The Sebel Manly Beach – Hotel & Apartments

The Sebel Manly Beach

The Sebel Manly Beach, one of the Manly Hotels with a perfect beachfront location.  It has been open for 55 years and  apparently guests here have included Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart and Elton John.

The Sebel Manly Beach hotel, Manly, Sydney, Australia, manly hotels

hotel reception area
Hotel Reception Area

The Buildings

There are 2 buildings, the main one, the North Tower, is attached to a wine bar, Manly Wine and a Greek Restaurant, Terracotta Ouzeria.  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.  The living area had a sofa, coffee table, desk and fridge, tea and coffee making facilities.  There was a large shower in the bathroom A safe was available free of charge and free wifi was also available.

Bathroom in studio room,
Bathroom in studio room
the kitchen areaThe Sebel Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia, kitchen area, Manly Hotels
Small kitchen area
Bedroom Area
Bedroom area
Living Area, The Sebel Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia, Manly Hotels
Living area
Views from Balcony at The Sebel Manly Beach, Manly Beach, Manly Hotels, Sydney, Australia
Partial beach views from balcony, The Sebel Manly Beach
The Balcony, Single Studio, The Sebel Manly Beach, Manly Hotels, Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia
The balcony


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.

Manly Beach, a short walk from The Sebel Manly Beach, Manly Hotels
Sunrise at Manly Beach
The Corso, Manly, short walk from The Sebel Manly Beach, Manly Hotels
The Corso, Saturday morning market and shops

Each tower has a a swimming pool.  There is a heated one in the North Tower and an unheated one in the South Tower.  Also in the South Tower is a laundry with complementary washing powder.  The washing machine and tumble dryer is available free of charge.

Manly Wine’s espresso bar offers a la carte breakfast in the morning if required, but there are many places serving breakfast nearby.


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.  But 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.

Suggested Further Reading:

Sebel Manly Beach – the full review

Things to do in Sydney – Suitable solo activities

Restaurants in Sydney – Recommended for solo dining

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