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“Fantastic Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Stamford Grand Adelaide
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Moseley Square, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia   |  
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Glenelg
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Fantastic Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The Hotel is located right on the beach at Glenelg with the restaurant strip and tram stop just outside the entrance. Transport into the city was a pleasant 30 minute tram ride costing $4.50 for the full day. The room booked was king room, with balcony. Room received was king room with window (non opening). Rooms were relatively spacious and well equipped. The airconditioner was very noisy and necessary as windows could not be opened. The lighting in the room was minimal, with only one switch for the bedside lights meaning both had to be either on or off - inconvenient. Little to no storage in the bathroom, but a full bath was provided. Breakfast prices at the upper end as were the Restaurant prices compared to the MANY out on the strip.
Overall a pleasant stay and I would stay again.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Justin_Higgins, General Manager at Stamford Grand Adelaide, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Dear Robyn S

Thank you for posting your review following your recent stay with us. I was delighted to note that you took advantage of our great location and enjoyed a trip to the city centre on the tram. You will be pleased to note that we are about to embark on a major refurbishment of our guest rooms and public areas and this will resolve some quirks related to old air conditioning units and lighting as well. I pleased to read that you would stay again and look forward to welcoming you back to the Stamford Grand Adelaide in the future.

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Everything was perfect.
A room on the 11th floor overlooking the Adelaide hills.
A great dinner where the food was excellent
Breakfast also had so many choices
the staff were friendly, and nothing was a problem
Would be staying here again.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Justin_Higgins, General Manager at Stamford Grand Adelaide, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Dear Christine S

Thank you for your kind words following your stay with us last month. I was delighted to read that you found everything to be “perfect”. We aim to be ‘exceptional in every sense’ and it looks like we hit the nail on the head in this instance. Many people choose the ocean side of the hotel when they stay so I was pleased to note you enjoyed the city side as this has beautiful views of the Glenelg surrounds, city and Adelaide Hills made more spectacular at night time. Thank you again for your time and we look forward to welcoming you back next time you’re in Adelaide.

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Queensland, Australia
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37 hotel reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Stamford Grand has the most wonderful location. With panoramic view over the ocean and a collection of great eating places on the doorstep, this hotel is really well positioned. As is the case with many restaurants and hotels with great views, when you take away the scenery there's a lot of flaws left. The Stamord Grand really needs to spend some omney on an upgrade. The rooms are tired and nowehere near the 5 star potential of this hotel.

There are several small inclusions in a quality hotel that it's not unreaosnable to expect. One is the iron. In a hotel of this standard it would be expected that rooms are provided with a steam iron. These are not expensive to buy. The rooms at the Stamford have meagre little lightweight travel irons with poor temperature control and a plastic bottle to spray water on your clothes. Ordinary!

If you're passing through, it's probably not a bad place to stay but its certainly not a destination in itself until there's some major work done. And if you do stay, request an ocean view room. My view of the car park was most unspectacular.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Justin_Higgins, General Manager at Stamford Grand Adelaide, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Dear seaview088

Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us. You will be pleased to know we are in the final design stages of a major refurbishment which will include our guest rooms and public areas. We have also just placed an order for new steam irons for all our guest rooms as we understand the need for a decent iron when you’re travelling. Thank you again for your time and I trust we can look forward to welcoming you back to the Stamford Grand Adelaide in the future.

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Brighton Australia
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

The location is very central and right on the beach. The rooms are big and we had a balcony which was nice and sunny in the morning. The bathroom was large enough but a bit on the garish side re decor. The overall feel of this place is very grand and a bit tired. I would stay here again but would request a room facing the sea as rooms facing the front also overlook the car park and the noise from the surrounding bars can be a problem. Great pool area and dining put this in the very good catorgary.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Justin_Higgins, General Manager at Stamford Grand Adelaide, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Dear Brightonchick_10

Thank you for your informative and gracious review. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and you were able to take advantage of our great location, outdoor pool deck and wonderful dining options. You will be pleased to note that we are about to embark on a major refurbishment which will enhance this iconic hotel further and provide our guests with even more reasons to return. I trust you will be one of them and we can look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Have stayed here several times, whenever I visit Adelaide. The service is excellent, rooms magnificent with expansive views across the bay. Breakfast was very good, although a little crowded on Sunday morning - but that's because it's so good, right! Can thoroughly recommend this hotel which is in a wonderful location, walking distance to fabulous restaurants, excellent views and walks around Glenelg, and a tram stop to the city outside the door.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Justin_Higgins, General Manager at Stamford Grand Adelaide, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Dear Evaret

Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us in January. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay so much and that you have become somewhat of a regular. I would be honoured if you would make yourself known to me next time you stay as it is lovely to know that you are coming to us from the UK reasonably regularly. Your next stay will, no doubt, be even better than your last as we are about to undertake a major refurbishment, further enhancing our iconic hotel. Thanks again for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back next time you’re in Adelaide.

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The Stamford Grand in Glenelg is right on the beach close to Jetty Road where there are plenty of restaurants and shops, the only tram in South Australia stops outside. Rooms were comfortable and the staff where super friendly no request was a problem.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Justin_Higgins, General Manager at Stamford Grand Adelaide, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Dear 48Lmonty

Thank you for posting your ‘short but sweet’ review following your recent stay with us. I was delighted to read that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful and I was also pleased to read that you were able to take advantage of our wonderful location. Being from the city of trams, I’m sure you’d have found the fact that Adelaide’s one and only tram service terminates outside our front door very handy for an easy ride into the city centre. Thank you again for your time and we look forward to your next visit.

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Perth, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Very dated rooms, views to carpark, restaurant staff sighed at every request and our medium sized party was made to feel like a hindrance when we dined the night of our arrival, will not stay again - very disappointed!
Breakfast was good with waitstaff at breakfast super friendly - older lady who was very kind.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Justin_Higgins, General Manager at Stamford Grand Adelaide, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear castlegustskull

Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your recent stay. Please accept my sincere apologies that you were made to feel like an interruption to my staff’s day at dinner on the night of your arrival. This is certainly not the level of service we aim to provide and I have shared your feedback with my Director of Food & Beverage to prevent a recurrence. I was pleased to read that the breakfast team were able to make amends in some small way. You may be interested to note that we are about to undertake a major refurbishment which will incorporate both guest rooms and public areas. Whilst you have indicated you won’t be staying with us again I do hope you’ll reconsider this next time you’re in Adelaide.

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Additional Information about Stamford Grand Adelaide

Address: Moseley Square, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Glenelg
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Glenelg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Stamford Grand Adelaide 4*
Number of rooms: 220
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