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Adelaide CBD Hotels
Barossa, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale; three distinct and stunning wine regions in South Australia. And all nearby to Adelaide, one of Australia's best kept travel secrets. It's creative personality, ease to get around and outdoor adventures, coupled with the thriving festival, sporting and food scene make the South Australian capital a must visit on any Australian itinerary.
Discover Adelaide CBD
As the heart of a city that is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the most exciting and vibrant in Australia, Adelaide CBD is the perfect place for a visitor to stay. Here you’ll find all that the South Australian capital is famous for - good food, good wine, and an exciting arts and culture scene.But on visiting the CBD you’ll quickly realise that there’s even more to Adelaide than its reputation might have you believe. This is a beautiful, friendly and progressive city, home to unique sights and experiences that can fly under the radar of many visitors.For those ready to book their South Australian adventure, the decision of which hotel to stay at can be a difficult one. Happily Qantas Hotels allows you to choose from over 200,000 hotel and accommodation options worldwide, with almost 100 in the Adelaide CBD alone. You’ll also earn 3 Qantas Points per A$1 spent* with Qantas Hotels.Which are the best of these hotels? The answer will depend on who you are and what you hope to get from your trip. Whether it’s your first time in the city or your fifteenth, let’s take a look at what you need to know about Adelaide and its hotels to make the most of your stay.
What are the best streets to stay in Adelaide CBD?
- North Terrace: The northern border of the CBD is home to Adelaide’s most impressive buildings, and overlooks the beautiful River Torrens and surrounding parklands.
- King William Road: Cutting the CBD in half, King William Road runs north-south through Adelaide, working its way around Victoria Square in the centre.
- South Terrace: The CBD’s southern border is far more tranquil than its north. Overlooking wide expanses of greenery, if you want a really good night’s sleep in the city then this is your best bet.
- Grenfell Street: One street back from the iconic Rundle Mall, Grenfell Street is the perfect base for shopaholics who also want to be within striking distance of Adelaide’s main attractions. Speaking of which...
What are Adelaide CBD’s must-see attractions?
- Adelaide Botanic Garden: Established in 1857 and spread over a massive 51 hectares, this garden is one of the most impressive in Australia. The Palm House, Rose Garden and Bicentennial Conservatory are highlights.
- Adelaide Central Market: This is one of Australia’s largest fresh produce markets, and the most popular attraction in South Australia, with around 8 million visitors every year. Needless to say, it’s the perfect place for lunch.
- Adelaide Zoo: Adelaide Zoo is Australia’s second oldest (after Melbourne), and displays over 300 native and exotic species, most notably Sumatran tigers and giant pandas.
- National Wine Centre: Surrounded by the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills wine regions, Adelaide is one of the 10 wine capitals of the world. You can learn all about the state’s famous produce at the National Wine Centre.
- South Australian Museum: A gorgeous five floor building that explores Australian history, with a particular focus on Aboriginal culture and the natural world.
What are Adelaide CBD’s best hotels for solo travellers?Perfectly private and business friendly, there are ample opportunities to socialise should you want them. Check out Sage Hotel Adelaide, Holiday Inn Express Adelaide City Centre and Hotel Richmond on Rundle Mall if you’re a single traveller in Adelaide (and earn 3 Qantas Points per A$1 spent with Qantas Hotels while you do it!)
What are Adelaide CBD’s best hotels for couples?Are you and your partner ready to use your Qantas Points to book your next getaway with Qantas Hotels? Romantic, secluded and luxurious, couples travelling to Adelaide could do far worse than experiencing the hospitality offered up by Hilton Adelaide, The Soho Hotel and Adabco Boutique Hotel.
What are Adelaide CBD’s best hotels for families?Heading to Adelaide with your tribe? Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury, Quest on Franklin and Mantra Hindmarsh Square are self-contained, family-friendly hotels that will ensure you are warmly welcomed and entertained.
What are Adelaide CBD’s best hotels for location and views?Adelaide is a beautiful city, and you can enjoy it in all its glory if you choose to stay at Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, InterContinental Adelaide or Oaks Embassy - hotels that boast both great locations and stunning views.
What are Adelaide CBD’s best hotels for amenities?Are you after a hotel that you don’t really need to leave? Between parking, WiFi, bars, pools, gyms and entertainment, ibis Adelaide, Stamford Plaza Adelaide and The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel provide an amazing in-house experience.
What is the best way to get around Adelaide CBD?At one square mile (1.6 square kilometres), the best way to explore the Adelaide CBD is on foot, as you’ll stumble across sights and experiences that you otherwise wouldn’t if you were taking transport from point to point. When walking isn’t an option, try:
- Public transport: While you can still buy single trip paper tickets for Adelaide’s network of buses, trains and trams, the contactless Metrocard is a far cheaper option. Visitor cards are available, and can be bought and topped up at most newsagents and convenience stores.
Why book with Qantas Hotels?
Earn 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent^, or use points to book**
No booking fees
Frequently Asked Questions
On average a 3-star hotel in Adelaide costs $90 per night, a 4-star costs $180 and a 5-star costs $260 (be aware that these prices will be greater on weekends and at times of high demand).
Check out leafy and historic North Adelaide to the north of the CBD, head to the Glenelg beachfront if it’s warm and sunny, or drive to the top of Mount Lofty for a stunning panoramic view of the city.
You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and redeem points. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.
^ Qantas Frequent Flyer members will earn 3 Qantas Points per A$1 spent unless otherwise specified, for hotel stays booked through qantas.com/hotels, except Classic Hotel Rewards and Airbnb bookings. Points Club members will earn 25% more Qantas Points, and Points Club Plus members will earn 50% more Qantas Points. Qantas Points will be credited to your account at least 8 weeks after check-out. Qantas Points can be earned on cash only purchases and the cash component of Points Plus Pay purchases on eligible bookings and will not be earned on cancelled or refunded bookings. Qantas Points may be earned by the member in whose name the booking is made. Members will not be able to earn points on additional charges paid to the accommodation provider for extras (including cots, breakfasts and other incidentals) on check-in or check-out (as applicable). Deposit Pay is available on selected properties that offer a free cancellation window that is 21 days or more in the future from the date of booking. Visit our FAQ page for more.
* Qantas Frequent Flyer members can redeem Qantas Points when booking hotel accommodation through qantas.com/hotels or holiday packages through qantas.com/holidays, using Points Plus Pay. Members cannot redeem points for additional charges paid to the hotel for extras (including cots, breakfasts and other incidentals) on check-in or check-out (as applicable). Points Plus Pay allows you to choose the number of Qantas Points you redeem above the specified minimum level of 5,000 and pay for the remainder of the booking value with an Accepted Payment Card (including VISA, MasterCard or American Express). Points Plus Pay is not available for Classic Hotel Rewards. View full terms and conditions here
++ 500 bonus Qantas Points will be awarded to Qantas Frequent Flyer members who make their first Airbnb booking. Qantas Frequent Flyer members will earn 1 Qantas Point per A$1 value for all Airbnb stays booked through qantas.com/airbnb.
~ Saving is off the hotel's generally available rate for the same property, room type, days, inclusions and conditions.
** Businesses earn 1 Qantas Point per AU$1 spent on eligible Qantas Hotels worldwide. Eligible Qantas hotels excludes Classic Hotel Rewards. A business must be a Qantas Business Rewards Member to earn Qantas Points for your business. Qantas Points are not earned on any amounts payable directly to the hotel. Conditions apply
† Includes fee payable in local currency direct to hotel. Prices in AUD are approx and based on today's exchange rate.
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