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The Carrington Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Lovely grand old hotel. Great service. Stayed in beautiful room with spa bath and great views. Room was very clean and had all the necessary features and more. Loved it. Sitting in the huge lounge area by the log fire drinking great wine - this is the life. Friendly bar man to help those who don’t know what wine to choose. Will definitely be back.

We came here for one night to experience Katoomba - as soon as we got through the door and into the room - we booked another night. A wonderful experience - everyone did everything they could to make this the most enjoyable stay. Thanks to you all at the Carrington! This place is place is so recommended - from the dinner to the rooms.

Such a beautiful hotel , cosy & warm but we were very disappointed with there morning teas Ordering scones & tea thinking they would be amazing , sad very stingy on there cream & jam & scones not to appealing either, Have something else ,not a good memory to take home,

Dropped in for lunch with the family and we're lucky enough to grab a table and a meal. Kids had a kids burger which was a half focaccia and a half burger patty but still big enough to fill them up and came with chips and salad. They also had nuggets which were ok but a bit plain (came with chips and salad also). Adult Angus burger had onion jam, cheese, lettuce and tomato sauce. Tasty enough for a burger but not anything special. Great atmosphere but exact to pay. Ore than burgers in the street as paying for the location. Great staff, very friendly and helpful. Worth a visit if for no other reason than the history.

We stayed for a long weekend in May and enjoyed the old world charm of the hotel. The decor in the communal areas is lovely and we enjoyed discovering hidden rooms throughout the hotel. Our room was a good size, clean and tidy and the bathroom was modern. We were extremely disappointed with the shower as it was a large shower head but when we turned on the water only the whole in the very edge of the shower head worked. This meant that we weren't able to shower comfortably over our visit. I did advise the reception desk of the issue but it wasn't resolved. We also sent an email as feedback after our stay and were advised that it may have been due to low water pressure in the town centre. The included breakfast was a continental style but was pretty underwhelming. Although the overall charm of the hotel appealed to me, i believed the price was a little high for what we got for our money. I would have liked to see the rooms be decorated a little more like a boutique hotel (or to be as nice as the en-suite) and less like a standard cheap hotel room. It would have also been good to have more options included for breakfast.

Fascinating and very old hotel I took many photos of the place as it still has most of its original furniture and paintings The Queen Mother stayed here Our room was comfortable but very warm The staff were friendly and very knowledgeable regarding the hotels history It is currently being renovated There are numerous area and lounges where you can sit and talk You can actually feel the history of the place Bar facilities set up adjacent to Dining and lounge areas Large gardens Underground parking

We celebrated a friend's 50th in style at the Carrington's Sunday afternoon Regal High Tea and enjoyed the delights of this stylish old hotel and her dining room as we indulged in a delicious selection of sweet and savoury treats, a glass of bubbly and tea/coffee of choice. The Carrington wears her age with dignity and charm and the High Tea includes their resident pianist who plays beautifully and adds to the ambience created by the chandeliers, vintage tableware, Art Deco lamps and incredible ceilings. The service was excellent and although there was a large party celebrating a birthday in the room, there is plenty of space and it wasn't too noisy. The Carrington happily catered to dietary requirements and the standard and range of food was excellent. A note on price - if you ask for a second cup of tea/coffee, you will be charged for it.

If you feel like experiencing a step back to the early 1900's, then a visit to The Carrington Hotel at Katoomba will transport you there. My travelling companion and I were passing through Katoomba for a light lunch on a Friday afternoon, and opted for a quiet venue away from the noisy, packed cafes on the main street. From the moment we walked through the front door, we felt like we were in a different century; cosy lead-light lamps, antique furnishings, and attention to detail everywhere. This hotel has still retained its coziness and charm. The Duke and Duchess of York (Queen Elizabeth II's parents) paid a visit to The Carrington back in 1927. A beautiful glass ceiling dome in the bar area was especially constructed for this occasion, and commemorates their visit to the hotel. Once we ordered our meal at the bar, we were offered a choice of three areas to have lunch. We chose a large drawing room (like something out of Downton Abbey) with beautiful curtains, the fire place ablaze, 1920s palms, and an ambiance that modern hotels can't match. We both enjoyed honey- pumpkin soup with toasted focaccia drizzled with olive oil, then we shared a serving of potato wedges with sour cream and chilli sauce. The soup was lovely; the wedges were ok but could've been a little fatter and fluffier. We thought our lunch was reasonably priced at $30. After lunch, the hotel staff didn't mind us taking photos as we walked around the hotel. The grand dining room is beautiful. I particularly like how the original minstrel boxes (elevated areas where the band would play to the patrons) in both the bar area and the dining room have been retained. This hotel would be the perfect setting for a 'Roaring 20's' party! Having stayed at The Carrington many times as a child, I was pleased to return after many decades to find that the hotel has retained its beauty and charm from yesteryear.

Gorgeous old hotel. Staff was really good and helpful. We stayed in a room with a private bathroom and it was really clean and welcoming. The room was lovely and warm when we arrived. Bed was extremely comfy. It was really fun exploring this hotel with all the common areas. We enjoyed some billiards and and there are some really lovely sitting areas all over the hotel. Breakfast that was included was your standard fruits/cereals/toast and was fine, although if you wanted something a bit more you could order it. Only issue I could see that maybe if you arrive a bit later (we got there at about 6pm), there was no parking left. Luckily we were on motorbikes which they had a special parking area for them. Will definitely be back!

We've stayed at the Carrington 3 times now and loved it every time. We usually stay in the traditional wing, which is economical because it has shared facilities. I don't mind this, although I realise many people do. But there are plenty of rooms with ensuites. The rooms are perfectly fine, but the thing that makes the Carrington fantastic is the public areas. The small bar is nice and cosy, with a great vibe and really friendly staff, and it seems to be quite a meeting place for locals as well as hotel guests. You can take your drink through to the beautiful billiard room/games room and play pool or sit in front of an open fire on a super-comfortable couch. In the afternoon you can have devonshire tea (with excellent jam) in the lounge, which is also a brilliant space. The enclosed porch and patio are wonderful in warm weather. The way the place has been restored/maintained is really tasteful. It's kept its features from various historical periods, without succumbing to the fake 'olde worlde' stuff. The location is brilliant - close to lots of great walks etc.

15-47 Katoomba St Katoomba NSW

Hotel highlights

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

The Carrington Hotel places you next to Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and within 2 miles (3 km) of Leura Mall. This 65-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a full-service spa, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Katoomba and also close to Leura Cascades and Three Sisters.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink.


All 65 rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free newspapers. 30-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Free bottled water, phones, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of The Carrington Hotel enjoy features like a full-service spa, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms. A stay here includes free parking. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a business center, a computer station, and a library.

Room options

Premier Room, Balcony

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Colonial Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Premier Room, 1 Bedroom, Jetted Tub

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Premier View Spa Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

74.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1061 reviews