We chose Coogee Beach Crowne Plaza (again, third time) because of the location, staff and overall comfort.
However, unlike the past experiences, this time (January 31- February 5) we found ourselves
overwhelmed by the number of conferences being held at the hotel.
The crowd of business people took over the hotel, especially the breakfast buffet and the patio at the Ocean Grill. The morning serenity was quickly dashed with the influx of 20-30 people fresh from a seminar. Very off-putting. It would have been nice if they had been contained in a better way.
The noise from their nightly gatherings was also unfortunate for us. Many a noisy night in our hallway.
This was the first time the numbers of seminar participants interfered with our enjoyment of OUR time at this lovely hotel.
That being said, our room was great overlooking the pool with beach view as well. Staff was, as always, courteous and helpful.
If you go with the understanding you may find yourself a "minnow in a sea of sharks", then your stay will be worth it. [Less]