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“Very Close to Three Sisters Lookout” 4 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 #4 of 15 Hotels in Katoomba
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hobart, Australia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Very Close to Three Sisters Lookout”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This hotel is 2 blocks from the Three Sisters Lookout so was a very convenient place to stay for us. We were in the Blue Mountains for Christmas and one of our party was slightly incapacitated.This motel was within walking distance of our Christmas lunch restaurant. The rooms were clean and the staff very friendly

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to offer a review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, very pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in 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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Helsinki, Finland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We stayed one night to see the Blue Mountains at dusk and dawn. Great location, a few minutes drive from Three Sisters and Echo Point. A bit pricey, but is clean, nice and tidy, all you really need. A nice chocolate shop on the opposite side of the street.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, January 3, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to offer a review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, very pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, hope to see you again should you return to Australia.
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London, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The hotel was in an excellent location for walking to hiking trails and other attractions, plus a few nearby restaurants. Rooms very clean and comfortable but not overly large. Small fridge and kettle provided.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, December 28, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to offer a review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, very pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, hope to see you again.
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Canberra, Australia
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The room is clean and the service is basic. Probably the accommodation at Blue Mountains is very prices. $205 per night is just a bit expensive at a motel room. Expecting a better room. Paid less at other resorts with much better rooms, views and location during the same period. First time so will not stay at Blue Mountain next time.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, December 28, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to offer your views on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel & visit to the Blue Mountains, yes we are a Motel & advertise as such, we prefer to greet all Guests on arrival & explain the area, unfortunately this is not possible with a Family of 4 arriving during the night after we had closed & leaving early in the morning, we hope you do return to visit to the Blue Mountains, there are a few Hotels in Katoomba that offer good views & perhaps you could stay for a few days to enjoy the area.
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Brisbane
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

Lovely motel. Great beds. Friendly and helpful people. Would stay again in a heartbeat. Walking distance to Echo point and wonderful views. 5 min drive to Scenic World. Fabulous coffee and chocolate shop across the road

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, December 20, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to complete a very kind review of your recent visit to the Blue Mountains & your stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, good to hear that you enjoyed everything & hope to see you again.
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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

we stayed for 2 nights in the family room and it was great! if all you need is simple lodging without any fancy perks or views, this is the place to stay when in Katoomba. The room was clean and the room does feel like it has undergone a bit of a makeover. The family room was spacious enough for my husband, myself and my 2 boys - 6 and 3 years of age. And because it was really cold in the night while we were there, having electric blankets was such a bonus. Love the free Wifi and ample parking lots. Just a 5 mins walk away to echo point and a 5 mins drive away to Scenic World. Do check out Leura while it in Katoomba. Shops and cafes there are worth a visit!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
Delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the Blue Mountains & hope that we see you again, thank you for taking the time to offer future guests information regarding your experience in a very kind review of your stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel.
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Singapore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We stayed overnight at 3 Explorers Motel during our short trip to the Blue Mountains. The owner/manager was friendly and helpful and offered suggestions on sights to visit and do during our short stay. The proximity to the Echo Point and 3 Sisters was a plus and only a very short walk from the motel. We had a great time. Thanks!

  • Stayed December 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, December 14, 2013
Delighted that you enjoyed your brief visit to the Blue Mountains & hope that you stay a little longer next time we see you, thank you for taking the time to offer future guests information regarding your experience in a kind review of your stay @ the 3 explorers.
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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:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Katoomba
#3 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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