We got a great deal for the Vera Spa Suite for $149/ nite for a 3 nights promotion. There was only one other couple at the place for the first day, afterwhich we had the whole place to oiurselves. The Vera Room boast the BEST view in the house and it is indeed true! The view across the room into the verandah and straight into the mountain was breath-taking. The place is so peaceful and quiet, I find myself whispering, for fear of disrupting the tranquility.
The spa is what we in Singapore know as a jacuzzi. The hot water system amazed me. Being someone from the tropics, unused to the winter, so please pardon me, if I sound like a country-pumpkin. :) The hot water is digitally controlled, so you just have to adjust the temperature of the hotwater (say 40 degrees) and turn on the hot water tap. No need to toggle between the cold and hot water tap, so no sudden burst of cold and hot! Heaven sent! There's also a heater spotlight shining into the bathing area, hence warming up the area when you step out of the shower, no fear of chills! The fireplace is right opposite the spa. You have to pay $30 for firewood to create a really romantic ambience as you enjoy your water jets. We did without it, but you could go out into the common living room if you really wanna enjoy a fireplace for free. On the bed, is another heaven sent -- electric blanket! Controlled on each side, you and your partner can adjust the heat to their individual desire.
The TV though small, is fully equipped with a VHS player, DVD player and Austar Cable with 3 movies channel. VHS and DVD is available for free to borrow from the common library. Breakfast is 2 pieces of multi-grain bread, 2 pieces of raisin bread, 2 muffins, all you can eat cereals, cartons of fresh milk, orange juice, butter, peanut butter, jams, vegemite, macadamia cookies, finely grind coffee, instant hot chocolate mix, stocked up daily in the mini pantry in your room. If they are not adequate, we could still help ourselves as they are stocked in the living room. Every morning, I bring my cold bread and muffin to the living room to be toasted and heated up in the common microwave. Go back to my room, make my coffee and hot chocolate, bring them out to the verandah and enjoy the peace and mountain view right there. Nothing beats this, i tell you!
The spa suites does share a common verandah area, only to be separate by potted plants. But since we were the only occupants, it didn't bother us. Next door was another B&B, The Valley of the Waters. They do have a room on the second floor which probably offers a much better view than Moments, but then it's much pricier too. The room may not be huge, however the open concept makes it more than adequate. Definitely bigger than the Four Seasons in Sydney that we had later. I have totally no complains.
Moments at Wentworth is just 2 doors away from the famous Conservatory Hut, where you can have your hot cooked meals. It is also a short drive from the Wentworth Falls lookouts, where we had many easy walks. It's just a 5 minutes drive away Leura and Katoomba, which I feel is much more tourisy. Wentworth Falls have a couple of good eateries, Seven was great for pastas (only about $13 for a entree pasta which was good enough for me) and Canton Palace for passable Asian food.
All in all, this is the home away from home. We will definitely be back if we even come to Blue Mountain again!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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- Moments Mountain Retreat Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, Australia