This was a sleep and go visit. As motels go, this one has even less to recommend it than most, other than the convenient location for travellers of the Sydney red-eye that departs Adelaide at 6am. At $140 plus an $11 pick-up and $3 shuttle charge, there is better value elsewhere in the city. The creaking bed is nevertheless comfortable. There is a spa bath and TV in the bedroom and shower in the bathroom. The hand towels masquerade as bath towels and soap is dispensed, although a small piece of solid is available. A kettle, cheap instant coffee and tea bags make up the accessories. There is nowhere to place one’s suitcase except the floor and the Wi-Fi is not free. Understandably, the venue is a busy main road and traffic noise is inevitable.
Breakfast packs were advertised, but not offered on departure – can’t say whether they are included in the rate or not. The rooms are up a flight of stairs and there is no elevator or porter to assist with baggage. The shuttle was punctual both on arrival and departure. Despite a prepaid booking the reception demanded a credit card or $200 deposit for potential damages. Both were refused. Check-out was prompt and efficient. All in all it is not a keeper for me, unless I’m really desperate - something I will work hard to avoid.
- Also Known As:
- Adelaide Airport Hotel Adelaide