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Rockford Adelaide
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   164 Hindley St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia (Formerly Quality Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #23 of 55 Hotels in Adelaide
Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“The good, the bad and the excellent!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

There are so many options when it comes to places to stay in Adelaide, after lots of research i chose the Rockford. Overall, a great place to stay. I chose to stay in a Superior King Suite with spa bath. The bed was not a true "king size" bed, instead was two large singles joined together. Although comfortable, there was of course the annoying part in the centre of the bed where both mattresses joined. The spa was great, i loved being able to lie back in the spa and watch a movie. It was a slight disappointment not to have a choice of in house movies, but not the end of the world. My room was large and comfortable with a modernish style. My stay was for 5 nights including a weekend, my room overlooked Hindley street which was no problem until Friday night came. There is a night club directly across from the hotel which of course means loud bass pounding music until the early hours. It was obvious that there wasn't going to be much sleep coming but i was very pleasantly surprised that on the delivery of some late night room service brought by the night manager, that a change of room was offered and attempted. Unfortunately, no suitable room was available but i was assured that i would be moved for my final nights stay. I was a little skeptical, but was told to call reception the next morning when i was ready to be moved and sure enough, the manager was quickly at my door providing a hand to move my luggage and i was in the new room in no time. The hotel is great value for money and offers very comfortable and clean accommodation. Room service was a great option, although my only criticism would be that there is a very limited late night selection which could easily be improved. The biggest let down would be my one and only breakfast from the hotel (in room). I ordered an omelette with ham, cheese and tomato and sadly, it was terrible! More like two very well and hard fried eggs with some stuffing in between. Oh well, can't win them all! I must say though, i had many other meals via room service which were all excellent. There are lots of places very close by to eat and if you don't let the very "interesting" walk along Hindley street past many massage parlours, adult dance venues and shish cafe's up towards Rundle Mall, then your choice of menu is almost unlimited. So overall, The Rockford is somewhere i would definitely stay again. The staff are a stand out, all were very friendly and happy to help with any assistance required.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

The hotel is getting on in years and is in need of a make over. This being said the staff more than make up for the hotel being a bit tired.
The restaurant was excellent and the staff and waiter could not have been better, they made you feel very special.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Tanunda, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We had high expectations for our stay due to website write ups and photos but found sadly we were disapointed in the standard . We paid for an upgraded room but wern't happy with the quality of the suite for a room of this level. Our bed was hard & pillows flat (not fluffy as website described) No in house movie selection or tv guide. On a positive the room was a good size and well set out and resonably clean. The check in/out staff were not friendly however resturant , food & staff were fantastic. We are by no means fussy nor stuck up and still enjoyed ourselves just felt the described standard was lacking compared to equivalent hotels stayed at in past.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We have stayed here several times and always been happy with the hotel rooms and quality of service. The rooms are very generous in size and the restaurant has good food and service. Good central location in the city. Excellent value.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Obviously an older hotel although our room had been refurbished. We upgraded to a suite after reading other reviews. Breakfast simple but suffice. No safe in our room. Highly recommend the restaurant for dinner. Suggest if parking required book before hand as limited number of spaces available.

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  • Stayed June 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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Port Augusta, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Friendly staff and great wine to accompany tasty food. Room was spacious and well equipped all at a reasonable rate. Will be back again as the Rockford is in a central location and well situated for the CBD of Adelaide

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The Motel is located in the University sector of Adelaide and close to all shopping including the Adelaide Malls. The accommodation was very good and the price was excellent. The beds were of a very high standard which alloed for a great nights sleep. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Rockford Adelaide

Address: 164 Hindley St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia (Formerly Quality Hotel)
Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Adelaide
#18 Luxury Hotel in Adelaide
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Rockford Adelaide 4*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our boutique style hotel in Adelaide is a non smoking 4 1/2 star accommodation that provides the highest level of guest comfort and quality with spacious, modern contemporary style rooms. Guest rooms consist of Standard Queen rooms, Superior King rooms, Deluxe King rooms, Superior King suites with spa baths, plus Deluxe King suites with kitchenettes. Hotel facilities include state of the art conference and function services, an exquisite restaurant, relaxing lounge bar and health facilities including the roof top heated pool that captures panoramic views of the cityscape.Spice Market restaurant and lounge bar located on the ground floor offers an extensive a la carte dinner menu infused with stunning spices. A tapestry of taste complimented by the finest selection of wines sourced locally. Relax by the eco-friendly fire place during winter with quality food, great wines and vibrant cityscape views.Located in the vibrant Art's precinct of the city's bustling West End, the Rockford Adelaide is centrally located to all of Adelaide's major attractions including the Convention Centre, Casino, shopping mall, museums and galleries, Adelaide Oval and education establishments. Rockford Adelaide is conveniently situated only 5km from the Adelaide Airport and 1.5Km from the interstate train terminal and is in close proximity to local golf courses, parks and public transport services. ... more   less 
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