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Southern Ocean Lodge

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Hanson Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 11 hotels in Kangaroo Island
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pretty sure I have now stayed in Australias worst hotel- and The Best- being Southern Ocean Lodge. (search my reviews for the worst) Everything appears to have been said. This place is amazing. Photos do not do justice, especially as you arrive, up the walkway, then the doors open, and the amazing views before you. The personalised check in, complete... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for our honeymoon and found it an incredible experience! The place has absolutely breathtaking views. On our final evening at the resort we were filled with awe as we watched a rainbow appear over the ocean from our private bedroom. We absolutely loved the food - every dish was cooked to perfection, every meal is fine dining,... More

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Adelaide, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What better way to celebrate my 40th birthday; 3 glorious nights with my husband at the number 4 hotel in the WORLD. And it certainly lives up to its rating. Southern Ocean Lodge is the bees knees! The warm greeting on arrival is directly followed by the WOW FACTOR as we entered the Great Room with its spectacular views of... More

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Southern Ocean Lodge is an amazing place ! As we walked through the entrance door and into the great room ...if I could have shrieked with delight I would have ! The architecture , views of the ocean and surrounds , beautiful furnishings and art installations and a very private room with uninterrupted views ! Fabulous food and drinks along... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled here for our honeymoon at the end of November, beginning of December and stayed for four nights. It was absolutely wonderful and relaxing and staff really treats you right. They pick you up from the Kingscote airport if you are flying in and will drive you about 50 minutes back to the lodge. Once you arrive, you are... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night this week as part of a corporate group booking for the whole lodge. An amazing experience from arrival to departure. We were warmly greeted upon arrival and shown to an open bar area to enjoy the hospitality and beautiful view along the spectacular coast line. Dinner was sensational with superb food and matching service. Major... More

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byron bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of my wife's Birthday presents to me for my 50th,from the moment we walked through the big wooden doors and saw the view we both knew it was going to be an unforgettable experience. We were not disappointed, we had a Remarkable Suite, number 6, if you can request it, it was amazing,sitting in the outdoor hot... More

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Melbourne, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A heavenly retreat from the bitter winds of winter, cosily ensconced in your amazing room with a view, your cares will melt away..and did I mention the spa?? This is my idea of living. The natural surrounds are really complemented by the design and layout of the resort and the food on offer is sumptuous, plentiful and always fresh and... More

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Maleny, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here with a small group of friends and we were all so impressed with the location, service, food, wine, cocktails (open bar), activities and little touches like the incredibly beautiful blankets, slippers and great range of in room complimentary mini bar products. Was so sad to leave. The hot spa could have been a little warmer but it was... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

and they did! Hard to know where to start with this review. The setting and hotel were beautiful, of course, but what sets SOL apart was the genuine feeling from the staff that they truly wanted their guests to be totally happy. They stood to please. It's nice to be pampered. The food was amazing! The chef has to be... More

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Address: Hanson Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Southern Ocean Lodge 5*
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kangaroo Island #1 Luxury Hotel in Kangaroo Island
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Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island is Australia’s first luxury lodge. The world-class wilderness lodgeoffers a unique fusion of nature and luxury, with 21 luxe suites extending breathtaking views to the greatSouthern Ocean. All inclusive rates, first name service and personalised experiential itinerary combine to offerthe ultimate Kangaroo Island experience. ... more   less 
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