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“Boutique retreat in Katoomba”
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Lurline House
Ranked #4 of 19 Katoomba B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 3, 2009

Where can I start. From the moment we arrived, Peter welcomed us and made us feel at home. Hot tea and cakes were waiting for us. Whilst having that we saw native Australian parrots right by the door step. The place is very peaceful after visiting Sydney. Breakfast is excellent. Good choice of cereals, juices, hot breakfast made to order. I thought the rooms were a little bit on the small side but fine. Location is excellent, not far from Katoomba city centre. Can walk it. Overall we really had a lovely time at Lurline House and would definately recommed it and would return again.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank PShah16
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Reviewed October 29, 2009

Peter takes good care of his property. He remembers his hosts' requests and takes a moment to address them one by one. He's methodical, organised and conscientious. A great host.

It has a good location. A short walk to the trails and restaurants.

The breakfast hall is charming and so is the breakfast. Sufficient selection for a good start of the day.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank matchaspring
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Reviewed October 28, 2009

I agree with all the past excellent reviews. The rooms are great. Peter was very welcoming and helpful. The atmosphere is cosy. It's in a great location. Superb free coooked breakfast - to order! Nice extra touches such as cake, port and chocolates in the lounge. Good DVD selection if you're keen to stay in. I would recommend this B&B to anyone. It was perfect!

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 25, 2009

I'm not going to write loads as previous travellers have already said it!

You will not regret staying at Lurline House, it's been the best B and B we have EVER stopped in!

Peter (the host!)
The service!
The rooms!
The breakfast! (the BEST!)

Thanks Peter for making it a great trip!

:)

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Angie_Paul
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Reviewed October 17, 2009

We recently spent a week at this wonderful B & B, having made the booking on the strength of past tripadvisor reviews and we were delighted to find it exceeded our expectations. What a fantastic find! If you're travelling to the Blue Mountains you'd be mad to pass this one by. Better than a hotel, Peter keeps this very well maintained B & B in top condition and from the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome. Nothing seemed too much trouble for him and his great staff staff - they aim to please and they do this with a friendliness that is often missing in larger hotels. Peter has thought of everything including extensive information booklets on what to do in the area which you can borrow during your stay. Highlights of our trip included the sumptuous home cooked breakfast every morning served by Peter's lovely mum, doing the National Pass walk, relaxing in the generous spa in our room after a long day walking, and falling into bed each night in the beautifully decorated and comfortable room. Located halfway between Katoomba shops and Echo Point, Lurline House is the ideal place to experience the beauty and magic of the Blue Mountains. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 12, 2009

There isn't much more that can be said about Lurline House that hasn't already been written in the reviews here. This B&B is superb and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an extremely comfortable and memorable time away.

My parents and I stayed for two nights this September. I would say its an ideal place for a group like ours. While the weather let us down pretty badly, Lurline House did not.

Here are a few positives, which are worth sharing with you:
Personal reception on arrival with cakes and tea/coffee
Beautiful property - stunning bedrooms with spa baths, in-room TVs with DVD player (and full DVD library available)
Everything was clean and in top condition
Breakfast of champions, with friendly and attentive serving staff
Plenty of information available on what to do and how best to do it (nothing was ever to much trouble)
Good location (5 mins to Echo Point/Scenic World, close to Katoomba centre and easy to get out to all surrounding areas).

Finally, it was excellent value for money. I really couldn't believe the cost for our stay. I thought Peter must have added it up wrong.

The only thing worth calling out is that because of the house being built of wood, the walls between rooms aren't the most soundproof. It wasn't a problem for us at all, but if you had a noisy neighbour (or you're noisy yourself), it might have been.

Final comment - exceeded our expectations in everyway.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with family
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1  Thank tjtodd
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Reviewed October 12, 2009

Stayed here for two nights at the end of September. Peter was a fantastic host -- very happy to give us tips about walks nearby. The breakfast is delicious: eggs cooked in front of you to your liking...plus the usual yummy yogurts, fruits and cereals. Our Queen Spa room was gorgeous: lovely and warm on a chilly night. Bed was more comfy than some of the 5 star hotels we'd been staying in in Sydney!

Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
1  Thank julieanne
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Address: 122 Lurline St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
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Ranked #4 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Katoomba
Price Range: $70 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lurline House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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