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Mebourne
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We were really looking forward staying here at the start of our week on Kangaroo Island. I think it's fair to say that what is represented on the website is not what we found. Its one thing to be historic but that shouldn't mean that that it should be in disrepair. Cracks in the walls, general shabby appearance. An overall...

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Nadia T, Owner at Charlie Bates Cottage, responded to this review

Hi Karren, I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay at the cottage, I was surprised to read on Tripadvisor that you left after the first night as you didn't notify us that you were unhappy with the accommodation at all. The cottage is over 100 years old and whilst I certainly agree that standards need to be upheld...

Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

They've got a new cleaner. After reading some of the poor reviews below we contacted the owners to clarify the poor reviews and were advised that they'd changed cleaners and it was all ok now. So we booked in for 3 nights and loved it. The house is over 104 years old with vj board ceilings and the sort of...

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Nadia T, Owner at Charlie Bates Cottage, responded to this review

It was so lovely to read your review after your original concerns, I am so happy you had a wonderful stay at the cottage and enjoyed your time on Kangaroo Island. Thank you so much and we hope to see you back in the future! Kind regards Nadia Tognolini

Melbourne
Reviewed 10 February 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed at the cottage for 4 nights and loved it. We loved it for its simplicity and old world charm and that it was . A highlight was using the open fire and claw foot bath every night, as well as having an exceptionally good nights sleep in the comfortable main bedroom. We loved seeing the...

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Nadia T, Owner at Charlie Bates Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review Grace and Tom. It's a true joy to hear other people enjoy the cottage as much as we do, I never have a better night sleep than I do in the main bedroom. I apologize for the lack of of oil. tea bags etc, they have always been provided in the past...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 January 2015

This cottage has a convenient location 3 mins drive from Penneshaw ferry terminal. The bedrooms are very small, but the biggest problem we had was with the way it was prepared for our arrival. We were in shock when we discovered sand and gravel on the bed-sheets. It looked like they were not washed after previous resident. We had to...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 November 2014

The cottage had not been cleaned in readiness for our arrival. On complaining to the owners this was rectified in as far as the floors and surfaces were cleaned. The cottage looked OK but on closer inspection still had dirt on ledges, cutlery and crockery that had not been checked and had stains and dried food from use by previous...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 19 July 2014

We stayed as a family of 3 at Charlie Bates Cottage (CBC) for 5 nights in July 2014. Close to ferry but not so close to the other island attractions so there was a lot of daily driving involved to see the rest of KI (but we didn't mind!). Despite this, CBC was warm in the evening thanks to the...

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alabama
Reviewed 23 April 2013

Kangaroo Island has limitations on lodging. We were here during low season, which meant that some places and restaurants were closed. I don't generally like to cook when on vacation and we ended up using the kitchen on this trip. not super clean kitchen. The main problem with this cottage was that it was not clean. There were multiple gobs...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 23 October 2012

Throughly enjoyed our recent stay at Charlie Bates Cottage. Cottage very well situated for all Penneshaw has to offer. Wallabies visited every night for piece of banana, Fairy penguins just down the road on the foreshore and woke to the sound of bellbirds singing every morning. We would heartily recommend the Ironstone Hill Hike starting at the end of Frenchman's...

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Adelaide
Reviewed 21 September 2009

I stayed at Charlie Bates Cottage for three nights in September. I really enjoyed myself especially the cosy open fire that I had each night. I cooked a great steak on the barbecue on the front verandah while I watched the ferry come and go from Penneshaw. Later on in the night I had some wallabies visit the front lawn...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Historic restored stone cottage with magnificent ocean views minutes from the beach and ferry. Fully equipped with everything for your perfect holiday. Modern kitchen,spacious bathroom, quality bedding, washing machine, clothes dryer, feed wallabies at night. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Charlie Bates Cottage

Address: 39 South Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5222, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > Penneshaw
Price Range: $230 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Charlie Bates Cottage 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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