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The Metropole Guesthouse

3.5 of 5 Guest house   |   Cnr Gang Gang & Lurline Sts, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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Ranked #10 of 20 Katoomba B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Two days away in the mountains. I had stayed at this guesthouse 25 years ago, I enjoyed it then and I enjoyed it again. I love the decor, I felt as though I was in an Agatha Christie novel. Basic facilities, but in keeping with the cost. The reception rooms are the big bonus, as I was with a group... More

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I bought a voucher for the Metropole Guesthouse because we wanted to have a 'Christmas in July' experience. The accommodation was as expected. We were conscious of the fact that it was a guesthouse and not a five star hotel so the creaky floors, the paper-thin walls and the cramped bathroom/toilet did not faze us at all.... More

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Wollongong, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The online deal we purchased was good value. Free WiFi was part of the deal but was found to be accessible in the foyer and dining room only. We were in a top floor room. That was satisfactory as I have plenty of phone data available. The hotel WiFi was used for downloading a daily newspaper. There is a lift... More

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

IF YOU ARE LOOKING AT A GROUPON: my experience our groupon supposedly included: WIFI "hot breakfast" bottle of wine. Actual experience: WiFi does not work in rooms - concierge admitted to this when we checked out bottle of wine is a mini bottle (about half the size of a normal bottle of wine) "hot breakfast" is make your own toast.... More

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metropolekatoomba, Manager at The Metropole Guesthouse, responded to this review

We are sorry that you didn’t enjoy your stay at our guesthouse. I think you must have misunderstood the breakfast. The hot breakfast was part of your Groupon voucher.The voucher also inludes Tea, Coffee, Toast, Cereal and Fruit which is to start with, then when you are ready the waiter serves you the hot breakfast, that includes egg, bacon, sausages,... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great location for a group of friends to have a getaway. There are good common areas a games room, library and other areas where a group can meet and socialise. Some of the group had better rooms than others and it would have been better if there were more queen size beds.It was a lottery to get... More

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Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
31 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Metropole is an old style guesthouse with some beautiful rooms such as the dining room along with a number of sitting areas with fires - very welcome in the Winter! The rome - well let's be honest - think pub style, nothing flash but comfortable beds. As it is a guesthouse meals are taken at a particular time -... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Metropole Guesthouse was initially built in the 1880s - so there's big open spaces in areas that aren't usual these days - i.e. landings. It reminds you of a time that has long gone. The rooms are quaint. It doesn't profess to be 5 stars, and it isn't. But it is ok if you aren't expecting that. Right opposite... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most Convenient Location: We were delighted to discover the guesthouse just a mere 3-minutes walk away from Katoomba Railway Station. That was a big plus for us, especially since we had very little time to spend on Blue Mountains and that we were going around on the public transport with our luggages. Arriving at the guesthouse, we were again pleasantly... More

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Terrigal, Australia
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250 reviews 250 reviews
91 hotel reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we visited for 2 nights paid for upgrade to a king size bed - room the overall ambiance and atmosphere of the Metropole just takes you back to a bygone era - built in 1933 - many of the buildings attributes have been retained and maintained - polished timber paneling, lead light windows, vintage furniture and photos of Katoomba in... More

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Wollongong, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make no mistake this does not have the features of a four or five star hotel. However it is a clean and comfortable old fashioned guesthouse. It is directly across the road from Katoomba Railway Station. I stayed with a group in the 4 bedroom "flat" which comprised 4 separate bedrooms, a lounge room/sitting room and a toilet/bathroom. Very good... More

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Address: Cnr Gang Gang & Lurline Sts, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Metropole Guesthouse 3.5*
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The Metropole Guesthouse Katoomba, Blue Mountains

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Soak up the old world charm and historyIn the heart of beautiful Katoomba, the historic Metropole Guesthouse offers unique Blue Mountains accommodation. Directly across from Kingsford Smith Park and within walking distance of the main tourist attractions, shops, cafes and the train station, this hotel is ideal for your Blue Mountains getaway. An iconic Blue Mountains Hotel established in 1933, The Metropole Guesthouse allows you to step back in time with old-fashioned service in the licensed dining room, relax with a book in the library and unwind by a gas log fire in one of the many antique, character-filled lounges.Filled with old world charm, the Metropole Guesthouse was built in 1933 by Mrs Godsell, replacing a mountain home built on the site in 1880 by Rev. Barber. Now refurbished to offer cosy Katoomba accommodation, the Metropole Katoomba Guesthouse retains period character with fine wood panelling and leadlight windows crafted for Mrs Godsell.Centrally located Katoomba accommodation, The Metropole Guesthouse is right where you need to beA stones throw from Katoomba shops and restaurantsOpposite the train station and park90 minutes from downtown SydneyEasily accessible by road, rail or coachLimited parking is available at the rear of the property ... more   less 
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