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Seawall Apartments
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Glenelg
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Never wanted to leave”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

We recently stayed at Seawall Apartments whilst we had our floors sanded at home, it was fabulous to holiday in our own city! We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment which was perfectly suited to our family of 4. The kitchen facilities were excellent, we were able to cook family meals for 3 nights and had a fabulous night out at Zucca restaurant and walked back to our apartment on our last night. How nice it was to stay walking distance to Glenelg's restaurants & right on the beach! Rachael & Jayne in the office were delightful and made our family feel so welcome, nothing was too much trouble. And a special mention to the housekeepers, I have never stayed in such spotlessly clean accommodation before, a job very well done. We looked at a couple of larger apartments during our stay and have booked a return visit with 2 other couples for a 'grown ups' weekend in the gorgeous Captains Quarters. Can't wait to return.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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RachaelOsborne, Manager at Seawall Apartments, responded to this review, August 13, 2012
Thank you PandaBennettaway for your review of your "staycation" at Seawall.
I'm glad you and your family enjoyed our lovely location on the beach front at Glenelg.
We are lucky to have such a wide range of restaurants in the area, Zucca is one of my favourites! Love the Calamari and Prawn kataifi!!
Thank you for noting our spotlessly clean apartments, I will pass on your kind comments to our housekeeping staff.
Thanks again for taking the time to provide your feedback, we really do appreciate it,
Best wishes,
Rachael Osborne
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

This place rocks!! Right from the moment you arrive here you're welcomed with beautiful friendly smiles and feel that wonderful seaside feeling. The staff here are amazing and make you feel at home and relaxed which is what you need when starting a holiday. The rooms have everything you need for a romantic time for 2 or a special break for the whole family. On top of this your just a few steps from the beach and only a short walk to Glenelgs centre. We will most definitely return here for our next holiday and will lock this in as an annual event!!! Five stars :)

  • Stayed July 2012
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, Owner at Seawall Apartments, responded to this review, July 15, 2012
Hi leejacqui, thanks so much for your beautiful review. It's always wonderful to hear when families have a gorgeous time at our property.
I'm glad that the hotel hit all the right notes for you.
It was a pleasure to meet you and your sweet children - we look forward to seeing you back soon, Kind regards,
Rachael Osborne
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

We recently spent two nights at Seawall apartments in "The Landing" for our wedding anniversary. We found the owners and staff very helpful and friendly from the moment I first rant and inquired about booking until the moment we left. All the old seafaring memorabilia gives the place a great ambience and the apartment itself was beautiful - very clean and modern but still retaining the character and space of the original building.
There is a very comfortable king size bed and a reasonably sized spa bath for two. The kitchenette means you can bring your own supplies although there are plenty great places to eat a short walk along the esplanade. There is off street free parking out the back which is a major bonus at any property in Glenelg. This particular apartment is not seafront but does have a good view of the ocean from the side balcony with a table and chairs. We spent quite a bit of time there gazing out to sea undisturbed. I you want to sit seafront, there are tables and chairs on the patio where you can eat or relax.
We would definitely stay at Seawall apartments again as the apartments have all the comforts and mod-cons with out the sterile mass-produced vibe of the chain hotels and apartments.

Room Tip: Seafront/seaview rooms cost a little more but have a fabulous view
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Manager at Seawall Apartments, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Thank you Judi-oz for your great review of your recent stay.
"Would definitely stay at Seawall Apartments again" is exactly what we love to hear!
I am so glad you liked our quirky exterior and appreciated the difference between us and many of the larger chain hotels. We take great pride in caring for our historical buildings and trying to maintain the character while making sure you have all the necessary comforts.
Thank you also for complimenting our fabulous staff - we are so lucky to have such a dedicated and happy team!
Hopefully we will see you for your next anniversary!
Kind regards,
Rachael Osborne
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

I have always found when travelling interstate or overseas either with the family or on business or a combination of both, the hardest thing is choosing the best place to stay. Several years ago I was recommended Seawall Apartments, Glenelg as the place to stay if I’m ever in Adelaide. I’m not sure how many times I have been to Adelaide, or how many different rooms I have stayed in at Seawall but it is the best. Pity there isn’t a Seawall Apartment in every city; it would save a lot of decision time.
James

Room Tip: Ring Seawall and tell them what is important to you.They always listen and aim to please.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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RachaelOsborne, Manager at Seawall Apartments, responded to this review, August 9, 2012
Thanks for your wonderful review James H. It's always a pleasure to have you and your lovely wife staying with us when you are in Adelaide.
We really do "aim to please" and we look forward to seeing you again very soon,
Best wishes,
Rachael Osborne
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

The Seawall Apartments are my first choice for business accommodation in Adelaide and perfectly situated being only 15 minutes from the airport and a 5 minute walk to the cafe precinct of Glenelg.
The studio apartments are ideal for the single traveller, with a kitchen large enough to actually prepare food. Each apartment has modern decor, flat screen tv and dvd player, and an iPod dock. The beds are very comfortable with high levels of cleanliness in the bathrooms.
The larger apartments are ideal for corporate groups or a family get together, each having their own fully equipped kitchen and some having spa baths overlooking the sea.
I would definitely recommend these apartments for any corporate travelers. Staff are very friendly and helpful, with swift responses to emailed booking enquiries.
The room rates are very comparable if not better than inner city hotels with much better amenities. With the popular Jetty Rd around the corner the corporate traveller has plenty of choices to eat out, and easy access to the city tram for any business meetings, with the added bonus of being on the beach front.

Room Tip: All rooms are modern, the quieter rooms being at the back, but have no beach front aspects.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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RachaelOsborne, Manager at Seawall Apartments, responded to this review, August 8, 2012
Thank you Impy38 for taking the time to post a review on behalf of your corporate clients.
Thank you for noting our friendly staff and superb location, a plus for holiday makers and corporate guests alike.
We are grateful for your feedback and look forward to seeing your clients again soon,
Best wishes,
Rachael Osborne
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

We stayed for 4 nights in the "School House". Lots of room for a family of 4 and we all had our own space. Front door and private deck looked out onto the beach and the sunset. Excellent location too. Really enjoyed all the fishing stuff around the place - felt like the beach and not just another hotel. Added to the overall experience.

Room Tip: Ask for a water view and enjoy the sunset.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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RachaelOsborne, Owner at Seawall Apartments, responded to this review, July 17, 2012
Dear AMKPullenvale,
Thanks for your lovely words of encouragement. I'm glad you enjoyed our quirky "fishing vibe"!
The School house is a cracker spot to catch our magnificent sunsets and watch the dolphins swim by.
We look forward to seeing you again,
best wishes,
Rachael Osborne
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Bunbury, Australia
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

The Seawall apartments are a lovely place 2 stay, I have now visited twice, and both rooms were spotless, and very peaceful. An awesome location, just a short scenic walk to jetty Rd restaurants etc.
Highly Recommended.

Cheers,
Chris

Room Tip: Choose one overlooking the ocean, its well worth it.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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, Manager at Seawall Apartments, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Thanks Chris for taking the time to post a review of your stays with us Seawall Apartments.
Thank you also for noting the spotlessly clean rooms - the housekeeping staff take great pride in their role and work really hard to maintain such a high standard. I will pass on your compliments - it will make their day!
Hope to see you when you are next in Adelaide again,
Kind regards,
Rachael Osborne
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Property: 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
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Glenelg
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Glenelg
#1 Luxury Hotel in Glenelg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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, private 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 of Adelaide via tram. We have a range of apartments to suit all travellers. With twenty-two apartments available on the property, there is always something to suit. From one-bedroom studio apartments for a business traveller or couple, to large four bedroom apartments for extended families and group gatherings, catering up to eight people. All apartments are accommodated in original buildings, over four Esplanade blocks facing Glenelg Beach. All apartments offer spa baths, self contained cooking facilities, reverse cycle 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 space, 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. The perfect spot to watch sunset over the ocean and take in a little dolphin spotting. ... more   less 
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