Bondi is a bit of a bubble. A haven of crap public transport, though close enough to the city, it harbours a certain air of isolation – a fact that locals not so secretly relish. From the long stretch of sand to the iconic Surf Pavilion, and the art-deco architecture endemic to the excesses of the 20s when the suburb began to enjoy mass-influx from the rest of Sydney, it’s certainly unique to other parts of Sydney .
Bondi-ites love green juice, keeping fit and the fact that they live in Bondi. And there’s nothing wrong with that – those are all great things. But what happens to the sunny beachside retreat when the mercury drops and a day of galivanting in the sea or catching rays just isn’t possible?
Luckily, you don’t have to answer that question – iconic purveyors of quirk QT Hotels have done that for you. A staycation in Sydney might not sound like the most logical way to wind down, but keeping in mind the observation that Bondi is a bubble, you may find that relaxing without having to travel out of the Emerald City an easy task.
With their Re-balance package covering all bases this winter, guests are invited to enjoy some of Bondi’s best hideaways, activities and dining options, despite the fact that a surf might render your nipples rock-hard.
Incidentally, everyone knows that the waves are better in winter (at least for us in the south), so if you would like to go for a surf, you’ll be in good hands. Don’t know how to surf? They’ve got that covered too – book a surf lesson when you check in and they’ll take care of the rest.
While other hotels in the QT family boast award winning drinking and dining options, QT Bondi know that they’re in the heart of one of the city’s best places for food and wine, so will instead send you on your merry way to one of the many local options when it’s time to eat. Partnerships with local favourites like Drake Eatery mean discounts on brekky come standard with the cost of a room when you book a re-balance package, a super neat touch.
And if you want to do nothing but chill? The rooms are spacious and comfy, with a well stocked minibar and amenities you’d expect from a serviced apartment rather than a hotel (there’s also a Woolies downstairs if you want to grab fresh ingredients and cook for yourself). Get the friendly staff to send up some cocktails and see where your night takes you.