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Hotel Gearin

273 Great Western Highway,, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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Ranked #20 of 20 Katoomba B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Celia and I had come to perform at the singer-songwriter session held here on the 1st Monday of the month and having read the reviews I was fully expecting it to be dire. It wasn't. Firstly the food was much better than I was expecting. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't haute cuisine but it was cheap, plentiful and tasted... More

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Katoomba, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
16 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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

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North Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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

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Algoma, Wisconsin
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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

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Narromine, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 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

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 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

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Sydney, Australia
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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.

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Sydney, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

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Address: 273 Great Western Highway,, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #20 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Katoomba
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