Hotel was excellent in a great position a little away from the town centre so nice and quiet but only two minutes drive to town centre, close enough to Katoomba and Scenic world and closer to Jenolan Caves than Katoomba. Hotel was very clean even if decor is quite dated the size of the rooms (stayed in two bedroom apartment) made the stay with my two kids very comfortable. The girl working at the check in desk seemed like i was interrupting her and she had bad day when i checked in which wasnt very welcoming. The Games room and the heated pool was awesome for the family. TV could have been a little bigger for such a large room however loved staying at the Redleaf and would definately go back every time. Jenolan Caves was awesome and cant wait to go back.
If you want a quiet and secluded couples escape then secret valley escape is perfect. The room was cosy and well appointed, and settling down in front of the log fire was an ideal break in our busy holiday.
One thing to note is that, while billed as self catering, the room didn't contain an oven, although there was a hob, microwave, barbeque and lots of utensils and equiptment so as long as you are aware of it this isn't a problem. The manager was extremely helpful and friendly and when we mentioned that we had brought something that needed an oven she kindly let us use hers.
There is nothing quite like waking up in your own cabin in the mountains, seeing wild kangaroos out of the back window, then spending an hour in the hot tub on the veranda before being greeted by a pair of alpacas when you leave!
Used as a base to explore the blue mountains, close to katoomba town centre by car. Recently updated rooms very comfortable with air con or heating cleaned to a high standard with excellent house keeping daily. A lovely pool area outside great for relaxing after hard days exploring the area. Would defiantly stay again
My wife and I stayed at the Best West Alpine. It is about a ten dollar taxi ride from Katoomba station and across the road there is a bus stop that allows you to use the Hop on Hop Bus. There is a fee for this service.We stayed fir two nights and the unit was cleaned each day and the bed was made. In some motels if you stay more than one night, this does;t always happen. The front desk was very helpful, and there is restaurant right next door, with great food and a very friendly staff. Highly recommend Best Western Alpine Motel.
Perfect for the solo traveler...
I arrived late late evening, exhausted. The night crew took care of me to get me into my room with little fuss ~ they are to be awarded for their kindness! This is all about location in this sea side town. Anything further would not have worked unless you fancy walking in the dark or taking a bus to get into the city center. And, I'm a avid walker.
The pool if you have a chance to utilize it is quite amazing with a sandy beach included right at the hotel. The breakfast was convenient as well. As for pricey, Australia is pricey unless you are on a shoe string budget. This extra few $$ was worth the effort to book this hotel. Overall, hotel was clean and friendly. They do need to work on getting WIFI into their rooms ~ only available in the very spacious lobby area.
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