Seeking some solitude and a break from hectic Sydney life, I decided to get some fresh air and a taste of nostalga. Upon the recommendation of a friend I booked The Mountain Heritage in Katoomba. It proved to be an ideal choice.
About 100 kms west of Sydney & perched atop of a hill not far from the Leura cafe strip I felt like I'd stepped back in time. Grand, tasteful, warm pre 1900 architecture and furnishings, manicured gardens and a perfect location. The drive from Sydney took just over an hour was in itself a pleasure and practically a straight run once you hit the M4.
The Mountain Heritage is a rare historical gem. I didnt know places like this still exist. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking some ambience, a romantic weekend or somewhere quite to catch up with work.
Staff were in good spirits and seemed geniunely please to greet me upon my arrival which was a welcome change. My room was a good sized 1 bedroom suite with separate lounge and a workable kitchen not that I was planning to do any cooking. The furnishings were perhaps not fit for a king but nice and consistent in style of the hotel. The bath had a large spa.
The view from my room was good though not as spectacular as the one from the wooden balcony directly outside the main hotel lounge which was simply stunning. There I enjoyed a quite afternoon beer while reading the paper & chatting to French honeymooners who also seemed very happy with their stay.
My steak at dinner was very good but the highlight of my weekend was the cheese platter which was simply superb and included REAL honeycomb that was without doubt the best I have ever tasted.
I found the old world charm and serene ambience a perfect toxin to relax my Sydney stressed nerves and I definately will be back.
Those seeking super modern high tech convenience and dozens of staff at your command should try somewhere else but if you want to relax
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- Also Known As:
- Mountain Heritage Katoomba, Blue Mountains
- Mountain Heritage Hotel Katoomba