in place that it doesn't happen again. regards Ian

KI magic

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

David D Couples - TripAdvisor review

My wife and I had our first visit to KI staying 3nights in a water view room. Very comfortable although a bit dated & some areas in need of repair which we understand is happening soon. We were very warmly welcomed by management James and Leica. Other staff were fantastic (special mention for Anna & Cecilia for providing friendly and helpful service). Food in the restaurant is excellent & a great initiative to stock a large range of KI wines which are good quality. Looking forward to returning again.

Hi Dnk4162, Thanks for choosing to stay at Mercure Kangraroo Island Lodge. we also thank you for your warm review, we do hope we will see you again soon and you can enjoy some of the improvements made. Kind regards, James

Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Karen S Couples - TripAdvisor review

Fantastic staff, very helpful, great food and service. Location a little out of the way but great area for exploring the tiny township of American River. Easy enough to get around to the other tourist sights.

Dear Karen S, Thank you for your review. It is pleasing to hear that our location being 'a little out of the way' still suited your needs, we pride ourselves in American River as being away from the 'hustle and bustle'. A True Escape. It is always great to hear our staff are helpful and you enjoyed your food. We hope when you are next due for a relaxing holiday you come back and see us. Kind regards, James

Great place to stay

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

281geoffg Couples - TripAdvisor review

A great place to stay on Kangaroo Island. Friendly, helpful service, good food breakfast and dinner, rooms are fine and lots of local wildlife to see. Ask about the local evening walk, to see wallabies, possums and etchinada

Hi Geoff, Thank you for taking the time to review Kangaroo Island Lodge Mercure. It pleases me to hear you enjoyed your stay and were fortunate enough to see some of our marsupial friends!!! We look forward to welcoming you back one day in the near future. Kind regards, James

Great stay

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

martinwuestner Couples - TripAdvisor review

The Mercure on Kangaroo island is a great place to stay Clean rooms great restaurant good breakfast ,staff helpful and friendly, Plenty to see and do on the island with good beaches and walks Recommend the ravine walk which ends at a nice beach for a good swim

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