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“Great location - Home away from home”
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Dive Hotel
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Coogee
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Reviewed October 7, 2010

The Dive Hotel is located right on the beach at Coogee - perfect for Summer. Close to some great places to eat and easy access to public transport. We found it a great place to get away and enjoy the beachy side of Sydney. Great breakfast included and staff were very friendly. Try to choose a room with a view as our that was looking to a wall didn't provide much natural light.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 27, 2010

We enjoyed absolutely everything about this hotel, which is right across from Coogee Beach. The staff were very friendly and hosted in a very informal, laid-back way. There were lots of nice, little features -- the continental breakfast was excellent; lots of tourist materials were made available; free Internet access; big beach towels supplied; the place even came with a big, friendly dog (George). Our room and bathroom were very large and comfortable. It practically felt like home.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 14, 2010

I found the Dive Hotel through tripadvisor - I was looking for somewhere special, a boutique getaway to treat an old friend on the last night of his three month journey away. We turned up far too early to check in but were told our room was ready and that we could have it right away. The room was cool and quiet, despite the hotel being on the main street. We had no plans to leave Coogee so the location was great for the beach and for Coogee Bay Road with all its cafes and restaurants. Breakfast had a family feel to it the next morning: just help yourself and take your time. None of the stuffiness you often get in standard 5 star places. I sat under the banana palms in the back garden for about three hours, flicking through back issues of design mags from all over the world and eating the most delicious bread with fresh brewed tea. I would go back in a heartbeat - well worth every penny.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Bethany_London
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Reviewed March 3, 2010

I stayed at the Dive Hotel for two days as I got acclimated to Australia and the multi-hour time change that comes along with the flight. The hotel's location is superb: it is right by the beach and is a five minute walk from anywhere you would want to go while in Coogee. I had an ocean front room and a small balcony that overlooked the beach. The staff was very friendly throughout the stay; I was offered breakfast when I arrived before check-in. Other benefits include free use of beach towels, complimentary breakfast buffet, and a very clean, spacious room. Overall this was a positive experience and I would absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 10, 2010

During our first trip to Sydney for a wedding, we were recommended to the Dive hotel by our hosts. We were not disappointed. This is a unique property, and I found it to be more like a bed and breakfast. Staff was very helpful and service very personalized. Help was always available when we needed it. (How can you not love a place with "hotel pets?")

Being a unique property, the rooms all vary in size, and are priced accordingly. Only four rooms have a view. Ours did not, but we were not concerned with this. It was quiet, secure, and proximity to beach, restaurants and shopping was great. Internet connected computer on the first floor made it easy to check bus schedules or other activities. Wireless was available. We will definitely return and would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank gabdad
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Reviewed January 7, 2010

Had a great stay at this little,very friendly hotel.Its in fantastic spot.Yes the rooms are small,but why would you live in the hotel when the beach is across the road?As for there being no lift...the hotel is only 2 stories high.I f you like staying in hotels with a massive entrace,lots of marble,a bus boy,valet parking...then dont stay here,but if you want to feel like you staying at a friends house,including there dog and cat coming to you for a pat,then this is a the place to be.Il be staying here again.No questions asked.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 1, 2010

I had read great reviews about the hotel and it was charming but the room was very very small ("I'm talking almost impossible for two people to move small"). We stayed for 3 nights during a longer visit to Australia in December. When we returned to Coogee after having travelled along the east coast we stayed at Medina Executive on Coogee Bay road. You get better rooms (and bigger!) and of better standard there compared to Dive hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Sandra_Gallacher
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Additional Information about 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 On the Beach Hotel in Coogee
#4 Luxury Hotel in Coogee
Price Range: $155 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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