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“Good hotel for tight budgets” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rydges South Park Adelaide

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Rydges South Park Adelaide
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1 South Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #24 of 55 Hotels in Adelaide
Adelaide
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4 hotel reviews
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“Good hotel for tight budgets”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Reasonably clean and tidy. Just a short drive from the CBD, the Adelaide Showgrounds and the Entertainment Centre
Only down point is that the car park can be a bit full if you arrive late.
But generally speaking it was good value for money.

Room Tip: Make sure your room has a view on the park and the hills not on west terrace.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Jeremy B, General Manager at Rydges South Park Adelaide, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and found our location convenient.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Mildura, Victoria, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I stayed at rydges in August this year for 6 nights . Our stay was a little interrupted by a few dramas first night there the Fire alarm went off at 1am or 2am in the morning I had to wake my children from there sleep to tell them we all had to evacuate. After 15minutes or so we were told it was a false alarm. The second night we were woken up on a few occasions to car alarms and lift . However You cannot help the cons at the time .Overall room was clean and tidy the staff are always happy to assist .Would recommend this motel to any families looking for reasonable accommodation only minutes away from cdb

Room Tip: rooms near lift can be quit noisy the further away from lift the better
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jeremy B, General Manager at Rydges South Park Adelaide, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Thank you for providing your review. I do apologies for the disturbance caused by the fire alarm. I am glad you found the staff to be friendly and helpful.
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

being a priority member,I use Rydges whenever possible.Rydges Adelaide is perfectly located.The staff and in particular Katie are an asset.The hotel is tired by Rydges standards but is clean. Troubles with room 403 air conditioner weren't fixed on the Friday night and weren't recorded by overnight staff. Saturday manager tried and would have changed rooms except booked out so we agreed to a financial rebate ( very satisfied with outcome) Chairs were broken an in fact dangerous if sat on. Catering for breakfasts was very good.

Room Tip: Ask for one overlooking the park
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Jeremy B, General Manager at Rydges South Park Adelaide, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Thank you for your feedback. I will ensure this is passed on to Katie, she is a great asset to our team.
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Neenah, WI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I stayed here 1 night for a business trip, being familiar with the very nice Rydges in Auckland NZ. Adelaide Rydges is not in the same league. Friendly staff. Older, somewhat small hotel (70s or early 80s?), carpets, furniture and bathroom (with whirlpool tub) looked a bit dated and tired. Hallways are cramped and narrow but my 2nd floor room was quite large with a balcony overlooking a large park, not too far from airport. Traffic and hallway noise and voices from neighboring rooms are noticeable and a bit annoying. Bar and restaurant on 6th (top) floor looked shopworn and cramped, skip it. I did not use pool or gym. Surrounding neighborhood looks a bit tired with quite a few vacant lots, empty homes and closed businesses. However, busy Chinatown is only about a 10 minute walk with many good restaurant choices. Rates are typical for class by Australian standards (i.e. quite expensive for what you get.) Overall, OK for a night or two, nothing outstanding but not horrible.

Room Tip: Rooms facing park are also on a busy street.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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37 hotel reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

used on business trip, 3 nights room was clean, tidy and comfortable, the timber furniture was getting close to its use by date and showed it yet not a real problem just a comment, was given room 606 found out that the bar was located just around the corner and the bar has seating just near the room so you did get some noise from those using the bar and who decided to chat a tad loudly so would recomend a room on lower floor, breakfast was an expensive item at $20 for continental option and they charged for the brewed coffee no charge mentioned at delivery yet which was discovered at check out by my colleague!

Room Tip: dont take 6th floor unless last option and the room offered is furthest away from bar area
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jeremy B, General Manager at Rydges South Park Adelaide, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Thank you for your review. I am glad you found the hotel to be good value for money. I do apologise you were not aware there was an additional charge for espresso coffee.
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Sydney, Australia
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34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights whilst visiting Adelaide. Our room was on a high floor at the back of the hotel. We had a view overlooking Adelaide CBD and the Hills. The room had a new bathroom but the rest of the room could have done with a "facelift". Our only criticism was that you could hear the wind coming in underneath the balcony door. It wasn't particularly windy when we were there but it did feel like we were experiencing a mini cyclone and did cause disrupted sleep. I don't know if this problem can be fixed but I did notify reception on departure. The staff are friendly and helpful and both our dinner in the restaurant and the buffet breakfast were delicious. Would recommend staying here.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jeremy B, General Manager at Rydges South Park Adelaide, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Thank you for your review. We have since had the seals replaced on the balcony door to stop any wind entering. It was great to hear you enjoyed your dinner and breakfast. I will ensure your feedback is passed on the staff.
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Brisbane, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
70 hotel reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for one night before boarding the Indian Pacific train to Perth. We were allocated a room on the first floor overlooking South Terrace park. We found the room quiet enough and it had a renovated bathroom. The bed was comfortable and the room clean and spacious. One negative though - the bedside alarm went off at midnight! Housekeeping could check this when making up rooms. On check-in, we had been offered and accepted a good buffet breakfast deal which we thought good value when enjoying our breakfast at the Deck Cafe the following morning. There was plenty to choose from including fresh fruit, yoghurt, toast, muffins, cereal, juice and hot dishes. The staff we encountered at reception were friendly and helpful and on check-out, agreed to store our luggage for us until it was time to head to the train station. The location of the hotel suited our needs as we were able to walk to the tram to Glenelg where we spent some hours. We also appreciated the hotel courtesy shuttle ride to the station late in the afternoon. Overall, our experience at Rydges South Park was excellent.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Jeremy B, General Manager at Rydges South Park Adelaide, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. I hope you enjoyed your train trip. It was good to hear you took advantage of our complimentary shuttle to the train station. Our buffet breakfast is very popular and I will make sure the Chef is aware you enjoyed it.
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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:
#13 Business Hotel in Adelaide
#19 Luxury Hotel in Adelaide
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges South Park Adelaide 4.5*
Number of rooms: 97
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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