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“A really enjoyable four days on Manly Beach”

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Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Manly
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“A really enjoyable four days on Manly Beach”
Reviewed March 12, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Novotel Manly Sydney for four days at the end of a three week tour of Australia. It was just what we needed and we both fell in love with Manly. The Hotel is situated right on the front with fabulous views through the elegant trees on the promenade onto the gorgeous beach and sea beyond. From dawn until dusk we watched surfers, bathers, joggers and, both locals and tourists, walk along this lovely stretch all enjoying this blissful resort.
The Hotel was very busy, it being Mardi Gras weekend, but it did not upset the smooth running of the check in and thereafter the helpfulness of the Reception Desk. The restaurant produced an excellent breakfast and the bar area, used by locals as well as guests was busy but not too intrusive. The rooms were well laid out, extremely well cleaned and there were lots of fluffy towels in the bathroom. The minibar area was well stocked with additional bits'n'bobs one might need. The pool, on the rooftop, had very comfortable sunbeds and fabulous views towards towards Sydney and the Harbour. In the main reception area were two free internet access points which I thought was a major asset. The gym seemed adequate although we didn't use it. Going to sleep at night with the sound of the waves breaking on the beach was utter bliss. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and when in Sydney again would definitely stay at this Hotel.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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GM_ManlyPacific, General Manager at Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, responded to this review, March 15, 2011
Dear Sherman3110,

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific at the end of your tour around our beautiful country. Manly has so much to offer the overseas traveler and to be able to share that with you whilst you stay, is a pleasure in itself.

We agree that our location on the beach front provides our guests with not only the beauty of a magnificent view but the ability to relax at the end of a busy day of sightseeing to the peaceful and magical sounds of the waves breaking on the shore.

The roof top pool has been very popular this summer and again the views in all directions from the roof are second to none.

Charlie Bar, just off the lobby is a very popular night spot in Manly and also well used by our hotel guests and the locals. A perfect place to catch up with friends or even make some new ones.

Thank you for your positive comments regarding the services and the amenities provided by the hotel. We strive to provide a superior experience for all our guests and comments such as yours will serve as an encouragement to the staff.

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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Reviewed March 9, 2011

Arrived by ferry, long walk dragging bags, nothing in booking to suggest transport provided by hotel. Arrived at hotel, all previous problems forgotten, the place was vibrant, plenty of people around, bars operating, fabulous. Check in was simple, friendly and easy, probably one of the better hotels I have stayed at for this. Room easily accessible from lift. Room good sized, well laid out, everything that was needed was available. Beds and pillows, the bane of tourists around the world, were beautifully comfortable, excellent. Everything worked, TV service (foxtel) great. Good quiet sleep no external noise. A great sleep, great room great hotel, just a little costly. Would not hesitate to return and would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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GM_ManlyPacific, General Manager at Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, responded to this review, March 15, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at the hotel during January for Trip Advisor.

I apologise that we were unable to arrange transport to the hotel from the ferry terminal. Where there are only bus zones directly outside the teminal. Across the road and a short walk up the street is the Taxi Zone, however that is almost half way to the hotel already. The concierge team would be happy to assist you with return transport options to the ferry terminal.

It is very nice to know that once you arrived at the hotel you were welcomed, looked after to the highest possible standards and your problems were forgotten as you began to enjoy your stay at the hotel and in Manly.

We believe that our location in perfect for all those who travel to Manly as everything you need is within easy walking distance. Manly and surrounds is a very vibrant area over the summer months.

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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Reviewed March 9, 2011

The hotel is beautifully situated at Manly beach, you only have to cross the street to reach the beach.
Ok, it is not very quiet there,because the street is very busy all over the day.
The seaside rooms are spacious and have nice balconies, but there is not enough space to stow
all our belongings.The warderobe is far too small for travellers with a lot of clothing and equipment.
The service is good.If you ask for something, they do their best to arrange ist.
The swimming pool at the roof top should have a protection against the sun.So it is not possible to stay a little bit longer up there; maybe that should not'be.
When the hotel is fully booked, around christmas and NYE for example, than they are on the limits of their capacities concerning room service, restaurant service etc. During that time there are almost 100 % families with several children.
If you're a couple without children, you shoudn't go to this hotel in the 2 weeks around NYE.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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GM_ManlyPacific, General Manager at Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, responded to this review, March 14, 2011
Dear Grizzlybear2912,

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific on your visit to Sydney from Germany in December. It is always a pleasure to host overseas travelers in such a beautiful location such as Manly.

The hotel is very busy over the height of summer and on most nights fully booked due to our perfect location. The area is also very busy over the Christmas and New Year holiday periods, as you have pointed out, due to it being the perfect holiday destination for families that love the beach.

We do our best to provide adequate wardrobe and drawer space for guests to put away their belongings but some guests travel with more luggage that others. I apologise that there was not enough space for you in your room.

We have been investigating our options to provide appropriate shade for our guests on the pool deck. The area was very popular also over the summer with hotel guests. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to rectify the issue.

Thank you for sharing your views of the hotel on Trip Advisor and it is our hope that you will return to stay with us again on your next visit to Australia.

Sincerely,

Darren Cann
General Manager
Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
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Reviewed March 4, 2011

We stayed in the Novotel Manly Pacific with 2 young children, sharing a twin room (that is, two double beds). Nice sized room, cute balcony, very comfortable. The location is excellent, within easy walking distance for young ones to the ferry terminal, and the beautiful beach is just across the road. We had a wonderful stay. There is also a lovely roof top pool which we all used.
There is quite a ragey bar downstairs, but it doesn't at all affect the quietness of the room.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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GM_ManlyPacific, General Manager at Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, responded to this review, March 14, 2011
Thank you for choosing to bring your family for a holiday to Manly. Here at the Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific it is always a pleasure to welcome young families. Manly has so much to offer the overseas traveler and to be able to share that with you whilst you stay is a pleasure in itself.

I also believe that our location in perfect for all those who travel to Manly as everything you need is within easy walking distance. Manly and surrounds has a lot to offer in the way of just relaxing or activities for the more adventurous.

The roof top pool has been very popular this summer with families.

Charlie Bar, just off the lobby is a very popular night spot in Manly and also well used by our hotel guests.

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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Reviewed February 28, 2011

From the time we arrived we were treated like we were the only ones there. The service at the front desk was warm and friendly. The hotel was clean and had a buzz to it. The rooms were very clean and pleasure to stay in. Overlooking Manly beach was a bonus. Zali's restaurant served a first class breakfast.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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GM_ManlyPacific, General Manager at Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, responded to this review, March 14, 2011
It is always a pleasure to welcome families to the hotel. The area has so much to offer the young and not so young. The views from our recent refurbished Ocean View Rooms are second to none and the buffet breakfast at the hotel is always a great way to start the day.

Thank you for you wonderful comments on trip advisor about your recent stay with us. Your comments will be shared with the team.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to the Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific in the near future.

Sincerely,

Darren Cann
General Manager
Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
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Reviewed February 23, 2011

The rooms certainly did have the views and the wonderful ocean breezes. However, they were also just average. Recently renovated they looked like nearly every other hotel room around and nothing about them really stood out in a positive way. Beds were just okay and sleep was average. Adequate but nothing to rave about.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
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GM_ManlyPacific, General Manager at Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, responded to this review, February 27, 2011
Dear Happiest Traveller,

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.

Yes, the views that our location provides of the ocean are perfect. Those Ocean Breezes are also very nice to cool things down at the end of those hot humid days.

I am sorry to hear that you felt the rooms that were recently refurbished were just average. When the refurbishment was planned a contemporary style of decor and furnishings was adopted.

I trust that the rest of your stay was enjoyable.

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific in the future

Sincerely,

Darren Cann
General Manager
Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
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Property: 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 > Manly
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Manly
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Manly
#3 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 and spa. ... more   less 
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