Booked the mid-week refresher package which included 2 nights accommodation and breakfasts, a one hour massage/facial and a three course dinner at the Rooster restauarant for two.
Location of the B&B is very close to the amenities and eateries in Katoomba (most within walkable distances), yet the property itself is situated in a quiet residential area - a bit of a retreat but with all the modern convenience.
Three rooms to choose from, paid a bit extra for Dame Nellie room as judging from the photos on the website it is the nicest room of all, it was well worth the extra spending! The room is very spacious and filled with natural light, decor is charming and thoughtful, it's very inviting and instantly relaxes you.
Owner Sue is very friendly but not overly so, she sees to that you are as comforatble as you can be (within reasons of course) yet she does not intrude.
Co-owner, Issy, a spaniel with lovely golden fur, cooperates with Sue very well. Issy greets you with enthusiasm on your arrival but leaves you alone at the right time, comes and says good morning and lingers just long enough to let you know how grateful she is with your presence.
Breakfast on offer has a good variety, choices for everyone, portion is generous and the food is better than your average B&B breakfast.
The spa we went to for massage (Name: Sublime Spa) is, well, sublime. After having had the massage included in the package, we instantly booked ourselves for another massage before driving back home.
Rooster restaurant - good service, good honest food, not the cheapest but it wasn't hugely overpriced either.
Had an hour to kill between checking out and the pre-return jounrey massage, Sue suggested heading to the Culture centre in Katoomba to learn about all things Blue Mountains. We were glad that we took the suggestion and what a suggestion it was, $5 admission fee and it was very interesting and educational.
This will be my choice of accommodation if I am heading to Katoomba again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Your own Open Fire and Spa, King and queen-sized beds, central heating, electric blankets, large comfortable rooms with own sitting and dining areas, sumptuous breakfasts, that's historical Melba House. Quiet and secluded yet close to many restaurants, galleries, antique and craft shops. Also, close to the best-loved attractions of Katoomba and Leura. Blue Mountains World Heritage bush walks abound, some only 300 m away. Easy drive to Blackheath and Wentworth Falls and other mountain townships. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melba House Boutique Bed & Breakfast Katoomba, Blue Mountains