Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge

Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge 4 stars

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5 686 reviews

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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

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Hotel location

Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge

73, Scenic Drive, American River

GPS:-35.777336, 137.775286

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


Sitting close to the water's edge in the picturesque town of American River, award winning Reflections restaurant offers a seasonal menu showcasing some of Kangaroo Island's finest food and wines. Bookings essential

Your meetings and events

The combination of a versatile unobstructed space and a pristine "bush meets bay" environment ensures this meeting room provides a unique venue whether it be for a conference, team building event, wedding or to celebrate that special occasion.

Room descriptions and layouts

meeting room

From 1 to 80 


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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.

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TripAdvisor Rating  4.0/5  686 reviews

Wonderful restaurant with excellent food. Convenient and quiet location.

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

473fc Couples - TripAdvisor review

This hotel has a very comfortable restaurant with a varied menu with excellent food. After a day of exploring the island it was nice to get back to the room and just walk a short way to the restaurant for dinner. There is a breakfast option as well but we did not take advantage of it. The room was comfortable with a nice porch and view of the harbor but it was ready for a re-decorating. Anzac cookies in the room were the best we’ve had!

Lovely stay in a quite location

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

Dartan28 Couples - TripAdvisor review

We stayed at the Mecure during a recent trip to KI. There are some really good aspects of staying here. The rooms are clean and the bed was comfortable. The rooms are very large for a motel room and there is a well equipped kitchenette. Our room had a balcony ehich overlooked thec water. However while cleane, the rooms could benefit from an update with a revamped bathroom and new carpet. There is a lovely restaurant which served delicious meals but not many other dining options in the area if you plan to stay a while. America River is a little out of the way but the nature walk behind the Motel provided a great opportunity to see the Glossy Black Cockatoo in their natural habitat

Great location, poor pre order service for groups

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

Jim H TripAdvisor review

We stayed 2 nights with a coach party and had to pre order breakfast both days and dinner the first day. The service for pre orders was very very slow. Breakfast on the las day was served an hour after the time we’d pre ordered it for. Meanwhile guests who hadn’t pre ordered were served quickly and left well before our food arrived cold. I complained at reception but was offered no apology or formal complaint process. The food itself was fine other than being cold, but breakfast choice is ver limited. Basically bacon eggs or muesli, but smartly presented in different ways. Dinner was fine when we didn’t pre order. Room spacious. Location wonderful. Great wildlife and views of the ocean across the road. No competition for food locally.

Nice view but disappointing lodge

TripAdvisor rating 2.0/5

Getaway58103742733 Couples - TripAdvisor review

The place is very run down and need work. The bathroom were dirty, and the shower had no pressure and the hot water ( let's just say you didn't need to add cold water to it). The staff at the restaurant friendly and helpful food was nice. The lady on the front deck was helpful and lovely.

Dear Getaway, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your recent stay with us. It's great learn from you that you enjoyed the view from your room and found our team to be helpful. Please accept our sincerest apologies if we weren't able to tick all the boxes and will share your comments with the housekeeping management. We are still on tank water and awaiting SA water to complete the pipeline that will help the properties water pressure. Kind regards, Simon James General Manager


TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

ScottandRosemary Couples - TripAdvisor review

Beautiful quiet location with friendly staff and great restaurant. Property is older lodge style but well maintained. Staff are friendly and helpful. Daily room service is on request only. Room access is not ideal.

Dear Scott, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback from your recent stay. We believe our team provide the best customer service on the Island so it great to read the you found our team to be friendly. Kind Regards Simon James General Manager

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  • 73 reviews 8.3/10 Location
  • 158 reviews 7/10 Room
  • 169 reviews 8.9/10 Service
  • 6 reviews 7.1/10 WiFi
  • 176 reviews 8.2/10 Food
  • 72 reviews 6.7/10 Cleanliness
  • 49 reviews 3/10 Vibe
  • 44 reviews 2.9/10 Amenities

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