I love the Wotif specials that are available for a window of a few hours and recently I booked a night at the majestic Mount Lofty House. The package included a deluxe room, country continental breakfast for two, midday checkout, bottle of wine and $35 dinner voucher.
Arriving whilst it was still light, late on a Friday afternoon in July, the sunset was stunning and very colourful from yellow through to pink and purple hues.
The house has an interesting layout with a pool and garden in the middle, multiple stories for accommodation with balconies, a library/lounge, pool room and conservatory style restaurant all with open fires.
Dinner was outstanding with a sophisticated menu and attentive service.
Over 2 levels, the loft room had a sweet outlook to the rose garden and pool. Waking to a sunny winter’s day and such a variety of choices for breakfast, a walk around the property uncovered more buildings (thought: great location for events and/or wedding) and gardens. The late checkout meant enjoying the room and house for most of the morning, readingAdelaide Hills, Sumptuous and SA Life magazines.
As the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden is next door, popping in is a must and just sitting for a while before taking a body balance class back at my home gym, made for a relaxing start to the weekend.
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Written by Wendy Perry, July 2012.