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Pullman Adelaide 3.5

Adelaide, Greater Adelaide, South Australia

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Pros

  • City center location, a five-minute walk to Adelaide Mall
  • Modern rooms have well-stocked minibars and sleek work desks
  • Good quality breakfast buffet (not included)
  • Salt bar/restaurant serves good food; 24-hour room service
  • Spa with an indoor pool, sauna, and steam room  
  • Nice fitness center with modern equipment 
  • Free shuttles to Adelaide Oval
  • 24-hour business center
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout 

Cons

  • Pool, sauna, and gym areas can feel crowded/small
  • Breakfast costs extra
  • Expensive laundry and valet parking

Bottom Line

Located in the center of Adelaide and easily accessible to both the business district and city attractions, this three-and-a-half-pearl contemporary chain hotel comes with all the brand essentials that cater mostly to busy corporate travelers. The 308 practical rooms have comfortable beds and sleek desks. There's a full fitness center, indoor pool, spa, a business center, and free Wi-Fi throughout. Impressive breakfast buffets (for a fee), 24-hour room service, and free shuttles to the Adelaide Oval are also convenient for urban tourists. Some amenities, like on-site laundry and valet parking, can by pricey. However, for a large, well-appointed hotel in the middle of the city, overall rates are reasonable. The Adelaide Inn is a smaller, more eclectic option with an outdoor pool in a similarly central location.

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Scene

Sleek modern chain hotel interiors particularly appeal to business travelers

Pullman Adelaide is styled to appeal to the modern corporate traveler, though it’s also popular with tourist couples looking for a convenient city spot. Inside the high-rise building, black and gray furnishings are contemporary and sophisticated, including plush armchairs and sofas, and dark tiles throughout the reception. Basket-weave pendant lights and modern art prints add touches of character to the sleek yet simple spaces. While the design looks businesslike, the lobby is lively, and it isn’t unusual to see casual meetings taking place in the adjacent restaurant/bar. 

Location

Central location close to business district and tourist sites

Although the hotel is situated on the corner of two busy streets running through the very center of Adelaide, a parking lot conveniently serves as a buffer from most of the street noise. The hotel’s Hindmarsh Square location is smack in the Central Business District, but also within easy access to Rundle Street’s many cafes, restaurants, and shops. The popular Rundle Mall and the South Australian Museum are both seven minutes away on foot, and the Adelaide Zoo is a 15-minute walk away. There are several bus stops within a five-minute walk away, and 15 to 20 minutes on public transport will reach the Adelaide Oval and the Adelaide Botanic Garden (the hotel also provides shuttles to the Oval.) Adelaide Airport is a 17-minute drive away. 

Rooms

Pleasant rooms with minibars and free Wi-Fi

Rooms are simple and straightforward, but modern and comfortable. They come with two double beds or a single king bed, dark gray carpet, and dark wood furnishings. Green armchairs and footstools lend pops of color. Designed to suit business travelers in particular, rooms have sleek work desks and plenty of power outlets. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide some sort of cityscape view in most rooms. Several rooms also have small furnished balconies. 

Guests will find a decent range of in-room amenities, including air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, safes, and free Wi-Fi. Ironing equipment and tea-and coffee-making facilities are provided, and minibars are stocked with welcome items like fresh milk, fresh-pressed bottled juice, and coconut water in addition to the usual array of soft drinks and beers. Several accessible rooms are available, and come with wheelchair ramps, temperature and light controls, safety bars, and roll-in showers. 

Contemporary bathrooms are on the small side -- toilet areas seem particularly cramped. While some rooms only have walk-in showers with fixed showerheads, others have separate, large bathtubs. Toiletries and hairdryers are provided.

Features

Impressive breakfast buffet, indoor pool, sauna, and gym

Features are well-rounded. The hotel’s lobby bar, furnished with striped armchairs, black leather booths, and a dark granite counter, serves drinks and light meal for lunch and dinner. The bar opens into the full Salt restaurant space that has additional outdoor seating and serves tasty grilled meats, seafood dishes, and pastas for lunch and dinner. Its buffet breakfast (not included) is impressive, and focuses on local ingredients. Choices include fresh fruit, omelets, pancakes, yogurts, and a wide coffee and tea selection. A limited room service menu is available 24/7. 

The hotel’s indoor pool, separate hot tub, and sauna are all clean, but seem too small to accommodate the large number of guests who want to use them. The gym offers a good range of LifeFitness equipment, which is well-maintained and modern. 

The laundry room with four washer/dryer units is available in addition to laundry services, but fees for each washing and drying cycle are hefty. 

Business amenities include a 24-hour business center with four computers and work desks, plus printing, photocopying, and faxing services. There are also five meeting rooms, ranging from simple boardrooms to a huge ballroom that can accommodate up to 400 people. Wi-Fi throughout the property is free.

Self-parking isn’t available, and daily charges for valet parking are expensive. 

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Address

16 Hindmarsh Sq, Adelaide 5000, Australia

Also Known As

  • Crowne Plaza Adelaide

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