"Quiet, relaxing with an unbelievable view"
06/09/14 Simon H Sydney, Australia
We went there for the first time this long weekend. Here is what I love about Kim's: - The View 'Position' is Kim's trump card. The view from our beachfront bungalow was second to none. We were right on the beach with an unobscured view, overlooking beautifully maintained grounds. The coastline there is pristine. - No Children Policy The resort is exclusively for adults so you can be assured of no noisy children at dinner - yippee! It's all refreshingly civilised and so relaxing. - Holiday Feel Don't let the pictures of the 'dated' decor put you off. It's a 'cool kitsch'. Our room made us feel like we were on holidays straight away. It was fun and really adds to the feel of the place. Remember this is Australia's oldest resort. Going made me feel like I was stepping back in time. - Service It's the little things at Kim's that makes all the difference. You get your own table for every meal - with a personalised welcome card! I loved that. When you leave the room for breakfast, your room is made up. When you go for dinner, your room is made up. When it rains, an umbrella is left outside your bungalow door etc. - Super friendly I have never experience more genuinely friendly reception and wait staff ... really! - Well managed The owners were there at the restaurant to welcome every guest, every single night. We couldn't quite believe it. Their very presence ensures everything runs like clockwork and there are no problems with service. What impressed us most was the number of repeat customers staying. I think that says a lot. Side notes... Kim's does not cater for customers who want a beautifully presented meal on a plate. All meals are served buffet style, and while the buffet itself is well presented, it is not the best we have eaten. The food is good, but not in the 'amazing' category. Personally I think the buffet is Kim's main 'achilles heel'. Food aside, I would still go back for another weekender just for the view and service.
"Excellent, The very best of any stay.100% is not enough."
05/13/14 Maurice069 Leura, Australia
Any positives you read about this establishment are correct. We have returned time and time again over many years, We are in Tourism running our own very busy business, when the opportunity to escape from a 7 day occupation ....and we are able to dedicate time for us Kim's is the answer for three glorious days and nights. The setting, management & staff, the food, the service, the privacy,& the accommodation all constitute my assessment for Kim's to be the very best of anywhere we have stayed in all our travels in Australia and overseas. Here it is only 2 hours from our home. 100% recommendation is the best I can say and if it was so 200%....
It was out first stay at Kim's and we arrived on a Tuesday and left on a Sunday. We were celebrating a birthday and they very kindly organised a cake - home-made and delicious, and when we couldn't finish it, they wrapped it, and let us take the plate back to our cabin. That set the tone for the stay - good food, generous hospitality and a strong personal touch. Our cabin was on the beach - a gorgeous outlook and with the soothing sound of the waves to send us to sleep. The bathroom was large and well-appointed with a fantastic shower and instant hot water - brilliant. The room service never disrupted our activities as it coincided with meal times, meaning that we returned from breakfast to a sparkling room, with the bed made etc. Unlike a hotel where you often have to navigate the housekeeping, Kim's attention to this detail meant we got the most from our room while we were staying. The staff went out of their way to be helpful, without being intrusive, managing to strike just the right tone. The massage each of us had was heavenly. Everything from the bottle of champagne and roses when we arrived, to the little gift on departure, made the experience memorable. Kim's have worked out how to deliver something special. We'll be coming back.
"Superior small resort"
04/20/14 Karel V Christchurch, New Zealand
Have stayed here several times before and it's a pleasure to return each time. High quality timber bungalows set on the beach in a tropical garden. Heaven ! Rooms are very spacious, discreet, with balconies, superior bathrooms, extremely well equipped. Rates include full buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. The choice and quality are of a superior level hardly found in other places. Finest fresh seafood, cold cuts, salads, hot dishes, fine cheeses. Only the very best is served here. Attractive bar with huge choice of drinks and cocktails. Great terraces overlooking the ocean. Excellent service trough out.
"1950's Hollywood meets Hawaii"
04/07/14 Mazeyhill London, United Kingdom
This place is delightful; the palms, the superb tropical gardens, the history and the ambiance could be straight out of "South Pacific". We had a beachfront bungalow which was terrific - how beautiful to wake up to the sea and the sunrise. The buffet style meals are like staying at a friend's house; lots of high quality fresh food and amazing desserts. The seafood was stunning! Worth a visit as a special treat - recommended highly!
"Kims has been on our bucket list"
03/04/14 MP2182014 Sydney, Australia
We recently spent two nights at Kims and loved our experience. The location is superb.We stayed in a terrace villa which was fantastic. Very well appointed, spotless and spacious. A one minute walk to the beach was wonderful. Staff were attentive without being intrusive. We were however rather disappointed with the food. Certainly plenty of it but felt it lacked flair and creativity and not what we would have expected from such a high end resort. Aside from this, we are pleased we have experienced this little piece of paradise.
"You never know if you dont go"
02/25/14 phillirit Penrith, Australia
We finally went to kims, WOW. A 3 night mid week stay. 1. Perfect beachside accommodation on the sand. Check in easy. Bay view terrace superb, wonderfully comfortable bed. Awesome double shower infact I would say the best shower outside of my own I have ever had. Bose ipod dock so bring your ipod. Whether in bed on deck or in jacuzzi you have a full view of the beach and sounds of the water. Watch a sunrise and also have option of closing shutter for complete darkness for a sleep in, breakfast doesn't start till 8.30. The menu has frequent changes. All meals are buffet with service of hot foods. Also things like eggs cooked in small numbers so not left sitting to long. But rest assured everything you eat will be in its freshest state. Our choices for breakfast went from cereal to slipper lobster. Lunch included the largest desserts choices and dinners included chicken to seafood magnificent. For 3 nights we didn't have to think about food it was done for us everything we could have possibly wanted and then some. We sat in jacuzzi and took in the ocean views, we walked on the beach had afternoon sleeps and completely relaxed. And thankyou to kims for the bottle of champagne in our bungalow. So many features at kims that made this short break unforgettable I just say you have to go and experience it for yourself. We will get back to kims for sure. Absolutely loved it.
"A piece of Paradise"
02/13/14 Patricia B Sydney, Australia
Ken & I have just returned from 3 nights @ beautiful Kims! We have been there many times & every time is magic! The view from the Beachside Lodge is fantastic! We received a warm welcome upon arrival from Diana & Peter Kershaw & were made welcome by the Reception staff! The meals were scrumptious, as usual, & the service in the dining room was very good! We will be going back again later in the year & will look forward to the Hideaway once more!
"Nowhere better than Kim's."
02/07/14 Linda C Sydney, Australia
This was our fourth visit to Kim's and I must say it just gets better and better!! When arriving we were greeted by the lovely Diana Kershaw (General Manager) she made us feel so welcome, like a member of the Kim's family. This visit we stayed at "Treetops" and it was so beautiful. The rooms were all well appointed, spotless and a lovely bottle of bubbly to greet us. We had our own private pool, sauna and spa. The food at Kim's is beyond fantastic, the service was excellent all the staff could not do enough for us and made our stay perfect. I can highly recommend Kim's to anyone who wants a getaway and feel pampered with all the luxury that a five star hotel. We love it at Kim's it is our favourite destination, we will be going again this year. Thank you to Diana and Peter for making our visit so special. Kim's gets a 10 out of 10 from me.
"Excellent as always!"
02/02/14 Kaz2260 Wamberal, Australia
A big thank you to all the management and staff for making my husband David's birthday last Thursday so wonderful. The service, food and views as usual were exceptional but we really appreciated the subtle way you made him feel so special. We look forward to seeing you all again soon! K.Goodman x
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