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Wanderers Rest of Kangaroo Island

Bayview Road, American River, Kangaroo Island, South Australia SA5221 Australia
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in American River
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Looking for a place to stay in American River? Then look no further than Wanderers Rest of Kangaroo Island, a romantic inn that brings the best of American River to your doorstep.

Rooms at Wanderers Rest of Kangaroo Island provide a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at Wanderers Rest of Kangaroo Island guests have access to 24 hour front desk, baggage storage, and a sun terrace. You can also enjoy a pool and free breakfast. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Wanderers Rest of Kangaroo Island.

If you’re looking for a cafe, consider a visit to The Deck Cafe, which is not far from Wanderers Rest of Kangaroo Island.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Wanderers Rest of Kangaroo Island as you experience everything American River has to offer.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Chris W wrote a review 18 Apr
Budapest, Hungary361 contributions107 helpful votes
We arrived at 3pm but the reception was closed. Due to this we relied on the guest information booklet in our room which stated that breakfast was served daily from 8am, as it is a B&b. We waited at the dining area from 8-8:45am but no one turned up. We called 2 different numbers but no answer. We left and I emailed the owners. There was no information in the room regarding this, just saying rooms can't be cleaned due to covid (even though there's no restrictions in the state, and they can run a restaurant on premises at night?). They apologised by giving a $10 bottle of wine which was nice, but brekky cost us $30... Shouldn't be 4 stars - could hear next door snoring at night, the whole building moved when ppl walked in the corridor, 2 token pieces of gym equipment jammed in a room (a pin loaded machine & x-trainer), unfiltered and unheated pool, killed 4 cockroaches during the stay, no mini bar... Things you'd easily expect for a 4 star venue. Spend an extra $20 a night and book out a whole house on Airbnb..
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jemma L wrote a review 15 Apr
2 contributions2 helpful votes
I never write reviews unless they are really great and then we will post positivity because we know how hard it is to be a business owner. However, this place is shocking and by far the worst hotel experience I have ever had and I've stayed all over Australia, America and Vanuatu. I would beg my friends and family not to visit this place because I would be concerned if they were so feel obligated to share our experience with other travelers. The owners are extremely rude and the owner Kim is a bully and personally messaged me very rude remarks after I mentioned that I was concerned about the service we were receiving. Instead of trying to help make our experience a more pleasurable one she said that we can leave and stay somewhere else but we had paid in full and they were not willing to refund our money. Upon checking in we were not greeted and were sent to the wrong room upon entering were told it was the wrong room and to go into room 5 which we did. Upon entering there was mould in the bathroom and public hair all over the bathroom sink. They are called a bed & breakfast but we're not offered breakfast. We were also not given shampoo or conditioner. They do not service your room including making your bed, providing clean towels or emptying your bins it is expected that you do this yourself even after paying $180 a night I would think they would at least provide clean towels and toiletries. Once I questioned about the cleanliness and breakfast that is when the owner was very unprofessional and personally contacted me. The plates and cutlery they provide are also dirty and I found dried food on the plates it is expected that guests wash these themselves in the bathroom sink and it is clear that they don't go over them to clean it once the guest has left. The disappointing thing is that the hotel has amazing potential it is in a great location. Also Kangaroo island is such a beautiful place. Everyone else on the island and all the tours, farms, wineries and experiences were run by such beautiful and kind hearted people which is what had me so shocked. I'm not sure how they have had such good reviews in the past but perhaps they are going through some stuff but until something is done about the service or the attitude of the owners I highly recommend staying clear of the place.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
michelle300466 wrote a review Feb 2021
Adelaide, Australia134 contributions87 helpful votes
Stayed for 2 nights with some friends, make sure you eat at the restaurant, great choices & value for money. They have a swimming pool, bbq, pool table, all rooms have large balconies to beautiful views of the water & wildlife.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Room Tip: Access for wheelchairs would be challenging at this hotel
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Margaret W wrote a review Nov 2020
5 contributions
Wanderers Rest is a great place to stay. Steve picked me up from the airport and things proceeded in a a warm genuinely friendly manner for the rest of my stay. The room was comfortable and had a veranda where I could watch the bird life especially the endangered glossy black cockatoo which I saw every day while sitting on the veranda. The food was so good. One night as I was the only guest (as Covid continues to make it impact felt) they asked if I would mind having dinner in my room. That was fine by me. They were happy to cook whatever I wanted. I said some seafood so they prods sumptuous array of hot and cold seafood with a salad. I gave it my best shot but couldn’t fit it all in. Their restaurant produced wonderful food and great service. I’m so glad I chose to stay there
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
stephen g wrote a review Oct 2020
Greater Adelaide, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
Hostess Kim made my daughter feel very welcome which was an insight into the relaxed ambience and good, unobtrusive service.... great sized portions, first time my partner couldn’t finish her meal.... the squid was mouth watering.... worth the visit.....it may be out of the way for some but try this place.... top notch
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
US$90 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaSouth AustraliaKangaroo IslandAmerican River
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wanderers Rest of Kangaroo Island
Which popular attractions are close to Wanderers Rest of Kangaroo Island?
Nearby attractions include Prospect Hill (4.9 miles), The Oyster Farm Shop (0.7 miles), and Drift On Bliss (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Wanderers Rest of Kangaroo Island?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Wanderers Rest of Kangaroo Island?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Wanderers Rest of Kangaroo Island?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Wanderers Rest of Kangaroo Island?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wanderers Rest of Kangaroo Island?
Conveniently located restaurants include Reflections Restaurant, The Oyster Farm Shop, and The Deck Cafe on the wharf.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Wanderers Rest of Kangaroo Island?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Wanderers Rest of Kangaroo Island have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.