Room Eight Escape Rooms
Room Eight Escape Rooms
5
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 8:15 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 8:15 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 8:15 PM
About
You’re trapped… and the clock is ticking. Everything you need to escape is right there in front of you – if only you can decode it, discover it, unearth it or uncover it. Room Eight is a team sport for your mind: can you and your companions untangle the web of clues and triumphantly make a great escape before time runs out?
Duration: 1-2 hours
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traveller_001
Sydney, Australia99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Family
The Packhunt was fantastic! Great way to see Manly and learn some hidden secrets of the area for locals and tourists. Had the lure of kids being able to use their phone or iPod to uncover clues. Cryptic clues made us all think and answers were evenly spread amongst the 10-year old, 15-year old and 40-something aunty. Looking forward to checking out future Packhunts.
Written 14 September 2019
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dreaded2729
Whistler, Canada29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
Tried the Indisposed escape from the dungeon. Group of 6 ppl. Very well done. Pay attention to every miniscule clue. Don't go on a very hot day. First escape room got very hot due to size of room & number of people. Also, make sure that your group doesn't have too many "chiefs" and not enough "indians". Everyone needs to respect other's opinions and sound out all ideas. Escape is cleverly designed and will make you think, albeit for 60 minutes or less. Good fun to kill an hour. $40 a person may seem high but it is definitely a different experience.
Written 2 January 2019
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Jacinta v
19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2018 • Friends
Hi lovely friendly place but needs clearer instructions to start the game . We were left confused and a little perplexed as to how to proceed.
Fun but needs to improve to keep custom coming back .
Administration was fantastic on sorting out issues with initial booking and on this alone I would give them five stars ⭐️.
Written 8 July 2018
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Hi Jacinta, thanks you for your feedback. We’re glad that overall you had fun in the rooms. We’re sorry that you felt somewhat confused about how to proceed. We understand that for people new to escape rooms it can be tricky understanding how to begin. This is why we have our intro video which explains how to use our specialised in-Room clue system so that you can access clues and play at your own level. Speaking with our game masters who were on duty for you, I understand that you began the game by accessing the answers by mistake for your first few puzzles. This should’ve been clearly explained in our intro video and reiterated by staff, however we will review this, following your feedback to ensure it’s clear. I also understand that our game master offered to reset the room for you so you could start again. Thank you for the praise for our admin staff. As you know it’s not usually policy to provide a refund for people who fail to turn up for their booking, however in this case given the confusion you had with your confirmation email we were happy to provide you a new booking free of charge. We hope to see you return and would love to have you through our Entombed Room, which you may find slightly easier, Thanks
Written 9 July 2018
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Sarah T
Seaforth, Australia77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2018 • Friends
This was our first escape room and once we got in the swing of it we had a great time. We missed out on escaping by 2 minutes but the team extended our visit so we could finish the last clue. Highly recommend for an entertaining hour.
Written 16 June 2018
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amanda p
sydney48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2018 • Family
Not the first escape room we have done, but it was just as good as others. I think it was a bit pricy having to pay for teens as adults...so $160 for four of us for an hour. But the room was very well done (entombed) and it was actually good to be able to have access to clues without phoning to people outside, as you have access at your finger tips with clues on an iPad if needed. We will come back here the next time we are in manly.
Written 10 June 2018
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2badohsosad
Sydney, Australia21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
We booked for my child’s 10th birthday with a small group of friends. They had a fabulous time trying to find and solve all of the clues. Good fun!
Written 20 May 2018
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Thanks for the review. Glad everyone had such a good time. We hope to see you back soon
Written 29 May 2018
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Bec N
Scottsdale, Australia84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Escape Room first first timers for this mid-30 couple! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We didn’t pre-book - was a very spur-of-the-moment, what-can-we-do-while-in-Manly thought, popped in learn more about it and there just so happened to be room & timeslot available. We did the Egyptian themed room.

Having not done an escape room before, it took us a while to get into the swing of things/work out what sort of clues to look for. We didn’t ‘escape’ within the hour, but the lovely staff member allowed us extra time to get through to the end anyway.

I can’t remember the staff members name, but she is a credit to the business. Super lovely/friendly, confident, patient & helpful. I hope she’s appreciated by her employer - she’s half the reason we had such a great first time!

Tis a little expensive... was OK for just my husband and I (away on a break without the kids), but when you pay per person, not per room, it could be an expensive hours playtime.

I’m hooked. I’m now looking up escape rooms in our future getaway destinations!
Written 1 May 2019
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mel_b_manly
Manly, Australia9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
We have booked 2 rooms (Entombed and Targeted) for a birthday party with 11 years old kids. Great fun and highly recommended!
Written 5 February 2019
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justin R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
I took a group of seven people for their first experience of escape room and they absolutely loved it. We did the Entomb, an Egyptian themed escape room and we were able to escape with 6 minutes remaining. Steve and Emmanuela were incredible hosts who went out of their way to make it an extraordinary experience. Whether it is your first time or you are a seasoned escape room goer, Room 8 in Manly is one of the best escape room facilities in Australia. You will be challenged and you will have lots of fun and the family or friends can enjoy something to eat by the Iconic Manly beach afterwards.
Written 16 May 2018
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Thanks JR for the wonderful review. We look forward to having you guys back in to try the other rooms!
Written 29 May 2018
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scottm_1981
Sydney26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
Hi everyone

I'm an escape room reviewer and enthusiast, having tried 93 rooms so far across Australia. I also run a blog where I review each of those rooms.

My team of 4 adults really enjoyed both rooms at Room Eight, which we checked out in March 2018. I'd describe both Indisposed and Entombed as being medium difficulty, linear rooms. They have a novel hint system and some very creative puzzles. Their rooms are also family friendly, which is a real plus.

They also have a third room under construction, "Targeted", which we are keen to go back and check out.

We really enjoyed both rooms at Room Eight.

Thanks
Scott
(Escape Room Sydney blog)
Written 23 March 2018
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Thanks for your positive feedback Scott. Was great to host you and the rest of the team, and to tap into your knowledge and experience from the industry. It will be a pleasure to have you all back when we complete Targeted in the very near future!
Written 19 April 2018
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