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The Playford - MGallery by Sofitel
Ranked #4 of 57 Hotels in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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“A Good City Hotel.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights for a short break. It is a 5 star hotel and everything by way of service, rooms, facilities etc are truly 5 star. We had breakfast in the lobby lounge and it was fine with some exotic fruits and juices that we have not uncounted before. You get egg dishes individually cooked to your liking and my wife's eggs benedict we so delightful she went back for seconds (or was it thirds!). Restaurant staff were efficient and friendly and did engage in conversation that showed they really cared.

However there was something lacking from this stay that didn't give us a wow factor. Whilst the rooms were nice and large and tastefully furnished I think it was the total lack of any view at all that let us down. This was probably accentuated by the fact we had a longish stay and this would/may not have been an issue for short stays. I find even a view of passing traffic can be entertaining, but it appears only the front rooms of this narrow building score a view of any sorts.

For a short stay or business stay I would have no issue recommending the Sebel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

Had a really great stay at the Sebel. We had a nice surprise of an upgrade to the Loft Suite (highly recommend this room). Great facitlities, amenities and a pillow menu. Had the best sleep I have had in ages.

The buffet breakfast was the best we have had in Adelaide. Great selection and of a high quality. Coffee was good too.

This hotel is in a great location. It is directly across from the Casino, tram stop and a 5 minute walk to Rundle Mall.

We will definitely be back :)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

Had a great stay at the Sebel for New Years Eve. The suite was comfortable and importantly clean. Check in was very efficient even though there was a crowd booking in for the big night. The facilities offered here are of a night standard even the room service menu looked yummy. The dining room and ballroom were both booked for this night and enjoyed by all. The morning breakfast was excellent

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

Just a minute walk to the Tram and 2 minutes to the River Torrens. The staff were warm and friendly and had no trouble remembering our names... even when we bumped into one randomly a few blocks away!

The gym was small and old but the equipment works well.

We had a loft room (2 levels) and felt straight at home. The housecleaning was impeccable and the room service came with a smile. They provide fresh milk every morning for free on request which saves that extra bit of hassle if you want a relaxing morning coffee or cereal before venturing out.

The walls are pretty thin and we stayed over NYE so there were some rowdy neighbours and noisy pipes that kept us awake a bit.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Western Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

I am hard pressed to find fault with this hotel. The staff are efficient and friendly. The rooms are tastefully appointed with a very comfortable bed and excellent bathroom and bathroom products. The fitness centre has adequate facilities including a pool and tiny sauna and the breakfasts are some of the best I have had the pleasure recently of experiencing in Australia. The added bonus is the reasonable price charged for the rooms. I have no hesitation in recommending the Playford as the best place to stay in Adelaide.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

My husband & I stayed here beginning December after reading the excellent reviews & we were not disappointed. The staff were warm & welcoming & made u feel as though you had chosen well right from the start. Our room was on the little courtyard level at the back, right next to the aircon units (I think that is what they were) & this did concern me they may have been noisy but this was not the case at all. The room was spacious, the bed comfortable, the servicing excellent & we slept very well indeed.
The only downside was having to step into the high bath for a shower with no adequate disabled handrails, especially when you had to step out into a wet bathroom as the shower screen did not keep the water in. I have had both hips replaced so felt very unsafe every time i showered & I am bemused why good hotels have this silly shower in the bath step up in this day & age. Having said that the bathroom was a good size & very good in every other aspect.
We ate in the restaurant downstairs & that was also excellent & once again the staff very friendly & attentive.
The hotel is in a brilliant location & is close to all transport.
I would not stay elsewhere when in Adelaide now & my husband who is a regular traveller for business will now start using the Sebel as well.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kew, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

The Sebel Playford offered a great deal on Australia Day last year. My partner and I enjoyed our stay, but some of the decorations were a bit over the top. The parking is in a garage across the street. The attractions are all an easy walk away--whether you are in Adelaide for the cricket, the famous parade, the museums (a must!), dining or shopping. The staff were helpful for the most part and made the stay a very enjoyable one.

The room was big enough, but I was hoping for that little bit more--perhaps because of its high ratings.

Nice location!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Playford - MGallery by Sofitel
Address: 120 North Tce, 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 ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Adelaide
#2 Romantic Hotel in Adelaide
#2 Business Hotel in Adelaide
#4 Luxury Hotel in Adelaide
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Playford - MGallery by Sofitel 5*
Number of rooms: 182
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Playford, MGallery by Sofitel, is a boutique five-star hotel located in the heart of Adelaide on the vibrant North Terrace. Offering the perfect blend of classical style and contemporary luxury, the stunning Art Nouveau ambience flows through all 182 beautifully appointed guestrooms, studio spa suites and New York style loft suites. 24-hour guest facilities include a fully equipped Health Club with indoor heated pool, spa and sauna, business centre and guest laundry. Located only 9km from Adelaide International Airport and ideally situated within walking distance to the Festival Theatre, Convention Centre, Adelaide Casino, Parliament House and the central business district. Recent accolades include: 'Best Luxury Accommodation' South Australian Tourism Awards 2015 with induction into the Hall of Fame 'Best Deluxe Accommodation' Australian Hotels Association Awards 2015 'Best Restaurant Accommodation Division' Australian Hotels Association Awards 2015 with induction into the Hall of Fame 'Best Restaurant in a Hotel' South Australian Restaurant and Catering Awards 2015 'Two Glass Winner' Gourmet Traveller Wine List of the Year Awards 2015 Judged Australia's Best Luxury Hotel ... more   less 
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