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Reviewed 12 December 2011

My husband and I stayed here in August 2011, whilst driving from Melbourne to Sydney. It was our 4th night on the trip, which we had booked in the UK. We had looked at their web site and cannot understand how we missed the negative reviews. Anyway we did somehow. We booked a "superior room (or was it deluxe?) en...

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Reviewed 27 November 2011

Had an excellent stay at The Cecil. Friendly staff and amazing views!

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1Thank AshleighJB
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2011

Let's face it, this is Australia. Things are expensive. The Cecil was one of the only places with availability last minute, so we decided to take the plunge. Yes, the decor is a bit worn, and the games room is rather basic (playing pool on a slanting table with a tip-less cue was interesting!!) but the bed was comfy enough,...

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2Thank steveJHartlepool
PERTH
Reviewed 21 October 2011

Someone states it is the original wallpaper from 1904 and I believe them. I has a reasonable negleted garden. Large leaky windows in the common areas (so cold at night). Retrofitted ensuites. Breakfast was a very adequate tea/toast/ceareal station....make your own. You can imagine it has changed much from the fifties so this is what you expect if you come...

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Thank benandlara
Newry, Northern Ireland
Reviewed 24 September 2011

I stayed here for one night in September 2011. I only booked it the night before we stayed and the rate was pretty cheap. It is a cheap place to stay so you get what you pay for. The location is excellent for Katoomba but the standard of accommodation is pretty low for a B&B or even a 21st century...

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Thank newryman99
Nottingham
Reviewed 28 August 2011

Spent 2 nights here with my husband in August. Mari was very helpful and welcoming. The place is in need of some modernisation but we really liked it and would go back. It would be wonderful to see this place restored to its former grandeur, hopefully if enough people stay, they will be able to afford it.

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1Thank rootstogrow
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 9 July 2011

we just go back from The Cecil yesterday after 2 nights staying there.. I went with my daughter & her grandma, we loved the old world charm of the place.. our room we clean & the beds were comfy.. we had a ensuite room & yes the ensuite was small but hello, how long or often are you in there.....

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1Thank kathy2363
canberra australia
Reviewed 8 July 2011

I booked this hotel mostly on the basis of its older style and the fact that there was a games room, in case our 11 and 15 year olds got bored. You don't want to be stuck in a room at a swish hotel when the weather is bad and there is nothing to do downstairs. When we arrived, yes...

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2Thank sooka
Reviewed 26 June 2011

I can't believe I cheaped out saved a whole 20 bucks booking here thinking that the Cecil would be the same as the other accommodation in the area. Looking on the website the misleading old pics and "family friendly" promises I thought it was a safe bet...... I wish I had of been smart enough to read the above comments...

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3Thank Jbisho
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 March 2011

I gave my friend the job of booking accommodation for us in the Mountains and wish I hadn't of....This run down old place needs to be condemmed. There is nothing that is strikingly charming about it and it is in obvious need of work. The rooms smell damp and mouldy and my bed smelt of urine. I had to sleep...

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Hello future guests,It is our pleasure to announce that The Cecil is under new management as of 02/12/12. We are in love with The Cecil and passionate about making your stay a pleasurable experience rather than just a bed for the night.We look forward to ensuring you enjoy your stay.Cecil Management ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Cecil Guesthouse

Address: 108 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Hotel Class:2 star — The Cecil Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
The Cecil Guesthouse Blue Mountains/Katoomba, Australia
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“Make sure you get the room you paid for. Pay as you go and not in lump sum at beginning.”
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“Top floor facing the back, views with glimpse of mountains”
caffegelato, 26 Aug 2013 | Read review
“;ask for a ground level room if stairs aint your thing ;there is parking available on site”
Natalia1g, 18 Aug 2013 | Read review
“The rooms 30 to 34 have the best view of the valley and they get the morning sun. There are some creaky boards in the old place but it all adds to the character”
Gemlister, 29 Jul 2013 | Read review
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