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The Carrington Hotel
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Katoomba
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Somerset
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64 reviews
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“A wonderful hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014

We spent two nights at the Carrington during a trip to the Blue Mountains. It is a very imposing colonial style hotel and is full of wonderful old artefacts which make it an interesting place. The room was large and had everything required including the very necessary air-con. This is worth checking when booking- not all the rooms have air-con and we wouldn't have survived without it!
A vey good continental breakfast is included, there are free newspapers and WiFi throughout.
We didn't eat dinner there so cannot comment. Service and reception were first class.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

Checked into this old grand hotel in December 2013 , with my wife and I and brother in law and sister , great experience to stay their .we had a balcony room views or katoomba - would recommend this hotel to everyone , we had a 2 - day package deal .included Buffett continental breakfast , dinner for 2 - and one drink each for free - on one night

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

Took a budget room o/night just to enjoy the ambiance: – the lounges, staircase, pictures, ancient lift, leadlight, shared bathroom. Had high tea, played pool, sipped drinks on verandah, breakfasted in the wonderful dining room. It was very hot all day and sweltered without air-con. B/room had a plastic pedestal fan. Room had tea making plus discrete small fridge. Comfy bed. No swim pool. I took a deep bath in old-fashioned tub with window open to cool off, followed by an over-bath shower. Big bathroom area had plenty of space for ironing. Can't say whether suites/apartment enjoyed aircon, certainly there was none operating downstairs. Staff helpful. Undercover, although not so secure, parking at rear. Bit of a pull walking up the driveway for oldies. Delightful experience overall (...two days later weather cooled off!)

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

We booked to stay in this hotel after walking through one Yuletide Festival ( in July) and putting it on our "must do" list.
From our initial contact at check in through to our pre dinner drinks, dinner and breakfast all staff were friendly and helpful.
We had dinner in the Grand Dining Room which was in all aspects Grand. Once again the staff were faultless and had knowledge about the menu. Our meals were lovely and certainly lived up to the menu descriptions.We had a pianist who played background music that we could still hear our conversation over. Although fully booked the dining room did not feel crowded.
After dinner we relaxed in the lounge rooms around the hotel.
We had a Colonial room which was perfect for us with its olde world charm captured in the stain glass windows and bay window seating.
Truly relaxing with a sense of style.
We intend to return in July to celebrate Winter here in the heart of the Blue mountains.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

What a great time we have had at The Carrington Hotel. Loved the renovations and looking at all the photos around the hotel to see its previous history. The staff are excellent and extremely professional and helpful. Our only disappointment was that we missed out on high tea on Sunday afternoon (because we didn't book in.) We will be back again. Thank you :-)

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

A hotel with character, which after a complete renovation a few years ago has managed to retain a wonderful atmosphere from the early 20th century. Service was very professional. Reasonably pricey but worth a stay for those who want to escape from so-called 5-star soulless hotels. Iconic Carrington Hotel at Katoomba deserves a stopover!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

I took my daughter to stay for a night while we were back in Australia for a visit. My husband and I married at the Carrington 14 years ago, just after it re-opened and I have very happy memories of the place. It was lovely to go back, and we weren't disappointed. The decor is just as I remembered it, but it still looks fresh. The rooms are comfortable and the ensuite bathroom in our room was fitted with a modern shower and suite.
The continental breakfast included in the room price was good quality and offered plenty of variety.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: The Carrington Hotel
Address: 15 - 47 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Katoomba
#2 Romantic Hotel in Katoomba
#4 Family Hotel in Katoomba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Carrington Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 63
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