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Friday 15 June 2018

How does Adelaide's newest five-star hotel stack up?

When I last stayed at the Pullman Adelaide it was still known as the Crowne Plaza Adelaide, a decent enough 4 1/2 star hotel very well situated in the centre of the South Australian capital.

Late last year the hotel was upgraded from 4 1/2 to five stars and given the Pullman makeover.

It is a very good hotel with excellent staff, but it lacks a little pizzaz.

It's fresh and bright but a little generic. It could use some artwork, or brighter colours, perhaps.

Situated on Hindmarsh Square, the Pullman features 308 guestrooms, the buzzy Salt restaurant and bar space, gym and lap pool and top-floor meeting room facilities.

There is a business centre on the ground floor, but it only features Apple machines. There is free, but clunky wifi, that can be upgraded for a payment (boo!).

Room service was excellent with my meal arriving promptly. The main course was warm and tasty, the dessert (below) delicious. Full marks.

Pullman, part of the AccorHotels group, has become the No.1 five-star brand in Australia by providing exactly what this hotel delivers; comfortable, well-equipped rooms with good lighting, modern bathrooms and all the facilities you need.

James Hines, managing director of developer Hines Property, said: “Partnering with AccorHotels and the Pullman brand will enable the hotel to move from a 4.5-star offering to five stars and it will be great for guests to have another five star option to choose from when visiting Adelaide,” he said.

I've seen the Pullman online for as low as $136 - which makes it stupendous value. For details and bookings


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