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Ultimate Apartments Bondi Beach

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I find most places in Sydney impossible to find parking especially for free. I love that at Ultimate you can drive your car up to the door and the place is amazingly secure. The place is behind lockable gates and considering the area it is fabulous to feel so safe. The showers are strong and fantastic. Hot and I had no problems with the shower doors or anything else in the bathroom. The kitchenette is fantastic and supplies all the crockery, plates, cutlery you need a cold fridge and microwave. Just bring your own food sugar marg etc. Nothing wrong with that. The TV and lounge are OK. All the channels and good reception. The air conditioning was noisey but as the weather was hot it was lovely and cold so I didn't care about the noise. The bed is firm so great. The amount of cupboard storage brilliant. So now the not so great. The air con leaked outside so you had to care not to get wet when coming in and out. Not a big problem. The biggest sadness was access to the pool. The pool and deckchairs were lovely and clean but to get in there was only a ladder with two round rungs that only went halfway down and we knew as we are a bit older that if we went in we would not be able to get out. That was very sad. Sitting on the side at least we could have our legs in but we didn't dare try to go any deeper. Some strong fit people managed but children and older people just couldn't make it in. Such a shame.

There was no way in when we arrived. Note on gate says check letterbox for envelope with your name. Nope nothing there. No bell or buzzer to get in. We were fortunate someone was coming back from shopping so we could get into the office. Position wise, only maybe 10 minute walk to Bondi Beach and plenty of eateries and supermarkets. "Apartment" would be a loose term. A dated room that had a lick of paint. Aircon that had seen its day 20 years ago and was too noisy to leave on. But it was a room for a night at a cheap price compared to everything else in the area.

We have stayed here a few times over the past 10 years. The place is in need of an upgrade as it is now a bit tired. Still good value with pool and free parking just a short walk to Bondi beach. Save some of your hard earned money for touristy things

I'm not a negative reviewer, but I will call a spade a spade. I'll give this property one star for location and one star because I've stayed in worse, once, although that was a long time ago. The website does not feature images of the apartments for a good reason. To say this place is "tired" could be the understatement of the decade. Paint peeling from the walls and ceilings, leaking faucets, faulty power points, lights that don't work, loose bathroom tiles and a toilet door you have to wrestle shut are key features. Outside you will find balustrading that won't meet building code, slip hazards on the stairs and ooooh, an abandoned car! When you add guests who think it's okay to fire up their beats at 4.15am, and disinterested management, you have the complete package. Whoa...wait, no sugar, tea, coffee, milk or even a water jug. Nearly forgot. And please don't bore me with the whole "it's Bondi" routine, that doesn't wash. At 3 nights for the price of 2 it would still be overpriced. Look elsewhere.

Stayed here 5th December until 8th December 2017. I was apprehensive about arriving at these apartments, after reading all the bad reviews but I was actually pleasantly surprised. If we returned to Bondi Beach, we would stay here again because of the cost and being central based. BAD POINTS Decor is a bit tired Pool is in the middle of the car park Socket not close to bed Had to stand on the bed to close the windows No tea/coffee GOOD POINTS . Fantastic location and so handy for everything. . Large room . Bus stop right outside . Quiet . Comfy bed . Extra pillows . Plenty of storage . Lots of lighting . Receptionists were friendly and very helpful

This is hotel that seems to barely tolerate guests rather than welcome them. The atmosphere is that of a second-rate school camp rather than a hotel in one of Australia's premier tourist locations. There were many instructional notices both inside and outside the room listing dos and donts. Some of the notices in the room were for appliances that did not exist. There were no teabags or coffee sachets provided. There was no shampoo or conditioner. The room was not clean and the furniture was rickety. Three of the six downlights did not work. The shower cubicle had black mould on it and the toilet suite was cracked and chipped. There was a VERY loud extractor fan in the bathroom which came on when you turned on the light and could not be turned off without turning off the light. The bed was uncomfortable, the bottom sheet was hard to tuck in because of the deslgn of the bed frame and the sheet slipped around in the night because of the plastic mattress protector. The female receptionist was pleasant and helpful when asked for another chair (there was only 1 in the room) and she quickly organised for the the downlights to be replaced on request.

We stayed here for five nights. The access to Bondi Beach and Sydney is good but the place needs definitely some work. The receptionist was nice. The air conditioning is a nightmare. The light in the bathroom did not work without a noisy fan to switch on. Must be from the 70s. Sorry neighbors if we woke you up when using the bathroom for a wee in the night....Moreover there were ants in the kitchenette. We reported it to reception but it did not help. No teas and coffee no cleaning of the room during our stay! Bin needed to be changed by yourself and towels you could change on request. They maximize location assets over value for money! Guess that’s how it works in Bondi.

Upon arriving i was spoken to rudely by the receptionist. Moving past that and telling her to pick up her act i headed to my room. On inspection i found the room to be tired and old and not cleaned recently at all. Food on the floor with ants, the ice box had tissues stuck to them no idea why but not usable. No coffee or tea... which is just unheard of. Cockroaches running up the walls at night and to top off the aircon sounded like a lawnmower and you either didnt sleep with it on or you didn't have aircon. The aircon was so loud that i couldnt hear the tv and had to turn it off. Convienent location but absolute dump. Ultimate apartments is misleading and is not even as nice as most backpackers. Will never stay again.

These are 4 star apartments. There is a swimming pool stuck right in the middle of the car park. There are all sorts of apartments here including 1,23 bedrooms. We had a single bed apartment . There is a fridge ,microwave,toaster ,single hot plate telly shower etc. Very comfortable. The sheets and towels are changed weekly . There is wifi for a small charge . Laundry facilities 4dollars a wash and the same for tumble dryer although when we were there it was windy and soon dried on the line . Not like a hotel but suited us after a busy time touring Australia .Nice to have a little rest

A roof over my head but not a great deal more. The room was modern but very basic. Not particularly clean. There was a pube on the shower wall! The cutlery was dirty in the draw and horrid stains on the bed sheets. The air on didn't work either.I stayed for 4 nights and the reception was never manned.

59 O'Brien St Bondi Beach NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Bondi Beach
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)

Located in Sydney Eastern Suburbs within a short walk of Bondi Beach, Ultimate Apartments Bondi Beach is within a mile (2 km) of Tamarama Beach. This 44-room, 3.5-star apartment has in-room conveniences like kitchenettes, refrigerators, and microwaves. Bronte Beach and Centennial Park are also close to this Bondi Beach apartment.


The 44 air-conditioned apartments feature kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. TVs come with satellite channels, and WiFi keeps guests connected. Coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards are other standard amenities. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Property features

Guests of Ultimate Apartments Bondi Beach enjoy features like an outdoor pool, WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a shuttle from the hotel to the airport for AUD 20 per person. Front-desk staff can help with luggage storage, and provide local restaurant recommendations.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

54.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 166 reviews