We stayed at Skyrider motel last weekend 22-24th April 2016. We arrived late after reception had closed for the day (but phoned ahead to advise this). The owners went out of their way to make sure our room was warm and cosy on arrival and welcoming and left the code for the free internet in our room as well. It was so nice to arrive to a heated room with the lights on, on a chilly evening. The room was clean, spacious and comfortable with that 5 star look. Located close to Katoomba near the highway it was surprisingly quiet. We didn't hear any traffic noise inside our unit and only faintly outside. We enjoyed the gardens, the helpful tourist information supplied, local information on where to eat and being able to park in front of our unit. There was also a selection of games or DVDs to borrow at reception.
We recommend taking the long way into town around the scenic cliffs and lookouts around Narrow neck, scenic world and Katoomba falls. We got a lovely view similar to Echo point from Katoomba Falls. The bonus was that there is free parking at this location and also views of the falls as well as the valleys and cliffs. The walk up to the Katoomba cascades is worthwhile too. We had already been to Echo point many times so this was very enjoyable to see the 3 sisters and other scenery from a new perspective. We also spent time in town looking through a few of the antique shops and ate at the recommended hotel bistro for dinner which was lovely. We recommend this motel.
Katoomba is the main town in Australia’s Blue Mountains region. Stay in our Katoomba accommodation and experience the breathtaking views, clean mountain air and relaxed atmosphere. You can also use your Katoomba hotel as a base for exploring the rest of the beautiful Blue Mountains.
Surrounded by mountains, Katoomba sits at an elevation of 1030 metres and offers a number of excellent walks and hikes to some amazing natural attractions. During your stay in our Katoomba Hotels visit the falls of Jamison Valley that Katoomba takes its name from; Katoomba is the aboriginal word for ‘shining falling water’. Katoomba’s most famous natural formation however is the rocky pinnacles of ‘The Three Sisters’ at Echo Point.
Katoomba has long been a haven for artists, writers and general eccentricity, and it's no surprise. The magnificent landscape delivers plenty of inspiration right to your door. Stay at a hotel in Katoomba in June and experience the vibrant Katoomba Winter Magic Festival. Entertainment, arts and crafts, markets and workshops run throughout the Winter Solstice culminated in a single day’s celebration on June 20th.