My husband and I stayed in a queen room for two nights while visiting the Blue Mountains. A friend had recommended fancier places including nearby Lillienfels, but all we really wanted a decent place to sleep so we chose to save some money. It was a great decision. The 3 Explorers is located within just 5-10 minutes walk from Echo Point/The 3 Sisters and from an entry point for Scenic World. Its right at a stop for the Explorer bus (and the trolley) -- hop on hop off, so we were fine with no car. The room was spacious, quiet and clean, with a good bed and free internet (though slow). A simple breakfast was available delivered to the room, which allowed us to be up and out long before the tourist buses from Sydney arrived with their hoards. Consider staying here rather than making a day trip from Sydney -- the room was about half the price of our hotel in Sydney, and we had much more time to enjoy the mountains. Best of all was the staff -- Chris was very happy to recommend activities and strategies for seeing the sights in the Katoomba area and happy to accommodate our requests. His restaurant recommendations were spot on -- try Pins just a few blocks away. We really enjoyed the personal touch. If you stay here, be aware that most restaurants are on the main drag in Katoomba or in nearby Leura, and the tourist buses stop running 5ish. Katoomba is a pleasant 20 minute walk through the neighborhood - not far really, but if you are already footsore from trail walking there is always a cab. We would definitely stay here again - there are family rooms and suites, so next time we will bring our family.
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- Also Known As:
- 3 Explorers Hotel Katoomba
- 3 Explorers Motel Blue Mountains/Katoomba, Australia