Explore Adelaide's hidden gems, from its renowned food and wine scene to vibrant festivals. Discover the city's new and refurbished hotels for an unforgettable Aussie adventure.
A lot can be said for visiting the city of Adelaide. Its amazing food and wine offerings plus exciting festivals and happenings throughout the year (here’s looking at you Tasting Australia, Adelaide Fringe Festival and WOMAdelaide) make it Australia’s most underrated travel hotspot. There’s no shortage of cool places to stay when you visit Adelaide. New hotels combined with refurbished ones make access to the best of Adelaide. It’s a no-brainer for your next Aussie adventure. So pack your bags and immerse yourself in the hidden gems of Adelaide with these fabulous hotel stays.
City slickers delight: Centrally located hotels in the heart of Adelaide
Hotel Indigo Adelaide oozes urban cool and effortlessly combines modern sophistication with a touch of local charm. From the moment you enter the lobby, you’re enveloped in an ambience that’s chic, welcoming, and distinctly Adelaide. The rooms on offer fit all sizes and needs, from king standards to three-bed suites, all with modern conveniences like a smart TV, Chromecast, minibar and espresso machine as standard inclusions. Hotel Indigo offers a comfortable and stylish retreat with tasteful decor and stunning city views. Every detail has been carefully considered to ensure a memorable stay.
The rooftop bar and restaurant offer not only delectable cuisine but also panoramic vistas of Adelaide’s skyline, the ideal spot to unwind and savour local delights. Located close to the city’s cultural attractions including the Adelaide Central Markets and with all the best Asian dining hotspots within arm’s reach, Hotel Indigo Adelaide is a perfect base for exploring the city.
Hotel Indigo, Adelaide, 23-29 Market Street, Adelaide, SA 5000
Vibe Hotel Adelaide
Nestled in the vibrant heart of Adelaide’s East End, the newly minted Vibe Hotel Adelaide is a haven for travellers seeking an immersive experience in South Australia’s capital city. Vibe Hotel Adelaide offers 123 guest rooms, including two suites, each equipped with modern amenities such as individual climate control, a 55-inch smart television, as well as all the mod cons, including the luxurious Dreamcatcher bed. The attention to detail extends to the bathroom with lush O&M amenities, while leisure seekers can luxuriate in the hotel’s state-of-the-art facilities, featuring a suspended heated pool, a well-equipped gym, and a rejuvenating steam room.
Guests can embark on a leisurely stroll to discover iconic landmarks like Rundle Mall, the bustling Central Market, and the tranquil Botanic Gardens while epicurean lovers will find all the goodies on Flinders Street (hello #Finovino), alongside Hutt Street with upscale dining options, trendy pubs, and cocktail bars at the ready.
Vibe Hotel Adelaide, 260 Flinders Street Adelaide SA 5000
Eos by SkyCity
Elevate your stay to new heights at EOS by SkyCity. This hotel is an embodiment of luxury and sophistication in the very heart of the city. The rooms at EOS are a testament to contemporary design, boasting breathtaking cityscape views through floor-to-ceiling windows so you can gaze over the peaceful River Torrens. Modern amenities like smart TVs, Nespresso machines, and plush bathrobes ensure a pampered stay while slick in-hotel dining at Evoo ensures an exquisite culinary journey. With a focus on locally sourced ingredients, you won’t be disappointed. The rooftop bar, Hennessy, offers an unrivalled vantage point to savour cocktails while enjoying the Adelaide skyline.
EOS takes relaxation seriously, featuring a serene day spa and a state-of-the-art fitness centre, including a leisure deck (swimming pool, spa and gymnasium) and an Aquum experience (steam room and sauna). If you’re feeling lucky, Skycity Casino awaits. What truly sets EOS apart is its prime location. You’re just steps away from Adelaide Oval, Riverbank Precinct, and the bustling Adelaide Festival Centre.
Eos by SkyCity, 1 Festival Drive, Adelaide, 5000
Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury
Old-school charm awaits in the heart of Adelaide’s historic Treasury Building. The Adina Apartment Hotel blends traditional charm with modern comfort. Guests needing spacious digs can enjoy well-appointed apartments featuring sleek kitchens, contemporary decor, and all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the Treasury Building, complete with soaring ceilings and grand architecture that dates back to the 19th century. Ask the reception to share all the tales of old – legend has it The Beatles once hid in the underground gold tunnels under the hotel to escape adoring fans on their 1964 tour Down Under!
Start your day right with breakfast at Treasury 1860, a charming eatery that pays homage to the building’s heritage. Sip on artisanal coffee, savour delicious bites, unwind in the heated pool or rejuvenate in the sauna – the choices are endless. There’s also a gym onsite so rest knowing Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury has everything covered. Step outside and find yourself within walking distance of Rundle Mall, Adelaide’s Central Market, and the vibrant East End.
Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury, 2 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Hilton Adelaide stands as an icon of luxury and sophistication in the City of Churches, offering everything the discerning traveller could desire. The hotel’s central location is the perfect gateway to the city’s finest offerings. Shopping at Rundle Mall, savouring culinary offerings at the Adelaide Central Market (Haigh’s Chocolates is a must!), and taking in the picturesque River Torrens.
Guests can choose from a range of well-appointed rooms and suites (337 in total), each designed with modern comfort in mind and a host of extras like the outdoor pool, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, jogging track and even a tennis court! Enjoy sweeping city or river views, premium bedding, and contemporary amenities that cater to both business and leisure travellers. Foodies will not be disappointed with the exquisite Coal Cellar + Grill, where mouthwatering steaks and local wines take centre stage. Then, there’s the stylish lounge, The Collins Bar, where every meal is a memorable experience.
Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide SA 5000
InterContinental Adelaide sits peacefully along the banks of the River Torrens with easy access to the Adelaide Festival Centre, Convention Centre and Casino – making it a top choice for travellers looking for peaceful vibes from all the action. With 367 luxurious rooms and suites, each designed with a smart television, a marble bathroom with a separate bath and walk-in shower, high-speed internet connection, and in-room dining, this is a great option for business trips or travellers seeking an unwavering service.
The hotel has three dining options from the elegant Riverside Restaurant, offering delectable local cuisine, Shiki serving authentic and award-winning Japanese cuisine, to the Atrium Lounge for sleek cocktails. For those needing to unwind, you can relax by the outdoor pool or in the sauna after a day exploring the city. Fitness regimes won’t go unserviced at the well-equipped gym ensuring you’ll leave the InterContinental Adelaide, in a better state than when you arrived!
InterContinental Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Bonus: A special stay out of town
Life’s nothing short of exciting at this idyllic Adelaide Hills retreat. Immerse in nature’s embrace at Sequoia Lodge located high above the picturesque Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills. Choose from 14 high-tech luxury guest suites on offer, all with stunning uninterrupted valley views and untouched by the world’s hustle and bustle. Staying at Sequoia is all about immersion, where the choices seem endless and are carefully curated. Of course, there’s plenty of time to just be, relax by a crackling fire and indulge in incredible food and wine. My advice is to mix it up with a range of exercise (yoga anyone?) and nature tours, luxury car drives and experiences, or even wellness and hot pool sessions to explore the lush garden surrounds. The devil is in the details at Sequoia and we guarantee you’ll leave full to the brim.
You’re also within a 50-kilometre radius of four world-class wine regions, each with its own unique character. From the cool climate of Adelaide Hills to the maritime McLaren Vale and the historic Langhorne Creek, this is a haven for wine enthusiasts, with more than 200 nearby cellar doors. On your doorstep, you’ll also discover the largest surviving koala population so get your phones, and snap happy!
Sequoia Lodge, 1 Mawson Drive, Crafers SA 5152
Ready for your next vino, festival or foodie adventure? Then book a stay at one of these hotels in Adelaide. Singapore Airlines flies daily from Singapore to Adelaide in under seven hours. Let your adventure begin!