As part of a 10 day Sydney + Blue Mountains trip we, a family with 3 children living in Singapore, stayed in the Novotel Manly the first 3 nights after arriving from Singapore, and because we liked both the hotel and Manly so much, decided to come back the last weekend for another 2 nights.
The hotel is located right across the beach in beautiful, laid-back and cozy Manly - with numerous nice restaurants, as well as ferry to Sydney (30 min trip) within walking-distance. Manly itself is also great for sightseeing (and chilling, dining etc), such as a biking-tour we made to the North Head.
Price-wise Novotel Manly is very fairly priced, much better than the hotels downtown Sydney, and as far as we are concerned, in a much nicer area. They also had a special deal for larger families with kids. Everything was efficiently booked via the phone.
I knew the Novotel mainly as a chain of business hotels, so was a bit worried whether it was suitable for a family holiday. But although the hotel-rooms are indeed quite basic/business-like, the staff, the location made it a really great holiday experience.
Staff was very friendly and very service-oriented. For example, at check-in there turned out to be a misunderstanding about the charges for a roll-away bed; however this was beautifully solved by the staff. The second weekend we were given a quite a large room.
Can very much recommend the Novotel Manly!
Taxi from airport to the hotel was AUD130.
- 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 and spa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific Hotel Manly
- Accor Sydney Manly Pacific