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The Playford - MGallery by Sofitel
Ranked #4 of 58 Hotels in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
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86 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Would happily stay again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

15 minute trip from the airport
Friendly, helpful, professional staff
Lovely room, good sized bathroom. Everything was clean and well presented.
Walking distance to the free tram around Adelaide, close to the Rundle Mall and plenty of eating options.
I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

The way a stay should be; great service from staff who seemed to enjoy their work, clean and comfortable rooms and probably one of the quietest city centre hotels ever. I stayed in one of the quirky loft suites which made it feel like an apartment not simply a hotel room. Safe parking across the lane and a short walk to the centre of the CBD made this convenient for my family. Will stay there again with pleasure.

Room Tip: My room was on the lane side and I am assuming this would be quieter than those on the main road.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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435 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

A good hotel in Adelaide with art deco charm in heart of CBD.

Friendly staff.

Could do with a revamp but no problem for staying here. One issue was the bathrrom door which had a 5 cm gap at the bottom. The room was standard fare with no view.

Room Tip: Corner rooms are better layout and larger.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Perth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

Well worth the rate paid - a true hidden gem in the heart of Adelaide. Such a great location. The entire team from Reception, concierge and restaurant team did their best to ensure my business stay was a good one. Would definitely recommend and come back.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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San Jose, California, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

Hotel is a true five star. Service is great as are rooms, amenities, lobby area. Breakfast buffet overpriced. If you don't want the overpriced buffet, you can order a la carte, but you are limited to use the bar area only. The lowered cocktail tables are not conducive to eating with a fork and knife. Free wi-fi is very limited to one hour per day and only in the public areas, not in the room. Additional fee applies if wi-fi utilized in room. Surcharge for using credit card upon checkout is absurd given impracticality of carrying thousands of dollars in cash.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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36 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

The folk at the Playford really know how to go the extra mile to look after guests. Thanks to Vivien for arranging the birthday champagne and for taking the trouble of going through a few different types with me to see what we'd like best. Many thanks to Con for making my husband's birthday dinner a truly enjoyable occasion, through wine choices, menu tips, etc. Con really gets what good customer service is and should be. Another thank you to Reece for kindly arranging the late checkout and for the hairdresser recommendation and discount card.

All the staff at Sebel we encountered were excellent to deal with. There is also a lovely, relaxing leisure centre at the hotel.

This break was wonderful for us and I'd highly recommend the Sebel Playford to anyone.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

I have stayed at the Playford for business many times over the past few years and I have never had a bad experience. The stafff are all so wonderful and welcoming and they always remember you (which is rare and I stay in a lot of places multiple times). The little touches such as luxury toiletries, welcome letters etc mean so much and this hotel pulls this off suberbly. I have not dined in the restaurant but the room service is great so I expect the restaurant would be as well. The location is also good - a short walk to the train, tram, casino and festival centre as well as Rundle St / mall offers all you could need. I highly recommend this hotel when visiting Adelaide.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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 Business Hotel in Adelaide
#2 Romantic 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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Also Known As:
The Sebel Playford Adelaide Hotel Adelaide
Sebel Playford Adelaide
Sebel Playford Hotel Adelaide

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