I stayed at the Manly Novotel in early September for a work conference.
The location is fantastic, right on the beach in sunny Manly. It is a quick walk to bars, shops and the supermarket. You really couldn't ask for a better location.
I stayed in a beach view room, which was very large and had a balcony almost the same size as the room. It was very clean, with a nice bathroom modern decor.
The hotel itself had a small bar and restaurant downstairs. We ate at the restaurant one day during our stay and i would rate it a 6 out of 10 - but in saying that, I only ate a burger!
The drinks at the bar were reasonable priced and staff were very friendly.
The breakfast buffet was quite good, large and with choices for people from all backgrounds.
There is also a small pool on the roof which included a jacuzzi. I visited this on my last night, and it was great. It was open aired, with no one up there! very nice overlooking the beach with beer in hand.
I cannot comment on value for money at the hotel as it was paid for by work, but overall it was a great stay, with clean rooms, attentive staff, amazing location and great breakfast!More