The Sebel Manly Beach Hotel in Sydney, Australia

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Updated: January 11, 2022

• Location: South Steyne Road, Manly Beach.
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• Hotel phone: +61 (0)2 9977 8866
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Review of The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach Hotel.

The moderate and family-friendly Sebel hotel features spacious studios and apartments, some with kitchenettes, right across the road from Manly Beach.

Sebel Manly Beach – A beachside, motel-style hotel, quiet and perfect for families.

Along the less boisterous end of the esplanade, but still squarely among the action, the Sebel is an excellent choice to relish magnificent Manly. Fresh as the breeze and seeping with tropical charm, the hotel spreads across two towers, each with an outdoor pool – surprising, considering a perfect beach is just meters away. Much of the accommodation caters for families, with plenty of room for extra single beds, while the one and two-bedroom apartments feature kitchenettes, separate lounge/dining areas, and balconies large enough for tables and chairs. Rooms in the North Tower offer gorgeous views of the street and beach (pines and palms permitting); less so, however, from the South Tower. The Sebel is about fifteen minutes on foot along the delightful outdoor pedestrian mall to the ferry terminal. And the boat trip to Manly across Sydney Harbour is truly wonderful.

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Sebel Manly Beach – The Location

  • Area: On South Steyne Road, along the esplanade facing the main beach.
  • Address: 8-13 South Steyne Road.
  • Nearest Transport: Bus – Manly Village Public School, Victoria Pde (200m), Ferry – Manly Wharf (650m).
  • Handy to: Hyde Park, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney Aquarium, Tumbalong Park.

Sebel Manly Beach – The Basics

  • Guests: Caters very well for families and popular with groups of young people.
  • Pets: Not allowed.
  • Beach: Directly opposite the hotel, Manly Beach is long, clean, and shady, but be careful of the waves.
  • Views: Of the beach from most rooms in the North Tower; more likely street views from the South Tower.
  • Parking: Available for a small fee.
  • How to Book: will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +61 (0)2 9977 8866
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  • Website:

Sebel Manly Beach – Amenities

  • Pool: Two outdoor pools, both with a jacuzzi attached; one is heated.
  • Spa, Fitness Center, & Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.

Sebel Manly Beach – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant & Lounge/Bar: Little Pearl offers fresh seafood, excellent beach views from street-side tables, and live music in the summer.
  • Breakfast: Included in some packages.
  • Room Service: Available from 11am to 11pm.

Sebel Manly Beach – Rooms

  • Room Types: Standard Studio Room • Standard Family Room • Superior Studio • Deluxe Ocean View Studio • Deluxe Ocean View One and Two-Bedroom Apartment • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: By Australian law, smoking is forbidden within hotel buildings.
  • Best Room: On a corner with twice the views, the Deluxe Ocean View Two-Bedroom Apartment is bright, airy, and very spacious.

Sebel Manly Beach – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants & Bars

  • Garfish Manly – Sublime spot on the harbor-side beach for seafood and sunsets.
  • Wharf Bar – At the ferry terminal, very popular for views, breeze, and seaside ambiance.
  • 4 Pines Brewery – Famous micro-brewery offering unique beers and pub food.

Local Transportation

  • The ferry terminal is a 15-minute walk. Traveling by ferry across the Sydney Harbour is half the attraction of visiting Manly. And an interesting alternative is to travel via gorgeous Watsons Bay.

Sebel Manly Beach – The Hotel

Sebel Manly Hotel is located in a quiet area

The Sebel hotel is along the quieter end of the esplanade facing Manly Beach.

Sebel is modern and family-friendly

The Sebel is modern, welcoming and popular with families.

Little Pearl Bar & Restaurant under Sebel Manly Hotel

Under the hotel, the popular Little Pearl Bar and Restaurant offers hawker-style shared plates, an extensive wine list and live music in summer.

Apartments are spacious and family-friendly

The one and two-bedroom apartments are spacious, and well suited to families.

Family-friendly rooms at the Sebel

With a kitchenette and lounge area, the apartments are perfect for families.

Bright Rooms at the Sebel Manly

All rooms are bright and breezy, with a beach holiday vibe.

Functional and bright rooms at the Sebel Manly Hotel

The rooms are functional, matching the beach holiday ambience throughout the hotel.

North Tower rooms have beach views and balconies

Rooms in the North Tower face the beach and offer a balcony with lovely views.

Sea views from North Tower rooms

Views from rooms in the North Tower offer sea views, but they are mostly blocked by pine trees.

One of Australia's famous beaches, Manly Beach

Manly Beach is understandably one of the most famous in Australia, but it lacks shade like the more renowned Bondi Beach.

Sunny Manly Beach with blue waters

Manly Beach provides plenty of sand and blue waters, but very little shade.

Cafes along Manly Beach esplanade

The hotel is at the southern end of the esplanade, which parallels the Manly Beach for about 1.3km. Most of the road is lined with popular cafés.

Parkland between beach and esplanade near Sebel Manly

Between the beach and esplanade is a path and sliver of parkland, popular with walkers, cyclists and skaters.

Walking, riding and skating on seaside path

Local and tourists love to walk, ride and skate along the seaside path which heads north from the hotel for over one kilometre.

Corso pedestrian mall is between the beach and wharf

About 200m up the esplanade from the hotel is the start of a pedestrian street called The Corso. Packed with places to stay, eat, drink and shop, the street links the ferry wharf with the main beach along which the hotel is located.

Weekend street markets around the Sebel Manly

On weekends, a market is held on and around Market Place, which parallels The Corso pedestrian street between the ocean beach and ferry wharf.

Manly ferry to city centre and Watsons Bay

Ferries to Manly leave from Circular Quay in the city centre about every 30 minutes. The trip takes about 25 minutes and can be rough when the weather is bad.

Enjoying Manly Harbour from a ferry

Half the fun of travelling to Manly is the ferry trip across the magnificent Sydney Harbour.

Lots of boats in Manly Harbour

On the ferry trip to Manly passengers will always see plenty of boats.

There are 2 beaches at Manly

Manly boasts two beaches: one is small, calm and inside the harbour; the other is long and faces the ocean, so waves are sometimes more suited to surfing than swimming. Check rates and availability: Sebel Manly Beach

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