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“Good value basic accommodation” 4 of 5 stars
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Avoca Lodge
3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   235 Avoca Street, Randwick, New South Wales NSW 2031, Australia   |  
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Good value basic accommodation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

The rooms are clean and good size, quiet if away from the road. Internet works well. Location convenient, with bus service to central Sydney nearby. Randwick has a variety of reasonable restaurants and shops.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at Avoca Lodge, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Thank you for staying with Sydney Lodges at Avoca Lodge, and for booking direct with us through our Sydney Lodges website.

We love it when we get it right!

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. We love hearing from guests, your comments help us to continually improve ourselves as well as future guests to make good travel decisions.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Canberra, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

We stayed for one night and found the lodge to be well located to the randwick shopping precinct, the hospital and coogee and also clean,roomy and comfortable and quiet. There is also a smaller set if shops very close which have restaurants,cafes, newsagent etc.. The parking is on street and it was ok finding a park,noting that many are three hour spots so you need to be aware of that in terms of possible tilts if inspectors are around. We would stay again for a couple of nights.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at Avoca Lodge, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for staying with Sydney Lodges at Avoca Lodge.

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Avoca Lodge. Thank you for taking the time to review us.

We hope you were able to take a 'Guests with Benefits' card with you when you checked out so you can receive great benefits and discounted rates when you book directly with us next time on our Sydney Lodges website.
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Byron Bay, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We stayed 2 nights last weekend and chose Avoca for the location of staying near relatives. Whilst the staff were great during the booking process and the place was easy to find, I probably would not stay there again. $160 a night for the queen and 2 singles (cheaper for the 2nd night) - the bathroom was bigger than the bedroom! Very noisy on the Saturday night - which is normal I suppose but the walls between each room are so paper thin, you could hear everything such as conversations, showers and doors closing. It served our purpose but will look elsewhere next time.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at Avoca Lodge, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thank you for staying with Sydney Lodges at Avoca Lodge.

We're happy to hear you found Avoca Lodge conveniently located and the team friendly. Sorry to hear you will not return to Avoca Lodge. Possibly you would find some of our other six properties in Randwick more suited to your needs. You can view all of these on the Sydney Lodges website.

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor.
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

stayed in the avoca sept 2012 . the transport from the airport was quick cheap $4 and easy, bus stopped around the corner from the avoca which was then only 5mins walk away, the keys were left for us to collect on arrival , our room was very clean roomy and quiet! because it was close to the hospital we found most visitors were australians awaiting treatment from the hospital so the surrounds were really quiet. the communial kitchen has all what we needed and was well stocked with plates etc. the avoca was set in a quite busy area close to plenty of shops cles by bars and only 10mins walk from cooggee beach,a 20min bus ride from the city which was again only $4 . we found this hotel a great little alrounder well worth the tarif and within easy reach of everything we could hope for,

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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dionmarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Avoca Lodge, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Thank you for staying with Sydney Lodges at Avoca Lodge.

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We pride ourselves on offering clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation for all travellers, in a convenient location. It's great that you seemed to have experienced exactly this.

We look forward to seeing you again some day soon. Thank you again for booking with Sydney Lodges.
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Largest room among three other hotels me & my friend stayed in in Sydney. Best value in Sydney for a one night stay IMO; AUD75 for a Queen bed & two singles with a spacious en-suite bathroom. Public kitchen makes this place feel like home. A larger sized Flat TV though would have made this room terrific!

Location is a short walk from the 400 bus stop in front of Prince of Wales Hospital so cheap access to Sydney CBD is not an issue. A healthy walk from Coogee Beach to Clovelly Beach, then bus to Bondi Beach and Watsons Bay is manageable from here.

For future longer stays in Sydney, this is the kind of room I would want to have provided there is decent daily housekeeping & dependable reception service which unfortunately I can't vouch for due to their irrelevance to our one night stay at Avoca Lodge.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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dionmarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Avoca Lodge, responded to this review, September 9, 2012
Thank you for staying with Sydney Lodges at Avoca Lodge.

We love it when we get it right! Avoca Lodge is certainly one of our most affordable lodges. It's great to hear you found the room to be great value for money. The walk down to Coogee Beach is quite lovely, especially on a sunny day, I'm glad you got the opportunity to do this.

We hope you'll return to Avoca Lodge in the near future.
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Boulder, CO
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

I stayed here because it was near a conference held at UNSW, but I might choose one of the other nearby lodges next time. I was there for six nights and the room was very very small. Also, the small refrigerator froze my milk solid, the bathroom fan was loud, there were no little bottles of shampoo but just generic 'Soap' looking soap, and no one came in to clean the room any of the six days, which is OK if you want privacy, but I think this lack of attention to cleaning the rooms (until you check out) is a little over the top. On the plus side, it did have a very nice and inexpensive laundry area, and it is very conveniently located, yet not noisy. Plus for staying in a big city, it was inexpensive. So make up your mind what is important to you before booking a room in this lodge!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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dionmarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Avoca Lodge, responded to this review, September 2, 2012
Thank you for providing your comments and feedback about Avoca Lodge.

Avoca Lodge is one of our most affordable lodges in Randwick, out of the 6 Sydney Lodges properties in the area. This is because we try to keep all costs to a minimum so we can give you the lowest room rates possible. This means that at Avoca Lodge you won't receive a room cleaning service or extra amenities in the room that you would at other properties.

Between our 6 Randwick properties we try to provide a range of options so that there is a solution for all travellers. If you're after things like daily housekeeping, bathroom amenities and extended front office hours, we recommend booking at our more premium Sydney Lodges properties in the area. However, for those wanting to save as much as possible on their accommodation costs during their visit, we try to cater to these people with Avoca Lodge and St Marks Lodge, where the rates are far lower than our other properties.

While Avoca Lodge may not have been for you, we do hope you will try one of our other Randwick properties on your next visit to Sydney.

Thank you again for taking the time to review us. We hope to see you again at one of the Sydney Lodges soon.
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Avoca was good for what we needed it for....1 night stay and close to the children's hospital. Its a great location and only a short walk to food/coffee/shops etc. The rooms were clean & the bathroom was big and looked like it had been renovated/updated, but the carpets were a bit old and looked like they needed a good clean and the floor was uneven in places and creaky in the room and hallway. To be honest the entry and inside of the building could do with a bit of a revamp! but it is what it is...basic accommodation, which suited us fine.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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dionmarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Avoca Lodge, responded to this review, September 2, 2012
Thank you for leaving your comments and feedback. We value guest feedback immensely, it helps us to continually improve the guest experience at Avoca Lodge as well as other Sydney Lodges properties.

Thank you for providing us with your feedback regarding the carpet and interior of the public areas. I have passed these comments on to the area manager in Randwick. I apologise if this detracted from your stay at Avoca Lodge.

We're happy to hear you found the rooms clean and comfortable, and the location convenient.

Thank you for booking at Avoca Lodge, part of Sydney Lodges. We hope to see you again soon at one of our Sydney Lodges on your next visit.
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Address: 235 Avoca Street, Randwick, New South Wales NSW 2031, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Randwick
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Randwick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Avoca Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience Sydney like a local at Avoca Lodge, a boutique lodge close to Coogee Beach in Sydney, Australia. With public transport close by, it’s just 20 minutes by bus to get to the exciting Sydney CBD and stunning Sydney Harbour. Coogee Beach is a 10 minute walk from the lodge.Avoca Lodge is situated just metres from the Prince of Wales Hospital and UNSW Kensington campus. The lodge also offers comforts such as wireless internet access, televisions and en-suites in every room. Spend the day at the beach, shop in the city or try some of the amazing food in and around the local streets of eastern Sydney. Avoca Lodge is a great place to stay to experience the real Sydney on a budget. ... more   less 
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