For almost 150 years, Coogee Bay Hotel has hugged the stunning coastline of Coogee Beach. As a bustling seaside village grew up around us over the decades, locals made this place the heart of their community. We’ve grown along with Coogee, from a neighbourhood pub to a thriving hub of food, drink, accommodation, sport, entertainment and shopping, around an outdoor beachside oasis. But we’ve never lost our neighbourhood spirit. Just like friendly Coogee, we’re a village, and a home for everyone who joins us, no matter how long they stay.
There’s always been a playground in these heritage buildings. Coogee Bay Hotel was a school in the 1860s, before conversion to a hotel in 1873. Its airy spaces encircling a sundrenched garden proved perfect as a beach retreat in the 1920s, when Coogee was known as ‘Australia’s most beautiful seaside resort.’ The hotel became a community cornerstone as Coogee’s beachside village grew around it. Now owned by family-run C!NC, Coogee Bay Hotel is all grown up too. But this grand dame is forever young. Where children first played, laughter and friendship still reign.
In our central Garden you’re surrounded on all sides by Coogee Bay Hotel’s spaces to eat, drink, play, shop and stay. We’re less a pub and more a village, with every doorway leading to a different destination: our flagship restaurant Marrah, legendary concert venue SELINA’S, Sports Bar, two stunningly renovated hotels, premium conference facilities and the Coogee Bay Barrel independent liquor store. The final piece in the jigsaw: the golden sands of Coogee beach, our beautiful front yard.
Since 1873, we’ve been a beloved gathering place for locals. But Coogee Bay Hotel’s community spirit extends far beyond our doors. We put our money, muscle and minds into helping our neighbourhood through partnerships with local sports clubs and community initiatives, and fundraising events for neighbouring charities. We’ve supported Sydney Children’s Hospital for 25 years, raising over $2.7 million so far. We’re local to the core, with a heart as big as those blue Coogee skies.