Novotel Manly is a premiere destination providing unspoiled views of the Tasman Sea, Queenscliff and even Sydney Harbour. You can enjoy the rooftop pool whilst sipping coffee or a cocktail as the sun sets. Just steps from the sand, this 213-bedroom hotel has something for everyone. Rooms range from standard doubles to two-bedroom suites with space for all the family and just a stone’s throw from the water’s edge.
This beachside hotel is cool and contemporary, complementing the atmosphere of the locale ever so well. Just remember, only rooms in the north tTower (the beachfront tower) boast the best views of the water. There are also two outdoor pools (one heated), a lush wine bar and a restaurant. This complex nails beachside living.
Watsons Bay Hotel
Located on the stunning stretch of Watsons Bay, this boutique hotel is the perfect place for a romantic getaway or your holiday home away from home. Just moments from the water, Watsons Bay Hotel offers 31 boutique rooms and suites. The little extras, such as custom picnic bikes for days exploring Sydney beaches and parks, make this hotel special. Plus, there is a stunning view from the Beach Club, Watsons Bay’s unique al fresco dining experience.
Coogee Sands Hotel
Just 15 minutes from the city and only 20 meters from the water, Coogee Sands Hotel & Apartments offers lush accommodation in the picturesque setting of Coogee Beach. Take a dip in the ocean or stroll the iconic Coogee to Bondi trail with a dramatic coastline. In the evenings, relax on the rooftop deck where you’ll find barbecue facilities and a view like no other. It comes as no surprise this is one of the top-rated hotels in Coogee.
This beachside hotel is small and stylish with a range of rooms to suit any type of traveller. The contemporary-meets-homey feel is only accentuated by the fact that guests are given a warm welcome by the family dogs: Lucas the Poodle and Ruby, the Westie. Enjoy a free fresh breakfast of fruits, juices and breads in the sunny courtyard before strolling to the sand only meters away. Later catch a glimpse of a sunset like no other anywhere else along this dramatic coastline.
Dive Hotel. 234 Arden Street. Coogee. Sydney. Australia. (02) 9665 5538
Only seconds from the sand, this trendy and in-demand institution is the epitome of boutique beachside living. Hotel Ravesis aims to impress with stunning décor in its 12 individually designed rooms. Relax in style with in-room massage, beach towel hire and even surfboard storage. Hosting an array of DJs and live musicians throughout the week, this hotel is for fun and lively free spirits; those looking to have a super silent night’s sleep should call before booking to ensure a quieter room.
QT is the modern interpretation of a hotel: It’s cool and quirky with an emphasis on experience. Art and design play a huge role in QT too, ensuring that its accommodation has that wow factor we’re all after! With locations dotted around Australia, it is no surprise that QT has set up shop on the most famous stretch of sand: Bondi Beach. With 69 high-end boutique rooms and suites, plus every in-room amenity in the book, QT Bondi is beachside living at its best.
QT Bondi. 6 Beach Road. Bondi Beach. Sydney. Australia. (02) 8362 3900