We thought waking up Christmas morning on Manly beach would be a thrill. We booked a family room for 2 nights and were disappointed. We had room number 5 and this did not look like any of the online photos.
Pros - very close to the beach, white fluffy bathroom towels, parking
Cons- No aircon, two pedestal fans provided instead, two windows in room but no cross breeze so room stayed warm, despite it being cool overnight. One window didnt have a flyscreen so had to be kept shut overnight, the other window had a poor fitting flyscreen but we kept it open. Greeted by cockroaches in the kitchenette in the morning. Main bed was very uncomfortable. Cleanliness was ok, main surfaces and floors clean, appreciate it is difficult to keep old fixtures and fittings clean, holes in walls etc
We moved out very early after one uncomfortable night of sleep
I think management are trying hard to refresh the hotel I think we were just unfortunate