Known as the “city of churches” or “the festival state” by most Australians, Adelaide is the destination for anyone seeking a vibrant array of experiences from the arts, food, and wine. Their annual festivals and events celebrate the contemporary arts, music, theatre, gastronomy, and world-famous wine regions like the Barossa Valley. Be sure to see what’s on to best plan for your trip to make the most of your time. The city’s selection of 5-star hotels is all within close proximity to the hub of restaurants and bars in the Chinatown area, the bustling Adelaide Markets, or the shopping delights of Rundle Mall and arcades. Balance the city vibes with relaxation by the beach at Glenelg or perhaps a picturesque wine tour with lunch overlooking the stunning vineyards of the Adelaide Hills. Both options are only within a 15 minutes’ drive from the city centre. For your nightlife needs, your hotel’s concierge will have a recommended list of the best speakeasy bars in secret laneways such as Leigh Street and award-winning restaurants. A local tip is that everywhere is relatively close, therefore staying in any of our recommended luxury hotels will be convenient for discovering Adelaide now!
Noted for its fabulous location and the excellent standard of its deluxe accommodation, The Pullman Adelaide is one of the newer 5 star hotels to open up in the city. Situated in the CBD it is close to most of the city’s popular attractions, with the Adelaide Oval, Rundle Mall and Convention Centre all being a short distance away. All of the 308 rooms and […]View Details
The Playford Adelaide is a CBD based boutique hotel that provides guests with 5 star luxury accommodation. Situated across from the Adelaide Convention Centre and Adelaide Casino, the property enjoys a central location within easy reach of many of the city’s main attractions. These include the Rundle Mall, Adelaide Oval, the West End and the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. A member of the exclusive MGallery by […]View Details
For a memorable and deluxe Adelaide hotel experience it is hard to beat the Peppers Waymouth Hotel. Enjoying a terrific CBD location right in the heart of the action, it is close to all the city’s main attractions. Including the Rundle Mall, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Casino and the Convention Centre. Heavily influenced by a strong European design vibe, rooms and suites at the Peppers Waymouth […]View Details
The Stamford Plaza Adelaide is another excellent option in the CBD. A luxury 5 star hotel, it stands almost directly opposite Parliament House, the Adelaide Convention Centre and the Adelaide Casino. While the River Torrens, Adelaide Oval and the Festival Centre are all a short distance away. So it serves as a great base to explore the city. Presenting absorbing views of either the city, […]View Details
Looking for luxury Adelaide accommodation? Then look no further than the Eos by SkyCity. Nestled in the heart of the CBD, just 200 metres from the Adelaide Convention Centre, this classy hotel enjoys a brilliant location. With the Adelaide Oval, Rundle Mall, Art Gallery of South Australia, and Beehive Corner Building all just a few minutes away. Offering debonair rooms, villas and suites that convey […]View Details
A must for all cricket and AFL lovers! The Oval Hotel in Adelaide is a luxury hotel located within the frontage of this iconic stadium. Conveniently situated a short walking distance from the Adelaide CBD, the prestigious property also lies in close proximity to the Adelaide Casino and the Convention Centre. Featuring stylish, modern interiors, this premium boutique hotel offers a range of exquisite accommodation […]View Details
The InterContinental Adelaide is a 5 star luxury hotel which enjoys a beautiful location on the banks of the River Torrens. Adjacent to the Adelaide Festival Centre, Casino and Convention Centre, it is a great base to explore the city. With the Adelaide Oval, Rundle Mall, Adelaide Botanic Gardens and South Australian Museum all within easy walking distance. Defined by a great mix of elegance […]View Details
Sofitel Adelaide offers a luxurious yet modern escape in the heart of the Adelaide CBD. It is close to Karrawirra Parri (Torrens River) and only a few minutes’ walk from the Adelaide Convention and Exhibition Centre, Adelaide Oval and South Australian Museum. The luxury hotel rooms are a sophisticated merging of modern furnishings and vintage décor. In each room there are comfortable beds which feature […]View Details
Nestled in the heart of the city, the Hilton Adelaide is within walking distance of buzzing entertainment venues, premium retailers and many dining establishments. This modern, luxury hotel is less than five-minutes’ drive from some of the city’s highlights, including the Art Gallery of South Australia, China Town and Adelaide Oval. The luxurious rooms feature large windows, contemporary styling, and comfortable beds. The modern bathrooms […]View Details
Housed within a gorgeous heritage-listed building, The Mayfair Hotel is an elegant, 5-star luxury hotel. It is in the centre of Adelaide, close to the Karrawirra Parri (Torrens River). Less than 10 minutes away are the Adelaide Convention Centre, Art Gallery of South Australia, and Victoria Square. The well-appointed rooms have a warm and inviting colour palate with an elegant design. They are furnished with […]View Details
South Australia’s capital has been described as a “boutique city.” Situated within an amphitheatre of rolling hills, and bordered by the southern ocean, Adelaide has the feel of a country town rather than a big city. With a rich human and natural history, Adelaide is close enough to the Outback to have a laid-back rural attitude, yet retain all the bustle and sophistication of a modern, high-tech, high culture, art-loving city. So pull on your RM Williams boots (made right here in Adelaide), don your Akubra, and step out of your luxury hotel to explore this quintessential Australian city.
Adelaide has some incredible west-facing beaches perfect for watching the sunset. If you jump on the Glenelg Tram (free in Adelaide’s downtown), it will take just 20 minutes to whisk you from the centre of town out to Glenelg Beach, where you can walk along the for shore, kick off your shoes and paddle in the warm ocean, or just relax at a bar while you watch the sunset at the end of another perfect South Australia Day.
Adelaide is a low-rise city and for the best view in town, the top of the Adelaide Oval can’t be beaten. Harnessed up, and led by a skilled and knowledgeable guide, you ascend to the apex of the oval for a 360° view of the city and its encircling hills. See if you can spot your luxury hotel room from up here.
This inner-city oasis of cool shady forests spreads over 50 hectares and features majestic avenues of trees contained within some stunning modernist architecture. There is a multi-award winning restaurant in the gardens where you can stop for lunch overlooking cool ponds and lush greenery. This is a great place for you and your travelling companion to come and escape the heat of an Adelaide summer day for a while.
Coffee is king in Adelaide. While other Australian cities might boast of their Coffee Culture, if you really want to sample some great extractions, Adelaide is the place to go. Check out The Big Table in the Adelaide Market, where you can sit with a bunch of locals discussing the news of the day and sampling some of the best coffee you’re ever going to taste in Australia. For a more exciting and busy experience, try Cibo Espresso in Rundle Mall where you can sit outside and watch the action on the street including the Rundle Street Ringers (city cowboys) is mooching past in their Drizabones and Stetsons.
This was Australia’s first pedestrian-only mall, with a large section of the street being closed to traffic in 1976. You’ll find all the big retailers here, and all sorts of cool little arcades leading off the main thoroughfare. Check out the iconic sculptures which include a bunch of life-sized bronze pigs (called Oliver, Truffles, Horatio and Augusta), and a giant reflective sphere. You’ll get a great cross-section of Adelaide life on Rundle Mall, and you’ll find a great coffee or two as well. BTW…the mall is a great place after dark, when the city’s lights will dazzle you with their colour and variety as you stroll, arm in arm, back to your hotel.
This formal Japanese garden contains features that bring to the forefront the beauty of nature, and the solitude and attention to form that epitomise Japanese gardens. The gardens blend two classic styles of Japanese garden architecture. In the Lake and Mountain Garden (senzui), water is used to create images of grandeur. In the Dry Garden (kare senzui), rocks and sand evoke the presence of the sea. This is a great place to come and find tranquillity away from the bustle of the Adelaide Streets.
Adelaide’s small but impressive Chinatown is a great place to go and sample the cuisines of Asia. This is not just a place to go for Chinese food: although you’ll be spoilt for choice for that as well. But you will also find Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Malaysian Indian and Korean cuisine represented in amongst the impressive red lanterns and pagoda-style houses. Try the Chinatown Café where you can sit at a sidewalk table and eat a meal of spicy noodles and bok choi, with a pot of fragrant jasmine tea, while you watch the world go by.
Every stockman, shepherd, farmer and Jilleroo in Australasia know the address of RM Williams’ store in Adelaide: 5 Percy Street, Prospect, South Australia. The RM Williams legend is part of Australian Outback lore and you can relive his incredible story (from bushman to saddle-maker) at this small museum attached to his original bush outfitters store.
The South Australian Museum has a world-class collection of natural history and cultural items. The museum features the world’s largest collection of Australian Aboriginal cultural material, with over 3,000 artefacts displayed within its walls. Fans of geology will be fascinated to see the Ediacaran fossils, from the Flinders Ranges in the northern part of South Australia, which are over half a billion years old.
South Australians love their schnitzels and if you feel like a good feed, then just pick a pub and go in for a beer and a snitty. You can join in with the endless debate in Adelaide about whether or not your snitty should be put on the chips, or beside the chips. It’s one of the great questions of the age!