We stayed here recently & would strongly urge others to not book here until a refurbishment has taken place. I know they pride themselves with being with the whole 1920's theme; however I didn't think this would also include the last time some of the hotel was cleaned. The bed was quite simply the worst I've ever witnessed in a hotel with my girlfriend & I, spending a pretty much sleepless night due to it. The breakfast was cold & greasy & the coffee they offer is so poor that you would be able get a better cup at a Mcdonalds mccafe.
It was Anzac day so they informed us that the bar would close at 22.00 that evening. So after having a lovely meal in town we decided to head back & grab a nightcap at the hotel. We arrived back at around 21.30 to find the bar already closed & a number of similarly disgruntled guests, sat in the lounge chatting with empty glasses. When we questioned reception the next morning they informed us the bar was closed due to no patrons........I can only assume that the people sat in the lunge were ghosts from the 1920's then as we were certainly not alone in our discontent with this hotel.
- 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