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Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2013

Staff were friendly and hospitable, rooms were clean and basic. It’s a good location although like the other reviewers; we found it a little noisy. It is a good location if you are going to a wedding and won’t be hanging around the motel much otherwise if you are planning a weekend in Bowral where you want to lounge around,... More 

2 Thank Kateski84
Blayney, Australia
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74 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2013

was able to book a room last minute and good a reasonable rate. Upon arrival the owner was very pleasant and helpful and her dogs seem to rule the reception area. This is a smaller 12 room motel and the 'executive' rooms at the rear are apparently larger & quieter. This location offers an east stroll to the centre of... More 

1 Thank BlayneyDave
Lilydale, Australia
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98 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2013

We were greeted by the canine welcoming committee on arrival. They were so cute. The human greeting was just as warm and welcoming. Lovely. Although it was a bit strange that we were asked what crockery we needed, which was promptly brought to the room. Autumn in Bowral is not warm and we couldn't figure out why the windows were... More 

Thank StephenIG
Canberra, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 March 2013

We stayed at the manning Bowral on the recommendation of friends. Good little country style motel. We stayed in a queen room and although it's small it was cosy. The beauty is that it's so close to town. Bowral is so pretty we ended up staying an extra night and even though the motel was pretty packed they said it... More 

1 Thank Ben H
1 review
Reviewed 27 February 2013

GREAT STAY, nice to finally have some peace and quiet with the family, reception was very helpful and friendly, had dinner at Biota (on site) and was blown away bye the menu and setting. We will Definitely be come back, thanks julie.

Thank Zoey M
Canberra, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2013

We stayed at the manning for 2 nights and found it to be a very quiet, relaxing place to stay. Walking distance to the lovely gardens, cafes and restaurants of Bowral. Our room was very clean, and the staff were always friendly and helpful. We had no problems with noise from other guests as the walls are thick brick. Altogether... More 

2 Thank Hannah R
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2013

We stayed at The Manning for 5 nights while visiting family in Bowral. We were disappointed by the tired decor, very dirty carpet, uneven housekeeping and paper thin walls. We were kept awake on 3 consecutive nights by the crying baby next door and could hear our neighbours talking and using the bathroom. Our mini fridge was so loud that... More 

Thank Sasamat

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Pokolbin, Australia
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42 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2012

Stayed at this motel for 2 nights for a wedding. Very Reasonably priced. A small motel, ground level rooms, very basic - but they have been recently updated. Ensuite - No face washers provided! Tea and Coffee making facilities Very friendly check-in Great spot to walk to the town of Bowral. Hatted Restaurant next door - Biota

4 Thank bec168
Batemans Bay, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2012

Stayed at the manning, quite peaceful with large grounds, and the courtyard area was a great place to spend time with my family, staff we're helpful, we would recommend this to others, and would happily return.

4 Thank Rosie10114
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 November 2012

right on a road with big trucks passing and the usual car parking immediately outside rooms. really a house on a small site and has gravel out the back and had staff running a noisy trolley over it at 7:30 am. its an old house that has been subdivided and while the ambience is not exactly seedy it is gloomy... More 

1 Thank detoqueville

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Closest Motel to: Bowral CBD, Bradman & International Cricket Hall of Fame also Bowral Hospital. Opposite Bowral Golf course. World class 'Biota Restaurant' on site. All rooms have FREE: WiFi & Fox sports and movie channels. MIDWEEK Stay 2 nights and receive: FREE admission ONE person:•Bradman museum &International Cricket Hall of Fame OR * Game of Golf OR * Bottle of wine. QUEEN ROOM Reverse-cycle air cond. Queen Bed, en-suite with hairdryer, fridge, kettle, toaster, Satellite TV and DVD EXECUTIVE, Reverse-cycle air cond. Queen Bed and sofa bed, En-suite with hairdryer, Dining table, fridge, kettle, toaster. Satellite digital TV & DVD, Accom. 2 or 4 PERSONS. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Manning Motel

Address: 18 Kangaloon Road, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Southern Highlands > Bowral
Price Range: €69 - €172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“We were next door to reception and it was a little noisy so a room further away might be better”
 of 5 bubbles Kateski84, 1 May 2013 | Read review
“Rooms next to the courtyard are quieter than those facing the main road.”
 of 5 bubbles StephenIG, 26 Apr 2013 | Read review
“If staying more then 3-4 night spend the extra and get the bigger room and it has a couch and more space. Plus they were up the back of the property.”
 of 5 bubbles BenH626, 27 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Executive Rooms”
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 of 5 bubbles ZoeyM_13, 27 Feb 2013 | Read review
“find another place to stay”
 of 5 bubbles Sasamat, 3 Jan 2013 | Read review
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