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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
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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
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Noosa, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had 3 days here to mark a 'significant' birthday. We don't think of ourselves as 'wealthy', so the cost was a major consideration, however from the moment of arrival we felt that it was really value for money. The staff make you feel so welcome in such a relaxed manner - nothing is a problem. Through clever design each... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were somewhat hesitant about booking accommodation at Southern Ocean Lodge due to the price tag. However when we saw that the food and most of the tours were included, we thought, what the heck, let's do it. From the moment we touched down at Kingscote Airport, we were greeted by the friendly Ben. He was very passionate about wildlife... More 

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Melbourne Australia
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26 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The spectacular view on arrival is just the beginning. And there’s something quite calming about Southern Ocean Lodge. Maybe it’s the rugged wild cliff locality, along with the fantastic design of the Lodge itself. Dining, be it Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner was a delight and mingling with other guests over drinks in the evening and discussing their travels, be it... More 

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new norcia Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Returning after 6 years we were worried our wonderfull memories would not be equalled but upon arrival we realised that the exceptionally high standard had not only been maintained but surpassed. It is a 'can do' resort, aiming to accommodate your every request. Exceptional food and friendly staff makes it feel like your own private resort. The views are to... More 

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Perth, Australia
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45 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a three night package at Southern Ocean Lodge over a long weekend, and having previously enjoyed the five star luxury of sister property, Longitude 131, we had high expectations. Following our private transfer from the Airport to the Lodge ( 1 hour by road ) we were greeted by the Manager upon arrival and whisked inside to The... More 

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

Dear NikolaGuy, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay at Southern Ocean Lodge. We agree regarding first impressions and we’re delighted that the spectacular cliff top locale left you suitably breathless. We’re likewise pleased that the majority of your stay was terrific, from the contemporary comforts and décor of your suite to the well-stocked cellar... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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130 reviews 130 reviews
64 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our expectations were high in regards of accommodation and animals we will see. On both we were not disappointed. Approx. one hour drive away from the airport we had already a great encounter, one Koala on midlevel of a gum tree with its baby. Cool! The transfer is incl. in our package and it is already a bit of a... More 

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Sydney
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent 3 nights with my wife and newly married son and daughter in law. The rooms were unbelievably spacious and the service was outstanding. In fact when we visited the Manager was out of town and the young assistant manager was in charge. Unfortunately I did t write this review earlier as I have forgotten their names but the... More 

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14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

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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