Mount Lofty House

Mount Lofty House 5 stars

Customer review rating (ALL Rating) 4.6/5 21 reviews

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Hotel extras

  • Only 15 minutes from Adelaide CBD in the heart of the Adelaide Hills

  • Luxurious Gatekeepers Day Spa

  • Experience one of the state's top dining experiences at Hardy's Verandah Restaurant.

  • Discover the history of Mt. Lofty House and our beautiful grounds.

  • Breathtaking views over the Piccadilly Valley.

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Mount Lofty House

1 Mawson Drive

GPS:-34.986628, 138.70944

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On site
  • Swimming pool
  • Car park
  • Shuttle
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible hotel
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast
  • Bar
  • Meeting rooms


Built in 1852 for Arthur Hardy, the house was his summer residence, but it also became a venue for the most lavish parties. Today, the space has been transformed into SA's top restaurants true to the house's tradition of refinement, elegance and opulence.

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ALL Rating  4.6/5  21 reviews

TripAdvisor Rating  5.0/5  874 reviews

An amazing experience at this Boutique luxury hotel

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

nazyz2015 Couples - TripAdvisor review

We stayed at Mount Loft House for my husbands 50th birthday and had an absolutely wonderful time. We loved the great welcome with champagne on arrival, the tour of the hotel and the dinner at Hardy's Veranda restaurant. Our room was stunning with the great views of the beautiful Piccadilly Valley. The service was fantastic. From the moment we arrived, we were made feel relaxed and welcome. The staff at the front desk were professional, friendly and helpful. Everything was done with a smile. We also like to make a special mention and thank Chris (customer relation) who made sure we had everything we needed and nothing was too much trouble. The tour was a fantastic idea, we loved the special drinks and also his suggestion for wine pairing with our degustation dinner. The 7 course degustation dinner at the Hardy's Veranda Restaurant with matching wines is a must! A big thanks to the team there and Abhas, the Sommelier who helped us through the wine journey, with his exceptional knowledge and humour. We absolutely loved our stay and can't wait to come back. Thank you team .. a truly amazing experience. Dr. Bruce and Nazy Schafer

Total rip off - rooms or as advertised

TripAdvisor rating 2.0/5

sj419 Couples - TripAdvisor review

This establishment may be beautiful to look at but the standard of the rooms is well below par for the astronomical price they charge. We could hear people through the walls as though they were in our room and we had no outlook as advertised in the images online, just 4 bland walls, yet we were charged the same rate as those rooms with a view - appalling and arrogant attitude from senior management when we complained. We feel completely ripped off and mislead. They are devious and misleading - future guest be ware and suggest going else ware! We won’t be back and will be spreading the word on our atrocious experience

Dear Sonya, Thank-you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay at Mount Lofty Estate. We are genuinely shocked at your experience, as this is not the kind of hospitality that we pride ourselves on. Unfortunately, we do not have any record of a booking under your name or any feedback that was shared with us. We would love to be given the opportunity to personally talk to you and gain some more information around your experience and stay. If you wouldn’t mind emailing me at and providing a phone number with a preferable date/time for me to give you a call. I would be happy to reach out and discuss with you. Look forward to hearing from you soon Sonya.

The Perfect Romantic Get Away Spot

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

JakJar Couples - TripAdvisor review

We chose the 'Forever and Always' package as we had a big Wedding Anniversary to celebrate. We chose well! From arrival to departure every thing was amazing. We felt like we were special guests. The service was immaculate, the staff friendly, attentive and yet discrete. The room was beautiful, tastefully decorated and very comfortable. A complimentary bottle of bubbles and the dozen red roses that was included in our package added to the romance. The 7 Course degustation dinner with matching wine was a food lovers delight, as was breakfast. There is so much more for us to see and do here ... so I guess we will be back.

Wonderful breakfast view

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

jacam712 Couples - TripAdvisor review

We had a Luxury Escapes deal to Mt Lofty House and it was a Luxury Escape. Welcome drink. Lovely room with 4-poster bed, TV and lots of books and a coffee making machine. Plus welcome bottle of bubbly. We did the history tour of the building, which was very interesting. A fantastic breakfast was included and the view was spectacular. We're glad we stayed now because they have plans to open it to more day visitors and it may then lose some of it's charm, so visit now!

Dear Jacam712, Thank you very much for taking the time to express your positive feedback with us following your recent visit to the charming Mount Lofty House. Our picturesque boutique destination is a truly unique and memorable getaway where we pride ourselves on providing an old world charm to all our guests. Whilst our house will always remain as a special exclusive destination for in-house guests, we are very excited to launch our new venture Martha Hardy's Kitchen Restaurant which will be open for external guests to enjoy the Mount Lofty House experience for lunch and dinner bookings. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future to our home. Warm regards, Christopher Speck Guest Relations Manager

Restful beautiful delicious get away

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Estelle E Friends getaway - TripAdvisor review

The perfect place to relax, enjoy local food/wine/events although you need not leave the estate or even our balcony suite. Each food and drinks location in the estate was excellent. Highly recommend saying yes to the pastries at breakfast- as beautiful as the view!

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