If you're from overseas and you want a real australian experiance you have to stay here. It's a lovely quiet valley surround by national park. You'll see kangaroos grazing at dusk among other animals not to mention the resident kangaroo, Boomer who likes to play, (maybe not for the littlies), he's a real character just like the owners of the Comet Inn, Kathy and Greg. Kathy made us feel like family when we stayed overnight last weekend. She's such a warm friendly lady, I can't imagine anyone not warming to her. There were 4 of us she looked after and we didn't want for anything. We were the only guests that night but that's not unusual because they are semi retired and the hotel is really for guests only. They keep it that way for a more personal touch and to keep a nicer clientele. It's so fascinating walking around a place that's got so much history. There are fires burning everywhere so you won't get cold and it's really cosy. There is a story behind every articfact and Kathy is more than happy to tell you about it, and there are loads of them. We had the best night there, we're all still raving about it. It's not advertised that much because I only found out about it through trip advisor and I'm an aussie and only live an hour away. So it's not at all touristy and if anyone from overseas is coming to visit, I'll be bringing them here, to see the kangaroos, the cockatoos, and all the other critters, the beautiful scenery and the nostalgic history of hartley that's at the bottom of the very famous blue mountains. The best thing though I must tell you is THE FOOD!!!!!, OMG you must get the 'butterscotch pudding', best thing I've ever tasted. Everything was made so fresh, the pumpkin soup was to die as were all the meals we ordered, "manufique".I don't know what MrsDaisyP is on about, she must be hard to please because Kathy is an amazing cook. Anyway I've ranted enough, Just do yourself a favour and go, go, go.