US$69 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 31 Mar 2015 Check-out 3 Apr 2015

Hotel Blue

3 stars
View map of 88 Lurline Street, Katoomba Blue Mountains, Blue Mountains, NS 2780

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
13 reviews
Relaxing weekend

It was fantastic being so close to the town centre and the food served was excellent. We really... See full review

  • The walkers
  • 23 Jul 2014
A bit tired, but good value

We stayed here for two nights, the room was comfortable and clean. Breakfast was cooked fresh for... See full review

  • Sherstew
  • 24 May 2014
With relaxing accommodations and idyllic mountain setting, Hotel Blue makes for an ideal retreat for travellers exploring to this part of New South Wales. Tourists at this Blue Mountains hotel should not miss a visit to the Three Sisters, a famous rock formation in Katoomba. Vacationers can also take leisure walks around the lush parks such as Frank Walford Park, Banksia Park and Katoomba Park nearby. Guests can also check out the displays at New South Wales Toy and Railway Museum.
General

Hotel Blue can also host corporate and social functions at the equipped board room. Guests can play a game of billiards, chess or cards or read books and magazines at the guest lounge on site. After a full day of sightseeing, visitors can unwind at the heated spa and indoor swimming pool.



Location

Blue Hotel is conveniently situated in the town of Katoomba off Blue Mountains, which is listed as a world heritage site. Spend leisure time hitting a few holes at Katoomba Golf Course and viewing art exhibits at Katoomba Fine Art.

Dining

Sisters Blue Restaurant at Katoomba Hotel Blue serves mouth-watering dishes prepared using fresh produce in an elegant setting. The Victorian-inspired The Parlour Bar on site offers refreshments and liquors.
Rooms

The rooms are designed with classic touch and outfitted with modern comforts such as en suite with shower, colour TV, bar refrigerator and coffee- and tea-making facilities.

Hotel Blue Rooms

Double Room
Featuring 1 Double Bed and a private en suite bathroom, and embodying the enduring character of the 1920s, this comfortable room offers AUSTAR satellite television, tea & coffee making facilities, refrigerator, heater, telephone, hairdryer and clock-radio. Non-smoking. 30 min free WiFi and full cooked breakfast included.
Queen Room
Featuring 1 Queen Bed and a private en suite bathroom, and embodying the enduring character of the 1920s, this comfortable room offers AUSTAR satellite television, tea & coffee making facilities, refrigerator, heater, telephone, hairdryer and clock-radio. Non-smoking. 30 min free WiFi and full cooked breakfast included.
King Room
Featuring 1 King Bed and a private en suite bathroom, and embodying the enduring character of the 1920s, this comfortable room offers AUSTAR satellite television, tea & coffee making facilities, refrigerator, heater, telephone, hairdryer and clock-radio. Non-smoking. 30 min free WiFi and full cooked breakfast included.
Twin Single Room
Featuring 2 Single Beds and a private en suite bathroom, and embodying the enduring character of the 1920s, this comfortable room offers AUSTAR satellite television, tea & coffee making facilities, refrigerator, heater, telephone, hairdryer and clock-radio. Non-smoking. 30 min free WiFi and full cooked breakfast included.
Twin Double Room
Featuring 2 Double Beds and a private en suite bathroom, and embodying the enduring character of the 1920s, this comfortable room offers AUSTAR satellite television, tea & coffee making facilities, refrigerator, heater, telephone, hairdryer and clock-radio. Non-smoking. 30 min free WiFi and full cooked breakfast included.
Triple Room
Featuring 1 Double Bed & 1 Single Bed, and a private en suite bathroom, and embodying the enduring character of the 1920s, this comfortable room offers AUSTAR satellite television, tea & coffee making facilities, refrigerator, heater, telephone, hairdryer and clock-radio. Non-smoking. 30 min free WiFi and full cooked breakfast included.
Family Room
Featuring 1 Double Bed & 2 Single Beds, and a private en suite bathroom, and embodying the enduring character of the 1920s, this comfortable room offers AUSTAR satellite television, tea & coffee making facilities, refrigerator, heater, telephone, hairdryer and clock-radio. Non-smoking. 30 min free WiFi and full cooked breakfast included.

Amenities

  • Free full breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Game room
Dining
Free full breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

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Hotel Map

-33.7195 150.3122
Area served
Hotel Blue, Katoomba, is 90 minutes by car from the centre of Sydney, or 2 hours by train.
Nearby airports
Sydney International Airport; Sydney Domestic Airport
Area description
Conveniently situated mid-way between the centre of Katoomba and the world-famous Three Sisters and Blue Mountains National Park, Hotel Blue is the perfect base from which to explore Katoomba and soak up the majestic beauty of the Blue Mountains. No matter where you venture, Hotel Blue won't be far away, being only five minutes' walk from Katoomba's central shopping and dining district, ten minutes' walk from Katoomba Railway Station, and ten minutes' stroll from Echo Point's World Heritage-listed views of the iconic Three Sisters and the Blue Mountains National Park.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Hotel Blue & Conference Centre is ideally equipped to host small-to-moderately sized conference groups. In contrast to large inner-city hotels, where small groups may be easily overlooked, Hotel Blue specialises in offering uniquely personal service in both the planning and execution of group events. Even for smaller groups, this can include exclusive use of all Hotel facilities, including Board Room, Lounge, Bar, Restaurant, Swimming Pool and Spa. All-inclusive conference packages include conference room hire, accommodation and all meals. Individual and twin-share options are available for accommodation. Team-building activities and group excursions can be arranged.

Dining

Parlour Bar
Refresh yourself with a relaxing drink in the cosy Parlour Bar, featuring a wide selection of beers, wines and spirits, and particularly showcasing the produce of regional wineries and breweries.
Sisters Blue Restaurant
The elegant in-house Sisters Blue Restaurant offers fine modern Australian cuisine, with an ever-evolving menu, perfectly matched to the range of regional wines and beers on offer. The Sisters Blue Restaurant is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
Cafe 88
The vibrant street-side Cafe 88 is a great place for a relaxing cup of freshly roasted Toby's Estate coffee. Also available are a wide selection of boutique, regional wines, beers and non-alcoholic beverages. You will also be tempted by a selection of cakes and sweets, and freshly made sandwiches, soups, wood-fired pizzas and pies. Sit and watch the world go by, or grab something quick to eat and drink on your way out to see Katoomba and the Blue Mountains.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (13)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Blue

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
13 out of 13
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.1
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.6

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Aquamartin
Business
Melbourne, Australia
29 Sep 2014

I wouldn't stay here

Went to the room, small & not good, wall paper peeling off the wall & smell of damp& mould. Checked out & found somewhere else to stay straight away. The reception & lounge room sort of charming but that's not where I was going to sleep in. Contacted customer service the next day, was very helpful. This is not a 3 star hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The walkers
Business
Wollongong, NSW
23 Jul 2014

Relaxing weekend

It was fantastic being so close to the town centre and the food served was excellent. We really enjoyed the Christmas dinner on our first night. The staff were very friendly and helpful but the hotel was very cold. The fire was not sufficient to heat the large lounge area at this time of the year. Our room heater was also not turned on prior to our arrival so it was a big shock to walk into such a cold room. Overall though this did not dampen our relaxing weekend away and would recommend this hotel to others. We would defiantly go back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mitchie
Business
Sydney
20 Jul 2014

Perfect

We enjoyed our stay at Hotel Blue, it's ideally located and the staff are friendly and informative. Rooms are older but ok. Our bed however was not made up or fresh towels provided, when queried we were told current household staff not great. Although the breakfast was good and lots of variety, it would have tasted better if hot (both mornings it was cold). Loved the bar on site with all the great old cocktails available and wines. Chris was fantastic in offering suggestions of where to dine and dinks to sample. Will be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

cool little bar, big open fires, pool table and lots of games to play

Review of Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sherstew
Business
Perth, West Australia
24 May 2014

A bit tired, but good value

We stayed here for two nights, the room was comfortable and clean. Breakfast was cooked fresh for us each morning. Hotel is a bit old and needs a good makeover, but overall good value. We would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Honey2
Business
NSW
31 Mar 2014

Great staff

The staff were wonderful,couldn't get much better really..Room was ok but a bit on the small side , no TV programs to watch though as only had a couple of Fox channels available.Breakfast was very nice and surprised that the drinks at the in house bar were reasonable in price also.Right opposite is RSL.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Long walk from hotel

Mostly uphill to the shopping area and also a fair walk to the train station.No bus stop near by .

Review of Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
BeeGees
Business
Sunshine Coast Australia
1 Mar 2014

Nightmare in the Blue Mountains!

We booked a twin single room after seeing photos on the web page - we were given a room we could only describe as disgusting, like a prison cell. Beds were on different levels, room was white, no pictures on walls, television was minute, screen so small, could hardly see it ( person in bed up 3 stairs was unable to watch it anyway!), only had a couple of Austar channels, no normal channels & the picture was so bad we couldn't watch it anyway. We asked to change rooms but they were full, but we saw another couple check out as they too we're not happy. Room also had broken cupboards. Been travelling Australia for 7 weeks and this is most definitely the worst room we've had.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
BruceF
Business
Dapto, NSW
3 Feb 2014

Katoomba - Close but Ageing

This 90 year old hotel has charm in public areas, enhanced by some original features and furniture, but leaves something to be desired in room comforts. PLUSES: Breakfast (menu choices) included; Water saver shower; Quick caring check-in. MINUSES: Only 11 car spaces on site for 26 rooms; Floor tiles missing/cracked in shower; Power cables not safety tagged; Old 35cm TV only received 6 Foxtel channels not free to air channels; Small pedestal fan to cool west facing room on a hot day and double room very cramped

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cj19
Business
Wangaratta VIC 3677, Australia
23 Nov 2013

Two night stay

Very old building, with old worls charm. It has everything you need, plus more. Great experence

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
significance
Business
Australia
4 Sep 2013

Cosy, friendly amd very pkeasant

Seeing online photos of a hotel fitted out with period furniture, with a very agreeable price, I expected Hotel Blue to be rather run-down. I was pleased that this was not at all the case. Hotel Blue is a great place to stay. Upstairs, our room was cosy and comfortable. Downstairs, there were several guest lounges, with a crackling fire by the bar and a free pool table, comfortable couches and a collection of old fashioned board games. The location is a short walk to Echo Point and the three sisters, and a short walk from the centre of town. There's also an i(unheated) indoor pool and (heated) spa, though we didn't use them. A full cooked beakfast was included in the price, as was half an hour of free wifi.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The little Indian restaurant just down the road is very good.

Review of Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Blue Mountain Trekkers
Business
Orange
24 Aug 2013

Friendly Service

The hotel is clean with friendly staff, very accommodate to the clients' needs. The bygone year atmosphere is welcoming. Lovely with the fire place going.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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