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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is in a great location in Katoomba, only a short stroll to the main street and eateries. It looks like its been through a renovation in recent years and has that old guest house feel. Our room was clean and tidy Staff were polite and helpful. Parking is available in back, however it fills up quickly. On street... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had travelled as a family from Brisbane via Sydney for a family holiday and had a couple of days at the Metropole Guesthouse in Katoomba. The Metropole is old world and interesting a hark back to a bygone era which we loved. The room was clean and the place is well kept. Our children had fun playing table tennis... More

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Morisset, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went using a Sunseeker Deal not expecting the great 3 days we had. The hotel is old and dates back to days when the mountains were the place to holiday. However it has been well restored and is very clean and cosy. Another reviewer compared it to an Agatha Christie story and this does have merit in a positive... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where to start on a review of this hotel. I guess I will start with the positives as this will definitely take the shortest time. The building although old, is quaint and fairly well kept with some original features. The floor boards creek underfoot in keeping with the age of the building. There are a number of cosy public rooms... More

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Cork, Ireland
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12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Katoomba to do a little photography around the Blue Mountains ( In July ) I selected this for the location. Directly across the road from the train station! Having no idea what Christmas in July was about I was a bit confused when I saw Santa inside the doorway! Given the quirky nature of the place I assumed they... More

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17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a 3 night stay for Christmas in July. Christmas dinner was included on the first night, then breakfast and dinner the next day and breakfast only on the third day. Good value. The Christmas dinner was accompanied with a singer who sang the usual christmas carols and everyone joined in, made it a very happy night. The room was... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed a couple of nights last weekend at the Metropole in Katoomba. We had a lot of walking planned for the two days and returned each night feeling happily exhausted, lovely to snuggle up by the fire on the comfy couches with a wine or two. The guesthouse has a lot of character with plenty of... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just checked out from the motel with my family (me, my wife and my daughter) and i was conned by the lady at the front office to pay an extra $50 for my daughter for a king room that occupies 3 because i wrongly stated in my booking room. That is terrible. How can you charge extra for an extra... More

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

Dear Mr Khoo, Thank you for your review as we do appreciate all feedback. In reference to your complaint, I do find it most interesting, that you are accusing us of charging you for an extra person. I would like to bring it to your attention that the tariff charges is for two guests per room, and there is an... More

Bondi, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently purchased an Our Deal voucher for the Metropole Guesthouse in Katoomba. The voucher includes breakfast, wine and a discounted 3 course dinner . The Metropole is an interesting old place 1930s and steeped in history, there a number of sitting rooms and a games room. The dining room where we had our breakfast is lovely, the staff were... More

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

Dear Jessica, Thank you for your review, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and all that we have to offer, hope to see you again. Regards Janet Cosgrove (manager) More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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

Dear Diane, Thank you for your review, we are please that you enjoy the ambiance and charm of the metropole, also the close proximity to the local attractions, main street and cafes. I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the menu during your stay, we do appreciate the feedback, we at the metropole are continually changing the menu... 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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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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