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“Red light district disaster”

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley
Ranked #14 of 56 Hotels in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 July 2011

A booking for a friends birthday led me to this hotel. The staff were condesending and would not let me return to my room when i returned during the night to retire earlier than my friends, despite having my key card. This led me to have to find my friend in the busy district all so I could into the room WE paid for.

The rooms were TINY and the handles of Doors etc very dirty. The mattresses were limp and my sheets didn't even seem clean.

This hotel is not appropriate for families- right next to a 'xxx' district and adelaides notourious night club strip. Fights, drunks, noise, rude people, fire trucks, paddy wagons- you name it we saw it.

Don't be fooled by the price or the pictures!

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

Was very happy with hotel/room, front desk staff friendly and helpful, hotel lobby clean and tidy, room spotless, had corner window view fantastic, breakfast great, bar staff did great cocktails, parking a bit of an issue Friday & Saturday nights first in first serve basis, if full then have to use parking station next door but it is locked at night so car safe, Hindley street is a bit noisy, lots of nite clubs and adult entertainment, not sure you would stay here with a young family, but otherwise was a great stay would stay here again....

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed 20 July 2011

We have stayed here a couple of times now and think it excellent value for money, especially if you book through some of the websites like wotif and the deal includes late checkout & 2 for 1 breakfast. The location is perfect walking distance if you want to be near the action - shopping, drinking & eating, including Rundle Mall, Casino & Hindley Street. The hotel has always been clean & tidy when we have stayed. We live in the country & this is one of our first choices when heading to the city for a night out.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank DeeGoody
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Reviewed 10 July 2011

The HGC is your run of the mill 3 star hotel that caters for business clients during the week and leisure on the weekends.
I stayed in a executive King room so cannot complain about the property, room was very spacious and stylish in it's recent renovation. Room had all that conveniences that you would expect.
Location is great, about 100 meters from Rundle Mall, lots of cafes and restaurants nearby. Ask for a high floor room if staying over the weekend, Hindley Street is party central with lots of bars and clubs, and drunk party goers.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 June 2011

Booked through Wotif and got a ripper deal for two nights. Arrived and parked out front. No probs said reception you are in our loading zone. Checked in and was directed to carpark - easy to find and heaps of room.
Tenth floor; recently renovated all mod cons. King size bed, Sony flat screen, good size and well fitted out bathroom. Room spotlessly clean.
Location terrific. Short stroll to Rundle St mall and a 20 minute walk to Central Market. A couple of very good retaurants nearby.
Reception staff excellent with directions and info on eating out.
Parking a steal at $15/day.
Will recommend whenever and will try to be back.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 June 2011

Room large, clean and comfortable enough, but a bit tired.

Didn't use the bar or restaurants because there are so many places to eat or take-out food locally.

You'll either love or hate the location, as the reviews here prove. It's probably a bit much to call it a "red light district" - more of an entertainment area geared towards adults ;-) The more family-friendly part of the city centre is only a 5-10 minute walk up the road, so if it's not your bag, it's not as if you're stranded. Personally I thought it was a bit tame by normal big city standards and preferred its lively and colourfull character more than the main Rundle Street shopping area uo the road, which was a bit of a disappointment.

Overall, this hotel worked for me and I'd consider using it again. It was reasonable value too. I would probably have marked it 4 instead of 3 if it were not for the internet costing up to $27/day, which is just extorsion. Come on guys, it's 2011 and the world's hurtling towards free WiFi. I came here from the Radisson in Melbourne and they manage to provide it.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 June 2011

neat and tidy hotel - we paid the extra $30 and stayed in a 'delux' room. I would hate to see the standard sized room given the delux was very 'cozy'.

Service was pretty slow but the reception team were very friendly and helpful. The location was excellent and within easy walking distance to everywhere we needed to go. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: 65 Hindley St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Region: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Adelaide
#13 Luxury Hotel in Adelaide
#22 Business Hotel in Adelaide
Price Range: $116 - $351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley 4*
Number of rooms: 208
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4 star Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley, is conveniently located in downtown Adelaide, just 3 minutes walk from the Convention Centre and a short stroll from the vibrant Rundle Mall.There are 208 well appointed rooms. Guest rooms are non-smoking and are equipped with cable/satellite TV, pay on demand movies, broadband internet access, iron/ ironing board and mini-bar. ... more   less 
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