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“Only 3 star, but at the price is very good value.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Feathers Hotel

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The Feathers Hotel
516 Glynburn Rd, Burnside, South Australia, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Burnside B&B and Inns
Melbourne, AU
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83 hotel reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Only 3 star, but at the price is very good value.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Others have commented on the authentic 1960's decor. It certainly appears that nothing has been changed since then, adn while this may add to the nostalgia value it detracts form the score on quality. For example, in 1966 the plumbing was shiny new chrome. Today the plumbing is rusty, so even though they may clean it, the plug hole is brown and looks dirty. There is a very weird partition to divide the handbasin from the bed. We had room 2, which was a corner so allowed more light and also some cross-ventilation. The room is quite small. Adelaide had heavy bookings that weekend, and many city hotels had jacked their prices way up. We paid $90 per night, which is a pretty cheap price (or a reflection on what others think of the Feathers). The big negative, which brought this back a star was housekeeping. Having got back to the room at 2am from a family function, we hung out the Do Not Disturb sign so we'd get a good sleep in. Housekeeping banged on the door at 8.30am very loudly. I asked if they could see the Do Not Disturb sign. She shouted back through the door that she had finished cleaning and if we didn't let her in right then we wouldn't get fresh towels. Why couldn't she understand that "Do Not Disturb" means "Do Not Disturb"? We were VERY UNIMPRESSED.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 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
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Wiltshire
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102 reviews 102 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

We didn't stay in The Feathers, but ate in its restaurant, which is what this review is based upon. As well as the a la carte menu, they do a help yourself three course buffet, which is exceptional value for money. The food is good honest pub grub - there's loads of choice and you can go back as many times as you want! Starter is a choice of either soup or items from a salad bar (or both!), with mains coming from a carvery selection (usually a choice of fish and several meats), with a variety of vegetable accompaniments. There are then cold and hot desserts, with a further selection of cakes and items to go with your tea or coffee!!! It's very easy to overeat, so if you're going for this option make sure you're really hungry. The service was efficient and friendly.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

very gud hotel n will stay there again when i visit

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2011

The Feathers Hotel has been a local landmark in my old hometown for ages. It was built in the '70s as a sort faux English manor, but surprisingly this style has endured without major modification and it still retains the original appeal (really!). The rooms are small, tiny actually, but light, clean and airy without a 'shut in' feel. We paid A$85 for a double, so the price is keen. It's a handy main road location not too far from the CBD in a relatively quiet suburb with access to local shopping. Not a massive mall mind, just little 'village' shops. Although we didn't dine in, the restaurant has enjoyed a good reputation over the years and next door the hotel has acquired the old petrol station and turned it into a cafe for breakfasts etc as well as an apartment next door, so if you have a big family this is worth checking out.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Address: 516 Glynburn Rd, Burnside, South Australia, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Burnside
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Burnside
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