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Southern Ocean Lodge

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 18 December 2016

This lodge sets a new standard for me in luxury accommodation. The Southern Ocean lodge has a simple formula; do everything as perfectly as possible. Meals are included and there is an open bar policy for an outstanding array of wines as well as spirits. If you wish to indulge in some higher end alcoholic offering, such as a Penfolds...

2Thank BrettOnTheRoad
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Without the noises associated with the work being undertaken, the Southern Ocean Lodge would easily get 5 stars. It is a stunning location, the staff are very friendly and the food is fantastic. The biggest issue was paying full price for one of the most expensive places to stay in Australia and not being able to have a lunchtime snooze/relax...

1Thank Brad M
BaillieLodgesAust, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Ocean Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Brad M, Thank you for your review which kindly highlights all the elements you enjoyed from the warm service and high quality cuisine to the beauty of the surrounds. That your experience was marred by some less-than-ambient sounds is sincerely regrettable; we agree closure to undertake maintenance is the ideal scenario, however, the new timber safety rail in Reception...

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 16 December 2016

My husband and I stayed here for three nights in December. We were blown away by the lodge and cannot recommend it highly enough. This was our first trip to Australia, so Kangaroo Island offered the opportunity to see Australian wild life that we didn't have in the states - a top priority for our visit in Oz. First -...

5Thank UrbanMusings
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Perched atop a cliff with the Southern Ocean pounding below, the modern architecture of the Lodge is striking. Panoramic views from floor to ceiling windows, are magnificent. Our room had a King sized bed with a glass walled bathroom and was decorated in muted neutral tones - it was breathtakingly beautiful yet soothing and serene at the same time. The...

2Thank westcoastcat
Reviewed 8 December 2016

If you want to blow the cobwebs out of your hair, this is the place to do it. The beautifully designed Lodge allows you to watch with a magnificent view, the Antarctica southern rollers from the lounge, dining room or suite, then take an excursion for day or night wildlife and finally walk up to a pod of 50 seals...

2Thank Dr. Owen H
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 8 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...

1Thank Charles H
Santa Monica, CA
Reviewed 2 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...

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...

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...

1Thank Susan C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 22 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...

1Thank JeffroLaw

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  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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: $2,159 - $3,257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Southern Ocean Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Southern Ocean Hotel Kangaroo Island
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“The bigger rooms with a jaccussi are great”
loriannk971, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“There are only 21 suites, all with similar views.”
134rick, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Your room is selected before you arrive, but can't imagine a bad one.”
CJFromNYC, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a view.”
741rutan, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All 21 rooms have an outstanding ocean view.”
KentD869, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
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