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Accommodation dilemma

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Perth, Australia
posts: 50
reviews: 9
Accommodation dilemma

Can somebody offer me some suggestions on suitable places to stay?

We will be 5 adults in 60's and 70's staying for 5 days or so, as well as doing a Murray River cruise.

I have looked at countless reviews of hotels and apartments, and invariably find enough negative reviews to put me off the ones that look good.

We are not after luxury, but comfort, a bit of room, cleanliness, quiet, and easy access to things like the Central Markets (walking distance would be good) and trams.

So far we have settled on the Hilton, as we stayed there before and found it quite OK and in a good spot.

Wouldn't mind a small kitchen area though instead of buying every meal, and a bit of space where we can sit together.

I have been caught before relying on the average rating, and now read the bad and poor ones first. You actually learn more this way. Would appreciate any suggestions. We plan to visit in September.

Adelaide, Australia
posts: 9,678
reviews: 32
1. Re: Accommodation dilemma

Five adults is tricky. Have you looked at these. www.adelaideheritage.com/BuxtonManor.php

Not close to the market or trams though - but I think they are wonderful

Adelaide, Australia
posts: 9,678
reviews: 32
2. Re: Accommodation dilemma

There is also this hotel which I love and the 2 bed apartments can accomodate 5 if you ask for an extra bed. adinahotels.com.au/adina-apartment-hotel-ade…

Sydney, Australia
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for Sydney, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Business Travel, New South Wales
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3. Re: Accommodation dilemma

another vote for the Adina ( formerly the Medina) they have nice apartments with small kitchens & are located opposite the Central Markets & The Hilton.

Other's we have stayed at - the Mantra Hindmarsh Square - not too far to walk to the markets or Rundle Mall.

Perth, Australia
posts: 50
reviews: 9
4. Re: Accommodation dilemma

Funny, this is one that I was keen on a few months back when I first started looking.

I'll have a really good look at it again.

Also the Mantra. Have also looked at that one but have forgotten why it dropped off the list.

Thanks for the suggestions.

posts: 123
reviews: 18
5. Re: Accommodation dilemma

Quest on King William has two bedroom apartments that can accomodate up to 5 people. Whilst I havent stayed there personally, I always find Quest hotels to generally be of a good standard. This location would definately suit your other requirements re kitchen, access to trams as they would be at your front door, quiet (Adelaide is generally quiet in the evenings), easy access to Markets, easy walk and if you are laden down with goods catch the tram back!! Easy access to resteraunts near Casino, Gouger Street or Rundle Street. Shopping Mall (Rundle Mall) 2 blocks away. Very convenient.


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6. Re: Accommodation dilemma

Yeah another vote for the Adina but it can be expensive depending on when you are staying. Compare prices with Oaks Horizons and Oaks Embassy which are pretty much opposite Adelaide Casino.

Still walkable to the markets but if you didnt want to walk you can catch a free tram right out front and travel back and forth quickly and comfortably.

Perth, Australia
posts: 50
reviews: 9
7. Re: Accommodation dilemma

I remember now why I eventually gave up on the apartments!

If we had a 2 bedroom unit, we'd need either 4 singles or a king and 2 singles. They only seem to have queens and singles.

The Adina shows no 2 bedroom unit availability for all of September. Great location.

The Mantra might be OK, but it's the most expensive, and scant details on website.

Quest looks good, but we have the bed problem. location is good.

The 2 Oaks had much lower review scores, so I'm leaving them for the moment.

At least at the Hilton, we had a good choice of beds.

We have one couple, but it's either a king bed or 2 singles.

The 2 sisters can share, but they each like a queen bed, though singles are sometimes OK.

The brother likes a proper bed, no roll-out or couch type.

We plan to stay 2 nights then do the cruise, then return for 5 nights, so we need to get it right.

So it's back to the Hilton at the moment. No response from Adina about the 2 bedroom units.

Adelaide, Australia
posts: 1,355
reviews: 56
8. Re: Accommodation dilemma

Might be able to get a 2 bedroom apartment but most places you will probably need to get 2 rooms or rollaways.

Hotels seem to make a killing charging you for an extra person per night.

Oaks isnt bad but service isnt the best but the rooms and nice and comfy.

Perth, Australia
posts: 50
reviews: 9
9. Re: Accommodation dilemma

Yes. Quest suggested a 2 room apartment with an adjoining single unit. I have asked for prices also on 2 x 2 bedroom units, which would give us 4 bedrooms, so no sharing.

The 2 sisters have shared before, but they prefer not to. Fair enough. All too old for anything than a good bed!

Hopefully Quest will turn out OK.

We stayed at an Oaks in Sydney, and that was fine, though in the end it was too far out from the city itself.

I quite like the location of Quest, in the CBD. May be a bit noisy, but it saves on travelling fuss.

We stayed right in the centre of Melbourne in Little Bourke st, and that was a fabulous location. Walk outside and it's all there.

Edited: 4:15 am, January 23, 2013
Perth, Australia
posts: 50
reviews: 9
10. Re: Accommodation dilemma

Flinder's Lane, not L Bourke St!