Manly Designer Studios is a family-run, local business recently established and renovated in 2018. Our idyllic rooms are located just 100 meters from the iconic Manly Beach, and a 10-minute walk from Manly Corso and the Ferry Wharf.
Manly - a renowned surfers paradise - is a great choice for all types of travellers, whether you're interested in sunbathing by the beach, exploring the coastal walks or revelling in the flora & fauna in the nearby national parks.
Despite being a laid-back beach resort, Manly is just a 20-minute ferry ride away from the heart of Sydney. Alternatively, head the opposite direction to explore the stunning Northern Beaches.
All rooms at Manly Designer Studios boast en-suite bathrooms, Smart-TVs and tea/coffee-making facilities. Some rooms feature kitchenettes with cooking equipment such as induction plates, microwaves and toasters.
Our reception is open from 08:00 - 20:30. For late check-ins please notify us before arrival to arrange key pick up.
HISTORY OF MANLY
Situated 17km north-east of the Sydney CBD, Manly was named in the 18th century by Captain Arthur Philip after the indigenous people that lived there. Philip stated that their "confidence and manly behaviour" inspired the name for Manly Cove. Originally, the land was inhabited by the Gayemagal people who thrived due to the abundance of food resources such as fish, shellfish and animals.
Scattered settlement began in the Manly Cove in the early 1820s. Henry Gilbert Smith, an English businessman living in Sydney, saw that Manly - with an ocean beach on one side and fine sandy cove on the other - could provide a great "watering place" for the people of Sydney. Smith encouraged the growth of a ferry service to Manly and by 1856, a daily ferry service was in place.