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“OK but grubby boutique”

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Adabco Boutique Hotel
Ranked #5 of 57 Hotels in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence
United Kingdom
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142 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“OK but grubby boutique”
Reviewed 17 January 2014

We were welcomed by the friendly receptionist and directed to our room. The reception and guest areas looked quite reasonable, except for the dirty lift carpets. We found our room to be a decent size and the bathroom was OK, but then we noticed the windows and the shutters/blinds. The windows were filthy dirty and the blinds covered in dust. Not that there was much to see from the window as the view was of the neighbouring building, but the grubbiness of the window was a disappointing indication of the lack of thoroughness in the maintenance of the room.

Comfort was fine but breakfast was a dismal continental offering with limited choice of budget items and weak coffee or tea. It would be better if they knocked a couple of dollars off the room rate, made the hotel room only and let guests find a decent breakfast at one of the many good coffee shops in Adelaide.

Location was fair. There were some acceptable restaurants within a 15-20 minute walking distance, but the main part of the city was quite a hike.

If I visit Adelaide again I will find somewhere better that is more central.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2014 via mobile

Conveniently located. Walked into the city for a little shopping! Close to restaurants. Access to WiFi. Short stroll to Hutt Street for breakfast. Would definitely stay again! Reception was pleasant but very busy.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Horsham, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2014

I was looking for a central hotel, quiet, clean, and family fiendly as well. I found all these amd much more as well. The hotel is a wonderfully refurshished heirtage building. Rooms are very clean, quiet, large with all comforts. You get generous complimetary continental breakfast. Staff are very efficient and friendly. Prices are very reasonable. What more could you want. When we will be back in this good city, we will definitely stay here again!

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Solothurn, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights in the adabco and were really happy. The room was huge, enough space for two people, bathroom was perfect and very clean. There was a kitchen on our floor were we cooked our dinner, tables are inside and outside! breakfast is just continental, but for me was ok. Extremly friendly and helpful was the staff at the reception (specially victoria). Also the roomcleaners made a great job every day, thanks for that too. In de cente, shopping, restaurants, parks, etc are all in walking distance.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Solothurn, Switzerland
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

The hotel is very good situated and you can reach the center by food without any problem. The hotel is very nice and clean. Its calm. Rooms are big, bathroom very nice. You even have a kitchen on the floor you may use. Fantastic! Just at breakfast time its too busy sometimes. Dont be late to get a seat :o) The staff is very friendly. And we had a private problem and the receptionist helped us so much. THANK YOU VICTORIA! We couldnt have solved it without you!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mullumbimby, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Stayed here overnight on a business trip and what a pleasant surprise. Very clean and comfortable boutique accommodation. Staff were really friendly, breakfast included and free wifi a real bonus. Also walking distance to a nice Italian restaurant up the road.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

We are local to SA but just needed somewhere to stay in the city for the night. We were pleasantly surprised by the Adabco. Conveniently located, quiet, clean, modern refurb, friendly staff, option to self-cater (for longer stays), inclusive breakfast and all at a reasonable price! Other reviews comment on the lack of breakfast but for us, we aren't interested in a massive cooked breakfast and usually only have a bowl of cereal or a couple of pieces of toast. For us, this usually still means forking out up to $20 each at some hotels! More than happy with what Adabco had to offer. Adelaide has no shortage of great places to have breakfast - why stay in your hotel?!

Room Tip: We ordered a king because it was on sale. Thought it might guarantee a higher suite. We got a room a...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Adabco Boutique Hotel

Property: Adabco Boutique Hotel
Address: 223 Wakefield Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Adelaide
#5 Luxury Hotel in Adelaide
#6 Romantic Hotel in Adelaide
#9 Business Hotel in Adelaide
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Adabco Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Adabco Boutique Hotel (formerly Wakefield Residence) is set in one of Adelaide's significant and beautiful heritage buildings. It has 70 elegantly appointed rooms with modern furnishing, appliances and finishes. The spacious rooms are all equipped with a flat screen LCD TV, Foxtel, high speed broadband access and a large executive desk for the corporate traveller. Situated in the heart of the city, the hotel is within walking distance to the restaurant precincts of Hutt Street, North Terrace, the Convention Centre, Hindley Street, Chinatown, the Central Market, and the Rundle Mall shopping precinct. Adabco Boutique hotel is an independent hotel suited to the discerning traveller that requires a retreat from the pressures of travel and access to some of the city's major and most memorable attractions. ... more   less 
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