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Rydges South Park Adelaide
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 South Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #38 of 54 hotels in Adelaide
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

A great hotel for business. Had to stay the night for meetings in the city. Easy location to get to from the airport. Short taxi to the city. Had a nice room with a great view of the park which is a nice change for a city hotel. Small gym but had what I needed to work off what I ate in the restaurant. A comfortable stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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The_Hotel_Team, General Manager at Rydges South Park Adelaide, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Thank you for your wonderful feedback. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you stay with us in the near future.

Wayne Woods
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Only got to stay 2 nights as we received some bad news from home and had to cut our stay short. Huge room on top floor. Terrific views of Adelaide CBD. Not as central as I may have hoped but free tram gives access to shopping etc. Comfortable beds, room clean but in need of a paint job. Good breakfast. Desk staff wonderful in helping with our bad news.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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The_Hotel_Team, General Manager at Rydges South Park Adelaide, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
We are priviledged to have the views that we do. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, even though it was only for a short while. The free tram is a great accessory for the hotel and extremely convenient to get to the city.

I do hope you get the opportunity to come back and stay.

Wayne Woods
General Manager
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Broken Hill, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

A nice hotel, close to CBD and airport. However hotel is not up to Rydges usual 4 star standard. Rooms are looking very tired and in desperate need of an upgrade. Not very quiet, can hear a lot of noise both from surrounding rooms and traffic outside. On the positive side hotel is in a good location, reasonably priced and has free car parking.

Breakfast was good, but the service and quality of the dinner in the restaurant was disappointing. Try and get one of the packages which includes breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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The_Hotel_Team, General Manager at Rydges South Park Adelaide, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
We pride ourselves on maintaining a clean hotel and the housekeeping team are thrilled with your feedback. Thank you for pointing out the benefits of our location and the quality of breakfast on offer.

Kind Regards,

Wayne Woods
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

friendly and helpful staff with free parking and free internet. my room was on the 4th floor right on the corner of sth and west terrece but because of the double glazed windows could hardly hear any traffic noise.

room was clean with the only blemishs i couldspot was the water danage on the ceiling over the bed. biggest issue was you could hear everytime the adjoining room turned the taps on, that was quite noisy. overall though was pretty happy

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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The_Hotel_Team, General Manager at Rydges South Park Adelaide, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
Our friendly staff are a great asset to the hotel. The new Housekeeping Manager has certainly made a difference to the cleanliness of the hotel and I am glad this was noticed by you. Thank you for taking the time to write on tripadvisor.

Wayne Woods
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Booked by a client (and paid for so no idea of value for money) the hotel was chosen for location near their office. Having stayed in Rydges before (see Kalgoorlie review) my expectation was reasonable 4 star hotel. A noisy location on a busy intersection with a nice view of the cemetery, unfortunately no time to visit. The receptionist had no idea how to process a UK credit card and managed to get two cards declined. She should have asked if a PIN was needed. The public areas, particularly on higher floors were very tired with chipped paint. The room was average and soulless.
Breakfast was included and mediocre. Hard poached eggs sat on half bagels, a tangle of bacon, appalling sausages, lumpy scrambled egg and watery coffee in a pump flask. As far as i remember you could have any bread as long as it was white.
Not to be repeated.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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The_Hotel_Team, General Manager at Rydges South Park Adelaide, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
The Executive Chef and I have recently revamped the breakfast buffet to ensure our offerings not only meet but exceed our guests expectations. I do apologise for the unsatisfactory stay. We do take your feedback on board and have implemented the necessary training and changes requied to improve the quality of our service.

Wayne Woods
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

My balcony was shared with no privacy, my 'spectacular ' view was actually of west terrace grave yard. Pool was filthy with heaps of dust at the floor, two of my lights didn't work it my room, my room felt dusty n dirty with marks all over the walls and old furniture . Reception personnel weren't Very friendly and put me on hold for 20mins just to make a booking, disgracefull. I want a full refund or ill go to the tourism n hospitality ombudsman. In comparison to other hotels I stayed at, this ruined my partner and I anniversary. Thanks rydges

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

As others have mentioned not quite the best Rydges out there although it is competitively priced and the free Internet and car parking are awesome. Staff are friendly and great to deal with.

Restaurant and bar has some amazing views, and again great staff, although menu could use a couple of additions.

Would stay again :)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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The_Hotel_Team, General Manager at Rydges South Park Adelaide, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
Thank you for the positive plug on the free internet and parking, as well as the staff and views. You will be happy to know, our kitchen team have just launched the new spring/summer menu with some exciting new items.
Look forward to your feedback about the new menu, when you next visit.

Wayne Woods
General Manager
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Additional Information about Rydges South Park Adelaide

Address: 1 South Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Luxury Hotel in Adelaide
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Rydges South Park Adelaide 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Next to the parklands with views of the Adelaide Hills; near the beach & the wine growing regions of the Clare & Barossa Valleys. ... more   less 
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