Hotel Bondi in Sydney, Australia

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Updated: January 11, 2022

• Location: Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach.
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• Hotel phone: +61 (0)2 9130 3271
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Review of Hotel Bondi in Sydney.

Hotel Bondi offers mid-priced rooms, some with balconies, right across from Bondi Beach.

Hotel Bondi – Prime location facing Australia’s quintessential beach.

Considerably better than an average pub room, and one of the remarkably few options at arguably Australia’s most famous beach, recent renovations have made a significant difference. The simple budget-priced rooms are compact and open out to a shared courtyard with street views and partial sea views. The triple rooms are ideal for small groups, while families have a decent choice: the Mini Suite, with two double beds, a kitchenette, and a balcony; or the Family Suite, with one or two bedrooms, a kitchenette, and a lounge area. Understandably popular, the Premier Suites face the sea (100m away), with a window-side sofa and sizable balcony. But, of course, it’s all about the setting: on a corner along the esplanade at an iconic beach surrounded by cafés and bars. What’s not to like?

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Hotel Bondi – The Location

  • Area: Halfway along Campbell Parade, the main esplanade, about 100m back from Bondi Beach.
  • Address: 178 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach.
  • Nearest Transport: Bus – Campbell Pde opp Curlewis St (150m).
  • Handy to: Bondi Beach, Bondi Golf and Diggers Club.

Hotel Bondi – The Basics

  • Guests: Most likely to be younger people, particularly budget-conscious beach lovers.
  • Pets: Not allowed.
  • Beach: Bondi Beach is about 100m away. The beach is wide and clean but lacks shade, and be wary of the waves – more suitable at times for surfing than swimming.
  • Views: Some decent, but distant, sea views, but many rooms face a side street or an internal courtyard.
  • Parking: Secure indoor parking available for A$25 per night.
  • How to Book: will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +61 (0)2 9130 3271
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Hotel Bondi – Amenities

  • Pool, Spa & Fitness Center: Not expected or provided in this historic budget-priced hotel.

Hotel Bondi – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant & Bars: The Hotel Bondi Bistro on the ground floor offers hearty steaks, tasty seafood, and other pub meals, and all sorts of drinks. • The better of the 2 bars is Curlewis Bar, open Thursday to Sunday, and features live music.
  • Breakfast: Not provided.
  • Room Service: Available during bistro hours (12pm-9pm).

Hotel Bondi – Rooms

  • Room Types: Standard (with single, double or triple beds) • Suite with View • Mini Suite (with or without kitchenette) • Premier Suite with View • Family Suite (with 1 or 2 bedrooms) • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: By Australian law, smoking is forbidden within hotel buildings.
  • Best Room: The Premier Suite with View offers plenty of space and fine vistas of the broad beach and energetic esplanade.

Hotel Bondi – What’s Nearby?

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Local Transportation

  • Regular buses go to Bondi Junction for trains to the city centre and beyond. Otherwise, for majestic views, catch a bus from Bondi to Watsons Bay and then a ferry back to the city.

Hotel Bondi – The Hotel

Iconic Hotel Bondi on the Esplanade

Hotel Bondi is an iconic building that towers over everything else in the central part of the esplanade.

Hotel Bondi on the esplanade

On the corner of the esplanade and Curlewis Street, the Hotel Bondi is easy to find along the central part of the beach region.

Hotel Bondi on the esplanade

With surprisingly few tall buildings along the esplanade, the Hotel Bondi dominates the skyline.

Bar adjoining Courtyard at Hotel Bondi

Near the entrance to the hotel, the Curlewis Bar opens out to a street-side courtyard that is popular with locals and tourists for meals or drinks.

Comfortable Standard Room at Hotel Bondi

The Standard rooms are comfortable but compact, bordering on undersized.

Comfortable Standard Room at Hotel Bondi

The Standard rooms are decent enough, but it’s all about the location.

Budget Standard rooms at Hotel Bondi

The standard rooms are ideal for those on a budget and care more about location than luxury.

Shared patio of Standard rooms at Hotel Bondi

The Standard rooms open out to a balcony shared with other guests.

Large Park near Bondi Beach

Between the beach and esplanade is an extensive park full of pine trees, the only shade in the area.

Palm-tree lined Esplanade

The hotel is along Campbell Parade, the main street facing the beach. Lined with colourful buildings and lofty palms, there is no shortage of places to eat, drink and shop nearby.

Shady esplanade near Hotel Bondi and the beach

The esplanade around the hotel is lined with places to eat, drink and shop, and offers some shade, unlike the beach.

Bondi Pavilion swimming facilities

Opposite the hotel, the Bondi Pavilion offers changing facilities for swimmers, as well as a couple of places to eat and shop.

Cafés around Hotel Bondi and Bondi Beach

A couple of cafés are attached to the Bondi Pavilion, which is alongside the beach, but almost all other places to eat are on the esplanade.

Long Walking Path parallel to Bondi Beach

Also popular with cyclists and skateboarders, a walking path extends the entire length of Bondi Beach, which is about 1km.

Sunny Bondi Beach

The sand at Bondi is bleached white, but there is a distinct lack of shade. Check rates and availability: Hotel Bondi

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