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3 Explorers Motel
Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Katoomba
Certificate of Excellence
Bendigo, Australia
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Perfect!”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Stayed for two days over weekend. Gracious host made us most welcome and had some very useful suggestions for activities and eateries that were on the money. Look forward to returning in the not too distant future.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
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parrearra, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

A great spot, handy to transport, short walk to town and a 5 min stroll to Echo Point. What more could you wish for. The Motel was clean and had all ammenities that we needed. Staff were extremely helpful as to buses to take you to view the local sites and also with regards to walking in bush. Echo Point is a great viewing platform for the 3 Sisters and also to viewthe extent of the hils and valleys of the Blue Mountains.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to offer a very kind review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, delighted that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, hope to see you again.
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Owner is very friendly and introduce you to the surrounding on arrival. Room is clean, air conditioned and serviced everyday. Excellent location, within walking distance to 3 sisters and scenic world. Quiet environment. Reasonably priced.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Thank hnjhj
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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to offer a very kind review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, delighted that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, hope to see you again.
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Sydney
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

I've stayed in Katoomba a fair few times over the years and the town has its fair share of shabby guesthouses, seedy B&Bs and faded hotels. The 3 Explorers Motel is a welcome change from this scene - we stayed there in room 3 last Friday and Saturday, and found it to be a very clean, cosy, well maintained motel with good facilities and friendly service. Cleanliness in my accommodation is very important to me, and this place was seriously spotless - you won't find a cleaner place to stay anywhere.

The room was also a good size, it had excellent heating (the heating was also kindly turned on for us before we checked in), the bathroom was large and had a nice big shower with endless hot water, and on the second morning we ordered breakfast delivered to the room, which was generous in size and delicious!

The motel is also well located - it takes 15 minutes or so to walk to the centre of town, and less than 5 minutes to Echo Point.

Finally, I found the motel to be really quiet and relaxing - the room was very well insulated (from sound and weather) and had block-out curtains, comfortable mattresses and high quality bedding. I had an excellent sleep here both nights, which is what it all comes down to in the end. Thank you to the 3 Explorers for a great stay, you obviously put a lot of effort into what you do!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to offer a very kind review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, delighted that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, hope to see you again.
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Me and my 11 year old son stayed here during school holidays to visit Katoomba and 3 Sisters. The location is very good as it is walking distance to the Echo Point as well as Scenic World (15 min walk) The chocolate shop right across the hotel is a good place to wind down after busy day.

We had no.1 room downstairs. We thought it would be noisy but it is not too bad. The room is basic but comfortable with double bed and electric blanket, extra pillows in the wardrobe, plasma tv, tea/coffee, microwave and bar fridge. The bathroom equipped with toiletries and fixed hair dryer as well as towels.

The room also has reverse Aircon which keep our stay quite comfortable as it is freezing outside. The only thing that I don't give a full 5 star is the hot water system is not reliable. My son keep getting the icy cold shower even with only hot water tap turned on. I was too, half way washing my hair, the water turned cold. Not sure if it has to do with other people using the hot water at the same time? But really need to be look at as it is the only downside of our stay. IF this is fixed, we would highly recommend this motel.

Room Tip: Maybe upstairs room will be better?
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank SanshineSydney
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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, 20 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to offer a review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, delighted that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, hope to see you again
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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63 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We booked this as last minute booking and we were told that its a family room but when we got there they put us in a small room with a bunker bed ... There was nothing great about this place but theres nothing horrible either ...

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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3 Thank DrGNagaraj
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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to offer a review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, delighted that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, hope to see you again.
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Liverpool, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Great position, close to the Echo point and town centre. Very nice and cossy rooms. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Room was very clean. The only remark is that the bathroom is cold. Overall very good value for money. Would recommend to others.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to offer a very kind review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, delighted that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, 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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