Southern Ocean Lodge voted Australia’s Best in Travel + Leisure
Kangaroo Island’s acclaimed Southern Ocean Lodge has been voted the best hotel in Australia in the prestigious Travel + Leisure magazine Top 100 Hotels List 2018.
The remote luxury lodge retained its leading position from the 2017 list, with a score this year of 95.58 out of a possible 100, giving it the highest ranking of any hotel in Australia and placing it at forty-seventh place overall in the magazine’s list of the 100 World’s Best Hotels.
The 2018 Top 100 Hotels list is the result of an international Travel + Leisure reader survey. It is one of the world’s most esteemed hotel collections and representative of the world’s most incredible travel experiences.
Baillie Lodges Managing Director James Baillie said it was a great honour to have Southern Ocean Lodge rated among the world’s best properties as it celebrates a decade of excellence since opening in 2008.
“We’ve come in as the top Australian hotel in the Australian New Zealand resorts category, and we’re very proud that this is the sixth time Southern Ocean Lodge has featured on the Travel + Leisure Top Hotels list,” Mr Baillie said.
“We consider it an extra special acknowledgement in this, the property’s tenth year of operations and a real testimony to the property’s timeless design, exceptional service and enduring appeal for visitors from Australia and overseas.
‘We value this recognition particularly as it’s a reader-driven list, our place has been awarded by those who have experienced the property, and enjoyed a real taste of Kangaroo Island with locally sourced food and drinks, spa amenities and commissioned artworks.”
Since opening in 2008, Southern Ocean Lodge has attracted a succession of international accolades. It is the flagship property of the Baillie Lodges portfolio and a founding member of Luxury Lodges of Australia.
The full list of Travel + Leisure’s world’s best hotels can be viewed here: Top 100 Hotels and are published in the August issue of Travel + Leisure magazine. The top resort hotels in Australia and New Zealand can be viewed here: Top AU & NZ.