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Dive Hotel
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Coogee
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 December 2013

Scandinavian chic, with a communal area for eating breakfast that's well equipped with espresso machines and french presses. Bright and cheery as the natural light streams in, and feels like home away from home. If you're a dog lover, you're in for a real treat - they have two gorgeous dogs that are suckers for cuddles. Clean and crisp, with the sea breeze wafting in now and then - unlike some hotels that have this musky and mouldy smell due to the carpeting and try to pass it off as a "vintage" smell. Would love to come back here again!

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

My husband & I stayed at this hotel recently. The welcome was amazing nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff or owners. Breakfast was wonderful everyone sat around the breakfast table talking to each other discussing their own travel plans, such a friendly bunch of people. Our room was lovely and clean with very comfortable beds, can't wait to visit again in January.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

I found it difficult to rate this hotel as I found it to be more in the style of a bed and breakfast. So, as a B &B I would rate it as excellent but as a hotel rate it as average due to the fact it was quite expensive, had very small rooms and the dining room was more like one would expect in a B & B.
The host and staff were friendly and helpful; rooms were clean and well furnished. The included continental breakfast was excellent.
We won't be returning as we are not lovers of B & B's but if we were, we would be back in a flash!

Room Tip: Rooms upstairs are offer more light and quieter.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Judith S
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Stayed there for 4 nights after a cruise in Sydney. Across the street fr the beach, walking distance to main strip with lots of cafes/restuarants etc. Friendly helpful staff and the place is unique-help-yourself-breakfast, inside & patio sitting, can do your own laundry (with a charge). Only issue is it's a bit noisy as it's a very old building, converted to a small hotel. Room is big but bathroom is small though sufficient.

Room Tip: stay upstairs so there is no noise from above. There is only 16 rooms in this hotel, I think.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank alcathy
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

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.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank murdo428
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

We absolutely LOVED it here. The room, the hosts and staff, including 4-legged, and the location were all great! Our favorite restaurants were Ceviche (and yes, the ceviche is good) and Black Pony (all pasta is home-made, yum!). There's a fairly-priced wine shop right next door. What's not to love! The chaise in our room and the balcony were both a perfect spot to just stare out at the ocean or the park for people-watching. We loved Coogee...perfect for couples or families. The breakfast is very nice and is open until Noon I think which is very generous and lets you take your time planning your day or going for a walk on the beach first. Mercedez, Terry, Sandra, David, George, Lucas, and Bob - thank you all for a wonderful stay!!!

Room Tip: The full Ocean View room (ours was Room #1) was definitely worth paying a little extra for...floor t...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Kristi S
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

If you're looking for a place to stay that's close to the beach, this is definitely a winner.

The staff are really very welcoming and friendly. The hotel is very clean and well maintained. Very cozy and is conveniently located near the beach.

With the hotel pets to welcome you as well, making you feel at home is not a problem.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Dive Hotel

Address: 234 Arden St, Coogee, Randwick, New South Wales 2034, Australia
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Region: 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: £114 - £208 (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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