This hotel is bargain plus. When staying at the Blue Mountains, we usually like to stay somewhere with some heritage value. This time we were with several families and booked 5 rooms - the decision on the hotel was based on availability of family rooms.
Location - 10 min stroll from Katoomba shopping strip. And stacks of parking.
Reception and guest lounges - lounge rooms galore, but nobody seemed to use them other than our group as a central meeting place :-) It had a homely feel to it.
Rooms - all rooms were large, with huge bathrooms (one of the family rooms was extra huge and comfortably fit 4 people). Rooms immaculately clean.
Breakfast - $15 per head ... average ... with katoomba down the street, I would opt for a cafe next time.
Value - excellent ... $175 for an executive king room - wow. And my senior parents got their king room for $150 incl breakfast - really unbeatable value (as comparison, I had paid $190 for a largish b&b around the corner - and quality did not compare with Palais Royale).
Sometimes you have to feel sorry for the owners of these hotels - we had a couple of unpleasant issues when booking in. The reception staff were very defensive. However, after dinner, we bumped into the owners. They were very understanding, and lovely to deal with. They quickly resolved the issues to the parties' satisfaction. They were let down by their staff in this instance. It doesn't matter how clean a room is, or the location - if the staff are not receptive, it ruins an experience.
We will definitely return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a charming Heritage hotel in the main street of Katoomba, so leave your car and walk to dozens of restaurants and attractions. Make sure to visit us in a few weeks as our new lounge café will be opening! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palais Royale Blue Mountains Hotel Katoomba
- Palais Royale Blue Mountains Katoomba