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3 Explorers Motel

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197 Lurline St., Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Newcastle, Australia
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42 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an older hotel which is well heated and really close to Echo Point and therefore a good base for bushwalking, hiking, climbing or sightseeing. Rooms are old style but neat and tidy, well insulated from noise and the beds are pretty comfortable.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked 2 adjoining rooms for 2 couples and spent one night at this well presented motel.Conveniently located to Echo Point and several top notch restuarants.Rooms were already heated on our arrival and appreciated as it was freezing cold outside! For an older style motel the rooms were clean, well maintained and the bed was very comfortable.Our overseas relatives in the... More 

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3ExplorersMotel, 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, pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains. More 

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58 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This motel is out of town - too far to walk comfortably. The exterior will leave you wondering what you signed up for, and the greeting from the owner (?) may leave you wondering further (he turned out to be quite friendly, but I was put off at first). But the room itself was surprisingly comfortable, very clean, and well... More 

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3ExplorersMotel, 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, pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a clean, quiet motel that is convenient for a Blue Mountains stay. We used it as our base for 5 days of walking activities. The managers were friendly and happy to oblige our requests for help and information.

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3ExplorersMotel, 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, pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, pleasure having you & hope to see you again. More 

Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went up to the Blue Mountains for a short retreat. We chose the Three Explorers as it was on the cheaper side of the hotels available, but neither was it backpacker. We weren't disappointed at all. The room was very nice; relative to the price. On arriving the heater was on, given it was extremely cold... More 

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3ExplorersMotel, 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, delighted that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, pleasure having you & hope to see you again. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only a 300 meters from ths 3 sisters and walking distance to the main st free wifi for tge kids and in winter electric blanks . Very clean and friendly staff quiet and close to everything. Would recommend to family and friends

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3ExplorersMotel, 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, delighted that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, pleasure having you & hope to see you again. More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A two night mid week stay in this older and very well located motel just ten minutes walk to Echo Point and the Three Sisters. Nicely refurbished, warm and cosy (including electric blanket if you want to be extra toasty) and a very comfortable base for our non stop 48 hours in the beautiful Blue Mountains. Appreciated the comprehensive local... More 

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

Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is one of those motels that is a pleasure to visit. We arrived on a very cold night to a friendly welcome at reception and an already toasty, pre-warmed room!. The rooms are spotless and nothing is too much trouble for the hosts. We had a family room which was nicely renovated. The beds were comfortable and the location... More 

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3ExplorersMotel, 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, delighted that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, pleasure having you & hope to see you again. More 

Camden, Australia
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225 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Arrived here with family on a recent cold evening to a warm welcome, both from owner and the fact that he already had the heater going in the room. Very considerate. Family room was large enough, clean and well appointed. Located only a few minutes walk from Echo Point. We only stayed one night but we felt it was good... More 

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3ExplorersMotel, 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, delighted that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, pleasure having you & hope to see you again. More 

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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Arrived in the cold pissing down rain to this gem. Had a giggle with the man at the desk who reminded me of my grandad. Gave us great local pointers and map and had already turned on our heat pump!!! Sweetie!!! Room was so warm and welcoming. I think for the price we paid it was worth it. Shower had... More 

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3ExplorersMotel, 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, delighted that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, pleasure having you & hope to see you again. More 

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