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Jemby-Rinjah Eco Lodge
Reviewed January 14, 2013

I have been staying at jemby rinjah for over 15 years and it truely is a home away from home!

Beautiful surroundings and lovely cabins. Great to not constantly have the tv blaring and to be able to just relax in front of the fire is a real treat.

I don't usually dine in the restautant - the cabins are self catering so it's often nice to go into town and buy your own supplies.

Absolutely love this place and can;t wait to return again!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Tree top cabin was comfortable & private. It has everything for a relaxing stay. It's actually good to not get much phone reception which makes you get away from the big city lifestyle. The BBQ area is good & they have bird feeding at 8:30am every morning. Close to amazing lookouts and far enough away from Katoomba.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Just returned from a 2 night stay in a tree top cabin. Cabins are about 50m apart and quite private. We found the accomodation perfectly adequate for our needs but definitely not luxurious or modern. The decor could do with updating. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We ate at the restaurant on one night - the food was good but not great. Worth it not to have to drive somewhere tho. We were there to have a bit of a rest and this place certainly provided this. Very pleasant to sit on verandah overlooking the bush and listen to the bird sounds. I suggest they start providing guests with a site map to find your cabin - they are not well signposted with only tiny numbers that can be hard to locate. Cant imagine what it might be like to have to find in the dark. Also on our 2nd morning a bob cat started up at 7.30am about 25m from our cabin waking us up - this is poor service for those people there to get away from it all and sleep in.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

I stayed here with my mother and Grandma in winter and I was looking forward to the wood fires, the included wine and chocolates and the natural surroundings.
We arrived on a cold night and had SO MUCH trouble finding our rooms, no joke it took over a half an hour and the reception provided us with a pathetic torch adn there is no lighted paths.
By the time we got to our room my Grandmother was frozen, the rooms were freezing an we ended up dragging our mattresses in to the living room to sleep by the fire as the rooms were too cold to sleep in. I woke every hour to stoke the fire and was worried my Grandmother would get ill. The included wine had to be requested and the chocolates were 3 balls of fat.
I had booked and paid for 2 nights but we left after one night. I emailed the accommodation adn left a review conveying my disappointment and noone contacted me to address the issues. Pathetic.

I travel a lot and last year stayed everywhere from a YHA to a Grand Hyatt and this was the most disappointing trip of 2012.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Yang69, General Manager at Jemby-Rinjah Eco Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2013

Jemby - Rinjah is a glorious ECO lodge on 16 acres in the middle of the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. We are in no way like your normal Hotel, Motel situation. All of our pathways are lit with adequate lighting to find your way to accommodation. All guests are advised that check-in is within such hours and if outside of reception hours we leave a map, compendium & torch or Lantern for all late arrivals, on weekends guests who arrive late are also directed to their cabins by our Restaurant staff. Our guests love the idea of using torches to find cabins & possum finding, due to being as Eco as possible and to not disturb our natural wildlife is our alternative to having to construct & spotlight over 3 acres of secluded bushland. All cabins have slow combustion fires with instructions on how to use correctly which are more than adequate to heat two bedroom cabins. Here at Jemby our Executive chef of over 40 years makes our chocolates on site with the finest Belgian chocolate, no fat. So if you feel like getting away from the hustle & bustle of city life and getting back to nature, please feel free to contact us about a stay here with us.

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Reviewed December 17, 2012

Jemba-Rinja Eco Lodge is not making the best of the wonderful natural attributes it has around it. The cabins are comfortable, surrounded by forest but need a bit more TLC to justify a top rating. The staff are helpful in a sort of confused and unintentional way. For example, when we collected our cabin keys we were given a general idea of where our cabin was located. As a result it took some time to find. The lodge has no site plan available which we found a little odd. It is definitely for those tourists who like self-catering as the restaurant is closed during the week for lunch and dinner. There is very little information about what wildlife came be found close to the cabins though the ground staff we came across were extremely helpful. I was directed to where a male Lyrebird was performing which for me was a great experience. If you like bird watching then you will love Jemby-Rinjah as it has a vast range of interesting and accessible species. Just sit and watch from your cabin and birds come to you. My general impression was that J-R has enormous potential but has seen better days and that the management are complacent. I suggest that they remove the computer from reception so that their guests can get proper attention. Local taxi drivers rip off innocent tourists and, again, the staff could help with this problem. Having written all this I would still go there as the location is wonderful for anyone who loves wildlife and the calm of the forest.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

We had Cabin 7 & we had a great time in the forest. It is just minutes to Evans Lookout & the kids Sam & Josh had a great time during feeding the birds of the bush. You have to get used to the fireplace heating & set up more solid fuel & starter wood as a bridge before burning the heavy fire wood. Colder in the mountains than in Sydney & more wind.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

We enjoyed just one night at Jemby-Rinjah as part of a large family event but would recommend it to others who enjoy a bush location away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Loved our cabin and think it would be great in the winter with its warm fires and cosiness of lounge areas etc. Well located for those who enjoy bush walking.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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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 #3 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Blackheath
Price Range: $168 - $217 (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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