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Reviewed 10 August 2015

This motel is out of town - too far to walk comfortably. The exterior will leave you wondering what you signed up for, and the greeting from the owner (?) may leave you wondering further (he turned out to be quite friendly, but I was put off at first). But the room itself was surprisingly comfortable, very clean, and well...

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Thank you for taking the time to offer a review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 9 August 2015

This is a clean, quiet motel that is convenient for a Blue Mountains stay. We used it as our base for 5 days of walking activities. The managers were friendly and happy to oblige our requests for help and information.

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

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 August 2015

My wife and I went up to the Blue Mountains for a short retreat. We chose the Three Explorers as it was on the cheaper side of the hotels available, but neither was it backpacker. We weren't disappointed at all. The room was very nice; relative to the price. On arriving the heater was on, given it was extremely cold...

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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.

Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Only a 300 meters from ths 3 sisters and walking distance to the main st free wifi for tge kids and in winter electric blanks . Very clean and friendly staff quiet and close to everything. Would recommend to family and friends

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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.

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 19 July 2015

A two night mid week stay in this older and very well located motel just ten minutes walk to Echo Point and the Three Sisters. Nicely refurbished, warm and cosy (including electric blanket if you want to be extra toasty) and a very comfortable base for our non stop 48 hours in the beautiful Blue Mountains. Appreciated the comprehensive local...

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Thank you for taking the time to offer a review on your recent stay @ the 3 Explorers Motel, Pleased that you enjoyed your stay & your time in the Blue Mountains.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 13 July 2015

This is one of those motels that is a pleasure to visit. We arrived on a very cold night to a friendly welcome at reception and an already toasty, pre-warmed room!. The rooms are spotless and nothing is too much trouble for the hosts. We had a family room which was nicely renovated. The beds were comfortable and the location...

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Camden, Australia
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Arrived here with family on a recent cold evening to a warm welcome, both from owner and the fact that he already had the heater going in the room. Very considerate. Family room was large enough, clean and well appointed. Located only a few minutes walk from Echo Point. We only stayed one night but we felt it was good...

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Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Arrived in the cold pissing down rain to this gem. Had a giggle with the man at the desk who reminded me of my grandad. Gave us great local pointers and map and had already turned on our heat pump!!! Sweetie!!! Room was so warm and welcoming. I think for the price we paid it was worth it. Shower had...

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Sydney, Australia
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...

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Maleny, Australia
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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Address: 197 Lurline St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Price Range: $126 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 3 Explorers Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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3 Explorers Hotel Katoomba
3 Explorers Motel Katoomba, Blue Mountains
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#2 Family Hotel in Katoomba
#4 Luxury Hotel in Katoomba
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“Queen bed and a single bed was excellent for three travelers. We were on first floor and had a wonderful quiet room.”
AnnaC682, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms were great, whether upstairs or downstairs.”
StephG34, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“all rooms seem good”
stephenb541, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ground level out the back.”
, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Some of the rooms are upstairs so may want to specify ground floor.”
sarahnorris99, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
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