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Sky Rider Motor Inn
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Katoomba
Certificate of Excellence
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“More than you expect”
Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at the Sky Rider with work a for week.
The outside looks a bit run down, the dinning room is the same.
However the rooms were a nice surprise. Well set out and roomy, bar fridge and tea and coffee facilities. The bed was comfy and the heater kept the room lovely and toasty.
Breakfast was very good value and always well cooked.
Lots of parking.
I would of expected the road noise to be annoying, being so close to the highway but I couldn't hear a thing in my room.
Only negative the rooms had for me was the shower, not the best shower head and the water pressure and temp went up and down.
Overall great value accommodation in the mountains, only ten dollar taxi into town and all the staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2013
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SkyriderKatoomba, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us . We have taken all our guest comments on board regarding the outside of the motel we will be commencing renovation next month. We are very excited to see the finished result and hope the improved appearance of the exterior will be enjoyed by our guests.
We are very proud of our rooms and we are pleased you were pleasantly surprised. It is our belief that the interior feel of the rooms is a very important aspect for our guests overall comfort.
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

The exterior leaves a little to be desired but the rooms were cosy and clean. The room warmed up very well and the shower was great! Will certainly stay again on my return to Katoomba. Awesome value for money.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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SkyriderKatoomba, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Thank you for your review. We receive quite a few comments regarding the exterior of the motel and we have taken them all on board. Our focus over the last 14 months has been the interior of the rooms, new carpets, re painting rooms and bathroom renovations. However we will be commencing renovations of the exterior of the motel next month. We have already completed the re painting of the pool ready for summer. We hope the fresh new look will assist us in ticking all the boxes for our guests.
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Cheltenham
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

My boyfriend and I spent one night at the Sky Rider Motor Inn and it was very enjoyable. The staff were friendly and helpful, the bedrooms were made up very nicely and the electric blankets on the bed were AMAZING! In fact, the bed was one of the best I have ever had the pleasure to sleep in. The breakfast in the morning is great value and walking into the dining room with a log fire was so lovely! The food was cooked brilliantly and they are very generous with servings. We paid just $5.00 dollars extra for a 'better' room and it was certainly worth it as our bedroom was much bigger than others which was nice. This is a really great little motel and I would definitely recommend to others visiting Katoomba - all in all, great value!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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SkyriderKatoomba, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and in particular enjoyed staying in our deluxe room. The Deluxe Room offers our guests a little more space as well as a sofa and a larger TV. We are delighted you enjoyed the breakfast, its important for our guests to enjoy a hearty breakfast and one that is value for money. We have a good choice of hot options available daily as well as a continental breakfast.
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Booked 2 nights accommodation directly with the staff and found it to be clean, quiet location, comfortable bed, great new management that would do anything to assist us in our stay and requests. This Motor Inn has been recently refurbished and the rooms are 100% better since our last stay. Our room had t.v., coffee/tea making facilities, toaster, electric blankets, small heater & telephone. Breakfast options are: room service or eat in the breakfast room. Continental breakfast cost $7.50, other individual hot options beginning $8.00 and a full continental with a hot breakfast for $14.00.
The new management are wonderfully friendly, informative and helpful. Will stay again and would recommend if you are looking for a budget place that is all the above and close enough to drive to all the sight-seeing areas.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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SkyriderKatoomba, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Thank you for your positive review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and as a returning guest we are happy to hear your feedback regarding our renovations. We are still working on the motel and still have some bathrooms to renovate but all rooms have been painted and new carpet where required. The exterior of the motel will be repainted before the end of the year and we hope this will help with he overall look and feel of the motel.
The breakfast is always very popular and we try to keep our prices reasonable so that we can accommodate all budgets.
We look forward to you visiting again soon.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

The staff was very friendly and overall the facilities were great for a budget motel. The housekeeping one morning was quite zealous (9:15am) but they did a great job and gave us new towels even though we weren't expecting it. The shower curtain was a bit short and let water onto the bathroom floor but that's the only small negative we had. Definitely recommend this location to friends

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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SkyriderKatoomba, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are please you enjoyed your stay with us. The housekeeping for our staying guests usually does not begin until later in the morning so I apologise for the early wake up. Regarding the shower curtain we will look at the issues with water escaping into the bathroom. Part of our renovation plan is to replace the remaining shower curtains with shower screens so this will eliminate any issues. We hope you may return in the future.
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Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights, arrived to a room warmed electric blanket started which was great with the weather absolutely miserable outside. breakfast was good. service was really friendly and helpful. enjoyed our stay no complaints!

  • Stayed June 2013
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SkyriderKatoomba, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our motel. We are pleased you enjoyed your 2 night stay and although the weather in the mountains was cold, you had a comfortable stay with us. We hope you may return to the mountains when the weather is a little warmer and stay with us again.
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Sydney
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Stayed here at short notice. Rang and booked a room a few hours before arriving. The gentleman I spoke to was very friendly and put the key out for our late arrival and turned on the heater which was very much appreciated as it was quite cold. The room was spacious, the bed very comfortable and was more than adequate for a short or longer stay, The rooms are all ground floors so easily accessible. The electric blankets were also appreciated as we stayed in winter. The breakfast room had a log fire and the tables aren't packed together so there's plenty of room. The food was fresh, served promptly and again represented excellent value. All tastes catered for - plenty of delicious fruit for the vegans and lots of meat choices for the carnivores! The motel is located off the highway and there is minimal traffic noise. The staff are very welcoming and friendly and I would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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SkyriderKatoomba, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Thank you for your review. We were very pleased you enjoyed your stay and that we were able to meet your expectations. We believe the small details make all the difference when staying at any motel and we are delighted to know these small touches,such as the heaters being put on prior to your arrival, are welcomed by our guests We are always striving for the highest level of service. We hope you may return to the Mountains and stay with us again in the future.
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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 Best Value Hotel in Katoomba
#1 Family 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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