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Manly Lodge
Ranked #9 of 9 Manly B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 10, 2013

after saving very hard for trip of lifetime decided to go to manly which looked beautiful but arrived and had to carry own suitcases up stairs along a disgusting dirty hallway with filthy carpet and shabby looking hallway ! entered room and smell hit us straight away, room hadnt been aired and opened window to find no lock on it and broken blind that you couldnt close. couldnt have cup tea in room because the kettle was scaled. origionally booked 3 nights but only stayed 1 night and couldnt wait to get out. complete waste of money under false write up. they shouldnt be allowed to do this. they say go on whatif but to no avail yet. manly lodge boutique (how did they manage to call it that and get away with it?)

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

As a surfer and lover of the beach Manly Lodge is in the perfect location. You are 2 minutes from Manly Beach, or 3-5 minutes walking distance to Manly Wharf for access to the ferries into Sydney's CBD. The corso is just a couple of blocks away for access to heaps of shopping, food, bars, etc.

I stayed in a budge room, which was better than I expected. There is an air-con unit on the wall. There was a double bed, TV, free Internet and a small kitchenette for cooking your own dinner. There is also a fridge/freezer.

The place is pretty clean. The bathroom was pretty small but no worries, it did the job.

The staff are friendly and willing to help with your requests.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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7  Thank rhoh
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Booked a budget family room and at the time was advised it was a very small room - how right they were! The room was tiny and the ensuite was the smallest I have ever seen, the entire bathroom was the size of some showers in larger hotels (not an exaggeration). The carpet was a bit grotty and needed replacing but the beds were oh so comfy and had quality linen. It was clean and the room was serviced daily.

The hotel staff were super friendly and helpful and we were given a free breakfast downstairs which was enjoyable and a nice touch.

The biggest thing this hotel has going for it is its location - just a couple of streets over from the corso, a short stroll to the beach and a few steps to the manly ferry and bus station. Awesome for a family holiday.

All in all a cute little hotel I would definitely consider going back to (probably in one of the larger rooms!)

Room Tip: Avoid the 'budget' rooms - The location is worth splurging for an upgrade, and most of the h...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank Michael G
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

We came upon this lovely little hotel after walking out of some truly disgusting accommodation elsewhere in Manly. We got the King Family Suite and think it is ideal for a family holiday. The hotel is old but has been renovated and has some really lovely quaint features. The terracotta tiles and courtyard with pond is a great little escape from the bustling streets of Manly. Our suite had a well fitted kitchen, comfy leather lounges and a big screen TV. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms with a good queen and king bed in each and a couple of small singles suitable only for children. We did have a couple of issues in the second bathroom with a broken shower screen and a noisy toilet but that was tolerable. We found the staff very friendly and helpful and the location not only convenient but also quiet. Would definitely stay there again. Not posh but comfy and homey.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank Kisane M
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

My partner and I wanted a weekend getaway in Manly and were lucky enough to find this little hotel. It has a great location, right around the corner from the beach and walking distance from the ferry connecting with Sydney CBD. We took one of their Deluxe rooms, which had a lovely spa and spacious ensuite. The overall feeling of the room was a bit old, but clean and comfortable. The chaps at reception were friendly and helpful, so the service was pleasing.
I would certainly recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a nice hotel with a homely feeling.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank Sam W
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Reviewed February 15, 2012

We came here for a few nights, and it was not special. Our room smelt like mould, so we told the receptionist and he told us he couldn't smell anything (impossible). He had a bad attitude and would not give us a different room as it was close to the end of his shift, so he left a note for the next day. Thankfully the next day there was a different receptionist and he was much nicer and gave us a new room. The rooms are tiny, in our first room there was hardly any air flow or light, and also our bed was two singles put together, and one was broken so it was shorter then the other bed. The only great thing about this place was the location! Was perfect! It is what kept us staying here for the few nights.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

These guys have debited my credit card twice for an average stay in October 2011 and still have not refunded it. Every time I call they're in meetings or "away for the day" meanwhile the interest on my CC is going up and up. They don't reply to emails, phone calls, nothing. A total palava. Steer clear unless you fancy paying a lot more than you bargained for!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled on business
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Address: 22 Victoria Pde, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Manly > Manly
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Ranked #9 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Manly
Price Range: $97 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Manly Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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