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Santa Monica, CA
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5 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

As you enter the lobby of Southern Ocean Lodge, your breathe is taken away by the expansive glass windows overlooking the southern ocean. Greeted by the most gracious of welcomes, you are offered to enjoy their extensive wine cellar at any time, choosing wines from among the best. Your room is not to be believed and your meals are absolutely... More 

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Fort Wayne, IN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Southern Ocean Lodge (SOL) is a majestic place. The setting is peaceful and beautiful. The lodge itself is unforgettable and the staff goes out of there way to make your stay what you want it to be. The rooms are amazing, the food is wonderful and the placement of the lodge makes it look like it was met to... More 

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Thank mgdevine
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have had the luck of staying in some magnificent properties around the world and I have to say SOL is among my favourite. The location, the room, the staff, the food and wine; but, most importantly the wildlife experiences. I will never forget watching the big male koala walking, in broad daylight, across the track immediately in front of... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place to get away from it all, but still experience the best hospitality! Just get to the Kangaroo Island Airport then let their superb staff take care of you. The staff have the right amount of friendliness, courteousness, thoughtfulness, and intelligence. Their recommendations are excellent. Just go with it. The meals, the drinks, the snacks, the excursions, the spa... More 

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1 Thank JeffroLaw
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Southern ocean lodge is beautifully located on the shore line of Kangaroo Island. It is modern spacious and very luxurious. There can be no better place in the world to celebrate a milestone birthday with family and friends The view and sounds of the ocean and the wild coastline is amazing and can be watched from your room , from... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

2nd time we stayed here and whilst it is still an exceptional place to visit it didn’t quite hit the extremely high notes we experienced in our first visit. We were realistic that our first visit was worth 7 stars let alone 5 and so we were prepared that we might not quite get the same feeling 2nd time around.... More 

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

Dear Essexboy999 Thank you for your review. It’s always a pleasure to welcome returning guests and we’re thrilled that overall you enjoyed your stay, from discovering the comforts of a new suite, to the innovative cuisine and witnessing the Southern Ocean at its dramatic best! People are integral to the experience at Southern Ocean Lodge and indeed, it’s what keeps... More 

manila, Philippines
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Southern Ocean Lodge May 2016. It is quite expensive but if you can afford it, I have to say it's worth it. It's a different kind of luxury that is distinctly Australian. The lodge showcases nature at its finest. The accomodation was fantastic with a magnificent view of the Southern Ocean. Food and service were excellent. The... More 

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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place so far is best lodge i have ever stayed. The service and the staff is simply unbelievable. The view during day and evening time is spectacular. We stayed in osprey pavilion which is suppose to be the best room in the lodge. you can spend hours and hours looking at the view(waves) and the best the itinerary made... More 

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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

From the moment we were met at the airport by a bubbly Jess we knew we were in for a lovely break. Once arriving at the Lodge the view is breathtaking, the rooms luxurious, the staff attentive but the FOOD!!! Wow breakfast lunch and dinner was a treat! Fresh local produce coupled with delicious local wines really made our stay...... More 

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1 Thank LisaB1968
BaillieLodgesAust, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Ocean Lodge, responded to this review

Dear LisaB1968 Firstly, a huge thank you for your fantastic review! We are delighted that you enjoyed the lodge location and myriad thoughtful touches in-suite, our locally procured (delicious!) cuisine, the diversity of activities and lastly, the warmth and passion of our staff. As you have experienced, our people are what keep our friends returning for more. Your comments have... More 

Adelaide Central
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stayed a week indulging in amazing food and wines for the Kangaroo Island Food Safari 2016 at Southern Ocean Lodge in August. The overall experience was nothing short of amazing. From the time of our collection at Kingscote Airport in the very comfortable Mercedes 12 seater mini buses to our return a week later we could not have asked... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
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: $2,341 - $2,715 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Southern Ocean Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 21
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Southern Ocean Hotel Kangaroo Island
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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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