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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Housekeeping really needs to be looked at! Half bottle of Lift in the fridge, sand still in the shower cubicle & dirty linen for a 8yr old child to sleep on! Didnt meet requirements as per conversation with receptionist who said she'll pass on to management.

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shezManager, Manager at The Outback Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments - I have spoken to staff member concerned and they advised they re vacuumed the timber floor when it was brought to their attention and all linen supplied was clean, It is unacceptable and I sincerely apologise. Unfortunately being close to the beach guests do bring a lot of sand inside the property, despite vacuuming...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the place over one night into a week end, with my family (2 adults 2 kids under 3yo). Let's put it this way: it was clean enough (on the visible parts) for us to stay, but really it was on the edge. This was compensated by the location. i would rate the place 2.5 / 5 but as there...

Thank Cyril G
shezManager, Manager at The Outback Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your explicit review - I will certainly look into all matters you have raised and discuss with the housekeeping staff. Sand is one of our biggest problems as it gets into the floorboards and despite vacuuming and mopping participles still sometimes remain We will also look more closely at items requiring replacement or tightening up. Pleased you...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here after a recommendation from a friend who had stayed previously. First impressions were not good as the welcome was not very friendly, apartment seemed clean enough at first but on close inspection there was quite a few improvements required. Dirty areas behind the beds and on the windows, slatted blinds which did not cover the whole window, wi...

Thank GeehDee
shezManager, Manager at The Outback Lodge, responded to this review

I wish that you would contact us as it is very difficult for us to work out which apartment or when you stayed - if we had this information we can easily see which staff cleaned apartment and take appropriate steps to rectify. An email with date and booking name can be sent to us to ensure this does not...

Armidale, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the Queen Apartment. Entry was off Smith St. number 3, quite rustic looking from the road. Unfortunately the gate into the apartment was only about a metre from the front door. This gate was used by everyone who had a room with shared facilities, so inevitably there was a bit of clanging of the gate. Otherwise the location...

Thank Ennayd
shezManager, Manager at The Outback Lodge, responded to this review

Yes it's hard to expect every guest to open and close gates/doors quietly - we apologise for the inconvenience we will see if there is a way we can put something there to quite it. Thank you for your review appreciate it.

Port Stephens, Australia
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Stayed one night. Room was better than expected. Shared bathroom with only one other room which was good. Location was good....BUT, trying to find a park on the street was a nightmare. Staff need to be more welcoming and friendly. Would definately stay again.

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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

1. Room room was not ready when we arrived at around 3:30 pm 2. Tv was not programmed for any channels so had to tune it ourselves and missed 3/4 of the grand final 3. No linen was provided on the rollaway 4. Cups were all dirty 5. On the 2nd neighbours were very noisy and when we called loud...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We recently used The Outback Lodge as home base for a friends bachelor party. The rooms were clean and bright, although a little basic in its amenities. The location is pretty good, being about 1 Km from the wharf and closer to the beach. Beds are not the most comfy and the TVs are on the small side, but certainly...

Thank Jason H
shezManager, Manager at The Outback Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we appreciate your feedback and will work towards improving.

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a lovely little lodge right in the heart of Manly. It is literally a 3-4 minute walk to the beachfront and a 7-10 minute walk to the restaurants and cafes in the heart of the town. My wife, daughter and I really enjoyed our stay here. The room itself, whilst simple, was ok and the bed was comfortable...

Thank Keith C
shezManager, Manager at The Outback Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review we will certainly be looking into upgrading the blinds. Thank you

Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Located less than a 10 minute walk away from main beach - it was a perfect spot! I stayed in a small cottage and the toon quality was excellent and a good size for a couples. Great location, and perfect for families, couples, or solo travellers wishing to stay central!

Thank Renee S
shezManager, Manager at The Outback Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and found getting to the beach such an easy thing. Hope to see you again soon, Regards Shez

Coffs Harbour, Australia
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Quite residential street. Loads of buses on Pittwater Road going everywhere. Ferry every half-hour to Sydney Circular Quay. I stayed in the Cottage and found it to have everything one could wish for - I was very pleased with having chosen it. It is an easy walk (15 minutes for me as I am somewhat slower than some) down to...

Thank Frances C
shezManager, Manager at The Outback Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to place a review on Tripadviser. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and that Leesa looked after you well. We hope to see you again soon, Kind Regards Shez

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Outback Lodge offers a selection of studio, 1-2 bedroom apartments all with modern ensuite bathrooms and mini kitchens. Also selection of bedsits with mini kitchens and shared bathroom. The lovely "Cottage" is a 1 bedroom cottage house will full kitchen, lounge/dining area, polished timber floors and is most suitable for those wanting something quite special. Short or long stays available, close to beach and transport. We cater for families, mature persons, groups, singles, couples wanting more than back packer style accomodation at an affordable price. Free unlimited Wifi use on the common area, laundry facilities with coin operated washer/dryer and tea/coffee in each apartment. Travelling with your PET then contact us direct as some apartments are pet friendly, additional charges apply and is at discretion of the manager. A number of our apartments are now air conditioned. We can also offer backpacker/student/share accommodation in our newly acquired 2 bedroom apartment on Pittwater Rd. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Outback Lodge

Address: 5 Smith St | P.O Box 734, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Manly
Price Range: £52 - £172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Outback Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Second building you share bathroom with only one other room.”
 of 5 bubbles 4karenanneb, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Although I didn't see the rest of the rooms I found the Cottage to be most excellent and would recommend it to anyone.”
 of 5 bubbles Frances6699, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Some apartments allow pets, very clean and tidy, lovely features”
 of 5 bubbles sarahhampss, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Nicely presented apartments close to everything and can see they take pride in providing comfortable accommodation - highly recommend”
 of 5 bubbles williamthorn58, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Recommend one room studio with ensuit and kitchenette for convenience and privacy”
 of 5 bubbles Shazazzle, 1 May 2016 | Read review
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