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St. Mount's Boutique Hotel
194 Great Western Highway, Blackheath, New South Wales 2785, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Blackheath
Sydney, Australia
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Great location, nice people”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011 via mobile

We booked this hotel on lastminute.com.
We were greeted on arrival by very friendly staff and offered a choice of available rooms.
This is an old historical building as is common in the area and this should be taken into account.
We had dinner in the Italian restaurant downstairs and it was great.
We had after Dinner drinks in the lounge room in front of a beautiful log fire.
Probably wouldn't impress everybody but we thought it was beautiful.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

We returned to the Blue Mountains for a 3 night stay over the public holiday weekend for our 25th anniversary celebration. We booked the King Suite with spa - which appeared to have a lot of old world charm and private seclusion from the advertising.

We were extremely disappointed as having booked a spa room - the SPA DID NOT WORK!! Little was communicated back to us as to its state of repair after reporting it unusable on the first evening and then the second evening. Three lights were not working in the bathroom. The four poster bed was missing one top beam and had no trim, the clock did not work and made a lot of noise. A fridge that was supposed to be in the room was taken away after we were shown the room and not replaced - deemed unusable. Cleanliness was mediocre. Room not made up every day - but towels were changed. The size of the room and heating were the only pluses. No offer to compensate for lack of facilities.

A large sitting area was next to our room for entertainment and relaxation which including a fireplace and lounge next to our bedroom wall. I HAD MORE PRIVACY AT HOME!!! It was noisy right through to midnight and with young children staying at the premises they were up early running around!! NOT A RELAXING HOLIDAY.....

Breakfast was good (cereal/toast/fruit/yogurt/milk/juice/water) and help yourself.

We also ate at the restaurant the first night - which was not a meal to write home about - overpriced and lacked quality. We shared aroncini balls (3) goats cheese with garlic aioli and salad. They lacked flavour - eatable. I had the prawn risotto and my husband had the mushroom and chorizo risotto. My risotto was dry - prawns were succulent and abundant. My husband's risotto was the opposite - very runny. Not a great effort.

The location had merit but I will not be recommending a stay at St Mounts.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

Our Easter stay at St Mounts Magnolia Cottage was wonderful. We were warmly greeted and shown to a very clean, well equipped cottage. The stove and microwave appeared to be new and there were no less than four oil and electrical heaters, aside from the fixture in the bathroom. Traffic noise from the highway was negligible and the stay quiet, relaxing and uninterrupted. We enjoyed the well chosen, complimentary bottle of wine and were impressed when the Easter Bunny left us some eggs. The Trattoria restaurant served delicious food and the staff were attentive, prompt and friendly. We strongly recommend St Mounts for its service, facilities and excellent food.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2011

The decor and ambience generally has been well described in other posts.
Stayed one night in the king spa room. Terrific mattress. Large room. Very comfortable and large bath.
The four poster bed had a horizontal piece between two of the posts missing. Half the lights in the bathroom didn't work. More to the point, clearly visible from across the room, was a stack of a timber and at least one piece of plastic plumbing pipe under the bed.
Ate in the restaurant. Good, friendly and prompt service. My main meal -at $29, I think - would not have qualified as good home cooking. However, the people with whom I ate liked the place well enough to book again for later in their stay.
I must say the white chocolate dessert was excellent and the wine list, while small, interesting and well priced.
In all, I thought the room and the meal overpriced. However, I understand the same comments could be made about many establishments in the Blue Mountains.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2011

I know that the Blue Mountains is really expensive to stay in, but $200 a night for the room was a lot for what we got (one mate in the bedroom, one on a roll-out bed, and me on the sofa bed). The funny, tacky mismatched decor (a burnt out iron, wooden fruit, tiny frosted Christmas trees) and not particularly pleasant furnishings might have been amusing at a more reasonable rate, but it wasn't.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

More like a guesthouse than a Boutique Hotel as advertised. We arrived to find we had been allocated an inner room to reduce the road noise. No outside window. As the hotel was empty we quickly inspected all rooms and chose the honeymoon suite for an extra $20. The room was spacious with king four poster bed and bathroom with spar.
Our room rate included breakfast. This turned out to be a "do it yourself affair" in the kids playroom. Cerial, juice, tea & coffee plus packaged toast was on a bench for us to use.
The hotel is run by a husband & wife team who were very friendly.The hotel is less expensive than other accommodation in Blackheath so you get what you pay for. Just make sure you get one of the few quiet rooms if you stay.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2010

St Mounts is a renovated 1920's era boutique hotel - a little shabby on the edges but overall a good option if you're tired of run of the mill motels. St Mounts is old but has a nice ambiance with a couple of classically furnished guest lounges, good rooms and 2 hectares of gardens. I imagine the fireplaces would have nice warm wood fires on winter weekends but even without these the house was quite warm with the central heating on. There is no internet nor any computers here so don't plan to do business or access your email while here.

Rooms are furnished with original pieces from an earlier era and reasonably large. The queen bed was comfortable and the room clean. The only concession to modernity was a clock radio and air conditioning. My en-suite was very, very small but adequate for the job (although there was nowhere to put toiletries or hang clothes while you shower).

The main guest lounge has a TV & video player with lots of videos, books and games for the kids. You can also make yourself a tea or coffee here. The attached restaurant offered a diverse and interesting menu at reasonable (not cheap) prices. Breakfast is a very simple affair with very basic cereals and bread available in the guest lounge (although curiously nowhere to eat your meal). There are few good restaurants just a short walk back down the highway to Blackheath worth looking at.

My major complaint though is highway noise - it is constant and at times very loud and intrusive. Ask for a room away from the front of the house and you may get a better sleep. There is free car parking on the street outside.

Overall St Mounts offers a glimpse of by gone days and is a nice alternative to your standard and soul-less motel.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 194 Great Western Highway, Blackheath, New South Wales 2785, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Blackheath
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Spa
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Blackheath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
St Mounts Guest House is a Victorian guesthouse in the Upper Blue Mountains village of Blackheath. Guests can enjoy the feeling of true Blue Mountains hospitality. We have the main house which has 7 ensuited rooms, lounge and sitting areas with open fireplaces, and we offer a casual free Continental breakfast. We are on 2 acres of established gardens and only a 3 minute walk to the village of Blackheath where you will find many great restaurants, cafes and local pubs. Our very own Italian restaurant is open every night of the week and is very popular amongst locals. If you are travelling in a group, we also have garden cottages which are self contained. ... more   less 
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