Hotel Review: Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide

Hotel: Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide

Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Room: Privilege Room & Superior Room

Perfect for: Couples, Executives

Category: 4 Star

The Mercure Grosvenor Hotel is located in the heart of Adelaide. Conveniently located close to Adelaide Oval and the tram, it is in an ideal location for your weekend escape and is great value for money.

Below is our full review of our stay at the hotel.

Our welcome experience…

As we arrived at the Mercure, we walked through the foyer and the first thing we noticed was the history cabinet. It is filled with memorabilia dating back over 97 years!!

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Minutes of meetings, photos and much more- it’s incredible how well these have aged and great to see them on display.

The Room…

Superior Room: The Superior Room is one level up from the Standard Room. The room comes with a Queen bed and is spacious enough to store your bags. I personally love the art on the bed head, I think it adds a lot of character!

The bathroom is comfortable and has everything you need.

Privilege Room: We stayed in a Privilege Room and appreciated the additional space. The benefits include a Nespresso coffee machine, complimentary internet and a balcony (subject to availability). I have to admit, it was quite nice having a quick coffee on our balcony before heading down for breakfast.


We had breakfast at the Federal Restaurant. The buffet breakfast was fresh and there was plenty to choose from.

You had the choice of fruits, bread, hot food including poached and scrambled eggs as well as the usual such as bacon, tomato, hash browns etc. There is also a pancake maker if you feel like indulging during your stay 🙂

I personally liked that a wine barrel lid doubled as a serving platter to store some of the bowls on. A Nice touch given we’re in the wine region!

Bar & Restaurant: Federal Restaurant is also open for dinner should you find yourself dining at the hotel.

We sat and had a couple of drinks at the bar on the Saturday evening before heading out, and I can tell you … you would want to make a reservation here because the restaurant was so busy and everything booked out. Lucky you can have a drink at the bar while waiting for a table!

Health and Fitness…

For those who like to stay active on holidays, there is a small gym which includes two cardio machines and a sauna.

If you’re interested in a larger gym, guests of the Mercure have the option to pay $10 to access a fitness centre which is around a 10-minute walk down the street.

Good to know…

Parking is available at the hotel for a fee, check with reception as it is subject to availability!

Also worth noting, Wi-Fi is complimentary in the lobby area only and is capped at 30 minutes per day. If you want Wi-Fi in your room, this is an additional charge (unless you book a certain room, such as the Privilege room, or are a Le Club Accor member).

If you’re hiring a car, you will be pleased to know that Hertz rental office is located at the hotel! We hired a car during our stay, click here to read more. And, if you’re wanting to know what to see and do around Adelaide, click here for our tips and recommendations!

It is also worth noting that you can use your Accor Plus membership at this hotel to claim up to 50% back on your dining! Click here to read more about this membership and how much we saved by having this membership.

Checking out…

Our check out was quick and simple – the way it should be!

Above and beyond…

The staff were extremely welcoming and helpful during our stay.

The not so good…

The hotel is connected to the IBIS and the hallways are slightly dated- but the rooms appeared to have had recent updates and were in good condition.

The verdict…

If you’re looking for a quick weekend away, the Mercure will do the trick. It has everything you need and is ridiculously close to the tram and walking distance to other key parts of the city.

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“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta


15 Comments on “Hotel Review: Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide

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  3. Looks lovely ! I really like the history cabinet best though. I haven’t been to Adelaide yet but it seems like an ideal choice for when I do.

    • That’s great Roxanne – we also loved the history cabinet!

  4. I really like Mercure Hotels and this one looks great too! I especially love the fact that you are close to a car rental and public transport. The only thing that I find so strange in this day and age that they don’t have free internet everywhere and unlimited.

    • Yes I agree! We are platinum Accor members so we get internet which is great. But yes, it should be unlimited and available everywhere!

  5. The Mercure looks like a comfortable and nice place to relax in. I can see that they do have a sumptuous breakfast spread to start of the day in style.

  6. It’s quite a well equipped property. I have plans of visiting Adelaide. The interiors are well done in pastel colors. I am most excited about the gym in the hotel.

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