If You Ever Travel To Australia-Adelaide’s The Watson

The first thing that hits you when you enter The Watson car park is the smell of possum piss.

This is a reminder that we are deep in nature now. And it’s wonderful.

The view of trees and mountains as you look out the window from this urban, modern hotel room is the best of both worlds. First class luxury and modernity with the serene Adelaide Hills. Not in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD, the hotel is located a short distance away in the suburb of Walkerville



The staff are overtly friendly, helpful and personable when you arrive and throughout your stay. No request is too dramatic and they generally seem happy to be there.

The hotel’s colour scheme of black, red and white is symbolic to artist Yannima Pirkarli Tommy Watson, and his paintings are beautifully displayed throughout the hotel.

You can relax by the lap pool designed by Australia’s own Michael Klim, or workout in the well equipped gym.

If you are ever in Adelaide and don’t want to stay in the heart of the city, we cannot recommend The Watson enough.

1. Excellent customer service, friendly, informative, helpful, pleasant

2.The room is spacious and smells like cookies when you first walk in


3.Handwritten note with a bottle of wine when you enter the room



4. Wonderful Kitchenette with mini dishwasher


5. Excellent tea brand


6. Modern bathroom with excellent toiletries/amenities brand






7. Free slippers and robe to borrow

8. Art books for guests to read


9. Free wi fi

10. Art work all throughout the hotel and room

11. The colour scheme of the hotel paired with modern straight lines gives it a very cosmopolitan edge

12. Excellent gym and swimming pool

13. Excellent cafe downstairs called The Local Grind, serving gourmet restaurant food and drink

14. Right next to a plaza with a Woolworths supermarket, and a shopping strip

15. Free parking
1. No rubbish bin in kitchen*

2. No hand soap holder*

3. Foxtel (cable TV) does not work properly*

4. No chopping board in kitchen*

5. No laundry room on site

6. The TV doesn’t swivel

7. No sauna/spa (hardly the end of the world)

*We stayed right when The Watson was first opening (end of September 2014), so a lot of the cons we have listed were in the process of being rectified.

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This is NOT a sponsored post yet, we wish it were!


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