We decided to stay in this Hotel during our Vacation because we used to live in Coogee a few years ago. For us, we valued staying near the beach to enjoy the morning and evening lifestyle and local attractions; there are certainly better/newer Hotels in the CBD that a traveller can look for at similar prices. We enjoyed our experience here and will consider staying again in our next trip to Sydney.
The pros: Sydney beaches, plenty of modern breakfast and dinning options and bars. The Hotel facilities are a bit old but functional; hotel staff are great. Amazing sunrises (waking up with the sound of the waves) and sunsets (our room faced the beach).
The cons: distance to CBD (AUD 40 cab ride or cheaper if using opal card/public transport ~20/30 mins ride). No good shopping in the area (closest place is Bondi Junction). Internet access price is insulting (we are IHG platinum members and avoided the ~AUD 25 daily internet fees); I recommend that you purchase a local SIM card with data plan as soon as arriving to Sydney Airport (look for Vodafone stand), I paid AUD30 for 4GB fast data plan and saved hundreds by not using my AT&T roaming costs (make sure to unlock your phone) and Hotel Internet costs. The Hotel starts to look a bit oldish but everything works fine.
Easy walk to Coogee Beach, a lot of eateries, chemist, supermartkets etc are close to the lodge and it's super close to Prince of Wales Hospital, bus transportation is very close. The area felt safe at night.
Traveller from Townsville
The Randwick Lodge was orignally built in 1885. Fully restored this heritage building offers affordable accommodation in …More
I only needed to stay 1 night. For this purpose the lodgings suited me adequately. The hotel is situated in a quiet and peaceful area, close to the local town or business district.
The receptionist was friendly and helpful. Overall, I had a good experience and wouldn't mind staying there again.
Located within a ten-minute walking distance from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney Children’s Hospital …More
My husband was admitted to Prince of Wales hospital which is across the road from The Avoca Lodge. Being on a tight income it was affordable to stay for 5 nights. Rooms clean with all requirements there is a communal kitchen so you are able to prepare your own meals. Very quiet, warm and acceptable.
Traveller from Sydney Australia
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Randwick, a suburb of Sydney, was named after the village of Randwick in Gloucestershire, England. Its scenic location draws many visitors to Centennial Park, Botany Bay, and Coogee and Maroubra Beaches. The Royal Randwick Racecourse is a popular venue for horseracing enthusiasts and concert goers. Also located nearby are the University of New South Wales and the Randwick District Rugby Union Football Club’s Coogee Oval.
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