Seafront History - Sorrento's Guest House

The Sorrento Guest House was originally built in 1914, and in over 85 years has been looking after guests from all over the world! As Ocean View and chalet accommodation was built onto the property in the late 1970's, the property was renamed 'The Sorrento Resort' and still holds a place in many South Australian honeymooners hearts!

Extensive renovations began in August 2000 at which time a time capsule from the original builders was found hidden in a wall cavity. A range of newspapers from the day, postage stamps, coins and signatures were amongst some of the items found in an old jam jar!

An updated time capsule was installed just prior to the relaunch of the property as the Kangaroo Island Seafront in November 2000. The original time capsule is now proudly displayed in Sorrento's restaurant that has been aptly named 'Sorrento's' in keeping with the property's history and tradition.

In 2006, the Seafront rooms have under gone a total refurbishment from new furnisher to new bathrooms. In October 2008 we replaced all 6 garden chalets and built 6 new garden Villa's. The latest refurbishment has been our Sorrento's rooms which were completed in September 2009. We are very proud of the new 4 star décor, and know you will love your stay with us.



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