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Echo Point Discovery Motel
Ranked #10 of 15 Hotels in Katoomba
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Dark and dated”
Reviewed 8 February 2014 via mobile

Decor is very outdated, unappealing, dark and dingy and in a state of disrepair in places. There were also no bowls, toaster or plates in case you wanted to eat in for breakfast. It is very close to the Echo Point lookout which is great but far from the shops which is annoying if you don't have a vehicle

Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

There's a slight twin peaks/stephen king feel to Echo Point. Maybe it's the name. Maybe it's the misty mountains. Maybe it's the aboriginal burial ground.

Ok, so there isn't a burial ground. We stayed up there when a storm hit, knocking out the power for most of the town. The motel is a pretty basic place, clean and serviceable, but a bit cold in winter. You're a short striking distance from the 3 sisters viewpoint, lots of good walks in the area.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

Great location, good customer service. However don't expect any shampoos or body wash or any other basics, they just don't supply them. The bedding leaves a bit to be desired and the bathrooms could use a proper clean.

In saying that, the location does make up for it, and they offer continental breakfast for $6/pp which despite not a huge variety on offer, is still a decent deal, considering the restaurants are quite a distance away.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Pacific Pines, Australia
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

The motel is old, furniture outdated with basic services. The location is superb, walking distance to Echo Point and the three sisters, we went there at sunset and the view and colours were amazing. The staff was really helpful, I wouldn't mind staying here again

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

Basic.
Dated and old.
But clean.
Great quiet loation.
Breakfast is included which is good.
The fridge was very noisy and the sheets didnt fit the bed.
Excellent location to view echo point at sunrise before all the tourists.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Alstonville, Australia
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

Visiting friends in Sydney and we came across the Echo Point Motor Inn, Katoomba. The room was clean and spacious, the location was fantastic! A short walk from the beautiful Three Sisters look out (Blue Mountains) and a short drive from the centre of gorgeous Katoomba. A great base for exploring the Blue Mountains. Staff very professional and pleasant, BBQ facilities or restaurants near by - very impressed.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Darwen, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 October 2013 via mobile

It's an old motel and the rooms are old. But it's clean and comfortable. Basic. Has microwave and fridge which is nice. Breakfast which was included was perfect- crumpets, porridge, toast, cereals, fruits...
So nothing modern/fancy but clean and excellent location.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Property: Echo Point Discovery Motel
Address: 18 Echo Point Rd, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia (Formerly Echo Point Motor Inn)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 15 Hotels in Katoomba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Echo Point Discovery Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Echo Point Discovery Motel you can enjoy a premier motel experience which caters for a variety of travellers including the adventure seekers, groups and coach tours. As the closest motel in Katoomba to Echo Point and the Three Sisters Lookout, we pride ourselves on our proximity to natural wonders and adventure, whilst remaining a quiet and serene place to rest your head at night. Visit our website or contact our friendly front desk staff for more information on packages, events and more. Echo Point Discovery Motel is a proud link in the Equeva Accommodation Group chain. ... more   less 
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