Our COVID-19 Response
In order to minimise the risk of exposing country families and in turn spreading COVID-19 to largely untouched regional and remote communities, it is with regret that we have decided to postpone all accommodation bookings, events and external meetings held at Royal Far West Manly (including Drummond House) until at least the end of April.
Along with organisations all over the world, Royal Far West has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely, taking guidance and considering facts and data from Public Health, the Australian Federal and State Governments and a range of other organisations across a variety of sectors, both here and internationally.
Each day brings new developments to consider, but our top priority remains our staff and their families, our clients and their families as well as you – our supporters and friends.
We recognise that this is a stressful and uncertain time. We look forward to hosting you again soon. We will send you regular updates as the situation unfolds and will be in touch when we re-open. In addition, you can follow us on Facebook.
Please call us if you have any queries on 9466 1700.
Staying at Royal Far West
Affordable accommodation that’s perfectly situated for enjoying all that Manly has to offer
Drummond House is located on the Royal Far West site, adjacent to the Centre for Country Kids on Wentworth Street. We are just a few steps from the iconic Manly Beach and within easy walking distance to a range of public transport options. Choose from a wide variety of shopping destinations, local cafes and restaurants. You can also make the most of the fabulous beaches with surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking and paddle-boarding all generally available nearby.
Drummond House has 35 guestrooms spread over 3 levels with stair and lift access to the upper floors.
All rooms include:
- TV, ceiling fan, bathroom and tea/coffee making facilities
- Various room sizes ranging from twin to 5/6 beds (mostly configured with single beds)
The heritage listed family-friendly guesthouse also includes communal facilities for all guests to enjoy.
Communal areas include:
- Kitchenettes, lounge and dining areas with complimentary Wi-Fi and air-conditioning
- BBQ and laundry facilities
Getting to Drummond House
We are a five-minute walk from Manly Wharf and also very close to public transport and Council car parks.
Getting here by public transport:
- The easiest way to reach Manly is by ferry. Ferries depart from Circular Quay Wharves 2 and 3.
Getting here by car:
- Manly is located approx. 11km from Sydney CBD and the journey takes around 30 minutes (variable depending on time of day)
You can also download our handy Getting Here Guide for more detailed information.
Fantastic location and friendly helpful staff. Beds were good and very clean. Secure building. Secure car parking reasonably priced. Tea and coffee facilities in room and use of guest communal fridge in dining area. Breakfast was basic but plentiful, and if you don’t want to eat in, lots of great cafes close by. It is fabulous to know that when you use this accommodation (think boarding school meets bed’n breakfast, in a superbly convenient location) your money goes towards helping rural children and their families to access the health and education services they need, to take some of the strain off them – great to be able to support the charity!