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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 May 2012

Unfortunately I only stayed one night but I absolutely loved this house. It's an old Victorian style guesthouse with lots of charm and views to the Mountains. It smelled like open fireplaces everywhere in the neighbourhood and I felt like a million years away from Sydney. Upon check in they upgraded me to a nicer room than I had booked...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 May 2012

I stayed at Cecile's for one night, but when I'll go back to the Blue Mountains again, I will definitly stay here again. It was all very clean, good service, lovely view and located very central. They have nice things to keep you warm during the cold nights like an electric bed heating and a electric heater. So lovely!

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Narrandera
Reviewed 18 April 2012

This was an excellent venue for our annual girls' weekend.Whilst most of us stayed in private rooms with facilities it was great to have the use of the guest's lounge and games room. The rooms were clean, beds comfortable, loved the crisp white sheets. Staff ( our dutch friend) was very friendly and helpful. Loved the old world charm and...

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2012

Whilst the Cecil Guesthouse may not have all the luxuries of a 5* boutique hotel it has a certain charm that is undeniable. It is very clean, the staff are very friendly and the fact that a (continental) breakfast is included in the price makes this outstanding value. Its centre of town location combined with its low price make it...

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Hong Kong
Reviewed 8 April 2012

we stayed at the cecil for 2 nights on our trip to the blue mountains, as the aussie dollar was so strong this was the most cost effective option but still expensive for what we got. The hotel is old and run down, but they are attempting to renovate the place. The staff are increbibly helpful and kind. A nice...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 March 2012

I've been staying here for the music festival weekend for quite a few years and had seen the place get more and more rundown to the extent that I wouldn't stay there anymore. Now, under new management, the old girl is gradually being done up. There's a sense that she's a guesthouse again, not a run down backpackers, and that...

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Galway, ireland
Reviewed 15 March 2012

I recently stayed a night here and found it fine, more than fine. With the Australian dollar so strong, it's hard to find a single room for under $50 but I managed to get one here that was spotless... Yes the décor is old and it needs TLC but the important things were all in place; cleanliness, location, a comfy...

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Sebastopol, California
Reviewed 29 February 2012

This property can be viewed either way. We saw the character and bemoaned the deferred maintenance. But we have a 90 year old house and know how much it takes to maintain a older property. Yes it could be refurbished but you would not be paying the affordable (for Australia) rates. We were happy to take in the character and...

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Beijing, China
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Staying at the Cecil guesthouse is like walking into the set of an Agatha Christie movie, or reliving early childhood memories of English seaside guesthouse holidays. It was built 100 years ago, and still retains many of the features of a property from an earlier era, such as tea-rooms, pantries, and art nouveau furniture. Unfortunately, time has not been forgiving...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 January 2012

Price: TOO expensive for the quality of service and what you actually get. Advertisement: Inacurate, the photos and comments do not depict of what is actually there. Location: Hard to find, behind the main street through a narrow alley, parking is terrible and small. Recreation: Billard table - broken. PingPong Table - standard, Tennis court - No net, has too...

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Hello future guests,It is our pleasure to announce that The Cecil is under new management as of 02/12/12. We are in love with The Cecil and passionate about making your stay a pleasurable experience rather than just a bed for the night.We look forward to ensuring you enjoy your stay.Cecil Management ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Cecil Guesthouse

Address: 108 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Hotel Class:2 star — The Cecil Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
The Cecil Guesthouse Blue Mountains/Katoomba, Australia
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 of 5 bubbles Dipster3, 22 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Make sure you get the room you paid for. Pay as you go and not in lump sum at beginning.”
 of 5 bubbles 496jlw, 11 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Top floor facing the back, views with glimpse of mountains”
 of 5 bubbles caffegelato, 26 Aug 2013 | Read review
“;ask for a ground level room if stairs aint your thing ;there is parking available on site”
 of 5 bubbles Natalia1g, 18 Aug 2013 | Read review
“The rooms 30 to 34 have the best view of the valley and they get the morning sun. There are some creaky boards in the old place but it all adds to the character”
 of 5 bubbles Gemlister, 29 Jul 2013 | Read review
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