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The Carrington Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We recently booked 10 Rooms/Suites at The Carrington over 3 nights to celebrate my Mum's 80th Birthday - and it oozed the Old World charm she was after for the occasion!! Just Perfect! Staying here was like stepping back in time, and the old world decor was charming and well maintained. Over the Easter long weekend holiday period all the Hotel staff were professional and attentive, especially Yura, Sara, Ben and Jurgen. These four (along with others I didn't catch the names of) were run off their feet all weekend due to the Easter crowds, and could not have displayed a higher level of courteous service and a happy and professional disposition. Thank you indeed, you made our stay so pleasurable and memorable. Over the weekend we also enjoyed High Tea in the Dining Room (Mum esp. loved the piano man), Lunch on the Balcony, Breakfast each morning in the Grand Dining Room (tip: order a tasty offering off the hot menu for a small extra charge - very generous servings), many games of Snooker and drinks in the guest lounging areas, and delicious cocktails at the Bar. Our group of 20 ranged in age from 18 up to 80, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their time at this grand old Hotel. The Carrington is located in an excellent spot to to enjoy Katoomba and Leura on foot, with free onsite guest parking (or a 2 minute easy walk from the train station if you arrive this way!). Highly recommend a step back in time with a stay here.

This hotel takes you back in time but with all the modern luxuries. We enjoyed a balcony room which was absolutely perfect to sit outside on an autumn evening and even more beautiful to have a relaxing morning coffee on. The lift was very authentic and quaint. The continental breakfast was to divine. I cannot recommend this hotel enough being located in the heart of Katoomba- just beautiful.

We stayed for three nights for a special splurge on our 7 week road trip (otherwise camping). The grand hotel has many special features, but unfortunately lots of little things make it fall short of a truly grand experience. We were initially placed in a poky back of house room without aircon. The windows opened onto the hotel’s main extractor vent. We were thankfully relocated and upgraded to a very nice room with recently tastefully refurbed bathroom. There are restrictions on aircon installations due to the heritage listing; we think it would be very stuffy in summer if you had a non ac room. The access from the car park was via a really dingy dirty corridor, unless the door to the billiard room had been left ajar - that was a far more suitable entre. The breakfast staff were quite pleasant, but had to be reminded to refill things (eg condiment dishes, bread and yoghurt). The buffet breakfast was ok, but lacking in imagination and exactly the same for all three days. The Champagne Charlie bar person did not know much about cocktails, and initially said one was not available because she did not have any brandy, when the cocktail was actually based on cognac. They do say renovations are ongoing and that is good because they are certainly needed. Finally, writing this review was a challenge, with the wifi drifting in and out! Overall, elegant, but lacking in some of the finer points that you would get in a comparably historical hotel elsewhere.

A grand old building in the heart of Katoomba. Has been kept reasonably well refurbished though does feel a little dated in some aspects. Rooms are large, spacious and comfortable. Service is OK, but could be improved; likewise the breakfast. The car park is a bit of an eyesore that detracts from the grandeur of the building.

Be advised if you are here on a Monday or Tuesday evening, the dining room is closed. When we were here the public rooms were mostly used by groups. Not especially welcoming for a couple. Nice wine cellar. Great advice on very reasonably priced local wines. Only 8things a nice restaurant nearby.

Staying at the Carrington was a surprise because it was so lovely. We stayed at this hotel many years ago before it was completely renovated. This time around everything had been renovated. We stayed in a Colonial Room on the first floor, this is one of the cheapest rooms but it was spacious with a long window seat and Lounge chair. The room had good air conditioning and a large shower and bathroom. We had a drink on the verandah and dinner in the dining room both terrific. Breakfast was only a continental breakfast but a hot breakfast could be ordered.

I have been staying in this hotel nearly every year for past 5 years for the Annual Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival which is held at the venue. Needless to say prices during these weekends can be very expensive. The Carrington is a beautifully restored heritage style hotel with luxuriously appointed rooms on most floors. The only drawback is not all rooms are air-conditioned so it is advisable to discuss one's requirements before finalising bookings. The biggest inconvenience is the single and very antiquated lift.

We spent 1 night at this iconic hotel and loved the whole experience which included dinner and breakfast. Our room was excellent with king size bed and views in two directions. Very comfortable and also very relaxing. Had afternoon tea on the verandah which was so the relaxing part.

If you are looking to step back in time and want to appreciate the old with the new them this is the place to stay. Staff is friendly and helpful Breakfast is absolutely basic which was a disappointment. The room is spacious The cleanliness needs to be improved Around the bathroom door handles it is very dirty The spa bath looked as if it has not been cleaned in a very long time Empty cups have been placed on a table and have not been removed during the 5 days of our stay There was no sugar with complimentary tea and coffee in the room - luckily we did not need any The mattress desperately needs replacement

We stayed here for two nights on our visit to the Blue Mountains. This is a gem in the area! If you like a bit of history and some good old fashioned comfort, this is where you'll want to stay. The grand old building is just that! Grand! The town is a short walk away. The art work in the halls is also historically amazing! The staff at the hotel were extremely helpful. So, all in all it is a great place to stay!

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 a mile (2 km) of Leura Cascades. 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 Mall 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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

74.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1036 reviews