Adelaide Hills 5 STAR Boutique Hotel • #MOUNTLOFTYHOUSE

Tradition. Celebration. Decadence.

We are an iconic designer 5 STAR boutique hotel in the Adelaide Hills famous for our luxury escapes, three hat fine dining restaurant, indulgent day spa experiences, conference retreats and breathtakingly beautiful weddings.

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Celebrations over generations.

Mount Lofty House was built in 1852 by prominent statesman Arthur Hardy as his summer house. Arthur Hardy is reminiscent of a South Australian Jay Gatsby; indeed his wife Martha described their lifestyle as ‘a kind of feudal splendour’. Their beautiful manor soon became the state's premier address for lavish and infamous parties for Adelaide’s elite of the day. From such lofty beginnings the manor was passed through a number of South Australian families, including a period as commune in the 1970s. In the disastrous 1983 fires of Ash Wednesday Mount Lofty House was burnt to the ground before rising from the ashes like a phoenix to truly become one of South Australia’s great icons...

Welcome to our Hotel

A million miles away yet so close.

Nestled in the famous Adelaide Hills wine region, surrounded by botanic gardens, boutique wineries and overlooking the stunning Piccadilly Valley, Mount Lofty House is only 15 minutes away from the CBD.

Rooms & Facilities

Boutique. First Class. 5 Stars.

Whether it is for a romantic getaway, babymoon, a weekend away with friends, a wedding or conference, Mount Lofty House offers the perfect arrangement.

Our modern heritage design and those breathtaking views of the valley and hills will capture and transform you. Come to retreat, relax and revive in our gorgeous period rooms.

Whether it's a spa visit, a swim with view over the valley or tennis, a good book in the library, classy candlelight dinner or drinking a cocktail while watching the sunset, your wish is our demand.

Our Restaurant & Bar

3 Chef Hat deliciousness.

Indulgent fine dining and celebration have been taken to an entirely new level with our critically acclaimed 3 Chef Hat Hardy's Verandah Restaurant, mystical 170 year old wine cellar and New York style cocktail bar.

#HARDYSVERANDAHRESTAURANT • #arthurwaterhouselounge

Wine & Dine. Jay Gatsby Style.

3 Chef Hat fine dining. Long Story or Short Story menus. Occasion Dining. Chef Jin Choi. From valley to verandah delicacies.

Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant is open 7 days from 6pm. Also open for lunch on Sundays from 12pm. Reservations essential.

Sophisticated yet casual & relaxed. Open fireplace. Internationally awarded cocktail barmen. Spectacular cocktails.

Arthur Waterhouse Lounge is open 7 days for pre- and post-dinner drinks.


A heavenly match. Getting married at Mount Lofty House.

- It is your special day, one that will last in memory for a lifetime. We understand every couple is unique and specialize in bringing couples’ dreams to life; let us help you to create the wedding of your dreams with the most beautiful backdrop in the state. Our expert wedding team will plan with you and produce the most amazing wedding day in one of the most unique wedding venues in Adelaide.

Our Venues & Wedding Packages

Iconic & Heartfelt. Elegant & Opulent.

Ascend to the timeless elegance and warm embrace of Mount Lofty House. Adelaide’s most iconic and newly renovated wedding venue will make your special day not only memorable but the event of a lifetime it deserves to be.

Functions & Events Venue • #Mountloftyhousefunctions

Achieve the highest outcomes for your event or function’.

Over the years we have refined our approach to develop ``Highest Outcomes`` - a unique framework to deliver maximum results for the time investment of our clients. Achieving the ``Highest Outcomes`` for our clients is our obsession and the basis of our success.

Our Event Venues & Function Packages

Retreat. Focus. Be inspired.

Mount Lofty House really is a unique and stunning venue, and the ideal location to host a focused and creative work retreat. The change of scenery and our outstanding conference venues offer unbridled opportunities for your future success. While you will feel a million miles away from daily distractions, we are only 15 minutes from Adelaide CBD and 20 minutes from the Adelaide airport.


Leave it all behind. Retreat and revive.

Find peace in an unlikely place. Gatekeeper's Day Spa offers indulgent and rejuvenating massages in the estate’s original Gatekeeper's building, dating back to 1852.

Boutique Onsite Spa Experiences

Rejuvenate. Indulge & be pampered.

With every element and experience carefully crafted you will experience an enchanting Spa Wellness sojourn. Our exquisite rituals for face and body incorporate the latest techniques while meticulously formulated products ensure that you will leave the spa rejuvenated more than just skin deep. Gatekeeper's Day Spa is your slice of relaxation heaven.

Rewards & Reviews

Iconic. Luxurious. Welcoming.


Everything You Imagine

Literally everything I could possibly imagine for a venue and more! No where else I had seen could have created such a beautiful even that flowed so well. We had the ceremony and lawn games by the tuscan fountain, the reception dinner outdoors overlooking the valley, and dessert and dancing indoors when it got cold. Our wedding coordinator made sure everything was 100% perfect, the food was sensational and it was such a fun event!



Dreams Come True

Michelle and Rebekkah are the most amazing people! Michelle made our reception dreams come true and we had the most amazing reception. There is nothing we could fault.

Clare & Alex


Exceptional, In Every Way.

Communication was always exceptional. In every way... we knew we could trust them with anything, and we did, a lot. We cannot praise and thank you enough!

Toby & Kevin


Beautiful Inside & Out

Our ceremony at Mount Lofty House was just beautiful. Due to wet weather we had to use our backup location rather than be outside, but the team at Mount Lofty House were able to create a space which was just as beautiful inside as it would’ve been outside.

Yen-Nhi & Tim

21 August 2020

The Best Day of Our Lives

Michelle and Rebekah were so unbelievably wonderful in assisting with our wedding ceremony and reception especially when we had to postpone our original date due to Covid. They assisted us in creating the best days of our lives and helped us through all the details we hadn’t thought of. We will never be able to thank them enough for assisting to create the most spectacular day.

Laura & David

2 October 2020

Beautiful Boutique Hotel

Mt Lofty House is stunning. The staff were very attentive and friendly. The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The food was amazing! We will definitely stay there again.


1 February 2019

Birthday Present for Debra's 60th

Our stay was very enjoyable. Great, relaxing massage and beautiful food.


3 February 2019

Extremely Relaxing & Enjoyable Experience

Accommodation and dinner was fantastic, service staff very nice and helpful, with a beautiful and picturesque scenery to also enjoy.

B. M.

3 February 2019


It was a wonderful stay, the staff were amazing and it really felt like home, it was very sad to leave, we will hopefully be back again one day. Thank you for a great holiday.

Skye Dubignon

4 February 2019


The staff, accommodation, food (and weather) was amazing. Thank you very much for making our stay a memorable one.


4 February 2019

Amy's 21st Birthday

Massive thanks to Amanda Green and Lauren Modra in helping us organise my daughter's 21st party held at MLH.

Carole Johnson

4 February 2019

Business Stay

Travelling to the Adelaide Hills for business and looking for quality accommodation. This is it.

Rohan Murray

5 February 2019

An Unforgettable Experience

Everything was perfect. The food, the views, the room, the friendliness of the staff. We will definitely stay again.


5 February 2019

Lovely Heritage Property

Our accommodation in Piccadilly House was luxurious. We thoroughly enjoyed the wedding we attended. The catering was excellent and the staff very attentive.


9 February 2019


Very peaceful and relaxing. Staff wonderful, friendly, efficient and helpful. Fantastic accommodation and beautiful surrounds and environment.

Sue Brown

10 February 2019