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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
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Well located motel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The motel was very well located only a few hundred yards from the Three Sisters viewing point and about 15 minutes walk from the town centre.

The rooms were clean and comfortable and provided all we needed. Would happily stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for taking the time to offer a very kind 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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Rating summary
  • 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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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Stayed 2 nights recently for the 6 foot challenge. Bus transport to the start of the race was just around the corner. Beds were so comfortable, rooms extremely clean, and the Manager was very helpful supplying us with crockery. Nice quiet area as well. Just a short walk to the Three Sisters and a pleasant walk into the heart of Katoomba.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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, March 12, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to offer a very kind review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, very pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, a pleasure to have you visit & hope to see you again.
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Buckinghamshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

It is a motel so best to arrive in a car. It is about 1 mile outside Katoomba town centre but right next to Echo Point and the Three Sisters. We stayed in a double room. The rooms are comfortable although if you are on a four week trans-Australia visit there is not a lot of room for all your suitcases. Although there is a microwave and fridge in the room there is little room to do any self catering. In fact although crockery can be supplied if required I would discount it. A cooked breakfast can be supplied if you order and pay for it the night before.
There are several cafes and restaurants very close by and you can stroll down to the Echo Point cafe and have a meal at most times of the day. There is also a fairly exclusive and expensive restaurant and hotel next door.
There is a Coles supermarket with free underground parking in the town centre.
The only negative which applies to most motels is that sound tends to carry between rooms and of course if you are in a room located upstairs you have to drag your bags up the stairs.
All in all, it's in a great location, it is comfortable, Chris and Mereoni are very helpful and there is a free unmonitored wifi service. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for taking the time to offer a very kind review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, very pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, a pleasure to have you visit, hope to see you again should you return to Australia..
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We just stayed one night in a family room with 3 adults, but Chris made us feel very welcome and made some excellent recommendations for things to do in Katoomba. Loved the layout of the room - I had the bottom bunk on the other side of the room and felt like I had my own space within the room! Very clean and lots of towels. I've been to Katoomba dozens of times and usually stay in B&B's but would not hesitate to stay here again and I've taken a few brochures to recommend to others! If you get a chance don't miss the PINS Restaurant just up the street, yum!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Thank you for taking the time to offer a very kind review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, very pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, a pleasure to have you visit & hope to see you again.
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Manchester
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We stayed 2 nights at this motel in Jan 2013. We traveled to Katoomba on the train which took about 90 mins. The motel is on the outskirts of the town on the doorstep of the three sisters. I would recommend you get a bus from getting off the train, only takes a few mins but a fair walk in any heat. Owner was really helpful with plans for our stay. He booked us into restaurant he recommended at Pins on lurine. See separate review. The room was clean and had everything you needed from a motel, great value. The location allows you to get to the three sisters ahead of the bus loads of tourists and believe me there are some serious crowds that go here!! Onwer stored our bags for our last day when we checked out to allow us another day enjoying the walks around the Blue mountains. Would definately stay here again if in Katoomba.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Thank you for taking the time to offer a very kind review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, very pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, a pleasure to have you visit, hope to see you again should you return to Australia..
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great location and the room was very comfortable and clean and tidy with excellent facilities.
Motel Management were very helpful at all times. We have no hesitation in recommending this motel to family and friends.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to offer a very kind review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, very pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, a pleasure to have you visit & hope to see you again.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Stayed as part of our 2 month honeymoon. The hosts went out of their way to make our room romantic (thanks you!). Excellent large rooms, quiet, better than a hotel, tasty raisin toast and 5 min walk to main attractions and trails. 15 mins walk to restaurants and shops.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to offer a very kind review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, very pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, a pleasure to have you visit, 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:
#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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