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Awards and Acknowledgements

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Mount Lofty Estate Hotel Awards

Hotel Awards

Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award 2023: #1 Luxury Hotels in Australia and The South Pacific
#1 Small Hotel in Australia and The South Pacific

Hotel Management Awards 2021: Australian General Manager Winner:-Jesse Kornoff, Mount Lofty House, Adelaide Hills, SA

Hotel Management Awards 2021: Australasian Hotel Highly Commended: -Mount Lofty Estate, Adelaide Hills, SA

Brides Choice Awards 2021 Top 5: Wedding Venue - Coordinator

Australian Hotel Association SA Winner: Employee Excellence in Service Accommodation Division - Chris Speck, Mount Lofty House 2021

We are excited to have won the Deluxe Hotel category and Best Restaurant (Hotel) at the 2019 AHA Awards SA. We also made it onto the list for Meeting & Events Venue as a finalist.

We are delighted to announce that Jesse Kornoff was bestowed the highly coveted General Manager of the Year award for his incredible performance, management and achievements over the past 12 months.

We continue to win places in the Australian Bridal Industry Award year after year, taking out the Winner position for 1st Honeymoon Destination.

Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award 2022: Best of the Best

ABIA Winner: Hotel/Resort Reception Wedding 2021

South Australian Tourism Awards Winner: 5 Star Luxury Accommodation 2021

Brides Choice Awards Winner 2021: Day Spa

World Luxury Spa Awards 2021 Winner: Luxury Hotel Regional Australasia

Australian Hotel Association SA Winner: Meeting & Events Venue Accommodation Division - Mount Lofty House 2021

This year were awarded winner in the category Best Reception and received runner up in three more categories: Ceremony Venue, Function Coordinator and 1st Night Honeymoon.

The Luxury Travel Awards recognise and celebrate excellence in the affluent travel and tourism industry and awarded us Luxury Boutique Hotel of the Year – South Australia – Australia.

Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice 2021: Best of the Best

Brides Choice Awards 2021 Winner: Wedding Venue – Historic

Brides Choice Awards 2021 Winner: Accommodation

Star Ratings Australia 2021 Gold List Winner: Australian Accommodation

ABIA Awards 2020

Traveller's Choice Award 2020

Australian General Manager 2019

In September 2018 our General Manager received an acknowledgement for his amazing work: he became one of two highly commended Australian General Managers at the HM Awards 2018, and we were also proudly recognised as finalists for Boutique Hotel, Restaurant, Chef, Concierge and Sales Associate.

Hardy's Verandah Restaurant Awards

AGFG 2024 Winner - 3 Hats

AGFG Readers' Choice Winner 2023

AGFG Award 2022

Wine List of the Year Awards 2021
Best Listing of South Australian Wines 2021

AGFG Award 2020

AGFG Award 2019

We are proud to have won the 2018 + 2019 Readers Choice award and a 3 Chef Hat Rating by the Australian Good Food & Travel Guide. It is an honour to be ranked Number 23 restaurant within Australia.

Gault Millau National Restaurant Awards 2019

We are proud to have been awarded Three Chef Hats by Gault & Millau Australia. Hardy’s Verandah was recognised as one of the top 100 restaurants at sits at the prestigious number 36 of best restaurants in the nation.

Gourmet Traveller Wine 2018

We were awarded an outstanding 3 Glass Rating by Gourmet Traveller Wine Australia in 2018 of which we are incredibly proud.

AGFG Readers' Choice Winner 2022

Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award 2021

We are excited to have won the Best Restaurant (Hotel) at the 2019 AHA Awards SA.

SA Awards of Excellence 2019

For the second year in a row, we have won Wine List of the Year. We also were awarded the winning position as Best Small Bar.

AHA Awards 2018

Mount Lofty House was awarded Best Restaurant in the Accommodation Division of the 2018 Australian Hotels Association in July 2018.

Gourmet Traveller 2017

Gourmet Traveller crowned us second best restaurant in regional South Australia in 2017 plus we were a finalist in Best Winelist/Best Sommelier.

Australian Hotel Association SA Winner: Hall of Fame Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant 2021

Wine List of the Year Awards 2020

Wine List of the Year 2019

Hardy’s Verandah again made it onto the Finalist list for Best SA Winelist 2019 and was awarded 3 Wine Glasses.

Wine List of the Year 2018

We are excited for our Arthur’s Wine Cellar to be a 2018 finalist for Best SA Winelist and Best Hotel Winelist.

AHA Awards 2017

In 2017 we won the Excellence Award as best South Australian Restaurant, presented by the Australian Hotel Association.