In my opinion this hotel is very overpriced for what you get. On arrival at the hotel we were greeted by a friendly girl in a quirky 1920s hat. The lounge room and downstairs area is nice and relaxing but the positive experience ended there.
The hotel room is quite 'run down' looking and basic. On renting a baby cot we were charged 15 dollars a night (usually 5 dollars in other places we stayed).
The spa with pool and jacuzzi was too cold to use and jacuzzi did not turn on though we tried lots (we informed staff an hour before we would use facilities, they said give it half an hour to heat up, it didn't).
In the evening I asked receptionist could I use spa, she abruptly told me "no you can't they put acid in it today, don't use it unless you want to get burned by acid" at then she walked away from desk. I was just left standing there shocked at how abrupt she was. Overall not an experience we would like to repeat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Australia's spectacular Blue Mountains district, Hotel Blue is a boutique 1920s hotel that captures the charm and character of a bygone era. Hotel Blue features 24 cosy, comfortable Guest Rooms, a spacious Lounge with log fires, a boutique Bar, in-house Restaurant, Cafe, free live jazz, blues or folk music every weekend, free cooked breakfast for all hotel guests and free WiFi. Allow yourself to step back into yesteryear, amidst the rich art-deco style furnishings. Ornate chandeliers, velvet flocked wallpaper, beautiful antique furniture, richly embellished ceilings and hand-carved timber panelling, with old-time jazz and blues tunes playing in the background, give Hotel Blue its unique ambience, reminiscent of days gone by. Sink into a comfortable arm chair and bask in front of a roaring log fire in the open fireplace in the spacious Guest Lounge during the winter months, or enjoy a game of cards or a board game. Refresh yourself with a relaxing drink in the intimate Parlour Bar, which particularly showcases the produce of regional wineries and breweries. The elegant in-house Sisters Blue Restaurant offers fine modern Australian cuisine, with an ever-evolving menu, and also offers unique dinner theatre experiences. The vibrant street-side Cafe 88 is a great place for a relaxing cup of coffee. Hotel Blue is conveniently situated only 5 minutes' walk from Katoomba's central shopping and dining district, 10 minutes' walk from Katoomba Railway Station, and 15 minutes' stroll from Echo Point's World Heritage-listed views of the iconic Three Sisters and the Blue Mountains National Park. Each of Hotel Blue's comfortable Guest Rooms is equipped with a private en suite bathroom, 32-inch LED television, tea- and coffee-making facilities and fridge. Free WiFi is also available throughout all Guest Rooms and public areas of the Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Blue Blue Mountains/Katoomba, Australia