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“Not bad, but missing that extra something”
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3 Explorers Motel
Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Katoomba
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sparky_turtle
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Not bad, but missing that extra something”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Overall the location was great and we got wonderful restful sleep as it was quite quiet. I couldn't figure out if the owner/manager (?) just had a really dry sense of humor or if he was sincerely insulting people during our conversations. The room was nice, clean, and basic. There was a small fridge with tea and a kettle, but no helpful extras such as a wine bottle opener or bowls. The wifi was free, but slower than molasses. The toilet had some problems doing it's job regardless of what went in it. I wouldn't avoid this place, but I can't say that this is the best place to stay either. The price seemed fair.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, 6 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to offer a review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, very pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, hope to see you again .
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

Stayed here Dec 27 2013 while in AU for SCUBA. Decided to head to Katoomba for a day of hiking. This hotel is very convenient to the trails but is about a mile walk from trains and most dining places. The hotel met expectations. It is nothing fancy but it was clean and conveniently located. I would recommend as long as you are not expecting the Ritz.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, 6 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to offer a review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, very pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, hope to see you again .
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

This hotel is 2 blocks from the Three Sisters Lookout so was a very convenient place to stay for us. We were in the Blue Mountains for Christmas and one of our party was slightly incapacitated.This motel was within walking distance of our Christmas lunch restaurant. The rooms were clean and the staff very friendly

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, 5 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to offer a review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, very pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, hope to see you again .
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

We stayed one night to see the Blue Mountains at dusk and dawn. Great location, a few minutes drive from Three Sisters and Echo Point. A bit pricey, but is clean, nice and tidy, all you really need. A nice chocolate shop on the opposite side of the street.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to offer a review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, very pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, hope to see you again should you return to Australia.
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London, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2013

The hotel was in an excellent location for walking to hiking trails and other attractions, plus a few nearby restaurants. Rooms very clean and comfortable but not overly large. Small fridge and kettle provided.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, 28 December 2013
Thank you for taking the time to offer a review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, very pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, hope to see you again.
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

The room is clean and the service is basic. Probably the accommodation at Blue Mountains is very prices. $205 per night is just a bit expensive at a motel room. Expecting a better room. Paid less at other resorts with much better rooms, views and location during the same period. First time so will not stay at Blue Mountain next time.

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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, 28 December 2013
Thank you for taking the time to offer your views on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel & visit to the Blue Mountains, yes we are a Motel & advertise as such, we prefer to greet all Guests on arrival & explain the area, unfortunately this is not possible with a Family of 4 arriving during the night after we had closed & leaving early in the morning, we hope you do return to visit to the Blue Mountains, there are a few Hotels in Katoomba that offer good views & perhaps you could stay for a few days to enjoy the area.
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Brisbane
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Reviewed 20 December 2013 via mobile

Lovely motel. Great beds. Friendly and helpful people. Would stay again in a heartbeat. Walking distance to Echo point and wonderful views. 5 min drive to Scenic World. Fabulous coffee and chocolate shop across the road

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, 20 December 2013
Thank you for taking the time to complete a very kind review of your recent visit to the Blue Mountains & your stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, good to hear that you enjoyed everything & hope to see you again.
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Property: 3 Explorers Motel
Address: 197 Lurline St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Katoomba
#4 Romantic Hotel in Katoomba
#4 Luxury Hotel in Katoomba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — 3 Explorers Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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