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“Unusual but nice”
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Dive Hotel
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Coogee
Certificate of Excellence
Canberra, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Unusual but nice”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

We stayed two nights at the end of Autumn. The Dive Hotel is perfectly positioned opposite Sydney's premier beach and in easy walking distance of other famous foreshore amenities around Coogee. The room was extremely comfortable, and well thought out. Breakfast with other guests and the owner's pets was so relaxed. The decor was impressive yet cosy, and our hosts were friendly and helpful in the extreme. A totally enjoyable expereince.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

I love the TA reviewer who said Dont Stay If You Dont Get It. That sums it up. It's an older building, cosy, clean, huge rooms, two dogs and a cat. Loved my stay, loved Coogee and will definitely return.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Stayed two nights last week in ground floor ocean front room and loved it. High ceilings, huge room and great view of the beach.

Bob ( the cat ) along with his staff are very able and contribute to the relaxed vibe. Simple but delightful continental breakfast around the shared indoor or courtyard table with like minded people.

The place is a much nicer alternative to normal 4, 5 star hotel offerings but there is no doubting that many people would prefer the newer hotel formula rather than the charms of this older style property.

If you love the name, still get a laugh watching The Castle then this is the place.

Room Tip: Go for room 1 the ground floor ocean front room or there is a similar room with bath on the upper fl...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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USA
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Had a great stay at this place. Rooms were clean, large and well kept. Breakfast area was comfortable and the back porch is a nice place for some quiet time. And the view out the front is exceptional. Plenty of places nearby for food and drink. I wish I could find more places to stay as nice as the Dive Hotel.

Room Tip: I am rating the fitness center they had a relationship with a few blocks away. All good there too.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Sydney
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

I stayed with my partner in early April and had a lovely stay, I work in the industry & really appreciated the originality of the room and hotel, opposite the beautiful ocean, and the owners and staff were very friendly. A quirky boutique property, clean and friendly. Love the name, would definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gold coast
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43 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2013

This is the first review that I was stumped on the rating.
Pros of the hotel
1. Great position just across the road from beautiful congee beach, restaurants and shops.
2. Friendly helpful staff.
3. Free Internet.
4. Our room 5 was a good size, comfortable bed, quirky furniture.
5. Breakfast included help yourself basic but nice, with lovely communal room and back patio with nice garden.
6. No water savers on shower head.
Cons.
1. If expecting modern, fresh decor don't book, if like the vintage, old look it's fine.
2. TV old and smallish
3.bathroom clean but very pokey.the toilet was stuck in corner with little room to sit.

Loved the fact that the owners had their much loved dogs and a tabby living in the hotel with them.
The hotel had a very laid back relaxed atmosphere that blends very well with the beachy feel of coogee.
Definitely for us would stay again, but can see how for some this hotel would not appeal at all.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Galway, Ireland
1 review
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

comfortable clean small room,young girl on reception was helpful as I checked in, but stairs difficult to manage with luggage.Quiet hotel in a fantastic location,but reception area could do with a revamp.Would stay again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Dive Hotel

Property: Dive Hotel
Address: 234 Arden St, Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales 2034, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Randwick > Coogee > Coogee
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Coogee
#4 Luxury Hotel in Coogee
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Coogee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dive Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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