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Arlington Heights, Illinois
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Southern Ocean Lodge is the ultimate luxury experience. Beginning with the friendly greeting at the airport and informative guide in the ride to the lodge. The rooms are beautiful with an amazing ocean view. The food was so fresh and wholesome among the best food we have ever eaten. The tours were very well planned. The service is extraordinary. This...

2Thank Roberta090593
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 26 February 2015

Flying into Kangaroo Island early morning, and greeted by Southern Ocean Lodge with a warm welcome and a chilled towel is dreamlike. The beauty and tranquility is revealed during the transfer to the Lodge. Being greeted on arrival is like visiting old friends at their special hideaway. The building has been developed in sympathy with the environment, using local stone...

4Thank Norman B
Paris, France
Reviewed 21 February 2015

We stayed here in Feb 2015 for a couple of nights. Location is fantastic and the building totally blends in the landscape. Rooms are very comfortable with nice views. Used the spa where treatments are good. Activities offered by the hotel are nice, especially the "kanapes and kangaroos" one. The restaurant staff is very friendly and professional. Food and wines...

2Thank pascalph
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 February 2015

This is one of the most memorable hotels that I have ever stayed in. From a hot tub to great food and high end bikes. Everything is top drawer. If you can afford it you will not regret it. Many tours are included.

2Thank Bruce G
Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here in feb 2015 for a weekend away. It absolutely loved up to the marketing hype. The food was sensational- clean, simple, elegant and special all at once. The views were breathtaking and the overall resort gorgeous. The staff were friendly and welcoming, if a bit young and inexperienced at times. Overall - incredible!!

4Thank David S
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

Quite enjoyed this safari style holidays where you see the typical Australian wildlife complimented with extraordinary service. We stayed for 2 nights but felt 3 nights minimum would be apt for a wonderful place like this and would make a great balance between exploration and relaxation. The staff if wonderful and made us try some local honey liqueur and local...

3Thank Pritish27
Reviewed 15 February 2015

If your idea is to lay by the pool by day and TVS by night this is not the place for you, mind it can be done. This venue shamelessly markets its self on its level of self sufficiency, style, comfort, personal service, and use of local produce I almost all it produces from the kitchen to the spa. Similar...

3Thank Mick H
Reviewed 9 February 2015

Wide open windows overlooking the water makes this a most unique property. We arrived and were stunned by the views and our room was the most romantic! Full fridge filled with our every whim, fluffy towels, huge bed, peacefulness and quietness abound. All meals are included and some were much better than others. The tapas lunch was so disappointing. And...

2Thank Italianshopper
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2015

Stayed here for our honeymoon and it is truly unforgettable. The whole Island is fabulous and the lodge is in an isolated corner far from everything, making its location and views surreal. The hotel is pricey but it includes activities and food - which is fine dining at its best. I would recommend staying a couple of days and taking...

3Thank Lucelia
New York
Reviewed 5 February 2015 via mobile

Beautiful property. However I came away feeling something was missing Service wasn't quite right and the chef is not really performing Although the presentation is there , the flavors are not This is a very expensive resort Needs something to take it to the level to match the price

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

Dear emjaytx Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We are pleased that overall you enjoyed your experience of Southern Ocean Lodge and the wildly beautiful Kangaroo Island. Your comments on service and cuisine are of concern - the difference between a good and great experience is very important to us and if you'd like to elaborate...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • 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: $2,038 - $2,598 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Southern Ocean Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Southern Ocean Hotel Kangaroo Island
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