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“TERRIBLE - Smelly and Run-down”

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Manly Oceanside Accommodation
Ranked #12 of 13 Hotels in Manly
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
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“TERRIBLE - Smelly and Run-down”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

I recently stayed at this venue - on arrival and entering my room the smell was almost overwhelming - the screen door to the balcony had no fly wire and no lock, exposed electrical wires through an untagged power board and more. I asked for be changed to a different room and there were none available - did note though that 2 others rooms on the same floor had their doors wide open (airing too I think) with no guests staying in them.

I was away from my room all the next day and arriving back found it wide open for anyone to walk in with all my possessions. That was the last draw, I packed and checked out.

It was nothing like what I expected from what was shown on the web and I relayed this to the staff. I agree with Lynne53565 review and am also logging complaints with Consumer Affairs and Booking.com - very disappointing.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

We stayed here for the day/night of Friday, 7 March 2014. My husband and our 2 teenagers - the accommodation was clean, neat, tidy and extremely affordable considering it's proximity to the beach. The kids were invited by one of the friendly staff to go surfing with them for some "tips" which was really wonderful and they had a great time. I would definitely stay at the Manly Oceanside Accommodation again and we hope to do so on our next trip to Manly. Very affordable and comfortable. All noise ceased at 10pm (as is the norm) which was also a bonus. Slept very well and woke up refreshed for an early morning swim!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Katie K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

I had the chance to stay here with my 2 granddaughters a couple of weeks ago,,, booked 1 night enjoyed it so much booked a 2nd night ,,,staff were very friendly couldn't help us enough , comfy beds and quiet location and very close to beach .... We absolutely enjoyed our stay with you all,, and will return in the near future ..... Many thanks to you all for a lovely break away xxxxxx

Stayed January 2014
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Newcastle, Australia
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

Rooms do not look like what is shown on web..terrible rooms mattress was a piece of foam..bathroom was dirty..screen door with no screen attached..shoebox of a room..
can not believe they were on booking.com should be taken off..we ended up leaving and have logged complaints with consumer affairs as well as Booking.com..

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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3 Thank Lynne53565
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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

Booked this room from wotif site. Place was horrible. First room they gave us in hall just 2 steps from carpark. Bed took up entire room. Only linen provided was sheets on bed and 1 thin pillow each. No quilt etc. no towels initially but they did get us some from room next door when we asked. Opening window winds out 4cms to shared smokers courtyard. No curtains on windows though glass frosted. Aircon window mounted accessed by climbing on bed and desk. No remote and when turned on sounded like a jet engine. No fans. Tv smaller than laptop screen. Bathroom old no storage had to put soap on floor. Lock on door not secure. We complained and they asked us why we would need aircon on as it was breezy outside - funny. They showed us another room , it was in completely other building. Now i understand varied reviews. If u get first building u get bad rooms, over building across road is better. Room studio appartment much better though linen , tv size and window aircon issues again. No block out curtains on any window though shade cloth was stapled to upper windows. Street lights and outside verandah lights on all night. Tv tiny and only channels we could get was channel 10 and SBS. Free WiFi still broken, dont think they r fixing it. Locks on door only just lock, didnt feel very secure. We had to pay extra for second room. Would never never stay here again. Stayed as we only needed to sleep somewhere as left early next day. Cockroach did come in to welcome us when we moved over to second room too.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

I would never recommend this place to anyone, not even as a joke. The rudeness of the owners and lack of knowledge on how to run a business is appalling.
When I left the owner (an older gentlemen) called me an idiot. I turned and looked at him and mentioned I could hear him. He looked at me and just turned around.
Service is terrible, rooms lack cleanliness and has that 'old' smell about it.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Adelaide, Australia
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20 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

We needed accommodation and my husband booked this place. $159 a night for two nights, spa suite. It was appalling, a real dive. The towels were thin, the sheets were thinner! We couldn't put the fan on because the bearings had gone or something and the noise was indescribable. The bed was terrible and the pillows worse. The next day when we got home I was amazed to find the bed had not been made and the towels were still on the floor where we left them. Wet! I would never stay there again. Atrocious rip off in price and more than twice what it was worth. Really disappointing.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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2 Thank Diane M
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Additional Information about Manly Oceanside Accommodation

Property: Manly Oceanside Accommodation
Address: 19 Pacific St, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Manly > Manly
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 13 Hotels in Manly
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Manly Oceanside Accommodation 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Manly Oceanside Accommodation is located less than 100m from the beach, Less than 15 minutes’ walk to Manly Corso and the ferry wharf. We offer a wide range of accommodation from self-contained studio units, spa suites with ocean view and standard motel rooms. Most units, suites and rooms are equipped with air con, microwave, tea/coffee making facilities and refrigerators with limited free parking available. We are amazingly close to all the beautiful scenery and exciting activities Manly has to offer to you and your whole family. ... more   less 
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