Hotel in Manly, Sydney
The Sebel Manly Beach is in a perfect beachfront location in Manly, Sydney. It has been open for 55 years and apparently guests here have included Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart and Elton John.
The hotel has thought of everything. In the reception area, there is a colouring area for children, water to drink, suncream to put on if you have forgotten to bring your own. To avoid taking towels from the hotel rooms, beach towels are provided for guests to use. Body boards are also available for use.
I stayed in the other building, South Towers, in a single studio on the fourth floor. The studio had a balcony with table and chairs and partial sea views. My air conditioned room was spacious with a large, comfy bed and black out blinds. The living space had a sofa, coffee table, desk and fridge, tea and coffee making facilities. There was a large shower in the bathroom and a safe was available free of charge. Free wifi was available the room.
The Sebel is a 2 minute walk to Manly beach, less than 5 mins walk to some great shops, restaurants, pubs and bars and Coles supermarket, the equivalent to UK’s Tesco or Sainsburys.
Swimming Pools in The Sebel Manly Beach
Each tower has a a swimming pool. There is a heated one in the North Tower and an unheated one in the South Tower. A laundry is available for guests free of charge in the South Tower, with complementary washing powder.
Guests can dine at Manly Wine’s espresso bar which offers a la carte breakfast. This is chargeable to your room if required, but there are many places serving breakfast nearby.
Would I return to The Sebel Manly Beach?
Considering the facilities and location of The Sebel Manly Beach in this popular beach suburb of Manly, I felt my studio offered excellent value for money at £85 per night. As a solo traveller, I liked the security of the hotel reception being manned 24/7 if there was a problem. Though I also had the benefit of the feeling of home living at the same time by staying in an apartment.
In my opinion The Sebel Manly Beach is a great place to stay and I will definitely return.
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