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“A well run motel” 5 of 5 stars
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3 Explorers Motel
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   197 Lurline St., Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Katoomba
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“A well run motel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

I support other recent reviews. My room was clean and comfortable with all the facilities I expect in a good motel. It was also quite spacious. The bathroom was small but worked well. I especially enjoyed the comfortable bed with proper sheets. The hot breakfast delivered to my room was excellent. The owners were friendly and helpful. Dinner was not served but restaurants were not far away.

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, November 2, 2013
Thank you for your very kind review, very pleased you enjoyed your stay & visit to the Blue Mountains, hope to see you again.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The rooms are comfortable and the host, Chris is friendly and helpful with advice, from day walks to restaurant recommendations. It's the perfect place to stay in Katoomba, less than 5 minutes walk from the 3 Sisters lookout.

Free wifi works well too.

Room Tip: Great hosts. Chris is so helpful and welcoming. He deserves your business.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to offer your very kind views on your stay @ The 3 Explorers Motel, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the Blue Mountains , which is of course the reason we are here, hope to see you again & thank you.
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Canberra
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We were very happy with our 2 night stay at the 3 Explorers Motel. A lovely, quiet location with clean and comfortable rooms. Friendly service and affordable accommodation in the beautiful Blue Mountains.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to complete a very kind review of your stay @ The 3 Explorers Motel, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay & visit to the Blue Mountains & look forward to you returning again.
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Brisbane
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in July 2013. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was clean, quiet and very acceptable. Everything was as advertised. It's a five minute walk to the 3 Sisters. The chocolate shop over the road is an added bonus.
We'd stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to complete a kind review of your visit to The 3 Explorers Motel & that you enjoyed your time in the Blue Mountains, your review will be helpful to any future guests thinking of staying in the Blue Mountains.
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Port Adelaide
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

My partner and I stayed at the Three Explorers a decade ago when our relationship was newly minted. Doing a nostalgia trip to the Blue Mountains in October 2013 we were happy to see the Three Explorers still doing good business, albeit under new management.
The motel is tidy, an in excellent location a few minutes walk from Echo Point, and about ten minutes walk from the main street of Katoomba. The Three Explorers has been renovated since last we stayed, and the manager was very helpful and informative when we arrived quite a bit later than we'd expected, and following his advice we made the most of day passes to Scenic World, and hiking in Jamison Valley.

Three explorers remains tidy, affordable, and the location is superb.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Thank you for your very kind review, we are delighted that you enjoyed both your stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel & your time in the Blue Mountains, please do not wait so long for a return visit.
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We spent 3 nights with our 5yr old twins in a family room. The room was very clean and comfortable. The couple who manage the motel are lovely and no request was too much trouble for them. They were very informative about the local area and what we should see. The location was perfect: 5 mins walk from Echo Point, The 3 Sisters and the start of wonderful walks such as the Giant Stairway. The chocolate shop opposite was superb. If we are lucky enough to return to the Blue Mountains we will definitely return to the 3 Explorers.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to complete a very kind review of your stay, naturally we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay @ the 3 explorers Motel & the Blue Mountains, we hope that you all return to visit us again.
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

What a find!!!

Arrived a few hours before booking in time and lucky for us our room was ready to go.
Had a very informative chat to the manager about places to see and eateries in Katoomba. Hotel has recently been renovated, very clean and modern. Only a 500m walk down to the 3 sisters, and near the Chocolate factory so no need to drive. Beds were really comfy, we werent disturbed by traffic noise. More than happy to stay here again and recommend to others.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Blue Mountains & stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, safe journey on your return to the UK, hope to see you again should you return to Australia.
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Address: 197 Lurline St., Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Katoomba
#2 Romantic Hotel in Katoomba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — 3 Explorers Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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