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Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge

American River, Kangaroo Island SA

Designed to blend with its surroundings, Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge is situated in bushland overlooking American River.

Popular with nature lovers and adventure seekers, this modern and wonderfully rambling lodge is close to the Penneshaw Penguin Centre and provides a truly idyllic getaway. Wildlife and birdlife is abundant all around the hotel. Borrow a torch from reception to go wallaby and possum spotting after dark or join the pelican feeding experience on the foreshore.

After a busy day exploring, the saltwater pool and sauna are perfect for winding down. The lodge also features a child pool, full size tennis court, outdoor atrium, pool table, darts board and a sundries shop. 

Guest rooms are superbly appointed with most boasting exceptional views over the bay where the native gums silhouette the tranquil waters. Large windows provide natural light and views of the pool or river. 

The award-winning Reflections Restaurant specialises in seasonal local produce with an emphasis on Island and Australian flavours. Recognised as the best dining on Kangaroo Island, it is sure to be a highlight of your visit. Choose from an alfresco dinner, a barbecue under the stars or an intimate meal indoors. Open for breakfast and dinner daily. The adjacent Fireside Bar features a terrace area with open fireplace. 

From the ferry terminal in Penneshaw or the airport terminal near Kingscote, the drive to American River takes approximately 30 minutes. Take the American River turnoff on the Penneshaw - Kingscote Road and continue straight ahead.

Choose Your Room

Superior Queen Poolview

Situated overlooking the pool and views of the bay beyond, featuring reverse cycle air-conditioning, TV, tea and coffee making and ensuite bathroom.
2 - 3 Guests
Queen bed

Superior King Bayview

Offering gorgeous bay views from the private balcony, this room features air conditioning, an ensuite bathroom, a flat-screen TV and a seating area.
2 Guests
King bed

Deluxe Studio Waterview Room

With water’s edge views looking over American River, these large rooms are appointed with feature wall, large balcony, coffee machine, microwave, kitchenette and ensuite bathroom.
2 Guests
King bed

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Reception Hours

Daily: 8:00am - 6:00pm
If you are arriving outside these times, please advise so after hours check-in arrangements may be made.

Arrival Info

Photo ID and a credit card pre-authorisation will be required on check-in for all bookings.

Car Parking

Free car parking

Children & Extra Guests

Extra guests allowed at additional charge


  • WiFi - Charges / Limits may apply
  • Tour Desk
  • Tennis Court - Full Size
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
  • Sauna
  • Restaurant - Licensed
  • Luggage Storage
  • Guest Laundry
  • Child Pool
  • Conference Facilities
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Pool Table
  • Darts Board
  • Walking Tracks

Distance Information

Penneshaw Ferry Terminal: 39km
Kingscote Airport: 31km

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