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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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Humpty Doo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have returned from 3 fabulous days on Kangaroo Island. What a special place, so diverse. The wilderness is so untouched , and the locals are so welcoming. I think we got to try most of the local produce, we did save some for our next trip though. The staff at SOL are very attentive and make sure you want... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I had the great fortune of staying at Southern Ocean Lodge for 2 nights during our travels in Australia. We had the most fantastic time and were absolutely dazzled by the services offered, the beauty and comfort of our accommodations, and the friendly and attentive staff. We had a shorter stay than we would have liked, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Southern Ocean resort is a true haven. perched along the coastline over looking the southern Ocean, the view are spectacular and mesmerising. The accommodation is top notch and every bit a good as one would expect from an establishment of this reputation. We stayed in a two bedroom unit with friends and it was ideal - spacious and very... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a trip to visit Australia we came to SOL to experience the wildlife and we were not disappointed. If you can break yourself free from the lodge itself the tours were fantastic Admiral's Arch and New Zealand fur seals, Incredible rocks, Kangaroos and Canapés (also Wallaby, and Koala), Seal Beach for the Australian Fur Seals, Coastal Hikes, Bikes, Fishing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dramatic if not spectacular ocean views courtesy of this all inclusive hideaway perched securely at the top of a cliff overlooking the southern ocean. Quiet. Solitude. Service. If you're looking to escape, this is the place. Staff are young attentive courteous helpful and cheery. Food is wonderful if not slightly monotonous (pumpkin soup every day for four days)....rooms need bath... More 

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

Dear Spencerstuart We really appreciate that you have taken time to record your favourite moments at Southern Ocean Lodge. From the rugged beauty and isolation of the location, the friendly, intuitive service style to the quality cuisine. A note on the variety of the later, we believe you are referencing the Classics menu comprising a ‘favourites’ range of home-style options... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We checked into Southern Ocean Lodge on a day when the weather was fabulous – being the middle of winter we did not expect such lovely sun and lunch on the terrace was a great way to start the indulgence. Gloomy weather was to come but when you have such wonderful surrounds, great food, good wine and fun company it... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the 5th time we have been back to this amazing place, we stayed 4 nights this time in the Remarkable Suite..............AMAZING!!!!!! From the Accommodation, the Food, the Staff, the whole experience is just the BEST. It is expensive but its worth every cent. I tell everyone I speak to, to go there & enjoy being spoilt and enjoy... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having the opportunity to have a short break I decided to head over to Kangaroo Island and being a luxury lodge junkie there was only one possible choice. Southern Ocean Lodge not only met every expectation. It went above and beyond. My benchmark number one is Saffire and SOL was equal to the task in every respect. Arrival: Ben met... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

Dear Amanda, We sincerely regret that you had this experience at Southern Ocean Lodge. Unfortunately this does appear to have been an incidence of bad timing, as your arrival timed with a power outage which meant the lodge gates - usually kept closed - were left open, allowing access to the private driveway. The staff at the lodge were indeed... More 

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

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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