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iStay Precinct

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Enjoyable place. Pool is nice but bring your own pool towel. Close enough to city amenities. We used for a place after footy at Adelaide oval. Food close by from Cumberland Arms. Unserviced but with nice kitchenette for sourcing own food

We loved our stay at the iStay Precinct - friendly staff, clean rooms and great facilities (pool, spa, steam room & sauna especially). Great location for those wanting to explore the central markets and china town.

This was our first time staying at this very well placed accommodation where we enjoyed a very well appointed one bedroom apartment. It is so well located for access to one of Adelaide's best restaurant strips at Gouger Street (5 - 10 minutes walk), the Central Market and Coles (10 minutes easy walk) and public transport. The apartment with balcony had a king bed, a very good sized bathroom, table and chairs plus a kitchenette with crockery and utensils to cater for in house meals if you wanted. There was also a dishwasher, washing machine and clothes drier. We will certainly stay here again when next in Adelaide.

Nice little apartment, with a few oddities: some rooms are in the hotel, others in a nearby apartment tower; bedroom has no windows; reserved parking spaces are scattered around the parking lot and poorly indicated, so it is challenging to find the right spot; and you need the swipe card to access everywhere: lift, building entrance (two sliding doors), reception after hours, but surprisingly not to your room.

Staff 100%. Room could have been higher. Location 100%. It would be hard to find friendly staff or more better location. Bus depot and market within easy walking distance. Shopping mall not to far either.

Istay precinct is at very convenient location, only 5 mins walking to china town and central market, 10 mins walking to convention center. apartment room was clean and comfortable. Staff was nice and very helpful. It is extra fee for wifi, but quality of internet was terrible especially need to work in the room.

We found iStay by web search and booked it based on previous stays at other Oaks. We were very pleased with the one bedroom apartment on an upper floor. With 37 degree days the pool & spa were fantastic. Staff were very friendly & helpful.

My boyfriend and I arrived there early so we did check in which was good but as soon as we went our apartment we noticed that wasn’t clean. We saw towels in everywhere, completely mass bad. So we came back to the reception and complained about it and than they gave us completely up date room.

The photos dont align with what the room actually looks like. Mold in the bedroom and everything just not up to standards. The street that the hotel is located on is extremely noisy and we couldnt get a good nights sleep the entire time we were there. Definitely wouldnt recommend and wont be coming back.

The apartment is adequate but in dire need of painting and general maintenance. Smells strongly of stale cigarette smoke. Not in the most salubrious area. Worst thing is the loud high pitched humming caused by the wind tunnel effect of surrounding buildings. Only way to stop it is to have sliding door partly open. Very annoying!

185 Morphett Street Adelaide SA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Victoria Square and Adelaide Central Market
  • Indoor pool
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Adelaide Central Business District, iStay Precinct is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Victoria Square and Adelaide Central Market. This 183-room, 4.5-star apartment welcomes guests with in-room amenities like kitchens, balconies, and refrigerators. Adelaide Festival Centre and Rundle Mall are also within a short walk.


The 183 air-conditioned apartments feature kitchens and balconies. LCD TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Other standard amenities include washers/dryers, ironing boards, and desks.

Property features

Guests staying at iStay Precinct enjoy an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Self parking is available for AUD 18 per night. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this luxury apartment include WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities.

Room options

2 Bedroom Apartment

King 2 | Twin 4 | Sleeps 4

One Bedroom Sky View

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Two Bedroom Sky View

King 2 | Twin 4 | Sleeps 4

Two Bedroom Compact

Queen 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

67.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 721 reviews