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“Peaceful property in great location” 5 of 5 stars
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Falls Mountain Retreat Blue Mountains
The Avenue (Off Falls Road) | Blue Mountains, Wentworth Falls, New South Wales 2782, Australia   |  
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Wollongong, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Peaceful property in great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We stayed in a loft apartment for three nights. The room was beautiful, very clean, cosy and comfortable. I loved the fireplace and high ceiling. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and mapped out a great bush walk for us. The property is in a perfect location for access to tracks to Wentworth Falls, The Charles Darwin Walk and then the National Pass. If you like peace and quiet on your vacation, this is the place to be. I would stay here again without hesitation.

Room Tip: A room with high ceilings is a must.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

We stayed in a loft apartment for a long weekend escape from the city. The apartment was very clean, well-appointed, airy, and quiet. The ceilings are high with white- painted beams to give that "loft" feel and the windows face to the courtyard at one end and towards a pretty woodsy area at the back. The carpet is cream-coloured and there is a lounge area, small kitchenette, and dining area at one end of the room, with the bed at the opposite end. The decor is simple but of good quality, with some nice touches that echo the art deco past of the Mountains.

The gas fire was going on arrival which was welcome on a cold afternoon. We used the fire a lot, as it was very efficient and added a lovely aspect to the room. There is also an air-conditioning unit that will heat the apartment quickly if required, and electric blankets on the bed for an extra- toasty bedtime.

The bathroom was functional and clean, with a deep spa-bath that has a shower head over it. It is fortunate that our neighbours did not overuse their spa, as it was very noisy, and we were careful not to do so either. A warning on the bath, though: it had very steep steps to access it, and a very high rim. If you have any mobility issues, this bath would be quite dangerous.

The only thing that really spoiled our stay was the bed. The bed is REALLY firm. Actually, the word is HARD. I am not sure about this current trend in hotels for extra firm mattresses. Perhaps it is function of durability and pleasing most of the guests most of the time, but there is a point where it becomes very uncomfortable. I really don't mind a firm bed, but we both ended up with significant neck and back issues after three nights. This is why, personally, I have given three stars in this review, and probably wouldn't go back. Perhaps there are different beds in other rooms, and I know everyone has their own preferences, but this was our experience.

There is one other slightly sour note that I must also mention. In the small kitchen, there is a very stern note admonishing guests that they must clean up the kitchen completely; i.e. wash. dry and put away everything used. The note states that the management will "clean it for you" if you leave it, at a cost of $50! As there was no washing-up liquid provided, and no one in reception to give me any, I did the best I could. I would have thought that for the price of this accommodation, a clean of the kitchen would be included, and also much more hygienic... I'm not sure I want to rely upon the cleaning skills of the previous (similarly annoyed) occupant!

Apart from these quibbles, overall this was a quiet, warm, clean, well appointed apartment in a nice spot.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

On first appearances everything looked great including the rules about quiet after 9pm. We were after an escape from the noise of others and the entrance looked perfect. Unfortunately the incredibly selfish neighbours spent all night using the really, really noisy spa bath in the next room until after midnight. So much for rules as there was noone in reception to enforce them and my request for quiet was completely ignored.

We had a one bedroom unit on the ground floor that also looked good on first appearance. However, we had to move the couch as we couldn't see the 5 digital channels and it was really dirty underneath. One of the towels also included someone else's makeup.

My opinion is that this "retreat" is overpriced for nothing special.

Room Tip: No idea but the 1 bedroom ground floor unit was noisy on three sides.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Langwarrin, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

I stayed at the Falls Mountain Retreat with my fiance as part of our roadtrip holiday. I picked up the accomodation courtesy of a WOTIF flaming deal. Upon arrival we were welcomed by Tanya, who with her partner helps operate the property. Tanya took the time to explain anything we required and made us feel welcome.

The open fire was on when we entered our apartment for the first time. Very inviting and warm welcome to the apartment. I turned the TV on to scope out the channels available, but a few were experiencing digital interference. I advised reception and we went out for a couple of hours. When we got back all channels were working fine. I note that the region had experienced strong winds and most likely the antenna had come loose. Easy fix.

My fiance, in her wisdom, made me walk several kilometres up and down hundreds of steps both of the days we were there. The spa was a welcome addition and a good soak in the tub helped alleviate my sore legs. Decent sized spa, and my fiance and I both comfortably fit inside.

Spoke to Reception and was given two recommendations for dinner, followed up on both of them and was not disappointed. Seven restaurant and the chinese restaurant, both a very short drive to Wentworth falls. Try them, they were both excellent!

Overall, very happy with the stay. Could not really fault the apartment, Loft apartment high ceiling was great. I note from previous reviews that some people weren't happy with the lengthy compendium in the room, but hey, some people are morons and can't operate certain appliances hence the detailed instructions. I would rather details than having nothing to read at all and trying to figure out how to operate something.

My only 2 gripes are that the price per night could have been a little cheaper especially for a flaming deal, and no foxtel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All hotels, resorts, retreats etc should operate a few channels for those cold nights in bed watching TV.

I would recommend this place at the drop of a pin, oh yeah, the quiet location was superb.

Room Tip: Good for couples, romantic getaways, and people who like to stay in a touch of class.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in a loft studio apartment over the weekend, bought the deal thru wotif. The room was very clean, cosy & nicely done up & spacious. We had a nice view of the garden & private balcony. Spa & fireplace was also nice. The location is good as you can do the Charles Darwin walk, see wentworth falls & eat @ conservation hut, all within walking distance. Even falls road is very quiet & takes you back to a quiet country village with yellow & bronze trees lining the whole road. Overall it was great Stay & we will surely return.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbne
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

I almost didn't book here as someone had said they had too many rules. I luckily decided that rules are good! Yes they do have a few rules e.g. quiet after 9.00 p.m. - but this guarantees a
relaxing time with good sleep (the beds are awesome) Everything is immaculate, wonderful facilities, and the toasty fireplace give a wonderful cosiness to the room (the rooms are large i.e. loft room) and did I mention the awesome spa bath......
Will definitely stay there again on our next visit, as it is so close to everything - thank you Aaron!
As we travel a lot, I don't usually do reviews, only for the very good, or very bad

Room Tip: All the room will be good there
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  • Stayed April 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Balmain, Australia
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324 reviews 324 reviews
91 hotel reviews
Reviews in 120 cities Reviews in 120 cities
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012 via mobile

This is an upmarket, modern style of accommodation in one of our favorite places, Wentworth Falls. We stayed in a loft suite, which was up stairs and with balconies on both sides that were quite generous in size. The room was a good size and the gas fire (which got a good workout as it was pretty chilly) was brilliant. The downside is the list of rules - about every appliance in the place has detailed rules about you can and cannot do, which is a bit tiresome. And finally, having to wash up before you leave might be acceptable in some cheap family apartment, but is over the top at the price these places are.

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Address: The Avenue (Off Falls Road) | Blue Mountains, Wentworth Falls, New South Wales 2782, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Wentworth Falls
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Wentworth Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Falls Mountain Retreat is the Blue Mountains' newest luxury hideaway; a contemporary oasis nestled amongst 4 acres of peaceful & secluded gardens on the edge of the National Park in Wentworth Falls - just a 200 meter stroll to famous walking trails, cool waterfalls & breathtaking views. Every one of the ultra modern self contained apartments features a romantic real-flame fireplace, deep 2 person hydrotherapy spa bath, reverse cycle air-conditioning & contemporary soft furnishings. ... more   less 
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