Winners - 2020 SA Awards for Excellence

Draught Beer Quality Country - Vine Inn Barossa 
Draught Beer Quality Metropolitan - The Barker 
Mid-Range Hotel Accommodation Atura Adelaide Airport
Boutique/Superior Hotel Accommodation Crafers Hotel
Deluxe Hotel Accommodation  Mount Lofty House
Bistro Casual Dining – Country Sevenhill Hotel
Bistro Casual Dining – Inner Metropolitan East End Cellars
Bistro Casual Dining – Outer Metropolitan Crafers Hotel
Restaurant – Accommodation Division Harrys Verandah - Mount Lofty House
Restaurant – General Division Metropolitan 2KW
Restaurant – General Division Country Watervale Hotel
Bar Presentation & Experience – Country Macs Hotel, Mount Gambier
Bar Presentation & Experience – Metropolitan Sailmaster Tavern
Outdoor or non-enclosed Facility Marion Hotel
Sporting Entertainment Venue Warradale Hotel
Community Service & Support Vine Inn Barossa  
Community Service & Support Duke of Brunswick Hotel 
Marketing & Promotion – General Division Moseley Bar & Kitchen
Tourism & Regional Promotion Watervale Hotel
Environmental & Energy Efficiency Practice Watervale Hotel
Gaming Venue – Country Big River Tavern
Gaming Venue – Metropolitan Marion Hotel
TAB Licensed Venue Marryatville Hotel
Meeting & Events Venue – Specialist & Accomodation Venues National Wine Centre
Meeting & Events Venue – General Division The Highway
Retail Outlet - Attached Stirling Hotel
Retail Outlet - Stand Alone East End Cellars
Small Venue Paloma Bar & Pantry
Redeveloped Hotel – Country Big River Golf & Country Club
Redeveloped Hotel – Metropolitan Marion Hotel
Chef of the Year Kevin Martel - The Playford
Employee Excellence in Service - Accommodation Division Jane Heywood - Sage Hotel
Employee Excellence in Service - General Division Jessica Bellwood - Marion Hotel
Hotel Industry Rising Star Ben Rogers - National Wine Centre
Best Overall Hotel Marion Hotel

Winners - 2019 SA Awards for Excellence

Best Draught Beer Quality Award - Metropolitan The Barker

Best Draught Beer Quality Award - Country Vine Inn Barossa

Mid-Range Accommodation Atura Adelaide Airport

[Ibis Adelaide – Judges Commendation]

Superior Hotel Accommodation Stirling Hotel

Deluxe Hotel Accommodation Mount Lofty House

Bistro /Casual Dining – Country Sevenhill Hotel

[Greenock Creek Tavern – Judges Commendation]

Bistro /Casual Dining – Inner Metropolitan The Tasting Room – Easter End Cellars

[Earl of Leicester Hotel – Judges Commendation]

Bistro /Casual Dining – Outer Metropolitan Crafers Hotel

[Torrens Arms Hotel – Judges Commendation]

Restaurant – Accommodation Division Mount Lofty House - Hardy's Verandah Restaurant

Restaurant – General Division Electra House Hotel

Healthy Menu Options for Kids Brompton Hotel

Bar Presentation & Experience – Country Mount Gambier Hotel

Bar Presentation & Experience – Metropolitan Crafers Hotel - Joint Winner

Bar Presentation & Experience – Metropolitan Exchange Hotel, Gawler - Joint Winner

Outdoor or Non-Enclosed Facility Feathers Hotel

Live Music Venue - Metropolitan Governor Hindmarsh Hotel

[Hotel Metropolitan – Judges Commendation]

Live Music Venue – Country Pretoria Hotel, Mannum

Entertainment Venue Arkaba Hotel

Sporting Entertainment Venue Warradale Hotel  

Community Service & Support Vine Inn Barossa

Marketing & Promotion – General Division Ramsgate Hotel

[Duke of Brunswick – Judges Commendation]

Tourism & Regional Promotion Innamincka Hotel

Environmental Practice & Energy Efficiency Uraidla Hotel

Gaming Venue – Country Park Hotel, Mount Gambier

Gaming Venue – Metropolitan Mawson Lakes Hotel

TAB Licensed Venue Marryatville Hotel

Meetings & Events Venue - Specialist & Accommodation Division    Adelaide Oval Functions & Events

Meeting & Events Venue - General Division Lion Hotel, North Adelaide

Retail Outlet East End Cellars & The Tasting Room – Joint Winner

Retail Outlet The Pickled Duck, Modbury – Joint Winner

Small Venue Clever Little Tailor

Redeveloped Hotel – Metropolitan Sparkke at the Whitmore – Joint Winner

Redeveloped Hotel – Metropolitan V Hotel, Virginia – Joint Winner

Staff Development & Training South Eastern Hotel, Mount Gambier

Hotel Industry Rising Star Award Jessica Rugless – Beach Hotel, Seaford

Best Overall Hotel Crafers Hotel

2019 AHA National Awards for Excellence

South Australian Award Winners


Six South Australian hotels have been recognised as being among the best in the nation at a gala ceremony on Queensland’s Gold Coast yesterday afternoon.
Nearly 500 VIP and industry guests from across Australia were at The Star on the Gold Coast for the 2019 Australian Hotels Association National Awards for Excellence.
The SA hotels which took home the top national honours in their categories were:

  • Hardy's Verandah Restaurant, Mount Lofty House - Best Restaurant - Accommodation Division
  • ​Vine Inn Barossa - Outstanding Community Service and Achievement
  • The Stirling Hotel - Best Hotel Accommodation - General Division
  • The Ramsgate Hotel - Best Marketed Hotel - General Division
  • Mawson Lakes Hotel and Function Centre - Best Gaming Venue - Metropolitan
  • The Barker Hotel - Draught Beer Quality

2018 SA Awards for Excellence Winners

DRAUGHT BEER QUALITY – METROPOLITAN
Cathedral Hotel, North Adelaide

DRAUGHT BEER QUALITY – COUNTRY
Vine Inn, Barossa

MID-RANGE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
Largs Pier Hotel

SUPERIOR HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
Crafers Hotel

DELUXE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
The Playford

BISTRO CASUAL DINING – COUNTRY
Sevenhill Hotel

BISTRO CASUAL DINING – METROPOLITAN
Crafers Hotel (joint winner)
Port Admiral Hotel, Port Adelaide (joint winner)
The Barker – Judges Commendation

HEALTHY MENU CHOICES FOR KIDS
Beach Hotel Seaford

RESTAURANT – ACCOMMODATION DIVISION
Mount Lofty House
Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge – Judges Commendation

RESTAURANT – GENERAL DIVISION METROPOLITAN
Apothecary 1878
Electra House – Judges Commendation

BAR PRESENTATION & EXPERIENCE – COUNTRY
Sporties Tavern, Port Pirie

BAR PRESENTATION & EXPERIENCE – METROPOLITAN
Exchange Hotel Gawler (joint winner)
Uraidla Hotel (joint winner)

OUTDOOR OR NON-ENCLOSED FACILITY
Feathers Hotel
Warradale Hotel – Judges Commendation

LIVE MUSIC VENUE
The Gov

ENTERTAINMENT VENUE
The Hindley

SPORTING ENTERTAINMENT VENUE
Warradale Hotel

COMMUNITY SERVICE & SUPPORT
Vine Inn Barossa

MARKETING & PROMOTION – GENERAL DIVISION
Moseley Bar and Kitchen

TOURISM & REGIONAL PROMOTION
Port Lincoln Hotel

ENVIRONMENTAL & ENERGY EFFICIENCY PRACTICE
Electra House

GAMING VENUE – COUNTRY
Hotel Crown, Victor Harbor

GAMING VENUE – METROPOLITAN
Lakes Resort Hotel
The Barker Hotel  - Judges Commendation

MEETING & EVENTS VENUE – SPECIALIST & ACCOMMODATION DIVISIONS
National Wine Centre

MEETING & EVENTS VENUE – GENERAL DIVISION
Lion Hotel, North Adelaide

RETAIL OUTLET – ATTACHED
Arkaba Hotel

RETAIL OUTLET – STAND ALONE
East End Cellars

PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD – BEST CBD HOTEL LUNCH
The Elephant British Pub

SMALL VENUE
Pink Moon Saloon

REDEVELOPED HOTEL – COUNTRY
Sporties Tavern, Port Pirie

REDEVELOPED HOTEL – METROPOLITAN
Crafers Hotel (joint winner)
Morphett Arms Hotel (joint winner)

STAFF DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING - GENERAL DIVISION
Warradale Hotel

APPRENTICE DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING
The Crafers Hotel

HOTEL INDUSTRY RISING STAR
Ayesha Ridgway – Hackney Hotel

BEST OVERALL HOTEL
The Crafers Hotel