We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 20 Katoomba B&Bs / inns

Hotel Gearin

273 Great Western Highway,, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Hotel Gearin to your Saves list
Hotel Gearin
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
9%
Ranked #20 of 20 Katoomba B&B and Inns
Write a Review

12 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    0
    1
    0
    2
    9
See reviews for
2
3
1
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Katoomba, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This pub is a real disappointment. The pub use to have a great vibe, great staff and even better atmosphere. Since the new owner bought after Jack Thompson it has gone down hill. The food is terrible, that's if the kitchen is even open, The hotel has an aroma that comes from the mens toilets, and has not a thing... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
14 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Do yourself a favor and do not even consider this pub. Totally run down, cold, dim and smelt of must and smoke. Food was terrible. Service wasn't too bad however most of the staff didn't look like they wanted to be there. Overall it's the worst pub I've visited in my life

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
North Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Terrible food, poor service, unclean. Everything that is bad with Australian regional pubs. Took over an hours between starter and main. Ran out of the dish we wanted even though it had been per ordered. Run down, just have a look at the years of bugs in the light shades. No redeeming features of the pub at all. Find somewhere... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Algoma, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We booked two nights at this hotel sight (and review) unseen based on a recommendation from someone we met it Sydney. The location is perfect as it is next to the train station but that is it. We had a difficult time even finding the lobby because there is no obvious front entrance. Wen we did find it there was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Narromine, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

My Aunty use to have this Hotel 30myears ago and it was so majestic and beautiful, my cousins were brought up there and it had a real family atmosphere. We went to Hotel Gearin this week as my Aunty has died. She would be so disappointed, it is smelt terrible nothing from the smells of years ago, it is run... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

We ended up staying 1 night at Gearin during the Easter holiday, because every other place in Katoomba was booked. The rooms are substandard (that's an understatement), the service is horrible and the whole environment is just disgusting. My room smelled of mould/fungi/smoke, the sheets were not clean, the extra blanket was from 1965 and probably never washed. There's a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

I love the food at this hotel. I haven't seen the rooms but i have been in the lounge whereall the food is served. They have great shows and entertainment.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Don't walk, run in the other direction!! I booked for two nights, calling in advance three times for a room with an ensuite. On arrival, the bar tender had no idea about anything but taking my money. I inspected the room only to find no ensuite. There were two broken TV's on the ground and everything was sticky. It looked... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

Hotel Gearin is supposedly undergoing renovations so to be fair, I will only rate the parts of the Hotel that are relevant to me. Before arriving, I had requested a single room and been quite clear about this over the phone, however I was booked into a room with two beds instead (thankfully, nobody booked into that second bed). But... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Parramatta, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

We were really looking forward to enjoying an evening at the Gearin but found the service and standards to be of extremely poor quality and left much earlier than we'd planned. I had a local gulp his wine down, cough and spit it all over the bar and me at about 7pm on a Saturday night. Disgusting! His mates laughed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Been to Hotel Gearin? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Gearin

Address: 273 Great Western Highway,, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Katoomba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Otel so you can book your Hotel Gearin reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Gearin Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hotel Gearin, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines