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Published September 3rd 2012
Excellent hotel for couples and families
The Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific Hotel has been a Manly icon for over 20 years. Located opposite Manly Surf beach and a short walk from Manly Wharf, the hotel is the perfect location for a weekend getaway or a holiday.
With over 213 rooms, including 72 newly renovated rooms and suites, the Novotel has something for everyone. Most rooms have stunning views of Manly or the ocean and offer modern conveniences including wireless internet connection, large work space, heating and airconditioning, secure bedroom key, in-house movies, hairdryer, iron & ironing board, minibar and coffee and tea making facilities. You can choose from the following:
Standard Rooms – These are available in queen or twin bed configuration and sleep either up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
Suites - Ideal for families and couples wanting more space. They provide ocean views, private balcony, lounge and dining area, bathrobes and 2 bedrooms.
Accessible Rooms provide amenities for people with disabilities with either king or twin beds, bed hoist access, wheel chair accessible, roll in bathroom and shower and shower chairs upon request.
The hotel has first class facilities, including rooftop swimming pool and spa, fully equipped gym, coin operated laundry and dry cleaning service, internet kiosk, 24 hour reception and room service, safety deposit boxes and secure undercover car-parking.
Check in time is 2pm and check out is 11am. Staff at the hotel are very friendly and helpful and willing to go the extra mile.
The hotel has 3 bars:
Lobby Bar, with comfortable lounges and large windows overlooking the beach.
Charlie Bar – a recently renovated night spot with a gaming area and large TVs.
Sable featuring wide open terrace with lounges overlooking Manly Beach as well as several private areas for small gatherings.
Zali's restaurant located in the hotel lobby serves buffet breakfast between 6.30am – 10.30am, a-la-carte and buffet lunch between 12noon – 3pm and a-la carte dinner, which is served from 6-10pm. For children up to 12 years, the restaurant offers a children's menu.
Novotel Manly Pacific is a popular meeting and conference venue, with 9 function rooms that can cater for 10 - 550 people. It also offers plenty of pre-function space and enclosed beachfront terrace, business services and on-site audio visual supplier.
The hotel is conveniently located near Manly Corso, which provides a large selection of cafes, restaurants, shops and supermarkets. On the weekends, you will also find great markets, which sell a range of fashion and accessories, jewellery, homewares, photography and arts & crafts.
For those who enjoy an early morning walk on the beach or a jog along the promenade, you will find bubblers along the way, so no need to bring drink bottles. Families with young children will find a couple of playgrounds - one almost directly opposite the hotel and another one further up the beach.
If you'd like to venture to Sydney CBD, simply walk to Manly Wharf and catch a ferry, which takes you directly to Circular Quay. From there you can either walk, catch a bus, train or ferry and further explore Sydney.