Joined 29 June 2011 Manly , NSW
We visited for lunch on Australia and it was rather quiet, although there was a party starting at 5.00pm so it may well have been the calm before the storm. That means we managed to get a table right at the edge overlooking the water. They were having their annual fireworks for Australia Day that night which is a real local event!!
The customer service team are so helpful, I was looking for a particular piece that I could no longer buy online and they directed me to a number of stores in the hope of finding it. Whilst I didn't it just goes to show how popular the jewellery is. They did it with such kindness also.
A must climb up the hill when in Byron. There is parking right at the top for a handful of cars, although expensive, or you might be lucky enough to secure one near the top for free! Though the best thing is to hike up as the view will add to your breathlessness. Great little caf for a coffee when you reach the top also.
Such a great Kangaroo Valley activity. They offer canoes for the day or a couple of hours which we chose. Set of on one location and canoe away at your own pace along the river and then they collect you at the other end, picking up you and your canoe to take you back to the hire location. Fun!!!
Now located upstairs from the Steyne, the food is still worth going for but not so much the location. We were lucky to secure a table in the private room to eat and watch the football grandfinal in whilst everyone bustled in the bar below. The banquet had ample food and as always tasty as ever!
Love love love Ouzeria. The meat is always tender and so divinely cooked in spices, the owner is always so helpful in helping you select both food and wine and likes to give information about them both. Perfect location across from the beach for lunch and dinner.
We hired canoes to scoot around the Manly part of the Harbour and so enjoyed it. Whilst we had to wait around for someone to arrive at our booking time they were so friendly and helpful and flexible on our return time as we were right at the end of the day. A great couple of ours on the water.
I bought my first digital camera here and always come back when I need an upgrade or accessories. I buy online but have the satisfaction of knowing they have an office address if there is any problems and I want to talk to someone face to face. They are always the most unbeatable price also when doing an internet search. I have bought everything from Canon to Samsung to Fujifilm and always received it quickly.
Jane did our wedding flowers and was an absolute pleasure to deal with. With a minimal brief she was able to create wonders and make such suitable suggestions that we went with everything she suggested. She managed to incorporate our desire for simplicity with some Scottish trimmings and hanging flowers blended with hanging candles. Nothing was too much trouble!
Whilst only hotel guests can sample lunch directly on the pool you can have lunch seated at the restaurant or dinner instead. You need to book for dinner as it is often booked for special occasions and small groups. Our dinner was divine, they always have a quality chef from around the world who serves up innovative ways of your favourites. The wine list is good and the service is friendly, efficient and professional.