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Southern Ocean Lodge

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Hanson Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Looking for a nights accommodation and friends had suggested this establishment to us. We passed by the bay and saw the signs to this establishment, gates open so drove in to enquire. Hung around reception area for about 15 minutes, incredible accommodation with amazing views. No bell to press to advise of presence. Finally a woman exited a door behind... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second three night stay at SOL - the last being exactly 3 years ago. We remain as impressed as we were then. It is a place and experience to uplift the soul. The young service team was simply awesome - gives you faith in the future to see such a well-rounded, considerate and capable team - they... More 

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Keilor, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best service and accommodation I have EVER stayed at. It was awesome!! The staff were really helpful with no problem too large. The wine cellar had a great selection of local and unusual wines of good taste.

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Belfast, Ireland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was picked up at Kingscote Airport, by the hotel and driven to the Lodge. It is awe-inspiring ro go into the Reception/Bar/Restaurant space, The bar is free for anything, and wine recommendations are made with each meal. The food is mostly sourced locally and is excellent. Small example, bit if I ever cone across Kangaroo Island bacon, I will... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This 5 star lodge all inclusive was fabulous. It had great service, fine dining with made to order dinner even if not on menu, room accommodations were superior with use of comfy robes, snack bar etc., spa services outstanding and tour package of the island included. Wish I lived there.

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White Plains, New York, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hands down, this was the best resort we have ever stayed in. During our stay we did the Wonders of Kangaroo Island Tour (included), Cliffwalk (included), rented quad bikes (extra cost), Kangaroos and Canapes (included), the seal tour (included)(sortof, we got rained out part way through) and I visited the Spa (extra cost). I'm going to focus on some of... More 

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Plantation, Florida
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11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Planning our trip to Australia we came across the Southern Ocean Lodge when we "Google" Australia wild life. What a wonderful surprise! While many of our friends from Australia and none of our American friends had visited Kangaroo Island, We have to say, we are very glad we did, and especially decided to stay here. It is hard to find... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

From the moment you arrive to the time you leave, the coastal views, service, fantastic facilities, friendly staff and excellent food, will remain in your holiday memory forever. Truely, "Heaven on earth". We had the family trip of a lifetime to Australia, but staying at the the Southern Ocean Lodge was the highlight of the experience. Paul G Toronto

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Arlington, Virginia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
55 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The flight to KI is only 20 minutes, but the hour-long drive to Southern Ocean Lodge takes you into another world. This beautiful, rugged, critter-filled island has so much to offer visitors. S.O.L. meets you at the airport or ferry, and takes care of everything during your all-inclusive stay. You are welcomed into the great room by a young staff... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The excellent facilities and the friendly, attentive " no problems ,only solutions" staff,make relaxation easy. The location of this Lodge affords spectacular views of the Great Southern Ocean. The all inclusive rate means that you can eat ,drink and be merry ( if you wish), and not have to think about anything ,except the wonderful wildlife ( Kangaroos , Wallabies... More 

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