We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A wonderful old gem!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Carrington Hotel

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Save
You added The Carrington Hotel to your Saves list
The Carrington Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   15 - 47 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Katoomba
A TripAdvisor Member
“A wonderful old gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2005

I recently stayed at this wonderful old hotel with my wife and a few friends for my birthday. We had a marvelous time. The food was amazing. The wait staff in the dinning room were ver professional...very attentive but not in your face.

We had a wonderful room looking over the balcony out to Sydney. Very good value for a 3.5 star hotel. We meet the owner who also runs the hotel. He took time out to talk to us and even gave us a personal tour. We were very impressed with the work they have done recently. The only negative was they don't have room service.

I would recomend this place to anyone. You won't be dissapointed.

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

378 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    128
    140
    53
    32
    25
See reviews for
68
190
18
20
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (96)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2005

I am only upset I did not read these reviews before our recent visit to the Carrington. It would appear that it has not improved since the reviews in 2003!

The back bedrooms still look on to an area which is a dumping ground for all the old bricks and mortar from the reburbishment and is a bomb site!

The hot breakfast is still cold and of very poor quality!

We did have dinner (al a carte) at the hotel and I have to say that was enjoyable, although I should add, dont go expecting to have the well advertised "Friday night seafood/carvery buffet" as it was cancelled, late notice due to low hotel occupancy.

Generally, overall, its a very tired looking hotel, that is trading on its former glory days but is in need of some new life, a major cleanup and plenty of TLC!

  • Stayed April 2005
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2004

Ah yes ... Katoomba in the winter. A large rowdy crowd of us inhabited a first floor wing of the Carrington again (3 yrs in a row now!). We are the only ones in the wing and try real hard to not infringe on any other guests and to enjoy ourselves. This year was special as the little nazi stair monitor didn't bother us or at least he kept out of our way. This raised the quality of the stay from average to excellent. Amazing how a clash with some trumped up officious employee can change the quality of a weekend away from glorious to leaving a bitter taste in your mouth. Rooms are what's expected, clean, good size but basic fixtures. Shared bathroom - but we knew that any way, great food, excellent little bar great staff except the stair monitor and to top it off they have the winter festival on the front lawn. AND I came second in the fancy dress at the ball. Great weekend, hope the stair monitor isn't there next year.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2004

we stayed at the Carrington as we passed through the Blue Mountains on our honeymoon. we checked into a superior room as we has just left a rather crummy hotel in Sydney and wanted a bit of romance! Our room was lovely, everything is old but spotless and we had a lovely huge Spa bath with views from the bathroom window. The staff sent us up some champagne and were very friendly.
Katoomba itself was a little dull and v cold in August, so we retreated to the billiard room after escaping the cold air in the evening and sat by the log fire. My husband only had 2 complaints - the bar shut at 9.30! And the juke box which was listed as free in the hotel details in the room was not!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney NSW
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2004

The Magic Festival at the Carrington was just that!! A wonderful holiday from the everyday, like living theatre. Pure fun!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2004

Our daughter had her wedding here on the 5th May 2003. What a fabulous time everybody had! Many of us stayed on the Friday night before the wedding as well. The day was perfect and just about the whole wedding party stayed overnight and were able to meet up at breakfast the next morning. The staff were fantastic, the food wonderful and the price was quite reasonable. The wedding photos taken in and around the hotel are great. Highly recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2003

My family and I,recently enjoyed a weeks stay in this lovely classic Hotel. My son is a camera buff and took some magic photo's in and around the Carrington.The breakfast each morning was great,plenty of bounce to the ounce,and rearing to go.I would recommend this Art deco hotel to everybody...The Stone-Tolcher family...

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to The Carrington Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Carrington Hotel

Address: 15 - 47 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Katoomba
#3 Spa Hotel in Katoomba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Carrington Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 63
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, Orbitz, Despegar.com, TripOnline SA, Agoda, Travelocity, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your The Carrington Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Carrington Hotel Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Carrington Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.