Ever looked out your bedroom window upon waking to see the lapping, sun-baked brilliance of Bondi Beach? It’s not a daily occurrence for most living in Sydney, poor us, but after a night spent at the newly refurbished Bondi 38 service apartments on Campbell Parade, it’s just one of many things to look forward to.
Part of the Denwol Group and housed in a 1930s Classic Revival style building, just over the road from the sand of south Bondi, Bondi 38 has been recently relaunched to reflect a stylish interior update, guided by Watermark Architecture and Mrs Ink & Co. Inside, rooms with either one or two spacious bedrooms are minimalist and classic. Their centrepieces are that incredible view, and distinctive, beachy artwork by Ian Swift.
The entrance to the small collection of serviced apartments is an inconspicuous door, right on bustling Campbell Parade, close to the best of Bondi’s shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. There are no keys, nor staff, but rather a selection of codes provided before your arrival, making it feel as though you’ve somehow ended up living in this place meant for visiting.
The essentials – such as a good, comfy bed, a roomy shower, laundry facilities and a big, shiny kitchen – all deliver for those visiting for the weekend, or locals looking for a sea change for a day or two away from the city. As Phillip Wolanski AM, co-owner of Bondi 38 and managing director of Denwol Group says, “No other place in Sydney better demonstrates Sydney’s unique culture of work hard, play hard and relax even harder.” Pack your swimmers, sunrise is the best time of day down on the beach.
38 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach