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 treated to the most amazing view of the Southern Ocean from the main room windows. They sit you down and go over your stay's itinerary, none of which is mandatory to do. I would highly recommend booking any spa appointments prior to arriving if you want to go to the spa to ensure that you can get in. Take all of the tours that are included while you are there as they really treat you to what the island as to offer from champagne with the kangaroos at dusk, to Flinders Chase National Park, to the cliff side tour and being on a beach with seals at Seal Bay. I also recommend bringing your Dramamine if you get car sick because some of the rides can be a bit bumpy to these places. But again, staff will make sure you are comfortable no matter what.
The food is out of this world. Many things that I tried there I've never had, and probably never will again as I can't find them in the United States. They have a beautiful wine cellar and a full open bar, where they even named a drink after us. Make sure to ask Sally there for the R&B Malibu made with KI gin, it is delicious.
The room was wonderful and gorgeous. We had a wonderful stay here and really loved the staff. Thank you!
Please visit my blog for full details of our stay: http://parksandpancakes.com/2014/06/23/southern-ocean-lodge/
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island is Australia's most extraordinary luxury lodge experience. Exclusive and award-winning, the world-class lodge is sensitively designed to float amongst the coastal drama of the island's south west, offering an unforgettable blend of contemporary luxury and pure nature. Twenty-one luxurious suites welcome panoramic views of the great Southern Ocean and boundless coastal wilderness and feature lavish sleeping areas, sunken lounge and glass-surround ensuite. The Southern Spa features signature treatments with Kangaroo Island botanicals designed to relax and rejuvenate. All-inclusive rates, first name service and personalised experiential itinerary combine to offer guests the ultimate Kangaroo Island encounter. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Southern Ocean Hotel Kangaroo Island