This apartment is really centrally located, just a very short walk to the beach, ferry, shops, lots of restaurants, but away from the noise. View is great as you look over the low buildings in front. We even saw whales from the balcony (using the binoculars provided). The apartment is well set up, including with dishes to use in the microwave - which are lacking in many apartments. Good quality sheets and towels. Really good value compared to other places in Manly. Bathroom basin is a little cramped but that is a minor quibble against all the good points.
Excellent location close to the wharf and even closer to the Beach in Manly. But also near Sydney at Circular Quay after a really enjoyable 20-30 ferry ride... Amazing view of the ocean and Shelly Bay. Near shops, supermarkets, restaurants and all other services. Clean and confortable. Very well equipped kitchen and even beach towels ready to go... Jenny was kind enough to greet us near the Wharf when we arrived and to show us all we had to know about the appartement and the surroundings. She went out of her way to make sure that we had everything we needed during our stay. In short, we highly recommended Jenny's apartment if you plan a visit to Manly Beach.
We've stayed in the Manly National Apartments many times but this was our first visit to the Manly Seaside Bliss apartment situated in the Manly National building. The view from the apartment was outstanding looking towards Cabbage Tree Bay and Shelly Beach. The location is excellent with access to the beach, ferry, trains and buses . No need for a car. Taking the ferry to Circular Quay opens up so many tourist opportunities. Restaurants in Manly are excellent and most shopping needs are all available within a few minutes walk. The apartment is well appointed, clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated with all the necessary comforts of home and more. I would definitely recommend booking this apartment. We will be back. Thank you Jenny for looking after us so well.
Manly Seaside Bliss in Manly was perfect! The Location: easy, short walk to the best beach in all of the Sydney area as well as plenty of great restaurants and shops. Ease of Getting Around: Buy the Opal Pass. Buses, Trains, and Ferries are easy and convenient with the Opal card. Tap on...Tap off. If you are concerned about the distance and expense of getting from Manly to Sydney, don't be. We used the Manly Ferry nearly everyday. It is the fastest (~25 minutes), cheapest (~$8 Aus), and most amazingly scenic way to get into the heart of Sydney. We are so glad we decided to choose and stay at Manly Seaside Bliss for our holiday. Simply put, you will not find a more perfect arrangement for your perfect Sydney holiday experience. And lastly, but most importantly, the Owners of Manly Seaside Bliss: Jenny and Lloyd are 2 of the most gracious, helpful, friendly, and wonderful people we have ever met and dealt with while on any holiday. We had some difficulty with a visa issue that was eventually resolved but not without the great effort. We cannot say thank you enough Jenny and Lloyd for their countless hours of help on our behalf. By the time we finally got to Sydney, we felt like we already knew Jenny and Lloyd as friends. By the time we left Manly, we knew we had found family. Jenny and Lloyd made our hoiday absolutely amazing. If you are considering a holiday in the Sydney area, do yourself a great favor and book a reservation with Manly Seaside Bliss. Make sure you plan ahead. Because of the popularity of this place, it may be difficult to get a reservation. But it is so worth staying at Manly Seaside Bliss!
We booked a 5-night stay at the Manly apartment via the TripAdvisor website a number of months prior to our trip to Australia. Jenny sent really helpful emails prior to our visit and answered all the questions we had and also kept in touch during our stay to ensure we had everything we needed.
We stayed in Manly at the very end of a long trip around Australia as we wanted a bit of time to relax. We drove to Manly and we met Jenny outside of the car park which was very helpful as I think it would be quite complicated to find the correct level on our own - we only used the bay for one night as we returned the hire car the next day.
Jenny’s apartment is on the 9th floor of a block in Central Avenue and it’s a great location, the views over the bay are stunning. Jenny has produced a very comprehensive guide to the apartment and also took us through all the finer points and showed us around the roof-top pool and laundry area. It is less than 5 minutes to the shops, the Manly ferry and the beaches. The apartment itself is quiet (very little noise from the apartments on either side) and also very secure. It was a pleasure to be able to self cater (in a well equipped kitchen) and relax indoors after staying at hotels and motels for quite some time.
We had a good time during our stay in Manly and Jenny even supplied a mobile phone for local calls which is great if you want to book restaurant or tickets etc. We had some difficulty with the shower on our first morning but Jenny quick advised on how we should be using it (use a slow flow of the hot water as it is so hot so this leaves plenty of water for showers) and it was fine for the rest of our stay. To summarise - a well equipped modern apartment in a great location with a helpful owner who will help you with any queries before and during your stay.