Located on Pulteney Street in Adelaide, TRYP by Wyndham is one of the new breed of hotels recently opened in the city. I recently enjoyed a two-night stay to check it out.
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The Wyndham brand includes a range of hotels and resorts all over the world, from the luxurious Wyndham Grand to the budget-friendly Travelodge.
Along with its hundreds of hotels, Wyndham also offers one of the largest awards programs, with over 50,000 properties to earn and burn points.
The TRYP hotel here in Adelaide is the first of that brand in Australia (although you will find plenty of other Wyndham properties across the country.)
It is a four-star hotel, and the TRYP motto is to provide comfortable accommodation with a local twist in some of the most exciting cities in the world.
As soon as I walked in, the vibe was fresh and funky and fun. The front foyer includes some understated check-in desks, A comfortable seating area perfect for waiting for other people, perhaps tours, or even just a few minutes of quiet time.
The Z Kitchen & Bar is also a part of this space. This is where were would eat our meals and enjoy a sneaky glass of wine in the evenings.
You can’t help but notice the wall of abstract prints that dominate the two-story high area adjacent to the cafe.
The stairs curl up to the first floor, which is where to find another bar area and more seating. Some of the seating is high tables, near a large TV which gave the feel of a sports bar.
This would be ideal for watching the football while enjoying a drink or a snack. A second area is more like a lounge, with comfy chairs and a relaxed feel.
Check-in time at TRYP by Wyndham is the standard 2 pm. I had been doing a little shopping in Rundle Mall and arrived at around 3 pm.
I was immediately greeted at the check-in counters, and just a few minutes later was on my way up to the eleventh floor to take a look at room 1108, an Executive Suite.
Located on the top floor, this suite comes with a generous-sized bedroom and a separate living area, making it perfect for two people or an extended stay. It is possible to bring in a roll-away too if you have a child with you.
In my room, I discovered a lovely bottle of local wine, and soon after, a knock at my door saw a welcome cheese platter arrive too.
There is a fridge and a coffee maker in a small buffet, with a selection of tea, coffee and pods. You will find lovely glassware, even a decanter and cocktail shaker.
The living area is home to a comfortable lounge and a small dining table, plenty big enough for two people. The large TV is your hub for all the information you need for your stay.
The bathroom is not huge, but the shower is! It takes up about half of the entire room. Toiletries are provided in large pump-packs, so no single-use plastics here.
Even though the taps were those single taps that swivel from hot on one side to cold on the other, I loved that they were labelled which way was which. Something so simple, yet often not done.
There have been times in the past when it has taken a while for the hot water to appear, and I have been left wondering which way is which.
There is a good hairdryer available, which is one thing that I am always looking for.
The bedroom had a beautiful king-size bed, but still enough room for a two-seater lounge and another single chair. There’s plenty of space for luggage and hanging here.
There is a safe, a luggage rack, and an iron and ironing board stored here too. A second TV hangs on the walls here.
A notable absence is a desk for working on, but the dining table is a good option for this, or instead visit the Business Centre where there are workspaces available.
Exploring the hotel further, not only will you find a business centre, but also a games room and a library. I love the idea that there is a book exchange here. Leave that book you’ve just finished and pick up a new one for the rest of your trip!
There is a small but functional gym for guests to use, and a guest laundry too if you are in need of a refresh for your clothes.
All the dining options at TRYP by Wyndham are centred around the Z Kitchen and Bar. While there was a second bar on the first floor, it was not open during our stay, so we exclusively used the downstairs area for our meals.
At first glance, the menu seems quite limited, and I really worried about my options as a plant-based eater. Nothing on the menu is marked as vegan. There was a small glimmer of hope as I discovered a vegan carrot cake amongst the other cakes and slices available.
For our first breakfast, I was going to simply ask for some toast, but started by asking what my vegan options were. I was pleasantly surprised to hear that almost everything on the menu could be adjusted to make it vegan.
I was able to talk directly with the chef (through the window) and I don’t think I have ever been offered so much flexibility before. I chose to adapt their traditional Fill Me Up Brekky, making it vegan.
The second morning I asked for smashed avo on toast, something not on the menu at all, and it was no problem.
My husband had the traditional Fill Me Up Brekky, with bacon and eggs. He liked it so much that he ordered the same the next day.
We both enjoyed our coffees too, mind made with oat milk (there was a range of alternative milk available).
After my luck with breakfast, I still wasn’t convinced I could find something for dinner. But again, all I had to do was ask.
Yes, they did have vegan cheese, so they could easily make me a pizza. It is these simple things that make such a difference when there are dietary requirements.
If you prefer to relax in your room, room service is available 24/7 via the online order form found with the QR code in the room.
Overall, I had an easy, comfortable stay. Everything worked exactly as it should, the staff were helpful and friendly and I enjoyed the funky urban feel.
More about TRYP by Wyndham
Located on Pulteney Street in the city centre, TRYP is about ten minutes walk from Rundle Mall and twelve minutes from the Adelaide Central Markets and the restaurants of Gouger Street.
But if you don’t want to go that far, there are restaurants and cafes just metres from the front door.
TRYP don’t offer any on-site parking, but they do have an arrangement with one of the nearby car parks. You can park for $25 for 24 hours with unlimited entries and exits. Speak with the front desk on arrival to organise.
Alternatively, depending on the day of the week, you can do what we did. There is an open-air car park on an adjacent corner that charges $17 for 12 hours during the week and $4/day on the weekends.
We parked there on Friday, but on both Saturday and Sunday, street parking in the area does not have time limits so we simply parked on the street for free.
While I was staying in the executive suite, there were four other types of rooms available. They are a Standard, Deluxe, Accessible and Deluxe Corner.
I was able to have a quick peek into each style, and they are all very similar with varying amounts of space. The bathrooms were all the same as mine, except, of course, the accessible rooms.
There are also baths available in some of the Deluxe Corner rooms which you can request if you would like one in your room.
My room faced the rear of the building so we had a view across the rooftops to the hills beyond.
While a view in the opposite direction towards the sea might seem nice for sunset, unfortunately, the Calvary Hospital across the road blocks the view.
The proximity to Calvary makes TRYP a perfect base if you or a loved one have medical appointments there and you need a place to stay.
They are hoping to offer a special corporate rate for hospital clients in the future, so perhaps contact them to ask if you are in this position.
If you are travelling in a group of three, both the Deluxe Corner rooms and the Executive Suites can accommodate a third person on a rollaway.
For larger families, there are a small number of interconnecting rooms available on request (and subject to availability).
Disclaimer: I was hosted by TRYP by Wyndham for this stay. As always, the review is exactly how I saw it during my stay. The photos are all my own.
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