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Manly's Hidden Gem

3-star3 stars
5 Smith Street, Sydney, NSW, 2095, Australia

Victorian lodge within walking distance of Manly Beach
  • Free WiFi in lobby
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Lovely comfortable and pleasant stayNov 12, 2020
  • It’s a good cheap option and the staff were super friendly. They mentioned an upgrade to…Oct 16, 2020

Manly's Hidden Gem

from ZAR 1,191
  • Studio Apartment - Located on 1st Floor
  • Pet Friendly Double - Double Bed
  • Deluxe 1 Bedroom Apartment
  • 1 Bedroom Cottage House
  • Pet Friendly Trio - Double and Single Bed
  • Executive Studio Apartment - Located on 1st Floor
  • Trio Apartment - Queen and Single Bed
  • Trio Room - Double and Single Bed
  • Private Double Room -Shared Bathroom-Located on 1st Floor
  • Private Twin Room - Shared Bathroom - Located on 1st Floor
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment

What’s around Manly's Hidden Gem


  • In Manly
  • Manly Beach - 6 min walk
  • Shelly Beach - 28 min walk
  • Manly Wharf - 13 min walk
  • North Head Quarantine Station - 40 min walk
  • Warringah Mall - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Taronga Zoo - 6.2 mi / 10 km
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - 8.3 mi / 13.4 km

Getting around

  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 44 min drive
  • Sydney North Sydney Station - 13 min drive
  • Sydney St Leonards Station - 14 min drive
  • Sydney Waverton Station - 14 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 20 cabins
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open during the following times:
  • Friday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email with check-in instructions and lockbox information prior to arrival. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance by email or telephone for check-in instructions.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only)*

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*

  • 1 per room

  • Food and water bowls and off-leash area available

  • Pet sitting services offered


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

The manager

Speaks: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.

At the property

Food and drink
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built - 1900
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the cabin

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Food and drink
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Weekly housekeeping provided
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Manly's Hidden Gem’s small print

Also known as

  • Outback Lodge Manly
  • The Outback Lodge Manly
  • Manly's Hidden Gem Lodge
  • Manly's Hidden Gem Manly
  • Manly's Hidden Gem Lodge Manly
  • Outback Manly
  • Outback Lodge


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

For details on pet restrictions and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: AUD 100 per accommodation, per stay

Pet deposit: AUD 50 per stay

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2.5 percent

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of AUD 30 per pet, per day

Service animals exempt from fees

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Manly's Hidden Gem

  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Manly's Hidden Gem?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Manly's Hidden Gem?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Manly's Hidden Gem.
  • Are pets allowed at Manly's Hidden Gem?
    Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room. There's a charge of AUD 30 per pet, per day, and there's also a deposit of AUD 50 per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees. Dog exercise areas, pet-sitting services, and food and water bowls are available.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Manly's Hidden Gem?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Manly's Hidden Gem?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Sushi Waka (4-min walk), Jellyfish (5-min walk), and Beach Salt (5-min walk).
  • Is there an onsite casino at Manly's Hidden Gem?
    No, this lodge doesn't have a casino, but Star Casino (18-min drive) is nearby.
  • What is there to do at Manly's Hidden Gem and nearby?
    Manly's Hidden Gem has a picnic area and a garden.

Recent reviews

Good 7,4 From 84 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Loved my stay at this gem of a place - quite, very clean, staff was extremely helpful, will definitely be back and highly recommend - gardens gorgeous, liked the windmill
Seg, au1 night romance trip
Fair 4,0
Overall Stay was Disappointing but great location
We found this stay to be quite disappointing. The owner of the property was very abrupt when we arrived and wasn't very friendly. When we went into our apartment, it wasn't what the pictures showed. It was much smaller and very strict. You were given a set of fees for if things weren't done e.g. $25 charge for if cutlery is not washed prior to exit and $25 if anything is left in the fridge. Although we would respect these rules, we felt they were very strict and wasn't exactly very welcoming or trustworthy of owners. There was no soap in the toilet when the property listed that toiletries were available, this is not very COVID-19 friendly and the main light did not work. The bathroom was very small and nothing like the photos online. However, the location was great and the fact that we were walking distance from Manly was very good. We did not spend much time in the hotel as it was very small so did not end up using the kitchen. We were also worried too due to the strict rules.
au2 night trip
Good 6,0
It was clean except the bottom sheet had black grit on it as if someone before us had used it and not changed. The blanket would not be even warm enough for a dog bed it would be thrown away if given to the op shop. there was no electric blanket and the heater which we had to leave on all night because of the thin blanket took all the oxygen out of the room. We were glad we were the only ones there as a shared 1 bathroom had the toilet in it and it would be for maybe 4 Rooms. The place was well kept and quiet it was a charming setting. The book in was not explained well as we had trouble getting the code I think that was the fault of last Manly is a great place to go and the accommodation is well placed for transport but take blankets with you if it is the middle of winter as we went then. I was close to the beach in a quiet street.
Gwenandian, au2 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Great place, wonderful location
The location was great and the apartment was very comfortable and well equipped. I really recommend the place!
au5 night family trip
Fair 4,0
We booked this accommodation for a quick overnight on a business trip to Sydney. Unfortunately the bed linen appeared to have been previously used with hair on the pillow cases and sheets. There was no milk supplied fir tea as is suggested in the advert. The bathroom while shared was in need of a clean and had water on the floor. The stay is much closer to a Hostel style accommodation and even included the loud partiers arriving at 3;30 am loudly and fighting. There is no on-site reception to discuss the concerns as all access is through remote key code. It was not a horrible stay but we would have chosen elsewhere had we known it was hostel style.
JWood, au1 night business trip
Good 6,0
I didn’t realise it was a shared kitchen & bathroom. It was noisy with other guests coming & going until early morning plus the two girls next door came home & would not shut up until I told them to.
au1 night trip
Very good 8,0
The location was very central, we could walk to the beach, shops, harbour easily. If u drive u will need to pay $20 for parking as there’s no free Street parking. The Staff where extremely helpful, easy going and lovely to deal with.
au1 night romance trip
Good 6,0
Great setting and clear communication. However I got no sleep one of my two nights due to in and out of other guests to/from rooms and shared bathroom from wooden floor noises and banging of doors due to locks. And sounds amplified in cavernous space. There were six rooms sharing one small bathroom that included toilet so frequently ducking in and out to check. The room itself was cosy but good - kitchenette, tv, good bed, fan, good towels and linen all in your room and very clean -, though lucky was low 20s as not be comfortable in heat as no aircon. I also wasn't told on booking it was upstairs, which I'd have like to know as have disability. I guess I ought to have asked, know for next time 😃
au2 night family trip
Good 6,0
Great location. The skylight in the bedroom woke us up very early.
au1 night family trip
Good 6,0
too expensive . I paid $ 110 need share bath room
mona, au1 night trip with friends

Manly's Hidden Gem