Located on a side street off Katoomba's main road, the sign for The Cecil Guesthouse can be easy to miss but it is an easy walk from the station. Stepping into this place is a step back in time - into soft maroon carpets, dark wood paneling, and antiquarian furnishings.
My room was clean and cozy with plenty of warm blankets for a cold Spring, a washbasin, and an electric radiator. What I enjoyed most was opening the old cupboard doors to find hundreds of messages scrawled by earlier guests. The guesthouse is also equipped with sparkling clean, heated bathrooms. The receptionist was friendly and even helped with directions to other regions of the Blue Mountains.
I didn't get to use the games room, but the dining area is airy and perfect for soaking up some sun in the morning (simple breakfast buffet provided, just wash up after yourself). Wish there had been more guests around as it was very quiet! Would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting the Blue Mountains.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hello future guests,It is our pleasure to announce that The Cecil is under new management as of 02/12/12. We are in love with The Cecil and passionate about making your stay a pleasurable experience rather than just a bed for the night.We look forward to ensuring you enjoy your stay.Cecil Management ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Cecil Guesthouse Katoomba, Blue Mountains