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“Relaxing Beach Holiday”

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Adelaide Shores Resort
Brisbane
1 review
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“Relaxing Beach Holiday”
Reviewed 28 September 2012

Perfect location right on the beach. Very close to the airport but didn't hear much aircraft noise. Rooms were a little dusty. Lots for the kids to do and a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

Stayed with a group for work in separate 2 b/r bungalows. They were well kitted out and perfectly clean. Bungalows had pay TV, dishwashers, hairdryers. The resort is right next to the beach and close to the airport and Glenelg. The resort was expansive. It was lovely to be surrounded by gardens and lawns rather than inside a motel.
Beware if you are travelling by taxi froim the airport to make sure the driver takes you to the resort, not the caravan park, which is 600m up the road!
Breakfast was only available at the small cafe at the caravan park (600m away), which opens at 8am.This can create problems for business travellers; the breakfast packs that had been promised for our rooms did not arrive and there was a 30 minute wait on breakfast.
The deluxe bungalows are marketed for families and people on business but do lack some of the littel extras you come to expect from a motel. It woudl be awesome for families, though.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Warrnambool, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2012

I have travelled extensively in Australia and found Adelaide Shores Resort overpriced and accomodation a little tired and old. On arrival blind at door did not work, reverse cycle airconditioner extremely noisy and NO heat, middle of winter so unit very cold with no heatiing. Reported to staff and blind fixed, but heating non existent for entire stay. Overall stay was not at unit much as out and about at a competition, but thought expensive for stay in off peak when facilities so tired. Cleaners need to attend to dusting and washing of glasses etc. On positive note staff pleasant, quite to sleep, and selection of teas kept us warm

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2012

We stayed here last summer - my husband and two children aged 7 and 4 - and my husbands' brother, his wife and their three children who were visiting from Sweden. Adelaide Shores was a perfect venue for our tribe!! Our two families had adjoining cabins and took advantage of the outdoor area between our cabins for dining and cocktail hour each evening. Having small children doesn't really lend itself to much holiday relaxation time for parents - unless you stay somewhere like Adelaide Shores.
Kids are issued with a wristband for their own safety and park security and this brought me real peace of mind. There is so much for them to do within the park grounds - two pools, jumping pillow, basketball, soccer the list goes on. But their absolute favourite thing were the go kart's which we hired twice. The kids cried when we left.
Adelaide Shores has direct entry to the beach as well. It doesn't look like much on the way there (it's in a kind of industrial area and near the airport) but the resort itself is like an oasis. The cabins were clean and well appointed and the bed was comfy. All in all a perfect family holiday spot - so much so we have friends staying there next month on our recommendation!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Mildura
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

Quiet and close to the beach. We looked at the Shores Caravan Park next door and it just looked noisy. The Resort section was nice and peaceful with lovely grounds and excellent family accommodation

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

My husband and I, along with our toddler have stayed at this resort a few times. We are drawn to the resort as it offers a quiet setting with a child orientated set-up, perfect for travelling families.

The accommodation is of good value and the executive villa offer a homely feel, much more so than a serviced apartment in the city. Our only concern about this resort is the quality of the mattresses used on each occasion we have struggled to have a good nights sleep, often waking up with aches and pains. The mattresses are very firm and if you are looking for a "proper" Q size bed then you'll be disappointed to know that this reosrt offers the basic two singles pushed together without any attempt to smooth over the hard point in the centre.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Perth, Western Australia
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

Our family has stayed in many holiday parks/caravan parks within Australia and the USA. Without any hesitation, and after staying at this facility two times 5 years apart, I recommend this establishment for a great family holiday. On our last stay we rented a 3 bedroom Villa as did our Cousins. The villa's were clean and well kept with good modern facilities, such as a decent TV, decent blinds, good furniture and comfy beds. Although we had several functions to attend outside the park, there was plenty to do within, especially for the kids who enjoyed the jumping pillow and go-carts. We celebrated a 25th wedding anniversary at the park utilising one of the parks gazebos and grassed areas with a number of friends. If you are planning a family holiday, then place this facility on your list for consideration - we haven't been disappointed.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Adelaide Shores Resort
Address: Military Rd, West Beach, Charles Sturt, South Australia 5024, Australia
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Region: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Charles Sturt > West Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Speciality Lodging in West Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Adelaide Shores Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Adelaide Shores Resort is ideal for an indulgent short break, for business travelers seeking space and privacy, or for families or groups wanting a base for an active holiday. Set in spacious grounds on the beach front, the Resort provides 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained accommodation, with the option to treat yourself with an upgrade to a spa bungalow. The location is close to the attractions and activities in neighboring Glenelg, and adjacent to an extensive public golf park, and a boat launch. ... more   less 
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