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Posted on 8th Jan 2013 by ian under Disabled Access, Travel Tales | No Comments »

Arkaba Hotel AdelaideThanks to Chez for this review of accommodation in Adelaide…


We stayed at The Arkaba Hotel on the corner of Glen Osmond & Fullarton Rds (abuts the South Parklands, 10km from the airport and about a 3km walk to Rundle Mall and the city centre). It is on the main road travelling in from Melbourne. It has plenty of parking, including designated disabled parks plus the use of undercover parks at the mall to the rear (about 15 metres from the rear ramp entrance).  It has 6 floors and an elevator.  There are 3 special access rooms with wheel-in showers, lower light switches etc.  Shower chairs and toilet raisers are available from reception.

Arkaba Hotel Room with SpaWe did not have an accessible room, but a ‘spa-suite’ (sounds fancy but was quite cheap, around $600 for 5 nights).  The spa bath was massive, and after I figured out how to get in and out, actually enjoyed a few. The room itself was extremely large and as well as the King bed, had a couch, armchair and coffee table. The small fridge that wasn’t already full of expensive grog was very handy.

The hotel offers live entertainment and several eating areas, sports bars & the blessed pokies (like every pub in Adelaide!).  There was a shopping mall right behind with wheelchair access and it had a supermarket, newsagency, coffee shop, pharmacy, greengrocer and bakery. There was a taxi rank right in front of the hotel plus a bus stop about five metres away.

It was a last minute booking for us and we were pleasantly surprised with the rooms and the helpful staff.