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The Cecil Guesthouse

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Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed 5 April 2013

We stayed here for one night and paid $60 for 2 beds in a 4 bed room, which we shared with another traveller. At reception there is a sign which states that this is NOT a backpackers but a guesthouse. However, it seems strange to have shared 'dorms' in a guesthouse. In general the house is very run down. You...

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TheCecil, Manager at The Cecil Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi there, We are in the process of changing from a backpackers to a guesthouse - the room you stayed in is the last dorm room which will be gone soon. The dorm has been left to honor our final reservations for that room. During the move back to a guesthouse, backpackers are getting a share-room bed and continental breakfast...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 23 March 2013

Been staying here for years for the music festival weekend and seen the old place in various incarnations. Under new management again, management seems to change every couple of years, and definitely back to a guesthouse and not a hostel anymore. The current managers are continuing the previous managers refurbishment and are doing a good job. The problem is that...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 February 2013

The Cecil looks pretty ramshackle from outside, but inside it is all old-fashioned comfort. The shared bathrooms are dated but well-maintained, as are the bedrooms. Just off the main street, it was very convenient for the Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival held at The Carrington, which was the reason I was in Katoomba. Good complimentary Continental breakfast in the sunny dining...

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Wirksworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2013

The Cecil's friendly new owners are working hard to turn it round after years of neglect. They deserve to succeed. It's comfortable, clean, centrally positioned - and you get a very good complimentary breakfast thrown in. Excellent value!

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TheCecil, Manager at The Cecil Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you Derek. We're glad you both enjoyed your stay.

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 30 January 2013

When we arrived at this guest house it was obvious it needs some TLC. But once inside our opinion changed. The rooms, though small, are spotless and the beds very comfortable. We had a standard double room without an ensuite..but the shared bathrooms are easily accessible on each floor and they were always spotless.The games room and loungeroom were a...

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Amsterdam
Reviewed 24 January 2013

its a charming old building. it needs some renovation but it has new owners since december who are working hard to get everything in order. cheap clean room with breakfast with nice raisin bread. would defenitely go back next time.

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UK
Reviewed 13 January 2013

The guesthouse is more hostel then hotel. The hotel needs ALOT of maintenance to make the place liveable. The windows are rotten and the wind blows through the frames. We had an ensuite with the "best view in the hotel". The view was beautiful, bgut that is where the beauty stops. There were LARGE COBWEBS hanging from the ceiling. The...

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TheCecil, Manager at The Cecil Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi there, I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your stay. Thankfully we have dealt/are dealing with all of the above since you've left. Windows are currently being fixed up and re-painted, new staff and a new cleaning regime takes care of the cobwebs. The curtains we use are not shower curtains, however, and never have been. We are a small guesthouse...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 January 2013

Located on a side street off Katoomba's main road, the sign for The Cecil Guesthouse can be easy to miss but it is an easy walk from the station. Stepping into this place is a step back in time - into soft maroon carpets, dark wood paneling, and antiquarian furnishings. My room was clean and cozy with plenty of warm...

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2012

We spent one night at the Cecil Guesthouse and booked a double room with en-suite (which turned out to have possibly the worlds smallest en-suite!). The room was spacious but tired. However did offer good views. The breakfast included is a basic continental breakfast. We would say that this place is more for backpackers than those expecting a B&B.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 19 November 2012

The hostel is located about 10 mins walk from Katoomba station, can be quite misleading with inadequate directions to the hotel. The hotel's has a century of heritage and has this quaint rustic charm. The pictures on the walls tell a story which dates a very long time back. The hotel has a games room and a huge dining room...

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Hello future guests,It is our pleasure to announce that The Cecil is under new management as of 02/12/12. We are in love with The Cecil and passionate about making your stay a pleasurable experience rather than just a bed for the night.We look forward to ensuring you enjoy your stay.Cecil Management ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Cecil Guesthouse

Address: 108 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Hotel Class:2 star — The Cecil Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
The Cecil Guesthouse Blue Mountains/Katoomba
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“rooms choose NONE”
Dipster3, 22 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Make sure you get the room you paid for. Pay as you go and not in lump sum at beginning.”
496jlw, 11 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Top floor facing the back, views with glimpse of mountains”
caffegelato, 26 Aug 2013 | Read review
“;ask for a ground level room if stairs aint your thing ;there is parking available on site”
Natalia1g, 18 Aug 2013 | Read review
“The rooms 30 to 34 have the best view of the valley and they get the morning sun. There are some creaky boards in the old place but it all adds to the character”
Gemlister, 29 Jul 2013 | Read review
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