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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Staying here would have been a 'this will make for a good story' adventure- like walking into a very dilapidated version of the hotel in The Shining - if it weren't for the insects and hardened stains in the bedding - we aren't fussy and only paid $100 so were expecting basic... but when you have to use a towel/parka/backpack... More 

Thank pen451
1 review
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The whole place has not seen a renovation since 1930. Talk about very basic rooms table and beds and not much else. If you like to wait for 5 minutes for the water to warm to a luke warm shower at best in a bath that has rust running through the middle of it. Could not wait to leave this... More 

Thank Mark W

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We called in for a drink on a Saturday afternoon. A nice fire was roaring, the beer was cold and the man behind the bar was friendly and welcoming. The place is old, but has everything you need for an afternoon drink.

Thank Hayley P
1 review
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

A random, drunken last minute stay with friends. The staff were great and very accomadating, it was so convenient. Downsides: No Tea & coffee, TV, or toiletries. The room did come with a old band aid on the floor and an awful smell. The shocking smell coming up through the drains so we couldn't bathe. Hopefully a renovation happens soon

Thank Amanda K
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45 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Unless you can sleep through the noise of the trucks roaring up and down the main road all night do not book this hotel. Noise is horrendous. Rooms are outdated and old and they don't have the basics such as hair dryers tvs or wardrobes or even shampoo. The heater in the room had little effect. Gotta feel sorry for... More 

1 Thank Thechaser54
Newcastle, Australia
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48 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Called into the Gearin at Katoomba. Probably the roughest looking pub ever, however, go into the dining room (very rough looking) and be amazed at the quality of the $10 specials. Why go to a rough looking hotel? We had a farm at Portland (other side of Lithgow) and always stopped at the Gearin for a quick meal. It's been... More 

Thank Graeme B
New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Paid $110 for an ensuite, no heater, no TV, no Tea/Coffee, one pillow each, the twizzler rod on both sets of venetians was made out of 3 broken pool cues taped together with an extra bit of folded up cardboard to make them just that little bit longer - what were they thinking? We will never stay here again, it... More 

2 Thank Dyson K
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2016

The Gearin is a very old hotel and sadly in need of refurbishment. However, we needed a room for the night during the recent Blue Mountains Music Festival and nothing else available. The bartender was working on his own, but was very pleasant and helpful, showing us to our room, which was clean but very basic. Mattress ok, pillows not... More 

Thank Betty H
Blacktown, Australia
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Food was amazing. Loved the chilli cheese bread. Had salt n pepper squid so tasty. Partner had snitzchel loved it and friend had a steak cooked perfectly. Would go back for sure. Great friendly service and the wait wasn't too long. Large portions, even for a light lunch menu option.

Thank Spookyqueen
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Stopped in for a beer after shopping the streets of Katoomba wth my wife. The bartender was very pleasant and along with the local clientele provided a lot of information about the area. Some very interesting conversations and everyone was anxious to help a visiting tourist. The hotel also had $10 dinner specials Mon-Thu. On Monday we had an excellent... More 

Thank Al L

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Additional Information about Hotel Gearin

Address: 273 Great Western Hwy, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Price Range: $80 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Gearin 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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 of 5 bubbles pen451, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
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“Didn't sleep here, only food and beer.”
 of 5 bubbles 45AlL, 28 Nov 2015 | Read review
“"Don't deal with the Licencee, I spoke to a nice young man called Michael who was quite charming."”
 of 5 bubbles brendonr720, 20 Dec 2014 | Read review
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