The Best Adelaide Accommodation for a Stylish City Escape
From glamorous hotels to arty stays, you'll fall in love with this round-up of stylish Adelaide accommodation.
Adelaide has long been the starting point for many adventures into surrounding wine regions, but more and more, Adelaide City is becoming the focal point as it lives life on a global scale. From a foodie scene that keeps on outdoing itself to cultural and sporting events that delight year-round to world-class fashion and shopping. And the best place to explore it all is from a boutique stay. Adelaide's accommodation has it all – from unique pub guestrooms to indulgent suites with sweeping views of Adelaide's renowned parklands and River Torrens. These are the places to be booking into when next in town.
Exuding sophistication and elegance at every turn, the award-winning Eos at Sky City is every little bit luxurious. It’s perfectly situated on the River Torrens and offers sweeping vistas from the hills to the coast. The rooftop pool is the place to set yourself up for the day. And when the sun sets, head straight to Madame Hanoi. It’s a dining experience not to be missed, neither is the Chandelier Bar (gin martinis all the way).
Festival Drive, Station Road, Adelaide
Breathing new life into a former textile factory, this is without a doubt one of the coolest hotels in Adelaide. Keeping true to the area's design roots, the trendy new Hotel Indigo can be found by Adelaide's bustling central market. Opening its doors in March last year, it’s an Australian first for IHG Hotels & Resorts’ boutique lifestyle brand. A product of the iconic neighbourhood in which it resides, the 145-room boutique hotel is a cultural feast for the senses. Celebrating creativity in all things, Hotel Indigo’s two restaurants hero Adelaide's prized culinary scene.
23-29 Market Street, Adelaide
Last year, Adelaide welcomed its first five-star hotel in 30 years, and boy is she fabulous. The latest addition to the city’s growing skyline, the Sofitel’s $140 million development has pulled out all stops to put this up-and-coming destination on the map. In true Sofitel form, the property is not only primely positioned but has been finished with the brand’s signature Euro-chic touch. An indoor pool, gym, and Executive Lounge are among a treasure trove of amenities that complement the 251 generous rooms and suites on offer.
108 Currie Street, Adelaide
Did someone say girls’ trip? When it comes to choosing a staycation with the girls, there are a few essentials: it needs to be comfortable, stylish, Gram-worthy, and preferably have a cute rooftop bar. Well, it just so happens that the Crowne Plaza has all of this and more. Boasting uninterrupted city views and an impressive cocktail list that will keep you hydrated all weekend long, there's no better place for a catch up than Adelaide’s highest poolside bar and cocktail lounge, Luna10. The rooms follow suit with sleek contemporary fitouts that are designed for late mornings. Known for its glitz and glamour, this is not a hotel you want to leave in a hurry.
27 Frome Street, Adelaide
An absolute standout when it comes to places to stay in Adelaide's CBD, the Mayfair Hotel is a luxurious boutique set within a heritage building. Steps away from Rundle Mall and Adelaide's Riverbank, the Mayfair Hotel is all about lavish interiors and indulgent living. With everything you could expect from a five-star hotel, from world-class dining at the Mayflower Restaurant and delightful cocktails at the sophisticated HENNESSY Rooftop Bar. Seriously, you won't have any reason to leave this inner-city beauty.
45 King William Street, Adelaide
A boutique stay with an arty edge, the Majestic Minima Hotel, tucked away in North Adelaide, shines a spotlight on local talent. Their 46 compact rooms are only 14-square-metres, but here, size doesn't matter. Each guestroom in this Adelaide accommodation has been handed to a South Australian artist for them to paint their interpretation of creativity and creation – meaning, no two rooms are alike. Having said that, you can rely on there being a king bed, contemporary bathroom and a mini balcony (in most rooms). When booking, you can select your room based on your preferred art.
146 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide
An easy 30-minute drive from downtown Adelaide, Pavilions at Lenswood, is Adelaide Hills' response to a stylishly luxe getaway. The two, one-bedroom self-contained pavilions are designed as the ultimate couple's retreat. Each comes with an open woodfire, kitchen, freestanding bathtub and king-size bed, all of which overlooks the gardens and valley. The Swiss chalet-style pavilion (Ruhe) has a Japanese cedar hot tub. The other pavilion (Merak), is styled after a modern Italian Alps warehouse and has a four-person spa and deck overlooking the dam.
Corner of Swamp & Leslie Roads, Lenswood
Living up to its world-class reputation as a luxurious stay, the InterContinental is one of Adelaide's most refined accommodation. From fine-dining Riverside Restaurant and Shiki Japanese Restaurant to luxuriously spacious guestrooms with marble bathrooms, but if you want to go all out, book the Presidential Suite which features a baby grand piano, a sauna, and a spa bath with views of the River Torrens. Plus, it's an easy place to explore some of Adelaide's attractions - Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Botanic Gardens, and Rundle Mall.
North Terrace, Adelaide
Located in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, the Marion Hotel is perfectly positioned to take in the best of Adelaide and its surrounding regions – Adelaide city, the beaches of Glenelg, and McLaren Vale wine region. Yet, Marion makes coming home at night a delight with three dining options to choose from, The Garden, Dining Room and The Shed, and guestrooms that are beautifully designed with an industrial-chic meets luxury vibe. They're spacious and have everything you could want in a getaway, including family rooms with bunk beds.
849 Marion Road, Mitchell Park
For cultural buffs who love to be amongst it all, this Adelaide accommodation is where you need to be. Centrally located within the arts, cultural and entertainment precinct of the city, The Playford is a boutique hotel that beautifully blends classical and contemporary styling. The rooms themselves are well-appointed with all the comforts you could ever need, but what will win you over is the lavish Art Nouveau ambience in the Lounge Bar. While here make the most of the 24-hour heated pool and award-winning Playford Restaurant.
120 North Terrace, Adelaide
Smack bang in the middle of town, this iconic venue is so much more than a local watering hole. Their seven guestrooms are not your average hotel-style lodgings. Each room comes with a funky design of dark, moody interiors with a little bit of quirk (and only in a good way). Plus, a private ensuite, artwork by local artists, and all the perks you have come to expect from quality accommodation in Adelaide. The best part? You only have to wander downstairs to the bar to enjoy pub food done well and an impressive selection of tap beer. Or if beer isn't your thing, there is plenty of gin, wine and cocktails to be had.
92 Franklin Street, Adelaide
Whatever the occasion, Mount Lofty House delivers on the goods in a big way. Located in Adelaide Hills (15 minutes from Adelaide CBD) this luxury boutique hotel is synonymous with romance, girls' weekend away or an indulgent escape from your everyday. A modern heritage design surrounded by botanic gardens, boutique wineries and overlooking Piccadilly Valley. And if the three-hatted restaurant wasn't a big enough pull, then the indulgent day spa will do the trick.
1 Mawson Drive, Crafers
In a city that's overflowing with beautiful and unique places to stay, Adelaide's accommodation alone is enough to get you booking your next trip to South Australia's capital. To discover more places to escape to when in the region, go to best accommodation on Kangaroo Island and romantic getaways in Adelaide Hills.
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