The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel

120 North Terrace, Central Business District, Adelaide, Australia, 5000 - See map
5-star Hotel
Free Wi-Fi
9.1
Exceptional
/10
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Housekeeping11
Breakfast6
Swimming Pool2
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The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel

"Great value and will highly recommend!!"

Wei - February 5, 2019

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Popular landmarks
Rundle Mall 480 m
The Rundle Mall Pigs 490 m
Adelaide Arcade 490 m
Migration Museum 570 m
South Australian Museum 640 m
Adelaide Oval 710 m
Art Gallery of South Australia 720 m
Adelaide Central Market 850 m
Waterfall Gully Recreation Park 9.45 km
North Terrace 24.27 km
Nearby landmarks
South Australian Visitor & Travel Centre 30 m
Adelaide Railway Station 90 m
Adelaide Railway Station Tram Stop 120 m
O'Connell's Bookshop 140 m
Skycity Adelaide Casino 140 m
Imprints Booksellers 160 m
Imprints Bookseller 170 m
Adelaide Convention Centre 200 m
Map Shop 210 m
Holy Trinity Adelaide 220 m
9.4

Exceptional

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Hygiene Plus
Wellness
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Safety Features
Daily disinfection in common areas
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Preventative Equipment
Free face masks
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
Doctor/nurse on call
First aid kit
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Fantastic breakfast
100% positive mentions
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 97% of guests
Exceptional cleanliness
9.2 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional service
9.2 rating for service

The staff were professional and also very friendly, I felt well looked after by each department.

marie | June 29, 2019

Lovely hotel and it’s gorgeous with its old architecture and stunning rooms.

Rachel | November 5, 2018

Love staying here, it is my choice when staying in Adelaide.

Helen | November 15, 2018

A young waitress greeted us and helped us with our luggage.

Wei | February 5, 2019

Great hotel, staff were friendly and helpful.

Danielle | March 2, 2020

Great place to stay to bring in the new year.

Ellice | February 14, 2020

  • 110 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Located in heart of Adelaide

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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Value for money8.5
Location rating9.4
Nearest airportAdelaide Airport (ADL)
Distance to airport5.7 km

Rooms available at The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel

8.9
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Suite with Spa Bath - North Terrace
Suite with Spa Bath - North Terrace
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  • Room size: 47 m²/506 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed
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Loft Suite with Spa Bath
Loft Suite with Spa Bath
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Guest Room With 1 King Bed
Deluxe Guest Room With 1 King Bed
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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King Suite with Spa Bath
King Suite with Spa Bath
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  • Room size: 47 m²/506 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Guest room
Standard Guest room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Playford Guest Room with two Queen Beds
Playford Guest Room with two Queen Beds
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 queen beds
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King Studio Spa Suite
King Studio Spa Suite
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  • Room size: 47 m²/506 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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North Terrace Studio Suite with King Bed and Spa Bath
North Terrace Studio Suite with King Bed and Spa Bath
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  • Room size: 47 m²/506 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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New York Style' Loft Suite with King Bed and Spa Bath
New York Style' Loft Suite with King Bed and Spa Bath
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Playford Guest Room with King size Bed
Playford Guest Room with King size Bed
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

Does The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel offer hand sanitizer?

Hand sanitizer is available at The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel.

Does The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel offer contactless check-in and check-out?

The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel has online, unmanned, or self-service check-in to reduce human contact and avoid cross infection.

Does The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel accept food delivery services other than room service?

Third party food delivery to rooms is available at The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel.

Is there physical distancing on the premises?

Social distancing measures are enforced in common areas.

Are protective screens set up in common areas?

During face-to-face interactions, a transparent protective shield may be offered between persons.

What time is check-in and check-out at The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel?

The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the Let us know what you need section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service with prices and more information. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Car parking is available for a fee of AUD 45 per day. You can drive in and park yourself, or use the hotel's valet service. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Adelaide with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What is the smoking policy at The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel?

The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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What people love about The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "Spacious and well appointed room"

    Kerrilee

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    July 15, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "Fantastic room and facilities."

    Zoe

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    March 4, 2020

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Our room was big and clean."

    Ellice

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    February 14, 2020

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9.1/10
Service score
9.3/10
Room comfort score
8.9/10
Location score
9.4/10
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Overall rating:
9.1
Exceptional
1,961 reviews
Cleanliness
9.2
Facilities
8.9
Location
9.4
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Our room and king bed was fantastic.
Danielle from Australia
Couple
More about The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel

More about The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel

A 5-star property located in Adelaide, The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel offers easy access to attractions like The Festival Theater, Parliament House, the central business district, major shopping malls, and a plethora of restaurants. This boutique-styled property is a perfect blend of elegance and luxury. They boasts 182 guestrooms and suites that are well appointed with first class amenities, therefore promising utmost comfort. Guests will find facilities such as the award-winning Playford Restaurant and Playford Lounge Bar quite delightful. Quite idyllic for modern day business travelers, the property offers state-of-the-art business meeting and conference facilities. Luxurious and sophisticated, The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel is a good choice - even for the discerning travelers.

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Most talked about facilities

Breakfast
25 mentions
Housekeeping
19 mentions
Food & Dining
7 mentions
Swimming Pool
7 mentions

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional
Cleanliness

"Room is clean and bathroom is huge."

Wei

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February 5, 2019

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

American
Continental
Vegetarian
Full English/Irish
Gluten-free

Restaurants on site

The Playford
Cuisine:Local
Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

What's nearby

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Reviews of The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel from real guests

Overall rating
9.1
Exceptional
From 1961 reviews
9.4Location
9.3Cleanliness
9.3Service
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Cleanliness9.2
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Location9.4
Room comfort and quality8.9
Service9.2
Value for money8.5
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8.7
Excellent
Yamine from France
Business traveler
Deluxe Guest Room With 1 King Bed
Stayed 5 nights in June 2014

Best staff ever”

Attentive Staff, Great breakfast, Good location

To say that the staff is friendly and attentive would be an understatement. At the Playford, you feel pampered. It would be difficult to pinpoint anyone in particular as they were all very dedicated. They have the best concierge since Michael J. Fox and he's French. There's also a lady at the restaurant who is a joy to talk to in the morning. And indeed, the breakfast itself would be a sufficient reason enough to stay at the Playford for its quality and variety. The fitness center and the indoor swimming pool are open 24 hours a day. The hotel is quiet although it is located in the city center. Located just fifteen minutes from the airport, it would be a good choice even if you just have only one night to stay there. I had the room 524 and it was right above the opposite carpark so I could see the sky. A hotel with a view seems to be an issue in Adelaide CBD. My room was clear, quiet. The comfy king size bed was perfect. A minor issue would be the poor offer of guest supplies ( no cotton tips, no toothbrush, no shaving kit, no vanity set,...). Given the price of the room, they could spend one dollar more on guest supplies. The other issue would be the internet. You have only a one hour free wifi time in the lobby. They would charge around 25$ per day in the room. Besides that, I still would recommend this hotel because of the amazing staff.

Reviewed June 13, 2014
9.3
Exceptional
Michael from Australia
Couple
New York Style' Loft Suite with King Bed and Spa Bath
Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

Personalized comfort”

Customer Service, Great locations, great rooms

The stay at the Playford was fantastic. I travel with my partner to Adelaide regularly and this is by far our most favorite hotel in Adelaide. This is the second time that I have stayed here, the first being in a north facing spa room and the second in a loft suite. Both rooms had their benefits, but I enjoyed the north facing spa room just a little more. (The balcony and view across the road is fantastic) The service in this hotel is second to none, every time you check-in, walk our to dinner, come back they always greet you with a friendly smile and ask you how your day/meal was. Good old proper quality service, you definitely get what you pay for. Will stay here again and again and again.

Reviewed June 05, 2015
8.7
Excellent
Judith from Australia
Couple
Playford Guest Room with King size Bed
Stayed 1 night in June 2014

Great Value Lovely Hotel”

Friendly, helpful concierge, beautiful decor, good size comfortable rooms

We stayed one night at the Playford and enjoyed our stay immensely. We were very impressed with the decor of the hotel and the quality of the room for the price paid. The staff were friendly and the concierge particularly helpful when it came to good restaurants for meals. Will definately stay there again when next we travel to Adelaide.

Reviewed June 17, 2014
8.3
Excellent
Darryl from Thailand
Couple
Deluxe Guest Room With 1 King Bed
Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

A pleasant place to stay in the heart of Adelaide”

Friendly staff; first-class food; boutique decor

We spent the weekend in Adelaide, and stayed at the Playford for the first time. The welcome at reception was friendly and efficient. Room quite comfortable. The breakfast buffet used innovative ingredients (chia, etc) and was delicious. A little strange that you had to make a booking for breakfast but, given the small size, understandable. In-room dining was a treat - we had plans to eat out but, with my wife feeling unwell, elected to stay in. Three things to improve: 1. Toilet paper - please invest in decent, soft paper. We ended up buying our own (and taking it with us). 2. Wifi - I cannot understand why Australian hotels still persist in trying to charge guests for this. We all carry mobiles with data anyway. 3. The 1.5% credit card surcharge. Only applies in Australian hotels, and only on money spent in the hotel (didn't apply to my online booking). When I spend $150 on in-room dining, asking me for another $2 at checkout is just irritating.

Reviewed September 21, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
Patrick from Australia
Couple
King Studio Spa Suite
Stayed 3 nights in November 2014

Fantastic service and location”

Delicious, locally sourced breakfast buffet + Friendly, attentive hotel staff + Unbeatable location on North Terrace

Some might argue that the Playford needs to modernise. Although I'm also not a huge fan of decades-old, overly decorative design, and operettas pumping through the speakers at breakfast, the Playford was really perfect for our four-day weekend. I highly recommend getting the breakfast buffet included in your rate -- it was a great way to start every day. The hotel staff were all exceptional. And you're only steps away from North Terrace, the river, the Oval, the museums, and the new crop of laneway restaurants and cafes making a beautiful mark on this growing city.

Reviewed December 02, 2014
8.8
Excellent
Stuart from Australia
Family with young children
King Studio Spa Suite
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Quality dropping over the years”

I've always stayed at the Playford when travelling to Adelaide but over the years it has started to become dated and the food options are somewhat limited. They used to have breakfasts to die for with a great range of deserts but these are gone while the price remains absurd.

Reviewed August 15, 2016
9.3
Exceptional
Stephen from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2012

Art Nouveau style with extremely friendly service”

Hotel staff were friendly, efficent, informatove

super location on north terrace, close to key attractions for business (opposite convention centre) and leisure (gardens, zoo). hotel was exactly as advertised with art nouveau style. rooms were of a similar style; the free upgrade was an unexpected surprise. adelaide is a real mix of old and new - with grand buildings, a low level cbd yet host to v8s on a inner city circit and the fringe and adelaide festival. tram stops outside hotel that goes through the city centre and all the way to glenelg.

Reviewed March 04, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Louise from Australia
Business traveler
Standard Guest room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

Great Location”

Excellent location for business travelers especially if you're attending a conference at the Adelaide Convention Centre which is just across the road. Also great for footy and transport with the train station and Adelaide oval across the road as well. Room was big, pool was great, staff were amazing. Always friendly and helpful and even went down the street to flag us a taxi when we were in a hurry so we didn't have to. Will definitely stay again!

Reviewed May 03, 2016
9.3
Exceptional
Nimshan from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

Excellent Hotel”

Great location, great hotel.

the hotel is very centrally located and gives easy access to the city of adelaide. the room was great, staff extremely friendly and the restaurant looked good. great stay for shopping, nightlife and discovering adelaide. great value for money. next time we travel to adelaide we are definitely staying here.

Reviewed February 27, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Tamara from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Guest Room With 1 King Bed
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Wonderfully indulgent”

Guest Services, Room inclusions, Dining Experience

From the moment we approached the hotel, the staff were pleased to provide exceptional service. Nothing was too much trouble and we really felt like our experience of our stay was the most important thing to the staff. They are so helpful and friendly and the dining experience sourcing local premium ingredients is absolutely superb. My husband and I have had the pleasure of staying in wonderful hotels all over the world and we happily return to the Playford again

Reviewed December 10, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
DAVID from Australia
Couple
Standard Guest room
Stayed 4 nights in June 2015

Fabulous facilities and even better staff”

Staff Location Facilities

When we walked in through the revolving door to impeccable service and welcome and then experienced the 5star room they'd set the bar extremely high. We kept waiting for the next four days for evidence of the standard slipping. It didn't and my partner and I who travel extensively rate the Playford top draw

Reviewed June 10, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
Ng from Singapore
Couple
Playford Guest Room with King size Bed
Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

Good Deal, you pay for what you get!”

location and service

Had a pleasant stay at the Playford, location is smack in the middle of everything. It is within walking to nice and goo d restaurants as well as the shopping district!

Reviewed August 22, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
malcolm from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 5 nights in January 2012

Top class hotel in a great loction”

ALL of the staff were really helpfull,friendly and profesional

From the minute we walked into the hotel the quality of the Hotel was evident.The reception staff made us feel welcome and valued.and were allways very friendly and helpfull.The staff on the concierge desk helped us with any request and helped us arrange several excellent excursions,The hotel is in aprime loction with the station opposite and the tram and bus stops practically just outside.The shops and other attractions are just round the corner with the Cricket Oval just over the river.If we go back to Adelaide we will definately book into this Hotel again.If only all hotels could be like this.

Reviewed March 19, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Uri from Israel
Business traveler
Stayed 2 nights in May 2012

great looking hotel with a good location”

nice pool, gym, and other amenities.got a fancy air about it

Staying at the playford was great. The room was very nice. Breakfast was too expensive for me to try so I settled for the free coffee and a cake they give you every day. Staff was helpful with transfers and I actually used the pool at the evening while I was doing my laundry in the laundry room nearby.

Reviewed May 31, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Steve from New Zealand
Couple
Standard Guest room
Stayed 1 night in May 2014

simply outstanding”

the fantastic staff, the high quality of the furnishings and fitments, and the impeccable cleanliness and eye for detail.

very rewarding and relaxing. we would cetainly stay again and recommend to anyone going to adelaide for overnighters. We are keen to be availed of other such hotels as we are taking trips overseas on a regular basis and have been infected by our experience of your combined high standards, and wonderful staff. keep up the good work. kind regards, Steve and Maree G.

Reviewed May 28, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
susan from Australia
Couple
Standard Guest room
Stayed 1 night in January 2015

LOVELY ”

CLENLENESS OF HOTEL,BEAUTIFULY PRESENTED ROOMSCLOSE TO EVERY THING

IT WAS A GREAT EXPERIANCE,VERY FRIENDLY STAFF, GREAT ROOMS, VERY CLEAN IT WAS THE FIRST THING I NOTICE HOW CLEAN AND FRESH THE WHOLE HOTEL SMELT,GREAT POSTITION,WE DID GET MIXED UP WITH THE HOTEL UP THE ROAD AND WAS DISAPOINTED AS THE BOYS OUT THE FRONT DID NOT GREAT US STRAIGHT AWAY SO WHEN WE RELISED WE WERE AT THE WRONG HOTEL,WE DROVE DOWN TO YOU GUYS AND YOUR BOYS WERE SO PLEASNT AND DROPED EVERY THING STRAIGHT AWAY AND COME OVER AND GREATED US,SO THAT HAS MADE OUR MIND UP WE WILL BE STAYING WITH YOU AS WE DOA LOT OF OVER NIGHT STAYES IN ADELAIDE.

Reviewed February 06, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Jan from Australia
Couple
Standard Guest room
Stayed 1 night in February 2014

Fabulous Hotel in great location”

The staff were fantastic! The rooms and lobby area were just beautiful. Loved the heated spa and pool.

We could not believe the value for money. The Hotel has a very elegant and old world charm about it. Every staff member treated us like honoured guests. We decided to have the standard room (still extremely comfortable but no view) and put the money towards their award winning breakfast - great move as it was superb. We would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay here everytime we were in Adelaide.

Reviewed March 08, 2014
8.0
Excellent
akiko from Japan
Business traveler
Standard Guest room
Stayed 1 night in July 2013

Expect no views from entry level rooms”

Nice and responsive staff; 24-hour gym; good location

From the ground floor up to the 4th level, you will apparently only see the back of the neighbouring building. In my case it was a wall about 2metres away and a view into a sterile-looking corridor. However, the value is acceptable I suppose given it is a city in Australia , and the central location (but note that Adelaide is in the process of 'electrifying' its train system so you will likely have to use the 'line substitute buses' instead of any trains). Staff are nice and responsive - I left my iPhone charger at home and was able to borrow one within 10 mins of making the call to the concierge. The gym has only 2 treadmills but has a nice basic selection of weights and cardio equipment. Nothing fancy but open 24 hours. The indoor pool is also open 24 hours but don't expect too much if you usually swim in olympic length pools; I counted about 7 deck chairs lining the side of the pool and that was it. The signage in the building mentions a sauna but I didn't see one. According to the letter provided at check-in the hotel will be re-furbishing their rooms and there will be new things like tiled rooms for people with dust allergies, etc. Bathroom amenities are v basic - just the towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner and possibly a body lotion.

Reviewed July 25, 2013
8.4
Excellent
David from Australia
Couple
New York Style' Loft Suite with King Bed and Spa Bath
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

View of the Berlin Wall”

Although treated like royalty with an early check in and a late check out and wonderful polite helpful staff, the most expensive room in Adelaide had a horrible view even from the top floor suite we booked. All guests should be warned about not having a minutes sunlight during the day and be looking onto another hotels windows from near arms length, not to mention the loud air conditioner noises if you tried to get some fresh air. Large disclaimers on all booking preview pages are required. Would not stay here again for the price charged.

Reviewed April 26, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Helen from Australia
Couple
Standard Guest room
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

It's the little things!”

It's always the little things that make the difference. Room size, shower not over bath, mugs available with enough milk, local radio stations programmed into the TV and a morning newspaper. My choice of hotel when staying in Adelaide. Staff are always lovely and can never do enough for you. Location is also really important.

Reviewed January 30, 2019
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