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Southern Ocean Lodge

5.0 of 5 Hanson Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Kangaroo Island itself and the views at this lodge are spectacular. We stayed here for 3 nights after having seen SOL in the Luxury Lodges brochure. We have had the good fortune of staying in some spectacular luxury accommodation previously and the pricing of this lodge was at the very top end of the luxury accommodation in Australia. After arriving... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a week and really enjoyed everything about this hotel. Since all meals are had at the hotel it was a good thing that the food was delicious! They do a good job to make sure that none of the dishes are repeated and everything is so fresh. We also very much enjoyed all of the tours... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at SOL for the second half of our anniversary trip. We enjoyed the amazing views, fantastic scenery and wildlife, brilliant local food and (generally) brilliant wine (each to their own!) and superb service from the staff team. We found it very easy to develop rapport with the staff, found them friendly and knowledgable. We particularly want to compliment... More 

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wyong
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best resort/lodge I have ever experienced...perfectly organised from booking to departure. 4 night stay in a beautifully fitted room...with all the extras you would ever need. The food was fantastic and available to suit your dietary needs. the staff were exemplary, no backpackers here, just fully trained to silver service standard which was not applied as the... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

SOL was the first stop on our Australian adventure and WOW did they set the bar high. The staff was very kind and friendly and made our stay lovely. We traveled with our 10 and 12 year old and they cannot wait to return to this property.

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Bottmingen
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Southern Ocean Lodge is a wonderful place to spend great holidays. The rooms are very spacious and luxurious. The sea views from there are really great. The staff is very friendly, kind, helpful and humurous. We were picked up from the Hotel staff at the Airport and immediately we received water and towels. Kangaroo Island is a nature paradise and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Absolutely amazing!!! We had high expectations when we came to SOL and they didn't let us down! Everything was to perfection. Food, Bar, Rooms, views and service were brilliant!! I have seen another review where they were critical of the consistency, however that was the most remarkable to us. While staff don't stay for long periods because of the isolation,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the SOL in late Nov '14 for 6 nights. We were traveling with another couple and we were both upgraded to the Remarkable Suites. We have been fortunate to have experienced several $2,000 a night resorts, so we have a sense for where the bar is and what to expect (and not). My expectations... More 

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

Dear Blg123, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Southern Ocean Lodge. We’re delighted that you and your friends chose to stay for six nights on Kangaroo Island to allow a more thorough experience of this amazing destination, and also that you enjoyed our premium Remarkable Suites. We're pleased you did meet Yen our Assistant Lodge Manager,... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The vista is amazing. The staff incredibly helpful and friendly. The food first class and they are very happy to cater to dietary needs and allergies. The wine cellar is very good. What's not to like?!

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Oslo, Norway
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Southern Ocean Lodge is a wonderful property with quite simply stunning views of the ocean. It is discreetly built into the hillside with all the rooms along side each other, meaning that one gets quite an exercise if one lives at the farther end. The rooms are comfortable, large and all with an indoor and outdoor sitting group so... 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*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Southern Ocean Hotel Kangaroo Island
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kangaroo Island
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kangaroo Island

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