Up until now, fancy-schmancy apartments have been surprisingly hard to find at Bondi Beach. But, with QT's latest hotel having opened today in the former Swiss Grand Hotel site — now known as a Pacific Bondi Beach — that's a first world problem of the past.
As promised, QT Bondi delivers the kind of glamour that the Eastern Suburbs prides itself on. There are no fewer than 69 super-sized apartments and studios, all dreamed up by Australian design extraordinaire Nic Graham (celebrated for his work on the QT family and in-house dining spots like Gowings and Parlour Lane Roasters). At the poshest end, there are the Gould Suites, which come with one bedroom, city views, kitchenettes, balconies, specially-designed furniture, complimentary wifi and movies. The starter rooms are also rather lush, featuring king-sized beds, as well as views, kitchenettes and balconies. Meanwhile, the lobby is dotted with commissioned paintings created by Aussie-born, London-based artist Shaun Gladwell.
Unfamiliar with the location? Well, we can assure you it's prime real estate, just across the road from the main beach — you can dash to the sand without shoes. And QT Bondi is just one element in the precinct: visitors (whether they're staying at the hotel or not) can also explore a bunch of eating, drinking and shopping adventures, from Anita Gelato to Scoop Wholefoods to Saturdays NYC.
Find QT Bondi at 6 Beach Road, Bondi. For bookings, head to the website or buzz +61 2 8362 3900.