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Southern Ocean Lodge

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Hanson Bay Road, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223 Australia See on map
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

5 stars for room and location breathe taking view and loction 1 star for lunch & dinner when you are paying top dollar you expect top produce. Not frozen flathead and over cooked steak. 75% KI product? Salmon from Port Lincoln isn't local. 4 stars...More

10  Thank Awesomelle
Response from Baillie-Lodges-2018, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Ocean LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate the positive elements you have mentioned in your review. Our team clearly recall your stay and the efforts made to accommodate the many special requests of the group of which you were part. Dining at the lodge is designed to offer a local...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have no complaints about the excellent lodge facilities but agree with previous reviewers that meal provision/service is not always ideal, especially at breakfast. Despite giving advance notice of gluten/dairy intolerances, these were very poorly accommodated for at times. I had to request the kitchen...More

2  Thank SydneyDiscerning
Response from Baillie-Lodges-2018, Marketing Manager at Southern Ocean LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear SydneyDiscerning Naturally it’s very concerning when two elements we pride ourselves on so much, our food and our service, are censured. We hold ourselves to the highest standards in both catering to guests’ special dietary needs and in ensuring their consistent delivery. Your recent...More

Reviewed September 10, 2018

As expected the views are breathtaking. What makes this place though is the staff, friendly welcoming enthusiastic. Our expectations were always exceeded. The rooms are however blah, tired, should have TVs. I know the reply will be a nicely phrased "what a cretin" but I...More

4  Thank Benita D
Response from Baillie-Lodges-2018, Marketing Manager at Southern Ocean LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Benita D, Thank you for taking the time to review Southern Ocean Lodge. It’s clear from your title that our spectacular location combined with the warmth of our staff were the highlights of your experience. We note your comments on suite decor with surprise:...More

Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have just returned from 4 nights in the 2 bedroom suite. The room, the food, the lodge, the surrounding landscape and the people who work at SOL all make this place the best in Australia. Yes, it is expensive- but you...More

1  Thank 780carlie
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Wow what an amazing experience! I was lucky enough to stay at Southern Ocean Lodge for my mother in law's 60th birthday celebration and what an amazing weekend we had. Better than the photos, the place is as beautiful as the views, the staff attentive...More

1  Thank Anna M
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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 More 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 en suite. 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. Less
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Hotel Amenities
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$1,841 - US$2,451 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Southern Ocean Hotel Kangaroo Island
Southern Ocean Lodge Kangaroo Island/Kingscote
Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > Kingscote
Traveller (634)
Room & Suite (139)
Dining (66)
Pool & Beach (19)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (3)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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February 6, 2018|
Response from LisaKnoxville | Reviewed this property |
I am thinking it will be ideal. Like September in the US, but you might want to ask them directly.
January 30, 2018|
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Response from DiParsons | Reviewed this property |
Didn’t see snakes or lizards whilst there, she’ll be fine. Wonderful place, enjoy.
November 21, 2017|
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Response from Eli B | Reviewed this property |
Be realistic in your assessment. Gentle strol..sneakers... a hard climb in the scrub...sturdier boots or shoes.
Room Tips
"Try for a room closer to the lobby or expect a long uphill / downhill walk."
Aug. 25, 2018
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"Suites with low numbers have a long walk to the main dining area."
Jul. 28, 2018
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"Stay at least 3-4 nights as a min to take in all the tours"
Jul. 22, 2018
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"The higher the room number the nearer the great room. Room 21 is the highest and nearest."
Jul. 15, 2018
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