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Free & Easy 4 Days in Adelaide

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Free & Easy 4 Days in Adelaide

Hi, I am travelling to Adelaide with a girl friend of mine on 27th March till 1st April 2014 . Will be staying at Grand Chancellor on Hindley. May I know is this a good hotel? Convenient for food, shopping area etc? What are the places or things to do in Adelaide? Would appreciate your advise thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Free & Easy 4 Days in Adelaide

It really depends on your idea of "good", as it's rather subjective. It is however great location for proximity to shopping and dining options. What rate are you paying?

PS. Free & Easy isn't a term we use in Australia, and in the worst case, could be interpreted vastly differently from what you are expecting :) I think 'Flexible Plans' maybe better

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2. Re: Free & Easy 4 Days in Adelaide

The OP has used the heading to gain our attention and would like our help with ideas/suggestions.

Free & Easy is listed in The Dinkum Dictionary (a ripper guide to Aussie English)

Free & Easy-spontaneous, casual, informal

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Yes, that's right, 'free and easy' as a general expression means all those things and also, depending on which dictionary you're looking at, friendly, uninhibited and lacking normal concern for propriety. The first time I came across the term used in a travel sense was on this forum and I know I am not the only one who needed it explained. People who have been on the forum for a while might have become familiar with it but there will be people who are not familiar with it. If I understand correctly it means independent travel rather than a tour or a package. Individually tailored and flexible, but not exactly spontaneous and certainly not uninhibited. It's good to make overseas visitors aware when a term they use with a specific meaning has a broader or different meaning here.

VV-Joon, in order to suggest >>places or things to do in Adelaide<< it would help to know what sorts of things you are interested in, what do you enjoy doing on holidays, and why did you choose Adelaide, what was it that inspired you to choose that destination and what are your expectations of it?

Edited: 1:24 am, March 15, 2014
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4. Re: Free & Easy 4 Days in Adelaide

I have stayed at the grand chancellor, and didnt sleep well due to the window wouldnt close properly...this was some years ago. Ask for a room at backmof building as hindley street can be very noisy on weekends, as this is where there are many nightclubs and drunks in the street....and please dont say you are easy on hindley street... walk out of your hotel to the right and withing a few minutes you are at the rundle mall shopping area....there is supermarkets there jusk ask someone. The adelaide city council has recenlt moved the tourist booth way down the other end of the mall.....stupid move, where no tourists are....the free city bus is at the start of the mall at hindley street intersection. Stay safe and always with your friend in the evening when out, and have a great time! Dont leave your drinks unattended when at a nightclub....walk over to the casino...hotel will tell you lots of info....you are central to all you need.

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Hi... Really thanks for all the info & advice. Appreciate.

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>>Hi... Really thanks for all the info & advice. Appreciate.<<

Actually I thought it was mostly questions and preliminary clarifications. This is just the start of the process of planning. What more must we say to get a useful conversation going?

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7. Re: Free & Easy 4 Days in Adelaide

Hi, I haven't stayed that the Grand Chancellor at Hindley Street, however I've been into the lobby and it appears to be a nice hotel, and has overall good ratings. It's on Hindley Street, which is a little on the "seedy" side, esp very late at night, however there is always a lot of people around. If you head out of the hotel in an easterly direction (towards your right as you're heading out from the hotel) You'll soon discover quaint and historic Leigh Street with quality cafe's and restaurants (first street on the right heading eastward up Hindley) then if you continue up Hindley Street and crossover King William Street it then turns into Rundle Mall; Adelaide's premier shopping precinct, then it goes onto Rundle Street East, filled with cafe's, bars and restaurants, enjoy.

Here's a blog with further information about Adelaide that may be a useful reference and more information as well.

http://adelaide-australia.blogspot.com/

Edited: 6:37 am, March 17, 2014
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8. Re: Free & Easy 4 Days in Adelaide

Hi all,

Really appreciate all the info. The 'Free & Easy' here is referring to a non package tour. I did not choose to go Adelaide, I have won a grand lucky draw 4 days 3 nights to Adelaide that include air ticket & hotel stay, but exclude the fuel charges, airport taxes & visa. Some friends told me that kangaroo island, Barossa & Hahndorf Wine is a 'not to be miss' places to go. Is it true? As these 2 places will easily take up 2 full days of my time. And they told me there is nothing to shop in Adelaide except their chocolate is real good. Seems like my hotel is located in a pretty good location for us to acces to foods, drinks & shopping mall. I am really looking forward to it. Thank you :-)

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>>Some friends told me that kangaroo island, Barossa & Hahndorf Wine is a 'not to be miss' places to go. Is it true? As these 2 places will easily take up 2 full days of my time. And they told me there is nothing to shop in Adelaide except their chocolate is real good.<<

First of all just to clarify, it is the Barossa Valley that is a wine area, not Hahndorf. And Kangaroo Island is yet another place. You have listed three places. Those three places are all different. They all offer different scenery and experiences. 'Not to be miss'? That is up to you. It is true they are popular and worthwhile but they do not necessarily suit everyone. What are you interested in? For example are YOU interested in touring wineries or seeing native animals in the wild? How much time did your friends spend there? No matter how enthusiastic they are about the places they visited, if your trip is shorter then you must adjust accordingly. It sounds like you have two full days and two part days, is that right? What time do you fly in/out? Did you research anything about those recommended places, or about Adelaide in general? Have you thought about what you most want to include in your short visit? The fact that you have friends who have visited the region should be really useful in helping you get a head start on deciding what you do want to see and what you don't want to see, even before you seek help on the forum with confirming the details.