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Sky Rider Motor Inn
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Katoomba
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3 hotel reviews
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“This hotel is a fantastic family friendly place to stay.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

We spent two nights here after having a terrible experience staying in Sydney city, this hotel was beautiful, so clean and was so modern it was such a relief to stay somewhere so nice. It's location was great close to scenic world, the pool was great for the kids and shops where local also the breakfast I must say was great and they totally cater for kids which was what we needed. The staff were very friendly and could not do enough for us, I would recommend this hotel to everyone I know. And as for the painting of the exterior they were working hard painting away whilst we were there. This motel is awesome!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Nikki M
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SkyriderKatoomba, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and you were able to enjoy the pool area and the local attractions which are all a short drive away.
We are pleased you enjoyed the breakfast, we do try our best to cater for families, so I'm glad we could offer what you needed.
Regarding the exterior of the motel, we have taken on board the comments regarding the exterior and we are indeed in the process of a full renovation, it is a slow process and we stop work when the motel is full, so we do not to disturb our guests. However we plan to complete the final stage of renovation in the next 2 months, a new sign, new awnings and further improvements to the pool area including new roof over the BBQ area are all planned. We thank our guests for all their feedback and hope to have more positive responses in the future regarding the exterior.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

My partner and i stayed overnight...
The room was lovely and renovated. The bed was soo comfortable.
The owners are friendly and the breakfast is cheap and tasty.
Set in a quiet area the pool was a bonus..
The A/C was great.
Very good for the price.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Hannah237
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SkyriderKatoomba, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and that you found both the room and motel grounds to meet your expectations. The pool and BBQ area is lovely this time of the year, being one of the only motels to have a pool in Katoomba it is a real bonus.
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment for one night as we were travelling to Brisbane . The receptionist was very welcoming and helpful. The apartment was very clean and comfortable . The furniture is a little dated but it was value for money. I would recommend the motel and would stay there again.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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SkyriderKatoomba, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our Mote.
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we met your expectations and look forward to seeing you again.
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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

I second most of the recent reviews about this place. The exteriors definitely need an improvement but the rooms themselves are clean and modern. The furniture and bedding were clean, the bathroom was well maintained and the location is convenient. It's what you'd come to expect from a decent B&B/motel. What surprised me the most is the friendly service. The British lady who greeted us at check-in and check-out was very friendly and made us feel at home right away. We stayed during a long weekend and booked this place last minute - the room rate was very reasonable given we booked it so late. Given how expensive accommodation is during public and school holidays, this was a really good deal.

The website says "extra personal touch and attention to detail to create a friendly relaxed atmosphere during your stay". I couldn't agree more. I probably won't stay here again as there's nothing much to do nearby. Having said that, I wish other accommodation options had the level of service and personal touch that we found at Sky Rider Motor Inn.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank wanderlust81000
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SkyriderKatoomba, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Thank you very much for your recent review. As the Manager of our family run motel I am very pleased to have been able to exceed your expectations with regards to the service you received.. We are a budget motel but we strive to offer more than your average budget motel "service". The owners have built up a loyal customer focused business with an excellent reputation for offering good value, clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation in the mountains and we continue this reputation through maintaining good customer service.
Thank you again for all your positive comments.
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Perth, Australia
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60 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights, our first time in the Blue Mts.
First impression of motel was that it was a bit run down with the eaves needing paint and the pool and BBQ area seeming neglected and out of order. The pool was empty.

The English lass who booked us in was very pleasant and extremely helpful and spent a lot of time explaining things we needed to know. Much appreciated.

However, the rooms were OK, very clean and appeared freshly painted and maintained. The shower head gave a fairly weak flow but the water was nice and hot. Bed was good and firm and we enjoyed our two nights sleep.

Tariff included a free continental breakfast and for $5 extra you could have a hot cooked one as well. We had one b'fast of bacon & eggs and it was excellent. The dining room was of the old B&B style and very nice with country décor and tasteful furnishings. We has a cute little table for two over by the sunny window looking out to the trees and it was lovely.
The same girl who booked us in was the waitress and made the meal enjoyable with her lovely charm.

WiFi in the room is a bit expensive (as most places are!) but if you wanted to sit in the dining area it was free.

Normally, given the slightly unkempt appearance of the exterior, I would rate this property as 3 stars but because of the reasonably good interior and friendly service it gets 4 from me.

Someone wrote that the dining room was "run down". We disagree, it was nice.

Would consider staying here again if in Blue Mts.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Westwanderer_11
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SkyriderKatoomba, Manager at Sky Rider Motor Inn, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Thank you for your review. We appreciated your comments regarding the exterior, renovation work is due to begin next month. The pool was empty as we were in the process of repainting, which has now been completed and final maintenance work on the BBQ area is being completed now.
We are pleased you received all the information you required on the local area and that you found the rooms comfortable. We appreciate your comments regarding our dining room and the service you received during breakfast. The owner has set the dining room up to create a comfortable, welcoming, homely feel and with the log fire and big windows, it is a lovely spot to have breakfast both summer and winter.
We hope to have you visit again soon.
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank marcnemma
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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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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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