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Dive Hotel

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Room & Suite (30)
Dining (5)
Certificate of Excellence


#3 of 6 hotels in Coogee
Certificate of Excellence
If it's a Sydney beach hotel you're after, there's none better located than Dive Hotel. It's 20 minutes drive from Sydney Airport and the City. It's a door-to-door bus ride away to the City, Opera House,NSW Uni, Randwick Racecourse, Aussie Stadium, and Cricket Ground.And it's a frisbee throw away to parks and pools, clifftop walks and Coogee's thriving restaurant, pub, club and cafe culture. It featured in Travel & Leisure USA, Conde Nast Traveler, NY Times,Time Out, Lonely Planet, London Observer and Guardian.Surf the net to your heart's content, thanks to free Wi-Fi. It's just one of the practical things that a Dive room provides. No expensive mini-bar, but a well-equipped kitchenette, with a fridge, microwave, tea, coffee and milk etc. There's free-to-air cable television, and a portable CD player. All rooms have aircon and a state-of-the-art stainless steel and blue tiled bathroom with a decent-sized hairdryer and a grown-up iron and board.Please note that there are 2 dogs on hotel premises.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Ocean View
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Special Rate:Earlybird with breakfast!


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Very accessible by public transport, Coogee is the smaller, friendlier, more intimate version of Bondi Beach. Coogee is the only beach in the Eastern suburbs that does not have big waves, making it an excellent family beach. The Coogee Bay Hotel, located right across the beach, has one of the biggest beer gardens in Australia and plenty of entertainment every night of the week. Be on the lookout for celebrity footballers! A little further south is Wylie’s Baths, offering sweeping 180 degree views over the Pacific Ocean, and it is perfect for a swim or a few laps. Plenty of dining choices surround the beach, including the famous fish and chips.
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We spent two nights at the Dive Hotel and it was the perfect finish to our 10-day trip visiting our daughter at UNSW. Perfect location across from the beach, very chill vibe and right in the middle of some amazing restaurants. We followed the advice of others posted here and secured a king room in the front with a small balcony. The room was very spacious with a lovely and efficient bath and fun decor. Staff are so warm , welcoming and engaging. Would most certainly return!
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Hotel's Favorite
A boutique hotel that is opposite Coogee beach The location is excellent A large bus stop is opposite,with buses that can take you to Bondi or Circular Quay or anywhere in between Wylies baths is a 4 minute walk away ,where you can enjoy surf swimming in a pool The rooms at the Dive hotel are large with a quirky bathroom and cupboards and shelves that accommodate clothing for beach or formal occasions The Breakfast is healthy with muesli intermixed with nuts and dried apricots and add to this the most delicious honey yoghurt,that would make Manu of MKR jealous The staff are welcoming and keep your bedrooms clean and tidy The handsome hotel poodle,Lucas and his co host, Ruby Tuesday , the Scottish terrier,ensure that your stay is a memorable and an enjoyable one!!!!
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This hotel looked NOTHING like the pictures on the website. First, you either have to climb a bunch of stairs to get into the hotel, OR use the very steep, cement walkway (which has a couple stairs at the top that can't be seen from the bottom). You enter a dark, creepy hallway, that enters into a messy, dated, cheap looking "reception/breakfast area." The stairs to the guest rooms are very tight, and if you have a big bag, good luck getting up there. The rooms were reminiscent of an old Motel 6, or something similar, but the beds seemed clean enough, though. The one plus is that the hotel is DIRECTLY across the street from the beach, so if that's what interests you, this location is great for that. Staff seemed nice enough, but didn't love the huge dog who wanders the hotel. (Dog seemed nice, I'm just not a dog fan.) Also, you can smell the doggy smell as soon as you enter the building. Very, very average accommodations, and the website pictures aren't even close to reality. We were very disappointed.
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There is no such thing as Customer Service in the vocab of the staff at this hotel. They tell you they have rooms available and you book the rooms and they never confirm the bookings and you end up with no booking. When you phone them to follow up they talk over the top of you and are so ignorant and rude and then hang up on you without any form of explanation. Do not book here if you actually want a hotel to stay at once arriving in Sydney. Terrible service and the Manager Jandro is so dodgy and sketchy. I wouldn't let me worst enemy stay here.
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Response from Terry B, Owner at Dive Hotel
Responded Mar 25, 2019
Hi, We are dismayed and surprised to hear that this has been your experience with this hotel. We pride ourselves on our friendly and helpful staff and generally receive plenty of compliments in regards to our service. To enable us to investigate further we would appreciate it if you could contact us at info@divehotel.com.au or 9665 5538 and speak to Louise.
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My friend and I concluded our 3-week Australian adventure in Coogee. This hotel was recommended by a local. Perfect location. Lovely hosts. Nice accommodation. Delicious breakfast. If I return to Sydney-Coogee, I wouldn’t stay anywhere else.
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$110 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
dive hotel coogee
AustraliaNew South WalesGreater SydneyRandwickCoogeeCoogee
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