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Coogee Sands Hotel & Apartments
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Coogee
Certificate of Excellence
Armidale, Australia
2 reviews
“Best place to stay in Coogee”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Always great to stay here; friendly staff, nice clean, comfortable rooms, and only a few steps to the beach. As an ex Coogee resident, this hotel is great because it is in the best location to enjoy all that Coogee has to offer.

Room Tip: Partial ocean view rooms are lovely & quiet,good position in the hotel & nice view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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coogeesands, General Manager at Coogee Sands Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Dear Louise G,

Thank you very much for writing this review for Coogee sands Hotel & Apartments. We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay and It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback and to serve you as a return guest.

We are delighted to know that you were impressed with our location, service and amenities and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Warm regards,

Tracy Whitelaw
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Visiting with family members this time, they were very impressed with the room, location, and ease of getting around the area, and yet again the team at Coogee Sands were wonderful. Beautiful room overlooking Coogee Beach on top floor. They loved the Sun deck area, and cant wait to visit again.
Word of advice in regards to booking, after speaking with some of the other guests at the Hotel, book direct with the hotel, no complications, and you know what you're getting, re room position etc. much easier.

Room Tip: Ask the Reception team for a quiet room if you are a light sleeper, they are more than happy to acco...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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coogeesands, General Manager at Coogee Sands Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Rosalee_12,

Thank you for your recent feedback and loyal patronage of Coogee Sands Hotel & Apartments.

The location and view at Coogee is quite spectacular and worthy of a return visit. I was thrilled to see that we again provided great service and that everything at the hotel was to your satisfaction. I was delighted to read that your family also enjoyed their time with us.

I look forward to welcome you back to Coogee Sands Hotel & Apartments once more.

Warm regards,

Tracy Whitelaw
General Manager
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Coogee is a couple of bays along from Bondi and this hotel is right at the end of the beach. Our rooms had small self catering facilities, were lovely and clean, big beds good, tv and the wifi is fast. Rooms on 5 floors with a big lift & roof top sun deck with great views. This was a working base for my husband and a holiday for me but there were families on holiday and business people all staying. There is also a brilliant laundry for guests to. The staff are really helpful always with a smile. Location wise it is a the centre, tonnes of restaurants, bars, cafes. No restaurant at the hotel. Dead close to the main bus stops. You can walk around the coast walk to Bondi beach, but Bondi is busy and built up compared to Coogee. Buses into Central Quay Sydney Harbour every few minutes for about £4 takes 20 minutes or less. The firm my husband was visiting booked us this hotel as one of the best in the area and it sure has been a great stay.

Room Tip: We had a Room with sea view balconies at the beach front elevation but it was in the shade from mid...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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coogeesands, General Manager at Coogee Sands Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear Judy W,

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We certainly agree that we have a lot to offer our guests and think that Coogee itself is a fantastic location. We will pass on your comments to our staff as they are sure to appreciate your wonderful feedback!

Looking forward to welcoming you and your husband back to Coogee Sands Hotel & Apartments soon.

Warm Regards,

Tracy Whitelaw
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Just spent the weekend at the sands. Coogee is a great place to hang out during the day and comes to life at night. Easy to travel to the city from Coogee and then you have Bronte and Clovely also close by. Walk to Bondi along the coast and grab fish and chips by the beach. The sands is right next to the beach and is well managed by a friendly team. The sands was clean and provided comfort with a useful Kitchen area in the room. I would stay again. Well priced for the area.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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coogeesands, General Manager at Coogee Sands Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear Johnaallen,

Thank you for your lovely comments! We appreciate all feedback and we especially love to hear when our guests enjoyed their stay so much. Our Studio rooms are very well equipped, particularly if you choose one of our Ocean View rooms which also guarantees you a balcony to sit out on to relax and enjoy the view of the beach.

Looking forward to welcoming you back to Coogee Sands Hotel & Apartments.

Warm regards,

Tracy Whitelaw
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

We stayed for five days in Coogee Sands in an apartment with a sea view - great location - easy access to the city (30 min bus ride) and walks along the coast. The apartment had a small kitchenette - basically a sink, microwave and kitchen bench - so you can't cook but ok for breakfast. Staff were friendly and helpful. The airport is 20 minutes away. There is wifi in the rooms but you have to pay for it.

Room Tip: pay extra for a room with a view on the ocean
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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coogeesands, General Manager at Coogee Sands Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear Gon_11,

Thank you for your lovely feedback.

We agree with you that our Ocean view rooms are beautiful!
Coogee is indeed a fantastic location right on the beach and just a short bus trip into the city centre.
Our staff love hearing about a guests positive reviews so we will be sure to pass yours on to them!

Looking forward to welcoming you back to The Coogee Sands Hotel & Apartments.

Warm regards,

Tracy Whitelaw
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

I stay in Sydney on business every week or so. My usual habit had been to find a city hotel, close to work - not any more! Coogee Sands Hotel is a delightful oasis on the beach and only a 20 min taxi from the city centre.

The rooms are generally excellent - spacious and modern, well finished, well furnished, good shower. They also have mini bar facilities in the room (if you forgot to top up your hip flask or can't be bothered walking the 5mins to the bottle shop on the corner.) One negative - I slept one night (out of 4 stays in total) in a 'king' that was actually 2 singles pushed together - did not like it! Ask for a queen room to be sure.

Service is great. Friendly, professional staff. Special shout out to the always cheerful Justine!

As I mentioned above, the location is great. The Coogee Beach foreshore is stunning and a top place to go for a walk or run. Is there a better way to start the day?

Room Tip: If you want a King ask for a real one - not one comprising 2 singles.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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coogeesands, General Manager at Coogee Sands Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear Andrewbish,

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We certainly agree that we have a lot to offer our guests and think that Coogee itself is a fantastic location.
We will pass on your comments to our staff as they are sure to appreciate your wonderful feedback!

Looking forward to welcoming you back to The Coogee Sands Hotel & Apartments.

Warm regards,

Tracy Whitelaw
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for three nights after a tour of NZ. The hotel is situated on the beach and from this respect is a great location. There are walks Bondi, and along the beach front, which are beautiful. There are several bus stops within a short distance of the hotel. We ventured into Sydney a couple of times, and although it was an easy journey, the bus tickets were quite expensive. ( the tickets were purchased from the newsagents a few doors along from the hotel) The room was small, but clean and was not very well equipped. Having come from NZ, we were used to kitchenettes - with a hob/stove. Our room looked out onto a brick wall, and there was no free WiFi. McDonalds, which is very close by, came in handy! The staff were pleasant and helpful, and the hotel was reasonable, but expensive.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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coogeesands, General Manager at Coogee Sands Hotel & Apartments, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear Hammerboot,

Thank you for your recent feedback,

I was delighted to read that you enjoyed Coogee and it's relaxing atmosphere.

You mention that your room was not well equipped. Although our studio rooms contain kitchenettes (Microwave, Tea and Coffee making facilities, crockery, cutlery, bar fridge and sink), our One Bedroom Apartments are very well equipped, including a full kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer and a balcony to sit out on and relax. Great for your next visit!

I hope to welcome you back to Coogee Sands Hotel & Apartments in the near future.

Warm regards,

Tracy Whitelaw
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Property: Coogee Sands Hotel & Apartments
Address: 161 - 167 Dolphin St, Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales 2034, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Randwick > Coogee > Coogee
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Coogee
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Coogee
#3 Luxury Hotel in Coogee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Coogee Sands Hotel & Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly located just 20 metres from Coogee Beach, Coogee Sands Hotel & Apartments is a 4 star property with a selection of Studio rooms, all with kitchenettes (microwave, sink, crockery, cutlery) and apartment style accommodation. The Hotel offers complimentary undercover parking (subject to availability), wireless internet, 24 hour Reception and a Rooftop Sundeck and BBQ overlooking the ocean for guests to enjoy. Enjoy the vibrant local cafe culture of one of Sydney's most picturesque beaches. ... more   less 
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