Only a 30 minute drive from the centre of Sydney down Oxford Street (it changes to Enfield Drive and then Bondi Road) brings you to the south entrance of Bondi Beach. Bus 380 from Circular Quay will get you there in about 40 minutes or the train to Bondi Junction, then buses 381 or 382 will drop you off right on the beach as well. The bus from Bondi Junction to the beach takes about 15 minutes.http://www.sydney.com/destinations/sydney/sydney-east/bondi
Very pleasant and helpful staff. Much more intimate experience than in the larger impersonal hotels. Nice location in the Rocks near the bridge and Circular Quay. Good selection of restaurants on the doorstep.