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“Good location, generally a good place to stay”
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Avoca Lodge
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Good location, generally a good place to stay”
Reviewed November 19, 2011

The Randwick Lodges are great places to stay, are normally affordable and generally pleasant places to stay. I recently stayed one night at Avoca Lodge, where I have stayed before and had no complaints. This occasion however I did not appreciate the $133 charge for one night's stay for a double room with no digital nor Foxtel television, and a shower that requires fixing, with broken windows. I would have had a better shower under a hose. Please, if you advertise certain amenities for certain rooms please charge accordingly. Perhaps it would be advisable to update all the rooms to the same level or at least have some of them at more of a 'budget' price. Also, I received the Facebook email prior to checking in to like Sydney Lodges on Facebook and receive a late check in, this did not happen. And are the Guests with Benefits cards still in use, or is it pointless me retaining this? I will give the benefit of the doubt and will stay again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed November 13, 2011

Avoca Lodge was in the perfect location for the wedding i had travelled interstate to attend. I had advised when booking that I would like a room at midday (to get ready for the wedding). Upon arrival found no room available before 1.00pm. Finally got in to find large room with stained carpets, windows that couldn't be locked, no hairdryer (luckily found that before I wet my hair) and no milk with the tea and coffee facilities. On the upside, bed was comfortable and the sheets were clean. Received an email day before trip to offer a late checkout if I "liked" Avoca on facebook. Did this and the lady at reception had no idea what I was talking about. Finally after some persuasion, got an 11.30am checkout. I would probably try somewhere else if in Sydney again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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north nowra
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Reviewed October 18, 2011

We took our four year old to randwick childrens hospital. We stayed in the room with a double and two single beds. Satisfied for our over night trip. Bathroom is huge. I would stay again. My parents and grandparents have also stayed before too.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 18, 2011

The only thing I could complain about is the old CRT TV with no digital tv. Everything else was very good. I have used this place a few times while visiting the children's hospital and would say it's the pick of the lodges in Randwick.

  • Stayed October 2011
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NSW
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Reviewed October 10, 2011

Sorry guys, but this is not a nice place. I totally agree with other comments, dirty carpets, smelly hallways and rooms which feel like they need a once over with industrial disinfection. The obvious drug addict trying to check-in before we did should have been the give away, mental note! We paid $150.00 for the larger room with a double bed and two singles, the room just felt dirty from top to bottom, do yourself a favour and keep looking.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed September 4, 2011

Room carpets are dirty. Internet speed is frustrating. Room service only once a week. Reception is un attended so you spent money to call the duty manager or reception

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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paris
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2011

this hotel is the worst hotel i have ever did..
we can not say it is an "hotel"... it is more "student room".
indeed it is very close to sydney hospital and unsw, but that 's it.
the room was very very small, one bedroom, one table, one big tv on it, almost no place left on the table to put a laptop.i was located on the ground level, close to the entrance.
the sound isolation is awefull, you can hear everything from outside.
during the night the front door is closed, and people can arrive at any hour, and spend their time to knock on the door to have it open....just imagine when you try to sleep..!!
there is no room service. they never change your towels, or bed sheets...
the floor is very dirty with an ugly carpet not very clean..
i also request to have internet... never think using it to download any webpage with it.. it was so slow, impossible to check emails or nothing else....
of course the price was cheap.. but that is it...

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Avoca Lodge
Address: 235 Avoca St, Randwick, New South Wales 2031, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Randwick
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Randwick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Avoca Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience Sydney like a local at Avoca Lodge, a boutique lodge close to Coogee Beach in Sydney, Australia. With public transport close by, it’s just 20 minutes by bus to get to the exciting Sydney CBD and stunning Sydney Harbour. Coogee Beach is a 10 minute walk from the lodge. Avoca Lodge is situated just metres from the Prince of Wales Hospital and UNSW Kensington campus. The lodge also offers comforts such as wireless internet access, televisions and en-suites in every room. Spend the day at the beach, shop in the city or try some of the amazing food in and around the local streets of eastern Sydney. Avoca Lodge is a great place to stay to experience the real Sydney on a budget. ... more   less 
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