Perfectly Located Randwick Accommodation

Located opposite Randwick’s light rail terminal, The Lurline is your gateway to the best of Sydney. The restored Randwick icon is perfectly positioned between Sydney’s city and Coogee Beach.

Whether you’re here for work, pleasure or comfort, our boutique hotel is just minutes from:


For a walking tour around Randwick, please see this video by More Locations on YouTube.

Below: The light rail stop opposite The Lurline.

What You Need To Know About Randwick

While Randwick is an excellent gateway to the best of Sydney, there are some amazing places to eat, drink and enjoy at The Lurline’s doorstep. The Spot is an eclectic mix of old and new, and has seen trendy new places pop up like Maybe Frank and Del Punto – perfect places to eat and drink prior to or after a movie session at the famous Randwick Ritz.

Just a minute’s walk from The Lurline you will find the best coffee in town, 22 Grams, and pub favourite The Cookhouse is located opposite The Lurline and is a perfect spot for a drink or comforting pub meal.

For a sophisticated glass of wine and dinner, hop down the road to Coogee Wine Room, or if you’re after rooftop vibes and a view over the Pacific Ocean, experience the Coogee Pavilion.

The History of Randwick

Randwick is a city extremely rich in history and character. Proclaimed as a Municipality in February 1859, and as a City in 1990, it has a number of significant heritage buildings. Randwick takes its name from the town of Randwick, Gloucestershire, England and the name was suggested by Simeon Pearce (1821–1886) and his brother James. Simeon was born in the English Randwick and the brothers were responsible for the early development of both Randwick and its neighbour, Coogee.
From these 1800s Randwick was divided by inequality. The wealthy lived elegantly in large houses built when Pearce promoted Randwick and Coogee as a fashionable area, like the original buildings of The Lurline – two separate buildings called Hygeia and Corana. Alongside these grand estates were the market gardens, orchards and piggeries that were occupied by working class. Jockeys, stablehands even lived in huts. However, the poorest group in Randwick were the immigrants who lived in an area named Irishtown, and today known as The Spot.
The Lurline has its own place in Randwick’s history, as Randwick’s post office from 1895-1898, and on the 2nd of April 1998 in recognition of the building’s significance, it was placed on the State Heritage Register. For more information on the building, and about us, see our About Us page.

Frequently Asked Questions About Coogee Hotels

Randwick is perfectly positioned between the city and Coogee Beach. The new light rail line, which is located opposite The Lurline, enables travellers to reach UNSW, the Randwick Racecourse, Centennial Park, Entertainment Quarter, Hordern Pavilion, Sydney Cricket Ground and Surry Hills in just a short ride. Then there’s the beautiful Coogee beach, featuring an eclectic mix of boutique cafes, grocery markets, shops, and of course the famous Coogee Pavilion. From there you can walk all the way to Bondi Beach.

Randwick, towards the Spot, is just a few minute drive down the hill to Coogee Beach.

Randwick is a 10 minute drive from the famous Bondi Beach, accessible via car, public transport, or if you feel like exercise, a magnificent 5km walk up the coast.

The Lurline is a 15 minute walk, 5 minute light rail ride or 5 minute drive down the hill to the Randwick racecourse.

The Lurline is a 2 minute walk to the Sydney Children’s & Prince of Wales Hospitals.

Visit 22 grams for the best coffee & brekky in Randwick, The Cookhouse for a delicious drink or meal set in a heritage building, and of course ‘The Spot’ where you’ll find a wonderful mix of cultural food from Del Punto’s tapas, to Blue Monkey Thai and for entertainment you can’t go past the Randwick Ritz who have all the latest movies mixed with cult classics on special screening nights.

The new light rail means Central Station is only a 20 minute tram ride, otherwise it is a 20 minute drive into Central Station. If you feel like exploring all the way to The Rocks & Sydney Opera House, it is a further 5-10 minute trip on the light rail or drive.

Randwick is a wonderful place for families of all ages. With a variety of activities from movies at the Randwick Ritz, to fun and games down at Coogee Beach and the Coogee Pavilion and fantastic places to eat, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Randwick.

Randwick is a 20-25 minute drive from Sydney domestic or international airport. Public transport will take you about 40 minutes via train to green square, then a bus (usually the 370) to near the Spot and boutique hotel, The Lurline.

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Memories are meant to be revisited. We invite you to experience The Lurline and create a piece of history of your own.

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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.