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Triangle, Nc
Reviewed 31 March 2015

This establishment closes up at night, is dark (only one dim bulb inside and no lights outside), is reached only by a walkway from an alley past trash cans, has no staff on site after 7 p.m. (and may not have staff on site ever), makes no provisions for assistance (or for emergencies), and offers no parking. It is surrounded...

1Thank LooseKnees
sydney_lodges, Manager at Avoca Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We advertise that our reception hours are 8am to 7pm daily. Also on each booking there is a note asking you to contact the lodge if you are arriving after 7pm for instructions for key collection. There are 24hour contactable emergency phone numbers on the outside door and the reception door. The lighting is bright...

United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2015

Horrible dirty hotel, scandalous staff! There is a elderly European receptionist refered as susi with highlighted hair wearing shorts and t shirts with very rude behavior. I believe she was drunk, at least I could smell strong alcohol when she spoke to me with her heavy accent. The room is very smelly with cigarette smoke. There is no wifi. The...

3Thank teresa b
sydney_lodges, Manager at Avoca Lodge, responded to this review

This is a disappointing review from a guest who booked a non-refundable room and tried unsuccessfully to cancel and be refunded prior to arrival. It will alert others to select a suitable cancellation policy when they book accommodation and honor that choice with some dignity.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2015

Perfect location which suited my purpose of staying one night to be close to my family who were residing in Coogee. It was a single room with a shower and cupboards, very basic accommodation but clean and the receptionist most helpful and friendly. She provided me with towels and allowed me to stay on the ground floor because my case...

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Very disappointing. We would not recommend this dive to anyone. We arrived after a 3 hour drive out of state to discovered there was no parking (the website states there is parking available). The parking options are 3 hour on the road or $25 a day at the hospital. Not convenient for my ill aunty who is going back and...

2Thank Amanda D
Reviewed 14 December 2014

I went to Prince of Wales hospital for a kidney trans plant my wife booked a room at Avoka lodge for 7 days, but my trans plant was stopped because the kidney was compromised , my wife called to say my opp had been cancelled only 2 hours after she booked the room, and was told too bad they would...

4Thank John N
sydney_lodges, Manager at Avoca Lodge, responded to this review

We offer a selection of rates and cancellation policies to suit a variety of needs. Guests are generally unhappy when they have agreed to the least expensive rate with a no refund policy and then need to cancel for whatever reason. The lodge is near five major hospitals and medical arrangement changes are frequent and do not negate the cancellation...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 December 2014

Stayed one night as attended a function at a nearby hotel. Arrived 2:30pm and found reception desk unattended but a pile of envelopes left on the counter with guest names with keys enclosed. Found our key and went to our room. All clean but basic. No tissues, no hair dryer, no iron in room. As room faced road there was...

Thank Rob W
Reviewed 23 November 2014

Very clean & tidy room, will be staying again, nice walk to eateries, staff very helpful, informative booklet in room, nice showers & overall a very nice area, nice area to have a stroll around and look at the architecture of Randwick

2Thank hogboy64
Reviewed 17 November 2014

If you are happy with the absolute lowest price and no amenities then this is for you. You can hear your neighbors and smell their cooking in the kitchenette but for the price you should not be expecting the Taj Mahal. This is a budget hotel, plain and simple. If all you do in your room is sleep then this...

Thank imatravelor
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

I stayed here with two friends for one night, just as a place to stay while we went out and did other things. We all shared a room that had one double bed and two singles. The room was very basic, though spacious and clean. Much less shabby than other budget places I've stayed in. The bathroom was also basic,...

1Thank sierrana7
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 September 2014

Have never seen a worker no one cleaned our room eg came n got our used towels have to wash your own dishes never topped up tea/coffee. No free wifi like it stated there is. I understand its budget but come on atleast come and make the beds and pick up dirty towels.

1Thank sarah32_13
sydney_lodges, Manager at Avoca Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Our reception hrs are from 8am to 4:30 pm daily. If for any reason reception is temporarily closed there is a contact telephone number at reception for assistance. We advertise on our website that our rooms at Avoca Lodge are serviced weekly and I am sorry if you missed this. We would have been happy...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 

Additional Information about Avoca Lodge

Address: 235 Avoca St, Randwick, New South Wales 2031, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Randwick
Price Range: €80 - €107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Avoca Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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“rooms with attached bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles , 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We were on the bottom floor, closest to the front door, it's an absolute stunner of a room! I think the whole bottom floor is nice.”
 of 5 bubbles tegant2013, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I was in room 101 that was very convenient & easy for me.”
 of 5 bubbles 224rajs, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Please ask a room in 1st Floor”
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“None- very depressing. Asked for better room but was none.”
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