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Avonleigh Country House
Ranked #13 of 19 Katoomba B&B and Inns
sydney
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Please beware”
Reviewed April 5, 2010

My wife and I had the misfortune to stay at this dump over the easter long weekend 2010 and would like to warn everybody thinking of staying at this place.
They boast that they won an award in hospitality in 1987 and that is exactly where this place is stuck.
Our room at $200.00 per night over the peak period entitled us to stay in a room with a mouldy shower recess, mouldy ceiling to the bathroom because the extractor fan is broken and a sign to warn not to open the door or you will be fined $300.00 when the fire alarm goes off.
Dusty room, dirty sidetables with hair on them as they are never washed, peeling paint and cracks in the ceilings., pink, pink and more pink with a lovely tired boarder to accentuate the tired doggy finish. This room would not have been seen a paint, updated in 20 years +.
Please be very careful of the old hag who works the breakfast room who is rude and incredibly unpleasant who packs up your breakfast for you as you are still eating!!. Dont even think of questioning about the eggs as she attacked me because I had a dietary requirement question to ask....
I thought a B and B was about friendly personal service, good fresh breakfast and clean rooms.
We left after 2 nights and cancelled the third as we could not stand another night in this dump.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2010

I thought the place was cute. Nothing fancy. The staff was very helpful and nice. The breakfast was not so great. I would stick to their toast and cereal. We never had time to try the lunch. The room was small and clean. I felt like I was staying at my grandmother's home. The best part about this place, was that it was walking distance from the Blue Mountains. We ran to the mountains in the morning!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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London
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 17, 2009

We were very disappointed with our accommodation, as the the website bears little comparison to reality. The dining room is more akin to a cafe and the cooked breakfast was unappetizing, with synthetic sausages and poor quality bacon. There is no tea/coffee making facilities in the bedroom. On top of this we were made to pay in advance, whilst better and cheaper accommodation is to be found in the area. The only positive is its excellent location and closeness to Echo Point and the Three Sisters.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
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We booked The Avonleigh on the strength of their website and were very disappointed, the fantasy of the website bore little comparison to reality. There was no nice dining room with fine dining, the rooms we not as advertised and the cooked breakfast was disgraceful and inedible. On top of this we were made to pay in advance, I wonder how many guests have cut their stay short here ? Not recommended.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 16, 2009

location was good for the Blue Mountains, but the place was ropey and i wouldn't recommend it. It is frequented by coach loads of Japanese tourists who get dropped off for tea in the afternoon. The place lacks atmosphere, the staff drift in and out. the room was small and we were kept awake by the noise of the refridgeration units in the kitchens near our bedroom.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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New Brunswick
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2008

We stayed at the Avonleigh in January when we travelled through the Blue Mountains. The hotel is very well situated and one can walk to the "Three Sisters" as well as into the town centre. The first room we were directed to was a good size but it was located on the ground level in the back of the hotel (walk-out basement) and it was damp, so we were relocated to a much smaller room upstairs. The bed in that room should have been replaced years ago! It was soft and lumpy, and creaked loudly every time we moved, making it impossible to sleep.
The hotel does offer a good breakfast.

  • Liked — Its location
  • Disliked — Terrible bed
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Avonleigh Country House
Address: 174 Lurline St | Blue Mountains, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
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Ranked #13 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Katoomba
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Avonleigh Country House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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