Located in only minutes from Adelaide’s picturesque foothills, this budget motel in Fairview Park is the ideal choice for anyone travelling to the city, whether you’re only staying the night or are planning a longer getaway.
There are 7 recently refurbished units available, each sleeping a maximum of 2 people. Each of the rooms at the Blue Gums Hotel Motel features an ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, iron and ironing board, toaster and walk in robes – all the creature comforts of home!
Rundle Street in Adelaide’s east end includes a mix of historic pubs and family-run cafes and restaurants. Dine alfresco morning, noon and night.
As the motel is attached to the Blue Gums Hotel, you’ll be able to enjoy all that the pub has to offer. Grab a drink at Bar 345, pick up a bottle of wine or some beer at the bottle shop, win big on the pokies in the gaming room, or enjoy a meal in the bistro. Come in one Wednesdays for steak night or Tuesdays and Thursdays for schnitzel night (other nightly specials are also available).
When staying at this accommodation in Fairview Park, we encourage you to explore the suburbs and towns in the surrounding area, including: Elizabeth, Modbury, Millbrook, Adelaide CBD, Williamstown and Crafers.
Want to learn more about the nearby attractions when staying at the Blue Gums Hotel Motel? We’ve outlined some of our favourites here, so we’re sure that you’ll always have something to do during your stay.
If you like to spend time outside, you’ll find plenty of opportunity to get in touch with nature when you come to Adelaide. In particular, we recommend the Anstey Hill Recreation Park, Wynn Vale Dam, Parra Wirra Recreation Park, Cobble Creek Recreation Park, Adelaide Zoo (home to more than 300 different species), Monarto Zoo (Australia’s largest open range zoo), and Kangaroo Island (which is the perfect day trip and offers a number of wildlife experiences).
Adelaide is known as the wine capital of Australia, so you cannot visit the city without sampling a drop or two. You’ll find some household names only a short distance away, such as Penfolds and Wolf Blass. As for the local produce, we recommend paying a visit to the Adelaide Central Market. At more than 145 years old, there are over 80 stalls, shops and cafes for you to explore – ensure that you pick up some delicacies to enjoy later!
If you’re interested in learning a little more about the history of Adelaide, there are plenty of heritage attractions for you to choose from. In particular, we recommend the Adelaide Tramway Museum, Adelaide Warbirds (at the Parafield Airport), Ayers House Museum, Gawler National Trust Museum, Maritime Museum, Migration Museum, National Railway Museum, Old Highercombe Hotel Museum, and the South Australian Museum.
There are plenty of cultural attractions and art galleries to take in; if this is the kind of experience you’re after, you should head to North Terrace. This hub is home to a number of historical and cultural buildings, many of which are open to the public. In particular, we recommend the Adelaide Festivals Centre, Art Gallery of South Australia, Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery and the State Library of South Australia (check out the Mortlock Chamber!).
If you love your sport, you might be surprised to learn that Adelaide is home to a number of events. At Adelaide Oval, which has recently undergone a significant makeover, you can catch the cricket during the summer and a game of AFL during the winter. Some of the other sports that you could enjoy during your stay include tennis, soccer, cycling, basketball, netball, rugby, swimming and diving, hockey, baseball and even mountain biking!
We understand that, when you’re travelling with the kids in tow, finding things to keep them amused is key. Fortunately, there are a number of family friendly attractions and activities in and around Adelaide, including: the Royal Adelaide Show (which occurs each September), The Beachouse at Glenelg (which has rides all year round), Semaphore Beach (which has a year-round carnival), and the Credit Union Christmas Pageant (which occurs each November).