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The Clarendon Motel and Guesthouse

68 Lurline St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780 Australia
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#12 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Katoomba
The Clarendon Guesthouse is situated in the heart of the Blue Mountains at Katoomba. Offering accommodations,music, entertainment, classic minibar and log fires. Enjoy the warm log fires in winter or temperate summer days in the mountains. The Clarendon Guesthouse is a perfect getaway in Australia's best intimate entertainment venue.
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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Game room
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Express check-in / check-out
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Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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jebskulker wrote a review Jun. 8
Sydney, NSW1735 contributions339 helpful votes
It's a great location and a great price, check-in was easy, the breakfast was basic with toast & cereal & milk & juice & tea & coffee which was enough for me. There are motel rooms with ensuites, but I went for a cheaper room with a shared bathroom which was fine. The man on reception did try to upsell me to an ensuite room for an extra $20 a night but I didn't really need it. The room itself had everything I needed, the heater worked very well & I definitely needed that, the bed was comfortable, it had a sink & a wardrobe to store clothes with extra blankets inside, I spotted 4 powerpoints for charging phones & things, but as it was a budget room there wasn't much else in there, although there was a fridge outside which I stored some drinks in. I was on the top floor so I had to walk up 2 flights of stairs & they creaked a bit, so be mindful if you need to carry luggage or have trouble with stairs. The shared bathrooms were small but adequate, the shower was hot, and the toilets worked as they should. I was concerned about the $1776 callout fee if we set off the fire alarm, which apparently could happen by using the kettle, so I was too scared to have coffee in my room just in case I could actually set off the alarm. Sure, the place is quite old & I've seen the reviews that it is a bit rundown, but it is well maintained for what it is. It's not perfect, but it's nice enough.
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Date of stay: June 2021
jono13 wrote a review Apr. 2021
Lake Macquarie, Australia198 contributions125 helpful votes
The Clarendon at Katoomba was once the centre of the Blue Mountains entertainment and luxury accommodation. Unfortunately, it has seen better days. We booked for one night on a brief trip to Katoomba. The staff were very friendly and helpful, with some language difficulties, and the price was very reasonable, but we were disappointed to be directed to the motel section. It as there our disappointment began. The room was adequate, nothing like the pics on the website (I would say the pictures on the website were taken a long time ago!) Bed and basics. Unfortunately, the cleanliness left a bit to be desired. Not sure how clean the floor was. We discovered hairs in the bedside table drawer, a used tissue in the drawer and a used tissue in the bed, between the sheets, the next morning! Towels were provided but no face cloth and no hand towel. Bed was so uncomfortable we left very early the next day after little sleep. The price was cheap, but there is little evidence of maintenance or work being done at this historic property. I would suggest alternative accommodation for a stay at Katoomba.
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Date of stay: April 2021
J. Ong wrote a review Dec. 2020
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Stayed in the Budget Double Room with Shared Bathroom for 2 nights, which is ideal for 1 - 2 pax. What you see is what you get, may be a bit light on toiletries though (soap & shampoo). Venue seems to have a lot of history in terms of live entertainment, which has been curtailed by COVID-19. Its location is its best selling point (direct bus to Echo Point, & walking distance towards Katoomba Street, where the F&B & major supermarkets are located).
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: No elevators in the motel & guesthouse, those with difficulties taking stairs may want to get...
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marcusssydney2018 wrote a review Jul. 2020
Sydney, Australia252 contributions84 helpful votes
All I wanted was somewhere to sleep that was clean, comfortable and warm. It was. The bed is very cosy with a nice doona and good sheets, electric blanket and good pillows. Heater in room added to things as did the tea making facilities. The checkin was easy. The public rooms are very nice to sit in and the shower had plentiful hot water. It's not flash but if you're out and about and just want a bed it's great. The continental breakfast is simple, but nicely done. Toast, cereals and fruit, tea & coffee. It's all I needed!!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Darren G wrote a review Oct. 2019
Brisbane, Australia114 contributions28 helpful votes
Stayed in the guesthouse for 2 nights and found this place was in a great location. Rooms were basic but had everything needed. Staff were very friendly and happy to tell you about the amazing history of this place, so many big names have played here over nearly 100 years. There are fancier places sure, but the bang for buck here is hard to top.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
US$48 - US$89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaNew South WalesBlue MountainsKatoomba
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Clarendon Motel and Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to The Clarendon Motel and Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Blue Mountains Cultural Centre (0.4 km), Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia (0.2 km), and Lost Bear Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Clarendon Motel and Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Clarendon Motel and Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Clarendon Motel and Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Clarendon Motel and Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yellow Deli, Aunty Ed's Restaurant and Bar, and Unique Patisserie.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Clarendon Motel and Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Clarendon Motel and Guesthouse located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Katoomba.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Clarendon Motel and Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to The Clarendon Motel and Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Leura Post Office (1.8 km).