The River Suites

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The River Suites is a boutique hotel in American River, which is undergoing renovations in both rooms and the restaurant. Previously known as Wanderer’s Rest.


Recently purchased by a couple with an outstanding combined skillset (wellness/spa meets executive chef), the former Wanderer’s Rest has transformed into the boutique nine-room property known as The River Suites, Kangaroo Island.

Touring with Exceptional Kangaroo Island is available, both small group and private options.

Rooms – 9 suites

Each suite offers a king beds, with some able to split into two doubles. There is an option for an additional bed at a nominal daily fee.

Amenities include high-speed internet and essential kitchen appliances: a microwave, toaster, and kettle.

Unwind by the seasonal pool, open November through April, or indulge in rejuvenating beauty treatments and massages by appointment.

Guests will can enjoy complimentary breakfast at the Samphire restaurant from 8:00 am.

Dining – Samphire Restaurant

Located on-site, Samphire Restaurant brings a fresh new dining option to Kangaroo Island, focused on showcasing the island’s finest local seafood.

The menu offering (see sample below) is a degustation, priced at $129 per person (subject to change), with a curated beverage-pairing also available.

The River exclusively showcases the Tasting Menu, an opulent medley of the finest local seafood and meats. Due to the nature of small scale dining, the restaurant does not cater for vegetarian and seafood allergies, however they do cater for other allergies such as gluten or lactose intolorance.

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