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Sky Rider Motor Inn
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Katoomba
Certificate of Excellence
Morecambe, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Dont be put off by the tired looking exterior. The units are in process of refurb. Our room had been refurbished to a high standard. It was comfortable, pleasing to the eye. Comfy bed,very clean,excellent shower. Tea and coffee facilities supplied and replenished daily. Rooms were serviced daily to a high standard. There were even electric blankets for the cooler nights. We arrived by train so we had 15 minutes walk to the motel on the edge of town which was not hard. The local RSL picked us up for dinner and dropped us back on their courtesy bus. All it took was a phone call. The hotel will do this for you if requested. The staff at the motel were very helpful and pleasant, you just need to ask. Continental breakfast was included in our package and this was served in a very pleasant dining room. We would recommend this motel as good value for money

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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SkyriderKatoomba, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Thank you for your review and kind words. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we were able to meet if not exceed your expectations.
We are undertaking renovation work on the exterior over the coming months and we hope the exterior will soon reflect our renovated interiors.
We are always happy to organise RSL pick ups which come nightly to the motel, its a wonderful service and takes the stress out of driving.
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Budget pricing but excellent accommodation... spotless, spacious, very comfortable and updated room.

Katoomba was freezing, wet and blowing a gale on the night of our visit so electric blankets and effective heating were very welcome - also provided was a toaster and fresh milk on request ..our friends, staying elsewhere and paying three times the price did not enjoy these 'luxuries'.

Finally, the service from staff was friendly and outstanding. A minor detail at 10 p.m. was attended to with immediately with a smile and no fuss.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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SkyriderKatoomba, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are very pleased you enjoyed your recent stay with us and it was our pleasure to ensure your stay was comfortable and enjoyable. We live onsite so we can attend to any issues, no matter what time of the day or night and always with a smile.
It can get cold in the mountains especially in winter but our heating systems and electric blankets ensure our guest stay nice and warm in their rooms and if you make it to breakfast we have an open log fire going to keep the cold away.
We look forward to seeing you again, when the weather is a little warmer.
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Reading, England
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

When we first drove in we were slightly concerned as the outside of the property looked like it could do with a lick of paint, and the pool didn't look very appealing. However at check-in, and the owners were really friendly and helpful. When we got to our room it was very clean, and had everything we needed - including comfortable beds and pillows, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge, plenty of soft towels and air conditioning. They also offer breakfast for a reasonable price, which is very convenient. The price was reasonable for the area, and I would recommend this place to friends.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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SkyriderKatoomba, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
We are delighted we were able to meet your expectations. Thank you for the feedback regarding the exterior of the motel, it is next on our renovation agenda, along with new signage to give us a fresh look. We are also painting the pool and making some improvements to the BBQ area. Our focus has been on the interior to ensure our guest have a comfortable stay and we will continue to make further improvements in our guest rooms.
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Our room was spacious and clean and had all amenities you need for one night stay, bathroom was also ok. And the motel is located conveniently while travelling in Blue Mountains and getting to nearby sightseeings.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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SkyriderKatoomba, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are glad you found our location to be suitable for your stay, we are ideally situated close to all the attractions the Blue Mountains has to offer without being in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the town. We are glad you found our rooms to be spacious we pride ourselves on offering clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation and we value your feedback.
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Stawell, Australia
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

The hotel was clean and tidy and I suspect reasonably priced for the area but not really anything special. I stayed there because it was near where I needed to go but in hindsight I'd probably choose something further away with more atmosphere. Bed was comfortable. Neighbours were noisy but that's not the hotel owners fault!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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SkyriderKatoomba, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are pleased you found our beds comfortable and I'm sorry to hear your neighbours were noisy we rely on our guests being courteous of each other especially late at night.
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Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Friendly staff. Very clean and nice rooms.
The pool was ok and there were a lovely barbecue area, where we made our dinner. We loved it. The kids loved it.
If we Go back to blue mountains again we will stay here again....

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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SkyriderKatoomba, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and the weather was nice enough for you to enjoy the Pool and BBQ area. We are continuing to make improvements to the motel and this winter we plan to repainting the pool and put a waterproof covering over the BBQ area so our guests can enjoy the area even when the weather is not as accommodating. We look forward to seeing you again in the future, be sure to check out our website for special deals.
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

The owners were very nice ,very helpful and the location was great. It is unfortunate that I cannot give positive feedback past that.
It was A/C but it was dingy and smelly,old mould mothball smell. Nothing like the picture on the website, we were really disappointed. It was a $60 per night quality and we paid more than twice that. The bathroom needs renovating. I would not choose to stay there again unless it was priced appropriately and it's certainly not my definition of 31/2 stars. The pool in the picture is blue and it was green during our stay,not ideal in summer, especially to be told it was ok???
We were also told it was No Smoking but instead of smoking in their rooms they sit outside your front door and blow the second hand smoke into your room as smoking is permitted outside the rooms on the verandah- that is not No Smoking !!!!! We had to keep our door closed.

  • Stayed January 2013
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SkyriderKatoomba, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are disapponted you did not enjoy your stay with us. I must stress all our rooms are 100% non-smoking. We will certainly address the issue of guests smoking in front of other guests rooms and look at setting up a designated smoking area away from the rooms. The heavy rains did have an slight effect on the water colour in the pool but it is back to being crystal clear and we do test the water twice daily to ensure the pool is safe for swimming. We appreciate your feedback regarding our motel and we will use it to improve the service we offer to our guests.
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Property: Sky Rider Motor Inn
Address: 302 Bathurst Rd | (Cnr. Valley Rd), Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Katoomba
#1 Best Value Hotel in Katoomba
#5 Romantic Hotel in Katoomba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sky Rider Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Blue Mountains Motel with a B&B atmosphere is perfectly positioned in the heart of this stunning World Heritage area in the main town of Katoomba. The motel is family owned and operated, your hosts Lynn, Ross, Jamie and Kerry are on hand to offer that extra personal touch and attention to detail to create a friendly relaxed atmosphere during your stay. Spend a night - Not a fortune!! The Sky Rider Motor Inn is renowned for providing clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation in a quiet garden setting. Our 24 guest rooms types vary from Queen, Twin, Deluxe and a range of Family rooms, all provided with free wireless internet. Our popular salt water swimming pool and BBQ area are favourites with our guests can enjoy their breakfast in our dining room with garden views and open log fire for the cooler months, we serve a full continental breakfast as well as hot breakfast daily. Free parking is available to all of our rooms. ... more   less 
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