NB in the City
A hip little hideaway in the heart of Adelaide – the city pad of North Bundaleer
Perfectly located, this contemporary-styled, one-bedroom townhouse is just 5 minutes walk from Gouger Street (the restaurant heart of Adelaide) and the famous Central Markets. It is ideal for self-catering overnight or longer stays.
The fully-equipped gourmet kitchen includes an espresso coffee machine and pantry stocked with basic items. A BBQ, courtyard dining and laundry are also available. It has reverse-cycle air-conditioning, a gas fire, broadband internet, Foxtel, HDTVs and an iPod Player. Wine, coffee, fruit, cheese and provisions for a cooked breakfast are on hand.
The property has full security alarms with 24 hour monitoring.
The first room you encounter as you enter NB City from the front courtyard is the living room: a full-width space decked out with a chocolate-coloured leather couch, suede armchairs, a huge wall-hung flatscreen TV, DVD player and a gas log fire. Twin bookshelves contain an engaging library of cookbooks, photographic journals and novels. Mod-Asian touches like a vase of peacock feathers, a basket of faux pomegranates, an elephant sculpture and Chinese artefacts are equally distracting.
The bedroom is in the middle of the building, away from any street noise. Contemporary prints, a flatscreen TV and a large leather-framed mirror adorn the walls, with a sheepskin rug on the floor for those chilly mornings. A lacquered Chinese cabinet adds a hint of the East, complementing the rich chocolate hues of the bedspread. A small door opens onto the miniature Japanese-style courtyard.
If you need more bed space the couch in the living room converts into a double bed.
The adjacent bathroom is a slick slice of design, with mushroom-coloured wall tiles and white river stones cast into the concrete floor. Like the bedroom, the shower faces onto the miniature Japanese-style courtyard. Roger & Gallet toiletries are provided.
Between the bedroom and bathroom is an office space, with an executive chair, office equipment including a phone, and a filing cabinet. A network connection is also available. Reasonable use of the office facilities is complementary.
Eat in or out
Bring your fresh food purchases from the Central Markets in the trolley to NB City’s functional kitchen, which opens onto the rear courtyard. It’s a casual, contemporary space with smart cabinetry housing an array of culinary equipment: a larder, pots-and-pans drawers, Delonghi espresso machine, wine rack, dishwasher, European laundry and wall-mounted oven and microwave. And, if you need some inspiration, you can watch the celebrity chef of your choice on the flat screen TV on the wall.
You can dine on the island bench in the kitchen, comfortably seating four people, and there is crockery and cutlery for 6. Or, if the weather is good, you can access the cute, petite outdoor dining space through fold-back doors opening from the kitchen onto a timber deck shaded by an awning. Fences are head-high on all sides, so when you sit down at the glass-topped table it feels like a private, sunken food room. There’s a gas barbecue here too if you fancy cooking outside.
Out the front of the cottage is a similarly sized courtyard with a small outdoor setting and geranium-sprouting window boxes, shielded by high fences.
Location and Getting Around
Sturt Street runs east-west through Adelaide’s central city grid, stretching between West Terrace and Whitmore Square in the south-western corner. NB City is the middle terrace in a cluster of three, on the south side of the road at the Whitmore Square end of the street.
Adelaide International Airport (www.aal.com.au) is a 15-minute drive away. Interstate trains arrive and depart from Adelaide Parklands Terminal (13 21 47; www.gsr.com.au; Railway Terrace, Keswick), about one kilometre south west of the city. The nearest train station on the Adelaide suburban network (www.adelaidemetro.com.au) is Adelaide station itself, about 20 minutes walk away on North Terrace. The Glenelg Tram runs down King William Street stopping near the Sturt Street intersection, a 10-minute walk from NB City. A free city bus leaves Whitmore Square on the hour.
Parking in the surrounding streets is free, safe and plentiful, particularly after hours. Time restrictions (generally two hours) apply during business hours (9am–6pm Monday to Friday, and 9am–noon Saturday).
Rates and Inclusions
All Prices quoted in Australian dollars & inclusive of 10% GST
Standard tariff is $220 per night for the one-bedroom cottage
Inclusions covered by the tariff are:
- Cereals and provisions for a cooked breakfast, with tea and Nespresso coffee
- One bottle of complimentary wine
- Unrestricted use of kitchen supplies for in-house dining
- Use of washing machine and dryer
- Use of sofa bed for family members
Non-inclusions: If you wish to consume additional bottles of wine from our stock, this will be charged to your Credit Card at $30 per bottle. Following your departure the owners will contact you to advise you of any charges that may be due.
COMMENTS FROM OUR GUESTBOOK
We very much enjoyed our stay at NBCity, and especially loved being so close to the Adelaide Central Markets. We really didn’t want to leave your lovely retreat.