Only spent one night here on the company account but will review it as if I paid my own hard earned $’s for it.
I also spent one night at the Holiday Inn at Tullamarine airport beforehand then two nights at the Intercontinental in Melbourne. A couple of weeks ago I spent 2 nights at the Crown Metropol and one at the Crown Promenade in Melbourne.
My fave of these recent stays was this Intercontinental in Adelaide due to everything in the room overall that was ‘just right’. The air con, the bed, the lighting (day & night), the bathroom and amenities, the staff, the room service breakfast, the restaurant dinner… all were ‘just right’.
Okay, if you look hard enough there are slight signs of wear and tear but overall I was very satisfied and will stay again next time the company sends me to Adelaide (I have other choices but this one worked well for me).
I was in Room 1802 which overlooked the new cricket ground and looks out over the river. Nice enough view. Room was right around corner from the elevators yet it was extremely quiet so no issues with noise. The air con was super quiet and worked really well.
Staff at check in were very friendly and efficient and explained ‘what’s where’.
My room was a very decent size and was kind of a hexagonal shape which I liked for something different. Bed was king size and very comfortable (not hard). Room had a flat screen TV was really big (especially for a hotel room). Desk was big and had 3 power points and data etc.
I had a 2 seater couch, 2 chairs, full length mirror, 2 phones (1 by bed, 1 on desk), fridge, full mini bar, tea/coffee making, iron & ironing board, bedside clock, lamps, etc.
My bathroom was a really decent size with marble tiling, a full bath, huge shower, great lighting, etc. Slippers, bathrobes, HUGE towels, hairdryer, nice toiletries, really good amenities kit including the best sewing kit I’ve ever seen in a motel room amenity pack. The only downside I can think of is that the entry to the bathroom is quite narrow through two bi-fold doors which may prove a little bit more challenging for a wheelchair perhaps.
Had dinner in the hotel’s restaurant and it was very, very nice and the wait staff were friendly whilst remaining professional. They knew the food they were serving very well, etc.
My breakfast was room service and was lovely. The meal was hot as was my drink, etc. Lovely fresh juice also.
Personally I would not choose to pay the amount of money it costs to stay at a place like the Intercontinental but only because I am a happy backpacker/budget accoms girl with the odd splurge on a 4 or 5 star in my personal life. I enjoyed it as much as the Crown Promenade, Crown Metropol and Intercontinental Melbourne (but not as much as the V Hotel in Bali – it will take a lot to surpass those rooms and the breakfast for me – even though I did pay for that one myself!).
This hotel is in a great location; walking, trams, Rundle Mall, the river etc. All close by.
The reason I rated the 'value' as 3/5 (average) is the same as I rate most places over about $150 to $170 a night as average... the price paid just seems so over the top sometimes when I know I can stay at a little boutique hotel with everything I need for a fraction of the cost. Just because I really liked the place doesn't mean I think it is 'good value' overall. So ignore that rating if you like! :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Positioned exclusively along the banks of the River Torrens, adjacent to the Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide Convention Centre and the Casino, InterContinental Adelaide effortlessly blends luxury with comfort. Each of our 367 spacious, well appointed guestrooms offer clean designs and an elegant marble bathroom featuring walk-in shower, separate bath and large vanity area. Specifically designed for the needs of the global traveller, each guestroom offers uninterrupted views across the historic city of Adelaide, high speed internet access and a spacious and ergonomically designed work area. For more than two decades the hotel’s collection of 21 suites have been home to world leaders, heads of state and visiting celebrities from across the globe. To take exclusivity and luxury a level further, our Club InterContinental, located on level 21, offers private lounge access for the most discerning of guests. Enjoy an elegant meal in our signature restaurant, Riverside, or indulge in award-winning Japanese cuisine in Shiki. Both restaurants boast extensive wine lists featuring a selection of award-winning Adelaide wines and rare gems designed to complement your dining experience perfectly. The Atrium Lounge provides an elegant, relaxing atmosphere for afternoon tea, cocktails or late-night drinks. It is the ideal place to unwind on a Friday night, with happy hour from 5:00pm and fantastic live entertainment that continues throughout the weekend. Guests seeking to remain active while they travel may enjoy exclusive use of the InterContinental Health and Fitness Centre, offering full gymnasium, personal training on request and an heated outdoor pool. Our Concierge possess unrivaled knowledgeable about insider-experiences and unique events around Adelaide and are delighted to assist guests in planning an authentic Adelaide experience. Those travelling to Adelaide on business may make full use of the hotel’s high-speed internet and ergonomic in-room working areas, or may seek assistance from the Concierge for access to our premium Business Centre services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Adelaide Hotel Adelaide
- Adelaide Hyatt Regency
- Hyatt Adelaide