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“Nice location”
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Quest Manly
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Manly
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nice location”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

The apartments are located near the Ferry which is helpful and cafes, supermarket etc only a few minutes away. They are well fitted out and a very comfortable bed. However I found it very noisy as right next to bus stops and probably would not choose to stay there again.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Mark_QuestManly, General Manager at Quest Manly, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thanks very much for taking the time to write your review.
I am glad to hear you enjoyed our location and found our brand new bedding so comfortable.
As I have said before, Manly is a bustling location. We are close to everything and with that comes a little atmosphere from time to time. There is a bus stop near some of our one bedroom apartments, but we rarely hear complaints about it. The doors are double glazed and in my opinion the magnificent views and our location far outweigh the odd noise from the street.
In any case, thanks again for the review and I hope you do come back to give us another chance at impressing you like we manage to do for the vast majority of our guests.
Kind Regards,
Mark Stanley
General Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

Wow - hasn't Manly grown up - and Quest Manly is such a great place to enjoy it. Second time in a year we came up for a mini-break from Melbourne, choosing to stay in Manly (having lived eastern Suburbs Sydney for six years) to enjoy a change of vibe and scenery. Just magical and the Quest is in such a great location - clean, modern, close to everything, staff are friendly and helpful, just love it here. Almost don't want to tell too many people about it
Tam, Melbourne

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Mark_QuestManly, General Manager at Quest Manly, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thanks very much for your great review.
I am glad that you were so impressed with us and Manly in general. Every year our little seaside suburb seems to get just a little bit better than it already is. There are so many new and excellent restaurants, cafes and little bars opening up. Hopefully next time you visit we will have added a few more gems to our area.
Don't worry about telling everyone about how much you enjoyed your time with us, there is always room for you at Quest Manly.
Kind Regards,
Mark Stanley
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2014

This is the second time we have stayed at the Quest for a short break and would happily return again. Didn't need to use the car - we could walk everywhere as it is so central to everything. Our room was lovely - had everything we needed! Enjoyed sitting on the balcony and watching the world pass by - it can get a little noisy sometimes, but closing the balcony door at night cuts that down quite substantially. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay on both occasions and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. Have to agree with one of the other comments though about the lift - quite airless and a bit claustrophobic being so hot in there - but it's a short trip, so managed to survive! :-)

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Mark_QuestManly, General Manager at Quest Manly, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Hi Dorothy,
I love your subject line and I will definitely hold you to your promise of coming back.
Our location is so central, so there is always something happening on the street that makes for entertaining viewing from our balconies. As you say, once your doors are closed you get solitude.
I see our lift has come in for comment over the past two reviews. As we are only two floors the lift doesn't get the air flow that other lifts get in higher buildings- however the warmth in the lift is only really noticeable on the really warm days. That said it is only a couple of flights of stairs if the lift is not to your liking.
In any case, thanks for your great review. we really appreciate you taking the time to write it.
Kind Regards,
Mark Stanley
General Manager
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Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for one week at the beginning of March. The room was spacious and well equipped and housekeeping excellent. It was a joy to sit on the balcony and watch the world go by. Sleep quality was very good. All facilities a short walk away and a beach a stones throw. Only problem was a slow and hot lift! I chose to take the stairs to avoid it but it's only two floors. Must mention the helpful desk staff too.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Mark_QuestManly, General Manager at Quest Manly, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Hi Kerry,
Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. needless to say I am delighted that you enjoyed it so much.
I am glad that you referenced how well you slept here. We are just completing our current project of placing top of the line luxury pillow top mattresses in all rooms, in addition to brand new pillows and linen. On top of this we expect our refurbishment of all common areas to be completed in the next few weeks, so you will have to come back so you can enjoy our fresh new look.
Kind Regards,
Mark Stanley
General Manager
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2014

Having been to Manly many years ago - 34 - we were a little worried that it may have changed. It had, but for the better.We received a friendly welcome at the desk as did friends who telephoned to learn of our arrival. Our room was excellent as were the facilities. The only minus was the fact that we were on the first floor and there was no privacy on the balcony as we were immediately facing two busy bus stops. The busy waterfront was an attraction and the ease of both bus and ferry transport was a real bonus. We would have no hesitation staying at Quest again, but would request second floor.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Mark_QuestManly, General Manager at Quest Manly, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Hi Hugh,
Many thanks for your great review. Manly has certainly changed over the last 34 year and I agree that all of this change has been for the better. everything that was good in Manly remains, but the improvements are endless. There are so many great places to eat, shop, drink and relax now and there are a number of new exciting ventures coming into town in the next few months.
Try and visit us again- hopefully well before another 34 years passes!
Kind Regards,
Mark Stanley
General Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 24, 2014

Excellently situated between harbour and ocean beaches, 1-min walk to ferry and shops. All amenities, rooms very well equipped.

We were on 2nd-floor with harbour view, pines, seagulls and twilight birdsong… delightful to be on terrace.

Note: there is fairly continuous road traffic (hard to avoid in this area) but it wasn't bothersome even for the elderly members of our party.

Service is excellent; all staff extremely courteous and efficient.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Mark_QuestManly, General Manager at Quest Manly, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thanks so much for your wonderful review and I am really happy to hear that you were so impressed. Our location is second to none and the views from all of our one bedroom apartments are magic.
Hopefully we will see you back in Manly really soon.
Kind Regards,
Mark Stanley
General Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2014

Perfect place for a stay. It's in the heart of Manly with the ferry wharf literally footsteps away. Super friendly staff and the room was perfect!! It was large and updated and quite clean. Would stay again in a heart beat. A little pricey for a longer stay however.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Mark_QuestManly, General Manager at Quest Manly, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Hi Trish,
Thanks very much for your great review. I am glad that you enjoyed your time with us so much. It can sometimes be a little more expensive to stay in Manly than other areas, however with all that Manly has to offer on your doorstep as well as our easy and fast access to the city it is definitely money well spent.
Thanks again and we are all looking forward to your next visit.
Kind Regards,
Mark Stanley
General Manager
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Property: Quest Manly
Address: 54 A West Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia (Formerly Quest Grande Esplanade)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Manly > Manly
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Manly
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Manly
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Quest Manly 4*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quest Manly is ideally located, just a short stroll from the iconic Manly Beach. Directly opposite Manly Wharf, our property gives you the added bonus of being only 15 minutes by Fast Ferry to Sydney's CBD. There are numerous world class restaurants, bars and boutiques on our doorstep. We provide spacious serviced apartment accommodation complete with kitchens, laundry facilities, wireless internet, balconies and most apartments have harbour views. Quest Manly is a luxurious home base for all your Sydney explorations. ... more   less 
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Quest Grande Esplanade Manly

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