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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Melbourne AU
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76 reviews 76 reviews
63 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to find a decent motel in the Blue Mountains. It's not the coolest of locations and in past years, there's been little interest in developing anything funky or interesting. So, here's a hotel that's neither funky or interesting, but it is good. It's very clean, well run and in an excellent location - so well done! Sometimes you... 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

1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect for our family of 5! Just what we needed.... Really good advice about where to go, fridge very useful to store breakfast, great motel. Really recommend it for no fuss, clean rooms and perfect for kids.

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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 all & hope to see you again More

Garches, France
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50 reviews 50 reviews
43 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A somewhat basic motel with a freezing bathroom coming right from the 80's ...The manager is quite obsessed with the smokers, chinese, dutch and french being the worst ... he has a lot (too much) to tell on the subject. I precise we are non smokers. On a more positive side he is very keen to provide interesting advice on... 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, as you mentioned on arrival, you were very concerned regarding smokers in our rooms & we did explain that smoking is not permitted in any room, although some overseas visitors find this a problem. very pleased that you enjoyed your stay... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very good motel, so close to the three sisters and all major attractions! We really liked our room, which was quite big, clean and very comfy. If we visit again, we would stay here again no doubt!

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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, delighted that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, hope to see you again More

Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice motel and is close by to most attractions. The staff is friendly and offers excellent advice on where and the best time to visit the attractions. The rooms are clean and warm. Comes with complimentary wifi.

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

Sydney
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is easy to locate and near most attractions around Katoomba. Staff are friendly, room clean and everything worked. Good wifi and plenty of parking. You can get a 5 star hotel room in Sydney cheaper!

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

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location 5' from echo point and cable car to scenic view. Owner is helpful and can give you good tips about the best time to visit the location. Room was good and clean and quiet, free parking. First day the bathroom was chilly but second day was ok.

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

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thought long and hard when reviewing this motel. It has a no 1 position in Trip Advisor, but when I stayed there for 1night recently, I did not feel that it is justified. As I was writing this, it just occured to me that the last time I stayed in a motel was decades ago. I was looking for... More

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

Sydney, Australia
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good for couples, clean no toothbrushes, toothpaste, hairdryer or hairbrushes. Room service frequent, fast wifi however it kept cutting off every so often. 5-10mins walk from echo point and scenic world and very very quiet despite the proximity of other hotels.

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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, pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, All rooms have hairdryers, possibly you did not check the vanity, hope to see you again More

Sydney
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All great until we checked out and I mentioned that the shower arm was leaking. The gentleman's demeanour became accusatory, asking if I had pulled the arm down then then saying that housekeeping would have found the problem prior to us moving in. Possibly but doubtful- it was a fine spray and I had to be standing in the shower... More

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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, pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, as promised when you kindly reported the problem with the shower head, a replacement was installed immediately. hope to see you again More

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Address: 197 Lurline St., Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — 3 Explorers Motel 4*
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