after hiking the blue mountains and still trying to soak in the awesome and overwhelming sights we had just seen, my friend Jason had the inspired idea to skip a hotel and try to find a nice bed and breakfast to fully enjoy the true local experience and add a more human and familial touch to our short road trip. We checked out a few and just as the sun was going down and we were about to give up we spotted the sign for Melba house. As soon as we walked in we knew we had made the right decision as it was perfect. A beautiful and classic character home with a charm and history you could feel. Upon meeting Sue, who was most hospitable and warm, and then finding it was her birthday, we almost felt our path was divinely guided here to add to our journey. Then when Sue promised the best breakfast in town we were elated. She was right, by the way, we are still talking about it. The room had all the perks of being a vip guest at a grand mansion of the roaring '20s. The cake she put out in the hall was delicious and we probably overindulged in that, port, cookies, fruit and chocolates in the room were a nice touch. We watched a dvd she recommended for us about the outback and settled in for a very peaceful sleep. The delicious breakfast we took on the veranda as the sun rose over the trees. We hugged Sue goodbye and hit the road, all very grateful for the experience. Since our return to Sydney, and since then back to Vancouver, we have all raved about this hidden gem and I can't recommend it enough. If you have a chance to, make sure you stay here. you wont regret it.
- 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