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Manly Marina Cove Motel

578A Royal Esplanade (Corner Royal Esplanade & Davenport Dr), Brisbane, Queensland 4179 Australia
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The Manly Marina Cove Motel is a 4 star motel located in the grounds of the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron where Brisbane meets Moreton Bay in Manly, Queensland. The quiet location offers great views over Moreton Bay and is close to many major road networks as well as the domestic and international airports. The motel is a 5 minute walk to Manly Harbour Village with a variety of restaurants and cafes. The location is ideal for corporates travelers doing business in the nearby business & industrial precincts in Manly, Wynnum, Lytton, Hemmant, Port of Brisbane and Brisbane's Bayside. Resident managers - Sue and Paul Petersen look forward to welcoming you to the Manly Marina Cove Motel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference facilities
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Plunge pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Vending machine
Outdoor furniture
Dry cleaning
Self-serve laundry
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Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Seating area
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Bridal suite
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HOTEL STYLE
Marina View
Modern
Languages Spoken
English
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Meander52886981087 wrote a review Dec 2023
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This property had everything. It was scrupulously clean, the beds were very comfortable, the air conditioning worked well and was quiet. I called and was able to secure the last room for the following day. Staff on the phone and on site could not have been more helpful. A short walk away in the Yacht Club where we enjoyed a delicious, well priced meal overlooking the marina. Definitely would stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Karlie P wrote a review Aug 2023
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Travelling by myself for work this location was perfect, close to shops and restaurants, great area to exercise, amenities were excellent, the room was very clean and the staff were friendly and helpful, will definitely stay here again
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Date of stay: August 2023
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J Black wrote a review Aug 2023
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Trish & Chris the managers were terrible, unfriendly, unprofessional managers. Not willing to solve problems and disrespectful to people in wheelchairs. They did not smile during the entire stay. They acted as tho they did not want to be there and it was just a job. Not kind and friendly.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Sue Petersen, General Manager at Manly Marina Cove Motel
Responded 8 Aug 2023
All of our prices are disclosed on our website & listed when making reservations. For extra services, the pricing is discussed with the guest prior to providing the service. The charge for the extra service - Splitting the King bed to 2 Single beds had been confirmed with her partner, who made the reservation. This lady was upset about an extra charge for splitting the beds & was expressing this very loudly to our reception staff member. As managers of the motel, we do take the wellbeing of our staff & guests very seriously. We heard this guest being very vocal & would not listen to our staff member. Chris attended reception to assist our team member & regardless of if the guest is in a wheelchair or not, we do treat guests in a business manner that suits the situation. Further, we do hope we have addressed the correct situation as the contributor, J Black has no record of being a guest in our Disability Access Rooms.
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Tammy M wrote a review July 2023
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We enjoyed another stay at Manly Marina Cove Motel. Very friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere. Great location. Room size perfect for our family and all the comforts that we needed. We can't wait to stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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seb7701 wrote a review Apr 2023
Roma, Australia47 contributions8 helpful votes
Stayed for 2 nights with my teenage boys. Great motel - very clean, neat and well equipped. Staff were great and was conveniently able to park my trailer boat in Manly boat ramp parking immediately next door during our stay. Great location if casting off from Port of Brisbane boat ramp which was only 17mins away. Even better if you’ve arrived on something parked in the Marina!!
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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ms_aus wrote a review Feb 2023
Ballina, Australia45 contributions8 helpful votes
My travel agency booked this motel for me and I am so happy they did!. Lovely Management on check in , everything explained for an easy stay along with a very yummy brownie 😋 as a welcome. I was on 2nd floor but having a sore knee wasn't looking forward to stairs, luckily and most thankfully they have a lift!. The room I had was so clean and well appointed, big comfy bed, plenty of space , great huge t.v to watch good sized bar fridge and microwave. A good balcony with some bay views, lovely to have door opened to catch the beautiful bay breeze. A nice clean bathroom with a bath. Both housekeeping and Managers should be commended for the upkeep of the motel, it is spotless, you can tell there is great pride in this property. I was out a lot of my stay due to catching up with family but I feel even if I was in the room for full 48 hours I would be quite happy with the space. The motel is close to restaurants , cafes , it's a lovely walk along the esplanade. As someone who used to run motels I can honestly say this is one of the best places to stay in Brisbane . I definitely will be back.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Simon R wrote a review Jan 2023
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We loved our stay it was quiet /clean and the room had everything you'd need.......staff were great too we'll be looking forward to having another stay soon . Great air - con, had all the channels you could think of the room was a great size and the staff were very helpful ....
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Duncan L wrote a review Jan 2023
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We had a 8 night stay while competing in a regatta and found the property very clean and well maintained. The rooms are large; our ground floor suite had a private covered courtyard space. Staff were very courteous and helpful. Cabs, Ubers and e-scooters are all easily accessible, and the Manly town centre is no more than a 10 minute walk along the marina edge. While we didn't use it, there is a small pool on site as well as a basic guest laundry. It is a quiet and relaxing place to stay
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Date of stay: January 2023
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KerriL1 wrote a review Dec 2022
Nadi, Fiji5 contributions3 helpful votes
Lovely location, very clean. Customer care disappointing. I left a phone charger behind and, rang to ask them to check and they couldn't be bothered checking. Also no consideration for even a mild late checkout request for a frequent customer.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 4 Jan 2023
Thank you KerriL1 for recently staying - we are sorry to hear that our relief managers were unable to assist with a later check out - however we can see that the Motel was at capacity on the night you stayed. There was a large group also departing whom were all requesting late check outs after a work Christmas party. If you want to contact our reception, and advise the room you stayed in, we can check lost property for your phone charger. We agree we are in a lovely location, and thank you for noting how clean our property is. We do hope that you chose to stay with us next time you are in the area. Kind regards Sue & Paul Petersen, Managers.
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Bree A wrote a review Nov 2022
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Had a party at the Yacht Squadron so this hotel is perfect position to stay. Its also great walking distance to lovely cafes and pubs for a few extra drinks and breakfast the next day. Staff are always lovely when arriving and leaving and the rooms are comfy. Have stayed here plenty of times and will stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 4 Jan 2023
Thank you BreezaGC for staying again with us and for your insightful review. We look forward to welcoming you back next time you need accommodation on Brisbane's bayside. Kind regards Sue & Paul Petersen, Managers.
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AU$196 - AU$211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Manly Marina Cove Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Manly Marina Cove Motel?
Nearby attractions include Manly Harbour Village (1.0 km), Manly Harbour Gallery (0.9 km), and Lota Park (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Manly Marina Cove Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Manly Marina Cove Motel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Manly Marina Cove Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Manly Marina Cove Motel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Manly Marina Cove Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cambridge Lane Espresso, Shucks, and Thai Boat Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Manly Marina Cove Motel?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Manly Marina Cove Motel?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Manly Marina Cove Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Helena Island National Park (3.8 km), Fort Lytton National Park (6.8 km), and Historic Ormiston House (7.7 km).
Does Manly Marina Cove Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.