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The Carrington Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Heard about The Carrington Hotel while reading about Blue Mountain, when we were planning our trips here. It is 134 years old. Located right around the Katoomba train station, and many other eateries around. An ideal place to stay and experience Blue Mountain. We also enjoyed the hop on and hop off bus rides, which are just outside of the hotel. 1) The service is great, the front desk personnel was filled with suggestions 2) The bar is great, just that if you are here during the winter, sit closer to the fire pit, would just be so nice 3) Food selection for breakfast is about right. 4) The dinner at the oldest dining hall in Australia was also amazing, just that my main course came much later. Kind of let down of this trip, as we had the dinner over almost 2 hours. Kind of long wait 5) If you wanna experience how it was like staying in a hotel that is more than 100 years old, here is the place!

We had enjoyed a light lunch in Katomba and thought that we must visit the old and famous Carrington Hotel. It was like stepping back into the past with amazing paint work and stain glass windows. It had great style and every room had a story. The only negative part was the gentlemen in reception who rather than merely greating us gave up the "house rules" and told us not to go up stairs or into any private functions currently on. We are respectful and responsible people and felt a little like we were treated like unwanted . He lacked the charm that could only enhance a place like this. We might have caught on an off moment. In talking to a guest in the bar he was having a lovely time.

Had a wonderful time, close to public transport and the rooms were beautiful and comfortable. The public dining and bar were fabulous and the staff and service were excellent. It was a busy time but nothing was too much trouble

We go away each year with a group of friends to a different location and this year we decided to stay at the Carrington Hotel. During our stay we found out that the Blue Mountains Music Festival was on the same weekend. Our stay was made enjoyable with thousands of other people at the festival. The Carrington Hotel was our accommodation choice, it was fantastic and we would certainly stay again. The staff and management at the Hotel were professional and very helpful, the refurbishment was extraordinary and well worth the wait. The building still maintained it original lustre. We had dinner at the Basil Nut Thai Restaurant, one of the best places to eat in Katoomba. A great weekend was had by all.

I was slightly apprehensive booking this hotel for my mum and I after reading some of the reviews on here. However, we had the most lovely stay, all the staff were helpful and I would highly recommend it to others! My mum and I shared a Colonial Room that had been set up as a twin. I requested this over the phone when making the booking and there wasn't any issues. Our room had recently been renovated with the most gorgeous marble bathroom that still had a vintage feel to it. We came up on the train from Sydney and the railway station is just across the road and down the street slightly. We easily wheeled our suitcases between the two. The hotel allowed us to store our luggage as we got there in the morning. We even purchased a discounted Blue Mountains Explorer Bus ticket from reception. We enjoyed a lovely dinner that night in the ballroom where a pianist was also playing - a great atmosphere and it was like we had stepped back in time! I couldn't fault the food or the service. We also enjoyed a platter and some champagne on the front terrace the following day. It was great to just wander around the hotel - they have lots of different lounge and sitting areas which look like something out of a book. Overall, a lovely stay and I would highly recommend!

Carrington is very near to the train station and there is a tour bus stop just across the road. We had a 3rd floor spa room with a view which had a large spa bath. The bed was firm and we slept well on it. The room could have done with a luggage stand but that is a minor thing! As the main dining room only opens for dinner from Wed-Sun, we ate at the city bank brasserie both nights (good pub food). The public lounge & bar are both very comfortable and welcoming - during the day, you can get scones, bar food and drinks there. I am glad that we chose to stay for 2 nights instead of doing a day trip from Sydney because we then had a full day to explore the area (Blue mountains explorer bus + Scenic world pass was a great combo) . I bought the explorer bus pass from the hotel reception (discounted!) and the scenic world pass online - this was cheaper than buying the combo pass from Blue mountain explorer. The hotel staff were all helpful and friendly.

Wow what a beautiful old world hotel so welcoming and helpful with everything rooms are clean and warm Breakfast was delicious and the lounge seating area with the fireplace is a great way to wind down with a drink or afternoon tea we will be back

This is a vintage building but all the things are so fresh and clean. The internal design let u feel it's a family house instead of hotel. We were five ladies stayed at two connected rooms. The rooms are large and the beds are comfort. Only stay there for one night, would be back again and stay longer. Oh, the location is convenient too.

My husband, 4month year old and I stayed at the beautiful Carrington Hotel for a weekend getaway in the mountains. The building itself is stunning and all staff were so welcoming - from the reception to the wait staff which made the experience all the more enjoyable. The port-a cot was so comfy for baby, she slept for 5 and half hours straight..the first time in four months! The continental breakfast was included which we found really good value for the price. We had everything we needed during our stay. This was our first family getaway with baby, and we will definitely be back soon!

Stayed as a group of five ladies for a weekend in connected rooms, and it did not disappoint. Rooms are large and quiet, beds very comfy, great for a group. Hotel lounges are bar areas are great for relaxing and catching up over a drink, although the competition for the lounges can be a bit like the hunger games in busy time periods. Bar snacks only available during the day. Continental breakfast is ok. Cooked options also available for extra cost. Lots of restaurants in close walking distance with a variety of choices and budget options, from cheap and cheerful to more extravagant. Staff very friendly and helpful. grounds and building are being restored and it is a grand old building. Only downer was a hobo-type person loitering around who leapt out of the bushes on Saturday night and starting ranting at us. Would definitely stay again as great location.

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.

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 903 reviews