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The Blenheim Randwick

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

2 nights in Randwick over a long weekend. The Blenheim was convenient to my destination. Parking is not available, take that on the chin, but is available near by. The receptiln was, courteous and helpful. The room is small but clean, well appointed and comfortable.

The hotel information says it has parking, yea sure. 4 parking spaces for 18 units!! Bloke in reception not helpful at all. Had to park in the parking at the Children's Hospital. Room too small and doors are that basted heavy you had to use all your strength and body weight to open them. Wardrobe hangers were above our heads so couldn't get them down to use. Only had hot water. What's wrong with that you ask? There was not a drop of cold water so you boiled yourself in the shower. Literally!! Would not bother staying here again nor would I recommend anyone else to put themselves through such a hideous place to stay.

Great hotel, clean, tidy and centrally located. We stayed here as we had an early appointment for my daughter at the childrens hospital. We arrived after reception had closed as we had a 3 hour drive to get here. Reception were helpful and friendly. Would stay here again.

They advertise foxtel which they told us they haven't actually had for a few years. They advertise a "guest's kitchen" which they do have but the cooktop didn't work and the toaster broke down months ago and they didn't replace it because the owner doesn't want to spend any money on the place. The lift didn't work on the first day but was fixed by that night and then promptly went off again by the next morning and we had to walk to the top floor. They do have a laundry but you have to pay to use it. My experience was totally bad. The only good thing was that I booked in and paid for 3 nights but received a refund for the last night. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. I enquired about the free wi-fi and was told it doesn't always work.

If you are driving to this property DONT book it is a nightmare, the entrance to the property is in High Street which is having major roadworks done. If you think you will get a car space to park forget it, they only have four and they keep the gate locked. Parking in the streets around the area is impossible as it opposite the Prince of Wales hospital!! Anyway most streets have parking meters. We found it impossible to park and cancelled accommodation which cost us!!!!

Having paid $200 for the night, I was very disappointed by the whole experience. It was like a bad motel. The room was small and basic. The shower flooded the bathroom. There was mould growing in the grout in the bathroom. There was a lot of street noise. There was no ironing board in the room (one is available in a shared laundry area). Next time, I will definitely stay at Coogee.

Worst hotel i have ever been too i will never be staying there again definately is not a 4 star hotel thats for sure and definately not really accomodating for disabled people was supposed to be a relaxing night away but turned into a night from hell for me.

I can honestly say that this would have to be the worst accommodation I have stayed in ever! From the time we arrived the first morning with the icy reception we got until the time we checked out was well below par and totally unacceptable. We booked 2 twin rooms with the understanding we were getting 2 rooms with 2 single beds in them. Upon check in we were told that we had been allocated 2 rooms with 1 King beds in each. When we argued that's not we booked, the receptionist tried to deny that was in the booking and that it was too bad and there was nothing she could do about it. Once we showed her our booking confirmation and we insisted on getting rooms with twin beds in them it took over 45 minutes to get our rooms sorted. That's not including the time in which we were locked out of the reception area when her and the manager were having a massive argument inside the office in full view of everyone. To make matters worse though, we had nowhere to sit and wait and were forced to stand on this small verandah while a massive storm hit and there was torrential rain. We eventually got a half hearted apology and they offered us vouchers for breakfast the next morning and promised us a discount on the room which would be refunded into our bank account and you guessed it...we're still waiting for that refund and the manager won't return my phone calls. The rooms are like prison cells with the bathroom measuring approximately 1.2m by 1.8m and there was mould in there.t The room was tiny as well and you guessed it...the TV was tiny as well. To be honest I would rather sleep in the gutter. DONT stay here.

This is one of the worst hotels I have stayed in on this trip. We booked in September and had issues changing our booking a week later due to a concert date change. We also booked a car space as we found out a booking was needed as there was only 4-car park spaces. We rang a month before arrival to confirm everything. No car space had been reserved and we were told to ring the night before arrival to reserve a space. Rang the night before and left a message. Had no return call. On arrival was told no car space was available and that's why the call wasn't returned. Was told to park at hospital which would cost $28 per day. Thanks to another guest he surrendered one of the two parking spaces he had. Room was pokey. The bathroom tiles had mould in the grout & the bathroom flooded when showering. You had to sit sideways on the toilet. The door to the patio door squeaked so loudly I didn't venture out there again so not to wake the neighbours. The lift didn't work and we had to make several trips to carry our luggage up five flights of stairs as we were staying for 2-nights. Never was offered assistance and we are a couple in our 50's. This was a weekday stay and the lifts weren't fix while we were there. There is no key return box for those wanting leave early. Had to ring the manager on the emergency line and only one of the phone intercoms on the property worked. Had to post the keys and gate remote in the letter box. Sorry but I would not recommend this property.

Very central hotel, located perfectly to UNSW where i was attending a conference. Rooms are a little small and maybe a struggle for a long stay with two people. But as i was by myself and staying for only 3 nights hotel was perfect. Would have given 4stars however limited reception hours made it difficult to find out information after returning from conference.

26 Blenheim Street Randwick NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Laundry facilities

Within a short walk of University of New South Wales, The Blenheim Randwick is within a mile (2 km) of Royal Randwick Racecourse. This 18-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like balconies, iPod docks, and refrigerators. Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach are also near this Randwick hotel.


All 18 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies or patios, iPod docks, and refrigerators. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, phones, and desks.

Property features

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

Room options

King Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

One Bedroom Apartment

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

52% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 181 reviews