Checking in: Sofitel Adelaide

The Sofitel Adelaide has rooms with views out over the city and the Adelaide hills. There's a pool, a bar, a gym, and excellent in-house restaurant.

By Katie Spain
The pool at Sofitel Adelaide. Photo: Neil Soriano
Getting over to France is a little bit trickier than it once was, but there is an easy way to experience a touch of Bordeaux on local turf.
When Sofitel Adelaide opened its doors in November, it delivered a touch of joie de vivre to the city's CBD. Each of the six Sofitel hotels and resorts across Australia is aligned with a French region. Here, it's all about Bordeaux.
Look up at the art installation as you enter the contemporary foyer – it flows like a river of red wine.
The Garçon Bleu dining room. Photo: Neil Soriano
The 32-storey tower boasts 251 luxurious guest rooms and suites with a choice of city and Adelaide Hills views. The indoor heated lap pool is also something to behold. The floor-to-ceiling windows and large chandeliers are all kinds of ooh la la. Light and flow is everything; from free-standing bathtubs, to open-concept bathrooms, Balmain Paris bath amenities, and walk-in wardrobes. For something special, Club Millésime (on level 10) offers a private lounge serving complimentary à la carte breakfast, afternoon tea, evening drinks, canapés, and personalised check in and check out.
Sofitel's on-site restaurant Garçon Bleu can be found on level nine. The team, led by chef de cuisine Gianni Delogu (former Vue de Monde and Grossi Florentino) serves up modern French fare with a touch of drama. Kick things off at the bar with a glass of bubbles and crisp whitebait, before perusing the wall of wine and making your way to a table with a bird's eye view of the city. The fit-out is classy but there's nothing stuffy about the delivery.
Bon appétit.
Sofitel Adelaide
108 Currie St, Adelaide, SA