Overview of Manly's Hidden Gem

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3.6 / 5Good
315 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry


Explore the area

Popular LocationManly Beach6 min walk
Popular LocationManly Wharf13 min walk
Popular LocationShelly Beach11 min drive
AirportSydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.)50 min drive

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  • Studio Apartment - Located on 1st Floor

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 18 sq m
    • Park view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Pet Friendly Double - Double Bed

    Room amenities

    • 21 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Deluxe 1 Bedroom Apartment

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 25 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • 1 Bedroom Cottage House

    Room amenities

    • 39 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Pet Friendly Trio - Double and Single Bed

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 22 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Executive Studio Apartment - Located on 1st Floor

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 19 sq m
    • Park view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Trio Apartment - Queen and Single Bed

    Room amenities

    • 26 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Trio Room - Double and Single Bed

    Room amenities

    • 26 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Private Double Room -Shared Bathroom-Located on 1st Floor

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 8 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Private Twin Room - Shared Bathroom - Located on 1st Floor

    Room amenities

    • 13 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • 2 Bedroom Apartment

    Room amenities

    • 38 sq m
    • Sleeps 6
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  • 1 Bedroom Apartment

    Room amenities

    • 10 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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About this area


Located in Manly, Manly's Hidden Gem is on the Strip and near the beach. North Head Quarantine Station and Sydney Harbour Bridge are notable landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Manly Wharf and Overseas Passenger Terminal. Don't miss out on a visit to Taronga Zoo. Our guests love the lodge's quiet location.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Manly Beach - 6 min walk
  • Manly Wharf - 13 min walk
  • Warringah Mall - 11 min drive
  • Shelly Beach - 11 min drive
  • North Head Quarantine Station - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Sydney North Sydney Station - 13 min drive
  • Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) - 50 min drive

About this property

Manly's Hidden Gem

3-star Victorian lodge, walk to Manly Beach
Laundry facilities, express check-in and express check-out are available at this smoke-free lodge. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, free newspapers, tour/ticket assistance and multilingual staff are on-site. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and ceiling fans. Kitchenettes with microwaves are standard, and guests will also find hairdryers and showers. Weekly housekeeping is available.
Manly's Hidden Gem offers 20 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Accommodation at this 3-star lodge has kitchenettes with microwaves.
Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include a ceiling fan and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a weekly basis.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Limited parking spaces
Street parking

Family friendly

Laundry facilities


Free newspapers in reception
No lifts

Guest services

Housekeeping (weekly)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance
Wedding services

Languages spoken



Picnic area


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Blackout drapes/curtains
Ceiling fan


Free toiletries
Toilet paper

Food and drink

Cleaning supplies
Electric kettle


Connecting rooms available
Individually decorated
Individually furnished
Iron/ironing board
Laptop-friendly workspace



Check-in between 2:00 PM and midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information; access will be through a private entrance
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.

Access methods

Lockbox, private entrance


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of AUD 30, per pet, per day, plus a deposit of AUD 30 per stay
Dogs and cats only
1 per room
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

American Express

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 40 per stay

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

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: AUD 30 per stay
  • Pet fee: AUD 30 per pet, per day
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2.5 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
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
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Outback Lodge Manly
Outback Lodge
Outback Manly

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

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.

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

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 😃

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort


Very nice weekend, found it peaceful and quiet

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020