We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good place to stay”
Review of 3 Explorers Motel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
3 Explorers Motel
Ranked #9 of 15 Hotels in Katoomba
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 11, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in July 2013. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was clean, quiet and very acceptable. Everything was as advertised. It's a five minute walk to the 3 Sisters. The chocolate shop over the road is an added bonus.
We'd stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Jeff H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to complete a kind review of your visit to The 3 Explorers Motel & that you enjoyed your time in the Blue Mountains, your review will be helpful to any future guests thinking of staying in the Blue Mountains.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (355)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

220 - 226 of 355 reviews

Reviewed October 11, 2013

My partner and I stayed at the Three Explorers a decade ago when our relationship was newly minted. Doing a nostalgia trip to the Blue Mountains in October 2013 we were happy to see the Three Explorers still doing good business, albeit under new management.
The motel is tidy, an in excellent location a few minutes walk from Echo Point, and about ten minutes walk from the main street of Katoomba. The Three Explorers has been renovated since last we stayed, and the manager was very helpful and informative when we arrived quite a bit later than we'd expected, and following his advice we made the most of day passes to Scenic World, and hiking in Jamison Valley.

Three explorers remains tidy, affordable, and the location is superb.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Snodgrasse
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2013

Thank you for your very kind review, we are delighted that you enjoyed both your stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel & your time in the Blue Mountains, please do not wait so long for a return visit.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 2, 2013

We spent 3 nights with our 5yr old twins in a family room. The room was very clean and comfortable. The couple who manage the motel are lovely and no request was too much trouble for them. They were very informative about the local area and what we should see. The location was perfect: 5 mins walk from Echo Point, The 3 Sisters and the start of wonderful walks such as the Giant Stairway. The chocolate shop opposite was superb. If we are lucky enough to return to the Blue Mountains we will definitely return to the 3 Explorers.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank KandS R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to complete a very kind review of your stay, naturally we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay @ the 3 explorers Motel & the Blue Mountains, we hope that you all return to visit us again.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 30, 2013

What a find!!!

Arrived a few hours before booking in time and lucky for us our room was ready to go.
Had a very informative chat to the manager about places to see and eateries in Katoomba. Hotel has recently been renovated, very clean and modern. Only a 500m walk down to the 3 sisters, and near the Chocolate factory so no need to drive. Beds were really comfy, we werent disturbed by traffic noise. More than happy to stay here again and recommend to others.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank SandraC2280
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2013

Very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Blue Mountains & stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, safe journey on your return to the UK, hope to see you again should you return to Australia.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 29, 2013

I can't really add much except to agree with what others have said. I chose this motel after reading the reviews and I wasn't disappointed. We had to pay extra for breakfast but it was delicious and we would definitely recommend this motel.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Jan_Barrie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review of your stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel & that you enjoyed your visit to the Blue Mountains, hope to see you again.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 22, 2013

The 3 explorers is a budget hotel with provisions for basic amenities and serves as a clean and comfortable place to spend evenings after spending the day exploring the lush green landscapes of Katoomba. The staff is accommodative and helpful and overall I found that I got good value for money.

In the room you will find a comfortable bed, small fridge, microwave, TV, iron, and free wi-fi. If you have sensitive skin like I do, I would highly recommend that you carry your own toiletries such as bodywash, shampoo, conditioner, and moisturizer.

The motel does not have a restaurant, but do provide breakfast on request. There is an absolutely delicious gourmet chocolate shop right across the street from the motel. Finally, the location of this motel is fantastic. Echo point, scenic world, and information center are right by the motel. Overall, if you looking for basic conveniences for a small budget, this is a great place to stay.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank Minal D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2013

Thank you for your review on your recent stay at the Motel & your visit to the Blue Mountains, very pleased that you enjoyed your time in the Blue Mountains & hope to see you return.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Staff very friendly, rooms clean, shower requires renovation, beds hard but breakfast great. Close to attraction such as Echo Point and Scenic world, bus past the door to shopping centre. Well stocked with tea and coffee and fresh milk if required at reception.

Value for money

Room Tip: Definitely worth considering
See more room tips
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank gholgate
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ThreeExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to complete the review & very pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Motel & the Blue Mountains.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Katoomba hotels
1 mi away
The Carrington Hotel
The Carrington Hotel
#2 of 15 in Katoomba
991 reviews
1.1 mi away
Mountain Heritage
Mountain Heritage
#6 of 15 in Katoomba
600 reviews
0.7 mi away
Palais Royale Boutique Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0 mi away
3 Sisters Motel
3 Sisters Motel
#5 of 15 in Katoomba
522 reviews
1.5 mi away
Sky Rider Motor Inn
Sky Rider Motor Inn
#1 of 15 in Katoomba
448 reviews
0.7 mi away
Katoomba Town Centre
Katoomba Town Centre
#7 of 15 in Katoomba
258 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to 3 Explorers Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about 3 Explorers Motel

Address: 197 Lurline St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Katoomba
#4 Romantic Hotel in Katoomba
Price Range: $90 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 3 Explorers Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Hotwire, Agoda, Travelocity, Orbitz and Cheap Tickets so you can book your 3 Explorers Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
3 Explorers Hotel Katoomba
3 Explorers Motel Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing