We rented Apartment Three for 14 nights. The unit has good spacious rooms but was grubby, and in much need of refurbishment. That, however, paled into insignificance when on the second night of our stay we saw several large cockroaches scuttle across the lounge floor. On each succeeding night we had the same experience. We approached the Complex Manager and explained that we were very unhappy about the situation. She was off-hand and made us feel that we were fussing about nothing. On the second occasion my husband spoke to her, she said that she might have the apartment sprayed that afternoon, but no spraying took place and over the following days we simply used our own insecticide which we had bought from a local supermarket.
Having spoken to family who live in Australia we realise that these insects are endemic but buildings should be treated with sprays and traps regularly, in order to prevent infestation. Clearly no such treatment programme had recently been carried out in this block.
I would neither recommend this accommodation, nor will I ever stay there again. It was ghastly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Manly Shores Holiday Apartments offers a range of fully furnished apartments from studios to 3 bedrooms,whether its for your family vacation, business trip or your relocating, we have something to suit. All apartments are located within Manly, with a short stroll to the Corso, restaurants, Manly Ferry and Sydney Harbour. Each apartment has a unique layout with different furnishings and fittings and everything you need to enjoy your stay. All linen and towels are supplied. ... more less