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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We went to dinner on Saturday night at the Glossy Black Restaurant at Wanderers Rest. We had a great time. Kim, Steve and Carrie are great hosts. We have been before and each time it gets better. We had the soft shell crab, South Australian prawns and grilled LOCAL King George Whiting with sweet potato chips and LOCAL wines. The... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Apon arrival to Kangaroo Island my family and I were met by Steve at the airport to drive us to our accommodations. He and his wife Kim made our stay at "Wanderers Rest" truly enjoyable. They were very warm and friendly, and did everything to make our trip one to remember. And the food was absolutely amazing... Among the best... More 

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Kim & Steve were very accommodating hosts. We had a lovely stay at Easter. Our cooked breakfast was an unexpected treat with a wide range to choose from. We had wonderful view from our window during the day with a large gum tree illuminated up at night. My wife still talks about the tree at night.

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North Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

As a family of 5 visiting from Sydney, we were searching for a place to have breakkie whilst on Kangaroo Island... The Glossy Black restaurant was the only place open at 8am for breakfast. We had a delicious omelette, cooked to order, as well as a buffet to choose from. The service was great, with a friendly couple. We loved... More 

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

Thank you for your comment. We always welcome people to wanderers rest and our glossy black restaurant, if there is something you would like and its not on tne menu we try hard to find it.carrie in the kitchen is fabulous at filling everone up with her great cooking! Always changing the specials board.. glad everyone is enjoying the food... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 nights at Wanderers Rest last week. The owners Steve and Kim could not have been nicer or more accommodating. Our room was homey and provided a view of the American River from the deck. Our package included dinner and breakfast. Even if you don't stay at the inn, you should go eat at the restaurant. The shrimp... More 

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

Thank you for your comments. Thats what its all about ..taking care of people so that they have a great holiday to remember on kangaroo island and staying with us at Wanderers Rest! We love to meet people from all over the world. A little bit of personalised service goes a long way. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Kim and Steve were exceptional, friendly hosts and could not do enough for us. This place is very popular with foreign tourists so you will need to book well in advance as there are only 9 rooms. Although the building complex is older, it is charming and rooms are scrupulously clean and comfortable. We had a fabulous view from our... More 

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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Kim and Steve have only been running Wanderers Rest for just over 12 months, but they have got it down to a fine art. The welcome they gave us and the hospitality was first class. The accommodation was very comfortable and amazing views from our balcony. The seafood platter is amazing, order the day before you will not be disappointed.

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

We have now been here at wanderers rest now nearly two years we have met some awesome people who have just simply enjoyed being taken care of!i must agree the seafood platter tht comes out of our kitchen proffesionally prepared by Carrie is a must! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Wanderest Rest is a really lovely bed and breakfast with a stunning view on the American River, surrounded by nature. Professionally managed, with family spirit. A charming attention to detail in all areas of the bed and breakfast. The food is delicious and served in a dining room overlooking the river, lit with candles. The rooms have a beautiful view... More 

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

we do have great views accross eastern cove, the view never lets anyone down! More 

Elk City
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5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Wanderer's Rest has a charm that makes your long trip to Kangaroo Island well worth it. The manager, Steve Gutteridge, made us feel so at home, offering homemade meals that were just fantastic. The Glossy Black restaurant is an absolute treat, the meals expertly cooked and presented. Steve and Kim gave us flashlights for a nighttime walk around American River... More 

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

The food is fresh and prepared daily, utilising as much of the islands produce as possible.we have abundant wildlife around wanderers rest, even the rare glossy black cockatoo! More 

Tenerife, Spain
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

As soon as we arrive, the owner came welcoming us even if it was a little late at night. They were extremely nice and super warming. They gave us umbrellas for the rain, flashlights to intend to see wildlife by night.( I will suggest to take a night walk or a night tour, that's really worth it. We saw in... More 

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

American river is one of the best places to stay on kangaroo island and is quite central., before we moved to k.i this was always the place we would base ourselves. More 

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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
Location: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > American River
Price Range: $117 - $188 (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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