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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights at the lodge. The setting and architecture are truly stunning with sweeping ocean and vast bushland views. The isolation is very calming. All the staff are great, especially the outdoor excursion guides and front desk. Our room was huge with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The cuisine is fresh, innovative with wonderful local produce including foraged...

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1Thank Charles H
Santa Monica, CA
Reviewed 1 December 2016

As you enter the lobby of Southern Ocean Lodge, your breathe is taken away by the expansive glass windows overlooking the southern ocean. Greeted by the most gracious of welcomes, you are offered to enjoy their extensive wine cellar at any time, choosing wines from among the best. Your room is not to be believed and your meals are absolutely...

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1Thank LynnSantaMonica
Fort Wayne, IN
Reviewed 27 November 2016

The Southern Ocean Lodge (SOL) is a majestic place. The setting is peaceful and beautiful. The lodge itself is unforgettable and the staff goes out of there way to make your stay what you want it to be. The rooms are amazing, the food is wonderful and the placement of the lodge makes it look like it was met to...

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1Thank mgdevine
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I have had the luck of staying in some magnificent properties around the world and I have to say SOL is among my favourite. The location, the room, the staff, the food and wine; but, most importantly the wildlife experiences. I will never forget watching the big male koala walking, in broad daylight, across the track immediately in front of...

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1Thank Susan C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 21 November 2016

The place to get away from it all, but still experience the best hospitality! Just get to the Kangaroo Island Airport then let their superb staff take care of you. The staff have the right amount of friendliness, courteousness, thoughtfulness, and intelligence. Their recommendations are excellent. Just go with it. The meals, the drinks, the snacks, the excursions, the spa...

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1Thank JeffroLaw
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Southern ocean lodge is beautifully located on the shore line of Kangaroo Island. It is modern spacious and very luxurious. There can be no better place in the world to celebrate a milestone birthday with family and friends The view and sounds of the ocean and the wild coastline is amazing and can be watched from your room , from...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 November 2016

2nd time we stayed here and whilst it is still an exceptional place to visit it didn’t quite hit the extremely high notes we experienced in our first visit. We were realistic that our first visit was worth 7 stars let alone 5 and so we were prepared that we might not quite get the same feeling 2nd time around....

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BaillieLodgesAust, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Ocean Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Essexboy999 Thank you for your review. It’s always a pleasure to welcome returning guests and we’re thrilled that overall you enjoyed your stay, from discovering the comforts of a new suite, to the innovative cuisine and witnessing the Southern Ocean at its dramatic best! People are integral to the experience at Southern Ocean Lodge and indeed, it’s what keeps...

manila, Philippines
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We stayed in Southern Ocean Lodge May 2016. It is quite expensive but if you can afford it, I have to say it's worth it. It's a different kind of luxury that is distinctly Australian. The lodge showcases nature at its finest. The accomodation was fantastic with a magnificent view of the Southern Ocean. Food and service were excellent. The...

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Thank peachiepink
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This place so far is best lodge i have ever stayed. The service and the staff is simply unbelievable. The view during day and evening time is spectacular. We stayed in osprey pavilion which is suppose to be the best room in the lodge. you can spend hours and hours looking at the view(waves) and the best the itinerary made...

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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

From the moment we were met at the airport by a bubbly Jess we knew we were in for a lovely break. Once arriving at the Lodge the view is breathtaking, the rooms luxurious, the staff attentive but the FOOD!!! Wow breakfast lunch and dinner was a treat! Fresh local produce coupled with delicious local wines really made our stay......

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BaillieLodgesAust, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Ocean Lodge, responded to this review

Dear LisaB1968 Firstly, a huge thank you for your fantastic review! We are delighted that you enjoyed the lodge location and myriad thoughtful touches in-suite, our locally procured (delicious!) cuisine, the diversity of activities and lastly, the warmth and passion of our staff. As you have experienced, our people are what keep our friends returning for more. Your comments have...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island is Australia's most extraordinary luxury lodge experience. Exclusive and award-winning, the world-class lodge is sensitively designed to float amongst the coastal drama of the island's south west, offering an unforgettable blend of contemporary luxury and pure nature. Twenty-one luxurious suites welcome panoramic views of the great Southern Ocean and boundless coastal wilderness and feature lavish sleeping areas, sunken lounge and glass-surround ensuite. The Southern Spa features signature treatments with Kangaroo Island botanicals designed to relax and rejuvenate. All-inclusive rates, first name service and personalised experiential itinerary combine to offer guests the ultimate Kangaroo Island encounter. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southern Ocean Lodge

Address: Hanson Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island
Price Range: €923 - €1,917 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Southern Ocean Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 21
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Southern Ocean Hotel Kangaroo Island
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