Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Currie4.0 out of 5.0
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We have stayed here twice before and enjoyed the experience. Not this time. 7am Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings we were woken by guys outside our room windows removing scaffolding. They were close enough that if we could open the window we would have knocked them off! On informing reception she apologised and promised to pass on to management, from whom we never heard. Not good enough as it is not a cheap stay. We assume there were no options for another room for repeat clients but manager obviously uninformed or uninterested.
Fine. Hotel is clean, comfortable and spacious enough. Absence of wireless internet and exorbitant price for broadband is a significant shortcoming.
This hotel was just two blocks away from the Rundle Mall and busses/tram, which made it easy to get around. The entrance is on an alley, which is a little interesting, and not really scary but businesses do put their garbage cans there. Walk down the alley and take a left and you're right at a 24-hour pancake house, which is very old with ratty furniture, but the food is plentiful and good (surprisingly decent and inexpensive [for Australia!] cappucinos, too!]. The in-house restaurant specializes in seafood, apparently, and the lobby (to me) constantly smelled of fried fish. Luckily, the smell did not travel up to our room (on the 4th floor). Our room was quiet with a big bed and big shower; we had a mini-fridge that didn't seem to be working all that well and a microwave, which was nice (if any local stores would have sold microwave popcorn! haha!). Upon recommendation from the employee working the desk the first day we got there, we rented ourselves a car and planned a trip to the Barossa Valley. I don't have a wine tour to compare it to, but I'd highly recommend taking your own trip--we had a great time! We went to the Wolf Blass (amazing!), Peter Lehmann (awesome and huge cheese/bread/flatbread/chutney/prosciutto, etc. plate for $25), Langmeil, and Burge Family Wineries; we were pleased with all of them. There are guest laundry facilities in the basement and they even supply the soap, which is nice. $2 to wash and $1 to dry, but the drying cycle is only 30 minutes long so you'll probably have to run it twice. The 'sister property,' which is also a Grand Chancellor and is only a couple blocks away, looks much nicer and is on a more active street, but I don't know the price comparison...
Hotel was just fine for the price and the location. Nothing really special about it otherwise.