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Southern Ocean Lodge

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
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... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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... More 

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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2015

This was our 2nd visit to the Lodge - and the best yet. Last time we came in winter, which was stunning, however this time was the South Australian summer - long days and incredible light. Everything was just as good if not better than last visit - Lodge Managers John & Alison met us like old friends and their... More 

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4 Thank luxetraveller2015
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2015

Kangaroo Island itself and the views at this lodge are spectacular. We stayed here for 3 nights after having seen SOL in the Luxury Lodges brochure. We have had the good fortune of staying in some spectacular luxury accommodation previously and the pricing of this lodge was at the very top end of the luxury accommodation in Australia. After arriving... More 

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5 Thank Sandra F
BaillieLodgesAust, Owner at Southern Ocean Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sandra F So rarely do we ever receive such comments on TripAdvisor that I have decided to reply personally as a passionate owner and hotelier. My Lodge Manager Alison is at a loss to understand the motives behind your public and personal comments when both she and her team went out of their way to assist you and make... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2015

We loved the 3 days we spent there. So much nature, great meals with the Southern Ocean Lodge. Make sure you try their local wine! Very exclusive and delicious!

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Los Angeles, California
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2015

We stayed here for a week and really enjoyed everything about this hotel. Since all meals are had at the hotel it was a good thing that the food was delicious! They do a good job to make sure that none of the dishes are repeated and everything is so fresh. We also very much enjoyed all of the tours... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 13 January 2015 via mobile

We stayed at SOL for the second half of our anniversary trip. We enjoyed the amazing views, fantastic scenery and wildlife, brilliant local food and (generally) brilliant wine (each to their own!) and superb service from the staff team. We found it very easy to develop rapport with the staff, found them friendly and knowledgable. We particularly want to compliment... More 

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Reviewed 7 January 2015

This was the best resort/lodge I have ever experienced...perfectly organised from booking to departure. 4 night stay in a beautifully fitted room...with all the extras you would ever need. The food was fantastic and available to suit your dietary needs. the staff were exemplary, no backpackers here, just fully trained to silver service standard which was not applied as the... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015

SOL was the first stop on our Australian adventure and WOW did they set the bar high. The staff was very kind and friendly and made our stay lovely. We traveled with our 10 and 12 year old and they cannot wait to return to this property.

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Amenities

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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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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $2,483 - $2,720 (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.”
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“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”
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“Make sure to request a room with a bath.”
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