Majestic Roof Garden Hotel Review

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Back when I was working for a national company, when our interstate executives came to visit they liked to stay at the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel.

I was always curious about this choice over the Hilton or the Intercontinental, which seemed like more natural options when the company is paying!

When we found a good deal to spend a few nights here, I jumped at the chance to find out what this hotel is all about. Here is the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel review.

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About the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

The Majestic Roof Garden Hotel is a 4½ star hotel, so my expectations were fairly high. I have stayed in other similar 4 & 5 star hotels in Adelaide of the last year or so, so I could easily compare what is on offer.

Located on Frome Road, just off of Rundle Street in the Adelaide City centre, it is the flagship offering from Majestic Hotels.

This South Australian family hotel group has six hotel and apartment properties across the state. The location is great, just metres from Rundle Street with access to restaurants right there.

It is also an easy walk to the shops of Rundle Mall and the universities or museums on North Terrace.

Check in was smooth. We were about an hour earlier than check in opened, but there was no issue with going straight to our room. There was no mention of being early either, just an easy check in.

We had booked a Superior Room and my first impression was how spacious it was – followed very closely by the bathroom, containing a huge shower and deep bath.

There are windows between the bath and the rest of the room that slide open.

While this looks lovely, I personally am not a fan of bathrooms that are open to the rest of the room or have glass walls – both my husband and I prefer our privacy! These windows though were easily closed, so everyone will be happy.

Not only was the bath deep and luxurious, the shower was huge too. Water pressure was great, and the temperature was nice and hot, just how I like it.

The toiletries in the bathroom were pump packs rather than individual tubes, making it more environmentally friendly.

I used the shampoo and conditioner on my hair for each of the three mornings and I would rate it as perfectly usable without being amazing. Many hotel shampoos are horrible for my hair, so this was good!

Along with the king size bed, the room includes a desk, chaise lounge and a large wardrobe area. There is a flat screen tv, and one of the best minibars I’ve seen since Covid started and many hotels began de-stocking their minibars.

There was a good range of drinks in the fridge, some snacks and everything you would need for tea and coffee. There were also tea & coffee cups, a coffee plunger, wine glasses and cutlery available.

Our room had a small balcony. It was really only big enough for two people to stand outside, and it was fully enclosed in glass – I guess more like a small sunroom, but there wasn’t room to sit.

The view was over the backstreets behind the hotel.

The room itself is lovely, but this hotel is for those people who just want a really nice place to sleep. In my opinion it really lets itself down with the other facilities available.

It should be noted though that I visited from Sunday to Wednesday while there were still many Covid restrictions in place, so that may not be a fair assessment going forward.

The Culshaws restaurant on the ground floor looked nice, but it was only open Thursday to Saturday for dinner so we didn’t have the chance to try it out. It does serve breakfast seven days a week though.

Breakfast was delicious, but the service was a little patchy. There were no vegan options available, but they were able to make me up a breakfast plate with toast, mushrooms, tomatoes and avocado.

Unfortunately they completely forgot to make my husband’s breakfast. With only eight people in the restaurant at the time, I can’t even make the excuse that they were busy.

They could clearly see me sitting there eating and he didn’t have his meal. I was finished well before he received his meal – which was not as he had ordered.

He wasn’t complaining though, as he had only ordered eggs and also got bacon with it, perhaps as an apology for the delay.

Majestic Roof Garden Hotel has it’s name for a reason – they have a roof garden on the top floor. I imagined this as a bar area to relax with a drink overlooking the city.

If there is a bar up there, it was closed during our visit. I did visit the roof garden early one morning though when I was looking for a quiet spot to take a zoom call.

I had asked if there was somewhere else quiet that I could access at 6:30am, but this was the only option. The business centre is downstairs in the hotel lobby, and even at that time, there likely would have been people wandering around.

The Majestic Roof Garden Hotel does not have a pool, but they do have a small gym if you would like to do a workout during your stay.

Overall, I think the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel is a great option for a very comfortable stay in a great location, especially if you are happy to eat at the places only steps away in Rundle Street and you are not looking for other hotel facilities.

There are some great deals to be had at times, which makes this a very attractive option.

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Josie Kelsh is South Australian, born and bred, living here for her whole life. Travelling all over the world has shown her exactly how amazing South Australia is to live and travel in and she uses her passion to show it to you the way a local sees it.