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Wanderers Rest of Kangaroo Island
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Reviewed 28 November 2012

We came to Australia to see the solar eclipse and visited Kangaroo Island as the starting point of the trip. It turned out to be the absolute highlight of the entire vacation. Chris and Rosslyn could not have been any more accommodating, helpful, and friendly. We loved our stay at Wanderers Rest. We want to return as soon as we can.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

Wish we could have stayed longer. We enjoyed the hospitality, the room with a magnificent view and such peacefulness only interrupted by the most amazing bird sounds at dawn. The food was fantastic, the tours fascinating and our hosts were charming. We'd go back for sure.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 November 2012

After having been moved from the KI Lodge because they overbooked, we had the fortune of landing in the care of Chris and Ros at the Wanderers Rest. Now we wish we stayed there from the start. First off, the grounds and rooms and food were all superb. But the hospitality we received from Chris and Ros were even more so. The view of the water from the balcony was great over an after dinner drink and morning coffee. Its just too bad we were only able to spend one night there. Thanks Chris and Ros.

Dave and April (transplanted Americans now living in QLD).

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

The rooms in Wanderers Rest has an excellent view of the water. Food is good, place is quiet. We walked to the wharf and the Oyster Shop where we lunched on (very) fresh oysters and bottled rain water. We then went via the General Store to the Fish Cannery trail at the other end of American River. We had not brought our car with us, so we were limited in what we could do but this did not impede us. We went on a couple of coach tours to see parts of the island, and we also had a night time trip run by Wanderers Rest, to see the fairy penguins and wallabies, American River is very uncommercial and peaceful.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank sawley00
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Reviewed 18 October 2012

Thank Ros and Christ for your hospitality. The 2 nights we had at the Wanderers Rest were perfect. Good bed, good food and your warm welcome, it is all it needs to make a great "souvenir" of our stay in Australia.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank BernardBl
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

we stay here on our last night on kangaroo island, I just wish we could stay longer. Love the private balcony overlooking, great service,comfort bed, yummy food,the host was very warming and welcome. Everything was great, I would recommend this place for couple if your looking for something romantic. In the early morning you can see sunrise and in the evening twilight, very beautiful view of the water too. would totally come back.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

This charming B&B overlooks American Bay. The beds are very comfortable. Each room has a private balcony overlooking the water. The food was very tasty and professionally presented. The host, Chris, was very sincere in his desire to make sure we had a great time, which we did!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Lot 2, Bayview Road | American River, American River, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > American River
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in American River
Price Range: £112 - £142 (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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