We stayed here for 6 nights in May 2011. There are 8 apartments in the single building plus a large house at the front which is a separate building. All 8 apartments seem to have similar features. The apartment we used was upstairs at the rear of the building and had a adequate size balcony with a table & 2 chairs which got the afternoon sun. The inside consisted of 3 rooms, large lounge/kitchen/dining bench with 4 electric cooking hobs and a microwave oven, bedroom with queen sized bed shelving & wardrobe, and a very good size bathroom/toilet with a good shower. The advertised Internet connection worked well for us. The heating, if needed, also worked well. The location of the apartment was superb being only a very short walk to the tram station and a shopping centre containing supermarket, butcher, travel centre, Subway, greengrocer, and several other shops. This was important as being a non serviced apartment provisions need to be purchased. The main shopping street of Jetty Road is less than 1 minute walk away. Jetty Road has many restaurants, cafes, liquor shops, and may be probably another 200 shops. The Jetty Road shopping street could be 400 metres long but distance is no problem as there is a free tram that runs approximately every 15 minutes. The beach is 400 metres away which is an easy pleasant walk or one could use the free tram both ways.
The apartments address is Brighton Road which is a very busy traffic street, the apartments are set well back from the street and no traffic noise could be heard at all. We found it to be excellent for a peaceful sleep and also very quite during the daytime. Access to the Adelaide CDB for us was by the regular tram and this took 30-40 mins. A 1 day tram pass cost A$8.60 per adult and this could be used throughout the Adelaide Metro area (tram, buses, rail) including the Adelaide Hills. We found we had no need for a rental car, the public transport being more than adequate for us. Taxi to Adelaide Airport was A$21.00.
We found best features to be location to shops & restaurants, transport, and the apartment cost. In comparison to the very expensive apartment options close to the beach, these apartments have to be amongst the very best value in Glenelg. At about 40% of the cost of the modern high rises by the beach it is very hard to discard these apartments.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Glenelg Gateway Apartments offers quality fully furnished and self contained accommodation at very affordable and competitive rates. The apartments are conveniently located in Glenelg and are just a few metres away from the Jetty Road shopping precinct. These apartments are a one minute’s walk to the city-bound tram stop, supermarket and all your shopping needs. ... more less
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