Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge

73 Scenic Drive, American River , Kangaroo Island SA 5221

Foreshore of hotel - Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge

Foreshore of hotel

After a day of touring Kangaroo Island's natural wonders what better place to unwind and enjoy the peace and tranquillity than American River. Situated in bushland on the banks of Eastern Cove and designed to blend with its natural surroundings Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge offers 38 superbly appointed guest rooms, most with exceptional views over the bay at American River where the tree lined native gums silhouette the tranquil waters .

Visitors from all over the world come to Kangaroo Island for a true, unspoilt Australian experience. We invite you to enjoy the breath-taking views that surround the Lodge and explore the abundance of wildlife that inhabit the hotel's surroundings. Watch the feeding of the Pelicans on the foreshore in front of the hotel or take in a peaceful nature hike. After dinner go for a self-guided tour around the hotel grounds watching the wallabies grazing on the flats and the possums in the trees.

A nature-lovers paradise, American River is best known for its American River Oysters, recreational fishing and the quiet waters of Pelican Lagoon Aquatic Reserve providing sanctuary for the large population of waterbirds; from the sun rising over the waters, to relaxing at dusk on our alfresco terrace watching the families of gliding waterbirds heading for shore whilst the Tammar wallabies graze nearby.

At the end of the day dinner in Reflections restaurant is sure to be a highlight of your visit. Our Head Chef, using fresh local produce, has created a mouth watering menu of culinary delights, with an emphasis on Island and Australian delicacies. Featuring locally farmed oysters, King George Whiting, Ligurian Honey and sheep's yoghurt and cheeses complimented by a large selection local wines. Reflections Restaurant won best dining experience on Kangaroo Island in 2017.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Baggage Holding Room
  • Bar on Premises
  • Business Service Available
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cots Available
  • Day Tours/Tour Desk
  • Guest Lounge
  • High Chairs available
  • Hotel
  • Interconnecting Rooms
  • Internet Facilities
  • Guest Laundry
  • Low Rise (2 Floors or Less)
  • Non Smoking Property
  • Parking - Outdoor Parking
  • Child Wading Pool
  • Pool
  • Restaurant - On Premises
  • Sauna
  • Safety Deposit Box Available
  • Tennis Court - Full Size
  • Free Wi-Fi

Reception Hours:

7:00am to 9:00pm daily

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If arriving or departing outside of office hours please contact us on 08 8553 7053 to arrange.

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Distance To Nearest Airport:

30km to Kingscote Airport.

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Distance To Nearest Public Transport:

No public transport on Kangaroo Island

Restaurant Info:

Reflections Restaurant, located within the hotel, is open daily for breakfast and dinner.

Breakfast is available from 7.30am until 9am. Offering local breads, KI Ligurian honey, KI Sheep's yoghurt, cereal, juices and fresh fruit, or if a hot breakfast is needed we offer a delicious buffet of eggs, bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms and hash browns. Tea, coffee and juices are also available.

For Dinner be prepared for an unforgettable experience. Our menu offers a hearty 3 course selection including local oysters and whiting caught fresh, Australian lamb, plus more. Finishing off with our mouth watering desserts. An extensive wine, spirit and beer list is available with many local Kangaroo Island selections. Dinner starts at 6pm. Neat, casual attire.

Bar Info:

Linnetts bar is open from 5pm and showcases the best wines and spirits from Kangaroo Island.

Credit Cards Accepted:

All major credit cards.
Note that a credit card my be requested upon check-in as a form of security deposit.

Childrens Facilities:

Tennis Court, Swimming Pool, Pool Table

Driving Info:

Located on the eastern side of Kangaroo Island in the township of American River.

From the ferry or airport terminal the drive to American River, where Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge is situated, takes approximately 30 minutes. From the American River turnoff on the Penneshaw to Kingscote Road, drive straight ahead. We are located on the left hand side of Scenic Drive, between Bayview Road and Ryberg Road.

Hire cars are available on Kangaroo Island.

Ample free off-street parking is provided at the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge. Set down area for coach and private vehicles are adjacent to reception.

Transfer Info:

Hotel transfers from the airport and ferry terminal are available but must be pre-booked, please contact 08 8553 7053 to arrange.

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