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The Lion Cottage Historic Bed and Breakfast

Adults-only Adelaide guestroom with fireplace and kitchen

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Adelaide, SA, Australia
  • Excellent location ; a scenic walk from town with all the amenities of North Adelaide on…

    Mar. 2, 2020

  • Although small ,it has everything you could possibly need to have a good time

    Jul. 4, 2019

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  • Parking available
  • Bathtub
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Bed sheets provided

What’s around

  • In North Adelaide
  • Adelaide Zoo - 12 min walk
  • Women's and Children's Hospital - 13 min walk
  • St Peter's Cathedral - 14 min walk
  • University of Adelaide - 15 min walk
  • Adelaide Oval - 16 min walk

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

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About this property

On a free tourist bus route, you have found a pet friendly 1860s miner's cottage complete with period style furnishings and modern comforts ideally suited to 1 or 2 guests. Located in cosmopolitan North Adelaide TLC boasts a location few can match: A stone's throw from Melbourne Street, you will be near to award winning pubs, restaurants of many cuisines and skilled baristers in coffee shops open from breakfast time until late.
Although there are many eateries around the corner, in the kitchen you will find a starter selection of breakfast items.

While you will be walking distance from the Adelaide CBD, the Wallis Piccadily Movie Theatre, WOMAD, Fringe Events, the famous Adelaide Oval, and the picturesque Botanic Gardens and parklands, there is also a FREE Council bus which passes regularly by your front door. This is perfect for a shopping trip to Rundle Mall where you will find major department stores, souvenir shops, and more; but the bus also stops at Adelaide Central Market, a self-confessed thriving hub of food and culture for over 148 years.

In your private vine-covered courtyard, you can enjoy refreshments, or simply read one of our books or magazines. Inside, our modern amenities include reverse cycle airconditioner, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and drier.

While prices vary according to length of stay, or period of booking standard Rates are:

from $155 per night for stays of 7 nights or more, and

from $175 per night for stays of 5-6 nights

(for shorter stays - please discuss cost and availability with Karen.)

Discounted rates also apply for long term stays, and surcharges apply during Public Holidays and Adelaide special events.

We certainly are pet friendly and North Adelaide is a wonderful place for dogs and their 2-legged-compantions to enjoy a leisurely walk, or a play at the dog park. At the owner's discretion a $50 cleaning fee is charged per pet per stay.

Cancellation fees apply - please check with owner

What’s around


  • In North Adelaide
  • Adelaide Zoo - 12 min walk
  • Women's and Children's Hospital - 13 min walk
  • St Peter's Cathedral - 14 min walk
  • University of Adelaide - 15 min walk
  • Adelaide Oval - 16 min walk
  • Migration Museum - 20 min walk
  • Adelaide Botanic Gardens - 20 min walk
  • Carclew Youth Arts Center - 20 min walk
  • Art Gallery of South Australia - 21 min walk
  • National Wine Centre of Australia - 21 min walk

Getting around

  • Adelaide, SA Airport (ADL) - 20 min drive
  • Adelaide Station - 24 min walk
  • Pirie Street Tram Station - 28 min walk
  • Prospect Ovingham Station - 4 min drive
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Adelaide, SA, Australia

The manager

Karen Lindqvist

Speaks: English

The property

Key facts

  • Accommodation (538 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • Internet
  • Car not required
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing machine
  • Pets allowed


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bedroom - 1 queen bed
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower/tub combination and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils

Entertainment and recreation

  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games
  • Zoo nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Outlet shopping nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Sailing nearby


  • Patio

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Fireplace

Things to know

House rules

  • Caters to adults only
  • Pets allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 2

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 2:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply*


  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Also known as

  • Lion Cottage Historic Bed & Breakfast North Adelaide
  • The Lion Historic Adelaide
  • Lion Mökki Historic Bed Breakfast
  • Lion Cottage Historic Bed & Breakfast
  • The Lion Cottage Historic Bed Breakfast
  • The Lion Cottage Historic Bed and Breakfast Adelaide
  • The Lion Cottage Historic Bed and Breakfast Bed & breakfast
  • Lion Cottage Historic North Adelaide
  • Lion Cottage Historic & Alai
  • The Lion Cottage Historic Bed Breakfast


  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include E for Ethel (3-min walk), UR Caffe (4-min walk), and Elephant walk (5-min walk).
  • No, this bed & breakfast doesn't have a casino, but Adelaide Casino (8-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, fishing, and sailing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes birdwatching and casino gaming.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lion Cottage

    We really enjoyed our three week stay at the Lion Cottage. The location was excellent and it was so nice to be able to bring our dog with us! Karen was very accommodating and responsive to messages.

    Thomas C., Other trip, Nov. 12, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing location!

    Lovely quaint cottage in a great location! Loved the little garden at the back, perfect for a glass of wine under the veranda! We will go back!

    Corina C., Other trip, Jan. 23, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Home away from home

    The Lion Cottage was our home away from home during the Royal Show. Parking was a little tricky at times, but this is honestly the only difficulty we experienced in our entire stay! Karen had thought of everything that we might need, and her attention to detail prior to our stay made everything so much easier! After long days at the show, we were looking for somewhere that felt like home - the Lion Cottage provided everything we could have wanted and in absolute comfort! In close proximity to the city, river torrens running tracks and great melbourne street breakfast locations....we didn't want to leave! Thanks again Karen - we will be back!!

    Samantha N., Other trip, Jul. 21, 2020

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