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“A good accomodation for a long stay” 3 of 5 stars
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Adabco Boutique Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   223 Wakefield Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia   |  
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Hotel amenities
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Free breakfast with your stay
Ranked #9 of 55 Hotels in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Rome, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“A good accomodation for a long stay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

It 'a good structure for a long stay. Rooms spacious. Cleaning should be improved. Bathroom small but functional. No offer of free wifi. Spacious and well equipped kitchen that needs more cleaning and ventilation. Breakfast absolutely insufficient. For one or two nights better to choose another hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

Not sure what was "boutique" about this hotel. Not what we would understand by the term in the UK. Rooms were clean, modern but quite basic. However the rooms were of a reasonable size for a city centre hotel and excellent value.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Having read some of the Tripadvisor reviews we were not dissappointed with the Hotel, the location and its facilities for the price. The bed was comfortable and the room clean and tidy and the hotel staff helpful. The breakfast was as others have said and not inspiring so we chose to have our breakfast at Bocelli's and italian Cafe just 300m down the road. We used the free city bikes available at a packbackers on Hutt Street to get around the city. Adabco is not in a central location in the city so you have to be prepared to do a bit of walking to get anywhere.

Room Tip: excellant facilities for disabled guests on the downstairs floor with disabled shower and toilets
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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38 hotel reviews
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I and my wife first knew of Adabco Boutique Hotel via Tripadvisor and we decided to throw in our faith with it. We were not disappointed!! From the first email correspondences to check-in right up to check-out, service was good and prompt. The reception answered our enquiries with friendliness and much patience. Rooms were also clean and spacious. In addition, there is a self-contained kitchen with proper cooking and dining facilities on every hotel floor. However, do note that wifi and Internet access are chargeable in your rooms, hence you would need to use their 2 common PCs in the reception area.

As for the location, it’s a 20 min or so leisure walk to the Central Bus Station and roughly about 15 min to the North Terrace/Rundle Mall shopping belt. For the bargain price we paid, we have no problems with the location and the walking. However, if you are travelling with your elderly parents or relatives, this might be of some concern.

Also, the hotel vicinity feels safe and peaceful amongst other buildings. I would definitely recommend this hotel if you are looking for value-for-money accommodations.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here the night of our wedding and were so pleased by its character, comfort and amazing value. Our wedding was on the same weekend as Clipsal 500 but you would not have known it, the room was so well priced. What a beautiful hotel, we will definately be back.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Napier, New Zealand
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Booked this on the basis of reviews on T.A. and were pleased with the choice. We booked the double room which was good but found the bed too small for me (6' 2") so the next few nights we upgraded to a King size bed for $15 (aux) per night. This upgrade is well worth it and the room was very good.
The breakfast was fine for us, had a variety of cereals and toast, tea, coffee and fruit juice and we really can't see what others reviewers complaining about. It is as advertised.
The location is very handy for all the sights. We didn't have any transport so a walk to the tram or the main buses was about 10 minutes along the same road as the hotel. The mall; gardens and museums were about 15 minutes walk away.
Would we stay there again, sure would if you want a city centre hotel.
After hiring a car and doing a 'ticky tour' we ended up in Glenelg for our last few days and really enjoyed this. If we return to Adelaide we would stay in Glenelg as its so easy to get into Adelaide centre by the tram.

Room Tip: Upper floor and upgrade to a King bed ($15 per night at hotel)
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

This hotel is hard to spot because of its narrow frontage, but when you arrive it is like a tardis with large communal spaces for the use of guests. This theme is repeated in the large standard and king sized rooms (we stayed in both) which are fitted out to a very high standard. Although we did not use it the hotel provides a well fitted clean and spacious kitchen and dining room, where guests are able to watch the pennies and cents and prepare their own meals at any time. Central Market is about 20 minutes walk away where there is a huge selection of good value meat, fruit and vegetables to choose from.

Originally built as a boys' home and later used as an Aboriginal Education centre, the building has been skilfully converted into a welcoming hotel whilst also respecting the listed status awarded by the National Trust.

Continental breakfast and newspapers are included in the room price and our only complaint was the powdery and rather boring muesli. Rooms do not generally have much of a view, a top floor room would probably get you one.

Staff were courteous and quietly efficient and full marks goes to the reception desk who answered a whole range of questions confidently and politely and the icing on the cake was when the receptionist offered to post our postcards for us.

Without doubt this hotel is a wonderful find and excels at all levels. Room rates are reasonable with the three day package offering particularly good value. If we return to Adelaide we would not hesitate to return.

Room Tip: Ask for high floor
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 223 Wakefield Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Adelaide
#7 Business Hotel in Adelaide
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Adabco Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Adabco Boutique Hotel (formerly Wakefield Residence) is set in one of Adelaide's significant and beautiful heritage buildings. It has 70 elegantly appointed rooms with modern furnishing, appliances and finishes. The spacious rooms are all equipped with a flat screen LCD TV, Foxtel, high speed broadband access and a large executive desk for the corporate traveller. Situated in the heart of the city, the hotel is within walking distance to the restaurant precincts of Hutt Street, North Terrace, the Convention Centre, Hindley Street, Chinatown, the Central Market, and the Rundle Mall shopping precinct. Adabco Boutique hotel is an independent hotel suited to the discerning traveller that requires a retreat from the pressures of travel and access to some of the city's major and most memorable attractions. ... more   less 
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