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“Internal and external noise meant little sleep” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Miller Apartments Adelaide

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Miller Apartments Adelaide
Ranked #7 of 58 Hotels in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence
Canberra
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Internal and external noise meant little sleep”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

We had to book last minute accommodation on our recent trip to Adelaide and this accommodation looked lovely and new in the pictures, with kitchen facilities which are always handy with a toddler.

Our apartment was nice, in pretty good condition, and had all we needed in it.

The bed was a little firm and the floors creaked when you walked on them, detracting from the modern renovations of the rooms. The curtains also didn't quite cover to the edges of the windows, so light came in at the crack of dawn.

The location was good in terms of getting cheap food easily. But early morning coffee on a Sunday morning was hard to come by in that area of town. Unless you wanted to go for McDonald's coffee.... The location, while good for cheap food was not good in terms of atmosphere for a family, particularly on the Sunday morning, which was an extension of Saturday night for many of the others up and about. In the space of an hour, we (including my 2 year old), witnessed a man using the wall as a toilet, another man crouched and being sick, and then as we went to our car in the hotel's overflow carpark, we were greeted with a lovely 'gift' of someone's overnight toileting, right in the entrance. While the hotel cannot control this, it does give an impression of the atmosphere that surrounds the apartments which I think is important to be aware of.

The staff were lovely and friendly in all interactions, and very helpful.

As mentioned, we were allocated the overflow carpark on our first night, which was slightly down the road. On our second night we were in the Miller Apartment carpark which was extremely tight parking. Not easy to get in and out of.

The bathroom in the apartment was compact, but clean. The water sprayed every direction though and with little pressure behind it. It was adequate, but not relaxing.

Perhaps the most annoying aspect though was the noise. The noise from outside was all through the night on Saturday night and we were woken numerous times from it, right through to dawn, when the train (or tram?) started up. Our room was at the back of the property and got a lot of street noise.

In addition to the outside noise, there was a lot of internal noise. Our room was just near the lift area and the stairs and this meant we were exposed to noise of party-goers staying in the hotel coming and going. Both nights this was an issue, but on Sunday night a lot of uni students were staying there for uni games and so were in and out of the night out throughout the night to the early hours. The soundproofing internally, at least for the room we were allocated, was not good enough.

Given sleep was a priority for us, and is a rare thing anyway with a toddler, we didn't need all these additional disturbances. All things considered, we are not likely to stay here again - definitely not on a weekend.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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MillersParinga, General Manager at Miller Apartments Adelaide, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Dear Guest
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to write a review. Thank you also for your very kind comments on our staff and quality of our rooms. I must admit I am surprised and disappointed about your experiences outside the hotel. Hindley Street is a very central location and various issues come with that, including noise, and we do take steps to limit that to our hotel guests, but as you said some of those other experiences are beyond our control. You stayed whilst the University Games took place in Adelaide, so perhaps not a great snapshot of what our city and street is usually like!
I do apologise for these experiences, but we hope to be able to welcome you back to the hotel so you can enjoy our facilities again, and perhaps during more family friendly times.
Regards
John
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133 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

We spent 5 nights at this location. I think there could be some debate about what was in the photos and what we actually received in the "1 bedroom apartment" which was more like a hotel room with a partial wall between the bedroom and the lounge/ktichen. Not really an apartment - as the wall has an open space above it. We had planned to cook breakfast for example - but on the first morning there alarms went off. Someone down the hall was cooking and set off alarms.... nice way to wake up. We just dressed immediately and went out to the mall to grab something then. I looked at our kitchen set up - in the kitchen the fan outlet simply seems to exhaust through a hole in the top of the cupboards back into the room (is that legal - let alone healthy? It would be smelly likely?). Plus it was very very dusty on top of the cupboards - so that would get blown around. In the end we didn't cook - there was an odd little sign warning people that if you were cooking and the alarm went off - to push some button. Why not have installed proper ventillation in the first place. Room itelf was tidy enough. TV was rather small with a poor choice of stations - hardly a high rated exec setup but perhaps that depends on what you are comparing it to.We also wondered about the washing machine and the dryer which we used - we checked an the staff said to leave the closet door open for venting...hmmmm. it did seem there was an exhaust vent on the ceiling but we were also told to leave the bathroom fan on! Not sure about how that is all hooked up - so the drier exhaust goes into the room? Staff were friendly and attentive. I did leave a note about the dust etc. but it was still there when we left. Located near the Rundle Mall which was convenient. Short distance to some restaurants. Ended up eating at nearby places for breakfasts after that fire alarm etc. which wasn't exactly what we planned - but we just didn't want any morning hassles. Small little sofa in the room - and not much space to relax. Only one chair with a little table on the balconey - the but the old railing wall - cement - is so high you couldn't sit and see anything anyway. We were on the road side - but didn't find it too noisy. We did hear people coming and going in the hall and doors banging etc in the mornings. Bathroom seemed a bit small to get in and out of. Overall it was not too expensive I suppose but we were expecting something else.

Room Tip: Perhaps do not take a 1 bedroom if it has the same set up as ours. Perhaps the larger ones are bette...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank tevorolevu
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MillersParinga, General Manager at Miller Apartments Adelaide, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Dear Guest
Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and I only think it fair to respond to what I see as some misleading comments regarding our apartment hotel.
*We are a 4.5 star AAA rated apartment hotel and our design reflects this. There is not a "partial wall" however a small gap in our one bedroom apartments for air flow and this is a popular design feature with most our guests
*The kitchen fan outlet is a proper air filtering unit, and although there may be hole in the top, this is to let the filtered air out into the room which is completely standard practice in apartment buildings
*The apartments are without doubt properly ventilated and to think a new apartment building such as this could be built without proper ventilation could't be further from the truth
*For our guests safety we have sensitive fire alarms, and when cooking there is a simple button to press to isolate this alarm, again, common practice in apartment hotels. Unfortunately a guest nearby your room did not activate this switch however it is a great example of how safe our hotel is. I do apologies however for any inconvenience.
*Regarding the choose of TV stations on our new LCD TV's, we have all the free to air digital and analogue stations, and 9 Foxtel stations. This is more than most 5 star hotels in the city.
*We receive many overwhelmingly positive comments about our rooms and have a very loyal following of return guests, however I am disappointed that in this instance we have not met your expectations.
Safe travels, and thank you again for staying with us.
Regards
John
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Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

We booked a one bedroom Executive apartment. We particularly chose the aparment as it would have its own cooking facilities and judging by the pictures I expected something more spacious than a hotel room. The room was long and very skinny, the bedroom was so small we could barely get alongside the bed.

There was a small kitchenette which on first glance looked terrific. Then we noticed the extractor fan went through a cupboard and then back into the room. As the wall between the bedroom and the living area doesn't go right up to the ceiling, the fan would blow kitchen smells into the bedroom. The second thing was the big sign above the elements saying find the button to turn off the alarm before you start cooking. Hmmm. Sure enough next morning, our neighbours set of the smoke alarms cooking toast. We had only chosen this place so that we could cook our own breakfast, but after that we ate out every day. It wasn't worth the hassle.

There was a balcony, but no view. The bathroom was tiny. Having said all that, while it didn't really suit us, it was convenient, the staff were friendly, and the room was quiet, and the price very reasonable.

Room Tip: If the photos are of the 2-3 brm apartments they might be better.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank socwal
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MillersParinga, General Manager at Miller Apartments Adelaide, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Please see the response to the above review, as both guests appear to have stayed together in the the room.
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

Stayed here for two nights recently and the room had everything we needed DVD player kitchen facilities which are great if you want to stay on a budget, great location close to everything but can get noisy on a Friday and Saturday night. The room was very clean and roomy and staff were friendly. I booked this room through Wotif and found the rate very good value for what it was. I would stay here again if given the opportunity.

Room Tip: Ask for a high floor at the rear of the complex to help alleviate noise from the street.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Blackkez
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MillersAndParinga, Manager at Miller Apartments Adelaide, responded to this review, October 26, 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review, please note that since you have stayed with us, we have completed a full refurbishment of the apartments and conducted extensive guest service training. We are therefore even better than the last time you stayed with us, and we do hope you will return and stay again.

Best Regards,
Stuart – Rooms Division Manager
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Sydney
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19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

Our group of four stayed overnight at Miller Apartments, Adelaide. This was a very comfortable and clean apartment. Three bedrooms, one with ensuite and a second separate bathroom/toilet. Very convenient location to shops, restaurants, transport - easy walk to city shops and arcades, and Haighs chocolate shop! The reception staff were very helpful and polite. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank EZIAS48
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MillersAndParinga, Manager at Miller Apartments Adelaide, responded to this review, October 26, 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review, please note that since you have stayed with us, we have completed a full refurbishment of the apartments and conducted extensive guest service training. We are therefore even better than the last time you stayed with us, and we do hope you will return and stay again.

Best Regards,
Stuart – Rooms Division Manager
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Columbia, South Carolina
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

My daughter and I stayed here in July for about a week. It's a wonderful hotel/apartment. It's in a great location in the CBD with a short ride to and from the airport. Professional courteous staff. A clean and comfortable room with a small balconey to open for fresh air. The kitchen is very nice with fridge,full stove top, sink, and dishwasher. In room clothes washer and dryer was a real bonus since we were on a 3 week tour of Australia. The bed was very comfortable, but the pillows were a bit puffy. The staff that keeps the rooms clean are top drawer. Stay here you will be happy you did.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank UBenThereB4
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MillersAndParinga, Manager at Miller Apartments Adelaide, responded to this review, October 26, 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review, please note that since you have stayed with us, we have completed a full refurbishment of the apartments and conducted extensive guest service training. We are therefore even better than the last time you stayed with us, and we do hope you will return and stay again.

Best Regards,
Stuart – Rooms Division Manager
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

Staying here for 2 nights with a trip to kangeroo island in between, we were pleasantly surprised to find comfortable accommodation which was stylish and well serviced. However, on a Saturday night the party never stops on Hindley Street and according to the locals this is the noisiest part of town. The thudding reverberating music didn't stop. The 24/7 pub immediately opposite did not help at all. People were still partying at 6am.

When we returned from our trip for another night, thank god it was a monday and quieter!

Room Tip: if it's the weekend and you are not joining the party ask the highest floor possible.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank oxfordshireresident
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MillersAndParinga, Manager at Miller Apartments Adelaide, responded to this review, October 26, 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review, please note that since you have stayed with us, we have completed a full refurbishment of the apartments and conducted extensive guest service training, and we do hope you will return and stay with us again.

Best Regards,
Stuart – Rooms Division Manager
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Property: Miller Apartments Adelaide
Address: 16 Hindley St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Adelaide
#7 Luxury Hotel in Adelaide
#8 Business Hotel in Adelaide
#9 Romantic Hotel in Adelaide
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Miller Apartments Adelaide 4.5*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Miller Apartments Adelaide is proudly Adelaide's newest apartment style hotel, providing a new level of comfort in newly renovated one, two and three bedroom fully self-contained apartments with FREE WiFi. The hotel was voted 'Best Apartment / Suite Accommodation' consecutively at the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) SA at the 2013, 2014 & 2015 Awards for Excellence. Miller Apartments offers luxurious apartment style living and is superbly located in the heart of the city. Our friendly and impeccable service coupled with exceptional quality and comfort will ensure a satisfying home away from home stay. ... more   less 
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