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Jemby-Rinjah Eco Lodge
Reviewed June 1, 2012

We came to Jemby Rinjah Eco Lodge for a weekend away from the hustle & bustle of city life. The cabin was clean & wonderfully warm with the combustion fire going. The birdlife is great up there. We fed the birds & had them crawling all over us to get to the seed. We really enjoyed it. The food was lovely, but you can also cater for yourself as there is a cook top & microwave in the cabin. If you need some quiet time away from it all, this is the place to go. Loved it!!!
Just a bit of advice though... take a good torch because it's pitch black outside at night!!!!!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

We escaped from Sydney for a weekend away with some friends to celebrate a significant birthday. Departing Sydney's traffic meant we were somewhat slower than anticipated and the weather was some what unkind, with strong winds and a low temperature.

We arrived in the dark but were greeted in the car park by our friends who had arrived earlier. They escorted us to our shared cabin around a maze of pathways that was confusing to us, but in the light of day very easy to orient ourselves to. They had already lit the fire and had the cabin toasty warm for our arrival. The Lodge provides lanterns to assist in navigating the paths, but the following night there was much better lighting to assist us.

We quickly shifted our luggage from the car and took little time to get comfortable. We enjoyed a welcome drink in the cabin and caught up on the layout of the property. We were able to book into the restaurant at relatively late notice and enjoyed the warmth of an open fire in the restaurant while we waited for our meal. The meal and drinks were well presented and good value from our perspective.

The general decor of the cabins as well as the restaurant was eco-lodge friendly. There is extensive use of sustainable timbers and the architecture was appealing to us while consistent with the bush retreat location. The weather this weekend was not conducive to us bush-walking, it was a significant birthday celebration weekend after all, but we would love to return for a longer stay and take advantage of the various nearby bush walks.

On returning Sunday morning from an early walk around the near environs, the native parrots were flocking to a scheduled feeding time at a barbecue area. Young children from nearby cabins, that had not disturbed us as all during our stay, were in awe of the brightly coloured parrots who were feeding without fear. Landing on shoulders while surveying the next seed to eat, the parrots were cheeky but reassuring to adults and children alike. Numerous photos were taken by those in the vicinity and they will evoke pleasant memories for a lifetime.

Room Tip: Each of the cabins are well spaced and I wouldn't think any were better or worse than any other...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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3  Thank RedRoosta
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

If you are looking for a quiet weekend away(and just a short drive from Sydney) I absolutely recommend this place. The cabin was clean, warm and cosy with plenty of wood stacked ready for you to light the slow burning combustion stove - the kitchen was very well equipped to make self catering easy. Although we did walk down to the restaurant building to try the Friday special of the Lobster Mornay in the restaurant at just $16!!
As you check in you are issued with a lamp to help you on the walk from your cabin to the restaurant...you will need it. The cabins are secluded and very quiet - no noise apart from the birds in the morning. It was so dark you can sit on the verandah and watched the night sky - the stars are so bright...for this city girl it was incredible.
Great service, perfect setting, and very well priced.

Room Tip: All the cabins are great ...particularly if you have kids.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank GypsyRob
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Reviewed May 19, 2012

Quiet, relaxing, clean, and perfect for a relaxing meeting with nature. Staff knew how to make their guests have a great time. The food served in the restaurant was delicious and well-presented.

Room Tip: All of the cabins are perfectly located.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Diane G
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Reviewed April 29, 2012

We stayed for two nights in a self contained cabin using a Groupon deal. The main course of a dinner on the Friday night in the lodge restaurant was also included.

The location of this lodge is fantastic being pretty well as a close as you can get to a wide range of walks around Blackheath. Great for a rejuvinating and romantic weekend.

The cabin like all others is set away from adjoining cabins so there is a nice level of privacy. the way the resort has integrated the natural environment with the cabins is superb, as are the wonderful crimson rosellas that drop in for a morning feed. Otherwise there is a degree of crossover between ecologically sustainable and being comfortable. Things like fewer towels, compostable toilets (no smell!), a natural fireplace, rustic style internal feel, low powered lighting contribute to the sustainability theme.

Still they had a coffee plunger and real coffee in the room! So much better than Nescafe. Also the main reception area has free tea and good coffee as well and a nice fireplace. Sadly it is not always open in the evening eg Saturday night but when it was, it is good.

Lighting at night wasn't really sufficient to read a book but hey relaxing in front of the fire was really nice.

Food pricing was a bit variable - some things were very reasonable and others seemed to be quite expensive (eg continental brekky kit for $20 each) but some of the explanation for this was probably that organic food was being used. The Friday night meal was very nice, both food and environment but one really needs to buy some add-ons to have the full meal.

Service was most pleasant and we would certainly recommend it to others - just noting that it's comfortable rather than flash accommodation in keeping with the overall theme of the lodge.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

We stayed 2 nights in a 2 bedroom self contained cabin. It was right in the bush and very private. With two bedrooms each with queen size beds it was good for two couples. We were with overseas visitors and the organised bird feeding in the mornings was a great experience as well as the easy access to all the lookouts and walks. It was cool enough in April to stoke up the slow combustion fire, which went well in the cabin. Everything was very clean and we enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Oatley_traveller
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

It was my first experience of Blue Mountain area and the lodge was just so romantic. The perfect quiet atmosphere and all the facilities in the lodge was ideal. Loved the fire-place and the fact that there was minimal disturbance to the forests when building the lodge. It felt like we have a home in the middle of the forest. I loved my experience here. There is kitchen facilities and few minutes drive away is the Blackheath town area if you need to get groceries etc. I will definitely go back to Jemby-Rinjah if i ever go back to Australia for holidays.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Shabina29
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Additional Information about Jemby-Rinjah Eco Lodge

Address: 336 Evans Lookout Rd, Blackheath, New South Wales 2785, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Blackheath
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Blackheath
Price Range: $166 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Jemby-Rinjah Eco Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the spectacular Blue Mountains from the comfort and tranquility of the award winning Jemby Rinjah Eco Lodge. A unique Australian ecotourism escape in the heart of the Blue Mountains.Get back to nature & replace the phones ringing with birds singing....Situated in the heart of the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains National Park and mere metres to some of the most glorious lookouts and bush walking trails in the world. Here at Jemby on 16 acres of unspoilt Australian bush we have two styles of Accommodation.Secluded Eco Bush Cabins all fully self contained with kitchenette and slow combustion fire. Group shared Lodges with 18 beds, 2 bathrooms, with Bbq on own private verandah. Jemby is the perfect home base for exploring the hidden gems of the Blue Mountains a home away from home.We pride ourselves on our Eco friendliness, comfy accommodation. No bells and whistles here, just the sound of mother nature calling. .Why not have your next work Conference or team building event here with us at Jemby,. With a fully equipped Conference Centre in a picturesque part of the world. ... more   less 
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