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.

The Clarendon Guesthouse

68 Lurline Street, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Hotel amenities
The Clarendon Guesthouse
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Cancelon to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Ranked #15 of 20 Katoomba B&B and Inns
A recent review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015
fenellak australia
Add Photo Write a Review

83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    19
    17
    17
    18
    12
See reviews for
20
37
4
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (18)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Polish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (83)
  • Mar-May only
    (22)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (28)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (13)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (20)
All months
Level Contributor
44 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Accommodation in the Blue Mountains was booked out, so we opted for a night at the Clarendon. Rooms were very basic, but clean. There were warnings about steam from the shower and the capacity to set of fire alarm which would incur a hefty fine for the customer. I imagine the room would be tolerable if one was also attending... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a bit late in booking so paid way too much for our room but that aside, if things were comfortable I wouldn't have minded too much. Our bed was so creaky and loud that just the smallest of moves sounded like someone was jumping on the bed. We were told the room was "usually just used for staff",... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers are raving about these Katoomba hotels

Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just arrived home from a three day stay at the Clarendon. We were given (as booked) a 6 bed family room in the guesthouse. I'm not sure how this part of the accommodation remotely qualifies for the given rating. The room was very old, with tired and dated furniture, freezing bathroom, and carpet in dire need of replacement. We aired... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
A TripAdvisor Member
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

An old guesthouse but comfortable enough and reasonably well priced. Lots of character that comes with an older building. Was in a very convenient location- just around the corner from the Main Street, we left the car there for the weekend and walked everywhere enjoying a beautiful winter weekend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
australia
Level Contributor
58 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We stayed in the motel section as we requested a quiet room with ensuite. It was a smallish, dark room with a tasteless glittery bedspread, erk!. It was clean enough and there was heating and a TV. There is inadequate parking -even on check in we couldnt park in front of our room, and by the evening had to park... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
116 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

$140 for a double private en suite room is good value in Katoomba. The rooms were clean and spacious, if a little dated. The shower was nice and hot but could have been more powerful. Big TV and good wifi. Continental breakfast included (which we didn't sample). A short walk to town which is good for the evening. Parking was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Were do we start? We booked 2 rooms - after being in residence for half an hour we were about to do our $250 and get in the car and flee what was an atrocious example of "hospitality". The rooms were unclean, uncomfortable, unattractive and with paper thin walls we got the luxury of hearing a man fart and sigh... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
sydney
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Just stayed at this place last night and it was disappointing that we sent $160 for the night in a room with a double bed and a single and I'd rather have slept in the car. Although the room was clean enough, the bed was so soft and flat that i had to sleep in the single bed. The air-con... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We had a budget room on the top floor with a shared bathroom. Room nice and tidy. Clean blankets and sheets. Comfy bed. Nice old style furniture giving character to the hotel. Toilet and bathroom was a bit old but all tidy and clean. There was a concert on one of the nights we were there and we didn't hear... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Old building you can hear others in rooms around you. Shared bathrooms & no heater or aircon however electric blanket keeps you warm. Loud door with old decor throughout hotel. Free continental breakfast but had to fight for a seat as it was busy being the long weekend. This was the only room left in Katoomba I could find for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

22 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (21)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Family/play areas (2)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (10)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Katoomba hotels
0.4 mi away
The Carrington Hotel
The Carrington Hotel
#3 of 15 in Katoomba
4.0 of 5 stars 501 reviews
0.6 mi away
La Maison Boutique Hotel
La Maison Boutique Hotel
#13 of 15 in Katoomba
3.0 of 5 stars 108 reviews
0.1 mi away
Palais Royale Blue Mountains
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
Mountain Heritage
Mountain Heritage
#7 of 15 in Katoomba
3.5 of 5 stars 310 reviews
0.4 mi away
The Metropole Guesthouse
The Metropole Guesthouse
#11 of 20 in Katoomba
3.5 of 5 stars 153 reviews
0.8 mi away
Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Back to top
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay