Just stayed at Berkeley for 5 nights with my family if 5 (2 kids and an 8 month old). We stayed in the ground floor apartment where you literally looked out onto a grassed yard area, and then the beach! The apartment wasn’t anything flash, but had everything we needed. Was clean, kitchen was well equipped to cook (I was even cooking baby food!) and 2 bathrooms were great for the family. I liked: being on the ground floor meant easy in and out with a stroller ( 2 steps from our room door to foyer and then out - not dealing with lifts etc). Also meant you had more space outside with a patio, rather than a small balcony so plenty of room for the kids to play when baby is napping etc. pool- has been renovated and was just lovely. Heated and great loungers. Being in the ground floor meant the kids could run around the grass to our back little gate and access our apartment without needing the key swipe (this gate can be locked for safety/privacy). Had an indoor spa and sauna and shower/toilet facilities that were great. Location: we were 5 min walk to cavil street in surfers. So close, but just on the edge so it was a bit quieter. I loved my morning beach walks. Paradox coffee was my caffeine saving grace (about an 8 min walk from apartments). I did a Cole’s online grocery shop delivered that was very easy. Tram station just down the road ( took it to pacific fair, very easy). And that ocean beeeze was amazing. Management: Tom and Lucy were just lovely. So easy to deal with and helpful during our stay. Things to note: ground floor apartment has an excellent ocean view- mostly when standing though 🤣. There was shrubbery just outside the patio section that has grown tall enough to block ocean view. (The pics of the garden for ground floor apartment on here show the shrubs are barely there- but see my pic). There was a lovely outdoor lounge which I moved to where the gate was so I could sit and see the ocean with my morning coffee. Great views from dining table and kitchen though. The apartment - while had everything you needed) is not luxury! Reading some other comments on here I was well prepared for that. I knew I wanted ocean front, but had a budget so this place for the bill. But the pics of the ground floor apartment on here are pretty accurate. Good sized kitchen. Full fridge. The main bathroom was quite large- however it’s a shower with a very small bath at the bottom (fine for a kid but if you want a nice bath it’s not big enough) and the shower head was quite low. En-suite is the lovely green tile as per pics but shower is normal. It did have air con in each bedroom and over dining area/lounge. The kitchen lounge dining felt very spacious, with 2 large dark brown leather couches that were comfy. This apartment was great for a family as nothing too fancy to worry about the kids. Tv had foxtel and live tv. We brought up our laptop with a HDMI cable and with the wifi, was able to watch our streaming apps (great for the kids ha!). There was a tv in each bedroom, but just live channels I believe. Places we went: patrolled beach just outside apartment and the water was just lovely early May For my fair skinned family :) the weather was perfect for beach swims we had cool evenings and mornings but sun out in the day and hot enough to be on the beach and enjoy swims. The water temp was great. Paradox coffee was a win and did coffees and a breakfast there. Lot 1 coffee was slightly closer and also not too bad. We went to La Diosa Mexican restaurant Thursday night Great family meal and great service plus $10 margaritas (Thursday deal). can’t complain! There is a Woolworths and BWS below the Novotel which was quite close and great for the food top ups. All in all I enjoyed our stay- and will be back. Hopefully for longer then 5 nights!…
We stayed 3 nights in a two bedroom apartment. The views are to die for but the apartment is very tired - cracked tiles, dirty walls, stained carpet and furnishings etc. It's comfortable enough to get you through but the managers are definitely relying on "the seaside view" a bit too much.
had a weekend away with family, 2 separate 2 bedroom apartments vastly different experience, they are individually owned so furnished and maintained differently, our apartment needed a thorough clean and replacement of old carpet, all windows need to be cleaned inside and out and dust removal. Hair on bathroom floor when we arrived so that set the tone of the apartment cleanliness - view was okay and access to the beach but that didnt make up for the apartment failures.
We had a wonderful stay, 4 nights in apartment 23 - spectacular views. Room was pleasant, good air con and had all the amenities of home. Facilities are very good and well maintained. Car parking is very tight, and wifi not the best but I wouldn’t let that stop your stay. Management are very good and very welcoming Thanks for a great stay - we will be back
Great location with spectacular views of the beach. Apartment was massive and equipped with everything you could possibly want for a holiday stay. Nice pool and BBQ area, secure parking and really easy checking and checkout procedures. Perfect.