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The Outback Lodge

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   5 Smith Street | P.O Box 734, Manly, New South Wales 1655, Australia
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Ranked #7 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Manly
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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53 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed two nights at the Outback Lodge in a one bedroom apartment. It was clean and tidy and had all the amenities you need. It is two blocks from the beach. Wifi is accessible in the garden area. If you have a car we recommend you purchase the parking coupons as parking is limited to two hours otherwise in... More

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shezManager, Manager at The Outback Lodge, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having you stay at The Outback Lodge - check out our facebook page for updates on painting progress, slow with rain this month but getting there. More

Rimini, Italy
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dear Traveller, I went to visit the lodge, before booking by email. It was beginning of July. I've been told a rate per week that after booking wasn't reconfirmed and I was billed twice! Obviously I made a fuss about that and saved all the communications in my Outlook. One day I also went to the reception manager and asked... More

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shezManager, Manager at The Outback Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Claudio for your review - we knew you would put one up. The facts are the guest did ask for a special weekly rate, of which we gave, however, the guest assumed that he could come and go in that week as part of the special weekly rate, it was explained to the guest that the rate would... More

Geelong, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

When we arrived we were shown to our room - well so we thought. It was a lovely room and within 5 minutes of being in it we had a knock on the door and we were asked to move rooms there was a mistake. We were shown to what could be described as an oversized caravan. The hotel is... More

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shezManager, Manager at The Outback Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments greatly appreciate it. More

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our Stay at the Outback Lodge in MANLY Was only for 1 night only – in lovely room 4007 it had old world charm but with modern furnishings It was like staying in the outback – but only a short walk away to restaurants, beach, pubs and the Manly Warf And I have to say I and my partner was... More

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Switzerland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I booked here to have something different than the usual beach stay. (Since I have lived in Manly before). First impression was good, although there were some hairs on the bathroom floor which didn't make me smile. This was room 1007. I found the sofa awkward but manageable to sit on. Apart from the room being freezing with no heating,... More

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shezManager, Manager at The Outback Lodge, responded to this review

Really had no control over neighbours undertaking renovations on their properties but did try to make the guests stay more enjoyable by offering another apartment which the guest advised was lovely. The walk from The Outback Lodge is an easy 10 minute stroll to the ferries or to the Corso, and only an easy 5 minutes to the ocean beach.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I was looking for a one night stay in Manly Beach so that my partner and I could celebrate a special occasion and enjoy the beach side suburb's bars and restaurants and not have to worry about finding our way home at the end of the evening. I had read mixed reviews about the Outback Lodge, but booked regardless. We... More

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Salzburg, Austria
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We booked 2 cottages for family event, with some visiting New Zealanders, in total we had 20 people staying at the Lodge. A disappointing experience. The owner Shez, made the NZ visitors feel that they were privledged to be staying in her accommodation rather than making them feel welcome and comfortable. We had booked for 1 night, 2 cottages for... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We stayed for 5 nights. We received a warm welcome from Bonita who showed us our room. We stayed in the room with double bed and sofa bed, separate kitchen and bathroom with shower. The room was adequate for myself, my daughter and grandson. Very spacious, gorgeous high ceilings and comfy bed. Very clean, fluffy towels. Full kitchen facilities. Bonita... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We stayed eight nights and were very happy with the booking. Brilliant location - three minutes to the beach (walk back in your togs), ten minutes to the main shopping area and ferry, two minutes to Stilitano's dairy just around the corner. Quiet suburban street - we drank our coffee on the front steps and watched the skinks in the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We stayed one night before flying home and paid an extra 15AUD to use a parking permit. On checking in we were asked for credit card details as security for not returning keys or permit which we did the next morning. On checking our bank statement we noticed they had charged us 100AuD on arrival and then charged another 100AUD... More

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TheOutbacklodge, Manager at The Outback Lodge, responded to this review

Unfortunately, mistakes do happen, however, when we requested from the guest proof that they have been overcharged and they refuse then we certainly are not going to refund them monies back into their bank account just because they threaten us with putting up a bad review - do the right thing, send us copies of your bank statement and credit... More

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Address: 5 Smith Street | P.O Box 734, Manly, New South Wales 1655, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Manly
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Outback Lodge 3*
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