Georgia Hopkins

Southern Ocean Lodge

with Georgia Hopkins www.itsbeautifulhere.com
  • Where:Kangaroo Island, Aus

  • Why:For some remote island luxury.

  • When:November 2015

  • Who:Sister time.

Highs & Lows

  • The location: a rugged, remote and pristine setting atop the limestone cliffs of Kangaroo Island.

  • The food: fresh, seasonal, and local where possible - Ally Waddell (ex-Qualia on Hamilton Island) heads up the impressive kitchen.

  • The views: hard to beat.

  • The design: clean lines, environmentally-considered, and still relevant 8 years on.

  • The open bar: the most impressive wine cellar and biggest range of spirits we have seen in a bar (let alone an open bar) anywhere in the world. Our pick: Bailie Lodges’ very own craft gin label, bailies 9. Produced in small batches using fresh botanicals including a KI native juniper, coriander, cardamon, cinnamon, and more.

  • The selection of magazines: an impressive array (and endless supply) of the most current food, travel, design, style, and fashion magazines.

  • The service: friendly, welcoming, non-obtrusive.

    The Barometer

    • Design

    • Website

    • Life Changing

    • Environmental Consciousness

    • Overall Value

    • Night's Sleep

    • Service

    • Amenities

    • Stealable Stuff

    • Refer a Friend

    Total: 50/50

    Important Bits

    • Type

      Award-winning, architecturally delightful, remote luxury lodge.

    • Vibe

      Super chilled.

    • Location

      Kangaroo Island, South Australia (Australia’s answer to the Galápagos).

    • Rooms

      21 suites.

    • Music

      Quietly in the background.

    • Year Opened

      2008

    • Designed By

      Max Pritchard.

    • Pool/Gym

      No, but a lovely spa.

    • Restaurant

      Yes - fresh, local, seasonal. Really impressive.

    • Bar

      Yes - the most expansive and generous open bar we have ever seen.

    • Minibar

      Yes, excellent.

    • Wifi

      Yes, but patchy.

    • Children

      Didn't see any.

    • Price

      Up there.

    Southern Ocean Lodge

    Hanson Bay Road, Kingscote, Australia

    Must Bring

    More AHL

    Franschhoek, South Africa

    Le Quartier Francais

    by Carolina Ramirez Herrera

    Shanghai, China

    The Shanghai EDITION

    by Yasha Wallin

    Chicago, Illinois

    The Hoxton Chicago

    by Emily Evans

    Get A Room from ---

    New York, New York

    The James Soho

    by Shelby Eastman

    Get A Room from ---
    load more
    Best way to book?Hotel Website