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Adabco Boutique Hotel

223 Wakefield St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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#7 of 65 hotels in Adelaide
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Adabco Boutique Hotel (formerly Wakefield Residence) is set in one of Adelaide's significant and beautiful heritage buildings. It has 70 elegantly appointed rooms with modern furnishing, appliances and finishes. The spacious rooms are all equipped with a flat screen LCD TV, Foxtel, high speed broadband access and a large executive desk for the corporate traveller. Situated in the heart of the city, the hotel is within walking distance to the restaurant precincts of Hutt Street, North Terrace, the Convention Centre, Hindley Street, Chinatown, the Central Market, and the Rundle Mall shopping precinct. Adabco Boutique hotel is an independent hotel suited to the discerning traveller that requires a retreat from the pressures of travel and access to some of the city's major and most memorable attractions.
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Property amenities
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Indonesian, Malay
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Z919XMbernardd wrote a review Jan 2021
Melbourne22 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed here for four nights and we were tempted by price - it was $650 for 4 nights. First impressions were good - the staff were very friendly and the building has an old style 'grand' feeling. Our room was nice but very slight run down.. Some of the amenities (eg there is normally a guest kitchen) were not available because of COVID-19, but this was understandable. The reception is only available 8am to 8pm with an emergency mobile number if required. We discovered after 8pm that our kettle had obviously been used to heat milk - or possibly noodles - and was left with a very unpleasant residue. Because of the reception hours this meant we could not resolve this issue till the next day - so no tea for us that night. Reception staff were apologetic and replaced it with a very nice new clean kettle. The day after we checked in we were out all day and our room was serviced. The next day even though we left the 'please make up my room' sign our room was not serviced. It happened to be New Years Day and we did wonder if perhaps there was no servicing on holidays. But again the reception staff were apologetic and promised our room would be serviced the next day. The next day our room was serviced but in a rather careless manner. We had used the mugs provided. One was replaced and the other was left next to the bed - used and unchanged.We also left a used teaspoon in a wineglass and this was just left as it was. While I appreciate that individually these are small things, the combination of these experiences left us a little underwhelmed with the hotel. Cleanliness is a pretty important aspect of a pleasant hotel stay and our experience didn't give us the impression that this was important to the hotel - or at least their servicing staff. On the plus side it is in a great position (if you want to be that side of Adelaide), close to a lot of good cafes and restaurants. It was reasonably priced but, as suggested in my title of this review, you get what you pay for. If attention to detail, cleanliness and consistency is important to you then this may not be the hotel for you.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Response from MayfairAdabcoG M, Marketing at Adabco Boutique Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. We are sorry to read that your stay was below your expectations. We will certainly take your feedback on board and review with our teams. Regards, Michael Collis General Manager
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Sue H wrote a review Mar 2020
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Just spent 5 nights at the Adabco hotel in Adelaide. Very pleasant room on the third floor with a window that opened. How good is that. Timed our visit perfectly as on our first night the hotel was introducing a wine and nibbles session for guests. About 20 guests arrived and spent a convivial hour or so chatting and imbibing. We met Damian the Director of Sales who invited us over to their sister hotel, The Mayfair, for a drink on the house in the roof top bar which was fabulous. Great view of the city and a very mean Margarita. Thanks Damian.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Nice view and quiet on 3rd floor at the back.
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Response from MayfairAdabcoGM, General Manager at Adabco Boutique Hotel
Responded Mar 16, 2020
Hi Sue Thank you for choosing the Adabco for your recent 5 night stay in Adelaide. Its great to read that you enjoyed your stay and also got to meet Damian! See you next time. Best regards Martin Radcliffe General Manager
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Ka7en wrote a review Mar 2020
17 contributions14 helpful votes
I can't write enough good things about this hotel. The hotel, staff and rooms are all spot on. We have stayed at this hotel on 2 occasions and I can't fault the service. An the hotel smells amazing too.. I wouldn't mind knowing what scent they use.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from MayfairAdabcoGM, General Manager at Adabco Boutique Hotel
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Hi Karen What a great review, thank you! I'm really pleased to read that you have enjoyed your visits to the Adabco, and that the service stands out. The scent was carefully chosen through a specialist supplier to the hotel industry. Glad you like it. See you next time. Best regards Martin Radcliffe General Manager
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Lyn R wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions3 helpful votes
Adabco was a lovely hotel, with a very comfortable queen bed and a spotless room. Spacious with room to move and a well appointed bathroom. We enjoyed a buffet breakfast the following morning in the hotels dining room, where there was a good variety of choices. Friendly staff from my phone booking to our departure. Thankyou for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from MayfairAdabcoGM, General Manager at Adabco Boutique Hotel
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Hi Lynette and Raymond Thank you for choosing the Adabco and for taking time to write a TripAdvisor review, Its great to read that your stay was both comfortable and enjoyable, and that our service stood out. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best regards Martin Radcliffe General Manager
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Sally G wrote a review Mar 2020
Penkridge, United Kingdom41 contributions42 helpful votes
Our very first place in Australia. What could be more welcoming than this hotel. Nice room and easily accessible to the rest of Adelaide. Shops and botanical gardens within walking distance. Breakfast well worth having. The staff worked extremely hard and were always friendly and helpful. Couldn’t fault it
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Queen room
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Response from MayfairAdabcoGM, General Manager at Adabco Boutique Hotel
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Hi Sally Welcome to Australia! Thank you for choosing the Adabco. Its great to read that you enjoyed you stay and felt welcome throughout. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit. Best regards Martin Radcliffe General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Adabco Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Adabco Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Mindshift Escape Rooms (0.2 miles), Holey Moley Golf Club Adelaide (0.3 miles), and BrainHackr (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Adabco Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, breakfast buffet, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at Adabco Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Adabco Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Adabco Boutique Hotel?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Adabco Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Messy Tomato, S2 on Flinders, and Social Street S2.
Is Adabco Boutique Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Adelaide.
Are any cleaning services offered at Adabco Boutique Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Adabco Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, Indonesian, and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to Adabco Boutique Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Adelaide Oval (1.1 miles), Carrick Hill (3.7 miles), and General Post Office (0.6 miles).
Is Adabco Boutique Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.