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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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Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is up with the best of any property I have stayed in anywhere around the globe! Looks expensive, but is all inclusive from arrival on KI to departure, mini bar included. (unless you want heritage wines, or extra expeditions) Staff are superb (knowledgeable and they obviously like working there), attention to detail outstanding, food is as good as anywhere... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 2 nights,not nearly long enough.This is as near perfect as anywhere I have stayed.The rooms,the view,food,staff,excursions-all were amazing.The attention to detail in the lodge was second to none.For anyone who thinks it is expensive remember it really is all inclusive-the transfer from the airport,all food and wine,all your excursions.If you can ony visit one place in Australia... More

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

That over used phrase "words simply can't do justice" actually applies to my experience at the SOL. From the minute we were warmly greeted at the tiny Kingscote airport and ushered to a luxury van, offered fresh cool towels and water, we were off to a great start. Upon arriving at the hotel, we headed down a simple plank wood... More

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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've just had 3 nights here and it's hard to describe just how good it is. The thing for me that really worked so well was the organized tours that you opted out of, so, if you're too disorganized, busy or tired to organize anything, just do what they at and it is all fab. And it was. I'm not... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While planning our trip to Australia, I read about this property and quite honestly vacillated about booking it because of the high price. I am so glad we decided to go for it! It is probably the best hotel we have ever visited because everything is so well thought out and executed. Service is excellent, the daily excursions were interesting... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we were collected to the time we were dropped at our departure point we were highly impressed with our 3 night stay at SOL. Our driver gave us a short history lesson about the Island on the way to the Lodge and her commentary was knowledgeable and fascinating. On arrival at the Lodge the mind blowing view... More

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19 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Southern Ocean Lodge, where we have just spent four nights in an Ocean Retreat room, is one of the few properties where the reality is every bit as spectacular as its website would suggest. Every aspect is stunning and is complemented by friendly and attentive service throughout. However, it is the quality of the all-inclusive food and drinks which sets... More

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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

What a wonderful 6 nights, from the moment you step through the doors to a breathtaking view, first impression did not disappoint. The staff are well chosen, exceptional service all with a smile. The suite we occupied was fabulous which had a hot plunge tub overlooking the coastline. A large lounge, well stocked fridge, large screen TV which we chose... More

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My husband and I spent 3 nights here and we were enchanted. Everything about the lodge exceeded expectation which had been raised high after feedback from friends. Location is spectacular, the lodge distinctive, rooms spacious and comfortable and food exquisite. Despite quite average weather we took the signature trips, hiked to west bay- so wild and lonely, went beach fishing... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

The views are breathtaking. Service very good. Staff well trained, friendly, professional and attentive. Rooms spacious and well stocked. Bar is open. Virtually no 'extras'. Inclusive tours stunning. Internet runs slow in the lodge so you can really rest if you choose to! Kangaroo Island is surprisingly large, with a very small friendly population and wild life everywhere. We saw... More

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Also Known As:
Southern Ocean Hotel Kangaroo Island
Southern Ocean Hotel
Address: Hanson Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 hotels in Kangaroo Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Southern Ocean Lodge 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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