Adelaide Travel Guide

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Nobody's Heard Of Australia's Best Hotel

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  Site Where: 55 Frome Street, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 5000
May 8, 2009 at 4:47 PM | by | ()

Expedia gave Australian hotel-goers a bit of a surprise this week when they announced that their top 1000 hotels list included an Adelaide hotel as the best Aussie representative.

The South Australian capital city doesn't get too much attention from either vacation or business travelers, but at least according to this survey it's got the best hotel in the whole country: the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel. The 120-room Majestic rated 24th best in the world, even though it's only been open for five years.

As you'd be guessing from the name, this place does have a pretty cool roof garden. It's also in a good location near the main shopping area of Rundle Mall, and since two thirds of its guests are business travelers, it's obviously well-placed for them as well.

And the big bonus is that you get the apparently best hotel in Australia for a pretty cheap rate. For example, they've got an autumn special (that's now in Australia) with a Deluxe King room plus breakfast for A$165 ($125) a night and there are last-minute rates around that are even cheaper.

[Photo: ellieannef]

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Get a Summer Deal in January (Down Under)

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  Site Where: Moseley Square, Adelaide, SA, Australia, 5045
December 4, 2006 at 9:39 AM | by | ()

Down Under where everything is back-to-front, the Stamford hotel chain have just launched their Summer Saver deals. Stamford actually has a chain of 10 luxury hotels across Australia and New Zealand, and the new offer gives a couple overnight accommodation and breakfast for only AUS$130 (about an even hundred bucks). The special runs from December 15 through to the end of January (with New Year's Eve being a blackout night, not surprisingly).

Our favorite Stamford is in the Stamford Grand in Glenelg, the beach suburb of South Australian capital Adelaide. Not just because Glenelg is such a great sounding word (and reads the same forwards and backwards), but because the hotel really is directly on the beachfront with exquisite views. The laidback streets of Glenelg and the nearby tram that takes you directly into the city center all combine to make the Stamford Grand's location something a bit special. The rooms have also been newly refurbished (they did need it, we'll admit) so for a hundred dollars, you can't really go wrong here.

[Photo: kryssyann]

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Bedside Surprise at The Dildo Hotel

Where: Adelaide
July 5, 2006 at 2:16 PM | by | ()

We've been taking a look at some kinky hotels this week and what they offer in-room for guests who are in the mood. so it's only appropriate that we show you this video from a man who happened upon a "complimentary"  sex kit in his hotel nightstand.

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