The Best Spa Hotels and Wellness Retreats to Book in Adelaide

Sequoia Lodges spring-fed hot pools have made it a top wellness retreat in Adelaide
Sequoia Lodge's spring-fed hot pools have made it a top wellness retreat in Adelaide | Courtesy of Sequoia Lodge Adelaide Hills / Expedia
Siobhan Grogan

If some serious me-time is in order, the spa hotels in Adelaide are the perfect spot for much-needed R&R. Whether you’re travelling alone and looking for peace and quiet or want to hit the city with a group of friends, there’s a wellness retreat to suit everyone in this elegant Southern Australian spot. Throw in the country’s best wine regions, rolling hills and a fantastic food scene, and relaxation is guaranteed. Choose from our selection of the best spa hotels in Adelaide – bookable on Culture Trip – and thank us later.

1. Eos by SkyCity for rooftop posing and organic treatments


Large bedroom with wraparound windows and dark, modern decor at Eos by SkyCity
Courtesy of Eos by SkyCity / Expedia

Looking for a spa hotel in Adelaide with an extra helping of city glamour? Eos by SkyCity offers all-out urban indulgence. Unwind in the spa by day, making the most of the organic Australian treatments and leisure deck with an outdoor heated pool and luxury changing facilities. At night, head to rooftop bar Sôl for 270-degree views over Adelaide, an extensive champagne list and a menu of Australian fine-dining and seasonal produce.

2. Mount Lofty House offers fine-dining and art in the Adelaide Hills

Boutique Hotel

Mount Lofty Houses restaurant with long marble bar and cherry wood furniture
Courtesy of Mount Lofty House / Expedia

Spa hotels in Adelaide aren’t all about swanning from massage to facial. This stately property in the Adelaide Hills has an elegant Jurlique-approved day spa but so much more besides. Guests can also make the most of an extensive wine cellar, a cosy library stocked with games, 30-acre (12ha) grounds with an outdoor pool and wood-fired pizza oven and croquet lawn – along with a fine-dining restaurant with a tasting menu and extensive sake collection. Keep your eyes peeled for work around the property from resident artists that make this a truly unique stay in a spa.

3. City living and a high-tech gym at Pullman Adelaide


Pullman Adelaides modern gym with treadmills and weights
Courtesy of Pullman Adelaide / Expedia

Right in the heart of the city, this five-star hotel has all you need to keep fit and healthy even when enjoying all the city has to offer. The property’s second floor has a 13.5m (44ft) lap pool, spa and sauna plus a swish gym filled with all the latest equipment, so you can look after yourself – even if you’re in town for meetings or partying. Elsewhere, there’s a business centre, executive lounge, sleek, unfussy guest rooms and Salt Restaurant serving contemporary Southern Australian cuisine.

5. The Playford Adelaide for spa baths and cocktails


Playford Adelaide beige-toned suite with kitchen, separate bedroom and loft area
Courtesy of Playford Adelaide / Expedia

Book a spa suite at the Playford and you might never leave the room, thanks to the soothing spa bath, walk-in marble en-suite and spacious separate lounge. If you do manage to tear yourself away, make a beeline for the health club where a large heated indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna and gym can be used 24 hours a day. Reward yourself afterwards with the hotel’s signature Fire Pit cocktail and a local cheese board in the popular Playford Lounge Bar.

6. Great wine in an Australian castle at the Manor Basket Range

Apartment, Bed and Breakfast, Inn

The exterior of the castle-like Manor Basket Range at dusk
Courtesy of the Manor Basket Range / Expedia

If wellness means a glass of good wine and knockout views, the Manor Basket Range takes some beating. Set in an estate in the Adelaide Hills, the unique castle was built in 1935 from Basket Range stone and is a winner for weddings and spa breaks. There are 12 townhouse-style suites available – some of which have spa baths – and on-site treatments can be arranged, too. There’s also a must-visit tasting room to sample minimal intervention wines from the local region.

7. All-day dining and nightly entertainment at Arkaba Hotel


Spacious and modern Arkaba Hotel room with large bed, armchairs and window.
Courtesy of Arkaba Hotel / Expedia
Don’t expect quiet nights in and lettuce for dinner at this family-owned property, five minutes east of Adelaide’s CBD. Although guests can take advantage of bike hire and book spa suites to up the pamper factor, the hotel also hosts regular live music and special events, screens all the major matches in the lively sports bar and has a late-night gaming room with over 40 machines if you fancy a flutter.

8. Spring-fed hot pools and hiking at Sequoia Lodge Adelaide Hills


The lounge at Sequoia Lodge Adelaide Hills with floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views
Courtesy of Sequoia Lodge Adelaide Hills / Expedia

Get away from it all with this dreamy, adults-only lodge already firmly established as one of the best wellness retreats in Adelaide. Set on the side of Mount Lofty high above the Piccadilly Valley, the hotel’s valley views are instantly soothing even before you indulge in organic treatments, on-site fine dining, sunrise yoga and challenging hikes past creeks and plains. Don’t forget to take a dip in the spring-fed hot pools for maximum relaxation, too.

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