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Guildford, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A wonderful hotel to spend our last night in Australia after over three weeks of traveling across such a diverse and vast continent From the moment we entered this hotel we were swept away by their professionalism, our room had to be checked so we were offered complimentary drinks in the bar whilst the check completed A beautiful room with... More 

Thank Sarah B
Adelaide, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very friendly staff . Excellent service from all staff . Room large and very comfortable . Great bed and pillows . Meals were very enjoyable Dinner portions were a good size and cooked to perfection Breakfast was one of the best we have had . Great location for an Adelaide visit

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Thank grumpycroc
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The first room and actually the 2nd floor itself smelled of sewage . We have asked to be moved to another room and it smelled fine, but was smaller than the other room. The staff was helpful and polite I stayed before at Crowne Plaza and would prefer it to Playford. More modern with bright rooms and plenty of light.

Thank Lena S
brisbane queensland
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I can not rave about this hotel! It is AMAZING! You will never find a better breakfast buffet!! They told us it had won awards and we thought oh yeah. We were blown away by the friendly staff and the level of service. Rooms are amazing. If you are an Accor plus member you will definitely get great value for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been to Adelaide a couple of times and always stay at the Playford. The hotel is exactly what you would expect a top hotel to be like. The staff are all incredibly friendly and helpful and the rooms are spacious and very comfortable. The Wi-Fi is free and reasonably fast and the food is wonderful. This hotel is... More 

Thank James G
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed there on the last trip to Australia. Had a wonderful experience overall. The moment you walk in the place sets the bar high!! Interactions with people at the concierge service, reception, housekeeping were very positive. Loved the way they handled all our requests and the way they took care of us. Rooms were clean and nice, however we didn't... More 

Thank vince4nr
Vancouver, Canada
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80 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

With an old world charm, this hotel is located close to everything, and the staff are very friendly. A nice touch at check in were the coupons to get either tea, coffee or orange juice from the lobby bar. The concierge and doorman were both very helpful. The room was a welcome treat after a long drive, spotlessly clean and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very conveniently located in Adelaide CBD. Service was good by all staff and I was very impressed by the front desk and door area staff that seemed to remember you as a person as well presenting a very professional appearance. Nice bar area and very pleasant throughout the hotel. Highly recommend.

Thank Mark L
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very pleasant stay but marred by smokers beside us and above us smoking on their balconies. We had to close our balcony doors to prevent smoke drifting in. Our balcony was covered in ash from smokers above. And a bit cheap on the quality and quantity of toiletries provided - only one soap provided! Staff were very friendly and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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116 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Without a doubt, one of the finest hotels in Adelaide. Service is exceptional, rooms are spotlessly clean. Had a suite, and everything was exceptional. Will stay again for certain. Used valet parking, and was very fast and efficient.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Playford, MGallery by Sofitel, is a boutique five-star hotel located in the heart of Adelaide on the vibrant North Terrace. Offering the perfect blend of classical style and contemporary luxury, the stunning Art Nouveau ambience flows through all 182 beautifully appointed guestrooms, studio spa suites and New York style loft suites. 24-hour guest facilities include a fully equipped Health Club with indoor heated pool, spa and sauna, business centre and guest laundry. Located only 9km from Adelaide International Airport and ideally situated within walking distance to the Festival Theatre, Convention Centre, Adelaide Casino, Parliament House and the central business district. Recent accolades include: 'Best Luxury Accommodation' South Australian Tourism Awards 2015 with induction into the Hall of Fame 'Best Deluxe Accommodation' Australian Hotels Association Awards 2015 'Best Restaurant Accommodation Division' Australian Hotels Association Awards 2015 with induction into the Hall of Fame 'Best Restaurant in a Hotel' South Australian Restaurant and Catering Awards 2015 'Two Glass Winner' Gourmet Traveller Wine List of the Year Awards 2015 Judged Australia's Best Luxury Hotel ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Playford - MGallery by Sofitel

Address: 120 North Tce, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
Price Range: RM489 - RM1,165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Playford - MGallery by Sofitel 5*
Number of rooms: 182
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Also Known As:
The Sebel Playford Adelaide Hotel Adelaide
Sebel Playford Adelaide
Sebel Playford Hotel Adelaide
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#1 Family Hotel in Adelaide
#2 Romantic Hotel in Adelaide
#2 Business Hotel in Adelaide
#2 Luxury Hotel in Adelaide
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“I think all the rooms are lovely but if you want a view ask to be at the front.”
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