Spent a week here over Christmas, We've stayed here a few times on Sydney visits but this will be our last. Love the location and our ocean view rooms did have a nice view. Pity the door to the balcony required the strength of three men to open it (had it fixed 3 times) and between you and the view is a pool full of squealing kids.
The place is just plain tired. We were amused that on arrival our floor was adorned with a three legged sofa - not a trendy design but a leg missing. It did disappear a day later. Corridor carpets look like a crime scene and the walls were well banged. The room is functional at best. It did have the biggest TV I have seen in a hotel room - just needed a bigger room to appreciate it.
Breakfast is just OK, provided it doesn't need cooking. Egg station offerings were not pleasant and it took an eternity to deliver a capuccino. For a wonderful location, the restaurant has a rather unpleasant ambience - perhaps it was the rather surly staff. No free smiles here.
Seemingly no bell boys (bell persons?) or at least any who would offer assistance, even when one passed us struggling with our 36 bags from the carpark. Reception staff were helpful and relatively sheery.
But it is at Coogee Beach which is nice.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Sydney
- Sydney Crowne Plaza