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“A beautiful beach setting very close to downtown Sydney”

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Crowne Plaza Hotel Coogee Beach - Sydney
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Coogee
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 21, 2011

We recently returned from our first trip to Australia and one of the highlights was our stay at the Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach. We had debated staying in Randwick, since my husband taught a short course at UNSW, but his business associates suggested we stay at Coogee Beach. We are so glad they did as we loved the setting of the hotel. Rather than feeling like we were in a city of four million people, we felt like we were at a beautiful beach resort. The hotel is just off the beach that has dramatic cliffs nearby and there is a walkway that runs for miles along the coast. Even though we arrived during a rainstorm, the surf was gorgeous and we enjoyed the huge waves and even a few brave surfers! The weather cleared after the first couple of days and then the view was outstanding. We booked the escape and explore package which included breakfast and that saved quite a bit, as continental breakfast was $20AU and the hot buffet was $32. The breakfast buffet had everything you could want and the dining room overlooked the beach, a great way to start the day! We had not requested a view room but were very pleased to receive one upon arrival. Since we were there during the winter the hotel was not very busy and I'm sure that made a difference. If we get the opportunity to return to Sydney, we will definitely plan on staying at the Crowne Plaza!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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CPCoogeeBeach, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Coogee Beach - Sydney, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2011

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and also offered you great value for money! We do get quite a number of people affiliated with UNSW due to our close proximity so i'm glad they recommended us. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip!

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Reviewed August 21, 2011

This must have been one of the best vacation my husband and I have had for a while. We chose this hotel after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor and we have absolutely no regrets! We booked a room with a beach view and it was fantastic! We could see and hear the sea even when lying in bed! We witnessed the breathtaking sun rise from our balcony. Something not to be missed!

The room was clean and came with a small cozy area where my husband could clear his emails and get some work done, and still enjoy the sea view. Hotel staff were warm and friendly, from reception straight through to housekeeping. I would have given this hotel a 5 except for the fact that our room overlooked the pool and cigarette smoke wafted into our room from guests smoking next to the pool. I guess nothing very much the hotel could do about that, but it did put a blemish on an otherwise perfect stay.

Location of the hotel could not be any better! The beach was just across the road. Plenty of benches around if you do not want to sit on the beach. Buses to the city were located either across the road or just down the road. Lots of restaurants and pizza joints and a gelato shop, Moo burger etc just around the corner including Woolsworth and a grocery. We had dinner at La Spiaggia a couple of times and the food was heavenly! Renato's is another excellent option for lunch and dinner, delicious, generous portions and good value for money.

We are definitely coming back again!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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CPCoogeeBeach, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Coogee Beach - Sydney, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2011

It's great to hear that your vacation was truly relaxing and that our team continued to provide their usual outstanding levels of service. I am also delighted to hear that the reviews on Tripadvisor are proving such a valuable tool in deciding where to book.
We all look forward to welcoming you back for your next vacation!

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Reviewed August 15, 2011

Stayed here with family as a result of ash cloud delayed flights! We arrived upset and worried but the staff at the front desk were very helpful and friendly! Our ocean view double room was comfortable, and the view the next morning was very nice to wake up to. It was a shame we didn't get a chance to explore a bit more of Coogee Beach......maybe next time. Will have to come back!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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CPCoogeeBeach, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Coogee Beach - Sydney, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2011

Thanks for your post - we had many guests whose plans were thwarted by the ash cloud and I am delighted that the team made things as easy as possible for yourselves and many others under such difficult circumstances. Hopefully you will get the chance to return and explore Coogee - we look forward to welcoming you back when you get the chance!

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Reviewed August 11, 2011

Wonderful staff, comfy and well appointed rooms especially balcony ocean views. We stay here often as central to everything..good bus route to main City and Sydney airport.

We had only one major hiccup in all the years we've stayed but the Manager and staff courteously and promptly rectified it...The great breakfast served overlooking main beach but found the dining menu rather expensive. However, the food is excellent and many nearby cheaper eateries from which to choose. We recommend this hotel for an enjoyable stay and especially for families . Great hotel pool!! and surf opposite.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled on business
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CPCoogeeBeach, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Coogee Beach - Sydney, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2011

Thank you for your kind words - our team do a great job and we work hard to ensure any problems that do occur can be rectified for our guests quickly. From your comment it seems that we are doing this well. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

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Reviewed July 30, 2011

Stayed on a business trip and allocated room with great view of the beach. The room was very comfortable, but not large. The food in the restaurant was good. Service was good.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

This hotel is what hotels should be. The staff were polite and ready to have a joke and a laugh, not the usual stiff and uninteresting zombies usually found on a front desk. The decor, room and overall environment was exactly what we were looking for to relax after a horrid honeymoon in Vanuatu.

some people whinge about the rooms not facing the ocean, but who cares. The other roomsall had reasonable views of the area. We will definately be back.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2011

Pretty standard 4* hotel, by the beach. On a hotwire booking we were upgraded to a room overlooking the pool--with good ocean views from the balcony. Not a huge room but not tiny either. Very clean. Nice staff. It's too bad the hot-tub can't be maintained with really hot water, so it could still be used in the winter.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: 242 Arden St, Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales 2034, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Randwick > Coogee > Coogee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Coogee
#1 Luxury Hotel in Coogee
#3 Business Hotel in Coogee
Price Range: $148 - $372 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Crowne Plaza Hotel Coogee Beach - Sydney 4.5*
Number of rooms: 207
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Affectionately known as 'Sydney's Seaside Village', Coogee is just a few kilometres from the centre of Sydney. Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and offers close proximity to Sydney's eastern beaches. The hotel offers a selection of 209 of modern rooms, most boasting ocean views and all featuring up-to-date amenities. All guest rooms have high-speed broadband internet, 32 inch flat screen TVs, ergonomic work station and in-house movies. Coogee is surrounded by the East Coast's most breathtaking beaches and headlands and embraces a relaxed, casual setting. Its location makes it convenient to play a round of golf at one of the many courses nearby, do a little shopping, watch the cricket at the Sydney Cricket Ground or even place a bet at the world-famous Royal Randwick racecourse. Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach’s signature restaurant, Bluesalt, is a favourite of locals and regular guests and is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Boasting spectacular coastal views and ideal for family, group and corporate dining, Bluesalt enjoys a sterling reputation for quality and is one of the most popular restaurants in Coogee. Bluesalt Bar is located adjacent to Bluesalt Restaurant and is the ideal place to catch up with friends, meet for a pre-dinner drink or to hold an informal meeting. Downstairs from Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach is Oceans Bar, a stylish and chic lounge that prides itself on a superb selection of premium drinks, fresh food and a relaxing and warming atmosphere. To ensure that you remain active and refreshed while you travel, Crowne Plaza Coogee beach offers complimentary guest access to on-site tennis courts, gymnasium and large outdoor heated pool. Experience a harmonious blend of coastal living and city convenience when you book your stay at Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach. ... more   less 
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