Adelaide Hotels & Accommodation

Named as one of Lonely Planet top 10 must visit cities for 2014, Adelaide is so much more than just the city of churches.

It's a cosmopolitan hub, defined as much by restaurants, bars, cafes, art and culture as gorgeous heritage, where well-ordered streets and abundant parklands play host to some of the finest festivals and events throughout the year.

Benefitting from the vision of its founder, Colonel Light, who ensured the city was well planned and blessed with plenty of green space, Adelaide offers a superb lifestyle.

And Adelaide accommodation is well-appointed for you to tap into this experience, whether you're looking for a plush five-star room or a budget stay at a cheap Adelaide hotel. There's plenty of options to stay in the CBD, but you'll also find a selection of Adelaide hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts to the north and along the coast.

Wherever you base yourself, it's easy take in the diversity of the city, whether you're looking to check out the traditional pubs, cafes and restaurants of its east end, visit Chinatown or the Central Market, or spend a day watching the action at the newly refurbished Adelaide Oval. Be sure to take your time to explore the streets, enjoying the heady mix of old and new: Adelaide rewards the inquisitive with its vibrant artistic and cultural life.

A natural holiday destination, the city's airport is just seven kilometres away from the CBD while major beaches are accessed under half an hour by car. And then, of course, the wine-lover is spoilt for choice: whether they're after a red from the Coonawarra, a Riesling from the Clare Valley, or a white from the Adelaide Hills.

An immensely liveable city, it's no surprise that it's the perfect host for thriving cultural events like the Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and WOMADelaide. Meanwhile the city buzzes for sporting events such as the award-winning Santos Tour Down Under and the Clipsal 500 V8 car race.

Maturing like a fine-wine, Adelaide is rich in possibilities and at just a quick flight from Melbourne or Sydney, make sure you take the chance to savour the experience!