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Front desk staff could not have been more helpful. Everything you wanted to know before we asked it including computer access. There are two computers with free access in the lounge area for printing out airline tickets and quick checks of your email.
The rooms were a big surprise. Not abundantly big but certainly ample. And the twin singles we ordered were the size of double beds. This was luxury especially after our trip on the Ghan which was certain lavish but necessarily cramped for two people.
The air conditioning in the Adabco was amazing. Despite the 41 heat outside we slept in cool bliss and the system was soundless so it made for a peaceful night's sleep.
Bathrooms were large, modern and spotless.
It was also nice to have a modern flat screened television.
The Adabco also offers a free breakfast. I have seen other reviewers complain about this limited breakfast. But hold on for a moment it is free, and they don't have to supply it.
It was simply a few cereals, toast, tinned two-fruits and coffee in the communal lounge area downstairs. Enough to keep you going until lunch and saving you the cost of another meal while travelling. I noticed some people brought down their own (better for you wholegrain) bread.
The Adabco looks really upmarket and has great showers and decor.
However it attracts a quite young crowd or conversely people travelling on a budget because of the cheap prices and excellent amenities. It is also a ten minute walk from the centre of town.
The Adabco is also on the free bus route that takes you to all the tourist spots in town. But this service only runs every hour.
If you are too tired to travel too far for dinner there is also a good Italian restaurant only two minutes walk away. It is always great to have your hotel and dinner spot in easy access of one another.
If you go to their website room prices can be over $200 but if you do a bit of Internet scrounging then it is much cheaper. We payed $129. I booked this through hotel.com which I am increasingly finding a better site than wotif because it lacks the associated booking fees. For my other cost saving tips on travel click here.
In many ways this is upmarket yet cheap accommodation. It may not be Buxton Manor but it has a better TV set.