We booked the Playford as it was ranked No1 with Trip Advisor, we were not disappointed. We were traveling with our 7 month old son to see family so we booked a studio spa suite so that he could sleep in a separate room with the door closed while we watched TV, ate, showered etc. It was perfect. I called ahead and requested a cot which was already made up on our arrival. We had flown from Perth and were greeted so warmly from the moment we arrived, nothing is too hard for the staff who treated us so well and accommodated any request we had promptly. Each time we stepped out of the car a friendly face welcomed and assisted us with the baby and all our equipment.
The room itself was nice, clean and big enough for the three of us. The only downside was the lack of a view as we were looking directly out at the dingy wall of the building next door. Not much can be done about it though. If you were staying for a romantic getaway I would request a room facing another direction, but for our trip it was not important. Housekeeping do an excellent job, there are not enough hotels who leave chocolates on your pillow anymore, I loved this trip down memory lane, I am also a chocoholic! The only niggle was that the sugar was not replenished at all during our 3 day stay. The suites, however, do have a small sink, fridge and microwave which is excellent when traveling with children. We were able to wash up bottles and other paraphernalia associated with babies. There is also cutlery and crockery which makes getting some take away a viable option.
The in house guest laundry is a fabulous option when traveling with a baby as a laundry service can get very costly when you have many items to be laundered. Being able to pop down and do a load myself for less than $10 (included washing liquid and an hour in the dryer) was perfect.
We had room service for a lunch and dinner, the serves are not overly generous but the food is good and again the service is brilliant. For the convenience when traveling with a baby who needs his sleeps, it was a good option.
We had breakfast in the restaurant one morning, it was amazing, we didn't need lunch that day. We tried to have breakfast again but being on baby sleep times we didn't manage the second booking. The quality of locally sourced produce was great and the varied choices was amazing. The banana, agave, activated walnuts and chia was a lovely surprise. Some really intelligent and exciting breakfast options. Chocaholics are definitely catered for, churros, chocolate fondue, dark chocolate gogi berries, YUM! The health conscious are also catered for with a wide selection of beautifully prepared and cooked vegetarian options such as sauteed broccolini and asparagus, gourmet potato and mixed vegetable 'hash", activated nuts and gourmet yogurts. Of course bacon, eggs and saugages are available and are locally sourced and beautifully prepared.
Thanks to the staff at the Playford, you made our trip amazing!
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