From $960.00 per night for 2 people in the Tower Loft Room. The 5 star rated Thorngrove Manor has been a member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World since 1995, ensuring a commitment to excellence. In 1984 the Thorngrove journey began; to create a unique, artistic and idiosyncratic signature boutique hotel providing inspired and meaningful experiences for guests. Eschewing the corporate culture pre-occupied with budget results, glittery excess or formulated success, it was to be an enduring and evolving hotel, profoundly representational of its unique regional landscape, history, amenity, climate and community. The contemporary becomes outmoded and the historic replicated. Traditionally boutique/lodge hotels have predictable cultural lines of service and a commonality of experience, impersonal and institutional corridors, tedious check-in, noise from adjoining rooms, and customary herding to pre dinner drinks and strict dinner regimes.
With an inherent consciousness to differentiate, Thorngrove’ architectural uniqueness provides a dynamic and exquisitely crafted environment in which guests respond, providing a journey beyond the destination. Just as people choose individual clothes, rooms are creative, flexible, evolving and individual, inspired by the architectural tradition of the region. It is a unique multi-towered hotel with an abundance of gables, spires and detailing, creating a mood of escapist fantasy and a timeless sense of history. The pointed arches and turrets, decorative plasterwork and elaborate portico entrances of the architecture, provide romantic and whimsical appeal designed to stimulate the senses and provide interactive architectural encounters.The artistic interior reflects rare craftsmanship, featuring select antique pieces, complemented by bespoke artisan-crafted furniture and modern amenities. All guest areas are highly individual with an atmosphere of relaxed informality. Suites are distinguished by their individual character, inspired by tradition, rusticity and elegant timelessness, to rooms of theatrical inspired artistry; all decorated with the utmost attention to detail and with a uniquely Australian contemporary twist. Each suite has been decorated individually to complement the architectural diversity. To highlight the organic nature of the building in selected places the internal structure is presented externally, with rooms open to the structure above.
Iconic architectural personality and visual integrity have continued to attract guests. Privacy is absolute; you may never see the other guests. Safety and security is paramount with gates open only for arrival and departure of guests. A surrounding hedge delineates Thorngrove from the outside world, allowing guests to explore and discover and return “home.”
Dining is private, individual and relaxing, with the unique accompaniment of antique sterling silver pieces predating the Australian settlement. The Adelaide Hills region is renowned for its gastronomic diversity. Local organic and bio-dynamic produce is used extensively.
Castle Chambers – Ground Floor, 2-room suite
Experience the magic of enchanted forests. Dream peacefully in a KS intricately carved oak four-posted bed adorned with squirrels, oak leaves and draped in exquisite imported fabrics. Rustic fortified stone walls are hung with French heraldic tapestries. A local artist has created embellished European- style wooden shutters and created enchanting and whimsical feature wall panels in this “storybook castle’. Private underground cellar inspired lounge/ dining room, bedroom, and kitchenette. Imagination and creativity -an experience you will treasure