Q Station Retreat Hotel - Sydney

1 North Head Scenic Drive, Sydney, Australia, 2095  show map
 4 stars
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Q Station Retreat Hotel - Sydney

Paid Wi-Fi

Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Coffee shop

Picnic area/ Tables

Lobby bar

Shuttle

City shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Spa & wellness center

Overview

The contemporary Q Station Retreat Hotel in Manly district offers luxury rooms with views over Sydney Harbour. Operating in Sydney since 1900, this hotel features original architecture and modern comforts.

This hotel is about 5.5 km away from Taronga Zoo. The property is set within 10 km distance from Sydney city center.

There are boutiques and a mall in the proximity of the hotel.

The venue is notable for the spectacular location within a 20-minute drive to Kingsford Smith airport.

Rooms

Rooms at Q Station Retreat Hotel feature modern touches such as cable TV with on-demand movies, climate control, a private balcony, central heating and a trouser press. Most of the rooms offer a superb view over the garden. There are personal bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and dressing gowns along with coffee/tea makers and a fridge for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

The stunning restaurant serves fresh meals.

A buffet breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

The hotel offers bicycle rentals to all guests.

Relax

Cribs and a game room are available for children. On-site activities feature mountain biking and golf.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for additional charge.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of rooms:   82.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Private beach
  • Currency exchange
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors
  • Lobby

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

  • City shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Lobby bar
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Beach access
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Harbor view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
All children
3 - 16 years
Extra bed AUD 80
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1 North Head Scenic Drive, Sydney, Australia, 2095

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City Center
  • Sydney
    6.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • North Sydney Station
    5.1 mi
  • St Leonards Station
    5.5 mi
Underground stations
  • Wynyard Station
    6.0 mi
Beaches
  • Manly Beach
    5200 ft
  • Shelly Beach
    1.1 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    82

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Rooms and availability

Standard Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Deluxe Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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Heritage Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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  • Bathroom:Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
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Heritage Queen Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Slippers
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
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  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Q Station Retreat photos Room
Heritage Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Slippers
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio

Q Station Retreat Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

Popular areas

Places of interest

  • Quarantine Station1700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

Parks

Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

  • Oceanworld1.2 mi

Marina

Local attractions

  • Manly Beach5200 ft
    Steyne St, Sydney
  • South Steyne Beach1.1 mi
    South Steyne, Sydney
  • Bradleys Head Trail1.4 mi
    Sydney Harbour National Park, Sydney
  • Shelly Beach1.1 mi
    Sydney, New South WalesAustralia
  • Manly Sea Life Sanctuary - Shark Dive Xtreme1.2 mi
    West Esplanade, Sydney
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    82

Hotel Awards

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Q Station Retreat Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Q Station Retreat

Average guest rating

8.2out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 59 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    The peace and quiet, fresh air time to reflect. It is a place to stay in not to take day trips.

  • Group of friends
    8.8

    great location, bed was very comfortable and the buffet breakfast is great & staff were friendly & helpful

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    It was a great place to stay. Wonderful views, close to Manly and shuttle service was wonderful.

  • Older travelers
    9.0

    History, Heritage, Locality, friendly staff, Learnt a lot.

    The restaurant ideally should be positioned elsewhere, and on higher ground, within the locality

  • Couple
    9.6

    The view over the harbour was amazing. We loved that the location of the retreat felt like we were out in the country amongst nature yet Manly beach, shops, cafes and restaraunts were only 5 mins away with Sydney CBD only a 30 min ferry ride away. We had the quiet and relaxed lifestyle of the retreat coupled with the option to be amongst the hustle and bustle of the city. The history of the Q-Station itself was also very interesting. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Fantastic value for money!

    The only compliant we had was that in order to get into Manly and back from Q-Station, we needed to get the free bus shuttle service. This service was not alwas on time and/or available as consistently as we had expected.

  • Older travelers
    6.4

    Location

    It is a very beautiful place but you need to be prepared for lots of things. These are not fully disclosed. We arrived on a wet night. We parked our car and checked in. We needed to have a bus drive us to our room. We had a function to attend. We walked back to the reception in the dark and they called a taxi. We waited in what we realised was a remote place. Nowhere to sit and relax. Taxi could be 5 - 20 mins. Taxi finally arrived after 30 mins. To be honest. It is really nice but lots of inconvenience. Staff really friendly and helpful but... Just not relaxing. Sorry wouldnt recommend it to people who are after a pampering relaxing time.

  • Couple
    5.4

    The bed was very comfortable. I appreciated how the historic site had been preserved.

    We had a 2 night stay at q Station. We checked in on Fri night and on the Saturday we were without hot water and was not able to shower or bath on that day. We booked in for breakfast which was very poor. I would rate the ibis breakfast far ahead of QStation and that is saying something. We found the complicated Parking arrangments a pain. We had and event to go to on the Saturday night and specifically checked with Reception that their would be someone to open the gate on arrival (please note our return time was not late). We waited at the gate (which is in a very isolated area) with no one aswering the intercom for in excess of 20 Minutes. I was openly pissed off with the attendant when he eventually answered. Our impression overall is that it is run by first year Tafe Hospitality Students and may I add - poorly.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Excellent service, convenient location, peaceful retreat

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    The staff in this hotel had a very positive attitude; very helpful - nothing too much trouble. The location of the hotel was close enough to the city yet far enough to be secluded and quiet being in a National Park.

    It should be pointed out at the web site that en-suit does not necessarily connected to the bed room.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    We found the staff at Reception very helpful and friendly. The location is magnificant. The walks in the area are wonderful. We especially enjoyed the Ghost tour for adults with Caz...her enthusiasm was contageous.

    We booked online through this website which was easy and seamless. However I found the accounting software used at Reception totally confusing (or was it an inexperienced staff member I am not sure). There were a no of "faulty tower" moments which if you were in a hurry could have been very annoying and frustrating...eg billing something twice then only removed it on it being picked up by myself. I asked for a student discount (offered in the brochure) for the Ghost tour but they didn't know how to give it to us on the invoice so said "sorry its too late to give you a discount"...but then when I looked at my invoice/receipt at home...they had given it to us anyway without even looking at our cards !!! So all a little unprofessional and woolly but always friendly and relaxed. I'll try not to be so particular about the business side next time.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    The best part of our stay at Q Station was the view and the relaxing atmosphere. To be able to have time to ourselves as well as talk to others staying at the rtreat was ideal. The breakfast was wonderful, eating ovrlooking Sydney Harbour was fantastic.

  • Couple
    9.6

    The rooms are lovely and the view is fanstastic, a really lovely break, you feel as though you are out of Sydney but in actual fact it is in the heart of Sydney with the city so close by.

  • Older travelers
    4.2

    Location and private (small) beachside (but difficult to reach for older people). But rather good organised transport to the beach by busses. Location with much history although not total positive Australian history.

    Limited luxure, primitive bathrooms, no real value for money except when you want to pay additional for the development of this site. This aspect of this hotel has been not clearly informed to me has not Breakfast limited but strong English influence.Typical place for conferencing but paid by your company or the University. The staff is more 'pathfinder like' and not real professional.

  • Single
    7.4

    The location on Sydney Harbour is outstanding and the history of the station is integrated into the complex.

    As the hotel is in a national park parking is not allowed on site. This created some delays and mix ups in getting to & from the car park and room.

  • Single
    8.8

    I liked the hotel, however the access is not very easy.

How to reach hotel

hotel Q Station Retreat Hotel - Sydney Sydney location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1 North Head Scenic Drive, Sydney, Australia, 2095

Get directions
City Center
  • Sydney
    6.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • North Sydney Station
    5.1 mi
  • St Leonards Station
    5.5 mi
Underground stations
  • Wynyard Station
    6.0 mi
Beaches
  • Manly Beach
    5200 ft
  • Shelly Beach
    1.1 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    82

Hotel Awards

AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSydneyQ Station Retreat

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Family Hotels in Australia

Use Badge