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O'Connell Inn
Ranked #29 of 57 Hotels in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence
Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
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“New ownership and management”
Reviewed 14 November 2013

The O'Connell inn is now owned by the same folks that own the Prairie Hotel in Parachilna, which is an iconic country pub. My stay was characterised by that country 'warmth' and personal approach. There is some great Aboriginal art for sale in the lobby and restaurant area which support indigenous artists and they have changing exhibitions. Several of the rooms have been updated and I can only suppose any negative reviews on this site are from before this team took over. Really great location and atmosphere!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Mannum, Australia
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Perfect for a short stay!

Stayed for just one night recently and found the owner/operators lovely to deal with for the stay and chat with at the bar :-) the location is great with everything in North Adelaide in walking distance and free parking to boot!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

I once lived in Adelaide, and recently returned with my family to visit relatives for the weekend. The O'Connell Inn is a fairly standard motel, maybe 1980's in style and not very recently renovated. But (of course) its clean, spacious, well appointed and inexpensive. It has plenty of free parking space - a rarerity in towns (we had a hire car), the bus into the city stops across the sreet - and its in the middle of North Adelaide, with its cafe's, bars, parklands and architecture. Oh, and the staff were charming and extremely helpful. Next time I'm in Adelaide, I'll be staying there again...

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

Great location, close to lots of eateries and bars, spoilt for choice really. O'Connell Street is a great place just outside of the Adelaide CBD, but highly recommended for great resturants, a movie theatre and good shopping and a very quick taxi ride to anywhere. This hotel has very friendly management who know how to welcome you and quiet rooms with all the amenities you need. The owners helped us with everything from where to park, best eating and drinking spots, and will go the extra mile to assist with taxis, buses - anything really! If you are visiting Adelaide then I recommend you stay here, North Adelaide is a great place to visit.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

Travelling from regional South Australia and was looking for somewhere reasonably priced for an overnight stay.
Great location in North Adelaide close to bars, cafes, restaurants and shops.
Friendly management, free carparking and free wi-fi made this excellent value for money.
Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

excellent value, stayed for a week in mid summer, air con worked well. Great location, just past the northern end of the wonderful strip of North Adelaide restaurants (so it's quiet for sleeping but an easy walk to a great selection of eateries). free wifi and off street parking are good too.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

Arrived late in the afternoon and tired - were received by very friendly proprietor - the good service lasted throughout the stay - greeted by a tidy, clean and comfortable room - in the morning was treated to a hearty home-cooked breakfast - would stay there again - and car parking was free too

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about O'Connell Inn

Property: O'Connell Inn
Address: 197-199 O'Connell St | North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
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Region: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 57 Hotels in Adelaide
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — O'Connell Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The O'Connell Inn is located in cosmopolitan North Adelaide amongst lively cafes, pubs and restaurants. This boutique property of 24 spacious guest suites was acquired by the Fargher family from the Prairie Hotel, Parachilna (Flinders Ranges). The hotel combines the ease of a city location with the warmth of country hospitality. Generous-sized, quiet rooms with private bathrooms, a central guest atrium and friendly staff make this a pleasant and peaceful city stay. An added bonus is off-street parking & WIFI at no additional cost. Guest facilities include a restaurant, bar and laundry. The light-filled, east facing restaurant and alfresco dining area is open each morning (excluding public holidays) serving espresso coffee, Tbar teas and full range of breakfast choices from the a la carte menu. The O'Connell Inn uses local free range eggs and are able to cater for gluten and dairy free dietary requirements. Bed and Breakfast packages are available for individuals and groups. The close proximity to the city, frequency of public transport into the city and access to free 'City Bikes' gives you the opportunity to leave the car behind and explore this beautiful city in a number of different ways. The city's premier sporting, entertainment & arts venues are all within 3km, including the Entertainment Centre (2.8Km), Festival Theatre (2.1Km), Art Gallery of SA and the Adelaide Cultural Precinct (2.6Km) on North Terrace. The new Adelaide Oval (1.7Km) is a short walk, the Piccadilly Cinema is next door, Glenelg (14km), surrounding beaches and Adelaide Airport (9.1Km) are 10 to 20 minutes drive. The O'Connell Inn is Adelaide's gateway to the Flinders Ranges & Outback and in easy distance to Barossa & Clare Valleys, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Peninsula for day trips out and about. ... more   less 
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