Adelaide’s Mayfair Hotel worth a look

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Location, Location, Location

You can’t get any more central than this stylish new boutique hotel.  Nestled on the corner of King William and Hindley Streets, the Rundle Street Mall is just a minute’s walk away.  Just around the corner you will find Peel and Leigh Streets, where pop up bars are flourishing in this vibrant part of Adelaide.

The Hotel

The Mayfair Hotel launched onto the Adelaide accommodation market in January this year.

Formerly the heritage-listed Colonial Mutual Life building it has gone through a major transformation in the past two years to a five-star boutique hotel with 170 suites.Mayfair


Room 1211 is my home for a few nights.  As you would expect, with this hotel being a heritage building, it has spacious rooms.

The décor has an old-world charm with a touch of French sophistication.  Pale grey and silver are the dominant colours with contrasting dark timber furnishings.  Marble top tables and glass- stemmed lamps add a hint of French charm.

The king-sized bed is wonderfully comfortable. The crisp white linen and a silver mohair throw are enticing and it’s not long before I am sprawled across the bed enjoying a nap.

The bathroom too is incredibly spacious with white tiles and pale grey walls.  A large stand-alone bath and glass shower recess are prominent features.


The Mayflower Restaurant is the hotel’s signature dining area, which you will find at the bottom of sweeping ribbon staircase that extends down into the basement. The restaurant is overseen by chef Bethany Finn who is emphasising the flavours of classical hotel dining.

The menu features  such treats as Prawn Cocktail, Lobster Bisque, Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding, Duck and Tangerine Pie and Steak with Café De Paris butter, to name a few.

A delicious selection of desserts is served from a charming antique silver and timber trolley_ Choux Swans, Crème Caramel, Chocolate Mousse and Blancmange are some of the delights on offer.


Sitting adjacent to the Mayflower Restaurant you will find the Mayflower bar resplendent in aged timber floors, leather club chairs and statement tables.

There are also private plush booths where you can entertain at least a handful of your friends and enjoy a cocktail or two.

The Bar Menu is impressively large with a great range of local and imported champagnes, wines beer and spirits.

We opt for a couple of glasses of Sauvignon Blanc from the Adelaide Hills (Shaw and Smith $12 per glass) and a very tasty Charcuterie plate $14.signature-blogs-hotel-review-mayfair-adelaide-bath


I really enjoyed this hotel for its fantastic location, plush comfy rooms and its friendly service and tasty cuisine.

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