THE LAST PARADISE

Guest Book

Just a quick note to let you know that we are all still shell shocked after our stay. We had a truly fabulous time. The Lodge itself seems to have maximised the natural beauty of the surrounds. Beautiful understated elegance. The staff were amazing and the food sublime. It was truly an experience we couldn’t fault.  I’ve no doubt you’ll be seeing us again at some stage.

ADELAIDE BRIGHTON,  CORPORATE GROUP

Just walking in the door is an experience. Nothing prepares you for that ‘WOW!’. Seeing the delight on the faces of the international guests makes one realise how lucky we are to have places like this in Australia. It’s truly world class.

ANON

An amazing combination of beauty, excellence and perfection. The staff are fantastic, but most of all is the atmosphere created to encourage guests to share experiences and cultures. Many thanks for sharing Australian warmth!

BURT BURNBAUM & BARBARA KAMKE, FLORIDA USA

A place of great beauty and charm. Magnificent scenery, food, wine and service!

CAROL & HERBERT DIAMOND, PITTSBURGH USA

A unique and great experience, luxury and informality very well mixed together – thanks for the culinary tour for our tastebuds!

ALEXIA & GARRICK PAYNE, NSW AUSTRALIA

5 magic days – a dream come true, nature and mankind at their best, congratulations, everyone we met here certainly added to the experience.

BRETT & SUE COURTENAY, NSW AUSTRALIA

Some places you can imagine peace, others you can observe it. Here you find it! Thank you.

PETER PETZOLD & LYDIA DALLE NOGARE, QLD AUSTRALIA

After almost five weeks traveling all around Australia, we would like to let you know that Southern Ocean Lodge is our favorite lodge. Other resorts are very well located but as to service, food, privacy, warmth and kindness (Spa as well!!!) Southern Ocean Lodge is the number one, thank you very much again to you and your staff!

FRANCESCO & MARTA CLOVIS, ITALY

It has been some time since we’ve been as impressed by a new hotel as we were by Southern Ocean Lodge. The 21 suites all come with hypnotic views of the Southern Ocean… our suite was one of the most delightful places we’ve had the pleasure of occupying in a very long time. Southern Ocean Lodge was undoubtedly the highlight of our trip to Australia.

ANDREW HARPER’S HIDEAWAY REPORT, MARCH 2011

I simply can not thank you enough. We felt like the most special people in the world. What you have at Southern Ocean Lodge is so much more than the sum of the parts. No surprise that we LOVED the architecture, the grandeur of the setting; the swimming in the pristine waters; the beautiful food so well balanced that you never felt overfull and certainly never hungry; but it was more because of the enormous attention to detail in every part of the experience. Ben and Louise are great managers. Each one of the staff exuded that real sense of hospitality where not only was nothing too much trouble, they were one step ahead of anything we might have wanted. Kangaroo Island has come of age with your belief in it.

MAGGIE BEER, SA AUSTRALIA

Southern Ocean Lodge was out of this world. The standard of food, accommodation and service was some of the best I have ever experienced and then there is the location… We didn’t want to leave! We have probably been ruined for life by that place!

STEVE & JEAN HANNAM, UNITED KINGDOM

The most incredible hotel I’ve ever stayed in… It’s love!

NATALIE REEVES, NSW AUSTRALIA

A wow place! Caring about people & the environment.

JUDY KELLY, NSW AUSTRALIA

From our perspective, the three days spent at SOL were one of the very best holidays we have had in our 28 years of vacating together locally and internationally. Thank you again for making our stay such a delight. You can count on us to be your ambassadors with our family and friends, encouraging anyone contemplating a stay on KI to look no further than SOL.

VALDA AND GUY LAVOIPIERRE, VIC AUSTRALIA

I felt I was staying at the home of a good friend – a friend with impeccable taste. Thank you.

JAMES & SHARON FLANIGAN, CANADA

We had a truly lovely time at SOL. It has been most beautifully put together, magical in location, supremely comfortable and of the highest standard in all things. But, as always it’s the people who make it work and Lou, Ben and the staff were wonderful.

SALLY MULLIGHAN, SA AUSTRALIA

The Lodge and all it offers has the ‘OMG’ award. It’s a package that’s got the lot.

TRISH & DAVID NOAKES, NSW AUSTRALIA

This has been an outstanding experience! We will measure all future stays against your excellent standards…

ROBERT & SHARON LESH, USA

Thank you for our fantastic holiday… the superb lodge in a stunning location, the wonderful staff, the sensational food and drink, and the exceptional experience program. The experience was the best we’ve had – and we have been to many highly regarded resorts/hotels.

STEVE & CATHI OBERHARDT, QLD AUSTRALIA

Yet again we had a marvellous, relaxing stay at the lodge. The impact isn’t lost in any way after 3 visits. The attention to detail from the staff was excellent, please thank them again for me. We now have to think about when we can return!

KENDRA POWELL, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Southern Ocean Lodge seems at the end of the world, but the beginning of a lifetime of memories.

JIM STRONG, STRONG TRAVEL, TEXAS USA

The Aman resorts may be a reference model for those who haven’t visited the lodge, but frankly I don’t believe SOL needs any comparison: my perspective is that it sits in its own right as a destination and in a different space. Saying that is simply to differentiate the experience and put the quality of SOL on a par with all of the Amans we have enjoyed. The test will always be “would we go back?” – the answer is – without a doubt.

DANNY ANISIMOFF, NSW AUSTRALIA

A note from our first official guests on hearing the Lodge was awarded Tatler “Hotel of the Year 2009″… Congratulations on a well deserved award, what an achievement after only one year. We wish you even more success in the future which is certain to happen with such a unique and special place.

PETER & VALMAI, QLD AUSTRALIA

Apart from the inspirational committment toward sustainability, the breathtakingly beautiful & comfortable interiors, the dynamic & pristine natural environment of Kangaroo Island – what most moved me about the Lodge experience was the overwhelming generosity of spirit – I left feeling restored and filled up…

KYLIE,
NSW AUSTRALIA

I will never forget the dramatic and somehow sobering view across the bushland as we stepped onto the welcoming boardwalk. It had rained & the bush sparkled, green and seemingly endless. The hand hewn limestone wall drew us slowly in. And then I saw the sea!

ROSEMARY, SA AUSTRALIA

If I ever have the chance to visit the Lodge again, I would probably choose winter and hope for wild weather. Then I would sit in my room and watch the drama unfold. I love wild places and this is an experience and a celebration of a wild place.

DON, NSW
AUSTRALIA

Going to Grassdale was one of my happiest times in traveling this amazing world…to stand among the Kangaroos was such an authentic experience…no Hollywood casting here. I know you are doing all you can to preserve this Island…this is a very special land and I truly felt I was seeing the world through God’s eyes on this visit.

ANNE SCULLY, MCCABE WORLD TRAVEL, VIRGINIA USA

Congratulations on creating one of the most unique and stunning wilderness/eco resorts in the world…

MIKE MUNRO, NSW
AUSTRALIA

Understated elegance and attention to detail coupled with sensational service and wonderful food and wine… I cannot imagine anything better. The staff were wonderful. I have never experienced better any where in the world and I have been lucky to travel extensively. The Lodge will be my new benchmark by which any future accommodation and service will be measured.

TONY, NSW AUSTRALIA

We loved our stay… its been a wonderful and emotional experience. Please strive to maintain your unbelievable standard of excellence.

TONY & PATTI, QLD AUSTRALIA

Kangaroo Island (to be more specific Southern Ocean Lodge) was the best part of our entire trip! Please recommend it to everyone going to Australia. The staff was well trained, fun and really cared about the Lodge, the visitors and the island. We held a baby roo, saw koalas, boxing roos and fur seals! We ate and drank way too much. Best spa we have EVER been to and we always go to the spa. It was life changing!

ROBERT & LAUREN, USA

There is so much to see around the Lodge… wallabies, echnidna, birds, orchids & utterly amazing beach walks. The cliffs of Kangaroo Island make Big Sur look like Leggo!

ANDREA, VIC AUSTRALIA

Food, ambience, service, accommodation, transfers, trips and education. All outstanding. Eleven out of ten! We will be back!

FERGUS & JAN, NSW AUSTRALIA

The service is amazing, extremely high level and unobtrusive. You feel like you have the run of the resort. I’d go again in a heartbeat…

KAREN, NSW AUSTRALIA

Everything went extremely smoothly, my friends can’t stop talking about it. The entire staff were extremely courteous and friendly. All the extras really helped make the experience. In short, a faultless experience at a magnificent location.

JACK GRINGLAS – EXCLUSIVE LODGE BOOKING

The Lodge is proof that luxury and extravagance does not have to come at a cost to the environment.

ANON, AUSTRALIA

I loved the peacefulness, the friendly staff, the gorgeous suite & fantastic food. It’s like coming home!

JOELLE, USA

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KI Classic Rates

Looking for a tremendous incentive to stay longer?  KI Classic rates offer a discount bonus when staying 3 nights or more, plus $50 Southern Spa and Bespoke Experience vouchers and all standard inclusions.  It’s the quintessential island stay! > more

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Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report has honoured Southern Ocean Lodge in the 2012 Grand Awards, awarding the property its most revered accolade, Hideaway of the Year.  > more

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Where the wild things are...

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