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Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed at Q station to attend a friends wedding. The venue, accomodation, and function facilities including the menus were all perfect. The view of the harbour from the wedding ceremony site on the headland in the hospital precinct was unsurpassed in beauty, show-casing views all the way to the city and around the heads. We were lucky to have great weather so we made the most of the weekend and hired bikes from Q station to cycle down the Manly for lunch and back and then hired kayaks to paddle around the harbour before the 4 pm ceremony in the late afternoon filtered sun. Just perfect. Couldn't have asked for a better spot to spend a weekend in celebration with friends.The cafe and restaurant by the wharf are great, the museum and tours were well worth doing too.

Had overnight accomodation in deluxe room with ensuite. Room very comfortable with all amenities. Beautiful view over Sydney harbour from the comfy chairs outside the room. Breakfast was included, basic buffet but enough to satisfy. Dinner in the "boiler house" restaurant was very good. All staff on the property were super friendly and helpful. A variety of tours are offered for various aspects of the history (at a cost) on this occasion we did our own exploring. Well sign posted and a bus will pick you up and take you to the different sections with just a phone call. Will definitely stay again

Firstly it was very refreshing that all staff in all areas of the site were courteous and service was great. A sign of good training. We upgraded to get a sea view which was very worthwhile. Great views of the harbour area. Rooms very clean and adequate- pretty much as expected. I suspect in very hot periods lack of air conditioning will affect sleep comfort but for us the fans were fine. Food in the restaurant was good and reasonably priced. We would certainly stay again.

Hidden away and not very advertised but very interesting. It is great to see that a part of Australia’s history is being maintained, well done. It is amazing that this place actually is still standing after all this time. Well worth the walk around,

We stayed for one night in a deluxe suite and will definitely return for a longer stay and do the ghost tour. This is a unique and interesting place to stay. Feels like stepping back in time. Fantastic views of Sydney harbour and very generous buffet breakfast. The only fault was the sofa bed was very uncomfortable! Other than that, we highly recommend.

We stayed here for just over 3 days. Fantastic views and a great atmosphere. The city was just a short trip away. The staff were unbelievably helpful and the breakfast was stunning. A great family holiday.

Q Station is the old quarantine station for incoming ships. This makes it a very historical site, with lots of interesting spots to observe. The various buildings have been well preserved and even the guest rooms are well assembled, considering their use of historical buildings. Yet somehow it was not easy to feel comfortable. There was a certain "brittleness" to the buildings. It was also very hard to move about easily on the premises. From the requirement that our car be left at the top and that we transfer to a shuttle bus to get to our room (surely they could allow cars in for the limited purpose of delivering/picking up luggage at least) to the representation that the shuttle buses would be readily available upon a simple call to the front desk (no one answered), we felt somewhat stranded and inconvenienced. Given the pricing of this accommodation, that is certainly not what we expected to feel! Also, in the mornings, when the air was so pleasant and we wanted to wander around, everything was closed up. If the point was to give us the same sensation of those people who had been quarantined--ie, constricted, uncertain and abandoned--they succeeded mightily. Nonetheless, I doubt that I would make a repeat visit.

So disappointed with our stay this time round. Everything was an effort for the staff from reception down to the restaurant. Enjoyed our previous stay so much that we recommended to lots of our friends as the place to spend some time. BUT THIS TIME ROUND WAS SO DISAPPOINTING. The view from our Harbour View Room was just glimpses of water whereas last time we had a full view of the the whole harbour, Dinner was extremely salty and we both ordered fries as a side, when the fries came out they were two enormous bowls that would have fed minimum 8 people - there were only two of us! Felt that when we ordered we should have been advised how large the serving was - such a waste. When we went to pay our bill there were added drinks that we had not had - he adjusted reprinted the bill only to find more drinks on it that we hadn't had. We only had a glass of wine (be it everso small) so was an easy pickup from our point of view - bill dropped by $60. Will not be back.

My husband and I enjoyed three nights at this wonderful gem. I was a little nervous as there have been mixed reviews. I learnt so much about Sydney's past and quite recent history. We walked all over the whole site and took the morning Wharf tour. We had a hot breakfast, coffees at the cafe and dinner each night at the Boilerhouse (Accor discounts). You could get meals sent to your room but we loved the staff and atmosphere at the restaurant. Ferris was a very happy, friendly shuttle driver but I must admit we tended to walk - even up and down those stairs! The views are amazing and we saw brush turkeys, possums, kookaburras and a little bandicoot. Our room was large enough and our ensuite was modern and quite big. We had a table and chairs outside on the verandah. I suggest people carefully read the room contents to ensure an inside ensuite if that is what you want. We did drive a little further to visit North Head and do a couple of walks but mostly we stayed within the Q Station. We didn't want to destroy our peace and quiet. Highly recommended!!

We had two nights here and loved the experience. It is an amazing place and is as relaxing as you like to make it. There is a range of accommodation and we had the Deluxe Queen Room which was very comfortable with lovely fresh clean linen, small fridge, coffee/tea making ingredients and a full sized bathroom. A buffet breakfast is included in the price. There is a cafe by the water and an on site restaurant, The Boiler House, which are open to the public. Manly is within walking distance or you can hire bikes. A small beach is on the grounds, again open to the public. The history of the place is very interesting with much to view regarding this. There are a number of night tours possible also. The Accor group are to be congratulated on their management of this facility. The staff were most pleasant, the grounds very well kept and accommodation excellent. Would highly recommend to others for something different.

1 North Head Scenic Drive Manly NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
  • Business center

Within a short walk of Sydney Harbour National Park, Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park is within 2 miles (3 km) of Manly Wharf. This 4-star hotel has 84 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 2 restaurants, a private beach, and free self parking. On the waterfront, the hotel is also close to Manly Beach and Shelly Beach.


Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Boilerhouse Restaurant, which specializes in local cuisine. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


All 84 rooms feature furnished balconies, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include free bottled water, ceiling fans, and ironing boards.

Property features

Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park features WiFi in public areas, 13 meeting rooms, and conference space. A stay here includes free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and free newspapers.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

71.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1147 reviews