Manly Beach Finally Gets A Decent Hotel With Accor’s MGallery Label
— Updated on 10 September 2022

Manly Beach Finally Gets A Decent Hotel With Accor’s MGallery Label

— Updated on 10 September 2022
Chris Singh
Chris Singh

Is Manly finally getting a decent hotel? It certainly looks like that may be the case with a $30 million dollar refurbishment sweeping the long-standing Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, directly opposite the beach, and transforming the painfully average accommodation into Manly Pacific MGallery. Due to open to the public in November of this year, the new Manly Pacific represents a bit of a step-up from one of the more average Accor brands to one of the French hotel group’s most reliable.

Whether or not it’s worthy of the label will be something we’d need to see in a few months but for now, things are looking promising for one of Sydney’s most famous beach suburbs, which has always seemed to lag behind when it comes to good quality accommodation.

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That’s not to sledge nearby boutique hotel The Sebel, which is still a decent option if you’re looking for a staycation in one of Sydney’s most attractive areas. But having an MGallery hotel could be a game-changer for the local hospitality scene and a nice little nod to the subtle changes that have been priming Manly as a destination to rival that of Bondi for overseas visitors.

Themed on the “relaxed beach lifestyle” synonymous with living in Manly, the MGallery property has added a new residence and nine premium suites to the existing inventory. That makes for a total of 213 rooms, redesigned from the rather dated Novotel aesthetic to align more with an ocean theme worked up in collaboration with Coco Republic.

It looks like the rooftop pool has also gone a bit of a refresh, looking out over Manly Beach and rounding out the hotel’s voguish focus on “bespoke wellness” experiences.

Natural tones have been used for a softer and more calming aesthetic throughout the hotel from travertine stone tables to blue-grey hues in the guest rooms. The hotel’s General Manager, Dylan Cole, is calling this reapproach “beachside vibrance.”

It sounds like this is a good option for anyone wanting to have a quick staycation and a surf on what is truly one of Australia’s best beaches. We’ll see if that’s the case in November.

Manly Pacific MGallery

Address: 55 N Steyne, Manly NSW 2095
Contact: (02) 9977 7666

Rates at Manly Pacific MGallery start at around $300 per night.

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Chris Singh
Chris is a freelance Travel, Food, and Technology writer. He has had work published by The AU Review, Junkee Media and Australian Traveller Media and holds tertiary qualifications in Psychology and Sociology.


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