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Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley
Ranked #17 of 56 Hotels in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 6, 2014

We have stayed here before the hotel changed its name, again. We needed a place to stay near to Government House and with car parking on site. The Grand Chancellor fitted both of these options and is certainly central to the shopping district, the Adelaide Mall, which by the way is currently under renovations and chaotic. The hotel pool looked inviting but we left our cossies home. We also had a very nice, albeit a little expensive, meal at the Bistro sixty5. Our room was of quite generous proportions and we had a double bed each, very comfy mostly quiet. Being a weekend there was some noise coming up from the street which bothered my wife somewhat. The only minor complaint was the odd long black hair found on the bed and in the bathroom. It certainly wasn't my wife's or mine as we both have short and grey hair. Maybe the room staff could tie their hair back or wear a net. We would not hesitate to stay again if the location dictated. Car parking at $18 a day, an extra $54 on the bill, was little steep but worth it for the convenience.

Room Tip: Up high for the view and toward the rear for quiet.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
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SalesAdelaide, General Manager at Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2014

Dear cedunanomad

Thank you for taking the time to express your recent stay at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley. We value the constructive feedback that we receive from our guests by expressing their opinions both positive and negative.

I am pleased to advise that we are about to commence installation of double glazing to a number of guest rooms which should significantly reduce the impact of external noise on our guests. I would also like to apologise for the hair found in your room, I will ensure to pass your feedback onto our Housekeeping Manager.

Once again thank you for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley in the future; hopefully you don’t forget your swimming cossies!

Yours sincerely

Simon de Jong
General Manager

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Reviewed May 5, 2014

This hotel is located right in the heart of Adelaide and within of Rundle Mall, Skycity Casino, restaurants and China Town. We have stayed here before and the only negative we do have is that, it's proximity to the local live band venues means that the noise can be a distraction. We support live music and found that all is fairly quiet by midnight on both Friday and Saturday nights. The staff are friendly, approachable and helpful and the rooms are well sized and above average for a hotel. One of Adelaides drawbacks is that it seems to shut up shop from 5 pm onwards and, by 10 pm there doesn't appear to be much open!!

Room Tip: The higher up the floor and a room on the Rundle Street mall side is a better option
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Ian J
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SalesAdelaide, General Manager at Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2014

Dear Ian J

Thank you for taking the time to express your recent stay at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley. We value the constructive feedback that we receive from our guests by expressing their opinions both positive and negative.

It is always a pleasure to read when our guests have enjoyed their stay by commending the staff and hotel services; I will ensure to share your feedback with my team. I am pleased to advise that we are about to commence installation of double glazing to number of guest rooms which will significantly reduce the impact of external noise on our guests.

Once again thank you for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley in the future.

Yours sincerely

Simon de Jong
General Manager

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Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a weekend and would thoroughly recommend this hotel. We were lucky enough to be given an upgrade to a beautiful suite, but the receptionist Kate made all the difference to our experience. She is so nice, fun and helpful and we just want to mention this as a way of thanks

Well done Kate from the not so old (?) Irish couple in 1104

Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Brisbanelyn
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SalesAdelaide, General Manager at Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2014

Dear Brisbanelyn

Thank you for taking the time to express your recent stay at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley. We value the constructive feedback that we receive from our guests by expressing their opinions both positive and negative.

It is always a pleasure to read when guests have enjoyed their stay by commending our staff and hotel services. We are very proud of our team at Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley and their commitment to providing a high level of personable service. I will ensure to share your feedback with Kate; I am sure she will feel humbled.

Once again thank you for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley in the future.

Yours sincerely

Simon de Jong
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

Booked for a night before The Ghan train largely on the basis of a map, not having been to Adelaide before. The room was decent and if that's what you want, the Hindley will not disappoint. However, I always look for internet access, and noted this featured on Booking.com. What they don't tell you is that this is 100MB at 256kbps, for two devices. That was enough for two podcasts, and it was used up in ten minutes I did feel cheated - this is tacky and really out of date in 2014. If internet access is important, factor in that you will need to pay for it, and I greatly dislike that the hotel made this a selling point when in fact it offers a crippled version. (Adelaide does have a free network though so you may not need it.) It's not just internet access - a hotel prepared to play fast and loose with marketing isn't one I'd expect to help in case of a travel emergency. In addition, it turns out Hindley is where Adelaide's nightclubs and many strip bars are. There was noise in my room though I wasn't bothered by it but if you are a light sleeper you may be as I could hear nightclub noise and was on a high floor. All told, it was fine and I have nothing in Adelaide to compare it with, but if I go again I'll stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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SalesAdelaide, General Manager at Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2014

Dear alexgjohnson

Thank you for taking the time to express your recent stay at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley. We value the constructive feedback that we receive from our guests by expressing their opinions both positive and negative.

I apologise for the confusion regarding wireless internet access; I will ensure to review the website and update accordingly.

Once again I thank you for your feedback and hope that you reconsider staying at Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley when you next travel to Adelaide.

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Simon de Jong
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

A great central location, one block from Rundle Mall and three blocks from the Art Gallery of South Australia. Dining and shopping all around. Good bathroom, quiet rooms, refrigerator, good hotel bar (but oddly it closes at 10 PM).

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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SalesAdelaide, General Manager at Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2014

Dear GreggSt_Louis

Thank you for taking the time to express your recent stay at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley. We value the constructive feedback that we receive from our guests by expressing their opinions both positive and negative and It is always a pleasure to read when our guests have enjoyed their.

Once again thank you for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley in the future.

Yours sincerely
Simon de Jong
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

Stayed in an executive suite, which was lovely - well appointed and spacious, with a huge bathroom and great monsoon shower. Everything was very clean and comfy. Our room on the 10th floor was at the back, so we assumed we'd be spared the noise of the nightclub/bar strip that is Hindley Street. Wrong! Wouldn't have managed any sleep at all if we hadn't phoned down to reception for some ear plugs, which arrived promptly with an apology. Suspect they have a cupboard full of them, so don't be afraid to ask! The buffet breakfast was very good - lots of choices and helpful, friendly staff. Would stay again, but not without the ear plugs.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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SalesAdelaide, General Manager at Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2014

Dear Ouzo10

Thank you for taking the time to express your recent stay at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley. We value the constructive feedback that we receive from our guests by expressing their opinions both positive and negative.

It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback about our team here at Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley. I apologise for the lack of sleep due to noise from outside the Hotel. We are currently seeking quotes to double glaze a number of rooms in the Hotel, which I am certain will have a significant impact on guests experience.

Once again thank you for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley in the future.

Yours sincerely

Simon de Jong
General Manager

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Reviewed April 23, 2014

Arrived, check in easy and hotel parking was good. Hotel located in central Adelaide, rooms were clean, reasonable size with enough towels, linen etc...we were located on floor 9.
Breakfast, whilst uninspiring was on the whole reasonable.
I was keen to use the gym facilities but greatly disappointed by the equipment on offer and some was actually broken.
The downside for this hotel, on a family trip, was the location, the entrance to the hotel leading directly on to a variety of adult shops and peep shows, nightclubs and bars....this made the area somewhat intimidating after dark.
The location also meant that the rooms were very noisy, with police sirens, loud music and shouting well until the early hours of the morning.
From our experience I could not recommend this hotel for any family...perhaps better suited to people wanting to party in Adelaide.

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Address: 65 Hindley St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
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#3 Spa Hotel in Adelaide
#16 Luxury Hotel in Adelaide
#22 Business Hotel in Adelaide
Price Range: $96 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley 4*
Number of rooms: 208
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4 star Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley, is conveniently located in downtown Adelaide, just 3 minutes walk from the Convention Centre and a short stroll from the vibrant Rundle Mall.There are 208 well appointed rooms. Guest rooms are non-smoking and are equipped with cable/satellite TV, pay on demand movies, broadband internet access, iron/ ironing board and mini-bar. ... more   less 
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