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Echoes Boutique Hotel and Restaurant

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel has wonderful views, gardes and excellent kitchen. We managed to book the corner view room and were not disappointed. Magnificent views of the mountains with rain and shine provide very different but enjoyable sceneries. The restaurant is quite nice and cozy, the bar is very nice, the fitness centre however needs real work in terms of equipment. Staff always very polite and helpful, I would certainly return to this hotel should I have the chance and I would certainly recommend it.

Expensive treat but for shear quality of accommodation, views and dining it cannot be beaten. Additional facilities of adjacent hotel can also be utilised in particular the pool and the bar. Breakfast is also served here.

Sure you cannot beat the views based right on the cliff, it is certainly a 5 star resort with super nice rooms and the restaurant has top meals. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and also the staff were so helpful in things to do.

The Blue Mountains are spectacular and this hotel gives you the opportunity to watch the ever-changing beauty of them directly from your balcony. But that view doesn't come cheap - it's a pretty pricey place to stay. So while the view made it worth three stars, we were both pretty disappointed with some aspects of the facility. It is a 'boutique' hotel which here means that the room numbers are low. There is an onsite spa which we did not use and a restaurant - "Echoes " which we did. Guests are also able to use the facilities offered across the road at the company's other hotel "Lillianfels". The indoor and outdoor pools at Lillianfels are nice enough but (and to be fair, others may not feel this way) we both thought they were busy and hardly relaxing spots and thought a smaller plunge pool available within the "Echoes " compound (there is space both at the back and front of the building) or even an outdoor area of some sort where you could sit and have a drink or cup of tea would have been nice rather than basically trooping over to the parent hotel every time you wanted something. It began to feel like we might as well have just stayed there. The restaurant "Echoes" is nice but requires you to have a meal deal of either two courses ($85 per person) or on Saturday minimum of three courses - which was over $100. It's opening hours, along with the bar were irritatingly short (I think it was between 6pm and 8.30pm!!) - and the rather pretty bar area only opens when the kitchen is open - so no late afternoon or after dinner cocktails to watch the view I'm afraid. And room service only operates during restaurant hours - not great!! I realize I am moaning a bit but an expensive, boutique hotel should provide better facilities and ambiance. And we stayed several nights. No candles were lit in the bar or restaurant although several pretty fixtures were evident . The French doors opening out to decks were closed in spite of beautiful weather so what could have been a lovely chic restaurant and bar area was simply functional. Reading other reviews it appears the very funky central fire place is never lit either (OK OK - not in summer - but the candles would have been nice .....) Check which room you book for the view. The ones at the side and towards the parking area look side on to the view and you look past people on a part of the balcony further along. Our room was well cleaned but the whole place lacks any special touches that make a stay memorable. We decided one night with a mountain view would have been enough.

We stayed at the Echoes Boutique last year and it was amazing! My parents had a larger suite and my husband and my brother had a smaller room but had great space! The hotel is small so it was so cozy and so quiet, it was perfect! We woke up and the view was insane, it was like a green grand canyon! They have a free breakfast with stay at the hotel next door and it was great to fuel up before hiking. They are also a 5 minute walk to the sky tram to go down into the valley and see hiking trails. Plus, walk 5 minutes the other way and you are the at Three Sisters rocks. Plus walk 10 minutes away and you are in Katoomba! It is the best location ever! Our travel agent had not been there yet and we were the first nd from our view she has been sending people there as well, and everyone loves it! If you like nature and hiking this is the place for you!

Booked Echoes to ensure a great view, which we had in a Cliff View room. However the rooms are looking a bit worn and in need of a refurbishment considering the tariff charged. The bathroom had everything, but was small and a bit cramped.

Usually a restaurant with a great view hides behind it to conceal any problems with the food. Not so at Echoes, where we have found both to be superb. Only one problem: the restaurant is on the first floor, above a very high ceilinged lobby, and there's no lift, so one has to climb a fairly steep staircase. This wouldn't be a problem for enthusiastic hikers but can be a strain on elderly legs Once in the restaurant all is forgiven, however, for the fairly small room has a sensational view, with a terrace alongside to deal with extra guests if the weather permits. The food is Australian/Thai (or Thai Australian) as is the staff, all of whom are polite, friendly and informative. We started with the soft shelled crab, which was excellent, and I had the Angus beef while P tried the rack of lamb, both of which were perfectly cooked and tender.Food was so good we didn't need the view!

We just loved our weekend at Echoes - it was so much better than the reviews suggest! Great service, fantastic location, really nice restaurant an excellent local suggestions. Would revisit in a heartbeat!

This is a very quiet and well run hotel which has the stunning bedroom views as its main highlight. Try and get a room on the same level as reception as that will give the best outlook. You are less than 10 minutes walk from the 3 sisters and a lot of fantastic walks but a good 30 minutes walk from the centre of Katoomba and we found ourselves using buses and taxis a fair amount, as we travelled to Katoomba by train from Sydney and had no car. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Katoomba itself is a bit rundown and we didn't warm to it greatly, however, the Station Bar is probably the one exception to this with good casual food and a nice buzzy atmosphere. I would treat this hotel as a good base for touring the Blue Mountains rather than a destination in itself (other than the views). There isn't really any other bars/ restaurants near the hotel apart from its sister property next door and the visitor centre at the 3 sisters and if you're looking for any nightlife or variety of places to go you would need to go into Katoomba. We much preferred Leura to Katoomba as a place to visit and walk around with lots of little boutique shops and a few good restaurants. We particularly liked the Garage in Leura for lunch (went 3 times!) and Silks Brasserie for dinner. The scenery in the area is incredible and the walks from the 3 Sisters area and at Wentworth Falls are not to be missed if you're fit and able enough. The times quoted to do the walks are excessive and we managed most in about half the time quoted on the guides and we're in our mid-50's. We stayed 3 nights in the Blue Mountain and felt that was a good length of time to appreciate all they have to offer, however, please be aware that the 3 sisters is very busy with coach parties and selfie-takers!

This hotel has a small number of rooms and is run by friendly helpful staff. The rooms are furnished to a high standard and the restaurant offers a good variety of choice on the menu and meals are prepared to a very good standard. What makes this hotel exceptionalis its position and the views from the rooms and restaurant. It is located on theedge of the escarpment so the views are uniterupted of the gorges and valleys of the blue mountains. Breath taking. On top of which its a short walk to the Echoes viewing area and visitor centre and the Wentworth Falls. I swear every professional Photo of the Blue Mountains has been taken from Echoes Boutique hotel.

3 Lilianfels Avenue Katoomba NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Echoes Boutique Hotel and Restaurant places you within a 10-minute stroll of Three Sisters and Echo Point Lookout. This 14-room, 4.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. It's in the mountains and also near Katoomba Scenic World and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.


Dining

This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

Echoes Boutique Hotel and Restaurant's 14 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies or patios, minibars, and coffee makers. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer free toiletries. Free newspapers, safes, and phones are also available.


Property features

At Echoes Boutique Hotel and Restaurant, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. There's free parking if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a fitness center, a sauna, and an outdoor tennis court.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

72% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 483 reviews