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“Good Hotel with a few quirks” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific

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Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   55 North Steyne, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia (Formerly Manly Pacific Sydney)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Manly
Melbourne, Australia
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54 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Good Hotel with a few quirks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Right across the road from Manly Beach, this hotel couldn't be better located. I was upgraded to a large corner room, with reasonably-sized balcony and well-appointed bathroom. The king sized bed was very comfortable, and the corner room (facing away from the beach) quiet enough to sleep with the balcony door open. Which was a good thing as the airconditioning had been turned off at the fusebox for some reason.

Other reviewers have commented on the strange lighting in the lift areas on the accommodation floors - the 6th floor also had this quirk - virtually dark with some under-powered spot lighting. Very strange.

Whilst the hotel has a rooftop pool, it really seems like an afterthought and isn't very appealing.

Also beware the airport taxi transfer on offer - $90 is a complete rort compared to < $25 on the ferry and airport train!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manly_Pacific_Sydney, General Manager at Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Dear parischris2007,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of the hotel regarding your stay at the Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific on Trip Advisor.

I will share your comments with our team as I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services.

I am glad to hear you enjoy your upgrade to the large corner room. To be able to have that fresh air whilst you sleep with the balcony door open is fantastic. In regards to the dark corridors, this is a result of the energy saving globes which is part of our environmentally friendly practices.

Thank you again for sharing your experience at the hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.

Sincerely,

Darren Cann
General Manager
Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Great postion the rooms a little over priced but i guess that is sydney when you come from the country overall nice stay close for everything that is required for a weekend get away from the teenage children. breakfast very nice but should be included in the price..

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Manly_Pacific_Sydney, General Manager at Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Dear trishburnholidays123,

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific.

At Novotel, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. All feedback is used as a training tool as we are continually striving to improve the service we provide to all of our guests.

I also believe that Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific is in a great position of Manly. Manly and surrounds has a lot to offer in the way of just relaxing and is quite close to many restaurants, bars and cafes.


Thank you for sharing your experience regarding your stay at the hotel on Trip Advisor and we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.

Sincerely,

Darren Cann
General Manager
Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
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Canberra, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Lovely location with staff who were kids friendly. We did have to request extra towels as they only supplied us with 3 when 4 people were staying in the room but this was quickly remedied. The seafood buffet on Saturday night and breakfast buffets were magnificent, but the a la carte menu on Sunday night was very disappointing. Overall we loved the location, had a great time and the hotel made us feel welcome with the children.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We have stayed at Manly Pacific before. I used to come to this spot when it was a great old hotel before it was demolished and the newer hotel built..
You cant fault its position but the hotel is starting to show some aging. I found the lighting was lacking badly in the ocean front room. There used to be a floor lamp but all the lighting for the room was a table lamp and bed lamps. A second suitcase stand would be helpful.
As this is a beach hotel, there are no provisions like hooks on the balcony to dry your towel or swimmers. The "modern folding shower screen doors leak on the floor.
The cushions on the pool lounge were deteriorating. The view on the lower balconies
was hindered by the plants while seated on the lounge. However despite this it is still a very pleasant hotel to stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We just loved the central location and the sound of the surf. I had the best sleep in a long time! The view is spectacular and people watching from the balcony is such fun. The rooms are large and clean, but there did seem to be a bit a a musky smell (from the air conditioner?)
Hotel lobby does not appear to be welcoming, but the staff are excellent and very helpful.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manly_Pacific_Sydney, General Manager at Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Dear Hoopersville,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of the hotel regarding your stay at the Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific on Trip Advisor.

I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services.

I also believe that the views from the balconies are spectacular. Having that ocean view is a great way to wake up in the morning to start the day or even to people watch as you said.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific when you return in the future.

Sincerely,

Darren Cann
General Manager
Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
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Sydney, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I have recommended this hotel to many friends and family and we thoughourly enjoyed our stay. We have stayed in Manly before and we found this to be the most comfortable and worth while hotel. Great location

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manly_Pacific_Sydney, General Manager at Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Dear dj_gtr,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of the hotel regarding your stay at the Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific on Trip Advisor. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback.

I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services.

I also believe that our location in that it is perfect for the traveler that is not familiar with the area. Manly and surrounds has a lot to offer in the way of just relaxing or activities for the more adventurous.

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one.

Sincerely,

Darren Cann
General Manager
Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
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Additional Information about Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific

Address: 55 North Steyne, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia (Formerly Manly Pacific Sydney)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Manly
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Manly
#2 Luxury Hotel in Manly
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific 4*
Number of rooms: 213
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newly-refurbished Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific is a 4-star hotel situated on iconic Manly Beach. Located just 30 minutes from Circular Quay and Sydney city by ferry and offering spectacular views, this oceanfront hotel is ideally positioned for holidays and business travel. Boasting extensive conferencing facilities and 213 contemporary rooms, the hotel also features a restaurant and three bars, plus a rooftop pool, gym, sauna and spa. ... more   less 
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