Time Out says
Because day trips are overrated – and weekend traffic sucks
Bondi 38’s serviced apartments aren’t easy to spot from street level, and they’re only accessed via a lift that requires a unique code provided by the owners. It’s all for good reason, though: once inside, your reward is spectacular views of our most famous beach. And it all feels like owning your own waterfront pad: there’s no reception desk, the family-sized fridge is stocked with fresh milk and water, and the modern fit-out includes free WiFi, Foxtel and iPod docks. What’s surprising is how private the place feels – even as revellers party-on at the bars and restaurants down below, it’s a pleasure to watch Bondi wake up and wind down from the oceanfront balcony. Planning a long stay? There’s ample wardrobe space and cleaning services can be arranged. Book in advance, though – Bondi is busy in summer and events like the City 2 Surf bring in crowds and bump up the price.
When you wake up… This is it. This is your chance to get to Bills before anyone else. Seize the opportunity and jog up Hall Street before the 333 unloads a bus-full of hungry tourists lining up for fluffy ricotta hotcakes smothered in honeycomb butter.
During the day… Take a dip at the famous Icebergs pool. Go for a jog along the costal path. Surf. Do all three! The list of outdoor fun in Bondi is endless.
After dark… Make the most of that view without leaving the building: order a round of aperitifs overlooking the beach at Bondi Social, just one floor below the apartments. For dinner, wander up to Sefa Kitchen. The Middle Eastern diner has the charm of a local restaurant and an impressive meze menu.