Mount Lofty House & Estate Adelaide Hills

Rated 9.3 in 280 reviews. 41 rooms.


The iconic Mount Lofty House MGallery is a superbly positioned hotel and conference retreat, just 15 minutes from Adelaide city.

Mt Lofty House was built in 1852 by renowned politician and pastoralist Arthur Hardy, an Englishman who needed respite from the Adelaide plains in summer and originally built the property as summer home.

The house was famous for its extravagant dinner parties throughout the ownership of Arthur Hardy, John Richardson and Arthur Waterhouse. These previous owners are now honoured with the hotel adopting these names into Arthur Waterhouse Lounge and Bar, John Richardson Room and Hardys Verandah Restaurant.

In January of 1983 on Ash Wednesday, bush fires destroyed all but the stone walls of the property. Devastatingly the owners had never taken taken residence, only purchasing the Mt Lofty House two weeks prior. Local Stirling architect Ross Sands purchased the House with the dream of recreating it to its former glory.

It is now owned by a South Australian family who are committed to preserving the heritage yet also developing the Mt Lofty House to ensure it remains an iconic South Australian destination

Mount Lofty House & Estate Adelaide Hills occupies a historical country house overlooking Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills wine region, yet it is only 15 minutes' drive from Adelaide CBD. Guests enjoy a swimming pool, croquet lawn and tennis court. The Mount Lofty Summit lookout is just 450 metres from the property.

The beautifully restored Mount Lofty House & Estate Adelaide Hills - Mount Lofty House & Estate Adelaide Hills is set on 18 acres of native gardens and English-style rose gardens. located next to Cleland Conservation park and Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens.

There are excellent business and meeting facilities, including seven function venues for groups or conferences.

Mount Lofty House & Estate Adelaide Hills's signature dining experience is at the awarded Hardy's Verandah Restaurant offering a seasonally changing degustation menu.

The nearby historical towns of Hahndorf and Stirling and the surrounding wine region are great for day trips.

Spa Facilities

  • Body scrub
  • Spa facilities
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Back massage
  • Neck massage
  • Foot massage
  • Couples massage
  • Head massage
  • Hand massage
  • Full body massage
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Beauty Services
  • Facial treatments
  • Waxing services
  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Body treatments

Available Rooms

2 guests




Recommended Nearby

A guide to great places near Mount Lofty House & Estate Adelaide Hills

  1. Mount Lofty House

    Nice day for a wedding

    45 m from hotel
    74 Mt Lofty Summit Rd.

  2. Piccadilly Restaurant

    Friendly but slow service. Food nice but not as good as other expensive restaurants

    61 m from hotel
    Grand Mercure Mount Lofty House

  3. Fantassel

    436 m from hotel

  4. Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

    Poorly signposted, expect to get lost. Bring drinking water

    450 m from hotel
    16 Lampert Rd

  5. Cleland Conservation Park

    great place to view Koala's in the wild

    0.8 km from hotel
    Mount Lofty Summit Rd.

  6. Mount Lofty

    Mt lofty has this amazing trekking place where you would love to shoot a video while walking. I did it. Its great fun to hear your breathing and the crap you talk while doing it!

    1.4 km from hotel
    Mount Lofty Summit Road

  7. Mount Lofty Summit

    Gorgeous views of Adelaide and beyond! Head up to the summit with us and then bike your way down - a great adventure to get your adrenaline pumping.

    1.4 km from hotel
    Mount Lofty Summit Rd

  8. Red Cacao

    Excellent service from Kayla, great chocolate and coffee too

    2.1 km from hotel
    Shop 3, 41 Mount Barker Rd

  9. The Organic Market

    Hot Chocolates are amazing order a mug!

    2.2 km from hotel
    5 Druid Ave

  10. Stirling Hotel

    Roast of the day! Hamajima.

    2.4 km from hotel
    52 Mt Barker Rd

  11. Stirling Cellars & Patisserie

    Great coffee, with good service

    2.4 km from hotel
    Unit 1, 5 Johnston Street

  12. Cleland Wildlife Park

    It really is worth having your photo taken with a koala (they will take a couple of shots with your own camera)

    2.5 km from hotel
    Mt Lofty Summit Road