The lodge is a coonected 2 old victorian houses joined and renovated to be the Hotel. It is stragically situated near prince of Wales Hospital and less than 2 km from cogee beach. A lot of public busses take you to Central, circular quay and Pondi Junction. Stop of the 400 for the airport is a pit further (Suitable if you have small hand bag or carry bag). Nearby Coles is a blessing for day to day shopping.
You have to struggle the stairs and corridors to your room (alone).
Rooms are on the small size and gets jammed if you have a big bag or sharing your double.
Rooms are equibbed with a kettle, toaster and a fridge. There are plates, mugs and knife,spoon and fork. Fridge has got no door and gets thick ice (not only in my room, but in 3 different rooms) Thawing the ice in between guests may help.
Beds are very comfortable. Rooms especially facing the street are very noisy from the frequent buses and noise from the pubs. Inside rooms are not that noisy but depends on your neigbours as the walls are very thin (and has ears). All door squeeks; room doors, bathroom doors and cupboards even 2 rooms away can be very noisy at night or early morning.
Rooms are only serviced once a week!!! Extra cleaning costs extra S20.00 So, get ready to collect your garbage, clean your room and preserve your towels for the week. If you don't clear the garbage daily, it attracts a lot of nasty insects and organic residue gets smelly.
Internet is miserable, you are better off getting a broadband from Vodaphone (After Coles supermarket), for 49 $ the SIM, the flash and 3 Giga for one month.
There is a common kitchen, microwave , washing machine (3 $ / run) dryer 3$/run, washing powder 2$/run.
My urgent issue was to find plug adaptor as I was from overseas. I was told they were all lent out though I did not see Foreigners in the lodge, this lasted for 2 weeks. I had to buy adaptor from outside.
For breakfast, I found it comfortable to get the toast or bread, cheese etc from Coles rather than to spend 8-12$ in nearby cafes.
There is no receptionist after 7 pm.
I did not have a chance or experience to compare other nearby properties regarding service or prices.
- Also Known As:
- High Cross Park Hotel Randwick
- High Cross Park Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience Sydney like a local and stay at High Cross Park Lodge, a boutique lodge close to Coogee Beach in Sydney, Australia. With public transport at your door, it’s just 20 minutes by bus to get to the exciting Sydney CBD and stunning Sydney Harbour. Coogee Beach is just a short walk from the lodge.The hotel offers modern comforts such as wireless internet access, air-conditioning, cable television and direct dial telephones to suit the needs of every traveller. The lodge even has an outdoor area where you can have your own Aussie barbeque while down under.The Lodge is just a short walk from UNSW (University of NSW) and Prince of Wales Hospital.Walk to the beach, shop in the city or try some of the amazing food in and around the buzzing streets of eastern Sydney. With fabulous facilities and a great location, High Cross Park Lodge is the perfect place to stay to experience the real Sydney. ... more less
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