Adelaide Hills Boutique Hotel • #MOUNTLOFTYHOUSE

Tradition. Celebration. Decadence.

We are an iconic designer 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.


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 period rooms or gorgeous cottages.

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 Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm. Reservations recommended.

Sophisticated Casual Dining. Relaxed. Open fireplace. Internationally awarded cocktail barmen. Spectacular cocktails.

Arthur Waterhouse Lounge is open 7 days from 12pm until late.


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. Stables Day Spa offers indulgent and rejuvenating massages in the estate’s original stables 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. Stables Day Spa is your slice of relaxation heaven.

Rewards & Reviews

Iconic. Luxurious. Welcoming.


Worldly, boutique, unique, luxury, perfection, personal and inviting!

Welcomed with a friendly smile and made to feel special. Streamline process for check-in and checkout. Our room was exquisite, beautifully presented with decor in keeping with the history of the house. The view in the morning was stunning as the mist slowly cleared revealing the Piccadilly Valley displaying all its Autumn beauty! Followed by the perfect cuisine for breakfast, including spinach with the cooked breakfast, selections of muesli, the finest fruits and Danish pastries! Our daughter was married on the Piccadilly lawns, continuing the perfection of the ceremony with the canapés on the lawns and balcony, reception with the stunning views over the Valley, magnificent food and dancing the night away all with the wonderful staff looking after us all! I want to thank all at MLH for an incredibly hospitable and perfect experience I will remember forever!

Karen Cargo

4 April 2018

Luxurious, indulgent, tranquil and special.

My daughter and I enjoyed 24 hours of pure bliss. From the moment we entered the space we felt nurtured and free from the 'rat race' outside. The service was excellent and the meals we enjoyed delicious. Thank you.

Stephney Sproull

21 April 2018

A special occasion which was a family wedding and perfect in every way.

We enjoyed every minute of our two night stay. The hotel was close to some charming Adelaide Hills towns which we visited. The wedding in the garden by the fountain was perfect and followed by a lunch which lasted until 5pm. The food and service were excellent and the atmosphere relaxed. At no time were we hurried to leave. Some casual snacks and drinks in the bar that evening was a perfect ending and gave us a chance to say goodbye to friends leaving early the next day.

Susan Fielding

21 April 2018

Guests at a wedding, wonderful to stay in such beautiful surroundings.

Privileged to be able to spend the night in a heritage building. Lovingly cared for inside and out. The gardens are beautifully maintained. Wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy our surroundings.

Jen Carey

17 April 2018

A perfect getaway for a local.

Last minute idea for the girls and I to get out of Adelaide without driving for several hours. We often have spoken about spending a night at Mount Lofty House and we all said we were so glad we did it. As my 18 year old daughter said it was a really needed and fantastic idea just to get out of Adelaide in an ideal location. Everything from the initial contact, how we were greeted when we got there, the facilities and rooms (connecting on a balcony with an amazing view 🙂 was great, and our casual dining needs were also top-notch. Although we only spent one night it felt like a real getaway and recharged our batteries with some quality family time.


3 April 2018


We come each year for our anniversary and this year the service was exceptional! I wish I could remember the name of the gentleman who greeted us on arrival as we went to check in. He went out of his way to provide the most exceptional service, picking up on my 6 year old sons mumbled statement of wanting a honey sandwich and having it promptly made and delivered to our rooms.

Melanie Dolphin

5 April 2018

A beautifully maintained and presented historic hotel with stunning gardens and exceptional service.

We had a wonderful time at Mt Lofty House and all of the staff were incredibly welcoming and also very helpful, nothing was too much trouble for them, one of the staff members even drove us into town to visit the chemist. The hotel itself was magnificent, beautifully restored and maintained and set in the most beautiful gardens. The Hardy Verandah Restaurant was amazing, incredible food and excellent service.

Sarah Hill

9 April 2018

Beautiful stay in a gorgeous, historic building!

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful stay at Mt Lofty House for my friend's wedding. The reception staff was beyond courteous and was incredibly accommodating in letting us check in early to prepare for the festivities since we had just flown into town. Furthermore, the manager on duty personally made us coffee drinks while we waited. The entire premises is beautiful and well-preserved; our room was spacious, and all the amenities were fantastic. We had a great time in this boutique hotel; thank you very much!


10 April 2018

If our experience was a liqueur we would be on the top shelf.

Scenic top of the world experience. Old charm and grandeur but up-to-date. We are hooked on fine dining now. Exquisite and faultless. Impressive quality in service. There has been extensive planning and investment to make this a must experience destination. We intend returning regularly.

Kevin Cramp

14 April 2018

Outstanding service with a very warming atmosphere

Service was magnificent on all levels! On arrival it was down-pouring with rain and the staff were very accomodating with collecting our bags and delivering us to our room. When we checked out the concierge gave us his time to take photos of my partner and I around the property, nothing was to hard! Everything from the A-class service to the high end dining and exquisite cocktails will give me no hesitation in staying at Mount Lofty House again!!

Chris Walcroft

18 April 2018

Absolutely wonderful.

A truly memorable wedding experience, from set up of dining room to check in, to change of location (due to weather), to the delicious dinner (thank you chef); nothing was too much trouble. The staff were patient, courteous and attentive. Fenella a very special mention to you, you made Tom and Mariana’s wedding a wonderful, painless and hugely memorable day and night. 6-star stay Mount Lofty House. Bravo.

Judy Watson

Wedding Guest, 21 April 2018

Amazing and extremely pleasant.

The estate and the staff were amazing, experience focused and extremely pleasant. I will most certainly be returning to the property with my wife for a visit in the near future. Can't say enough great things about my stay and the property and people.


22 April 2018

It was fantastic. Loved every minute of it.

We had a great time. The staff was amazing and happy, the scenery was just beautiful and have already got another one booked.

Kym Noble

25 April 2018