I stayed here with my spouse and his family. Clean and functional rooms, though bathroom is tiny. The staff are fantastic, happy, friendly and willing to do just about anything for you. Breakfast was wonderful and included in the price. Close to main road and the train station and so is walking distance to most attractions in the area. I liked the atmosphere of this hotel but concerned about the following. This building is falling apart. It desperately needs work done to it. There is bubbling paint in both rooms that we used which usually indicates water damage or termite damage, furnishings are old and not closing and opening properly so need to be replaced. Floorboards are squeaky and need to be checked, carpets are worn and could do with a good clean. Electrical points are overloaded and in awkward positions. Communal areas are in ok condition it is mainly the bedrooms that need to be fixed and quickly, unfortunately the pool had a smoke alarm that was leaking water extensively and had not been attended to despite several requests. I am very concerned that there seems to be serious structural issues with this building. If these issues are fixed this hotel could possibly be one of Katoombas greatest assets.
- 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