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The Carrington Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Business trip to Katoomba and looking for somewhere inexpensive, I was pleased to find such charm and history at a reasonable price. The hotel has been restored to maintain its pedigree. Well done! Rooms comfortable and the hotel is well kept. A fitting base from which to see the Blue Mountains as a tourist. I'll be back, but will bring my wife next time.

The Carrington has been beautifully restored and it the junior suite was a delight for our three day sojourn. There was some confusion with our prepaid booking and on our first night , we were given a Colonial Room. While it had windows three was no view. The problem was promptly fixed the next morning and we were upgraded. The hotel has been sympathetically restored and furnishings are in keeping with the era of the turn of the twentieth century. It really is a delight to visit. If views are important to you be sure to book rooms which specifically mention “views”. Even the windows in the grand public rooms , do not open onto pleasing open spaces. The stained glass windows though are pretty. The location is perfect being in the center of Katoomba town.

The Carrington is a nice old hotel and I’d say one of the better ones in the area. It’s in a good location the only Downside is the share bathrooms witch need to be updated. The staff are very nice and professional.

Great place if you are into old style hotels and history. Large rooms with many places to walk around and look at. Bar area, dining room, billiards room and library. Bit expensive from my perspective.

This hotel and staff are magnificent. Living history, comfort and character. The main areas are taking a step back in time with historic decor and atmosphere. Continental breakfast is included which is a bonus.

This grand hotel is a walk back into history. Magnificent public areas and nice rooms. The dining room is absolutely stunning and there are several other really attractive areas such as a lounge/bar. We were initially assigned a room which had a few problems including faulty TV and lack of wifi reception. However the staff promptly moved us to an alternative room which was completely satisfactory. Indeed the attention from all staff was a standout. There is free parking and the hotel is located on a street with many shops, cafes and restaurants. The hotel offers a menu with set pricing ($55 for two courses). Continental breakfast was included. We visit each year for the Leura garden festival and this is our hotel of choice.

Stayed here for one night on my way to Bathurst. Wow, what a beautiful hotel if you love Art Deco. A stunning well designed bathroom and, while no view, the room had a window seat and a large comfortable bed. The hotel is stunning with some of the best stained glass I've seen in a long time.the service was fine and the breakfast (included) adequate. I would definitely come here again. It's also well located in the centre of town with lots of eating choices.

A charming hotel which has retained many of its original features - take a look at some of the spectacular stained glass windows and the dome near the bar. Staff were very helpful from the onset. We stayed in a Colonial room, which was very comfortable and spacious. There are lots of areas to relax in and the olde world charm is intact. There is a games room and small library etc. My only grumble was that we arrived after a very long journey to be told that we could not eat in the hotel restaurant that night as we had not booked a table - seemingly being a hotel guest does not guarantee you a dining table. We were also informed that the dining room was not open Monday or Tuesday evenings as this was when the staff had their days off ........really? In this day and age I would have expected more flexibility and better staff rota planning??? So we walked a short distance, fair enough, to their Brasserie "The Old Bank". I should point out though that this is at the bottom of a steep hill, and if like me you have some minor mobility issues it is an uncomfortable walk. Once inside, the pub part is very busy and popular with locals and other holidaymakers so you may have to go upstairs - I didn't actually see a lift, but maybe there is one? That said the food was good in the bar, the steaks were excellent. Breakfast is served in the hotel dining room from 7.30 til 10.00 am. There is car parking but it does get full. Wifi is available, although not always very strong.

Nice charm to this hotel overall family enjoyed the 2 days we stayed.Katoomba has many eatery that are cheaper then Carrington.Nice selection of wines staff friendly.Must amitt the cocktails were amazing.Lovely art decor

Stayed here for three nights in one of the junior suites. The room was lovely - lots of old fashioned features but comfortable and clean. The hotel has an incredible number of period features and we enjoyed exploring the hotel. The breakfast was good and the staff friendly. A definite highlight was the bar - Champagne Charlie’s - what a treat! We enjoyed the cocktails in a relaxing atmosphere. The location is fabulous - right in the middle of Katoomba. Great views of the local area and a great place to explore from. Would definitely stay again!

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 Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum. 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 Leura Mall.


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

Standard 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% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 954 reviews