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Dive Hotel

234 Arden Street, Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales 2034, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here to attend a function in Coogee and it was a very convenient location right opposite the beach. If you need to go further than Coogee there are regular buses right outside. We booked a queen room which was basic but clean and adequate and met our needs. Don’t book expecting the experience and rooms you get in... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel for a week while visiting UNSW. My room was lovely, the staff are friendly and very helpful. Continental breakfast was included and was excellent. It is a 20 min walk to UNSW or a 10 min bus ride. A great location if you enjoy a morning walk along the beach. I would definitely stay here... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for 10 nights for my 50th Birthday and loved it. The owners are full of life and fun and make the guests feel so welcome and at ease. They have two dogs and as a Dog owner I loved having them around at Breakfast as I was missing my own Terrier back in Ireland. Location is super... More 

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Victoria, BC Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent three night at the Dive Hotel. Pros: Great location, comfortable beds and friendly staff. Cons: no balcony or views from the rooms, small winding staircase to the top floor and overpriced for what you get.

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Dublin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its so difficult to find hotels where the personal service element and friendliness of the team stands head and shoulders above the hotel. The Dive Hotel has all of this and more, a superb location overlooking Coogee Beach , stroll out with your towel right onto the beach, linger at their simple but wonderful light continental buffet breakfast, chat to... More 

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Sydney
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Apart from the fact that, even as a Sydneysider, I thought Coogee was near Manly so there went those activities, the two couples who made up our group loved this hotel. Rooms were clean and overlooked the beach and we were able to watch the buzz in the street below, even though the weather turned against us. Loved the fact... More 

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Sydney
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The hotel is in a great location just opposite Coogee beach and while some areas in rooms and public areas are in urgent need of some TLC it is not your run of the mill hotel with a cosy, homely feel to it. There are certian areas that I found a little underwhelming (amenities etc.) but I could easily still... More 

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Terry B, Owner at Dive Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Krautoz. We are happy to cop constructive criticism from fellow boutique hoteliers, particularly a local like yourself. Although we do question the ethics of one hotelier reviewing another (we don’t think Matt Moran reviewing a Neal Perry restaurant would be taken too seriously). And while your initial criticisms may be totally subjective, we’ll certainly take them on board.... More 

Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
25 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We LOVED Dive Hotel! A big difference to our previous hotel in the city but wonderful! Its right on the ocean and we had one of the best rooms with a sea view and balcony - I think it was 19. The hosts are so friendly and welcoming you feel like you are in their home and they have known... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The first thing to greet us when we entered the hotel was the huge black Standard Poodle with a sophisticated attitude and a deep welcoming bark. A really quaint hotel right opposite the beach and within easy walk of all facilities. With a truly eclectic atmosphere it was more like staying in a private home than a hotel. Very pleasant... More 

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Wokingham, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Stayed here for a week in November and it was a great experience. Terry, Mercedes and their staff made us feel very welcome as it was like being welcomed into someone's home. The room was spacious and had everything we needed for our stay, including the bottle opener! The set up in the breakfast room was great as everyone talked... More 

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Address: 234 Arden Street, Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales 2034, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Randwick > Coogee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 16
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