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Lurline House
Ranked #2 of 19 Katoomba B&B and Inns
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Halifax, Canada
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45 reviews
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“Great find in Katoomba”
Reviewed 13 February 2014

This is one of the best B&B's I have ever stayed in. The house was beautiful. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The full breakfast was amazing, not and cold options. We stayed two nights and enjoyed the space in the living room and the outdoor patio to enjoy our own bottle of wine. I would highly recommend this anyone visiting the area.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bali, Indonesia
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

What a gem Lurline House is! Right from the minute we were greeted by the owner we knew that this was a special place - really comfortable and welcoming. Beautiful room, with great attention to detail, a very comfy bed, giving a restful nights sleep, and a lounge I could happily retire in. Our expectations were high, having read previous reviews, and were easily met - the breakfast was the best we have had in a B&B and to watch it being cooked right in front of you just added to the experience.
We also loved the town and the walks from Echo Point - great views from the cafe balcony (outside bus stop). The walk down the full Giants Staircase was a knee trembler (thank goodness for the hearty breakfast) and thankfully the scenic railway (1.5 hour walk) saved us having to attempt an arduous return climb.
Top tip - if you like cream teas, then head over to the Carrington Hotel in the centre of town for two of the biggest scones you will ever see.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

My classmate and I stayed here during our three-week tour of Australia, and it was amazing. We were exhausted when we arrived on the train from Sydney since we had left very early in the morning. And Suzanne was kind enough to pick us up from the station. Our room wasn't ready, and we had another appointment shortly after, but she welcomed us into the dining area, and Peter cooked us a marvelous breakfast.

Later that afternoon, when we returned, Peter told us that the room we had reserved was not available, and instead he put us in one of the cottages. It was amazing - two bedrooms, living area, huge kitchen, patio, laundry facility. The bathrooms had heated floors, towel warmers, and heated lights in the ceiling. Since it was winter while we were there, this was a welcomed amenity.

I wish I could go back to Australia just so I can stay at the Lurline House again. It felt like a home, and Peter and Suzanne were wonderful hosts - they truly made us feel welcomed. And went so far as to drop us back off at the train station upon our departure. They went above and beyond at hosts, and I recommend this place to everyone.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Thunder Bay, Ontario
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

I chose Lurline, because of it's good reviews here on TA and it lived up to my expectations.
Once we got off the train from Sydney, Lurline's location was within easy walking distance from the station, but on days we were tired from walking, the handy bus came right past the door.

Our room was lovely with everything we needed. The comfy four poster canopy bed had the shear drapes hanging down, so I had to try them, very cosy. We chose a Jacuzzi suite which was perfect for aching bones from hiking and taking the chill off in the evening. The bathroom and corner tub were beautiful and clean. The room was super comfortable with a couch for curling up on to watch TV complete with a throw. The TV was housed inside the old stove alcove with the stove still there. My husband enjoyed this since they had a similar wood cook stove in their old farm house.

The room was fairly sound proofed, though I always bring ear plugs just in case. In the breakfast room area there were books to read, and other guide books of the area guests could borrow. The breakfast room was spacious and nicely decorated with a hand full of dining tables for guests. Breakfast was delicious: fresh cooked at a long kitchen area. They accommodated my vegetarian request easily: there was lots of fresh fruit! The lovely setting outside the large patios windows with colourful birds at the feeder was a great way to start the morning.

A generous supply of umbrellas (brollies) were available to use on rainy days.
Our hosts, a husband and wife team, were super pleasant, and hard working (sorry, I've forgotten their names). They would give you any advice or information required during your stay in the area.

The over all value of the room with the breakfast was very good and the price reasonable.

Room Tip: The jacuzzi rooms are nice to enjoy that amenity.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2014

Whilst staying in Sydney with friends, we were advised The Blue Mountains could not be missed. We decided to stay overnight and are very pleased we selected Lurline House. The owners were as friendly and helpful as all other reviews stated. The room was very cosy and the spa bath was welcome indeed. I think the highlight was the incredible breakfast, the service and quality was exceptional. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2014

We stayed here for two nights and just wished we could have stayed a bit longer. From the moment we arrived we kept getting lovely surprises, like the free upgrade to the charming cottage instead of the room we'd booked, the superbly cooked breakfast in the morning and the exotic birds feeding right outside. Peter and Suzanne were very friendly and helpful and really made you feel at home. The location was also excellent, with Echo Point and the Three Sisters just a 10-15 minute walk away. I'd also like to mention the restaurant almost next doors: Pins on Lurline. Fantastic food for a very reasonable price - highly recommended to go for dinner at least once during your stay (and just a one minute walk from the guest house - what more could you want?).

We would definitely recommend Lurline House to anyone wishing to stay in the Blue Mountains!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Maitland, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

My wife and I have just returned from a wonderful weekend staying at Lurline House at Katoomba.
From the moment we entered the premises, the owners could not have been more helpful. This included a cup of coffee and cake. Nothing was a problem. Our room was at the front of the house which allowed us to use the verandah for an afternoon drink. They advised us on where we could have a wonderful meal to celebrate our 41st Wedding Anniversary. Their recommendation was "Pins" on Lurline and it was fantastic.
We returned to the B&B after our dinner and had a complimentary Port and Chocolates.
The breakfast is magnificent. We have just returned from an overseas holiday and the breakfast equalled if not bettered what we had in London staying at The Thistle Marble Arch.
The owners, Peter and Susan are there for you, but not intrusive.
This was our first ever B&B experience and it was fabulous.
I would recommend this B&B to anyone.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Lurline House
Address: 122 Lurline St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
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Ranked #2 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Katoomba
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Hotel Class:4 star — Lurline House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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