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Suite of the week: Alkina Lodge, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Suite name: Alkina Lodge Location: Wattle Hill, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia Size of accommodation: Approximately 350 sq m What makes it special: Alkina Lodge is the closest luxury accommodation to the famous 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road, and are the only houses in the world designed by award winning architects, Glenn Murcutt and Wendy Lewin that are available for short stay rental. Alkina Lodge aerial view Set amongst native forest, close to the 12 Apostles and overlooking the Southern Ocean, the three architecturally designed, four-bedroom luxury lodges on the Great Ocean Road are ideal for couples, families and groups of friends looking to escape to the unspoilt southwest coast of Victoria, Australia. Alkina Lodge fireside Each lodge has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, and in total we can accommodate 2-24 guests based on double occupancy, or 1-12 guests based on single occupancy. Alkina Lodge bedroom Alkina’s fully self-contained lodges are fitted with only the most luxurious of features, including north facing windows to allow light to pour in, a stunning Gaggenau equipped kitchen, a bespoke wood fireplace, Nespresso coffee machines, Bang and Olufsen and Bose entertainment systems, fine European furniture, and a magnificent Royal Doulton bathtub with views of the night sky. Alkina Lodge kitchen The luxury lodges were designed by award winning architects, Glenn Murcutt and Wendy Lewin, and are the only houses in the world they have designed that are available for short stay rental. ‘Touch the earth lightly’ is Glenn Murcutt’s creed, and this is reflected in the architecture of the lodges. Alkina Lodge at night Alkina Lodge has been designed and built with sensitivity to the local landscape, and compliments the surrounding natural environment. Heating is passively solar, supplemented by gas fired hydronics, underfloor heating in the bathrooms, as well as the bespoke fireplace. If you would like to be featured as ‘suite of the week’ on A Luxury Travel Blog, please contact us.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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