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Sky Rider Motor Inn

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302 Bathurst Rd | (Cnr. Valley Rd), Katoomba, New South Wales NSW 2780 , Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Stayed for one night with my teenage son in a twin room. Undoubtedly an outstanding motor inn, unlike any other I have seen in the region (or even elsewhere). Good location, right at the motorway and still amazingly silent. Comfortable, tastily decorated, well equipped rooms with small fridge, flat screen TV, one queen and one single bed, excellent shower and... More 

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KerrySkyRider, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review

Pleased you enjoyed your stay and found the facilities met your needs, the pool really is a slice of heaven during the hotter months and there is nothing like a refreshing swim after a day of exploring. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Kanahooka
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

W took our relatives from England to see the Blue Mountains and searched for suitable accommodation in /near Katoomba and found the Sky Rider Motor Inn. We arrived early, but every effort was made to make available one room in which to store our luggage. Check-in was pleasant, fast and efficient. On our return from visiting Scenic World, 3 Sisters... More 

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KerrySkyRider, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and was able to see the Blue Mountains in the sunshine and enjoy a BBQ by the pool. BBQ baskets with all the necessary equipment is available to our guests (free of charge), perfect for a night by the pool with the family and we even do the... More 

Bellevue, WA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

As of this writing, Trip Advisor rates this hotel first of 16 in Katoomba, and four stars. This indicates that reviewers are rating based on value rather than quality, because this hotel is at best average, and it is certainly not "very good", which is what 4 stars means. I really think that Trip Advisor should have two separate ratings,... More 

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KerrySkyRider, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our motel. We were delighted if a little surprised to find ourselves as No1 for Katoomba on Trip Advisor. We have the 139 reviewers to thank for our position and hope we can continue to meet, if not exceed our guests expectations.We are a family owned and operated motel and we pride... More 

Turramurra, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Fine for a quick getaway and seems to be on a par in regards to other accomodation in this price range ($160 family room). It is clean, if not dated, but again not dissimiliar from any other motels in this category. If you are a non smoker the smell of smoke from people smoking outside the other rooms can be... More 

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KerrySkyRider, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you found our motel to be good value for your family. We have a few family rooms which offer the Double and 3 single beds as well as a 2 room unit which offers a little more privacy with a separate bedroom for the 3 single beds. All our rooms are strictly... More 

Sydney, Australia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
47 hotel reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We have stayed at the Sky Rider Motor Inn previously and it was a no brainer to book here again. We were warmly greeted by Jamie and Kerrie who are only too happy to help guests with directions or places to eat etc.. Our room was very clean, the bed and pillows were very comfortable and the shower is large... More 

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KerrySkyRider, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review

It is great to have you stay with us again and we are very pleased your return stay was enjoyable. We pride ourselves on our clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation and we are thrilled when guests return to stay with us, time after time. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We loved the family run atmosphere managed by a lovely couple who were friendly & very helpful. Gave us maps of the area with detailed instructions on how to get everywhere. Breakfast was great and catered for your personal needs. Rooms were spacious, clean and well equipped. The Inn was perfectly located for the many places of interest especially the... More 

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KerrySkyRider, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and you found our motel to be welcoming. We try to arm our guests with as much local knowledge as possible so they can experience the mountains at its best, especially if time is limited. next time you will have to come back to enjoy the pool. More 

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

An older motel that has fresh paint, very clean and the staff and service was friendly, including accommodating our late arrival. I liked the idea of a dining room for breakfast and wish I had time to have enjoyed a swim in the pool.

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KerrySkyRider, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We often have late arrivals so its no problem to arrive anytime as long as you call during the day of arrival. The dining room is open daily for breakfast and we cater for continental or hot breakfast as well as gluten free options. We hope to see you another time. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My husband and our friend and myself took a short getaway to the mountains whilst visiting Sydney . We were very pleasantly surprised at the friendly and courteous reception we received . Our rooms were clean and very comfortable with an opening window . It was only minutes away from the sky rides and fabulous views of the mountains ..... More 

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KerrySkyRider, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and you were able to enjoy the Pool and BBQ area. It is a very popular with our guests and allows a little self catering... the BBQ area is covered so it is perfect any weather. During the hotter summer months the pool is also perfect to enjoy... More 

Mykonos, Greece
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Two colleagues and myself stayed here as we were attending a conference nearby. We shared a family room. The accommodation was clean, roomy and more than adequate for the three of us, so it would be ideal for a family group. The management were friendly and very helpful, providing us with maps of the area so we were able to... More 

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KerrySkyRider, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We do find having all ground floor rooms a real plus for our guests especially if you are less able. Also having an allocated car paring space in front of the room make life a little easier. Please you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. More 

Carlingford, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Recently we held a Christmas in July for a 60th birthday bash at the Sky Rider Motor Inn at Katoomba for 35 people. We found that both Kerry and Jamie to be extremely helpful in organising the choices for the menu, decoration of the function room and reserving rooms for the guests. On the night we found the room gave... More 

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KerrySkyRider, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review

Leonie and Scott, Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you and your Family stay with us and to host your Birthday / Yulefest party. It is such a lovely time of the year in the mountains and we certainly try and get into the Christmas (In July) spirit. We are glad your group enjoyed... More 

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