CONVENIENTLY SITUATED half-way between the centre of Katoomba and the world-famous Three Sisters, Hotel Blue is the perfect base from which to explore Katoomba and soak up the majestic beauty of the Mountains. No matter where you venture, Hotel Blue won’t be far away, being only five minutes’ walk from Katoomba’s central shopping and dining district, and only ten minutes’ stroll from Echo Point’s World Heritage-listed views of the iconic Three Sisters and the impossibly blue Jamison Valley.
GETTING TO KATOOMBA BY CAR
From Sydney, Katoomba is approximately 90 minutes’ drive west along the Great Western Highway. Take the Katoomba exit (on the left) and turn left at the first round-about into Bathurst Rd. Then take the second turn on the right into Lurline St. Hotel Blue will be on your left after 800 metres.
GETTING TO KATOOMBA BY TRAIN
From Sydney Airport, take the AirTrain to Sydney Central Station (15 minutes). From Sydney Central, take a train on the Blue Mountains line, bound for Katoomba, Mt Victoria or Lithgow. Disembark at Katoomba Station (2hrs 15 minutes).
FROM KATOOMBA STATION
Hotel Blue is 15 minutes’ walk from Katoomba Station following the driving direction above. Taxi cabs are also readily available. The Blue Mountains Explorer Bus is also a great option:
BLUE MOUNTAINS EXPLORER BUS
The Explorer Bus is a tourist bus with a great live commentary about the Blue Mountains. Departing every 30 minutes approx. between 9:45 am and 4:30 pm from Katoomba Station, the bus route services all points of interest in Katoomba and Leura, including train stations, shopping and dining districts, hotels, waterfalls and scenic lookouts, including Echo Point and the Three Sisters, and Scenic World’s rides, which are a great way of taking in the spectacular views of the Mountains.
Your Explorer Bus ticket is valid for the duration of your stay in the Blue Mountains (up to 7 days). Tickets are $40 for adults, with concession fares available for children, students and pensioners.
Infants aged 0 to 2 and children 3 to 17Children
14:00 - 11:00Check-in / check-out
8:00 am - 9:00 pm Sunday-Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm Friday-SaturdayReception hours
A limited number of free, on-site car parking spaces are provided for guests, and are subject to availability.
Free, unrestricted street parking is also available, directly adjacent to Hotel Blue on both Lurline Street and Merriwa Street (the hotel is on the corner of these two streets).Car parking
Hotel Blue is your perfect home base in the Blue Mountains. After a day spent discovering all the Mountains have to offer, return to our Guest Lounge and bask in front of the open log fire or enjoy a game of pool or cards. Refresh yourself with a relaxing drink in our intimate PARLOUR BAR, featuring a wide selection of beers, wines and spirits, and particularly showcasing the produce of regional wineries and breweries. Our elegant in-house SISTERS BLUE RESTAURANT offers fine modern Australian cuisine, with an ever-evolving menu, while our vibrant street-side CAFÉ 88 is a great place for a relaxing cup of coffee.
Allow yourself to step back into yesteryear, amidst the rich art-deco style furnishings. The ornate flocked wallpaper and the elaborate chandeliers capture the essence of a bygone era, celebrating the Hotel’s 1920s heritage.
BLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
Hotel Blue is just 10 minutes' walk down the street from Echo Point look-out with its world-famous views of the Three Sisters. Echo Point is the starting point for endless kilometres of walking tracks in all directions, ranging from leisurely cliff-top strolls with spectacular views of the mountains and valleys, to more challenging walks which will also reward you with glimpses of the many lush rainforest pockets, cascading waterfalls and ancient forests.
To explore the rainforest in a more leisurely fashion, take a short stroll from Echo Point to SCENIC WORLD. The Scenic Railway, the world's steepest incline passenger railway, will take you from the cliff tops down to the depths of the rainforest, where you can wander amongst the majestic towering trees and explore the relics of the historic coalmines. Then you can glide back up through the treetops on the Cableway. A ride across the gorge on the glass-bottomed Skyway carriage, suspended 270 metres above Katoomba Falls, will let you experience some of the most spectacular views of the Blue Mountains.
The Blue Mountains have long been a favourite haunt of artists, writers and musicians. Katoomba is a hub of creative activity, that not only attracts those whose favourite retreat is the serenity of the deep blue hills, but also draws travellers who come to explore the myriad of antique and vintage emporiums, wander through the local art galleries and enjoy the thriving live music scene.
Hotel Blue & Conference Centre is ideally equipped to host small-to-moderately sized conference groups. In contrast to large inner-city hotels, where small groups may be easily overlooked, we specialise in offering a uniquely personal service in both the planning and execution of group events. Even for smaller groups, this can include exclusive use of all Hotel facilities, including Board Room, Lounge, Bar and Restaurant.
Deposit Types Accepted by this hotel and details of deposit
We accept Visa, AMEX, and Mastercard. Upon check-in, guests are required to provide an imprint of a valid credit card..