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Southern Ocean Lodge

5.0 of 5 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
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Flying into Kangaroo Island early morning, and greeted by Southern Ocean Lodge with a warm welcome and a chilled towel is dreamlike. The beauty and tranquility is revealed during the transfer to the Lodge. Being greeted on arrival is like visiting old friends at their special hideaway. The building has been developed in sympathy with the environment, using local stone... More 

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Paris, France
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here in Feb 2015 for a couple of nights. Location is fantastic and the building totally blends in the landscape. Rooms are very comfortable with nice views. Used the spa where treatments are good. Activities offered by the hotel are nice, especially the "kanapes and kangaroos" one. The restaurant staff is very friendly and professional. Food and wines... More 

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Toronto, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most memorable hotels that I have ever stayed in. From a hot tub to great food and high end bikes. Everything is top drawer. If you can afford it you will not regret it. Many tours are included.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed here in feb 2015 for a weekend away. It absolutely loved up to the marketing hype. The food was sensational- clean, simple, elegant and special all at once. The views were breathtaking and the overall resort gorgeous. The staff were friendly and welcoming, if a bit young and inexperienced at times. Overall - incredible!!

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite enjoyed this safari style holidays where you see the typical Australian wildlife complimented with extraordinary service. We stayed for 2 nights but felt 3 nights minimum would be apt for a wonderful place like this and would make a great balance between exploration and relaxation. The staff if wonderful and made us try some local honey liqueur and local... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your idea is to lay by the pool by day and TVS by night this is not the place for you, mind it can be done. This venue shamelessly markets its self on its level of self sufficiency, style, comfort, personal service, and use of local produce I almost all it produces from the kitchen to the spa. Similar... More 

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178 reviews 178 reviews
24 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wide open windows overlooking the water makes this a most unique property. We arrived and were stunned by the views and our room was the most romantic! Full fridge filled with our every whim, fluffy towels, huge bed, peacefulness and quietness abound. All meals are included and some were much better than others. The tapas lunch was so disappointing. And... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for our honeymoon and it is truly unforgettable. The whole Island is fabulous and the lodge is in an isolated corner far from everything, making its location and views surreal. The hotel is pricey but it includes activities and food - which is fine dining at its best. I would recommend staying a couple of days and taking... More 

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63 reviews 63 reviews
47 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful property. However I came away feeling something was missing Service wasn't quite right and the chef is not really performing Although the presentation is there , the flavors are not This is a very expensive resort Needs something to take it to the level to match the price

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

Dear emjaytx Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We are pleased that overall you enjoyed your experience of Southern Ocean Lodge and the wildly beautiful Kangaroo Island. Your comments on service and cuisine are of concern - the difference between a good and great experience is very important to us and if you'd like to elaborate... More 

Adelaide, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our 2nd visit to the Lodge - and the best yet. Last time we came in winter, which was stunning, however this time was the South Australian summer - long days and incredible light. Everything was just as good if not better than last visit - Lodge Managers John & Alison met us like old friends and their... 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*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Southern Ocean Hotel Kangaroo Island
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kangaroo Island
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kangaroo Island

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