My wife and I have just returned from a very pleasant holiday in New South Wales, the highlight being four days in the Blue Mountains, where we stayed at Melba House, in the Dame Nellie room. As we were not travelling with a car, Sue met us at Katoomba station, and welcomed us to our spacious and beautifully furnished room, offering to light the fire, as the evening was cool.
We were introduced to Issy, Sue's beautiful and smiling American Spaniel, so friendly and well behaved.
The room had everything we needed, ready to hand, including a decanter of port, and very comfortable furniture. We could vary the bed coverings as we do not like duvets, and only used the electric blankets (we had never used electric blankets before!) on our last morning. Breakfasts were always excellent and well presented, and there was HOT toast served as we finished our cooked meal, plus we had a large pot of good coffee.
Throughout our stay Sue was always most helpful, and even drove us into town to our selected restaurants in the evening, saving our tired legs after hours of garden visits and sight-seeing.
We thought we were lucky to find such a delightful hostess, and privileged to stay in her beautiful home.
Reading Donna's very critical and spiteful comments. we can only think that she did not appreciate that Sue had allowed her to use the normally private rooms, and expected service that would be normal at a fully staffed hotel, rather than a B&B. At no time did Issy beg for food, or make a nuisance of herself, quite the contrary, and never barked.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Your own Open Fire and Spa, King and queen-sized beds, central heating, electric blankets, large comfortable rooms with own sitting and dining areas, sumptuous breakfasts, that's historical Melba House. Quiet and secluded yet close to many restaurants, galleries, antique and craft shops. Also, close to the best-loved attractions of Katoomba and Leura. Blue Mountains World Heritage bush walks abound, some only 300 m away. Easy drive to Blackheath and Wentworth Falls and other mountain townships. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melba House Boutique Bed & Breakfast Katoomba, Blue Mountains