Our second stay in this sprawling apartment hotel, for several positive reasons: rooms are affordable apartment-style (with a small galley kitchen/laundry), clean, modern, spacious, some with absolute ocean views/balconies and reasonably quiet (save for the hordes of outer-suburban twenty-somethings whom invade this hotel on weekends, cramming ten to a room, for noisy drunken binges).
A selection of four well-run in-house restaurants with reasonably good food, a five minute walk to the cafes of Jetty Road, easy access to downtown via the tram service, beachfront location, plus a ten-minute cab ride to Adelaide Airport make Oaks Plaza Pier a convenient alternative to high-priced city hotels.
Just a few words of warning: sleep quality is poor - wiry mattresses are brutally hard, with limp feather pillows in dire need of replacement. Add in polyester-filled duvets, and you'll awaken with a sore back, neck and a tad sweaty. Urrk!
Finally, if you travel here with a car, be very wary of the parking lot racket. The hotel does have a private lot, with a daily $22 fee, which on both our visits we were told was full. So, we had no alternative but to park in the adjacent private lot, which is mercilessly patrolled by an over-zealous parking attendant, whom fined us $88 for being 2 minutes late to renew our 24-hour parking ticket. We witnessed her then berate (read: abuse) an elderly couple for parking in a disabled space, even though they produced their permit! You have been warned!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The sensational ocean views and resort facilities of Oaks Plaza Pier, make this property an ideal choice for corporate and leisure travellers seeking fabulous Glenelg accommodation. Plaza Pier has undergone a full room refurbishment which was completed in September 2011. Enjoying an absolute beach frontage location, Oaks Plaza Pier allows you to really experience Glenelg. Luxurious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments feature wide balconies overlooking the beach or park, full kitchen and laundry facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Oaks Plaza Pier Apartment