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Kurrara Historic Guest House
Ranked #4 of 19 Katoomba B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Country living in style”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

I was travelling alone and needed somewhere cosy. Kurrara was the place! I stayed in the Lavender room and loved it! Prior to my stay, I emailed them to ask many questions about the guest house, tours around Blue Mountains etc, and they always take the time to give me really long and informative reply! Could tell they were not just pasting some standard answers to every potential guest. The breakfast was nice and healthy stuff and Iain and another lady Stephanie (I think) were very kind and helpful. I was having a cup of tea all by myself in the common room and Iain immediately came in and light the fire! Location of the guest house is perfect too! I wanted somewhere where I can walk to both the 3 Sisters as well as the town area near the train station and this was it! Right in the middle! The dvds were a great way to pass the quiet nights in the mountains. Had only one concern, which is that the heater wasn't that great, and staying at the Blue Mountains in winter, this means a great deal! Would be great if there was more warmth in the room, otherwise everything about Kurrara is perfect.

Room Tip: All the rooms are quaint and cosy!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Stayed at Kurrara back in March for two nights while in Katoomba to compete in a running event. We were impressed by the genuinely welcoming owners who made us feel at home during our entire stay and loved our light-filled room; the Lily Premium en suite and were impressed by the level of effort the owners had gone to in beautifully maintaining this heritage Guest House. We look forward to staying here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Kurrara Guest House. The staff were very welcoming, the house was always warm and so nice to come back to after a chilly day out walking around the mountains. The attention to detail in the decoration was outstanding and the tea, coffee and port and chocolates were very generous. The beds were very comfortable, and the rooms were cosy. Would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Greta, Australia
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Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Our stay with Evelyn and Iain was nothing short of spectacular. The staff were more than accommodating to our late check-in, even offered us some complimentary port in the lounge room, which we finished. We had a most comfortable sleep in a rustic, but hygienic room. We began our day with delicious gluten-free cereal and finished it with the refilled bottle of port. To you, Iain and Evelyn, we raise our glasses.

Stayed July 2014
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Sydney
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

After looking at a number of expensive hotels to stay during school holidays, I found Kurrara to be reasonably priced and offer good value for money. The staff were very friendly, we really enjoyed the breakfasts on offer. The house feels like a home away from home, the couple are working on a few things to fix up eg paint work, but it is was not noticeable until the owner explained to me their plans. I would come back again in an instant and prefer it over the hotels I've stayed at in Katoomba. It is really good for couples, we stayed in a charming and romantic room with fireplace, spa bath, four poster bed, huge DVD selection and complimentary port! It makes you just as happy to stay in on those freezing Katoomba nights.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Had a wonderful time at this gorgeous guest house - made all the more memorable by the special touches that showed our hosts really did care. Whether it was complimentary tea and port in the rooms, or an amazing selection of DVDs, teas, cakes, cookies and chocolates on offer in the common room, this house had the atmosphere to make you really feel at home.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

we had the best couple of nights at this absolutely beautiful guest house nothing was too much trouble for our host ian. we stayed in a beautiful suite which was so well equipped, we loved the welcoming bottle of port and lots of other thoughtful little touches, beautifully decorated and ever so comfy, the breakfast was fab catering for lots of different tastes, I loved and recommend the home made muesli. It was very central to all the amenities and walking distance to Katoomba Street. We wouldn't hesitate in booking to go again definitely 10/10

Room Tip: we stayed in The English Rose Suite it overlooked a very quiet street
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Kurrara Historic Guest House
Address: 17 Coomonderry St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Katoomba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Kurrara Historic Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kurrara Guest House was built in 1902 as one of the first guest houses in Katoomba. In 2012, it was handed over to new owners and has undergone a transformation. Our beautiful Mountains Guest House is centrally heated, and offers 3 spa en suites, with 4-poster beds and period furnishings. 5 Upstairs shower en suites are individually decorated and have been recently refurbished. Our guests enjoy relaxing in our communal lounges around Victorian gas log fires and a large screen TV/DVD & library. Enjoy tea & coffee on arrival, and complimentary Port. We offer a full continental breakfast of homemade muesli, cereals, freshly baked bread, fruit, yogurt, and fresh juice. Free wifi is available in all rooms. Kurrara has its own private carpark and off street parking. Situated on a quiet and peaceful corner, surrounded by rhododendrons and mature trees. We are within walking distance to Katoomba town centre and wonderful restaurants, Echo Point and The Three Sisters and the many bushwalks in the surrounding area. We welcome you to stay with us and become part of an 110 year tradition of visitors to Kurrara. You won't want to leave! ... more   less 
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Kurrara Guest House Hotel Katoomba
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