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Waterside Holiday Apartments
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Manly
Wellington New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“What a difference a room makes”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2008

We stayed here as a group of friends for 7 nights, so we had a lot of apartments to choose from, they all seem to be individually owned but managed by a leasing agent.

My wife, daughter and I had a 1 bedroom apartment located on the first floor, this was decorated to a reasonable standard and clean but the street noise was intolerable. There are seats just outside the bedroom window , where people sit and talk till 4am! Fri/Sat/Sun....unfortunately for us the pool was also being renovated 2 floors above us which started at 8am....others should benefit from a nice new pool area, but we hardly got any sleep.

Other friends had 3 x deluxe studio rooms located on the 4th floor. These are set back from the street and are definately the rooms to opt for. There is no street noise, are of a reasonable standard and are fair value for money. All of the rooms were clean and comforatble with large balconies and bbqs to
enjoy the Aussie sun.

One friend had a studio unit on the second floor, he said it was "okay" but I would personally opt for the deluxe studios.

Manly is an awesome place to experience Sydney from, just a 30 minute cruise to Circular Quay and a holiday/beachy feel to return to. The restaurants and night life in Manly are also great.

We booked using the same agent as the previous review and I would have no problem recommending a deluxe studio on the 4th floor but steer clear of the one bed units on the first floor.

http://www.manlyapartments.com.au/waterside.htm

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Street Noise
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2008

Upon reading reviews about these apartments my partner & i were a bit apprehensive, but it was very cheap so we thought we would just give it a go.

I was pleasantly suprised when shown to my room, it was a large studio that was near new and it was furnished at a very high standard. I asked the apartment owner how there were such bad reviews and he informed that the building has many holiday apartments all individually owned. I would highly reccommend this apartment but make sure you book using the link below.

http://www.manlyapartments.com.au/waterside.htm

  • Liked — The standard of the apartment
  • Disliked — The views or lack of!
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Redmond, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2007

We stayed at the Waterside Apartments for 4 nights. The location is superb, with open air cafes, take-ways, souvenir and coffee shops right outside the door, and the beach half a block away. We had a nice balcony for out door meals including a BBQ.

This is one of the better priced apartments, but it's in need of a little updating. Our bed kept falling apart. The slats under the mattress kept falling off with the slightest movement. We were constantly reassembling it. The toilet would not turn off, so we had to turn off the water after every flush.

Overall, I thought this apartment was adequate for our needs on this trip. I was moving my daughter into her dorm for a study abroad. But, for a vacation/holiday there are many holiday apartments in the area with wonderful views and access to the ocean. Next time I'll look for something a little different.

  • Liked — location and price
  • Stayed January 2007, travelled on business
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Yorkshire England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2006

If I had seen the first review I probably would not have booked. However the apartment was very clean and tidy and although basic was adequate for our needs. Ideally situated in the centre of Manly close to all amenities. Manly is exremely busy at the weekends but we had no problem with the noise. We paid $110 per night and felt that this was a very reasonable deal. We would definately stay here again

  • Stayed March 2006
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Cheltenham,England
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2006

One bedroomed apartment on Wentworth Street,Manly
Very well located 200 metres to both the ocean beach and the harbour beach.Well maintained clean apartment with all mod cons inc.air con.Secure entry and parking.
We were very pleased with the service we received from
the agents/owners and thought that the $140 a day
was good value.
Not too noisy considering only 150 metres to the Corsa
(top end).
Will definately use again.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2005

These apartments are in the centre of town near the Corso, so convenient for that. The downside is you hear a lot of noise at night from the bars and drinkers down there. We arrived after travelling for 24 hours from England to a smelly dirty apartment. The bathroom was mouldy, the loo was black at the bottom, the floor was covered in dust, there were cockroaches, the dishes and cutlery were dirty, bolognaise sauce on the worktops, bed was painful to sleep on due to springs sticking out, didn't want to sit on sofa it was so dirty. Need we go on?? (we could...) The walls are very thin and you can hear everything that goes on in the entire building. Avoid if you want any sleep at all. Very disappointing, and at $110 a night, a total rip-off.

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Property: Waterside Holiday Apartments
Address: Short Street Plaza, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Manly > Manly
Amenities:
Kitchenette Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Manly
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Waterside Holiday Apartments Hotel Manly
Waterside Holiday Apartments Manly

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