We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Romantic & cozy gateway”
Review of Secrets Hideaway

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Secrets Hideaway
Ranked #1 of 7 Blackheath B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Romantic & cozy gateway”
Reviewed 8 September 2012

Very romantic place for weekend gateway. Have fireplace and spa in the room. About 1.5 hours from Sydney. And the owner is really nice and You can get a lot information from him. Don't forget the homemade bread..........so yum!!!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank a98762345
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

81 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    72
    8
    1
    0
    0
See reviews for
4
65
2
1
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (23)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Cheshire
Level Contributor
28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2012

Great place to stay.

We had a wonderful time, from the moment we arrived and Andre greeted us warmly. He showed us to the Maid's Suite with the wood burning stove already lit and freshly baked bread on the counter and eggs in the fridge from his chickens!

The gardens are stunning and very peaceful.

The room had everything we needed and our 4 year old loved making bubbles in the spa bath (don't out too much bubble bath in!).

We will return!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Angelica_999
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
1 review
Reviewed 12 July 2012

My partner and I stayed at Secrets Hideaway in the middle of winter and enjoyed it more than we could have ever imagined. We've stayed at a lot of places across NSW and Andre has been the best host by far. From the fresh bread to helping us maintain our fireplace, he always offered help without being intrusive. The room itself was beautifully furnished, clean and spacious. Although it rained, we were still able to enjoy the natural surroundings of Blackheath and the lovely food at local pubs and restaurants, thanks to Andre's advice. Can't say enough about the place- Fantastic!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank JeffManda
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sydney
Level Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2012

My husband and I first stayed here in 1994 for our honeymoon. We returned to celebrate our 18th anniversary. We stayed again in the Chauffeurs Suite, which is nice b/c it has a separate kitchenette/dining area, bathroom and sitting/dressing room, while the TV, lounge chairs and bed are in the bedroom with the fireplace. The proprietors have changed, but Andre and Jenny have built this establishment into something to be very proud of. We could not fault our stay. Andre and Jenny are so friendly and fun to chat with, but we had all the privacy in the world. We loved the fresh bread (won't admit how many slices we ate when we first arrived!) and the fresh free-range eggs from the resident chickens were a treat. Couldn't fault the cleanliness - not a speck of dust, crumb or hair anywhere (it became a challenge after a while to find something to pick about!!) We enjoyed the fireplace in the bedroom, the deep spa, and the super-comfy bed after our 3-hour hike at Evans Lookout. We loved the garden with visits from beautiful wild birds, and the two gorgeous resident cats who just appear beside you as you wander the garden and yard. Location to Blackheath is handy enough - a short drive and there are lovely cafes and restaurants. We ate at the Shanti Indian Restaurant - delicious food, charming atmosphere and great service. Two nights wasn't enough. Thanks, Andre & Jenny, for sharing your beautiful little piece of paradise. :-)

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Michelle G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
89 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2012

My husband and I stayed 3 nights in the Maid's suite. Upon arrival, Andre presented us with a warm loaf of homemade bread that was delicious. We also had a little Christmas tree next to our wood burning stove. We had a bit of rainy weather while visiting so it was really nice to have a supply of wood and a big deep bathtub. The gardens are really lovely. Our kitchen was fine and the bed was comfortable. There was no WiFi or computer to use.

We would recommend that you "provision up" in Katoomba as there are smaller grocery stores in Blackheath. We found a couple of good delicatessens, a nice butchery and fruit market in Blackheath. We ate in each evening, mostly because we were tired and wet and loved our little suite. Evans Lookout Road (where the Hideaway is located) is one of the main access roads into the Grand Canyon area of the Blue Mountains. We did the Grand Canyon hike as well as the National Pass out of Wentworth Falls. Andre gave us a lot of information to help us make hiking decisions, but we found the National Park staff to be very helpful, as well.

Room Tip: Maid Suite was very charming with a very nice bathroom. Nice sound system with good satellite radio...
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank parallel40
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
136 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2012

Secrets Hideaway is just that. We had a most enjoyable break for three days and yes the breakfast supplies were very nice. We stayed in the Loft suite which is the smallest of the units. The room is certainly functional and the bathroom and spa is very nicely done. Only advice - be aware that this is a self contained (non serviced) unit and that the breakfast supplies aren't replenished although we got nearly enough for our stay anyway.

Certainly a place that we would go back to.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Jastogo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 20 October 2011

We stayed here for 3 nights last year and enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere . The suite was immaculate and beautifully furnished with the feel of an old world charm. Upon arrival we were delighted to find the most delicious home made bread from the two hosts who were extremely helpful and friendly. We had the Chauffeur,s Suite that was decorated very tastefully.It was comfortable and inviting to return to after a day out. We were looking for a quiet getaway to relax and we found it at Secrets Hideaway.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Trudy C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Blackheath
1.0 mi away
Parklands Country Gardens and Lodges
1.2 mi away
The George Boutique Hotel
The George Boutique Hotel
#3 of 5 in Blackheath
25 reviews
2.2 mi away
Hydro Majestic Blue Mountains
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.4 mi away
The Carrington Hotel
The Carrington Hotel
#2 of 15 in Katoomba
901 reviews
4.4 mi away
Mountain Heritage
Mountain Heritage
#5 of 15 in Katoomba
559 reviews
5.5 mi away
Lilianfels Resort & Spa - Blue Mountains
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Secrets Hideaway? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Secrets Hideaway

Property: Secrets Hideaway
Address: 173 Evans Lookout Rd, Blackheath, New South Wales 2785, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Blackheath
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Blackheath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Secrets Hideaway 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Agoda, Priceline and Evoline ltd so you can book your Secrets Hideaway reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Secrets Hideaway Blackheath, Blue Mountains

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing