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Published September 14th 2012
Perfect Manly Location
Feel like treating yourself to a little luxury weekend get away? Then why not head to Manly for some fun in the sun. With plenty to do, great restaurants, stunning beaches and fun attractions, this northern beaches suburb has something for everyone. Located only 30 minutes by ferry from Sydney CBD, Manly is one of Sydney's most popular suburbs.
There is plenty of accommodation to choose from including hotels, motels and holiday apartments, but one of the most conveniently located properties is Quest Grande Esplanade Serviced Apartments, situated across the road from Manly Wharf, the transport hub of Manly. With only 50 metres to the taxi rank, bus stop and ferry terminal, you can easily get to where you need to go. If you are travelling by car, the hotel has car parking for its guests.
Many of Manly attractions are located within a short walking distance – Manly Sea Life Sanctuary and Manly Water Works are only 100 metres away, Manly Surf Beach 250 metres away, Manly Art Gallery and Museum 100 metres, shopping and restaurants only 50 metres and North Head Artillery Museum and Quarantine Station 3km.
Quest Grande is a rated 4 star and offers the following facilities: on site reception, secretarial services, valet dry cleaning, babysitting, gym and wireless broadband. It is also wheel chair friendly.
If you prefer to cook while staying at the hotel, the staff can arrange a pantry shopping service. All you need to do is fill out a shopping list before you arrive and they will have all your items delivered before you check in. How cool is that?
If you prefer serviced apartments to the traditional hotels, this property is ideal. You can choose from:
Studio apartments which are open plan, with a kitchenette, laundry facilities and balcony
One bedroom apartments have a more spacious layout with a separate lounge and dining area, fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities and a private balcony
Two bedroom apartments have generous lounge and dining areas, 2 bedrooms, an ensuite, fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities and a large balcony
All apartments have wireless internet, telephones, Foxtel, TV, DVDs and air-conditioning.
Whether you are planning a romantic get away or a family holiday, you will find lots of fun things to do in Manly.
Walk across the road from the apartments and you will find lots of cafes, restaurants, shops and supermarkets. If you feel like taking a dip before breakfast, you have Manly Cove beach right at your doorstep. The beach is sheltered, so there are no waves, making it ideal for families with young children. Walk a few metres down and you will come across kayak hire, Manly Art & Gallery Museum, Manly Sea Life Sanctuary (previously named Manly Oceanworld) and during summer let the kids go water sliding at Manly Water Works. Throughout the year, Manly holds a number of special events and festivals.
Manly Food & Wine Festival, which is held at the Corso and Ocean Beachfront. The festival showcases Manly's restaurant and a selection of wineries from across NSW. It is run by Manly Council, so check out Manly Council Website for dates and times.
Manly Arts Festival – a community based festival which focuses on the diversity of arts practice in the region. For more information, visit Manly Arts Festival Website
Manly International Jazz Festival – Australia's largest community based Jazz Festival takes place over the September/October long weekend. For more details visit Manly Council Website
In summer you will also find beach volleyball tournaments on Manly Surf beach and every weekend, stroll through Manly Markets, an open air market where you can pick up unique homewares, home made delicacies, paintings, jewellery and so much more.