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Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Had a four night stay here whilst visiting the sights of KI. The rooms are basic but a decent size and have lovely views over the bay. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and the food is good. The owners are friendly and helpful. KI itself is beautiful but has no public transport - you need a car but be...

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

if you let us plan your holiday it is much easier, we can do tours, transfers and travel to and from island just let us know wat you need help with.

Reviewed 21 March 2015

A must go-to destination for everyone visiting American River. The food was fabulous, the service was welcoming. The menu was interesting and included vegetarians. The wine list had a good representation of local cellars at very reasonable prices.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2015

We recently stayed at Wanderers Rest for 1 night as part of a three week trip to Australia. The owners were very friendly and helpful about the best things to see on the island. Our room was comfortable & spacious, with a wonderful view across the river. The restaurant was excellent - yummy food and good service. Wish we could...

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2Thank NHeff
Rome, Italy
Reviewed 11 February 2015

The owners opened the restaurant for the evening just for us and the food was excellent. We would go again just for the view. A great local business that should be supported and encouraged. Ignore any of the stuff below about the hotel as we didn't stay there but trip advisor insists on ticking all the boxes

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 27 January 2015

we spent the night at Wanderers Rest, the staff were very friendly and the food was exceptional. our room (unit #3) had wonderfull view over American River, we were even supplied a torch and a map of walking trails to view nocturnal wildlife. the room was presented perfectly with attention to detail, comfortable king size bed. We would highly recommend...

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Reviewed 17 January 2015

The staff were very friendly and accommodating. We had a lovely view from our room's private balcony, and the view from the restaurant is amazing. There is also a lovely pool but due to cooler weather we unfortunately did not get a chance to have a swim. Location is in walking distance to most American river attractions. Overall we really...

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 11 January 2015

My wife and I stayed at the Wanderers Rest in Kangaroo Island for three nights in December 2014. We had an amazing time. Kim and Steve were great hosts and all of the meals were very good. What we liked so much about the meals were that they were very fresh and you could tell made with high quality ingredients,...

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1Thank Chris L
Essendon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2014

WE had a lovely three night stay at Wanderers Rest recently. Under fairly new ownership there were a few small glitches but this didn't impede our fun at all. Very friendly and eager to show off their local wildlife we were supplied with hotel torches to go and see the wallabies after dark. Local wines were served at dinner, which...

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

Thank you for your positive review we are glad you enjoyed wanderers rest, we have only been here since sept 2014 lots to learn for us, we have met some amazing people and we hope we can fulfill all our guests requirements in the future so it stays as a memorable holiday. kim and steve gutteridge.

Farnham
Reviewed 20 April 2014

We stayed 2 nights and had a super time. Owners were great and welcoming. Food good standard and nicely presented. Mein Host was great fun and very helpful. Great location, near the ferry and town. Rooms very clean and well serviced. Older design (US motel style).

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East Hampton, New York
Reviewed 7 April 2014

We spent three nights here and enjoyed our breakfasts and dinners very much. We did not mind the limited menu because the shrimp curry was so good we each ordered it twice. Chris and Ros were extremely hospitable and helpful in every way. The amenities in the rooms were excellent, even if the decor was a bit dark. The view...

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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: ₹ 11,375 - ₹ 12,497 (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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