The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach4.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We recently stayed here 2 nights for a wedding and found the Hotel to be very well situated for all the wedding activities. Close to the Corso, Shelly Beach and the Wedding venue at Freshwater. Rooms a little dated but clean and tidy. Serviced daily. The downstairs restaurant was handy for breakfast and food good but not super cheap. Our breakfast was not included in room rate but others of our group were and very happy with that choice! Free wi-fi was great, no problems with speed or buffering. We were in South Tower, quiet but no views. Free laundry facilities on ground floor and a pool in each Tower.
We stayed in the south tower and the room was quite comfortable. Fabulous location being able to walk to the corso and restaurants etc. We also did the ghost tour at Quarantine station which was quite different. had lunch at the pub down near the wharf and breakfast at the anchorage hotel up near shelley beach. We didn't eat at the hotel at all but coles supermarket and aldi are all within walking distance. There were no provisions to heat up any food and apart from a bar fridge that is the only kitchen facilities available. We stayed as part of a promotion so the room rate was quite cheap and we were aware that we would not have any ocean views.
Booked a very expensive sea view suite. It was nothing like the pictures on the internet. The seaview was only visible from one part of the sitting room. The sitting room had only one two seater couch that was not even big enough for two people. So the additional room was a waste of money. When I complained I get a 10% refund, but only for one day. I paid for two days. I will not be staying at any Sebel again.
Location is great, 10 minutes from the wharf and across the road from the beautiful beach. Our room in the South tower was nothing like the pictures, and was dated. There was nothing in the fridge besides milk, not even water. The free wifi kept dropping out. But the room was clean and the beds comfortable. The cafe downstairs is convenient but not amazing. All in all I'd say it's ok but not the best value for money at $350-400 a night.
An absolute world class experience in a beautiful setting at the world famous Manly beach. You would be hard pressed to find a more accommodating staff and the rooms are beautifully appointed. Well with paying the extra for the view.
Stayed in a room in the south tower, was raining when we arrived, were taken to the room by a helpful staff member, but no shelter or umbrella available so we were all saturated, including luggage. As noted in other reviews there is very limited parking so that presents a challenge. Although the staff are good about it, the parking is still grossly inadequate for the facility. The room itself was average, bit musty and a mismatch of decor. The bed was ok, the pillows awful. The fridge absolutely stunk I would not put anything in there even water. The location across from the beach is great but the hotel itself (well certainly the room we stayed in) needs refurbishment and the parking needs to be improved.
Stayed here for 5 nights of a touring holiday. The hotel is in a great location right at the end of manly beach by the headland where the road turns inland. The room we had was on the 4th floor overlooking the beach it had a balcony with table and chairs, the room was a good size with decent bathroom with shower only(no bath). A sofa and coffee table + Tv, wifi available. There is limited parking available for $20/day but space is very tight down in the garage. The only negative for us was the room safe in the wardrobe was free standing ie not bolted down,I did mention it to the reception and it was always going to be fixed but never was. Apart from that great staff and a nice short stop Hotel.
I stayed The Sebel Manly Beach last week for a couple of nights for an offsite work session. The pros: - Very friendly front desk staff - Cannot beat the location as is across the beach - Nice adjoining restaurant The cons: - A dated hotel and room with very basic amenities - I stayed in room 112 in the south building, where there were so many cockroaches - The first night there were noisy people loitering around the hallways. I know this is out of the hotel's control, but the thin walls are the issue. I could hear clearly when people were quietly talking outside my room. My room also opens to the pool where you could hear all the outside noise when people are there too. As I was there for work I was able to tolerate the cons. It might be a nicer experience in a different room. Basic hotel with basic amenities. The staff are great though and location is also an appeal
I visited the Sebel from Singapore in March to attend a friends wedding and found the property to be distinctly average. The location is without doubt impressive - right on the beach with beautiful views of the Ocean, but the quality of the accommodation was disappointing considering the high nightly room rate. I felt like we paid a 4-5 star price and got 3 star accommodation. The room looked tired, a little shabby and when I called reception for help to steam a dress for the wedding no one was able to help or even locate a steamer. I guess the biggest annoyance here was that no one seemed interested in helping me find a solution. In the interest of providing a balanced review, the staff in the restaurant were all lovely and the breakfasts were excellent quality ( would recommend the poached eggs and avocado which I believe is pretty 'staple' Australian breakfast fare ) In a nutshell, if you're ok paying a top rate and want a great location this hotel would be a good fit.
Stayed for 2 nights with family in the south tower. Very nice stay. Nice view of the ocean from the veranda though it is not facing the ocean completely. The sound of the wave is really refreshing. Kids enjoyed the walk up to the Shelly beach. The best of the hotel it's just that the beach.
Located within a 5-minute walk of Manly Beach, The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach is within a 15-minute stroll of Manly Wharf. This 83-room, 4.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and a spa tub. It's on the beach and also near Manly Sea Life Sanctuary and Sydney Harbour National Park.
Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.
All 83 air-conditioned rooms feature balconies, refrigerators, and coffee makers. TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Free newspapers, hair dryers, and safes are other standard amenities.
2 outdoor pools, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas are featured at The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach. Self parking is available for AUD 20.00 per night. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include 2 meeting rooms, a 24-hour business center, and express check-out.
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66% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 623 reviews