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The Cecil Guesthouse

108 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Usually Celia & travel a bit upmarket but we were only over-nighting in Katoomba, playing music in a bar that night and then being picked up before dawn for a trip to Capertee Valley so paying as little as possible seemed sensible. And at the Cecil you pay as little as anywhere so ir represents very good value. Firstly the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The Cecil Guesthouse is located off Katoomba Street and can be a bit tricky to find at night. There is a narrow alley leading to the guesthouse and its parking lot. However, the location is excellent as its very close to a Coles mart and the town centre which has many restaurants and shopping options. The room itself was a... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

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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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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Address: 108 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Number of rooms: 13
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