We paid $200 a night to stay over the long weekend, and the room we stayed in was disgraceful! A bit rich for what we got...
Aside from the room size being absolutely tiny, the shower curtain and tiles was covered in mould, wall paper dirty and peeling, creaky floorboards and paper thin walls. Rooms are located up stairs with no lifts on the property, so hauling your luggage up the stairs is the only option.
The tv in the room was embarrassing, (8' screen), fuzzy reception and some channels in black and white.
Staff were non existent throughout our stay neither at the bar or at the front desk. There was no information contained in the room about anything, including cafe/restaurant details and open hours, facilities or even contact details for the front desk.
Spa takes 40 mins to heat up and needs to be requested via the front desk, but with no staff anywhere to be found unfortunately we did not get a chance to test it out.
I get the 1920's feel they are trying to portray and the downstairs parlour is quite quaint, but there's 1920's charm and then there's 1920's dilapidation! Unfortunately this place is the latter.
Positive aspect is its location, only being about a 5 min walk away from the main shops on katoomba st and close to echo point. Additionally they offer a full hot breakfast.
My advice is to avoid this hotel until they do a complete overhaul or at the very least give it a good clean and a new paint job.
- 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, free live jazz or blues every Friday and Saturday evening, 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. Refresh yourself with a relaxing drink in the intimate Parlour Bar, which particularly showcases the produce of regional wineries and breweries. Mr Jin's Restaurant offers authentic Chinese cuisine for lunch and dinner, 7 days. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Blue Blue Mountains/Katoomba, Australia