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Seawall Apartments
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Glenelg
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

Outstanding location and wonderful accommodation. Very impressed overall. Great place to stay as a family. Definitely return again!

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

My partner and I went to the Seawell apartments for our 2 year anniversary. Although the general experience was satisfactory there were a few things that niggled myself. We stayed in the crows nest, firstly, there was no ventilation at all in the crows nest. The bathroom was unbearable, as the fan could not cope with just a simple shower, thus creating a hot, humid and foggy environment. I couldn't sit in the spa that long because of this heat. Secondly, when I went to cook breakfast the smell of bacon lingered for 24 hours after. The only way we could get some fresh air into the apartment was by opening the front door (not very safe). There was not really a table to sit down and eat your meals, unless you count the table at the opening, however, that was extremely low and awkward.
The pan to cook breakfast, it would of been lovely for it to be non-stick.
Saying this, everything is clean. I only dealt with the receptionist and she seemed nice. Shame about the ventilation, otherwise this would of been a nice stay.

Room Tip: Tip: Don't stay in the crows nest.
  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Danielle P
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hotelliers, Owner at Seawall Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2011

Thank you for your review Danielle.
I am so sorry to hear that your stay with us did not meet your expectations, particularly on the occasion of your anniversary.
The Crow's Nest is a relatively new apartment of which we are very proud and hence take your concerns very seriously.
After your stay and review we took the room off-line for 2 weeks and have tried to address the issues you raised.
I stayed overnight in the room myself to try to understand your concerns and agree with you that the bathroom was too hot! We have added an extra opening window, improved the exhaust fan and removed the heat lamps - this has made an enormous difference when the spa is in use.
We have also installed 3 new full size opening windows in each area of the apartment so that should definitely fix the ventilation issue!
Finally we installed an exhaust fan in the kitchen area to prevent cooking smells lingering.

I am glad you found the cleanliness to a high standard and staff friendly; I have passed on your compliments to our team.

Thank you for your feedback, it is only though such constructive criticism that we are able to improve our services.
Yours sincerely, Rachael

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Reviewed August 16, 2011

We stayed for two nights in The Stables, which was huge for the two of us (it has two double bedrooms and two bathrooms). The kitchen was clean and well equipped.

The downstairs bathroom setup was not the most comfortable (tiny toilet and sink plus huge shower/spa right in the bedroom) - but given the building shape, it's probably the best they could do. Upstairs there was a second bedroom and toilet plus shower, which weren't much larger.

Although our apartment was at the back of the block, there's a large open communual area at the front overlooking the espanade - plenty of room to sit and enjoy the view.

The apartments are a convenient five minute walk to Jetty Road and the staff were happy to help with anything. I'd be happy to stay here again.

Room Tip: The Stables has two bedrooms and two bathrooms
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2011

We were visiting for a wedding and needed somewhere to stay in Glenelg. We were pleasantly suprised as it was just as the photos and description on their website described. Nice and clean in a quiet location. We stayed in The Stables 2 bedroom villa which was at the back of the property. Nice to be so close to the beach but not the hustle of Jetty Road, but only a 5 minute walk to Jetty Road for food and shopping.

Hope to visit again when next in Adelaide!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 24, 2011

Stayed for 2 nights as part of a business trip in a beautifully renovated 1 bedroom ground floor apartment. The room had lots of character, wonderful high ceilings & a nice comfy bed. It has a great beachside location & only 5 mins walk to jetty rd shops, etc. Staff were very friendly & I would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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1  Thank ozpix
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Reviewed July 11, 2011

We stay at Seawall every Summer. Myself, wife and 3 kids. It's simply perfect.
Absolute heaven. Super perfect sunsets every night. Close to everything but far enough from noisy Jetty Road. Wonderful hosts that really care about their property. We would love to think we would spend every Summer this way.

Room Tip: ask for seaview
  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with family
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4  Thank satori99
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Reviewed June 14, 2011

We returned to Seawall with four friends this time and took a 3 bedroom apartment. Being the Queens Birthday Weekend - the start of the Adelaide Caberet Festival and the Sea and Vines, it is a very busy weekend in SA, Rachel, Sophie and Jayne were so accommodating when we had a slight hiccup with our requirements and within 5 minutes all was rectified.
These "quirky" apartments are quite a talking point when walking along the beach front ,however it's when you get inside you really experience the comfort, space and I think possibly the best bed I've slept in - apart from my own -...it's all there for you to enjoy at a very fair and reasonable price. Our friends can't wait to return - neither can we...in the words of Molly Meldrum .."do yourself a favour" and visit Seawall Apartments.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Seawall Apartments

Address: 21 - 25 South Esplanade | rear access Oldham Street, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Glenelg
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Glenelg
#1 Luxury Hotel in Glenelg
#1 Green Hotel in Glenelg
Price Range: $133 - $407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Seawall Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seawall Apartments provides boutique contemporary accommodation in original stately buildings with a touch of vintage charm on the Esplanade at Glenelg in Adelaide, South Australia. The family run hotel is located only 500m from Jetty Road, Glenelg, comprising a vast array of restaurants, boutiques, food stores and family friendly activities. There is also direct access to the city via tram. With 22 apartments available on the property, there is always something to suit. From 1 bedroom studio apartments to large 4 bedroom apartments, catering up to eight people. All apartments offer spa baths, self contained cooking facilities, air-conditioning and flat screen TV’s. The property also offers free Wifi and off-street parking, complementary to all guests. Seawall provides a home away from home, offering easy access to safe and clean Glenelg beach, open decked areas and barbecues. A convenient and quiet offering for the business or holiday traveller wanting a different hotel experience. ... more   less 
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