It was misty, cold and raining in the Blue Mountains, but we were warm and relaxed in the upstairs sitting room of Jamieson House courtesy of a roaring fire lit by our hosts. Bedrooms were well heated - each room was decorated in an eclectic ye-old manner and the lovely old guest house was the perfect setting for a mid week getaway.
Slightly eccentric host carried our bags to our room and disappeared. Would have been nice if he'd given us a quick overview of the place, but we worked it out.
Food was plentiful in the gorgeous dining room (silver service and white linen tablecloths and napkins) and all in all it was a wonderful experience.
Only downside was the verandah were we had breakfast - it was old (and not in a gorgeous antique way) , a bit musty and needed a thorough clean. Breakfast was a make-it-yourself continental-ish (you cooked your own eggs in an egg cooker) which was a bit of a pain as the toaster/jug/egg cooker cupboard was very, very tiny indeed, however the tray had been delivered to our rooms and fresh fruit and cheese was an interesting addition to cereal, toast and spreads. Not that we were hungry after all the food we ate during the three course dinner!
The Jamison was a comfortable walking distance to the main street of Katoomba were we did the usual touristy things - including Devonshire Tea at the Paragon.
We had a mid-week package deal which included dinner, so while it wasn't cheap, we felt that we had great value for money! Would stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to this beautifully restored Edwardian guesthouse built 125 years ago, superbly located on the escarpment overlooking the Jamison Valley. Jamison Guesthouse beckons with warm hospitality and breathtaking views. Traditional French cuisine, refined dining and personal service await you and those most important in your life. Luxury accommodation is offered upstairs in four guestrooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jamison House & The Rooster Restaurant Blue Mountains/Katoomba, Australia