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Southern Ocean Lodge

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Hanson Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This holiday was absolutely heaven, the staff went out of their way, the accommodation was fantastic and the meals wonderful. If you only get to visit once in a lifetime, then hang the expense and visit. The views from the rooms are great, spa is worthwhile for both men and women and the all inclusive drinks means that you effectively... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We joined the KI Food Safari at the Southern Ocean Lodge for a full week. We are much heavier now from the excellent cuisine and wine. Pictures of the Lodge do not do it justice - when you first arrive and look out the windows to the ocean, it is amazing. The whole week was thoroughly enjoyable. All the guests... More

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Sydney, Australia
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119 hotel reviews
1,227 helpful votes 1,227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First and foremost, this is a highly personal resort,offering the best hotel experience on the island. Picture this: the long line of lux rooms lies in the landscape like an arm on a pillow, descending towards the sea while nestled in comfort and a true cosseted fashion. The breakfast is legend, including everything local from the best sheep yoghurt to... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful SOL. It is so peaceful and relaxing. The staff were fabulous, our room immaculate and the food and wines were amazing. The complimentary tours were great, especially the sunset drinks with the kangaroos. The wildlife is wonderful and right at your doorstep. Little touches in your room such as the local bath salts and freshly... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is not your usual stay. From the moment you arrive the welcoming yet casual atmosphere is obvious. The staff are absolutely fabulous and really go out of their way to make everyone's stay something memorable. The views from any and every part of the property are absolutely spectacular, whether from the expansive windows in the lounge and dining areas... More

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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

From the moment you enter on the long spined timber walkway to the massive front door, you know you have come to somewhere very special. I immediately fell in love with the floating central fireplace and lounge area that is serviced by an open bar…. a beautiful 9m long timber table that is a work of art!!! The food is... More

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Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We spent three nights 25-28/7 in this lodge. Great service, comfortable and superb food. The included tours were good, not really outstanding when you compare them to their sister resort at Uluru...I guess that you can only do so much with the provided location. Guess that this place is better for Europeans or Americans that have not seen any Australian... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We are pleased that, on the whole, you enjoyed your Southern Ocean Lodge experience. Kangaroo Island is renowned as a ‘zoo without fences’ and the abundant wildlife is certainly a highlight for international guests (though it must be said, many Australians delight in the wildlife watching too – a walk... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were really looking forward to spending three nights at Southern Ocean Lodge (SOL) last October. We were glad that we booked a night at a hotel in Adelaide, so that we could arrive on Kangaroo Island early in the day. The island is beautiful and the lodge views are very nice. Housekeeping and food service staff were excellent. However,... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We are pleased Kangaroo Island fulfilled your expectations, the diversity and untouched beauty of the landscape never fails to amaze. There may be some confusion as to lodge ownership and management. Baillie Lodges owns the property (and always has, from project inception and through development). Southern Ocean Lodge is the... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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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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