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Lathami Lodge
Adelaide, Australia
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“Best stay on KI so far!”
Reviewed 25 July 2013

We visit KI around once a year for holidays, and for the first time we decided to stay at Stokes Bay and chose Lathami Lodge after reading all these reviews ... And we weren't disappointed!

This is definitely the best self-contained accommodation we have stayed in on KI, being well appointed, comfortable, and perfectly located right alongside Lathami Conservation Park - in fact the property and the park meld seamlessly into one another.

With a glorious view of Stokes Bay, as well as the Conservation Park, you have the best of both worlds at your doorstep, and can even base all of your exploring right from the accommodation.

The lodge has all of the amenities you could wish for - we did not need a dishwasher as other reviewers have mentioned, but we can see how it could be useful if two large families stayed over. The only things we can think of that could be added would be smoke alarms for safety, and emergency flashlights in case of power failure (for those who didn't bring their own flashlights) ... The location is very dark on a moonless night!

As mentioned by others wildlife is plentiful, and in our short stay we were lucky enough to see and come across several echidnas, as well as every other native animal in that location. If you love nature you'll love this place!

Highly recommended, and we will be coming back again next time with other family members to share in the wonderful experience.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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rockleyvale, Owner at Lathami Lodge, responded to this review, 2 October 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review. As frequent visitors to Kangaroo Island, and knowing that you have experienced many different accommodation properties available on the Island, and that you have valued Lathami Lodge as the 'best', is very important to us. Your review is also important to us as we continue our commitment to create a wonderful, memorable and pleasurable experience for all our guests. We value your patronage and support and for validating Lathami Lodge. Those that have also experienced Lathami Lodge before you, too recognise just how special an experience it is and the abundance of wildlife and birdlife enhance guests whole experience. We would love to accommodate you again when you need to return. Kindest regards, Jane and Brett
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Lathami Lodge is awesome! As soon as we drove down the driveway we were met by a group of kangaroos grazing, not too fussed by our presence. Then we saw the breathtaking view over Stokes Bay - we knew we had chosen the best. The kids immediately took off exploring, as we sat down, cracked our first bottle and admired the view! During our stay we saw kangaroos, possums, the rare black cockatoo, even an echidna wandering around. Lathami lodge is perfectly set up for two families as each end has 2 bedrooms and a bathroom and there are 2 lounges, so the kids could have their own area. It is also centrally located to all the major attractions on the island as well as an awesome fishing spot which saw us catch fish after fish. The kids were so excited to catch their first fish! I would recommend Lathami lodge to everyone looking to holiday on Kangaroo Island, especially during winter, with the creek running and the added bonus of having a campfire to sit around and talk about our day's travels. Thanks Brett and Jane for a wonderful stay!

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

from the get go lathami lodge has exceded our expectations the level of service not only from the owners and the caretaker and the property itself blew us away , the drive into the property amazing, the view from the property amazing, inside the house amazing . The kids had one side of the house and we had the other. we had seen black cockatoos out the back, possums on the veranda at night wallabys echidnas and kangaroos not to mention all the colourful birds flying around. we stayed for 6 days and didnt want to leave :( 10/10 loved it loved it loved it

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Adelaide
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

Lathami Lodge is everything that previous reviewers have said. It is spacious and clean, quiet and peaceful, it has a great view from the deck where pre dinner drinks and meals are enjoyed, the night sky is amazing, the wildlife is abundant and fascinating, the beach is a short drive or long walk, the location is lovely and the owners have provided everything you could think of. Our families enjoyed playing pool at night and exploring the beautiful island during the day. Although I'd read the great reviews and seen photos the property still surpassed my expectations. The only downside was that we couldn't stay longer. I'm almost reluctant to write all these great things in case we can't get in next time we want to go! Thank you Jane and Brett.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 March 2013

Lathami Lodge is a beautiful house with beautiful surrounds! It easily accommodated our 3 families (6 adults and 4 children). The only neighbours in sight were the friendly kangaroos that visited every evening, a brazen possum and a koala out the back. We spent 10 days there and wish we could've stayed for more. 10 days gave us ample time to check out the rest of the island and we found Stokes Bay was our favourite in the end. I wish I knew that earlier and I would have stayed put! Nearby beaches, Snellings and Western Cove were also amazing. A must visit is Paul's Place, just up the road. Truly an amazing, interactive wildlilfe experience that I'll never forget. The koala will give you the best hug you've had in your life! Lathami Lodge I would recommend to all and hope to stay at again one day!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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rockleyvale, Owner at Lathami Lodge, responded to this review, 26 March 2013
We love reading how much guests have embraced the Lathami Lodge experience. We know they will take away with them wonderful memories that will remain with them, close to heart and close to mind. Guests embrace the breathtaking scenery, close encounters with wildlife and extremely comfortable accommodation. Thank you for loving Lathami Lodge.
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Reviewed 27 January 2013

From the moment we pulled up at Lathami Lodge we were blown away by the amazing views of Stokes Bay and the surrounding countryside. It wasn't long before the resident wildlife came to welcome us, with two gorgeous Kangaroos visiting us every day of our 10 night stay.
The Lodge itself was clean and spacious, with plenty of room for our family to spread out and relax, whether it be having a game of pool, watching a movie or enjoying a drink on the deck taking in the sunset. An early morning walk down to the beach was another great way to see Kangaroos in their natural environment and enjoy the views.
Lathami's hosts, Brett and Jane Gill were amazing to deal with from the first phone enquiry right through to the follow up after we left to ensure our holiday was everything we hoped it would be. Their recommendations of local attractions were spot on, with our trip highlight being a visit to Paul's Place where we all got up close and personal with all sorts of wildlife. You can't visit Kangaroo Island without dropping in to see Paul, who's a real character and a real surprise.
We spent 10 nights on Kangaroo Island and still didn't see everything there is to see. The beach at Stokes Bay, only 2.5 kilometres from the Lodge is by far the best on the island with plenty of rock pools and tunnels for the kids to explore, a protected rock pool to soak in and one of the best surf breaks, which we took full advantage of! Lunch at the Rock Pool Cafe was very enjoyable, with plenty of tasty morsels to tempt us.
The beach nearby at Snellings was great for some body boarding and fishing off the rocks. The water was crystal clear and the sand, clean and white.
We would highly recommend a visit to Kangaroo Island, staying at Lathami Lodge, for anyone wanting a family holiday that has it all!
Jane and Brett, you have an amazing place and thank you for allowing us to experience it. We will be telling all our friends and family about our time at Lathami Lodge and hopefully we will be back in the not too distant future.
Wonderful holiday all round, loved it, and am even more in love with our beautiful country after seeing the stunning coastline that surrounds Kangaroo Island.
Best regards,
Kerrie and Matt and family.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 4 January 2013

Lathami Lodge is a home away from home, it is an all round amazing experience that I recommend to everyone. If you love nature, wildlife, and wish to see gorgeous views, sites and sounds that are both exciting and tranquil then Lathami Lodge is for you and your family - you experience this and more right on your door step!

Upon arrival you are met with a very clean and welcoming environment that is surrounded by nature at it's best. It is inviting, relaxing, tranquil and perfectly located for viewing the sites and wonders of Kangaroo Island. Not only is the lodge inviting for guests but an abundance of the local wildlife call it home. On a daily basis you can expect to see Kangaroos, wallabies, birds and more upon the property AND they often come right up to the lodge door to say "Hello"! It is a wonderful pleasure and experience for all.

It is gorgeous on the inside as much as it is on the outside. With ample space for you to enjoy inside the lodge. It doesn't stop with just a well set up and equipped central kitchen/dining/games/lounge room but continues on with spacious bedrooms at both ends of the house and each end with their own bathrooms. It is definitely a place that you will be pleased to call "home" for the duration of your stay.

Lathami Lodge is the perfect place for family and friends (both large groups and small) to holiday at. I have stayed here a few times now and it never ceases to amaze me. It is just an absolutely amazing experience, where a return visit is a must. =)

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Lathami Lodge
Address: 1634 Stokes Bay Rd | Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 50 Speciality Lodging in Kangaroo Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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