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4.4 out of 5

"Wow! What can I say! This was one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at. Beautifully restored, furnished with exquisite antiques, so many gorgeous ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 22 Jan 2023

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Hotel Description

The Carrington Hotel places you in the heart of Sydney, steps from Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and 1.7 km (1.1 mi) from Prince Henry Cliff Walk Trailhead. Highlights at this historic hotel include free continental breakfast, free self parking, and a bar/lounge.

Old City Bank Brasserie serves international cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Other amenities include 2 restaurants and free WiFi in public areas. Each morning free breakfast is served.

Places within a 30-minute walk of this 3.5-star Katoomba hotel include Leura Cascades and Leura Mall.

Premier Room, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$196* Per night/room 13 Feb. - 14 Feb.

Premier Room, Balcony

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premier Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Carrington Hotel ratings based on 333 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Carrington Hotel

Everyone (226) Couples (83) Business (1) Family (20)
5 out of 5
Wow! What can I say! This was one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at. Beautifully restored, furnished with exquisite antiques, so many gorgeous rooms to choose from to sit and read, the library or billiards room or lounge. Bedrooms are beautifully furnished with the highest quality fittings. A lovely breakfast in the Grand Dining Room is included and is very generous. The lounge is also a lovely place to share a tasting platter of gourmet local produce over some carefully selected wines. Staff are attentive. What more could one ask for!

Posted by on 22 Jan. 2023

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5 out of 5
Loved our one night stay at the carrington!

Posted by on 16 Dec. 2022

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2 out of 5
Perfect position and checking in was delightful and very accomodating . Sadly in the morning after my shower i discovered soiled ingrained stains on the buttock area of the robe I found in the dresser. Not fresh , the robe had been well laundered to the state of feeling like sandpaper. So maybe new robes are needed Then later that morning after having breakfast off site i was profiled and told to F off by the GM After he assumed I wasn’t a guest ,informing me the car park was only for hotel guests. He then argued with me aggressively Before swearing at me . I then walked back to reception and heard him relating a completely false account of the incident to his staff , hearing him say “that’s him “ as he went into another room No longer feeling safe i checked out a day early This form of aggression and bigotry was not expected from the hospitality industry in 2022 and is a very bad look for this once grand hotel . Disability access and functional use of this premises is poor verging on dangerous Not LGBTQ friendly managment

Posted by on 14 Dec. 2022

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4 out of 5
Spacious and very pleasant. Good choice of fees for various budgets.

Posted by on 2 Dec. 2022

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5 out of 5
Heritage style and old charm. Very friendly staff. Clean and welcoming. The lift is a bit tricky to open. 😊

Posted by on 28 Nov. 2022

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4 out of 5
Charming historic hotel with fantastic mountain views, very relaxing with good friendly service.

Posted by on 7 Nov. 2022

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5 out of 5
Everything about our stay was excellent from the ease of checking in and parking in the undercover parking garage, the efficiency and friendliness of staff, dining options available, lovely room and view to the ease of checking out. Will definitely be back.

Posted by , from Claremont Meadows on 2 Sep. 2022

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4 out of 5
This is an amazing old hotel full of character. I love the bar and the lounge rooms and the dinning room. A great place to relax and drink cocktails.

Posted by on 23 Aug. 2022

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4 out of 5
We stay here a lot. We love the Carrington. The hotel is beautiful. Our room was a little disappointing, a bit tired. But still clean and nice. Everything was great but the staff in the bar are rude and hostile. We have never experienced this at the carrington before. The rest of the staff were fantastic. One girl in particular with long brown hair and a face like a slapped bottom. She needs to smile, learn how to speak to customers and become friendly.

Posted by on 23 Aug. 2022

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4 out of 5
It was a wonderful stay in a building of such charm and character. Only disappointment was the wet weather, and lack of undercover access. Hopefully the next time we come it will be fine weather.

Posted by on 4 Jul. 2022

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Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. A library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly The Carrington Hotel. Free self parking is available. This Victorian Sydney hotel is smoke free.

  • 65 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • Built in 1880
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Train station: Katoomba Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Carrington Hotel offers 65 accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. 30-inch LCD televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Heating
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily.

The Carrington Hotel has 2 restaurants serving lunch and dinner.

Spa Services

  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 50.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Smoke detector
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety
  • Property does not offer on-site COVID-19 testing
  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 50.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Carrington Hotel
  • Carrington Hotel Katoomba
  • Carrington Katoomba
  • The Carrington Hotel Katoomba, Blue Mountains
  • The Carrington Hotel Hotel
  • The Carrington Hotel Katoomba
  • The Carrington Hotel Hotel Katoomba

You should know

  • Guests may experience noise disturbance due to nearby construction work.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.