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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed four nights and had a wonderful time. The food in the restaurant is excellent. Both dinner and breakfast-so healthy and tasty with generous servings. The room outlook is so relaxing. Rooms are older but perfectly clean. The hosts are welcoming and helpful.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great stay! Quiet relaxing area, comfortable and clean bedroom, delicious food (with use of local produce) and lovely and caring hosts. The view from the deck is amazing. Plenty of birds and wallabies to observe.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights at this delightful family run guest house. The outstanding aspect of our stay was the warm and generous welcome and hosting by the family owners. Great food and good wines, of course, great sea views from the dining room, comfortable clean bed rooms with private terraces. Nothing was too much trouble for them so we...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Nice small B&B situated in American River with a fantastic view. We stayed only one night because it was part of our tour. Good restaurant and fantastic view from the rooms. Highly recommended to all!

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Kingscote, Australia
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We did not stay at Wanderers Rest , but 7 of us recently had dinner there & realised another hidden treasure here on kangaroo island Being locals we were extremely surprised & totatally satisfied with our first dining experience here. The staff were so accomodating , without hovering, the Meal was delicious , and the atmosphere was lovely. Would totally...

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Parndana, Australia
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We were lucky enough to stay at this lovely property last week.We are actually islanders so rarely get to enjoy whats in our own back yard. This hotel is not 5 star, but it doesn't pretend to be. Its a good, reasonably priced hotel. And when I say Hotel I use the term lightly! It only has 8 rooms! Kim,...

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wanderersrest, Owner at Wanderers Rest of Kangaroo Island, responded to this review

We like to open our door to islanders as well as our guests from all over the world, aiming at great atmosphere friendly service and great food! something extra that you need ..just ask!

Broomfield, Colorado
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The owners were wonderful, kind and friendly. The room itself was nothing exceptional, but it was clean and well stocked. The balcony had a great view over the bay, but the weather was cool during our stay so we didn't get much chance to sit and enjoy the view. Wifi was available in the lounge area but not the room....

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wanderersrest, Owner at Wanderers Rest of Kangaroo Island, responded to this review

being on an island sometimes depending on the weather the wifi sometimes not all the time,goes in and out in the rooms. we have a wifi games room, below the stairs where there is a lounge and a place to either do wifi or play pooll ,games, or just sit quiet, we also have the verandah looking across he bay...

Reviewed 6 October 2016

We stayed just one night in this beautiful rest, the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, the owner really helpful and friendly, the room there are all the amenities, enjoys a breathtaking view. to try ,really .

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wanderersrest, Owner at Wanderers Rest of Kangaroo Island, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback so others can also enjoy wat we have here at wanderers rest

TOWNSVILLE AUSTRALIA
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I want to begin by saying I didn't stay here, but had lunch here with a friend. On the way to the Deck (a cafe on the American River wharf) we suddenly decided to turn right up the hill to Wanderer's Rest. It's a steep climb if you're on foot but we weren't, and if we had been it would...

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wanderersrest, Owner at Wanderers Rest of Kangaroo Island, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, this just sums up what our restaurant is like, great food, great view to die for ,friendly service, the restaurant is part of us that we like to share with you, live music a bonus!

Helensburgh, Australia
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Steve and Kim were perfect hosts with a friendly smile and helpful local hints and recommendations. Units were well sized, clean and comfortable and we loved the view from the private balcony over American River. Perfect to enjoy sunrise amongst the birds. Restaurant was available if you didn't want to travel with a good range of local produce. Loved our...

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wanderersrest, Owner at Wanderers Rest of Kangaroo Island, responded to this review

Wanderers Rest is situated on top of a hill so every room and the restaurant has a view,its located at American River which is a good base to travel the island. we can point you in the right direction so you get to see all that is to see here on .k.i

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Additional Information about Wanderers Rest of Kangaroo Island

Address: Lot 2, Bayview Road | American River, American River, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > American River
Price Range: $238 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Wanderers Rest of Kangaroo Island 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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