Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

, Adelaide, Australia
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Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

, Adelaide
4 star
55 Frome Street - Adelaide - South Australia - 5000 - Australia Hotel Website | | 61 8 81004499
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Bad, Bad, and very Bad

from Goodluck
Based on a recommendation from a fellow traveller, I booked a room at the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel for several nights accomodation during a business trip in Adelaide. Upon arriving, I was pleased to find that the location of the hotel was very central to the city -- with nearby dining and entertainment. The staff was also pleasant upon checkin. That, however, is the only positive critique I can provide regarding my experience.

There were several minor issues with my stay and three very large problems. To start with the minor issues, the TV volume did not function properly, so it was impossible to hear from the bed, and the toilet ran all night long (creating further noise that exacerbated the TV volume issue.) The bed was not comfortable -- very firm with an attached heater pad with controls just where your shoulder-blades would usually fit. Ouch. The hotel had run out of broadband cables at the front desk (they do not come in the room) so I was unable to have internet access until one became available later in the evening. Oh, and the exercise facility was very small -- with limited room to maneuver. These were minor problems, though.

The door to the room did not close properly, which invited a much larger problem. When I had thought the door was properly closed for the night, it was not. The bolt had not fastened properly. Around 3am, a reveller got my room confused with his and gave us both a surprise as he came stumbling in. After we both had a scream, he left apologizing. I was about to return to bed and try to resume sleeping (in the sideways position I discovered was the only way to avoid the heating controls) when upon looking at the bed I realized that I had some 6-legged companions all over the sheets. Yes -- bedbugs. EWWWWW! I had heard they were making a resurgance in youth hostels and understand that they travel easily from hotel to hotel, but this was just plan gross. Needless to say, I slept on an impromptu sleepmat of my clothing on the floor that night, and took many many showers in the morning to make sure I had no sign of the critters anywhere on me.

In the morning, I went to the front-desk to discuss the problems with the staff. I was greated with disbelief and questioned twice about whether or not I was telling the truth. This was after I was handed the bill and asked to pay in full. I was tempted to show them the bites on my arm. A little while later, the hotel manager approached me to make sure I knew what sort of medicated wash I should purchase and use. Never once did anyone apologize for the issues, or offer to do anything to "make the situation right." I am half-tempted to send in my receipt for the medicated wash I had to purchase.

Needless to say, I checked out promptly and did not stay one more night in that hotel. With the bed-bugs, door/security issue, and unresponsive staff, these are three issues that make this hotel a no-no. At it's price and rating, this hotel falls short of the mark.
Management Response from A,Cameron
First and foremost, we have never had any report of “Bed Bugs” anywhere in the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel since opening in April 2004, until this guest. When this issue was brought to the attention of the hotel staff, they immediately informed the General Manager of our hotel group and he personally came directly to the hotel to assist in investigating this issue. Both the General Manager and the Front Office Manager of the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel inspected the guest’s room and were unable to find any trace of Bed Bugs anywhere in the room.

With this said, a specialist in the prevention of Bed Bugs was flown in to give us advice on a preventative treatment program to minimize the future risk of Bed Bugs. We as hotel operators are well aware that Bed Bugs are unfortunately an issue across the world in recent times. On receipt of information from this specialist, every room in the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel has been given the suggested "preventative" spray treatment which is ongoing as part of a scheduled program.

In reply to the other issues raised;

- TV remote volume not working – from time to time the batteries in TV remotes will pass their usable life. Reception staff have on hand spare TV remotes and also spare batteries to immediately rectify any issue.
- The toilet was functioning correctly when the room was inspected the following morning.
- The heater pads (electric blankets) in the beds are the top of the available product range and are also fitted to the mattress to ensure premium comfort is maintained. In saying this, mattress preference is an individual thing but I have found the hotel beds to be so comfortable, I have personally purchased the same type and brand for my own use at home!
- Broadband cables are readily available from the reception desk, upon request and are free of charge.
- All guest rooms have the latest access card security door locks and all doors have door closers on them to shut and lock the door when entering and exiting guest rooms. In addition to this, the hotel has access card security on all external hotel doors and the guest lifts within the hotel. From late evening through to early morning, the hotel is only accessible by registered guests of the hotel. Further to this the hotel is staffed 24hrs per day, 7 days a week to assist guests with any issues they may have.
- The gymnasium is not a large facility but we do provide high quality equipment, including walking machines, exercise bike, weights, floor mats, TV entertainment, chilled water etc.

We at Majestic Hotels pride ourselves on providing high quality hotels and very personalised service to all guests. All feedback received is treated equal and we follow through on all items raised.

I do trust the above information will settle any queries people may have, and we will be given the opportunity to prove we provide an excellent hotel with excellent service.

Nice Property

from PUO
I was recently in Adelaide on one of my frequent business trips and this is the 4th Hotel there I have stayed. Decent location on the corner of the Rundle entertainment area and slightly off the business area.

I give the the Hotel a 3.5 star business hotel rating.

No complaints about anything - from check-in to the room to check-out was pleasant and efficient. Being winter, I liked the electrically heated bed pads. I had the Executive Room which surprisingly large, bright and airy with its own balcony.

The negatives which affected my stay:
1)lack of a sofa or sofa chairs to relax in (which made the room uncomfortable)
2)failure to provide free or low-cost wireless/broadband
3)no frequent flyers scheme
4)lack of a business centre

Overall, a good no-fuss well maintained clean and efficient hotel but would do much better to service business travellers.

Fantastic Location

from atob
This hotel is in the perfect location for sighseeing, shopping, eating and drinking! Everything is within easy walking distance. The hotel itself is modern and very clean. The bathrooms are a feature with a a great bath and shower(although the shower screen did leak a bit - who cares!)

The buffet breakfast is just right as well although dont expect much to be left if you arrive very late. I would highly recommend this hotel and will definelty stay there again when I visit Adelaide.


from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed here for 2 nights before we started our drive along to Melbourne, loved every minute of it, staff were really friendly, location was excellent and the bathroom was - WOW! ;o)
Would stay here again if ever back in Adelaide!

Great location, friendly staff.

from Dragonfield
We loved the location of this hotel and the friendly staff. Roof garden a bit of a disappointment but hey! it was winter - maybe just the job on a really hot night. The closeness of this hotel to all the great restaurants and attractions in Adelaide means its top of our list for our next visit.

Everything but the laundry

from BornTooLoose
Although the name suggests grandeur (the roof garden is a few modest tables and chairs), this hotel is modest and cozy. It is near the markets and other attractions, and the rates are not bad.

We wasted many hours in the guest laundry, however, which has two machines that try to combine wash and dry functions: the drying takes much longer than it should. The friendly staff let us use the facilitiy as long as we needed to for the flat rate and said that they were going to get separate dryers soon. We would have had more fun in the nearby Botanical Garden, which is fantastic, or the central market, or the many shopping arcades.

The room had a rather peculiar feature: the bathroom had frosted windows, so that anybody getting up in the middle of the night would disturb people trying to sleep. Still, we would go back again.

Loved the Majestic

from A TripAdvisor Member
We just returned from a trip to Australia (Sydney, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island) and the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel was the best place we stayed. We were there four nights. It was new, clean, quiet. Our bathroom had a large shower and a separate bathtub. The shower was almost as large as the entire bathroom in some other places we stayed. The included breakfast was great too. In addition, the location can't be beat. It is right off the main street in Adelaide with many excellent restaurants within a 1-2 block radius. And the food in Adelaide was very, very good. We had no idea about the food. The staff was also very helpful. Quite a value for AUS $165/night. Parking was AUS $12 a night at a public garage behind the hotel. We also did our laundry there for AUS $10. Highly recommend this hotel if you are going to go to Adelaide.

Gorgeous hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
Only stayed here for two nights en route from one place to another but were very impressed. It had been recommended to us by Adelaide residents. It is brand-spankingly new and obviously designed with business travellers in mind but we were only in the city as tourists. Very reasonably priced - you would not be able to find a city centre hotel as good for the same tariff in the UK. Gorgeous contemporary hotel with lovely clean, simple modern rooms all equipped with great facilities. Staff were efficient. We completed a comment card before leaving to inform them of a slight leak in the shower and when we returned to the UK we had a letter from them, thanking us for the bringing the issue to their attention and saying they had rectified it. We didn't even get so much as an acknowledgement from the hotels we complained to - so this goes a long way in my book. A great hotel, located centrally, for a very good price.

as good as we expected

from RJButt
this hotel lived up to its reviews on this site. we travelled to ADL for the WOMAD and spent 4 nights. 179 AU for a deluxe room nil breakfast via expedia.

great location one block from the groovy part of town, and very close to where the festival was on. hotel and rooms brand new, modern and spotless. cheerful young staff. good sized bathroom. roof garden pleasant without being spectacular (ADL is not NYC re skyline). quiet rooms out the back

downsides? tiny gym. outlook pretty uninspiring. no pool (and ADL is HOT in summer). no robes for lounging around rooms. cleaning staff a bit odd--wanted to clean room when suited them not us. no breakfast a bit disappointing for the money?

all in all, a very good choice for ADL--perhaps the best--Hilton is too far from the action, Hyatt getting old. Richmond on a mall that gets very noisy at night.

Great Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
This is a great hotel. We arrived early in the morning after a long trip on the Indian Pacific and the reception staff offered to make a room ready earlier than the check in time of 14:00. The room was very spacious and well equipped- wonderful bathroom with seperate bath tub from where you can watch TV!.Good location near to Rundle Street where there are lots of cafes and restaurants, also easy walking distance to the museums and botanical gardens. I would stay there again without hesitation. Also very good value for money

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  • Address: 55 Frome Street - Adelaide - South Australia - 5000 - Australia
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