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Southern Ocean Lodge

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Hanson Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 11 hotels in Kangaroo Island
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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28 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Melbourne, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A heavenly retreat from the bitter winds of winter, cosily ensconced in your amazing room with a view, your cares will melt away..and did I mention the spa?? This is my idea of living. The natural surrounds are really complemented by the design and layout of the resort and the food on offer is sumptuous, plentiful and always fresh and... More

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Maleny, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here with a small group of friends and we were all so impressed with the location, service, food, wine, cocktails (open bar), activities and little touches like the incredibly beautiful blankets, slippers and great range of in room complimentary mini bar products. Was so sad to leave. The hot spa could have been a little warmer but it was... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

and they did! Hard to know where to start with this review. The setting and hotel were beautiful, of course, but what sets SOL apart was the genuine feeling from the staff that they truly wanted their guests to be totally happy. They stood to please. It's nice to be pampered. The food was amazing! The chef has to be... More

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26 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's not a lot that can be added to the multitude of fabulous reviews for SOL, all of which are thoroughly deserved. This place has been on our "to go to" list for 5 years, and our expectations were very high, but happily exceeded. The rooms are amazing (we had a Flinders suite) - beautifully designed, great view. As we... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic visit. We stayed three short nights in April. The first night we stayed at their most basic room due to availability and the next day they seamlessly moved us up to the next category up, which had a small fireplace and a soaking tub (both very pleasant additions but not very significant in the big scheme of... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had read great things about this hotel and boy, the did not let me down! The lobby/main room has absolutely the best views from the top of a cliff. There is a 24 hour self-service bar where someone is usually there to help you -- and not judge how much you drink since you're on vacation :) The food... More

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New York City, New York
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at the Southern Ocean Lodge for 3 days this past May. We were so sad to leave! The things we liked about our stay: • The lodge and the rooms sit atop high cliffs above the waters. • All of the rooms have terraces and have views of the stunning water and the beach, which is accessible via... 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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