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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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

Bathurst, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The scam artists that run this place take $15 off you and give you a Manly Council parking permit. They then direct you to an area behind the buildings and tell you to display the permit in your windscreen and "you'll be fine". No you won't. This is an illegal parking area and you'll be fined $101 every day you're... More

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

Anyone who knows the Manly area is well aware that there is just no free parking whatsoever in the area even for the locals. Parking permits are provided to guests for a small fee allowing guests to park anywhere in the designated areas without having to move their vehicle every two hours - if guests do the wrong thing and... More

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I stayed at the Outback lodge for three nights with my wife in early 2014. We stayed in an “executive 1 bedroom apartment”, which I think is a ludicrous name for what we stayed in. 1. The photos on the website look absolutely NOTHING like what we stayed in. The photos we looked at when we booked showed a nice... More

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

So sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay at The Outback Lodge - most of our properties were built late 1800's and the one you stayed in was built 1915 right on the boundary allowing only a very small pathway down the side of the building - the fence was put in place to provide privacy and security... More

Canberra, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Good location, found a park for the car OK and staff had ensured that we were able to access our rooms. Good communication re requiring an extra bed. Rooms quite well appointed for the size and cost but could do with a thorough clean especially the shared bathroom - not filthy but not spotless. Unfortunately the fire alarm went off... More

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

Yes the upstairs apartments have large windows overlooking a beautiful park and trees - so if you like plenty of sunshine, light and a view then book one upstairs otherwise the apartments downstairs are a little more shaded. Noted that the door locks are a little noisy especially when guests slam doors and dont shut them quietly but turning and... More

Eagle Vale, New South Wales, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

My fiancé and I stayed here in May, 2013, and had a great experience. We paid extra for the one bedroom cottage, which I definitely recommend. The cottage is detached from the main lodge house and has its own entrance and small front yard; it is basically a small home that the lodge has procured for its visitors. My fiancé... 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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The Outback Lodge offers a selection of studio, 1-2 bedroom apartments all with modern ensuite bathrooms and kitchenettes. Or for the budget traveller, bedsits with kitchenettes and shared bathroom. The lovely "Cottage" is a 1 bedroom cottage house will full kitchen, lounge/dining area, polished timber floors and is most suitable for those wanting something quite special. Short or long stays available, close to beach and transport. We cater for families, mature persons, groups, singles, couples wanting more than back packer style accomodation at an affordable price. Free unlimited Wifi use on the common area, laundry facilities with coin operated washer/dryer and tea/coffee in each apartment. ... more   less 
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