Bondi Beach gains a new drawcard

One of the two bedroom apartments...Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach
Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach

Alexandra Meyer

Each year tens of thousands of people visit the iconic Bondi Beach.

From travelers to locals, backpackers to billionaires, families and couples alike, the beach and surrounding area are constantly buzzing.

Bondi Beach is one of Sydney’s most visited beaches and now there is even more reason to go.

Inside the lobby...Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach
Inside the lobby…Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach

While it’s easy to plan a day trip to the beach there is far too much to see, explore and do in Bondi for just one afternoon.

Filling the need for a more accessible and well-positioned hotel in Bondi Beach, Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach is now open.

The hotel opened in June of this year and now offers a selection of room options including one, two or three bedroom apartments as well as studio rooms.

The hotel houses 111 apartments each with a fully equipped kitchen and laundry, balconies off all apartments, individual climate control air conditioning, Foxtel and even a grocery delivery service.

Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach is located just up from the beach on Hall Street and is connected to an incredibly exciting new area in Bondi.

“A new retail precinct opening as part of the hotel in September 2013 will feature a selection of gourmet providores. Set amongst a diverse mecca of vibrant restaurants and trendy shops, the commanding position of the apartment hotel allows guests to soak up all the glamour and lifestyle that Bondi offers,” said Rachel Argaman, CEO of Toga Hotels.

The exciting new retail precinct is called The Hub and is opening in stages as the retailers begin to take occupancy this spring.

One of the two bedroom apartments...Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach
One of the two bedroom apartments…Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach

Open already is popular dessert spot Gelato Messina, an Italian gelato and dessert bar with over 40 unique gelato flavours, bespoke gelato cakes and daily specials.

Just a few doors down from Messina is Italian restaurant A Tavola which serves incredibly fresh, rich pasta dishes and appetizers that continually change based on seasonal ingredients.

Joining these two will be a Harris Farm Markets just downstairs from the apartment hotel, a Ribs & Burgers restaurant, St Ali, a Melbourne coffee roaster and café, Papa Pasticceria, an Italian patsicceria, Da Orazio, an Italian pizza and porchetta restaurant, Mexican restaurant Mr Moustache and popular breakfast destination bills.

The Hub is located around and below the Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach and basically envelops it creating an amazing interconnected spot where you could easily find yourself staying for days on end.

Once it’s completed you’ll have pretty much everything you could want within the hotel and The Hub, the only reason to leave would be to pop down the street for a quick swim in the ocean.

The Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi  Beach not only has fully equipped rooms but it also houses a lap pool, a gym, a sauna and a community room which wears many different hats from yoga studio to conference room.

Rich pappardelle with wagyu beef shin...A Tavola
Rich pappardelle with wagyu beef shin…A Tavola

While there is no in house restaurant at the hotel you only have to walk a few steps to find a great place to eat and soon you’ll be able to charge some of those meals straight to your hotel room making your stay full of ease and comfort.

The hotel also has plans to open a bar next to their outdoor heated pool where you can lounge in the beautiful Bondi weather.

The relaxed beachy vibe from the outdoor area extends within the hotel as well.

In a shift from the usual darker interiors of many Adina Hotels, Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach has moved towards a much lighter colour palette filled with sandy hues and light blues.

From cheery yellow walls to turquoise striped pool towels, the fun, whimsical character of the hotel constantly reminds you that you’re on a fantastic Aussie beach getaway.

The decorators also decided to use only items from Australia including all the furniture throughout the rooms and the lobby, with the exception of a few Italian tables located near the front desk.

They also used sandstone that was found while excavating the spot to add a bit of rustic charm to the pool and the lobby.

Beautiful beach photography...Frothers Gallery
Beautiful beach photography…Frothers Gallery

The walls throughout the apartment hotel also feature the photographs of Frothers Gallery.

Bondi local Brad Maylon and a few other photographers contribute the photos for the gallery that perfectly depict the beautiful beaches and stunning scenery found in the area.

The attention to detail and use of space in the apartments is also quite impressive.

Even the studio apartments feel incredibly spacious and include their own balcony, couch, bed, kitchen and bathroom.

From here on out it seems that Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach will continue to get better and better.

With its ideal location, beautiful spacious interiors and incredible foodie surroundings the apartment hotel is already beginning to fill up for this summer and is definitely kicking off with a bang.

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