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The Manly Hotel Est. 1964

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

AVOID AT ALL COSTS !!! COMPLETE RIP OFF !!! I have stayed at better backpackers in SE Asia then this dump !! I stayed in room 17 or 18 which is part of an Edwardian property adjacent to to the main Motel. The room is small and has no real room to sit down anywhere apart from the bed. The room has no A/C so if it is a warm night you will get very hot. It does to its credit have a ceiling van but unfortunately this creaks on every rotation so it keeps you up all night. The mattress on the bed is just awful. I really think it was 4cm of foam!! I was not brave enough to properly inspect it. You will not a get a good nights sleep on it. The bed slats also collapsed during our stay so one night we had to spend 30 minutes rebuilding the bed !! But wait that is not the worse!! The bathroom is the real shocker. The first think you notice is the pungent smell. Then the tiles are grubby and dirty. It looks like a 12 year old did the tiling and grouting...or someone very drunk !! Then you will notice that the bath need replacing as there is rust on the base of it. The next joy is getting into the bath to have a shower. Once your feet stop sticking to the base of the bath you then have to be a plumber as the taps keeping falling off. Once you have mastered this then the water is either so hot it sill scold you or so cold it will freeze you....getting the temperature anywhere in between is impossible. But at least you can sit outside on the balcony and have a nice glass of wine...but surprise, surprise none of the lights work so you are sitting there in total darkness. I did mention this to management ( l use this term loosely as l am not sure he was as he did not give a give a dam about my concerns) but l think it was all to hard for the poor bloke.

STAY SOMEWHERE ELSE the only good thing is the location, we stayed here for a 1 night get away for our 1st yr wedding anniversary WHAT A MISTAKE checked into spa room & was an interconnecting room paper thin dividing door could hear everything going on in the room next door asked to be move and we were, went to the next room and there was blood on the bedspread, a clump of hair in the bath drain, spa was stained and flaking, ran the spa to get in & water was discoloured with body fat floating in it, shower was so close to wall so very hard to use and water went everywhere! My hubby's towel was covered in some sort of black stuff, rubbish behind fridge, no toaster and the tv is run with rabbit ears so no digital, for $140 a night I expected it to have digital tv, toaster and at least some shampoo and conditioner no just a couple of small cakes of soap! Very old and tired needs a total overhaul So disappointed!!!!!!

I booked this accommodation online and then read the reviews, so I was a bit anxious about how it would be. So we asked to see the room first. It was a family room, good size, no cooking facilities but did have a spa. There was no sea view, just a small window onto a walkway. We took it for the two nights. Jarred the manager was very helpful, making sure we had toaster, plates and cutlery for our breakfast plus a room heater. He gave as all the we asked for. It is just one block from the beach and a 20 min walk to the ferry. It suited what we wanted - a well located place to crash at night after sight seeing, and at $99/night for our family of three, it was good value. There was parking and in such a handy location we didn't need our car. Our one criticism was noise from other occupants talking on the second night. There is a central courtyard and the sound echoed. Overall, good for a short stay.

We booked a room here online whilst travelling some time ago... When we arrived, it was horrendous. Dirty, untidy, unfriendly and unhelpful. The bedding was stained and when I we t to change the sheets with the 'clean' ones the manager threw at me, the mattress was covered in stains and blood! The floors, bathroom, curtains... Everything... Was dirty. It was like something out of a bad movie! We asked the manager if we could move rooms but that was just as bad. In the end we left and they tried to charge us but we called our credit card company and they cancelled the charge. Disgusting.

Not as the add - spa could not be used - no hot water. Bed and room OK Definiently not delux spa room - spa needs replacing cracked and again no hot water - cold showers. Will never go there again or recommend the place. Bad experience.

My husband and I have just returned from our "trip of a lifetime" to Australia. We stayed in Manly only one night (thank goodness) at the Oceanside Apartments - that was enough! The room was very dated & dirty - the kind of place you wipe your feet on the way out!! Unfortunately we had no other options when we arrived, otherwise we would've stayed elsewhere. Stupidly, we didn't check TripAdvisor beforehand and would never have booked this place if we had! We were ripped off, it cost us A$144 (ie., £93.00 (!!) for the night, room only. Apparently, the price is due to the location "because it's Manly"!! I agree with all the other bad reports - this place should be shut down; put it this way - I'm sure Health & Safety would have a field-day! You've been warned.....

KNOCK-HOUSE!!! This was very “back-packer” style and not a hotel in any way shape or form. The walls where thin and dirty, dingy looking closets, noisy bed-rest, damaged heater, rubbish furniture, a FM/AM tuner that looked more like a radio signal transmitter from a speedboat out of a 1980s TV series, WET ROOM instead of a bathroom and the list goes on. While we were not hoping for luxury by any standards, this was way below our expectations. It is fine for “walk-in” one night stand, but not at all what you would expect if you went through the trouble of making reservations days in advance. Others deserve to know what they are up for if they have no other choice but to stay here. Have NO IDEA where they got the pretty pics from, because that “box” we stayed in didn’t even have a window!!! We are furious because of the total misrepresentation of their offering. It felt like if we were under custody for a night. Thank God it was only one night…

My fault entirely I didn't read the reviews. Unbelievable that places like this continue in business. It needs to be closed down, demolished and its owners need to get into another business. An insult to Manly. Careful, also on Trip Advisor as Oceanside Apartments. It is 100 meters from the sea though!

I booked the 'spa suite' over the internet and unfortunately did not read the reviews on trip advisor. This is by far the worst accommodation I have ever stayed in. The room smelt old and musty. The furniture dates back to around 1950-1960 and there has no attention or renovation since then. I was originally given the room underneath the stair well that had only one window that opened onto the central courtyard, the smokers area. I requested to move and was moved to room #16 which I am not sure was any better. There were stains on the carpet, the toilet leaked and in the morning no hot water came out of the shower head ( though it did a bit later on). The general neglect and seediness of this motel can only leave visitors depressed. This place needs to be bulldozed.

the famliy were booked in for 3 night but only stayed for 1 night because when we got there the stove was broken and not turn off. the window hit my boyfreind on the head. so he went to see the manager about it.and told the manager that we will be leaving in the morning and we want owe money back and he said that he was going to get his son on to my boy freind. and he called the police say that my boyfreind started. o not ever book here

19 Pacific Street Manly NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Laundry facilities

The Manly Hotel Est. 1964 places you within a short walk of Manly Beach and within a mile (2 km) of Manly Wharf. This 27-room motel has in-room conveniences like kitchenettes, refrigerators, and microwaves. It's in central Manly and also close to Manly Sea Life Sanctuary and Warringah Mall.


The 27 recently renovated rooms feature kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Guests can expect to find TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Coffee makers and desks are other standard amenities. Housekeeping is available once per stay.

Property features

Guests of The Manly Hotel Est. 1964 enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and laundry facilities. If you drive, put free offsite parking to good use. Friendly staff can provide front-desk service during limited hours, and also offer advice about sightseeing. This beach motel also has a garden.

Room options

Family Room, 2 Bedrooms, Bathtub

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Luxury Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Balcony, Partial Ocean View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Exclusive Suite, Ensuite, Garden Area

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room, 1 Bedroom, Bathtub, Courtyard Area

Full 1 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

14% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 30 reviews