Based on various TA reviews, we booked in here for three nights and left after one. That's the major problem with independent reviews, are they bonafide or not?
The pictures on the 'Dive's' web site present a lovely image of what to expect where as in reality, we find it bears no resemblance. I wonder if Austrailian Advertising Standards would be interested in this?
The room was dark, dingy and the bathroom introduced you to new positions on how to sit on a toilet pan!! No joke. The noise from the communal area where guests are able to 'byob' was unbearable but obviously encouraged and whilst we realised no sea view was available, little did I realise " no see view at all at all" but brick wall some 2-3 feet away. The plumbing banged and clattered away when in use.
I know what to expect from a low to mediocre hotel but I'm sorry to admit that the Dive is nothing else than a Bed & Breakfast, and a low rated one at that!
In their favour, they reimbursed our remaining two nights and their free wifi was very much appreciated but I'm sorry to say, never ever again. I seriously question the validity of the comments that have been attributed to this establishment.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Dive Hotel Coogee