Ratings based on 118 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.6 out of 5
85% of guests recommend
3.5 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
3.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Very Old

Posted 24-Oct-2014
Pros: Nothing
Cons: The hotel requires a full upgrade
Hotel was very old,bed very uncomfortable room small.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Canberra

Old charming hotel

Posted 11-Oct-2014
Pros: The decor, the staff and the convenient location all contributed to making our stay enjoyable.
Cons: Some of the maintenance work was a bit like I would do myself (i.e. not up to tradesman's standard).
Location: Located on a road parallel to the main street in Katoomba so it was convenient to shops, coffee lounges and restaurants. A longer walk to scenic spots
Age of the hotel has been used to advantage with decorations, furniture and facilities from an earlier period. Some old jazz and blues music in the background, comfy old armchairs and sofas, a cosy fire, and a small pool table. Staff were very friendly, helpful, efficient and answered all our "tourist questions". Within easy walking distance of restaurants. Limited off road parking but on street parking was safe enough.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Prescott AZ

Enjoyed our stay at this 1920's hotel

Posted 5-Oct-2014
Pros: 1920's decor, friendliness of staff, comfort of room, dining room and parking in rear.
Location: Nice location for exploring the Blue Mountains
Such a nicely appointed hotel. The dining room was lovely and the food really good. The staff was very helpful and had suggestions for the area. The room was fun and we loved the birds outside our window.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Great location,short walk to main street.

Posted 26-Sep-2014
Located a slight up hill walk to main street for eating. Try RSL club next door for affordable food, liqour purchase, ATM HoHo bus stops 100mtrs from reception. Take taxi from railway station if draging suitcases , $10 for 2 cheap. Coffee cafe attached is great value, but closes 5.00 pm
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Z

The perfect hotel!

Posted 29-Jul-2014
This hotel was everything we imagined. A step back in time, with the jazz music playing, cocktails at the bar, and the fire blazing. It was the perfect Christmas outside of Christmas. Breakfast was plentiful and our Christmas in July dinner was delicious. The room was small but clean. The staff were fantastic and there was so much to do in the lobby area. Pictures do not do this hotel justice. If you like that vintage look and feel, this is the hotel for you! We will be back next year for Yulefest.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Old world mountain charm

Posted 8-Jul-2014
Pros: Open fires and common areas were great, dining room and breakfast was excellent
Cons: Maybe a little work in the bathrooms
Location: Walk to Katoomba centre and short drive to scenic world.
The hotel is old world and fits into the mountains surrounding, if you are looking for modern rooms and bathrooms this is not for you, if you are looking for old school character you will love it. The rooms are good and the dining breakfast excellent, enjoyed the stay with the family alot.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Ray from Sydney

Excellent Dinner

Posted 11-Jun-2014 on Hotels.com
Very pleasant stay
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Old hotel

Posted 10-Jun-2014
Talking to the owner you can see his vision for how he would like to develop this hotel more. It is an old Building though, so the rooms are small but comfortable. The downstairs lounge area is wonderful to sit in and play chess or pool by the open fire.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Decent

Posted 6-Jun-2014
Pleasant overall experience. Staff were nice and helpful. After we feedback that first night was cold, Chris (I think ) from the hotel responded by 'upgrading' our heater. knowledgable guy, his travel experience to Singapore definitely helps us to settle down in the hotel. Food wise - the hotel breakfast was a huge spread for us. Toast, cereal, juices and your choice of hot breakfast. We had "the lot", which included eggs, 2-3 slices of bacon, a sausage, tomato AND 1 pancake, almost everyday. Good for those who likes heavy breakfast. Points to note: Floor boards were creeky but did not pose much disturbance. Toilet was clean except for a bit of stain on one towel on first day. The hotel is located mid way between town and echo point but of a comfortable walking distance.
2 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Kelly from Sydney

Needs some effort put into it

Posted 27-May-2014 on Hotels.com
Unfortunately we have found that many of the hotels in Katoomba are overpriced and run down and this was no exception. We picked this hotel because it was in the upper range of the prices and we thought we would splash out. The hotel has not been done up in many MANY years. It has a lovely old feel to it, however it would be great if that lovely old feel was mixed with a little effort on the behalf of the owners. The service was good but it was manned by the cheapest labour that could be found i.e. young people and travellers (who were excellent don't get me wrong). It was advertised as having a TV in the room and as we were going up for a long weekend of not doing much I thought great. The TV is an old 20cm box tv that got 3 channels and was up in the corner where you could barely see it. We had to put a blanket over the window as the curtains were hopeless and there was a lot of excess old "antique want to be" furniture in the room making it feel cramped. There was little light and the finer details such as the spider web up in the corner of the room and the wall paper coming off the wall had not been attended to. When people went for showers or to the bathroom in the middle of the night you thought someone was banging on a wall due to the pipes. We are pretty easy going and still managed to enjoy our stay but won't be recommending or going there again.