I usually stay at one of the Oaks self-contained apartments on North Terrace (near the Convention Centre) when visiting Adelaide. However, this time around, I wanted to try somewhere a little closer to most of the amenities in the CBD.
Upon arriving to the hotel in mid-afternoon, one of the porters ran out to greet me and took my luggage while I check in. I must admit to being very impressed by the enthusiastic nature of all the staff. I've stayed in many hotels around the country and I can tell you I have come to not expect much so this was really pleasant.
As the hotel only opened in early April 2010, everything looked brand new. I was given a room on the 9th floor and it was just a floor above a parking building at the back of the hotel. Nothing spectacular but nothing to complain about. The room was nice and spacious for a short stay. I used the gym twice and there is enough equipment to cater for 5-6 people at a time. The TV on the the machines still wasn't operational during my stay but I'm sure it'll be very handy once it works.
Lastly, a word about taxis in Adelaide. They are far and few and you are better off walking to the top of Rundle Mall (just across the street) and catch one at the designated taxi rank. There seems no point in calling and booking one. It's just a waste of time...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax in the refreshingly modern surrounds of Crowne Plaza Adelaide, a hub for the savvy traveller. Here in the heart of the city, you are only a short walk from many attractions, including Rundle Street's fashion boutiques and lively café culture, Adelaide Oval, National Wine Centre and a pleasant 20 minute journey takes you to the Adelaide Hills Wine region. At the hotel, our welcome is warm and genuine. Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure our friendly team will help you connect with whatever you need. Comfortable guestrooms, some with furnished balconies, offer fast wifi and plenty of space for relaxing or working. You can unwind in the lap pool, enjoy a work-out in our well-equipped fitness centre, and dine indoors or alfresco at Redsalt Restaurant and Bar. Designed to please in so many ways, the multi award-winning IHG Rewards Club delivers ongoing value and real benefits including free Internet, and extended checkout times. From the moment you arrive, everything we offer and everything we do is designed to support your comfort and pleasure. Crowne Plaza Adelaide. Where contemporary style meets urban convenience. ... more less
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