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Reviewed 28 December 2014

Southern Ocean Lodge is a wonderful place to spend great holidays. The rooms are very spacious and luxurious. The sea views from there are really great. The staff is very friendly, kind, helpful and humurous. We were picked up from the Hotel staff at the Airport and immediately we received water and towels. Kangaroo Island is a nature paradise and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 12 December 2014 via mobile

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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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2014

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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134 reviews
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Reviewed 9 December 2014

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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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2014

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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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2014

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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Reviewed 28 November 2014 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 

2 Thank Debi F
Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 25 November 2014

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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Reviewed 24 November 2014

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
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Reviewed 20 November 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 

Additional Information about Southern Ocean Lodge

Address: Hanson Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island
Price Range: ₹ 1,18,737 - ₹ 1,30,069 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Southern Ocean Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 21
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“all rooms are terrific”
 of 5 bubbles LynnSantaMonica, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Every room is good, I have stayed in two different types and seen three types. You will be comfortable in any room.”
 of 5 bubbles mgdevine, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“They're all perfect. If you have trouble walking then get a closer room. If you don't like walking, then Kangaroo Island isn't ideal.”
 of 5 bubbles JeffroLaw, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are numbered from 1 being right at the end of the undercover hallway - it's 250m to the dining/lounge area”
 of 5 bubbles CeliaC344, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Make sure to request a room with a bath.”
 of 5 bubbles , 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
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