Mount Lofty House 5 stars

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5 992 reviews

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.

ALLSAFE approved hotel

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Mount Lofty House

1 Mawson Drive

GPS:-34.986628, 138.70944

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  • 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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TripAdvisor Rating  5.0/5  992 reviews

Certificate of excellence 2023

Beautiful experiencer for our Anniversary

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Raineann Couples - TripAdvisor review

the venue is beautiful , facilities immaculate and all of the staff attentive and make you feel welcome. Definitely a 5 star experience from start to finish, the degustation meal was fantastic . highly recommend

Heavenly restful luxurious escape

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Humberstone36 Couples - TripAdvisor review

We chose Mt Lofty House for its location, award winning restaurant and great reputation. Even knowing all that, our 3 night stay really exceeded our expectations. Wonderful, professional staff, a beautiful and lovingly cared for country house, very comfortable rooms and absolutely delicious meals. We barely left the property and returned home well-rested and nourished in every sense.

Dear Humberstone36, It was our absolute pleasure to welcome you for a relaxing and luxurious 3 night stay at the stunning Mount Lofty Estate. It is truly wonderful to hear that we exceeded expectations, we pride ourselves on delivering good old-fashioned hospitality and making every guest feel like they have come ‘home’. Thank you so much for the kind words about our dedicated team, reviews like this really mean the world to us and I cannot wait to share this with them. I so hope we are able to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards Christopher and the Mount Lofty Estate Family

Wonderful Mount Lofty House!

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Judy C Couples - TripAdvisor review

Fantastic experience! From the time we entered Mount Lofty house, we experienced perfect service and a wonderful experienc! Food at Hardys was certainly an experience! I tasted food I have never tasted before! Room was spacious and a beautiful view. History tour was exceptional, presented by Christopher - fantastic!

Dear Judy, Thankyou for your glowing review following your recent visit to Mount Lofty Estate! It was my absolute pleasure to welcome you on the History and Welcome Tour, thank you for the kind words Judy, I just love being able to share the illustrious history of the Estate. I am so delighted that you were able to try new foods at Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant, what better way to while away an evening then with decadent and of course delicious beverages. Judy, I hope it isn’t too long before we are welcoming you back again Kindest regards Christopher and the Mount Lofty Estate Family

Perfect way to unwind

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Carolyn W Couples - TripAdvisor review

Our stay for a Winter Getaway was perfect from the checkin to the service & food. We stayed two nights which was perfect & close to Handoorf & surrounding wineries to explore. On our next visit we plan to visit the Verandah restaurant which looked amazing

Dear Carolyn, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am delighted that you had the perfect winter getaway and felt relaxed upon leaving us. We are so lucky to be ideally located in the stunning Adelaide Hills and nestled above the idyllic Piccadilly Valley, we really feel that we are located as the perfect gateway to explore the Adelaide Hills. Carolyn, I hope we can welcome you back again soon for a bit more R&R and of course Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant. Kindest regards Christopher and the Mount Lofty Estate Family

Worth it!

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Mandy-Mooski Couples - TripAdvisor review

It is expensive, but it is an amazing experience in stunning surroundings. The Welcome & History Tour with Christopher is an absolute must! The 7 course degustation at Hardy's Verandah is delightful.. hard to fault anything!

Dear Mandy-Mooski, It was our pleasure to welcome you to the stunning Mount Lofty Estate, thank you so much for your lovely review. I was delighted that you were able to join me on the 4.30pm History and Welcome Tour, I think we can agree that Arthur and Martha’s vision for creating a perfect retreat in the Adelaide Hills, has been well and truly accomplished. It gives me great pride to share the beautiful history of this house and its owners with you all. Mandy, I hope to welcome you back again soon! Kindest regards Christopher and the Mount Lofty Estate Family

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