Karma Rottnest
Karma Rottnest
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"The restuarant was excellent and service was always good."

Robert

29 March 2018

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7.1
Value for money5.6
Location rating8.9
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      "Good sized bathroom and great towelsLocation is great."

      Reviewed 29 December 2016

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      Agoda Reviews (302)Booking.com Reviews (803)
      7.1
      Cleanliness6.6
      Facilities6.7
      Location8.9
      Room comfort and quality6.7
      Service7.7
      Value for money5.6
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      7.6
      Very good
      Amber from Australia
      Couple
      Premium Lake View
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2018
      Great views”
      Lovely sunset views over the salt lakes. Staff were relaxed and friendly. A lot of renovation works going on over winter. Furniture and decorations a bit tired, but you don't go to Rotto for fancy furniture.
      Reviewed July 27, 2018
      Hi Amber; Thank you for your recent review of your stay with us here at Karma Rottnest.Im pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Regards Management
      Responded August 06, 2018
      Karma Rottnest
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Joanna from Australia
      Family with young children
      Standard Double
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
      Great place to spend a few nights”
      Offered great value for money during the July school holidays. Excellent location. Clean rooms & friendly staff.
      Reviewed July 17, 2018
      Hi Joanna, Thank you so much for the lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and can't wait to welcome you back. Will Weaver - Front Office Manager
      Responded August 07, 2018
      Karma Rottnest
      5.2
      BERARDINA from Australia
      Couple
      Premium Lake View
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2018
      Disappointing ”
      2nd time stay. Nothings changed. Cooked Breakfast was cold and disappointing. we asked if we could have fried eggs instead we were told no variation were allowed. Lakeside room views and kingsize bed were magical. The mouse that woke us everynight and their droppings under furniture was not.
      Reviewed June 08, 2018
      Hi Berardina, I am disappointed to read that you didn't have the greatest breakfast as our breakfast offering is something we pride ourselves on. If you can give me a bit more information about breakfast I will follow up with the food and beverage department? Regarding the mouse, Rottnest Island is an A class reserve so we are limited in what poisons/traps we can use to deal with furry non-quokka friends. Did you alert staff regarding the mouse so we could catch him and check for entry points? We have recently begun using ultrasonic mouse deterrents and indications are that they are effective so if we do have the opportunity to welcome you back again I'm sure you'll be minus a house guest and up a hot breakfast. Feel free to contact me directly if you want to discuss further. Will Weaver - Front Office Manager
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      Karma Rottnest
      7.2
      Very good
      Darren from Australia
      Family with young children
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2018
      Short break ”
      It was well located on the Island right in the town centre and was quirky and had nice facilities and a good breakfast. However, for the money I paid per night I cannot say that it could in anyway be classed as value for money and not something I will do very often at those prices.
      Reviewed May 01, 2018
      Hi Darren, thanks for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed our facilities in the quirky island style of the hotel, also thrilled you enjoyed breakfast as this is something we pride ourselves on. I appreciate that our rates are somewhat higher than you might experience at a comparable property on the mainland and we do our best to remain competitive and offer a value for money experience however being located on an island offshore where everything needs to be shipped in or done on site it does mean our price point is slightly higher than an on-shore hotel. Will Weaver - Front Office Manager
      Responded August 08, 2018
      Karma Rottnest
      4.4
      Matthew from Australia
      Family with teens
      Stayed 1 night in April 2018
      Unfortunately the worst accommodation we’ve ever stayed in.”
      We thought we would stay overnight at Rottnest Karma resort, instead of catching the early morning ferry over for the Anzac Day service. $270 p/n for an unclean, unsafe room. There seriously should be a warning about the low standard of the quod rooms. Broken window, cracked power points and a bathroom that smelt like raw sewerage. I wished that we had booking a camp site for $38, at least the amenities were clean there.
      Reviewed April 25, 2018
      Hi Matthew, can you provide some more information regarding what about the room you found unclean and unsafe so I can look into this for you? We know the quod rooms were beginning to show their age (170+ years) and have recently handed the entire quod complex back to the Rottnest Island Authority so it can be converted back into a museum and interpretive centre but still nothing in the room should have been dangerous, we would never want any of guests to injur themselves. Do contact me directly to shed some more light on the matter. Will Weaver - Front Office Manager
      Responded August 08, 2018
      Karma Rottnest
      8.0
      Excellent
      Robert from Australia
      Couple
      Standard Double
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2018
      A tired place”
      The resort is suffering from tiredness. I made a mistake by staying there as i could have stayed with friends in a fabulous cottage at a much cheaper rate. At $260 a night , the room was small and paint on the walls was peeling while the walls were disintegrating. The restuarant was excellent and service was always good. Breakfast, however, was mediocre mainly because all of the fruit was of inferior quality. I think the buyer was purchasing on the cheap and pocketing the rest. The fruit was unedible and a disgrace. Outdoor furniture was visually disgraceful too. I will know better next time not to stay there but without competition it may not be possible.
      Reviewed March 29, 2018
      Hi Robert, I appreciate that you still have us 8/10 despite the peeling paint and plaster work. We do our best to keep on top of the maintenance but as our home here on Rottnest is coming up for its 200th birthday it can sometimes be a challenge. We've just had the roof replaced and are always touching up the plaster and paint wherever it needs to be done, did you bring your maintenance concerns to the attention of hotel staff so we could find you another room? Regarding the quality of the fruit, Rottnest is an island and the island and we do not receive daily shipments of fresh produce as you do on the mainland so unfortunately produce here is never going to be quite as shiny and perfect as you might find in your local supermarket. While I appreciate you may have found this disappointing I would say that suggesting staff at our hotel are engaging in unscrupulous or borderline criminal behaviour on a public forum is not appropriate. Will Weaver - Front Office Manager
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      4.4
      Charley from Australia
      Group
      Stayed 1 night in March 2018
      Acceptable”
      Not good value for money at all. I expected an older building as have stayed in Rottnest before but the room itself was really disgusting and not clean at all. There were cobwebs and dead bugs attached to my pillow on the top bunk, clearly hadn't been properly cleaned in a long time.
      Reviewed March 26, 2018
      Hi Charly, thank you for your feedback. I was saddened to read this feedback. Did you alert hotel staff at the time? Please do contact me directly if you want to discuss further. Will Weaver - Front Office Manager
      Responded August 08, 2018
      Karma Rottnest
      4.8
      Leeanne from Australia
      Family with young children
      Stayed 4 nights in January 2018
      Trouble in Paradise”
      Appalled by Rottnest Karma Resort. Arrived to have food and drink under the bed, asked for it to be cleaned and saw the cleaners dragging a mop across the cement path outside and then come inside to mop???? My daughter had a purse with money in it that disappeared, but apparently the staff would never take it, so I guess the fairies did! The next day an expensive child's surf hat went missing from the room, to be told again, no staff could do this, it is coincidental and obviously we are careless - No maybe staff are not so honest! Not even a real apology from management in regards to any of this, at least we should have been offered a breakfast or meal for the unclean room and the stress!!
      Reviewed March 10, 2018
      Hi Leeanne, I'm disappointed to read that you had a less than stellar experience. Did you advise management of the behaviour that you witnessed so we could address it with our staff? Regarding the comments alluding to criminal behaviour, whilst I understand that things can and do go missing, I would say that without proof of the items being taken by our staff, making comments alleging that members of our team have engaged in criminal activity on a public forum is probably not appropriate. Will Weaver - Front Office Manager
      Responded August 08, 2018
      Karma Rottnest
      5.6
      Sally from Indonesia
      Solo traveler
      Standard Double
      Stayed 1 night in February 2018
      Cockroaches and dirty floor”
      Karma is ridiculously overpriced, not good value for money. The floor was very dirty and the bathroom was running with cockroaches at night. Most of the staff were very good except for the guy who checked me in. He spoke to me as though I was a child. It was demeaning and not something I am used to experiencing.. Rottnest Island itself is magical and definitely worth the trip. Next time I’ll book earlier so I have options of accommodation.
      Reviewed February 23, 2018
      Hi Sally, I am deeply disappointed to see that we didn't meet your expectations. Please do contact me directly if you would like to discuss any of the topics you raised further. Will - Front Office Manager
      Responded August 08, 2018
      Karma Rottnest
      6.4
      Good
      James from Australia
      Couple
      Premium Lake View
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2018
      Just a hotel”
      Paying $400 a night you tend to expect, well, something worth the money. It was just a standard hotel. Nothing special whatsoever and the “view” was of a tree. Joyous. The breakfast was wonderfully cold (who doesn’t love cold hash browns, eggs and bacon) and altogether whilst nothing was terrible, we might as well have stayed somewhere much cheaper.
      Reviewed February 17, 2018
      Dear James, Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion of your recent visit to Rottnest Island. Your feedback has been passed onto our team to ensure these issues are not repeated as we ensure our extremely popular breakfast options continues to be enjoyed, Kind Regards Management
      Responded February 17, 2018
      Karma Rottnest
      6.8
      Good
      Beverley from Australia
      Couple
      Premium Lake View
      Stayed 1 night in February 2018
      Overpriced to glory ! Ordinary staff interest. Rooms really lacking in cleanliness ”
      Good position Good breakfast Staff didn’t seem to care about issues with rooms Poor cleaning Very very overpriced at $416 pn!
      Reviewed February 16, 2018
      Dear Beverley, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience and opinion. We are sorry you feel such a way, however our team do care about our guests, the property, the Island and our guests comfort and experience here as this is important to us as a company also. We and they do our upmost within our control to ensure the stay is as best as it can possibly be. Kind Regards Management
      Responded February 17, 2018
      Karma Rottnest
      2.8
      Deborah from Australia
      Family with teens
      Stayed 1 night in February 2018
      Acceptable”
      If we knew this was a jail where they housed indigenous men we would never of stayed here. Resort title has an expectation to it that we didn't think fit. Not allowed to play ball games in the quad. Rooms were small for 6 people and not a high standard of cleanliness. However, the breakfast was very good and the dining area clean.
      Reviewed February 12, 2018
      Hi Deborah, Thanks for your feedback, you'll be pleased to know that we have returned the building which was the former island jail to the Island Management Authority to be converted into a museum and interpretive centre. Our remaining rooms are housed in the block which used to house officers and their families and also in a newer Lakeside block which was constructed in 1989. Kind regards - Will Weaver, Front Office Manager.
      Responded August 16, 2018
      Karma Rottnest
      6.8
      Good
      STEPHEN from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2018
      It is what it is...”
      Pros: restaurant food was great at breakfast and one dinner. Relaxed atmosphere. Friendly staff. Location. Main hotel-style accommodation on the island. Can of bug spray in the wardrobe. Staying in the old prison was a bucket list item - now ticked! Cons: standard and tiredness of fitout in quod rooms doesn't match the price. Mouse and massive cockroach perhaps understandable but still unwelcome roommates (initially mistook the cocky for a second mouse, it was so big!). Rules galore including no outside food or beverage to be brought onto premises - repeated in bold print everywhere you look. Seems anti-competitive rather than a licencing condition. "Quod" (archaic informal term for gaol) mistakenly misspelled as "quad" (short for quadrangle?) on signs throughout the lodge. But anyway I still had a great time. The island's charms overcome any minor frustrations! GottaGotoRotto!
      Reviewed February 06, 2018
      Hi Stephen, thank you for your feedback and understanding RE: the condition of the quod rooms. These have now been handed back to the Rottnest Island Authority to begin a new life as a museum and interpretive centre. Regarding the cockroaches and mice, totally understandable that no one would want these roommates, unfortunately as Rottnest is an A class reserve and no one wants to accidentally hurt a quokka we are a bit limited in the scope of what we can use to combat the unwanted visitors. Most recently we have been using ultrasonic deterrents for the mice which seem to be effective. The no outside food rule does only apply to our common areas and is in line with most venues who don't permit the consumption of outside food on their premises. Guests are more than welcome to bring and consume whatever they wish in the comfort of their rooms/balconies/terraces/outdoor spaces. Please do contact me directly if you have any queries. Will Weaver - Front Office Manager
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      6.0
      Katie from Australia
      Family with teens
      Stayed 1 night in January 2018
      Disappointing”
      This place is in dire need of an update. Our room was ok size for one night. The paint was coming off the walls, the bunk bed was rickety and my girls said very uncomfortable. The bedding was very dated and the furniture in the room looked like a selection from the charity shop. The bathroom was quite gross with hair balls from the previous visitors and some of the tiles on the walls, around the basin and in the shower were cracked. The basin itself had a large crack in it and the room just looked dirty. The reception staff were very nice and very helpful. The bar area was nice but the lounge style furniture was very uncomfortable and was also in need of updating. The sports bar was ok too. We had a meal in the restaurant which was delicious and VERY generous starter servings. Our waitress was lovely, however they did seem a little disorganised. Breakfast was awesome, together with our meal the night before these were definitaly the highlight of our stay.
      Reviewed January 17, 2018
      Hi Katie, I am deeply disappointed to see that we didn't meet your expectations. Please do contact me directly if you would like to discuss any of the topics you raised further. Will - Front Office Manager
      Responded August 08, 2018
      Karma Rottnest
      7.6
      Very good
      Julia from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Premium Lake View
      Stayed 1 night in December 2017
      Only resort type hotel on Rottnest”
      We stayed in a premium lakeside room - most probably the most comfortable place to stay on Rottnest. Large well appointed room with modern en suite with nice view overlooking lake. The lodge is centrally located in Thompson Bay settlement though not in sight of ocean. Pleasant bar (which serves great cocktails) and fairly small pool area. Buffet breakfast a bit disappointing as the fruit platter and hash browns ran out and were not replaced until after we had finished. Also the breakfast area was heaving. Rottnest is a family holiday destination so families with young children are to be expected but setting up a quieter area for those who prefer a more peaceful breakfast would be appreciated!
      Reviewed December 22, 2017
      Dear Julia, Thank you for taking the time to write to us and share your experience of your recent visit to Rottnest Island and Karma Rottnest Lodge. We are pleased to hear your opinion on our Premium lakeside rooms which prove very popular for those wanting a peaceful break here on Rottnest Island as well as also choosing dates either side of the School holidays to avoid the Island being as busy if you are wishing for a more quiet and peaceful visit. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards
      Responded December 23, 2017
      Karma Rottnest
      6.8
      Good
      Andrew
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2017
      Location over price?”
      Had a great 3 day on Rottness with my wife. The trip was last minute due to the bali volcano so just wanted to get away for her birthday. Paid $275 per night at the Karma Club and stayed in a quad room. I had no knowledge of what standard of accommodation I was expecting but by the cost at least 3star. Well location was great close to everything in Thomson bay food pubs ect, but Karma I'm afraid to say was a tired old building being held together but the service of its employees which I must say we're happy and helpful. I would say this is very over priced on accommodation only. Rottness has loads going for it but I my eyes it's stuck in the 1960'swith it's accommodation and buildings. Love the no private cars on island just nudes and infrastructure vehicles. Not sure on the way forward as the island is a class A reservation. I will definitely look in more detail at the accommodation next.
      Reviewed December 10, 2017
      Dear Andrew, Many thanks for sharing your recent experience with us and we were glad to have been able to assist with a last minute getaway. We do offer Premium Lakeside rooms where the standards are at a Premium, and the rooms are quipped with air conditioning, these rooms are extremely popular and tend to be booked well in advance. We do hope to welcome you back to Karma Rottnest and Rottnest Island in the near future. Kind Regards Management
      Responded February 03, 2018
      Karma Rottnest
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Bernadette from Australia
      Family with teens
      Premium Lake View
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2017
      Exceptional”
      Premium lakeside room had a great view. Plenty of friendly quokka around. Room was spacious and clean.
      Reviewed November 23, 2017
      Dear Bernadette Many thanks for taking the time to share your recent visit with us. We are pleased to learn you enjoyed your stay in our Premium Lakeside rooms and look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards Management
      Responded February 03, 2018
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Christine from United Kingdom
      Family with teens
      Stayed 1 night in November 2017
      Great place to stay ”
      Location was brilliant Rooms quirky ( old prison) everything you needed and very clean. Huge breakfast too ! Staff friendly and helpful
      Reviewed November 20, 2017
      Dear Christine, Many thanks for taking the time to share your recent experience with us and we are pleased to hear that our team once again continue to be friendly and helpful. We look forward to welcoming you back.
      Responded February 03, 2018
      Karma Rottnest
      6.8
      Good
      Wai from Malaysia
      Couple
      Standard Double
      Stayed 1 night in November 2016
      Your priority at Rottnest is not for the hotel, remember that.”
      It's the cheapest hotel in Rottnest Island, either you pay $200 or $500 per night. what more can you ask for? the furniture in the room is smelly, awful or lack of maintenance, our kettle is rusted and broken and we have to request for another one, but yet, the replacement kettle is a functioning rusted piece. You have to remind yourself that your priority staying overnight on the island is to explore the nightlife of the giant rat in Rottnest Island. We met someone random in the pub and he bought me drinks, alright, we are cheapskate. The overnight experience in Rottnest is amazing or worth to experience. I will definitely visit this hotel again (as it's the cheapest upon writing this) for the overnight experience. Breakfast is simple but it's good. The staff is friendly.
      Reviewed July 11, 2017
      6.4
      Good
      Hee from South Korea
      Family with teens
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2016
      Good resort ”
      Not bad but a bit dirty inside room as room seems to be remodelled from old facilities. Other than that in average fine as I loved all Rottnest scenery and nature much!
      Reviewed June 15, 2017
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