Country Comfort Motel AdelaideWan and I stayed at the Country Comfort Adelaide motel at 208 South Terrace when we arrived in Adelaide. This was one of the cheapest motels I found on the Internet within Adelaide CBD and Mum and Dad had said it was ok in the past. Before flying out home we spent another two nights here. Although there is nothing special about the rooms and service, we found it a great spot for what we wanted to do in Adelaide. First, don't get confused with the many Country Comforts around Adelaide and suburbs. This is the Country Comfort on South Terrace. It is owned and operated by the same people running the adjacent Grand Chifley Hotel and the Chifley on South Terrace. That is, there are three different places all next to each other: two hotels and a motel. You actually check-in at the reception of Grand Chifley and can make use of their facilities. We had breakfast included for one night and that was at the Grand Chifley. On our first stay the room was $100 per night, and the second stay just $80 per night (booked on wotif.com). This is without breakfast. I booked a room with a double and single bed, since there was a possibility a Brenton would stay one night with us (it turned out he stayed 3 nights. There is supposed to be a $30 charge for the extra person, but we didn't say anything about him staying and no-one asked so that was free). The room was normal size with a table and two chairs, space for suitcases, wardrobe, TV, mini-fridge, iron and standard bathroom (including shower in the bath). It was an old room, but everything worked and was clean. The rooms were on the eastern wing, numbers 1, 2 and 17. Mum and Dad had a room with queen bed one night (on the western wing, number 37?) - this room looked a bit newer with a renovated bathroom (shower, but no bath). Although not in the heart of the city (around North Terrace), the location was convenient for us. It is only a 5 minute walk to King William Street where you can catch a free tram through the city. Or you can walk for another 10 minutes to get to Victoria Square and Central Market (and another 10 minutes to the shopping and entertainment area - it is only 2km from one side of the city to the other!). There are a few pubs within walking distance (Brecknock, Kings Head, Gilbert Hotel), a small grocer/convenience store on Gilbert Street and a few nearby cafes for breakfast or lunch. Of course it is a motel so there are plenty of car parks. A bonus of the location is that Brenton works on the corner of South Terrace and King William - a 5 minute walk away. We caught up with him on several occasions after work, usually starting with a pint of Guinness or Pale Ale at the Brecknock. If you are looking for somewhere cheap to stay so you can explore Adelaide, and don't require special service or fancy rooms, then I recommend staying here.
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