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Historical Traveler Reviews Stamford Plaza Adelaide
I had looked forward to my stay at the Stamford Plaza Adealide based on the detail provided by the hotel's website. I had booked a Executive/Club room and was staying for 3 nights over a weekend for work.
I had to be in Adelaide for 3 nights on business, and after checking the various rooms on the Hotel's website, I directly booked an executive floor room at a price of AUD$225 per night for 3 nights. I could have booked a King Bed for a lesser price of $195, or a Queen Bed for the much lesser price of about $135-$165. I requested early check-in. I also expected dedicated quick and discrete check-in. I also expected a superior room worthy of being on the Executive floor.
We ended up at this hotel for one night after the Hotel Chancellor couldn't extend our stay an extra night but was able to get us a room at the same rate of A$149 (which was about A$40 less than the usual Stamford Plaza rate.) Since this was done at the very last minute, the room we were offered was for a handicapped person. It was an extremely large room with handicapped accessible bathroom and twin beds, TV, a sitting area with table and chairs, a microwave and refrigerator and the usual tea/coffee making facilities. Everything was modern and spotlessly clean.
I normally stay across the road at The Hyatt Regency when I stay in Adelaide, but opted to stay at the cheaper Stamford Plaza this time around. I stayed only 1 night and received a good internet deal of $80.
Our stay at the Stamford Plaza Adelaide was very disappointing. We found the room to be quite small. We were told the rooms had been recentlyrefurbished but still had the old desk and cupboards which made the room seem old fashioned. The bathroom too was small with the shower being over the bath, again old fashioned.We had our dinner in room,and it was one of the worst meals we have ever had.....cold, soggy and lacking in any flavour. Two weeks later after returning home we received a bill for the mini bar which we had never used!
Some good points for the Stamford is that the staff were very helpful and friendly and the location of the Hotel is great,being right in town.
However we still will not stay there again.
Stamford Plaza Adelaide has to seriously lift their game. The hotel staff were unhelpful, the facilities left a great deal to be desired, the prices were too high for the standard of service. 5 star??? more like 2.
I stayed at the Stamford for three nights with one of their discount packages. The hotel was fine whilst paying those lower rates, I certainly wouldn't pay the usual price. The rooms vary quite a bit. When we checked in a woman was complaining that her superior city view room had a view of aircon ducts. Luckily for us the 'couples' rooms, that is sharing one bed as opposed to two beds are on the higher floors which have a view. Make sure you ask for a view of north terrace, not the other side which isn't as impressive. Our friends did that and got a room at the top floor with great views. The superior rooms are ok but small and the bathroom was very small and the bath not deep enough to bathe in. The piped corridor music became a bit irritating during the day but they turn it off at night. My only other complaint was the front desk staff ignored us for at least five minutes when we arrived not even acknowledging us. The location is excellent for Rundle Mall but my advice is for around AU$100 a night you can get an excellent modern new apartment a little further down the road or other places in the city. So why stay in a shoebox?
Too noisy, nice staff
We stayed here for four nights in March '05. When we arrived they had lost our reservation - fortunately I had their acknowledgement. On two of the nights our sleep was badly disturbed - there were parties on our floor and we had to get the security people to deal with the noise at 2am on the Saturday night. The decor is very tired, and the bar is pretty awful. However, it has a great location and the staff are friendly.
Nice hotel in a nice city
My first trip to Adelaide had us staying at this hotel.
Pros: cleanliness, helpfulness of staff, location pretty convenient, large rooms and nice bathrooms, safe area
Cons: walls could have been thicker (heard a lot going on next door) so ask for a quieter room; paid Sydney prices for Adelaide room
Excellent hotel. I spent one week at the Stamford during Nov 2004 and was very pleased with the hotel and its service. The location is outstanding - only a short walk to the Rundle Mall shopping area as well as the Botanical Gardens. The staff were very friendly and helpful at all times and the rooms were of a very high standard. All in all, a superb visit to the lovely city of Adelaide!