Places to Stay in Adelaide, Australia
Adelaide is the pretty capital of South Australia, a city of around 1.2 million set on the River Torrens in the middle of a tree-covered plain. Located between the Mt Lofty Ranges to the east and the beaches of Gulf St. Vincent in the west, it has a warm Mediterranean climate and is the driest of the Australian capitals.
Named in honor of Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, queen consort to King William IV, the city was founded in 1836 as the planned capital for a freely settled British province in Australia.
Colonel William Light designed the city with a one square mile grid layout, interspersed by wide boulevards and large public squares, and entirely surrounded by a ring of what are now State heritage-listed parklands. All this planning makes Adelaide a pleasing city to explore today.
Places to Stay in Adelaide, Australia: Buxton Manor
The 1908 heritage-listed Buxton Manor, surrounded by half an acre of cottage gardens in historic North Adelaide, is built in the William Morris ‘Arts & Craft’ style with decorative red brick with steep sloping roof lines and beveled lead lighted windows. It features Australian antiques, open log fires, polished spruce floors, gilt mirrors and antique beds.
Places to Stay in Adelaide, Australia: Fire Station Inn
The Fire Station Inn, in North Adelaide, features three suites including the Fire Engine Suite, a fully self-contained open plan apartment with antique fire truck; the baroque Loggia suite surrounded by a walled private courtyard garden; and the large 5-star contemporary Residency Penthouse with two bedrooms and a balcony overlooking the North Adelaide Cafe precinct.
Places to Stay in Adelaide, Australia: Clarion Hotel Soho
The Clarion Hotel Soho, located near Adelaide’s trendy East End, is a designer hotel with an eclectic art collection that evokes the arty vibe of London’s Soho district. Features include 20th century designer furniture, bi-folding windows, 42 inch LCD TVs with free in-house movies. There is a rooftop deck where you can enjoy the heated jet pool overlooking Adelaide’s skyline.
Places to Stay in Adelaide, Australia: Magestic Roof Garden Hotel
The Magestic Roof Garden Hotel, the very affordable flagship property of Majestic Hotels, is centrally located near Rundle Street. It features king-size beds, modern bathrooms and a roof garden with views.