As locals we occassionally book into a city hotel to enjoy a night out from the kids and to walk to restaurants and shows without worrying about drinking and the drive home. We spotted a cheap deal for this hotel on a last minute booking website, so decided to try this hotel out. The reception and lobby area was fairly understated, and as we walked through the halls to our room everything looked very tired, like it was a long time ago that this building was renovated. However, when we entered our room we were pleasantly surprised, with modern furnishings and decor, comfortable king size bed, separate bedroom, with a TV in both the bedroom and sitting room. there was also a small kitchen which would suit people having a longer stay who wanted to prepare some meals. The bathroom was on the small side, with the bath bordering on the small side, but all clean and convenient. There was some traffic noise from King William Street (the main city thoroughfare) and the post office clock chiming every 15 minutes, although this stopped by 11pm and didn't recommence until 8am. The Medina is in a great location, we walked to Gouger street restaurant strip for dinner and it's also very close walking distance to the main shopping area of Rundle Mall. The historical photos around the hotel were quite interesting, so guests could appreciate the historical significance of the buiding, but that wasn't my priority.
The room was sold as a 4.5star, and I think that was being a tad optimistic. It was clean, comfortable and pleasant, but I would expect a better room service menu, fluffier towels and more of a 'wow factor'. We were also disappointed that the spa was closed for maintenance, although the lap pool looked pleasant enough, we really wanted to use the spa. I would be very happy stay in a hotel like this for business travel (although I suspect full rates would be a bit on the pricey side) but for a special night out or a holiday, I think I'd try somewhere else next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Embrace the stunning elegance of Medina Grand Adelaide Treasury, superbly located in the heart of Adelaide in the historic, heritage-listed former Treasury. Your stay in this friendly city can only be enhanced by the historic charm of Medina Grand Adelaide Treasury, situated at the true heart of the city's CBD, overlooking Victoria Square and adjacent to the Town Hall. Originally the offices for the State Treasury, Medina has completely restored and rejuvenated its heritage features making it one of the country's most appealing boutique hotels. Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, the most respected publication in luxury travel, announced in its March 2011 issue the recommendation of Medina Grand Adelaide Treasury. All of Andrew Harper’s recommended properties possess exceptional character, a commitment to classic hospitality and a profound sense of place. Medina Grand Adelaide Treasury is delighted to be among the best of the best properties worldwide to receive his recommendation. Whether your plans call for back-to-back business meetings or picnics in the park - you are within an easy stroll of all the action at Medina Grand Adelaide Treasury. The Botanic Gardens, major Art Galleries, the Adelaide Casino, the shopping, restaurants and cafes of Rundle Mall, and the superb fresh produce from Adelaide Central Market: are all a five minute walk away. Choose from 80 one and two bedroom apartments, all with in-house movies and Foxtel. Enjoy the sophisticated decor and the mood-enhancing ambiance of your hotel apartment, with fully-equipped kitchen and laundry, climate control and fast broadband. Medina Grand Adelaide Treasury can be your "home office" in the "City of Churches". Our dedicated staff will move mountains to make your stay a enjoyable! ... more less
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