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23 Jul 2018

relax and unwind at some of the most unique, luxury accommodation in South Australia.

From the coast to the Outback, there's a five-star hotel, retreat or luxury holiday house just waiting for your arrival. Escape, relax and indulge with our 7 most luxurious places to stay in South Australia.


Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island

Southern Ocean Lodge is an exclusive, ultra-luxurious property on Kangaroo Island, located on a cliff with spectacular views of Hanson Bay. Each suite looks out to the Southern Ocean and is completely surrounded by bush land. The remote, wild location is matched by intimate service with modern architecture and plush comforts. This is brilliantly showcased in the Lodge’s huge open lounge and dining area where you’ll enjoy first class food (all ingredients are locally-sourced) and fine South Australian wines. Southern Ocean Lodge was the only Australian hotel to be included in Travel and Leisure’s prestigious list of the 100 best hotels in the world in 2016. It was also featured in 2017.

You'll find Southern Ocean Lodge on Hanson Bay Road; a 1 hour and 30 minute drive from the town of Penneshaw. Make the most of Southern Ocean Lodge on our 5 day Kangaroo Island itinerary.

2. Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide

The Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide

The Mayfair is Adelaide's premier five-star boutique hotel, listed as one of the top hotels in Australia and New Zealand by Condé Nast Traveler and taking home the award for Best Bed in Australia at the Gourmet Traveller 2018 Australian Hotel Awards. Located right in the heart of the city, The Mayfair offers luxury accommodation, contemporary dining, as well as the stunning Hennessy Rooftop Bar.

You'll find the Mayfair Hotel right in the centre of Adelaide; a stone's throw from our top Adelaide restaurants and bars.

3. Arkaba Conservancy, Flinders Ranges

Arkaba, Flinders Ranges

Arkaba Conservancy is at the foot of the dramatic Chace Range in the Flinders Ranges. It offers an exclusive experience for a maximum of 10 guests on its 259 kilometre-spanning property. Safari walks and drives reveal remarkable wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies and emus, as well as breathtaking views of the surrounding Elder Ranges. As part of the Luxury Lodges of Australia collection, it's the perfect place to sip on your evening cocktail, lounge in the outdoor pool and watch the light fading on the Chace Range.

You'll find Arkaba Conservancy in Hawker; an easy 5 hour drive from Adelaide in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges.

4. Yondah Beach House, Yorke Peninsula

Yondah Beach House, Yorke Peninsula

Yorke Peninsula's Yondah Beach House is the perfect coastal hideaway. Set on 300 secluded oceanfront acres, the deluxe beach house exemplifies simple elegance by the sea. In summer, bask on a golden beach of your very own, then relax with a long cool drink as the setting sun turns the landscape to gold.

You'll find Yondah Beach House in Foul Bay; an easy 3 hour drive from Adelaide and moments away from our 5 must-visit Yorke Peninsula beaches.

5. The Frames, Riverland

The Frames, Riverland. Photo: Tom RoschiSituated in South Australia’s Riverland, The Frames is made-up of three separate luxury retreats, each boasting their own sense of style and featuring stunning artwork throughout. Each retreat features its own private outdoor area overlooking the beautiful Murray River, as well as heated pools, spas, saunas and BBQs.

You'll find The Frames in Paringa; just a 7 minute drive away from the town of Renmark, home to the legendary 23rd Street Distillery.

6. The Louise, Barossa

The Louise, Barossa

Located in the heart of the BarossaThe Louise is a luxury vineyard retreat, surrounded by hundreds of acres of grapevines. The Louise has 15 suites and offers a private experience that brings together the very best of the Barossa’s food, wine and hospitality. A stay at The Louise is made extra-special with a meal at its restaurant, Appellation, regarded as one of Australia’s finest regional dining experiences. In 2017, The Louise was the only Australian hotel listed in Travel and Leisure's top 100 hotels in the world, alongside Southern Ocean Lodge.

You'll find The Louise on Seppeltsfield Road; just a 1 hour drive away from Adelaide.

7. Hotel California Road, McLaren Vale

Hotel California Road, McLaren Vale

Inkwell Wines' luxe, contemporary Hotel California Road is comprised of three luxury vineyard suites, nestled in a secluded valley near South Australia's famed McLaren Vale wine region. Each private suite features a huge soaking tub overlooking rows of vines as well as floating king-size beds, large private decks and dual showers and vanities. Guests receive a private tasting and are offered a concierge service to famed Fleurieu Peninsula restaurants and wineries nearby.

You'll find Hotel California Road at Inkwell Wines, McLaren Vale; just a 40 minute drive away from Adelaide.

Find the perfect place to stay

No matter which region you're exploring, find the perfect place to stay with our full list of South Australian accommodation