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Manly Seaview Motel & Apartments
Ranked #13 of 13 Hotels in Manly
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Disgusting!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

We booked a room here online whilst travelling some time ago...
When we arrived, it was horrendous.
Dirty, untidy, unfriendly and unhelpful.

The bedding was stained and when I we t to change the sheets with the 'clean' ones the manager threw at me, the mattress was covered in stains and blood!

The floors, bathroom, curtains... Everything... Was dirty.

It was like something out of a bad movie!

We asked the manager if we could move rooms but that was just as bad. In the end we left and they tried to charge us but we called our credit card company and they cancelled the charge.

Disgusting.

Room Tip: Don't stay!
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
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    1.5 of 5 bubbles
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    1.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sandown, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2012

My husband and I have just returned from our "trip of a lifetime" to Australia. We stayed in Manly only one night (thank goodness) at the Oceanside Apartments - that was enough! The room was very dated & dirty - the kind of place you wipe your feet on the way out!! Unfortunately we had no other options when we arrived, otherwise we would've stayed elsewhere. Stupidly, we didn't check TripAdvisor beforehand and would never have booked this place if we had! We were ripped off, it cost us A$144 (ie., £93.00 (!!) for the night, room only. Apparently, the price is due to the location "because it's Manly"!!

I agree with all the other bad reports - this place should be shut down; put it this way - I'm sure Health & Safety would have a field-day! You've been warned.....

Room Tip: Pay more and check-in to the Novotel or equivalent!
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Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Panama City, Panama
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

KNOCK-HOUSE!!! This was very “back-packer” style and not a hotel in any way shape or form. The walls where thin and dirty, dingy looking closets, noisy bed-rest, damaged heater, rubbish furniture, a FM/AM tuner that looked more like a radio signal transmitter from a speedboat out of a 1980s TV series, WET ROOM instead of a bathroom and the list goes on. While we were not hoping for luxury by any standards, this was way below our expectations. It is fine for “walk-in” one night stand, but not at all what you would expect if you went through the trouble of making reservations days in advance. Others deserve to know what they are up for if they have no other choice but to stay here. Have NO IDEA where they got the pretty pics from, because that “box” we stayed in didn’t even have a window!!! We are furious because of the total misrepresentation of their offering. It felt like if we were under custody for a night. Thank God it was only one night…

Room Tip: Stay somewhere Else!!!
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

My fault entirely I didn't read the reviews. Unbelievable that places like this continue in business. It needs to be closed down, demolished and its owners need to get into another business. An insult to Manly. Careful, also on Trip Advisor as Oceanside Apartments. It is 100 meters from the sea though!

  • Stayed February 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2011

I booked the 'spa suite' over the internet and unfortunately did not read the reviews on trip advisor. This is by far the worst accommodation I have ever stayed in. The room smelt old and musty. The furniture dates back to around 1950-1960 and there has no attention or renovation since then. I was originally given the room underneath the stair well that had only one window that opened onto the central courtyard, the smokers area. I requested to move and was moved to room #16 which I am not sure was any better. There were stains on the carpet, the toilet leaked and in the morning no hot water came out of the shower head ( though it did a bit later on). The general neglect and seediness of this motel can only leave visitors depressed. This place needs to be bulldozed.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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1 Thank G E
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Adamstown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2011

the famliy were booked in for 3 night but only stayed for 1 night because when we got there the stove was broken and not turn off. the window hit my boyfreind on the head. so he went to see the manager about it.and told the manager that we will be leaving in the morning and we want owe money back and he said that he was going to get his son on to my boy freind. and he called the police say that my boyfreind started. o not ever book here

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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1 Thank simone m
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Additional Information about Manly Seaview Motel & Apartments

Property: Manly Seaview Motel & Apartments
Address: Pacific St, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Manly > Manly
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Manly
Number of rooms: 37
Also Known As:
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