The food markets come to the menus at Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets’ lobby restaurant and rooftop bar, or you can walk next door to the 150-year-old market itself and pick out fresh and prepared produce that arrives daily from all over the state.
Where is it?
Footsteps away from Adelaide Central Market, and minutes from the dumplings, hotpots and noodle shops of Chinatown – so, that’s your cuisine taken care of. The CBD’s right here, too, and it’s just a 12-minute drive from the airport.
What’s near Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets?
Her Majesty’s Theatre is a seven-minute walk from the hotel. And for music tragics, The Gov is home to regular live gigs, including a quirky Ukulele Appreciation Society meeting every Wednesday night. Adelaide’s pretty easy to get around on foot but you’re also close to plenty of bus stops or a five-minute walk to Victoria Square tram station.
The hotel has 145 rooms total broken into 110 king rooms, 10 doubles and 25 suites, including seven of the top-level suite known as the ‘Indigo Balcony Suite’. You’ll get good views from all room types whether it’s city, hills or ocean, depending on your aspect. One of the best value picks are the King Premium with Balcony rooms which only cost a little more than the King Corner rooms but sit on the same level as the top level suites so get the premium views without the top-tier price tag. Every room includes copper detailing – a nod to SA’s copper mining history – and oversized posters of the state’s famous festivals from Womadelaide to the Adelaide Fringe.
Restaurants and bars
The lobby is home to Market & Meander which serves breakfast, bar food, high tea and dinner daily, as well as brunch on weekends. If you choose the inclusive breakfast package as part of your stay, forget about bain-maries of tired scrambled eggs and baked beans. A typical à la carte menu item is hot-smoked ocean trout from Adelaide Hills producer Harris Smokehouse served on pumpkin toast from Adelaide’s Sheoak Bakery with a sprinkle of finger lime. Then there’s the pop-art pretty and energetic Merrymaker Bar on the rooftop – open nights from Wednesday to Sunday – that gives you a view to the Adelaide Hills while you drink the best of the Barossa.
The low-mileage food is an obvious sustainability tick but lighting and air conditioning also run off sensors to minimise energy use, plus outside building panels reflect light and heat. Showers are fitted with water-saving shower heads and all rooms are paperless, plus in-room bins are fitted with waste and recycling sections and don’t use plastic bags.
Travel for work
Two meeting rooms – the eight-seater Sloan Room and 16-seater Vicars Boardroom – are fitted out with everything you need to get the job done without the boring business atmosphere. Plasma screens, flipbooks, notepads, whiteboards and food packages are all at your disposal, in a well-styled, colour-coordinated setting.
Gym and pool
The gym is small but has the cardio and weights basics, and you can gaze across to Her Majesty’s Theatre while you pound the treadmill. Beside it, the heated outdoor infinity pool also has city views and sun beds.
What you need to know
Check out the secret imprints in the bricks in the lobby. They’re embedded with the names of classic Adelaide businesses, old and new.
Best for: Couples and singles
Number of rooms: 145
Rates: From $177
Wi-fi: Free and fast
Parking: Self-parking at $25 per night, valet for $45 or limited paid or free on-street parking
Address: 23-29 Market St Adelaide SA 5000
Telephone: +61 (0) 8 8472 2410
Image credit: Adam Bruzzone