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The Cecil Guesthouse

108 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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Ranked #14 of 20 Katoomba B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I stayed here for two nights and thought the place was great value for money. The linen was crisp and clean, the breakfast generous, and there was a lot of space in the communal area to just sit and relax. It's situated down a little lane off the main street and can be easily missed if you... More

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Goleta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is not for those who like flawless modernity. The basics are all there - extremely clean and new linens, comfortable beds, and powerful showers. What requires some imagination and open-mindedness is the decor. An old boarding house - the wall paper, carpets and furnishings all seems to date between 1930 and 1970 (please note that I've put the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We call the Cecil "faded glory" because it's a run down once grand guest house. We love the price ($80 for two midweek off peak including continental breakfast), the informality and we love the fact that it's tatty. Windows don't close properly and lightbulbs are sometimes scarce but we've always slept well and love the common areas where you can... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

location good....but that is far as it goes. rooms were not ready, office a rubbish tip. Rooms well !way beyond repair.Old filthy...The staff on duty when we got there were on another planet. We left to book another hotel. We rang the staff on afternoon duty, he had no idea we were not there and were never going to be... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stayed here for one night . The location is excellent , only a short walk from the train station . The guest house is very old and is being currently renovated. Our room was quite clean and comfortable , The staff was extremely helpful. Lots of eating places close by , there is a grocery store across the street... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I spent a lovely time at the Cecil. This house is very charming. It's old & some things need fixing, but this is being done constantly (the new managers, Hemi & Steph, only took over this place 4 month ago). Everybody at the Cecil was very helpful & made sure I enjoyed my time there. The best thing about my... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here on NYE and while the staff were friendly and our room clean, the guesthouse is extremely run down and not managed well. The steps are broken walking in, no one seemed to know which room was ours, no one was around when we tried to pay when leaving and there was rubbish overflowing in the outside bins.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

the reviews about the Cecil were mixed but i still decided to go ahead and book. i stayed here recently and adored the place. i was greeted by Stephanie, a very friendly Irish girl on the from desk who showed me around and led me to my bedroom, it was very clean and comfortable. hemi the manager,a well spoken man,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

It was an ominous beginning, a car battery and a large piece of metal laying in the car park set the scene for the rest of the stay here. After walking down the broken steps to reception we were greeted by a very confused lady, followed by an equally confused man and followed by another somewhat confused lady who all... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

I was given a preview of the room I was to stay a weekend in. When arriving on the appointed day the timid lady at the front desk led me up the stairs and after problems with unlocking door with which I had to help her, found the room was a mess so she in a fluster said I would... More

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Also Known As:
The Cecil Guesthouse Katoomba, Blue Mountains
Address: 108 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
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Ranked #14 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Katoomba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hello future guests,It is our pleasure to announce that The Cecil is under new management as of 02/12/12. We are in love with The Cecil and passionate about making your stay a pleasurable experience rather than just a bed for the night.We look forward to ensuring you enjoy your stay.Cecil Management ... more   less 
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