The InterContinental Adelaide hotel is conveniently located on the bank of the River Torrens, where the footbridge to Adelaide Oval is a mere stones throw away. Next to the train station, taxi rank and tram stop it provides tourists easy access to the rest of the city.

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Street view of the InterContinental Adelaide


 What I love about older five star hotels is their grandeur feel as soon as you enter. The huge lobby area is glamorous and sets the scene for your stay. Their 367 rooms are large and offer great views over the River Torrens and the city.
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The InterContinental Adelaide from the footbridge

Our king room on the 18th floor provided all the comforts for a luxury stay. Delicious welcome fruit was a lovely touch and the mini bar items included some Adelaide favourites. A sofa, desk, tea and coffee facilities plus hanging space gave the room a home away from home feel. Our view of the city also stretched out to the rolling Adelaide hills. We left the curtains open and were greeted with a stunning sunrise the next morning.


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Welcome fruit

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Bedroom at the InterContinental Adelaide
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The view from our room

 The bathroom was bigger than some hotel rooms I’ve stayed in! All amenities and plenty of towels are provided. Guests have the option of a relaxing bath or a quick shower – don’t forget to put on your robe once you’re done!
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Spacious bathroom

It was a hot day so I was able to cool off by the pool for a couple of hours. The pool is accessed by one lift so the wet puddles and bikini clad guests are contained to one elevator! Huge sun lounge beds with ample shade make it a great place to chill out after exploring the city.
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Relaxing by the pool
The fitness centre rivals that of some top gyms I’ve visited. There’s an excellent range of cardio equipment, free weights and strength machines. The InterContinental offers the perfect facility to stay in shape while travelling.
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Plenty of great workout equipment at the hotel’s gym

Three award winning restaurants are based within the hotel. Enjoy sashimi, tempura and teppinyaki at Japanese restaurant – Shiki. Buffet breakfast or high tea at Riverside Restaurant, or simply relax with a cocktail or coffee at The Atrium Lounge Bar.

Staff were wonderful and provided exceptional service. The concierge team can help you plan your day in Adelaide and also have walking maps available. Going back to the hotels location, the river is a beautiful place to take a morning stroll before breakfast. Adelaide locals are incredibly friendly so expect a few ‘hellos’ along the way.

So, if a trip to the city that holds a special place in my heart (and was named one of New York Times Travel, 52 places to visit in 2015) is on your wish list be sure to enjoy some luxury at The InterContinental Hotel Adelaide.


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The InterContinental Adelaide from the River Torrens


You can find out more about this hotel by visiting their website here. 

My stay was hosted by the InterContinental Adelaide. As always, the opinions are my own. 

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