InterContinental Adelaide Hotel

July 25, 2013 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

InterContinental Adelaide Hotel
120 North Terrace
South Australia 5000

Scenic Views From An Aging Locale

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Visited: Jul-2013
Ambience & Setting: 6
Food & Beverage: 7
Service: 7
Value for Money: 8
Spent about SGD $700 per person.
- $600 Accomodation 5D4N
-$100 Room Service

Nearby Attractions: Glenelg Jetty, Montefiore Hill, Mount Lofty, National Motor Museum, Migration Museum, Adelaide Zoo, Monarto Zoo, Art Gallery Of South Australia, South Australian Museum, National Railway Museum, South Australian Maritime Museum, South Australian Aviation Museum, Australian Museum Of Childhood, Port Adelaide Lighthouse, Glenelg Museum & Bay Discovery Centre, National Wine Centre, Bicentennial Conservatory, Belair National Park, Cleland Conservation Park, Morialta Conservation Park, Haigh's Chocolate Factory, Adelaide Botanic Gardens, Elder Park & Torrens River, Adelaide Oval, Coopers Brewery, Whispering Wall, Barossa Valley Wineries

Hotel Facilities: Business Centre, Executive Lounge, Swimming Pool, Paid Wi-Fi, Conference Rooms, Gymnasium, Laundry Service, 1 Bar (Atrium Lounge), 2 Restaurants (Riverside Restaurant, Shiki), Babysitting Service, Hairdresser On Call, Limousine Service, Floral Service, Doctor On Call, Currency Exchange Service

Hotel Activities: Swimming, Work Out, Internet Surfing, Pay Per View Movies


InterContinental Adelaide Hotel

Located about 25 minutes drive from the Adelaide airport, InterContinental Adelaide Hotel is a 4-star hotel in Australia that offers spectacular views of the city, Adelaide Convention Centre and the River Torrens, despite its aging interior.

Ambience within InterContinental Adelaide Hotel is its weakest point. The place shows signs of age, with scratch marks in the lifts, aging and worn carpets and furniture, and dusty windows. But InterContinental Adelaide Hotel is kept relatively clean. Art pieces scattered around the hotel add to the ambience.

I stayed in the King Superior Room at the InterContinental Adelaide Hotel, and found it to be very comfortable. I like that there is both a bath tub and shower, as well as a comfortable, albeit aging sofa in the room. The wardrobe is sufficiently large. But there is very little viewing options on the Television. Also rather odd is the lack of security features, most modern hotels will require an access card to be swipped in the lifts, thus enabling only guests to reach the rooms. Sadly, InterContinental Adelaide Hotel doesn't have this security feature, meaning anyone can access any level of the hotel.

Food at InterContinental Adelaide Hotel is above average, but the range is very limited. Options for the buffet at Riverside Restaurant are standard day to day, and can get boring after awhile. Even the food at the Executive Lounge is pretty much the same on a daily basis. I would recommend eating out instead. If you must dine at the InterContinental Adelaide Hotel, choose to have any of their sandwiches... It's outstanding.

Service at InterContinental Adelaide Hotel is hospitable and efficient. Staff will greet you upon seeing you, and I felt very welcome during check in. During our meetings at the conference rooms, staff rendered excellent assistance, though finding them is slightly difficult, as they don't hang around the area. But when called, they came quickly. Good overall service.

Facilities & Activities
InterContinental Adelaide Hotel has very few in-house activities, and facilities are more suited for business meetings. While they provide computers for free usage, the actual operating systems are extremely slow, and you're better off not using them. The gymnasium is sufficiently large and well equipped, while the swimming pool is small and rather under utilised.


InterContinental Adelaide Hotel 01 - Exterior Facade

InterContinental Adelaide Hotel 02 - Bedroom

InterContinental Adelaide Hotel 03 - Bathroom

InterContinental Adelaide Hotel 04 - Gymnasium

InterContinental Adelaide Hotel 05 - Swimming Pool

InterContinental Adelaide Hotel 06 - Riverside Restaurant

InterContinental Adelaide Hotel 07 - Concierge Desk

InterContinental Adelaide Hotel 08 - Main Foyer

InterContinental Adelaide Hotel 09 - Conference Room Grevillea

InterContinental Adelaide Hotel 10 - Executive Lounge


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