Two SA hotels listed in world’s top 100

By Lana Guineay

The world is buzzing about what locals already know: that South Australia is an amazing place. Two of the state’s hotels have just been named in the world’s top 100 according to Travel + Leisure – the only Australian properties to make the list.

The ‘Top 100 Hotels in the World’ for 2017 named Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island as number 47, while The Louise in the Barossa was placed not far behind at number 53.

The accolades come hot on the heels of Adelaide being named as Lonely Planet’s top 5 must-see regions in the world for 2017, as well as this year’s world number one rising star destination by travel site Trip.com.

The top 100, which includes exclusive safari lodges, family-friendly beach resorts, and luxury spas, everywhere from Namibia to Santorini, shows that you don’t need to fly around the globe to experience the best.

Photo courtesy Southern Ocean Lodge

Photo courtesy Southern Ocean Lodge

Seclusion, surf, spa treatments… if a luxurious wilderness retreat is your idea of a great break, The Southern Lodge on Kangaroo Island, listed at number 47, is hard to top (in every sense).

Set on top of a cliff, the lodge gives unbeatable views of raw, pristine wilderness and the Southern Ocean, combining the region’s natural delights with thoughtful design. With Qantas recently announcing direct flights to KI from December, it’s easier than ever to enjoy the island’s hospitality.

SATC/ Don Brice

SATC/ Don Brice

Set in legendary vineyard country, it comes as no surprise that The Louise, at number 53, is renowned for its wine and fresh produce as much as its secluded accommodation.

With vineyard views and set among lavender fields, this Barossa spot is all about showcasing the region’s freshest produce and offering world-class wine in their restaurant, The Appellation, while enjoying the stunning surroundings.

Check out the full ‘Top 100 Hotels of the World’ list here.