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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
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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing!!! We had high expectations when we came to SOL and they didn't let us down! Everything was to perfection. Food, Bar, Rooms, views and service were brilliant!! I have seen another review where they were critical of the consistency, however that was the most remarkable to us. While staff don't stay for long periods because of the isolation,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the SOL in late Nov '14 for 6 nights. We were traveling with another couple and we were both upgraded to the Remarkable Suites. We have been fortunate to have experienced several $2,000 a night resorts, so we have a sense for where the bar is and what to expect (and not). My expectations... More 

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

Dear Blg123, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Southern Ocean Lodge. We’re delighted that you and your friends chose to stay for six nights on Kangaroo Island to allow a more thorough experience of this amazing destination, and also that you enjoyed our premium Remarkable Suites. We're pleased you did meet Yen our Assistant Lodge Manager,... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The vista is amazing. The staff incredibly helpful and friendly. The food first class and they are very happy to cater to dietary needs and allergies. The wine cellar is very good. What's not to like?!

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Oslo, Norway
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Southern Ocean Lodge is a wonderful property with quite simply stunning views of the ocean. It is discreetly built into the hillside with all the rooms along side each other, meaning that one gets quite an exercise if one lives at the farther end. The rooms are comfortable, large and all with an indoor and outdoor sitting group so... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed 4 nights at this wonderful lodge. Had high expectations given the comments read on TripAdvisor prior to our arrival and the remarks made by other hotel employees in Australia when they asked where else we are going. Southern Ocean Lodge delivers. From the time we were picked up and brought to the Lodge to the time we were dropped... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were beautifully looked after from the minute we arrived. Greeted at the drive, cases taken off to the room and us ushered into the most amazing room and view and across to lunch- a nice surprise. We then had a friendly meeting to discuss how the lodge facilities and activities worked and our options. The rooms are spectacular, and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent three days / two nights at SOL. The food was amazing - every meal was fantastic, delicious flavours, local ingredients and the perfect size to allow every course to be enjoyed. The wine matching was generally excellent also and local wines a highlight. Apart from one staff member who didn't remember items and forgot to tell us the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently returned from four nights at the Southern Ocean Lodge as part of a three week trip to Australia and agree with review of The PrincelyTraveler that your expectations need to be adjusted regarding the service. Kangaroo Island is a wonderful place and a must-see for animal lovers, and the Southern Ocean Lodge is the best place to stay... More 

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

Dear Chris G, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay at Southern Ocean Lodge, we’re of course happy to read that the majority of your stay was terrific, bookended by a couple of unfortunate events that are indeed a result of timing, as we had just welcomed some new staff members to our team in... More 

Valdosta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My husband and I recently spent three days/two nights at this wonderful resort. The scenery is breathtaking and accommodations lovely. Food was excellent as was the service. The tours offered gave us the opportunity to see Australia's unique animals up close in their natural habit. All together it was a wonderful experience that I hope we can repeat in the... More 

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Sydney
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I was most impressed when I stepped into the lodge. It is Understated, luxurious, classy, relaxed, friendly and warm. The views were spectacular. My room (flinders) was perfect. The staff and crew were most courteous and helpful. A big 'Bravo' to the chefs. We had the degustation menu every night. We were throughly impressed every time. In short. I loved... 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 Luxury Hotel in Kangaroo Island
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kangaroo Island

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