I read the reviews of Leura House, but still went ahead with the booking. This place is enchanting in an oldy worldy way. For me the experience was like stepping back in time. Something reminiscent of sharing an old boarding house with like-minded strangers, creaky floors and old paintings and artefacts scattered around. We had the the mid-week special. For that we got a room with a balcony - comfortable bed, fridge, shower with good pressure, and associated coffee/tea/ milk stuff. The owner, Gary, was lovely, and responded to our request for a room with a balcony with ease (not bad for a Wotif booking with a follow-up phone call). He also was happy to talk about the history of the house and explain the history of some of the paintings.Leura House is on the other side of the railway - away from the shops and main street. It has one of the most amazing views from the entrance to the driveway - all the way back down to Sydney and the southern tablelands - that's something you don't see everyday in the Blue Mountains. Breakfast was continental - juice, cereal and toast. I don't know about the bacon and eggs reviews - perhaps that's only on the weekends. But there was plenty of food for us and it was great to see fellow travelers - couples with babies, couples without babies, a large extended family group, and a a few backpackers happily cooking toast together. We have stayed in many establishments in the blue mountains over the years. Leura House was not the best or the worst but it was certainly charming and original. Sometimes we miss the graciousness and the history of a place in the desire for a hot breakfast. We enjoyed our stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This mountain Guest House (c.1880) is an historic and magnificent home. Spacious gardens and sweeping valley views surround the house situated on the highest point (1,900 ft above sea level) of the beautiful village of Leura. Central heating throughout with log fire in the lounge. Superb dining, conference and reception facilities. Adjacent to the many tourist attractions, walking tracks, sporting activities, village shops and railway station. elegantly furnished with lots of old-world charm. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Leura House Hotel Leura
- Leura House Blue Mountains, Australia