Explore Sydney Eastern Suburbs

FABULOUS EASTERN SUBURBS LOCATION

Waldorf Randwick Serviced Apartments is located at Pharlap Gardens across the road from the Royal Randwick Racecourse.  Centrally located within the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney provides easy access and close proximity to numerous attractions and leisure locations, such as Centennial Park (185 hectare of parkland) with its cycle, rollerblading tracks, equestrian trials, picnic and barbeque areas.  

Within 5 minutes drive is the Entertainment Quarter offering a range of entertainment and dining options along with the Horden Pavilion, popular for many concerts and events. Sporting facilities such as the Sydney Football Stadium, Randwick District Cricket Club, Randwick Rugby Union Clubs as well as the famous golf courses, The Australian, The Coast, St Michael's, New South Wales and Randwick golf courses all within easy walking or driving distance.

Neighbouring suburbs of Coogee, Kingsford, Bondi Junction, and Paddington with their restaurants, numerous cafes and shopping centres are all within close proximity to Waldorf Randwick along with the white sand surfing beaches of Coogee, Bondi, Maroubra, Tamara and Bronte.

Close to the University of New South Wales, The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), adjoined TAFE NSW Randwick Campus and within easy walking of Sydney best schools.

Public transport is right at our doorstop offering easy access to Eastern Suburbs and Sydney Central Business District and Waldorf Randwick is only 7.5km from Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport. 

You are in the centre of it all!

  • Waldorf Randwick Serviced Apartments is located at Pharlap Gardens in Randwick, directly across from one of Australia’s premier racecourses – the Royal Randwick Racecourse.
  • Location
  • Royal Randwick Racecourse – 750m, approx. 9mins walk Sydney Cricket Ground – 2.2km, approx. 5 minutes Sydney Airport – 7km, approx. 13 minutes
  • University of New South Wales – 2km, approx. 4 minutes Bondi Junction – 3.3km, approx. 9 minutes
  • Bondi Beach – 6km, approx. 12 minutes
  • Sydney Children’s Hospital – 1.8km, approx. 6 minutes Prince of Wales Hospital – 2.2km, approx. 5 minutes
  • Our property is superbly located for both the business traveller requiring well appointed corporate accommodation and the leisure traveller looking for holiday accommodation.
  • Centennial Park
  • Moore Park
  • Randwick Barracks
  • Sydney Football Stadium The Entertainment Quarter Hordern Pavilion Australian Technology Park
  • The Grounds of Alexandria Coogee Beach
  • Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk The Australian Golf Club
  • The Lakes Golf Club West eld Bondi Junction Restaurants and cafes

Our accommodation is nearby: 

Plan your itinerary with these useful ideas…  

Royal Randwick Racecourse - Royal Randwick is the jewel in the crown of Sydney racing. A compelling theatre of sport, culture, fashion and cuisine, racing’s premier playground will entertain you with the extraordinary. Royal Randwick is where the ‘Sport of Kings’ is celebrated all year round particularly coming to life during The Spring and Sydney Carnivals.Royal Randwick is the proud home to the world’s richest 2000m turf race, the $4 million Group 1 Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes, and the World’s richest turf race, the $10 million The Everest.The venue sets a world-class standard in racing and hospitality, enriched by over 35 bars and restaurants, reserved dining establishments and cutting edge facilities for members and racegoers alike. As Australia’s longest standing racing venue, Royal Randwick has shaped and been a part of Australian culture for over 150 years. Location – 800m from the hotel. 

Sydney Cricket Ground & Allianz Stadium - The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and Allianz Stadium are two of Australia's premier sporting and entertainment venues. They are located at Moore Park, and adjacent to popular bars, restaurants, cinemas and shops of Sydney's Entertainment Quarter and Oxford Street. The historic SCG celebrated 100 years of hosting rugby league games in 2011 and hosted its 100th cricket Test in 2012. It also boasts an impressive sporting history, encompassing other sports including, Australian Rules football, rugby union, soccer, baseball and cycling, as well as being a major concert venue. Tours of the SCG, Allianz Stadium and the SCG Museum are operated by the SCG Tour Experience, Monday to Saturday, subject to site activities. Tours do not operate on match days. Bookings are essential. Location – 2km from the hotel 

Centennial Parklands – Centennial Parklands is a must see location in Sydney. Made up of three major urban parks covering 360 hectares, the Parklands are aesthetically beautiful as well as historically significant, housing Australia’s Federation monument, The Federation Pavilion.
Free to visit, the Parklands are home to over 15,000 trees, Australian wildlife, ponds, flowers beds, statues, as well as offering a selection of cafes and restaurants.
When visiting the Parklands do as the locals do – take a walk, hire a bike, enjoy a round of golf, go horse-riding, or enjoy a picnic in the vast and beautifully maintained open green spaces.
You can learn more about the Parklands by taking one of their free discovery walks. Location – 2km from the hotel 

The Entertainment Quarter – The Entertainment Quarter is an iconic entertainment, leisure and retail precinct located in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. EQ features cinemas, restaurants, bars and retail shops, largely surrounding The Showring, an exceptional outdoor performance and event space, and the home of The EQ Village Markets.
EQ also offers a variety of shopping, food and drinks, markets, a state-of-the art cinema complex, a dance school, kids play centre and a film and television school, every time you visit EQ you’re guaranteed to find something new. Location – 2km from the hotel 

Ritz Cinema - See all the latest movies in the opulent surrounds of the Ritz Cinema.  The Ritz Cinema is steeped in rich history and tradition. Built in 1937 and now heritage listed, it is one of the only two original Art Deco cinemas remaining in Sydney. Still offering the lowest price movie tickets available, the cinema has survived a fascinating history of tumultuous change and holds an important place in the local culture. This heritage and unique design adds to the charm and warmth of the Ritz Cinema that other venues cannot match - showing the latest in blockbuster and independent film. Location – 3km from the hotel 

Westfield Bondi Junction - Westfield Bondi Junction is a large retail shopping centre located in the suburb of Bondi Junction in Sydney's eastern suburbs. There are over 400 specialty stores and services including department stores David Jones and Myer, supermarkets Coles and Woolworths, Event Cinemas, restaurants, cafes and prominent retailers such as Zara, Harvey Norman and Rebel Sport. Westfield Bondi Junction caters for the fashion crowd interested in designer labels. You'll find Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Tiffany, Bally, Dior, Ralph Lauren, Georg Jensen and many more well-known brands. Location – 3.3km from the hotel 

The Grounds at Alexandria - Holistic cafes are popping up everywhere around Sydney but The Grounds of Alexandria is the crème de la crème of this new trend. The Grounds of Alexandria roast their own beans, the ingredients on the menu are sourced from their own organic kitchen garden and the cafe is encased in a rustic, industrial and heritage-listed warehouse in Sydney's west. It's the quintessential neighbourhood hangout with its lush olive trees, roaming chickens and huge bread oven. It’s definitely a must visit place for any foodie. Location – 4.4km from the hotel 

Coogee Beach - Coogee Beach is a great beach with calm surf and is family-friendly. The promenade area has restored historic buildings and nurtured parklands. Most of the facilities are located at mid-beach with showers, change rooms and toilets near the Arden Street bus stop.  Upmarket restaurants now jostle with fish and chip shops and an increasing number of boutiques.
As the beach curves south, the park leads into Grant Reserve, which has an enclosed lawn and a children's playground. A path veers off towards the most controversial feature of the area, the women's pool. Next door is Wylies Baths, an ocean pool with a grand wooden platform, a good length for laps. Coogee is the ideal spot to begin the coastal walk to Bondi along a clearly marked pathway with stunning ocean views. Location – 4.1km from the hotel 

Bondi Beach - Bondi Beach is Australia's most famous beach. Bondi's mixture of lifestyles would suit most visitors, whether you're drawn to the fashionable northern end or the surf-crazy south. You'll find that Bondi is one of the better Sydney beaches, simply because it has great surf, good food, and a great atmosphere.  The main area of the beach is the Bondi Pavilion, where the cafes, theatre, and art gallery draw many of the weekend visitors.
The area near the pavilion is the most popular area to swim and offers the best choice between surf and safety - you can catch a wave without risking the dangerous conditions further south. North Bondi is a safer area of the beach, and is patrolled and generally has the calmest surf conditions as well as a children's swimming pool. Location – 6.8km from the hotel 

Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk - Offering visitors to Sydney an opportunity to join in and do what the locals do - the Bondi to Coogee Walk is a popular coastal walk offering beautiful coastline vistas, cosy beaches and cafe strips for refuelling. It is six kilometres long and takes about two hours to complete at a good pace, but why not break it up with a freshly squeezed juice or a relaxed coffee, then finish with a swim at Coogee Beach.
The walk passes one of the world's more scenic operational cemeteries, the Waverley Cemetery where graves of famous Australians such as Henry Lawson can be found.
The Bondi to Tamarama Beach section of the walk is transformed each spring with the Sculptures by the Sea exhibition. The walk is easy to medium with a steep section and quite a few steps. Don't forget your hat, sunscreen, and some water. Location – 6.4km from the hotel 

The Eastern Suburbs of Sydney are home to many events and festivals throughout the year. For more information on these events occurring throughout the year please visit Sydney East Event Calendar.  For more information on upcoming events at Royal Randwick Racecourse throughout the year please visit their Events Calendar

FINDING US: 

If you require any additional assistance, please call us on 02 8837 8000 

BY CAR

From the Airport: Drive north along Southern Cross Drive. Continue onto the Eastern Distributer then veer left onto Dowling St. Continue onto South Dowling St then turn right onto Dacey Ave. Proceed straight onto Alison Rd, the hotel is approximately 1.2km ahead on the left. Temporary parking is located next door in the Shell Service Station whilst collecting apartment & car park keys. Directions to the carpark will be provided upon checking in. 

BY BUS

Bus routes 373, 374 & 376 from Sydney CBD stop outside the apartments. Exit the bus at the Coles Express Service Station. 

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Royal Randwick Racecourse

Royal Randwick Racecourse

Royal Randwick is the jewel in the crown of Sydney racing. A compelling theatre of sport, culture, fashion and cuisine, racing’s premier playground will entertain you with the extraordinary. Royal Randwick is where the ‘Sport of Kings’ is celebrated all year round particularly coming to life during The Spring and Sydney Carnivals.Royal Randwick is the proud home to the world’s richest 2000m turf race, the $4 million Group 1 Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes, and the World’s richest turf race, the $10 million The Everest.The venue sets a world-class standard in racing and hospitality, enriched by over 35 bars and restaurants, reserved dining establishments and cutting edge facilities for members and racegoers alike. As Australia’s longest standing racing venue, Royal Randwick has shaped and been a part of Australian culture for over 150 years. Location – 800m from the hotel.

Maroubra Beach

Maroubra Beach

Heffron Pedal Park

Heffron Pedal Park

Fred Hollows Reserve

Fred Hollows Reserve

Dunningham Reserve Coogee

Dunningham Reserve Coogee

La Parouse Museum

La Parouse Museum

Museum of Human Disease Kensington

Museum of Human Disease Kensington

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach is Australia's most famous beach. Bondi's mixture of lifestyles would suit most visitors, whether you're drawn to the fashionable northern end or the surf-crazy south. You'll find that Bondi is one of the better Sydney beaches, simply because it has great surf, good food, and a great atmosphere.  The main area of the beach is the Bondi Pavilion, where the cafes, theatre, and art gallery draw many of the weekend visitors. 
The area near the pavilion is the most popular area to swim and offers the best choice between surf and safety - you can catch a wave without risking the dangerous conditions further south. North Bondi is a safer area of the beach, and is patrolled and generally has the calmest surf conditions as well as a children's swimming pool. Location – 6.8km from the hotel 

Westfield Bondi Junction

Westfield Bondi Junction

Westfield Bondi Junction is a large retail shopping centre located in the suburb of Bondi Junction in Sydney's eastern suburbs. There are over 400 specialty stores and services including department stores David Jones and Myer, supermarkets Coles and Woolworths, Event Cinemas, restaurants, cafes and prominent retailers such as Zara, Harvey Norman and Rebel Sport. Westfield Bondi Junction caters for the fashion crowd interested in designer labels. You'll find Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Tiffany, Bally, Dior, Ralph Lauren, Georg Jensen and many more well-known brands. Location – 3.3km from the hotel

Ritz Cinema

Ritz Cinema

See all the latest movies in the opulent surrounds of the Ritz Cinema.  The Ritz Cinema is steeped in rich history and tradition. Built in 1937 and now heritage listed, it is one of the only two original Art Deco cinemas remaining in Sydney. Still offering the lowest price movie tickets available, the cinema has survived a fascinating history of tumultuous change and holds an important place in the local culture. This heritage and unique design adds to the charm and warmth of the Ritz Cinema that other venues cannot match - showing the latest in blockbuster and independent film. Location – 3km from the hotel

Coogee Beach

Coogee Beach

Coogee Beach is a great beach with calm surf and is family-friendly. The promenade area has restored historic buildings and nurtured parklands. Most of the facilities are located at mid-beach with showers, change rooms and toilets near the Arden Street bus stop.  Upmarket restaurants now jostle with fish and chip shops and an increasing number of boutiques.
As the beach curves south, the park leads into Grant Reserve, which has an enclosed lawn and a children's playground. A path veers off towards the most controversial feature of the area, the women's pool. Next door is Wylies Baths, an ocean pool with a grand wooden platform, a good length for laps. Coogee is the ideal spot to begin the coastal walk to Bondi along a clearly marked pathway with stunning ocean views. Location – 4.1km from the hotel 

The Grounds at Alexandria

The Grounds at Alexandria

Holistic cafes are popping up everywhere around Sydney but The Grounds of Alexandria is the crème de la crème of this new trend. The Grounds of Alexandria roast their own beans, the ingredients on the menu are sourced from their own organic kitchen garden and the cafe is encased in a rustic, industrial and heritage-listed warehouse in Sydney's west. It's the quintessential neighbourhood hangout with its lush olive trees, roaming chickens and huge bread oven. It’s definitely a must visit place for any foodie. Location – 4.4km from the hotel 

Sydney Cricket Ground & Allianz Stadium

Sydney Cricket Ground & Allianz Stadium

The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and Allianz Stadium are two of Australia's premier sporting and entertainment venues. They are located at Moore Park, and adjacent to popular bars, restaurants, cinemas and shops of Sydney's Entertainment Quarter and Oxford Street. The historic SCG celebrated 100 years of hosting rugby league games in 2011 and hosted its 100th cricket Test in 2012. It also boasts an impressive sporting history, encompassing other sports including, Australian Rules football, rugby union, soccer, baseball and cycling, as well as being a major concert venue. Tours of the SCG, Allianz Stadium and the SCG Museum are operated by the SCG Tour Experience, Monday to Saturday, subject to site activities. Tours do not operate on match days. Bookings are essential. Location – 2km from the hotel

Centennial Parklands

Centennial Parklands

Centennial Parklands is a must see location in Sydney. Made up of three major urban parks covering 360 hectares, the Parklands are aesthetically beautiful as well as historically significant, housing Australia’s Federation monument, The Federation Pavilion.
Free to visit, the Parklands are home to over 15,000 trees, Australian wildlife, ponds, flowers beds, statues, as well as offering a selection of cafes and restaurants.
When visiting the Parklands do as the locals do – take a walk, hire a bike, enjoy a round of golf, go horse-riding, or enjoy a picnic in the vast and beautifully maintained open green spaces.
You can learn more about the Parklands by taking one of their free discovery walks. Location – 2km from the hotel 

The Entertainment Quarter

The Entertainment Quarter

The Entertainment Quarter is an iconic entertainment, leisure and retail precinct located in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. EQ features cinemas, restaurants, bars and retail shops, largely surrounding The Showring, an exceptional outdoor performance and event space, and the home of The EQ Village Markets.
EQ also offers a variety of shopping, food and drinks, markets, a state-of-the art cinema complex, a dance school, kids play centre and a film and television school, every time you visit EQ you’re guaranteed to find something new. Location – 2km from the hotel 

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