A Short Trip Down The Road

Charming Heritage-Listed Coogee Accommodation

Just a 5 minute drive down the hill, you’ll find the famous Coogee beach in this relaxed coastal suburb. Its broad, sandy beach appeals to both swimmers and beach goers, and the ocean pools cut into the headlands are popular with families.

Situated between the Sydney CBD and iconic Coogee Beach, The Lurline offers the best of both worlds. Beautifully restored, our boutique hotel offers a one-of-a-kind Sydney stay.

Whether you’re in town for a beach holiday or you’re travelling into the city for a business trip, enjoy both at The Lurline, only minutes from Coogee Beach featuring:

  • Coastal Walkway from Bondi Beach to Maroubra Beach
  • Giles Baths
  • Ross Jones Memorial Baths
  • McIver’s Baths
  • Wylie’s Baths
  • Wedding Cake Island
  • Coogee Surf Lifesaving Club
  • Coogee Bay Road with restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and more!

Perfect Holidays at Coogee Beach

A heritage stay at The Lurline is the perfect complement to Coogee Beach. The area has been an Australian vacation destination since the early 1800s.

From its famous coastal walkway to glistening rock pools, it’s a must-do on your visit to Sydney. You’ll find countless restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops along Coogee Bay Road, only a short drive or walk from The Lurline’s Coogee Beach accommodation.

Enjoy a drink and some live music with stunning rooftop views at Coogee Pavilion. Or relax with some classic Aussie fish and chips at The Lure Seafood.

Try a snorkelling adventure with Sydney Underwater Scooter Tours. Go whale watching if you’re staying with us between May and November. Or simply sprawl out with your favourite book on Coogee’s pristine white sand.

Stop off at 22 Grams for a coffee right outside The Lurline before you head to the shore. And cap your Coogee Beach day at The Cookhouse, just opposite us.

Coogee to Bondi Beach Coastal Walk

Venture down to Coogee Beach and experience the Coogee to Bondi coastal walk. As you make your way up the coast, you will find nearby Gordon’s Bay which has brilliant snorkelling trails and rich marine life. This cliff top coastal walk extends all the way to Bondi, for six kilometres in Sydney’s eastern suburbs where you can visit Clovelly Beach, Bronte Beach, Tamarama along the way. The walk features stunning views, beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools.

The History of Coogee Beach

Coogee Beach is one of the oldest beachside towns in Australia. Part of Randwick City Council and only a short way from the Sydney CBD. Coogee was taken from the Aboriginal word “koojah” meaning “smelly place” due to decaying seaweed that was originally found there.

But not anymore!

Coogee became a village in 1838 but transformed into a seaside paradise in 1902 once it connected to the electric tram line leading to and from Sydney. Coogee Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 1907 and became a pioneer Australian lifesaving club.

You’ll find remnants of Coogee’s colourful history along the coastline and beyond, stretching throughout Randwick. The Lurline itself was originally the Randwick Post Office.

Coogee Beach has certainly come a long way from its “smelly” past and remains one of the most popular beaches in Australia.

Frequently Asked Questions About Coogee

Coogee Beach is an eclectic beach town between Bondi Beach and Maroubra Beach. You’ll find countless boutiques, restaurants, bars, and cafes along with famous rock pools and an unbeatable walking trail.

Coogee Beach is around 9.5 kilometres from the Sydney CBD. However, The Lurline is only 8 kilometres away from Sydney’s city centre with Randwick’s light rail terminal across the road giving you easy access to Sydney sightseeing.

Coogee Beach is a quick 5-minute drive down the hill from The Lurline. Or get there in 10 minutes using public transport. You can also walk to Coogee Beach from The Lurline. It takes less than 20 minutes on foot.

The Coastal Walk from Bondi Beach to Maroubra Beach is one of the most iconic walking trails in Australia. Plus, the glorious rock pools are a must-do when visiting Coogee Beach.

Absolutely! There’s something for everyone at Coogee Beach.

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Guest Reviews

Beautifully unexpected boutique hotel, loved it!

What a find! This property is stunning and I definitely didn’t expect how beautiful it was. I stayed in the heritage room which was large in size and had a king bed, en-suite and gorgeous French style doors opening onto a cute verandah. I will definitely stay here again and was disappointed my trip was only for one day!

– Nicole P. G.
A comfortable, friendly and extremely hospitable experience.

Thank you very much to all the staff from Paul and Frank at the front desk, to the wonderful cleaning ladies and gentleman. It was an absolute pleasure staying with you over the last couple of months.

Cleanliness of the rooms was wonderful, along with the shower products in pump packs, the use of the communal kitchen and courtyard an absolute bonus. The kitchen was kept stocked with tea and coffee supplies and meticulously clean each day. I found the staff to always be very friendly and accomodating in every way and took a real pride in their work.

The location of the Lurline with bus and light rail on the doorstep was a bonus. Also access to 22grams for breakfast, the supermarkets, many shops, restaurants and the local Ritz was also fantastic. Will be happy to book my next stay when back in the Eastern suburbs. Congratulations to you all and thank you. Thank you once again and keep doing what you are doing. Couldn’t ask for more attention to detail.

– Paul Rm19
Another fabulous stay at the Lurline

I have stayed at the Lurline twice now and I love it. The Heritage room is a great size and is well appointed. Check-in is easy and quick and the location is perfect for public transport and walking to Coogee Beach.

– Leanne
Boutique hidden away elegance!

Great place for a boutique romantic stay in an elegantly refurbished hotel. Close to all amenities and can walk to the beach, but you’re still close enough to the city. Friendly staff and hotel has all necessary amenities and beautiful high value toiletries stood out.

– LaLa


On arrival you are met by an experienced person who is warm and friendly. The rooms are well maintained and certainly spotless! My reason for staying at the Lurline is that it is only minutes to the shops, restaurants, Children’s hospital and the Light Rail network that takes less than half an hour to get into the centre of Sydney.

– Laurie H.
Great place to stay

We’re very impressed with the look (both interior and exterior). It’s very neat and well-presented. The location is just perfect–close to Sydney CBD, Bondi Beach and just walking distance to Coogee Beach.

– Mary G.

Short & Sweet

Comfortable bed, clean and spacious, good size bathroom too.

– Nikki A.

Excellent Hotel

I had the opportunity to stay at the Lurline Hotel Randwick for 3 nights recently , Would thoroughly recommend this hotel, staff very helpful, beautiful rooms, location to shops and transport excellent. Everything you need at your fingertips.

– Jenni

Top Spot In Randwick

Great spot to stay. Close to the light rail is fantastic. Clean rooms, lovely courtyard, great price and friendly staff. The kitchen was a bonus. Thanks

– Jeanine
Great Stay In Randwick

Excellent amenities, great location and staff with extremely high standard of cleanliness. Great transport links, shops and restaurants.

– Paul L
Character hotel

Loved the character of this hotel. Great location, staff were very friendly and great value for money. Will definitely stay here again as it exceeded my expectations

– Ally
Exactly what we expected …perfect

Very welcoming and helpful…special thanks to Paul who is perfect in his position. Always clean in all areas of the Lurline. Have stayed before and look forward to visiting again.

– Ann C.
Accommodating and Comfortable

The hotel is beautiful with old world charm touches but modern amenities to use. If we were short of anything or anything needed to be looked at, the staff were onto it the same day! This was an emotional trip for us but the staff went above and beyond to make sure we were ok. The noise from the city was hardly noticeable and parking was easy to find close to the hotel!


Great stay, very comfortable too many close to shops and transport. Reception were super helpful and friendly. Thanks!

– James

Stylish and very comfortable accommodation

We had a great experience staying at the Lurline in Randwick. It was stylish, comfortable and very convenient as in location and parking. The service and communication from staff was very friendly and helpful.

– Sally O.