We stayed at the Oaks Horizon for 3 nights in June, just for a short getaway. We found the hotel on Wotif and booked it through there, working at AUD$135 per night.
The hotel is located on North Terrace, a short 5 minute walk from the Adelaide CBD. We took a taxi form the airport, a ride of about 15 minutes and $20. Check in was quick and easy and the staff very friendly.
We had two occasions to deal with the front desk staff after check in and, on both times, our enquiry was handled well and resolved quickly.
Like most hotels today, the standard room key has been replaced with a plastic swipe card. This card operates the front door afterhours, the elevator and to access your room. Be patient in the elevator though – getting the key to register to get to your floor takes some practice.
We had a river view room on level 11 (room 1104). First impressions of the room were very good, from opening the door there was a distinct ‘new’ smell, as it had been recently renovated. The room was well laid out, spacious, with new appliances (although, strangely, it had no toaster) and the all important comfortable bed. The bathroom is large with excellent water pressure in the shower. The is also a combined washer/dryer in a cupboard in the bathroom. One point in regards to the shower – as it is a combined bath/shower, there is only one water control for both. To run the water for the shower, you must pull out and hold a small knob under the main tap. Once the pressure is sufficient, the shower will run. If you hadn’t had experience with setup before (we hadn’t) running the shower could be a real mystery.
One other noticeably absent item was the standard hotel in room guide. The front desk did supply two photocopied pages that set out check in/check out times, rubbish disposal etc. Most, if not all hotels, we have stayed in have a guide that outlines not only the usual hotel information, but also contains information on local restaurants, car hire, churches, shops and city maps. Yes, these brouches were available in the foyer but it would be better if this available in each room.
As stated previously, the hotel is well located to the CBD. Walking to Rundle Mall, the city’s main shopping precinct, takes about 5-7 minutes. There is a tram and railway station just a minute or two walk from the hotel as well. Tram, which runs from the city to Glenelg, is free for a number of sections, mainly the beginning and end of the journey. If you visit the tourist information office in Rundle Mall you can get further information on tram/train travel. Adelaide Casino is also located a couple of hundred metres from the hotel.
We will definitely be staying here on our next visit to Adelaide.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether for business or pleasure, a trip to Adelaide is enhanced when you stay at Oaks Horizons. The hotel features spacious, modern apartments, and is conveniently located on North Terrace, opposite the Convention Centre and Skycity Casino. 1 and 2 bedroom apartments offer Adelaide accommodation which includes full kitchen and laundry facilities, and guests have access to a host of leisure amenities, as well as broadband Internet access and room service. Other facilities include an indoor heated lap pool, sauna, plunge pool, gym, steam room and a licensed cafe. Business and secretarial services are also available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oaks Horizons Apartment Adelaide
- Hotel Oaks Horizons Apartment