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Southern Ocean Lodge

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Hanson Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The most friendly staff we ever met around the world. Good design, luxurious rooms, excellent kitchen, unique site - one if the best lodges we have seen. And again: staff is champion re friendliness !

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Manhasset, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beyond wonderful! A calming, gracious, magnificent lodge with every possible amenity to make your stay as peaceful and eventful as can be. The food was gourmet, kudos to the chef, with the most gracious of servers and staff. The expeditions were wonderful and guided you in the exploration of this fascinating island.We spent a day with Jamie from KI Expeditions... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was great. The rooms, food, tour guides and staff were all fantastic! Unbelievable setting. Kangaroo Island is a paradise of beautiful coastline and grounds that happens to have kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, seals and many bird species living in their natural habitat. We were there in February of 2015 and the weather was wonderful.

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the time Ben (the cool or uncool Ben depending on who you asked) picked us up from Kingscote we were captured by the open space and natural beauty of KI and he provided a very informative bus ride to Southern Ocean Lodge. You arrive to 180 degree ocean views (next stop Antarctica) from the main building and if you... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like other reviewers, we visited Saffire and Wolgan Valley and Southern Lodge on this trip. Each frankly was magnificent in its own way, and each showed off a brilliant architectural design, leading-edge furnishings, top-class service and ecological sympathy ... basically all are real tributes to this recent evolution of luxury/ecology travel in Australia. Likewise, each of these three lodges provide... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It’s almost 10pm on a late summer’s night. The moon is starkly lit in a cloudless sky, and we’ve had our eyes glued to the antics of a young female koala for the past 15 minutes. She doesn’t seem to care that she’s bathed in glaring torch light with our I-Phones busy clicking away on her persona. She is busy... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A two night stop while "doing Australia". This was amazing from start to finish. I won't repeat what so many "Excellent Reviews" say. I urge you to believe them. This is fully inclusive splendour. All the many staff and guides are pleasant, enthusiastic, courteous, and a pleasure to chat with. The rooms (suites) are stunning with fantastic views of the... More 

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Rancho Santa Fe, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Saffire, Wolgan Valley, and Southern Ocean Lodge on the same trip. The activities at Southern Ocean Lodge were the best - we did the Remarkables, kangaroo kanapes, two visits to the Koala sanctuary (one at night, which was amazing), and then visited the sea lion sanctuary. We also did a great guided hike along the coast, which I'd... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Southern Ocean Lodge is the ultimate luxury experience. Beginning with the friendly greeting at the airport and informative guide in the ride to the lodge. The rooms are beautiful with an amazing ocean view. The food was so fresh and wholesome among the best food we have ever eaten. The tours were very well planned. The service is extraordinary. This... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Flying into Kangaroo Island early morning, and greeted by Southern Ocean Lodge with a warm welcome and a chilled towel is dreamlike. The beauty and tranquility is revealed during the transfer to the Lodge. Being greeted on arrival is like visiting old friends at their special hideaway. The building has been developed in sympathy with the environment, using local stone... More 

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