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The Carrington Hotel
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Katoomba
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Clean and cosy.”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We stayed here last minute and had a lovely stay. Room was basic but clean. Very warm and cosy and we had access to the front balcony which was nice for the sunrise! The Lounge is nice for a drink by the cosy fire. Breakfast was good but would've liked hot to be included in the rate but still, it was substantial and tasty. Great location.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

We were there yesterday and the day before. The first night was absolutely freezing. The air con had a heat setting but only sent out air the same temp as the room. The second night we got moved to another room that was only slightly better. The restaurant was closed so we couldn't have dinner there during our stay. Obviously we weren't told that when we booked. We were told to go to a brassiere on the street next door to the restaurant for dinner but the menu was not v exciting. We looked in on the first night but thought it was a homeless shelter. We went on to another local restaurant.instead which wasn't bad. The second night we were in the lounge of the bar and this big backpacker came in and wandered round. He hadn't bought a drink or anything so we kept an eye on him. After a while he sat down on the floor by the fire and started sobbing quite loudly and occasionally laughing to himself. We guessed he had escaped from the brassiere next door so once again we faced the freezing cold to go outside and find another eatery. For those that don't think Australia has cold days, check the weather forecast for the blue mountains around June 23, 2014. It was v windy and cold.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Australia
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

This historical hotel boasts a fantastic cocktail bar. We met Ian on a very cold, miserable winter's day and he was wonderfully knowledgeable and suggested specific cocktails to our individual requirements. We sipped these wonderful concoctions in an historic lounge full of leather sofas, wing back chairs and an open fireplace. We were amazed to find out that he had only been in the job for a mere 4 weeks. His passion for his craft was impressive and he continued to supply us with interesting and unusual drinks during the afternoon. We will be returning to stay at the hotel soon but in the meantime we highly recommend the bar staff as being personable and passionate about their roles in this beautifully historic hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We didn't eat at the restaurant, but we will eventually. We did go for the ambience and a drink. There are a number of rooms and places to sit in the bar and lounge area. There are open fireplaces and nice big lounges and armchairs to sit around with your friends.
The service there is with a smile and you just can't go past the history of it all. It does cast you back to the early 20th century and how the wealthy lived back then.
I'm looking forward to going back again for a drink and maybe even book in at the restaurant.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Staying in Carrington Hotel in Katoomba was very good experience. I stayed in a colonial room - it was clean, neat and nice and it gives that feeling of old times.
Bathroom was new, not great but not bad either. The only complaint about it is that it was a bit cold.
Breakfast was included in the room price but choice was limited. However, there is an option of ordering a-la carte breakfast.
Location is very good, parking facility provided.
My overall experience is very good - can recommend this hotel.
Please be aware that some "old" features (bathrooms, for example) are there for a reason, otherwise this hotel couldn't be called "colonial".

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Lithgow, Australia
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

We have just had 4 nights at this Hotel. We found the rooms very comfortable, the staff very helpful and pleasant and the food was first class. Would recommend a stay for anyone who enjoys old world charm and comfort.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Ian V
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

This is certainly an experience back in time but with the added convenience of a shower, TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a warm room. The décor is certainly olden days but the bed is very comfortable. Unfortunately the cleaning of the room could have been better. The staff were all excellent and very helpful and pleasant at all times.
The ambience of the grand old hotel was lovely with lots of private sitting areas to read, meet friends etc.
The continental breakfast in the grand dining room was a very nice experience too. The Bank Bar next door provided excellent meals at a very reasonable price.
Overall an excellent experience.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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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
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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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