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“A romantic weekend away” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Federation Gardens & Possums Hideaway

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Federation Gardens & Possums Hideaway
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A romantic weekend away”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012

Stwed in the possums hideaway
Peaceful, romantic an excellent place to stay for a romantic trip to the blue mountains.
Short trip to Katoomba

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank tkd7982
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2012

Beautiful location and unique accommodation. The cabin was clean and well equiped with everything you could want! The service was also great!!

Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2012

We stayed in the Linden unit, for the weekend and found the venue lovely. The reception was very welcoming and extremely informative of where to eat. These are self-contained accomodation which was very spacious, the bathroom was very basic and could do with modernisation, but was very clean. It was one of the cleanest accomodation I have stayed at. They have air-conditioning and a lovely gas fire which kept the place very warm. We enjoyed sitting around the fire pit at night taking. For a family I would recommend this place. Will differently be returning, with the family, also would like to stay in the Possum Cabins for a couple which were located at the back in amongst the trees, very private.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank gayle p
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2012

My husband and I found ourselves thankful to be "put up" in Federation Gardens for a month due to a temporary job I had in Katoomba. We were happy not to be in the busy tourist area. The drive into Katoomba was easy and fast, but being out on the edge of Blackheath opened us up to an area of the mountains we may have otherwise missed.
There is a trailhead just steps from the property, and a variety of lookouts and other hikes just up the road (less than a 5 minute drive with easy access for all abilities).
The "cabin" as we called it, had plenty of space, kitchen necessities, and comfortable bedding.
There are rustic features; water takes time to become hot, then quickly becomes scalding; a few insects make their way in, etc. But as long as you keep in mind and have adequate expectations for the location, you will have an enjoyable time. There are many amenities, so you will have plenty to keep you busy.
The managers are caring and helpful, but provide personal space to allow for a restful stay.
We would recommend this location to friends and family.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank lrbt
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31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2011

We stayed in the Laurel unit and found the venue a nice place for our short stay. The place is older and recent updates have improved the accommodation level. The receptionist was quite dismissive, which was a pity. The pool was ok, but very basic. A little playground, a decent shower and some repairs to the toilet would make this place very worthwhile.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Julie H, Manager at Federation Gardens & Possums Hideaway, responded to this review, October 4, 2011
Thankyou for taking the time to write this review. We are pleased to advise that Federation Gardens & Possums Hideaway has recently appointed a new Management team who are committed to the ongoing upgrade of the property and to ensuring the highest standard of service and facilities are provided to all our guests. We hope you will come and stay with us again to see all the improvements we are making.
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Additional Information about Federation Gardens & Possums Hideaway

Property: Federation Gardens & Possums Hideaway
Address: 185 Evans Lookout Road, Blackheath, New South Wales 2785, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Blackheath
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Blackheath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Federation Gardens & Possums Hideaway 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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