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3.7 out of 5

"The location was very central, we could walk to the beach, shops, harbour easily. If u drive u will need to pay $20 for parking as there’s no free Str ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 18 Mar 2020

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Hotel Description

At Manly's Hidden Gem you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of Manly Beach and Manly Wharf. Highlights at this Victorian lodge include in-room kitchenettes and free WiFi.

Ceiling fans, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are featured in all 20 individually decorated rooms. Additionally, kitchenettes, microwaves, and free toiletries are available. Weekly housekeeping is available.

This smoke-free lodge offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and a picnic area. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, express check-in, and express check-out. There's also the convenience of limited parking.

With a stay at this 3-star Manly lodge, you'll be 2.3 km (1.5 mi) from Shelly Beach and 3.3 km (2.1 mi) from North Head Quarantine Station.

1 Bedroom Cottage House

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Pet Friendly Double - Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe 1 Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Trio Room - Double and Single Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Private Twin Room - Shared Bathroom - Located on 1st Floor

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Studio Apartment - Located on 1st Floor

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Manly's Hidden Gem ratings based on 138 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Manly's Hidden Gem

Everyone (82) Couples (30) Business (2) Family (26)
4 out of 5
The location was very central, we could walk to the beach, shops, harbour easily. If u drive u will need to pay $20 for parking as there’s no free Street parking. The Staff where extremely helpful, easy going and lovely to deal with.

Posted by on 18 Mar. 2020

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18 Mar. 2020 by Manuela

Dear guest thank you for your review. We are very glad to hear that you had a good time at our hotel. Hope to see you again in the near future.

3 out of 5
Great location. The skylight in the bedroom woke us up very early.

Posted by on 8 Mar. 2020

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6 Apr. 2020 by jayne

sorry about that but the room was terribly dark before and many complaints so decided to put the skylight in - we wish you well and take care

4 out of 5
Location was great, walk everywhere. Did not like being next to the bathroom.

Posted by on 30 Jan. 2020

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3 Feb. 2020 by Anne

oh dear most people like being close to a bathroom next time ask the hotel how close bathroom is as many options thank you

4 out of 5
Staff wereFriendy and welcoming. Lovely location in tree lined street Great access to the beach

Posted by on 3 Jan. 2020

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11 Jan. 2020 by shez

thank you for staying with us appreciate the score regards

5 out of 5
Location was terrific. Attention to detail was great and it felt like a home away from home. We would definitely stay again.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 1 Jan. 2020

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11 Jan. 2020 by shez

we certainly look forward to welcoming you back again all the best

3 out of 5
Good location, handy to beach. A bit noisy when other guests were in due to age of building & thin walls. Some cobwebs near fridge. Reminded us of a student flat. Best suited fir a couple nights & probably not young families. Was fine for what we needed other than the noise from gate & doors closing.

Posted by on 25 Oct. 2019

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4 out of 5
Central location yet in a guiet street , garden Settings. Cabin was clean with everything we needed. Main room is too small and lounge uncomfortable and I missed a reading light beside the beds.

Posted by on 11 Oct. 2019

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4 out of 5
Great location, friendly staff, nice old modern property feel

Posted by on 6 Oct. 2019

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3 out of 5
The toilet in the shower recess is very unusual. It isn’t nice getting up to go to the toilet and getting wet feet in the process. No power points in the bathroom so using hairdryer, kettle or toaster requires moving furniture to access power points. The floor had numerous dead bugs on it when we arrived.

Posted by on 1 Oct. 2019

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2 Oct. 2019 by Jayne

We do apologise for any inconvenience, however, the toilet in the shower area was in its time quite unique, however, we can understand it may not suit every guest - we are certainly looking into redoing this bathroom in the near future. There are 2 power points and a double adapter extension from where the fridge sits which is a matter of 2 steps away from a mirror. When it rains and we have had more than our fair share of rain, ants and bugs like to come in for shelter, we did spray around the door for you and also left you fly spray as well, we cannot control insects when we are so close to the bush. Otherwise we hope you enjoyed your stay.

5 out of 5
simple and clean. perfect for what we were after and the price

Posted by on 30 Sep. 2019

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2 Oct. 2019 by Jayne

thank you for the review,

About the Manly's Hidden Gem

Location 5 Smith Street, Manly, NSW 2095

Property Features

Manly's Hidden Gem offers its guests tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and a garden. WiFi is free in public spaces. Manly's Hidden Gem also features a picnic area, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. This Victorian Sydney lodge is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 20 guestrooms or units
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 1900
  • Self-service laundry
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Kingsford Smith Intl. Airport (SYD) (28.9 km / 18 mi)

Room Amenities

Manly's Hidden Gem offers 20 accommodations with hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Accommodations at this 3-star lodge have kitchenettes with microwaves. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided weekly.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Electric kettle
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ceiling fan
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Wardrobe or closet

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance by email or telephone for check-in instructions.

This property does not have a front desk. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 72 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information and lockbox information. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: AUD 30 per pet, per day, plus a deposit of AUD 30 per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitiser
  • Private entrance
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 72 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 40 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: AUD 30 per stay
  • Pet fee: AUD 30 per pet, per day
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2.5 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Outback Lodge Manly
  • Outback Manly
  • Outback Lodge
  • The Outback Lodge Manly
  • Manly's Hidden Gem Lodge
  • Manly's Hidden Gem Manly
  • Manly's Hidden Gem Lodge Manly

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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