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Hotel Blue

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Despite the seventies bathroom, water saver shower head(unable to rinse the shampoo out of my hair), sticking sliding door and paper thin walls, it was a great experience. The live music on Friday and Saturday night was worth any slight discomfort in the room. I don't like Jazz, but the great talent of the artists made up for my lack of understanding of the music. The staff were fantastic and I would stay again just for the atmosphere. A tip, try not to get a room next to a young family!

We stayed last weekend 2 nights, 2 adults, 5 yr old and 11 mth old. First impression, dated, old, antique. However, gave it benefit of the doubt, rooms were small but comfortable and clean, shower hot, fridge cold, room heating with radiator heater hot, electric blankets too hot, breakfast was great, dinner good/ Asian cuisine not much variety but the best fried ice cream, better than North Shore! Entertainment with jazz on Friday and Saturday night was a bonus unexpected and broke the normality!

My husband and I enjoyed a three night stay here in July. In a King room with breakfast included and free wifi. There is a bar fridge with free coffee and tea facilities plus biscuits. The tv is a good size and the heater keeps the room lovely and warm. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom very clean. Yes it is an old hotel, its like stepping back in time, but we didn't mind as it was clean and the staff friendly.. The breakfast was great you could have scrambled eggs,sausage,cooked tomatoe,baked beans,cereal,toast,fruit,juice and tea or coffee. We ate at the restaurant twice and had Chinese, which was delicious. Plus there is a bar. The hotel is only 20 minutes walk to The Three Sisters and Echo point. And about 10 minutes to Katoomba town centre. They do have a car park for about 8 cars and we always got a spot. We would stay again.

I dont like negativity but this hotel deserves it, firstly as you pull up the main sign is smashed & missing, the windows look uninviting & like it's closed. The room photos nothing like this reality, we booked a king room which had a king bed & that's where it ends. There were cobwebs everywhere and the skirting boards covered in dust & the bathroom hasnt been updated since the 70s...we thought we could overlook this so stayed despite our reservations to wake up to ants all over the bedside table on investigation came from an ant nest under the bar fridge which the back was also too covered in dust. Breakfast was another disappointment cold scrambled eggs, owner on his mobile talking loudly, strange staff wandering through with clothes l wouldn't clean my house in, needless to say we did stay stay the second booked night Not to mention the endless amounts of old, flilthy furniture everywhere

Clean, comfortable rooms, friendly staff and great value for your money. On my stay there was live music at night and a hot breakfast included. On-site restaurant. Good location if you are exploring the area.

Poor . No parking except for on the street. Dining room ,young untrained staff , no idea about service, and didn't care . Stayed in Family room, old, dirty and cold ,with a small bathroom that is beyond repair. Don't be fooled by photos .

The most disgusting hotel we have ever stayed in. The furniture and carpets were filthy, the dust thick. Firstly, the hotel was 10 minutes by taxi from the station, not 5 by foot. Nowhere near anything helpful. The first room we were shown had rain coming through the ceiling onto an electric radiator. The second room was on the ground floor with a huge drafty window and noise all night from the car park it looked out on and the residents above who we think worked at the hotel. I asked them to please be quiet, so they turned their television up louder. The bed was uncomfortable, we froze, even with a radiator on for most of the night, the tiles in the shower were filthy, original, cracked and dangerous. I did not ask for a refund in the morning because I actually could not speak to the proprietor, I was so upset. This was intended as a surprise for my daughter who lives in Sydney, Katoomba being her favourite place. She said afterwards that I should have asked for a complete refund as a banging noise kept her awake all night too. The shame is that modern places in the area were much cheaper and without doubt could not have encompassed the level of filth this place did. Should be renamed 'This hotel gives you the Blues'.

Old fashioned best describes Hotel Blue, the furniture is antique, the upholstery and carpets quite old, the corridors have been recently redecorated but that looks to be all that has been upgraded in the last ten years. I paid a discounted price for a not so spacious double room, the windows were wooden sash & single glazed, there is no central heating, in my room the towel rail and soap dispenser were broken, the shower water temperature cycled between mountain cool and super heated steam. The buffet breakfast can best be described as homely, there were adequate choices but some items like the bacon and baked beans were cold. Five star pricing for less than four star comfort but I believe this is typical for anywhere in the Blue Mountains where demand easily outstrips the available supply, hotel managements can charge five star prices for three star places that haven’t been renovated in ten or more years.

Loved the furnishings in the common areas. Rooms were warm and clean. Dinner & Breakfast were both delicious. Location was great, close to town centre but away from the noise. The exhaust fan in bathroom was a little noisy but only used for showering as per hotel policy. Would happily stay again.

Business trip, arrived later in the day to a very run down room that smelt of stale smoke and dirt. No air conditioning, tiny round side table and chair were both rockety and not suitable to work on. Bed mattress looked sunken and worn. Walked out and moved to another hotel.

88 Lurline Street Katoomba NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Hotel Blue places you within a leisurely stroll of Leura Cascades and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. This 24-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a conference center. It's in the mountains and also close to Three Sisters and Echo Point Lookout.


Start your day off right with a free full breakfast, served each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge.


Hotel Blue's 24 heated rooms provide refrigerators and coffee makers. 32-inch LED TVs are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Blue enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a fireplace in the lobby. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. This smoke-free hotel also has wedding services.

Room options

Double Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room, 1 King and 1 Single Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Room, 1 Double and 2 Single Beds

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

House, 3 Bedrooms, Kitchen

Queen 2 | Sleeps 9

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

55% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 257 reviews