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The Blenheim Randwick

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I only stayed for one night, and it was fine. The location is perfect. Bit problem with parking around, but you can find some. Rooms are clean and nice. All what you need for short stay. Communication perfect.

Stayed work a week for work. This would be one of the smallest rooms I have ever had in Australia. The bathroom was so small that you literally could sit on the toilet and wash your hands and have your feet in the shower. The room barely fit a double bed, small desk and tiny cupboard. Internet was non-existent, do not waste your time trying to connect. It was rubbish. The lift worked, but I didn't waste time and used the stairs. Checkin was easy.If you're not looking you will miss the entrance, it's on the other side of the building. I walked past about 3 times. look for the Sydney Lodges sign on the building. Rooms were clean enough, bathrooms need work to get them up to scratch. The worst part about the room is that the bathrooms do not have light switches, just a sensor light that you have no control over. Horrible in the middle of the night!

The location itself was very convenient for my needs for the 2 weeks necessary, and the shower, while small, was very good. The room though, was small, as was the balcony (south facing with road construction work some nights until 3am). There was excrement on the bathroom wall on arrival, and the wi-fi was so bad as to be non-existent. The freezer in the fridge did not work, and there was no fridge at all in the communal kitchen. The promised upgrade was not forthcoming, and even a move to a quieter room could only be provided the next week. I cancelled my following 2 weeks there and would not recommend it to anyone, despite the low tariffs and central location.

Location was perfect for my needs, and walking to UNSW was quick and easy. The room was very small, but AC worked which was nice. Lots of roadworks going on which was quite noisy in the mornings. Rooms are quite old and a little grubby but if you're just looking for somewhere to sleep while you do your thing during the day it's fine. Close walk to supermarkets, restaurants and buses. WiFi was very unreliable, and made it almost impossible to work from the room.

This is a very basic but adequate hotel for around $100 per night. It is on the airport side of the city, so taxi fare is not too bad. The entrance is actually on High St which is a bit confusing and the spartan reception is not open after 6 or before 9. A bit inconvenient. Right opposite the Children's hospital, a stone's throw from UNSW campus and within a block of the main shopping and restaurant street, the location is perfect if you have business in the area. Room was clean and adequate, with a very cramped bathroom. More attention could be paid to curtains, as it was impossible to make the room dark at night, until I discovered the cunningly hidden away pull down blinds. There was no information sheet or booklet available in the room. The tiles in front of the lift were extremely slippery after rain...bit of a hazard in my view.

Reception closes at 6 pm. I had to ring (using my home country cellphone -- very expensive) to get key pickup info. My bad for not noticing this earlier though -- it was buried in the hotel description. Went to the room -- there was a tiny sliver of toilet paper and no spare. Another expensive call. Manager apologised, said I could use my key card to get toilet paper from the kitchen. Nope. I tried both kitchen doors many times and it never worked. Next day I found other guests complaining their key cards didn't work either. So no toilet paper and no internet code (they forgot to include it with my keycards). There were some pluses -- a comfortable bed, a heat pump, balcony (although the door to mine had been left open a crack so my room had some insects). Storage in the cupboards. Good location. Nice workers. GREAT shower. But, the desk was not clean. Internet was very unreliable (although they say they are upgrading it). And here is the real problem: There is no light in the bathroom. Instead, a motion detector senses movement and turns on EXTREMELY bright (like airport runway strength) lights and a very loud fan. And it all stays on for at least five minutes after you leave the bathroom. If you get up in the middle of the night to use the toilet, this is a disaster -- it will totally wake you up, and wake up your partner (the light and noise carry into the bedroom). Being jetlagged, I got up about 6 times the first night. I asked them to disconnect, said I had never seen anything like it, and the desk clerk (nice guy otherwise) said it couldn't happen.

The positives first. It was a ten minute walk from the place of work. If visiting sick relatives the hospital couldn't get any closer. The negatives. Hard to locate hotel in street ( No real signage ) No one at reception had to make a call to find the keys kept in a box on the wall. Very small bedroom/living area and quite grubby. A/c not working. Fridge was smelling after not being cleaned for a good while and had no way of holding a bottle of milk upright. Bathroom was full of little black flies and a number of cockroaches. Bedroom filled with mozzies overnight after having a window open because the a/c wasn't working. Local area didn't have a lot open after 7pm and felt quite rundown. So as you can probably guess. I would never want to stay in this place again. EVER!!!!

The room was small but clean, bed was comfortable and the bathroom clean. No problem with the service. Pre-arranged a car park and got one. Central to Randwick so food and shops are a short walk away. They advertised Foxtel but don’t appear to have it. There’s a communal kitchen and pay laundry and they are clean. I didn’t like that there was no warning about roadworks day and night immediately outside.

Ideal for what I wanted, clean, good bathroom, fabulous bed and comforable pillows, great balcony and good service overall. Easy for work I needed to do, and great for quick meals and access to transport.

I needed a comfortable, clean, no-fuss, economical place to stay - handy to the UNSW campus where I was involved with a 2 day conference. The Blenheim ticked all boxes. It was also closer than I expected to the retail and dining facilities of Randwick.

26 Blenheim Street Randwick NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Sydney Eastern Suburbs, The Blenheim Randwick is adjacent to Sydney Children's Hospital and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Prince of Wales Hospital and Community Health Service. This 18-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like refrigerators, electric kettles, and TVs. University of New South Wales and Royal Randwick Racecourse are also nearby.


Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


All 18 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, electric kettles, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests of The Blenheim Randwick enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, microwave in a common area, and refrigerator in a common area. Self parking is available for AUD 25 per night. Helpful staff can provide tour or ticket assistance and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and laundry facilities.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

52.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 194 reviews