The Mayfair Hotel Brings Modern Luxury to Adelaide

Shaena Engle

The Mayfair Hotel Brings Modern Luxury to Adelaide

A new Australian hotel in a historic location offers classic cuisine

The city of Adelaide, Australia, has recently undergone a revitalization with new restaurants, a refurbishment of its outdoor Rundle Mall, a new Riverbank entertainment precinct (which includes a stadium and casino), and the addition of the upscale modern Mayfair Hotel.

This unique, five-star property in the old, Romanesque, heritage-listed Colonial Mutual Life building offers 170 guestrooms and suites. Guests can enjoy custom-designed Mayfair beds in rooms with warm brown and grey carpets, cream walls, a cozy mohair blanket, a flat screen television, and modern Art Deco-style bathrooms, which include a tub and standalone shower with rain showerhead.

The hotel’s signature Mayfair restaurant, located down an elegant spiral staircase from the main lobby, offers an exceptional buffet breakfast that includes freshly squeezed juices, eggs Florentine, bacon, sausages, French toast, and a selection of yogurt, honey, and breads. Chef Bethany Flinn heads up the kitchen, which also serves classic dishes like prawn cocktail, steak tartare, a range of cured hams, snails with garlic butter, lobster bisque, King George Whiting fish, lamb Wellington, chicken Kiev, and a variety of steaks. The Mayfair also offers weekend high tea with finger sandwiches, scones, and desserts.

Adjacent to the lobby is Café 55, preparing soups, salads, coffee, fresh-squeezed organic juices, and a variety of sandwiches for diners. Guests can also enjoy the rooftop Hennessy bar with custom cocktails and stellar views.

The Mayfair’s central location at the corner of Kind William and Hindley Streets offers guests a wide variety of nearby options to explore, including the outdoor Rundle Mall, art gallery, Adelaide botanical gardens, Adelaide Oval Stadium, the Festival Centre, casino, convention center, and government and parliament houses.

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