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 Randwick

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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