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The Unexpected Stay That Puts the Best of Adelaide at Your Doorstep

Keen to explore Australia’s coolest city? Here’s why the Oval Hotel is the perfect place to call home during your stay.

Oval Hotel
Oval Hotel

We’ve partnered with Oval Hotel to share why Adelaide is the go-to destination to add to your must-visit list this summer.

Adelaide may just be the coolest destination in all of Australia right now. 

The quieter, smaller sister of metropolitan Melbourne and scenic Sydney, Adelaide is the talk of the town across the globe. Recently named Australia’s coolest city by The Wall Street Journal, Adelaide has become a go-to destination for gastronomes and those looking for a more tranquil, nature-filled escape than the country’s busier cities.

Playing host to some of the most culturally diverse events in Australia, world-renowned wineries, beautiful beaches and award-winning bars and restaurants, Adelaide should be on any Aussie’s “must-visit” list. And for those looking for a place to stay while in town this summer, look no further than Oval Hotel, an unassuming escape that boasts impressive and luxurious amenities.

Oval Hotel
Oval Hotel

Perfectly positioned in the heart of the city, Oval Hotel is integrated into the iconic Adelaide Oval, home to some of the best sporting and entertainment events in Australia. The country’s only stadium hotel, rooms offer sweeping and stunning views of the neighbouring parklands while still being steps away from the city’s famous restaurants, bars and shopping. 

And if you think the hotel only shines on game day, think again. Here’s why a stay at Oval Hotel is sure to be the main event of any trip to Adelaide.

Unparalleled Amenities

Much like Adelaide itself, Oval Hotel has a unique charm. Not what you would expect from a “stadium hotel”, it manages to capture the magic of an awe-inspiring, iconic location while standing proudly as a destination in its own right. 

Modern and luxurious rooms are decked out with thoughtful, delicate and premium amenities; as well as beautiful, sweeping views of Adelaide’s parklands, the Parkland King includes a walk-in rain shower and intuitive in-room controls, making it your own private haven during your stay. 

For the ultimate in luxury, stay in one of the Oval Hotel’s private suites: the Cathedral suite on the top floor of the hotel’s North Wing boasts breathtaking views of Adelaide’s famed St. Peter’s Cathedral through floor-to-ceiling windows, while the South Wing is home to the Oval Hotel’s most deluxe offering, the River Suite. Filled with natural light, windows frame sweeping views of the city’s heritage-listed parklands, riverbank and gorgeous city skyline.

Oval Hotel
Oval Hotel

Each room also features the hotel’s signature mattress, ‘The Moment’. Frequently heralded as the “comfiest hotel bed” many guests have ever slept in, the bespoke mattress can even be purchased online so you can relive your best rest at home after your stay.

For the epicurean traveller, Oval Hotel also puts world-class food and wine at its very core. Led by Executive Head Chef Daniel Simpson, the hotel’s Bespoke Wine Bar & Kitchen provides exceptional dining experiences showcasing the true taste of South Australia. 

Expect the best possible local ingredients paired with a passion for making products in-house wherever possible, all served up in a contemporary, stylish setting. With a menu featuring wood fire and coal techniques, as well as in-house pickling and preserving, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a long, relaxed lunch, or a quick snack before stepping out to explore more of the city.

Oval Hotel
Oval Hotel

The Adelaide Oval precinct is also home to casual coffee and dining destinations. Start the day with the perfect cup of coffee overlooking the parklands and River Torrens at Koffee Ink Cafe and wind down after an afternoon of exploring by sharing a dish and a pint at Adelaide’s home of craft beer, Malt Shovel Taphouse, just a short stroll from the hotel over the River Torrens.

Adelaide At Your Doorstep

Oval Hotel is perfectly positioned to serve as a “home base” during your Adelaide stay, with the best of the city right at your doorstep. 

Just a short walk over the Torrens footbridge takes you to the vibrant Riverbank entertainment precinct. Explore nearby laneways off Hindley Street after dark to see trendy restaurants, small bars, pubs and clubs spring to life. Premier retail precinct Rundle Mall is also just a moment’s stroll away, with the Art Gallery of South Australia, South Australian Museum, Adelaide Zoo and Adelaide Botanic Gardens also just steps around the corner.

With some of Adelaide’s biggest events right around the corner - think the Adelaide International tennis tournament, the Tour Down Under and the biggest arts festival in the country, Adelaide Fringe - Oval Hotel is the ideal location from which to explore all the vibrant, creative and sophisticated city has to offer. 

Planning your stay? Check out Oval Hotel’s latest offers and book your stay now.

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