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3 Explorers Motel
Ranked #9 of 15 Hotels in Katoomba
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Reviewed 17 June 2015

What a fantastic find. Not only is this the cleanest, best presented motel we have stayed at, but the proprietor was by far the most friendly and accommodating business operator. In addition to a very warm welcome and tips on beating the tourist buses to some of the best local attractions, they had also turned on the heater in our room prior tonarrival ( a small detail, but greatly appreciated in winter in the Blue Mountains). The family room was well furnished and had ample space and the location of the motel itself is ideally positioned within walking distance to Echo Point, saving you the cost of parking.

  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled with family
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Thank you for taking the time to offer a very kind review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, delighted that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, pleasure having you & hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 8 June 2015

My husband, daughter and I stayed two nights in this motel. The position is perfect, just a walk down to Echo Point to get the best view of the Three Sisters, a chocolate maker across the road and a walk in the other dircection for dinner. Management are so nice and helpful the room was very comfortable and warm and the beds were great! The service of having my washing done was very nice, coming back to my washing all done and folded on the bed was lovely. The recommendation for dinner was perfect and advice on parking etc in town. Would highly recommend this venue.

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  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled with family
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5  Thank sharon s
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3ExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2015

Thank you for taking the time to offer a very kind review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, delighted that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, pleasure having you & hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 31 May 2015

Great location just a short walk to the 3 sisters at eco point.
Only a short drive into town but in a very quiet area. The manager was helpful and friendly. we had a ground floor spa suite. quiet nice in size. With a good heater for the colder nights.

  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank stephen b
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3ExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2015

Thank you for taking the time to offer a very kind review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, delighted that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, pleasure having you & hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 28 April 2015

Room very comfortable, great heating, very clean. For the price good value. Need a car if you want to go to town centre. Walking distance to main walking tracks, 3 sisters, echo point etc. stayed 2 nights. Would recommend.

  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Elizabeth H
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3ExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2015

Thank you for taking the time to offer a very kind review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, delighted that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, pleasure having you & hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 20 April 2015

We stayed 3 nights in 3 Explorers. Room was a decent size for 4, a microwave meant that you could do some cooking in the room (proprietor can supply plates). It is a convenient walking distance from the Three Sisters, which we were lucky to see on a beautiful clear day. Free wifi, helpful proprietor.

When it is raining there is not a lot to do except the Jenolan Caves, which are world class - 90-100 minutes away on a narrow road, get there early for easier parking (otherwise a long walk up/down the hill), take your own food and drink. The Orient Cave is fantastically ornate, a few such as River Cave also get booked up in advance.

The Leura toy museum is worth a visit for kids (high quality preservation) and the Wentworth Falls are a great walk if not raining.

Very close to the motel is Pins restaurant, with superb Osaka (and other international) cuisine, one of the best restaurants in NSW. Otherwise you need to drive into town (free parking at Coles) for food and shopping. Katoomba (like Leura and other villages) has some great second hand bookshops and antiques galleries.

  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled with family
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3ExplorersMotel, Manager at 3 Explorers Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2015

Thank you for taking the time to offer a kind review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, delighted that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains, pleasure having you & hope to see you again.

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Additional Information about 3 Explorers Motel

Address: 197 Lurline St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Katoomba
#4 Luxury Hotel in Katoomba
Price Range: $119 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 3 Explorers Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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