My family and I attempted to stay at one of the Manly Seaside Holiday Apartments on Ashburner St for 2 nights last week. Unfortunately we couldn't stay more than one night- it was infested and filthy, not the delux apartment promised. Roaches everywhere, including in the microwave, fridge and crawling all over the walls, furniture (and us), eggs and castings on plates, spiderwebs and black mould all over windows and curtains. Explaining to my autistic child that the "beetles" crawling on him were just being friendly, was too much. 2 cans of roach spray just meant there was a crunchy carpet in the morning, and plenty more live ones dropping from the roof.
My wife took numerous pictures, including of her drawing large smily faces on the grime on the inside of the windows- all not disputed by the receptionist, who was friendly but unable to authorise a refund for the second night.
Is there a Public Health Officer contact in Manly? I would hate to think other families might inadvertently be fooled into staying there
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