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Avonleigh Country House
174 Lurline Street | Blue Mountains, Katoomba, New South Wales NSW 2780, Australia   |  
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Ranked #16 of 20 Katoomba B&B and Inns
Huercal-Overa, Spain
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35 hotel reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Not as advertised”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2009

We booked The Avonleigh on the strength of their website and were very disappointed, the fantasy of the website bore little comparison to reality. There was no nice dining room with fine dining, the rooms we not as advertised and the cooked breakfast was disgraceful and inedible. On top of this we were made to pay in advance, I wonder how many guests have cut their stay short here ? Not recommended.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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High Wycombe, England
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67 hotel reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2009

location was good for the Blue Mountains, but the place was ropey and i wouldn't recommend it. It is frequented by coach loads of Japanese tourists who get dropped off for tea in the afternoon. The place lacks atmosphere, the staff drift in and out. the room was small and we were kept awake by the noise of the refridgeration units in the kitchens near our bedroom.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2009

Was a lovely little place, decor is very old fashioned but that adds to its charm. We needed a late checkin and our key and info pack was waiting for us.
I don't recommend if you are expecting a flashy stay, bedrooms are simple, bathrooms are simple, but thats all you need when Echo Point is so close.

I thought that 8.30 - 9.15 for breakfast was a bit steep.

Overall OK, I would stay again for the price.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2008

We stayed at the Avonleigh in January when we travelled through the Blue Mountains. The hotel is very well situated and one can walk to the "Three Sisters" as well as into the town centre. The first room we were directed to was a good size but it was located on the ground level in the back of the hotel (walk-out basement) and it was damp, so we were relocated to a much smaller room upstairs. The bed in that room should have been replaced years ago! It was soft and lumpy, and creaked loudly every time we moved, making it impossible to sleep.
The hotel does offer a good breakfast.

  • Liked — Its location
  • Disliked — Terrible bed
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 174 Lurline Street | Blue Mountains, Katoomba, New South Wales NSW 2780, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Katoomba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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