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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
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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, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Arlington, VA
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Adelaide, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What better way to celebrate my 40th birthday; 3 glorious nights with my husband at the number 4 hotel in the WORLD. And it certainly lives up to its rating. Southern Ocean Lodge is the bees knees! The warm greeting on arrival is directly followed by the WOW FACTOR as we entered the Great Room with its spectacular views of... More

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Southern Ocean Lodge is an amazing place ! As we walked through the entrance door and into the great room ...if I could have shrieked with delight I would have ! The architecture , views of the ocean and surrounds , beautiful furnishings and art installations and a very private room with uninterrupted views ! Fabulous food and drinks along... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled here for our honeymoon at the end of November, beginning of December and stayed for four nights. It was absolutely wonderful and relaxing and staff really treats you right. They pick you up from the Kingscote airport if you are flying in and will drive you about 50 minutes back to the lodge. Once you arrive, you are... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
28 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night this week as part of a corporate group booking for the whole lodge. An amazing experience from arrival to departure. We were warmly greeted upon arrival and shown to an open bar area to enjoy the hospitality and beautiful view along the spectacular coast line. Dinner was sensational with superb food and matching service. Major... More

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byron bay
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of my wife's Birthday presents to me for my 50th,from the moment we walked through the big wooden doors and saw the view we both knew it was going to be an unforgettable experience. We were not disappointed, we had a Remarkable Suite, number 6, if you can request it, it was amazing,sitting in the outdoor hot... 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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#1 Luxury Hotel in Kangaroo Island #1 On the Beach Hotel in Kangaroo Island
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Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island is Australia’s first luxury lodge. The world-class wilderness lodgeoffers a unique fusion of nature and luxury, with 21 luxe suites extending breathtaking views to the greatSouthern Ocean. All inclusive rates, first name service and personalised experiential itinerary combine to offerthe ultimate Kangaroo Island experience. ... more   less 
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