This pub has improved a lot since my last stay about 5 years ago when it was unrenovated and poorly run. The accommodation is still basic, but has been renovated and for the price its hard to complain. The rooms are neat and clean, but with no character or comforts and only have shared bathrooms. There is a sink and a kettle with tea/coffee in the room, but no bedside lamps, no TV, no radio and no alarm. Its just a place to sleep really. The bedding was fine but the mattress was really hard.
My room was at the front of the building so it was very noisy with the great Western Highway out front and the train track across the road. Forget sleeping in. This was OK for a business trip where I was in late and up early, but for a holiday it would suck. Rooms at the back would be much better.
On arrival there were no pillows in the room. When I asked at the bar the barmaid said "What room are you in". When I told her she said "oh that was me". I said "you took my pillows?" She said "yes, they're in my car". That made me laugh so much that I got over any problem with it and was happy enough that (clean) pillows were quickly supplied.
Overall I found the staff to be very friendly and efficient and the pub to have a good atmosphere, plenty of interesting local characters and tourists to talk to. The bistro was crowded for dinner, its cheap and the meals are fairly simple but very good for the price. They don't do breakfast, but there are a couple of very good cafes in town within easy walk.
This is cheap and cheerful accommodation. If you don't expect any more then its great.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Located in the heart of Blackheath, Gardners Inn is the oldest hotel in the Blue Mountains and has been welcoming travellers since 1831. The Inn is located in the heart of Blackheath which nestles at one of the highest points of the Blue Mountains at 1065 metres. The accommodation on offer has 24 individually decorated rooms featuring WiFi and DVD players. For a bit of entertainment, TV's include digital channels and guests can also appreciate conveniences like living rooms and dining areas. The Hotel provides daily housekeeping and there are rooms available with shared bathroom and ensuite options. This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, WiFi in public areas, four bar areas, pool tables, TAB, bottle shop, arcade/game room, outdoor deck, beer garden and cosy warm log fires for those cold winter nights. There is Self parking available free of charge and Tour/ticket assistance. The Hotel's restaurant Hydoras, has taken Australian cuisine to the next level by infusing both Western and Eastern flavours to deliver a taste uniquely its own, including its famous deep dish pies. Gardners Inn is the perfect venue for functions and events with a number of options available to suit all guests. The Hotel hosts a variety of events ranging from corporate events and birthdays to name a few. We look forward to welcoming you at the Gardners Inn Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gardners Inn Hotel Blackheath, Blue Mountains