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O'Connell Inn

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Reviewed 12 February 2017

First impressions were not great. On arriving in the room, I noticed that one of the drinking glasses was dirty and some of the towels in the bathroom didn’t look exactly fresh, which – along with the slightly musty smell in the room – gave me the impression that the room hadn’t been cleaned thoroughly. The bed sagged terribly in...

1Thank Chris R
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed here for one night and can really recommend this hotel for a few nights in Adelaide. It is really close to the city center, only a 5 mins drive by taxi. Rooms are spacious and clean with very new bathrooms. The beds had seen better times though. But overall very good value for money.

Thank KatjaK82
Caloundra, Australia
Reviewed 23 January 2017

OK but nothing special. We chose this hotel as it had good reviews and were very disappointed with our stay. The room was grubby, the sofas were awful.Badly marked and dirty. No hot water for showers or shave each morning . Bed was extremely uncomfortable .Reception was unattended on arrival and at many other times. We like the location as...

Thank Julie W
Port Augusta, Australia
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Stayed 2 nights in this hotel, I have stayed here before in a room at the back of the hotel, very quiet. This time we had an executive suite on the front of the hotel. I was a bit apprehensive about staying at the front of the hotel due to the busy road outside. No need to worry double glazing...

Thank chops2015
South Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2017

A small motel but a comfortable one. We stayed overnight for business, the rooms were comfortable, furnishings were a little dated but a lovely up to date bathroom. An affordable hotel for the budget conscious close to great restaurants and not that far from the city or Adelaide oval. Public transport easily available. Limited car parking out the back, a...

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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Our accommodation was OK, nothing special There wash off street parking provided. The staff were friendly and address was convenient to our needs and nice restaurants, but the mattress needs replacing.

Thank Wilky11111
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Great spot in North Adelaide. The room was older but clean and tidy. Bathroom was more updated. There is some undercover carparking available. Good place to stay for convenience. Overall, a pleasant stay.

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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Booked in Saturday night at 7.30pm, with reception hours closing at 8pm. We had a room away from the traffic so noise was not a problem. Room was clean and functional and a good size; neat, but no frills. Nice decor and a gorgeous shower. Great location in the heart of North Adelaide right next to the cinema. Plenty of...

Thank Brig V
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Room was clean spacious - bathroom was very good. Bed was good, TV worked well. Nothing much ese to remark upon, I didn't even open the minibar so I don't know what was in it. Take care with arrival and departure times because reception is open only limited hours.

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Fantastic stay at this Motel. Cost and location great, walk out front door to lovely restaurants and old style hotels. Room very cosy and comfortable, has all the requirements needed. Best shower I have had in my life, with great lighting in bathroom Staff friendly and welcoming. Would love to stay again. Well Done! from Ross & Vicki "Darwin"

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The O'Connell Inn is located in cosmopolitan North Adelaide amongst lively cafes, pubs and restaurants. This boutique property of 24 spacious guest suites was acquired by the Fargher family from the Prairie Hotel, Parachilna (Flinders Ranges). The hotel combines the ease of a city location with the warmth of country hospitality. Generous-sized, quiet rooms with private bathrooms, a central guest atrium and friendly staff make this a pleasant and peaceful city stay. An added bonus is off-street parking & WIFI at no additional cost. Guest facilities include a restaurant, bar and laundry. The light-filled, east facing restaurant and alfresco dining area is open each morning (excluding public holidays) serving espresso coffee, Tbar teas and full range of breakfast choices from the a la carte menu. The O'Connell Inn uses local free range eggs and are able to cater for gluten and dairy free dietary requirements. Bed and Breakfast packages are available for individuals and groups. The close proximity to the city, frequency of public transport into the city and access to free 'City Bikes' gives you the opportunity to leave the car behind and explore this beautiful city in a number of different ways. The city's premier sporting, entertainment & arts venues are all within 3km, including the Entertainment Centre (2.8Km), Festival Theatre (2.1Km), Art Gallery of SA and the Adelaide Cultural Precinct (2.6Km) on North Terrace. The new Adelaide Oval (1.7Km) is a short walk, the Piccadilly Cinema is next door, Glenelg (14km), surrounding beaches and Adelaide Airport (9.1Km) are 10 to 20 minutes drive. The O'Connell Inn is Adelaide's gateway to the Flinders Ranges & Outback and in easy distance to Barossa & Clare Valleys, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Peninsula for day trips out and about. ... more   less 

Additional Information about O'Connell Inn

Address: 197-199 O'Connell St | North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
Price Range: $145 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — O'Connell Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Back rooms were said to be quieter but courtyard is noisy”
 of 5 bubbles JulieK262, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Reception not open after 9.00 Pm or before 7.00 am. Late arrivals or early departures should be made aware of this”
 of 5 bubbles kevinbennewith, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“corner rooms quieter”
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“out the back is quieter but up front has been renovated”
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