Fodor's Expert Review Southern Ocean Lodge

Hanson Bay Rd., Kingscote, South Australia, 5223, Australia Fodor's Choice

This truly remarkable hotel near the water might be the highlight of your trip—if money is no object. Snaking along the edge of a cliff, this architectural masterpiece was made completely of recycled timbers and glass, and no expense was spared. All the luxury suites have fabulous coastal views, and the floor-to-ceiling windows in the bathrooms may entice guests to spend hours in the deep tubs. While luxury abounds, from the spa to island-inspired cuisine, the surroundings and wildlife are also divine. All food, wine, and tours are included. Executive Chef Asher Blackford and his team have a daily changing menu inspired by local artisans and produce.


  • <PRO>superb fine dining restaurant</PRO>
  • <PRO>simple but stunning decor exudes luxury and class</PRO>
  • <PRO>lounge and dining with panoramic view</PRO>


  • <CON>if you have to ask the price, you can't afford this place</CON>
  • <CON>sophisticated surroundings are not really suitable for children, though kids over six years are welcome</CON>
  • <CON>not close to any town</CON>




Phones: 08-8559–7347


21 suites
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive, Credit cards accepted

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