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3 Explorers Motel

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   197 Lurline St., Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 16 hotels in Katoomba
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here on the recommendation of fellow reviewers from Tripadvisor. It was just as others have said - very convenient to Echo Pt and Three Sisters, hosts are friendly and helpful, rooms clean and tidy and free wifi!!

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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to offer a review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, very pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, hope to see you again. More

Perth
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just spent a wonderfully relaxing weekend at this motel and have been delighted with the friendly service we have received. The room was impeccably clean, very pleasantly furnished and supplied with fresh biscuits, tea and coffee each day. Chris, the Manager was extremely friendly when we asked him what he recommended that we see during our time here.... More

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Thank you for taking the time to offer a very kind review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, very pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, a pleasure to have you visit & hope to see you again. More

Terrigal, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was clean, tiday and close to everything. A perfect location, 20 min walk into Katoomba, not far from Scenic World and across the road from the Chocolate Shop - yummy! We had a family room, it had a double bed, single bed and tucked neatly around a wall, bunkbeds. Which was perfect for my two girls and was great... More

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Thank you for taking the time to offer a very kind review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, very pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, a pleasure to have you visit & hope to see you again. More

London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes it's the small little extras that indicate a generosity in the attitude of hoteliers. In this hotel it was a simple matter of some biscuits. We were welcomed very well by the owner, who took time to give us tips on restaurants and local discounts. The room was tidy and comfortable and we were delighted that, unlike many places... More

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Thank you for taking the time to offer a very kind review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, very pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, a pleasure to have you visit, hope to see you again should you return to Australia More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed in a queen room for two nights while visiting the Blue Mountains. A friend had recommended fancier places including nearby Lillienfels, but all we really wanted a decent place to sleep so we chose to save some money. It was a great decision. The 3 Explorers is located within just 5-10 minutes walk from Echo... More

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Thank you for taking the time to offer a very kind review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, very pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, a pleasure to have you visit, hope to see you again should you return to Australia More

Anchorage, Alaska
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We reserved a family room and it worked out very well. It had a queen bed, single bed and then, in an alcove, a bunk bed. Our two boys (16 and 12) were happy to have their "nook," and we were, too! Beds were comfortable. Location is great - my wife and I enjoyed the walk into Katoomba and easy... More

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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to offer a very kind review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, very pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, a pleasure to have you visit, hope to see you again should you return to Australia. More

New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommended! Perfect location, very quiet, clean, comfortable bed, refrigerator, ironing board, Jacquzzi tub. We were able to walk over to the mountain trail within minutes. It's also conveniently located right across the way from Lilianfels, where we considered staying, but it was fully booked. Well, I was grateful for that; we saved a considerable sum. Management was very helpful... More

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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to offer a very kind review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, very pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, a pleasure to have you visit, hope to see you again should you return to Australia.. More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived here after reading trip advisor reviews with great enthusiasm.big mistake ,met one of the rudest staff I have had the misfortune to come across. Asked if they had a single room and was told only family rooms available said OK could I see the room and was told no go somewhere else as he couldn't be bothered I said... More

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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review

Firstly I would like to point out that you have not actually stayed at the 3 Explorers Motel, something that we need to take up with Trip Advisor ASAP, reviews are suppose to be from Guests that have stayed at the Motel. Sounds as though you did not book a reservation & it would be quite likely that only Family... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The motel was very well located only a few hundred yards from the Three Sisters viewing point and about 15 minutes walk from the town centre. The rooms were clean and comfortable and provided all we needed. Would happily stay there again.

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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to offer a very kind review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, very pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, hope to see you again should you return to Australia.. More

Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Stayed 2 nights recently for the 6 foot challenge. Bus transport to the start of the race was just around the corner. Beds were so comfortable, rooms extremely clean, and the Manager was very helpful supplying us with crockery. Nice quiet area as well. Just a short walk to the Three Sisters and a pleasant walk into the heart of... More

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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to offer a very kind review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, very pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, a pleasure to have you visit & hope to see you again. More

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Also Known As:
3 Explorers Hotel Katoomba
3 Explorers Motel Katoomba, Blue Mountains
Address: 197 Lurline St., Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Katoomba
#1 Luxury Hotel in Katoomba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — 3 Explorers Motel 4*
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