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Romantic Escapes in Adelaide for That Much-Needed Getaway

For a couples-only romantic escapes in Adelaide and Adelaide Hills, these are the places dripping in luxury and relaxation.

Luma Restaurant & Bar at The Playford MGallery (Image Credit: HACHEM)
Luma Restaurant & Bar at The Playford MGallery (Image Credit: HACHEM)

With world-class dining, award-winning wine regions and a scenic coastline at its doorstep, you never have to travel too far from home for a romantic escape in Adelaide. From remote eco-cabins on lush farmland, vineyard stays less than an hour from the CBD in the Adelaide Hills, or a luxurious suite for two right in the heart of Adelaide, you will have no trouble finding a dreamy destination to celebrate your love.

Whether it’s an anniversary, Valentine’s Day, a milestone birthday or to simply snap up some alone time, here are the places around Adelaide that deliver on the romance and style. All you need to do is choose your favourite one (that’s the hard part), and book in!

Romantic Escapes: Adelaide

Eos at SkyCity
Eos at SkyCity

Eos at SkyCity

Exuding sophistication and elegance at every turn, the award-winning Eos at SkyCity is a luxurious city haven. Perfectly situated on the River Torrens and offering sweeping vistas from the hills to the coast, Eos offers one of the most romantic escapes in Adelaide that you could ask for. The rooftop pool is the place to set yourself up for the day, positioned next to the relaxing day spa if you desire a massage. When the sun sets, head straight to one of the many delicious restaurant offerings located in SkyCity. From the French-Vietnamese experience of Madame Hanoi, contemporary Italian flavours of iTL, steak and seafood restaurant Sean’s Kitchen or Sol Rooftop bar, you’re spoilt for choice.

Festival Drive, Station Road, Adelaide

The Terrace Apartment
The Terrace Apartment

The Terrace Apartment

Tucked away amidst a few of the last historic terrace houses in the heart of Adelaide, The Terrace Apartment is a charming blend of old-world charm and sleek modern design. Dating back to 1872, this gem has been beautifully restored, oozing luxury with warm timbers, natural stone and brass finishes, offering a haven of relaxation.

Inside, be greeted by a light-filled atrium and a beautifully designed interior with high ceilings and original wooden floors. Find a sleek, fully equipped kitchen and comfortable bedrooms, completed with French doors leading to a sunny courtyard garden, making this inner-city abode feel like home.

Situated in the trendy East End, it's just a stone's throw from award-winning restaurants, cafes, shops, and the Adelaide Botanic Gardens while still offering a private retreat with self-check-in, rear lane access, and parking.

Adelaide, South Australia

Sofitel Adelaide
Sofitel Adelaide

Sofitel Adelaide

If you don’t want to stray too far from Adelaide’s city for your romantic retreat, then book a chic city break at Sofitel Adelaide for some of their famously French elegance and charm. Classic old-world detailing blends together with new-world aesthetics in luxurious guest rooms and suites, with views stretching across the city to the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Complete your experience with a decadent French dinner at Garcon Bleu, followed by a glass of bubbles at the Déjà Vu Champagne Bar.

108 Currie Street, Adelaide

Mayfair Hotel

An absolute standout when it comes to romantic stays in Adelaide’s CBD, Mayfair Hotel is a luxurious boutique hotel set within a beautiful heritage building, just steps away from Rundle Mall and Adelaide’s Riverbank. The Mayfair Hotel is all about lavish interiors and indulgent living, with everything you'd expect from a five-star hotel; from world-class dining at the Mayflower Restaurant to delightful cocktails at the sophisticated Hennessy Rooftop Bar. Seriously, you won’t have any reason to leave this inner-city beauty on your next romantic escape in Adelaide. 

45 King William Street, Adelaide  

The Playford MGallery

For cultural romantics who love to be amongst it all, this romantic escape in Adelaide CBD is where you need to be. Centrally located within the arts, cultural and entertainment precinct of the city, The Playford is a boutique hotel that beautifully blends classical and contemporary styling. The rooms themselves are well-appointed with all the comforts you could ever need, but what will win you over is the lavish Art Nouveau ambience in the Lounge Bar, perfect for a cocktail with your special someone. Make the most of the 24-hour heated pool and award-winning Luma Restaurant, with elegant and dramatic interiors with lighting that flows across the entire room.

120 North Terrace, Adelaide

Romantic Escapes: Adelaide Hills

The Nest (Photo credit: Adelaide Hills Retreats)
The Nest (Photo credit: Adelaide Hills Retreats)

The Nest

Nestled into the Adelaide Hills and not too far from the charming town of Hahndorf sits The Nest, as part of Adelaide Hills Retreats. Cosy and self-contained, you and your love have everything you’ll need at your fingertips for a romantic night or two away, including a large and luxurious bed, a deep, two person spa bath and wood fire. Sip on a glass of complimentary port as the fire crackles away and enjoy views out to your private garden complete with a floodlit gum tree.

255 Oakwood Road, Balhannah

Sequoia
Sequoia

Sequoia

Look no further than Sequoia for intimate, adults only luxury lodge accommodation, set at the iconic Mount Lofty House. Take in the panoramic views from your private balcony over a glass of local red or relax in the semi-private hot pools and infinity pool filled with healing minerals of the estate’s natural springs, as the sun shimmers from behind the hills. Continue the experience with a fine dining experience to remember, courtesy of the onsite Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant.

1 Mawson Drive, Crafers, Adelaide Hills

Private Farm Escapes
Private Farm Escapes

Luxury Private Farm Escapes

Three minutes out of Hahndorf will feel like you’re miles from anywhere with this luxury accommodation, set among the rolling Adelaide Hills on an organic farm. Choose the Private Farm Escape complete with uninterrupted farm views, fireplace, outdoor fire pit and 2-person soak tub or the Tinyhome Private Escape perfect for two with a panoramic sauna, outdoor soak tub, cosy living space and complete privacy.

Adelaide Hills

Ode to the Orchard
Ode to the Orchard

Ode to the Orchard

This rustic-chic cottage hails back to the 1890s (one of the first in the region) - beautifully restored and achingly romantic. Surrounded by the Adelaide Hills wine region and overlooking an old apple orchard, Ode to the Orchard’s two-bedroom cottage is like stepping back in time. Sip wine by the wood fireplace and cook a hearty meal on the vintage wood-fired Aga (stove). Nothing quite beats the outdoor clawfoot bath that overlooks the hills - a unique country experience that is one of the crown jewels of romantic escapes in Adelaide.

Adelaide Hills

Cadole Sierra @ The Vineyard Retreat

Set amongst the vines in McLaren Vale, Cadole Sierra is all about the romance. On the western edge of the Shiraz block at The Vineyard, the contemporary Escapod gives you very little reason to leave. Wake up each morning in your king-size bed to uninterrupted views of the vines. Throughout the day you’ll have three deck areas to choose from, all with different outlooks, and at night, you can cosy up in the intimate lounge area, with wood combustion fireplace. The kitchen and barbeque give you the flexibility to cook, plus you get a complimentary mini-bar and locally sourced breakfast provisions each morning. Sumptuous, sleek, polished, sexy, crisp, and replete with all the modern conveniences expected by todays discerning coupled up travellers.

165 Whitings Road, Blewitt Springs

Mount Lofty House (Photo credit: Sequoia Lodge)
Mount Lofty House (Photo credit: Sequoia Lodge)

Mount Lofty House

Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, honeymoon or a spontaneous weekend away, Mount Lofty House might be just what you’re looking for. Located in Adelaide Hills (15 minutes from Adelaide) this luxury boutique hotel is synonymous with romance. A modern heritage design overlooking lush Piccadilly Valley, it’s surrounded by botanic gardens and boutique wineries; and if the three-hatted restaurant wasn’t a big enough pull, then the indulgent day spa will certainly do the trick. 

1 Mawson Drive, Crafers

In a region that prides itself on its wineries and natural surrounds, it’s not surprising that South Australia delivers with romantic escapes in Adelaide. To discover more places to indulge in a weekend of luxury, check out our guide to Kangaroo Island accommodation and the best tiny cabins in South Australia.

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