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Australia's Most Awarded Hotel

⬩Trip Advisor #1 Hotel in Australia & The South Pacific Tripadvisor 2024
⬩Trip Advisor #1 Luxury Hotel in Australia & South Pacific 2023
⬩ Trip Advisor #1 Hotel in Australia & South Pacific 2022
⬩ Australian Hotels Association Winner Best Overall Hotel Mount Lofty Estate 2023
⬩ Australian Hotels Association Winner Best Luxury Hotel Accommodation Sequoia Lodge 2023
⬩ Australian Hotels Association Winner Employee Excellence in Service Christopher Speck 2023
⬩HM Best Luxury accommodation in Australia for Sequoia in 2023
⬩ Australian Bridal Industry Association: Best Hotel Wedding Venue SA 2023, Winner 6 Consecutive Years
⬩ Australia Good Food Guide 3-Hat for Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant 2023 & the last 5 years
⬩ Trip Advisor Gatekeeper’s Day Spa Travellers’ Choice Award Winner 2023

Traveller's Choice Awards
#1 Luxury Hotel in Australia & South Pacific 2023
#1 Small Hotel Award in Australia & South Pacific 2023
#1 Hotel in Australia & South Pacific 2022


A million miles away yet so close.

175 Years in the making 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.

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…

Signature Experiences

Enjoy the best fine dining experience in South Australia, at the 3 Chef Hat awarded Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant
Three bars and lounges including Hardy’s Cocktail Bar
175 year old cellar and awarded wine list with over 1300 labels
Explore Mount Lofty Estate gardens or the neighbouring Botanic Gardens
Relax with a spa treatment at Gatekeeper’s Day Spa
Nightly champagne and house history tour hosted by our Concierge
Challenge your partner with a game of billiards, chess or relax in the house library
Relax in our swimming pool overlooking the Piccadilly Valley
Experience the Adelaide Hills – world class dining, cellar doors, connect with nature, and so much more.

Unique & immersive experiences in the Adelaide Hills

Experience so much more...

Rewards & Reviews

Iconic. Luxurious. Welcoming.


Old world charm with impeccable service
When you imagine being spoiled, well Mount Lofty House leads the way. Amazing property with stunning gardens and views of Pinnacle Valley. Dining in Hardy’s Verandah was as good if not better than any dining experience I’ve had. One of the highlights was a tour of the property, recounting the history of the house, and expertly told by Christopher. Thanks to all for a memorable visit.



Brilliant night away
We were greeted as soon as our car pulled up and promptly checked in with a glass of bubbly... Dinner at Hardy’s Verandah was superb and the wines and service were top class. We had complimentary cookies in our room and then port and chocolates when our beds were turned down. Breakfast was great and I would highly recommend Mt Lofty House to anyone wanting a special night out.



Stunningly Beautiful
Forget staying anywhere else. Stay here! It is the most beautiful place I have ever stayed in. The rooms are elegant and beautiful. The food is amazing and the views are breathtaking. The staff are wonderful. Best place to stay!



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