The best Blue Mountains accommodation is often an extravagant retreat overlooking the vast national park. These secluded hideaways with comfortable suites and private balconies are the perfect base for exploring the Blue Mountains attractions, walks and fine dining.
Looking for the best Blue Mountains hotels? Browse our wide range of accommodation and find the perfect retreat for your next holiday. The following Blue Mountains hotels have won over guests with their grandiose rooms, on-site dining and luxe facilities.
Getting to the Blue Mountains
By Car: Approximately 90 minutes from Sydney, arriving in Katoomba.
Nearest Airport: The nearest airport to the Blue Mountains is Sydney Airport, about one hour away via car.
By Train: Approximately two hours from Sydney, leaving Central Station and alighting in Katoomba.
This spectacular retreat combines old-world elegance with art deco interiors and offers majestic valley views. A sleek black-and-white colour scheme adorns each room, complementing the king-size beds and upmarket toiletries. Most of the rooms and suites also have small balconies with views over Megalong Valley.
This Blue Mountains hotel has multiple on-site dining options. Firstly, Wintergarden is known for its delectable high tea. While Boiler House serves fresh pizza, seafood hotpot and pasta. On top of that, you can also sip tea and local beer, wine and cocktails in the Asia-inspired tearoom and bar, Salon Du The.
Read more about The Wintergarden and Boiler House in our blog on The Best Dining Experiences in the Blue Mountains.
Part of a select group of Blue Mountains resorts, Lilianfels is a charming escape. You’re honestly followed by Blue Mountains vistas around every corner! Their on-site dining is a constant delight. From the extremely popular Lilianfels High Tea to the degustation menu at Darley’s and seasonal breakfast at Orangery.
Housed in a heritage building, this accommodation highlights traditional décor and Jamison Valley views. Lilianfels individually decorated Executive Suites include extravagant furnishings, while the Deluxe Spa Room is our pick for its two-person corner spa bath. Speaking of, don’t forget to book the relaxing Blue Mountains Massage at the on-site day spa.
Parklands Country Gardens and Lodges is a few minutes from the Govetts Leap waterfall and lookout. It’s a luxurious Blue Mountains retreat set among 11 hectares of manicured gardens that attract native birdlife with picturesque plants.
Garden Suites are part of the charming cottages. They come with king-size beds, rain showers, ornate gas fireplaces, mini bars and private garden patios. Alternatively, book the Loft Room if you prefer top-floor accommodation with a private entry, raked ceilings and views over the hotel’s gardens.
The Carrington Hotel is a Heritage-listed Blue Mountains hotel in the centre of Katoomba. It exudes traditional elegance and charm throughout its finely furnished suites with four-poster beds, claw foot baths and leather lounges. On top of that, many of the rooms have private or shared balconies overlooking Jamison Valley.
If you love hotels with on-site dining, then you’re in for a treat at The Carrington. Let’s start with the Grand Dining Room, which appears almost identical to how it looked in 1887. Then there’s Champagne Charlies, the trendiest cocktail bar in town. Also Harp and Fiddle, a lounge bar with deep leather couches.
Here’s a boutique offering by the acclaimed MGallery by Sofitel. This Blue Mountains retreat offers spacious and modern rooms and suites overlooking Jamison Valley or Leura Golf Club. It’s within 10 minutes’ drive of Leura Village and Wentworth Falls.
Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains caters to wellness travellers and families in the Blue Mountains. Their wellness offerings include a gymnasium, pools, walking trails and morning yoga. Families with young children love the Fairmont Express train ride, merry-go-round, Mirror Maze Arcade, cinema and pony rides.
This historic Blue Mountains accommodation features Heritage Rooms with spa baths and crackling fireplaces. It’s the Mountain View Villa that really appeals undoubtedly for its private balcony, log fireplace, full kitchen and Blue Mountains vistas.
There are multiple options for self-contained accommodation, including spa suites in the historic tower. Visit the Jamison Views Restaurant for a relaxed breakfast buffet or gourmet dinner alongside world-class views of Jamison Valley. It also hosts live music every Saturday night whereby you’ll see many talented locals playing popular tunes on the Chickering baby grand piano.
Fall in Love with These Opulent Blue Mountains Retreats
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