Echo Point Discovery Motel
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Echo Point Discovery Motel

18 Echo Point Rd, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780 Australia
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#4 of 8 motels in Katoomba
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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At Echo Point Discovery Motel you can enjoy a premier motel experience which caters for a variety of travellers including the adventure seekers, groups and coach tours. As the closest motel in Katoomba to Echo Point and the Three Sisters Lookout, we pride ourselves on our proximity to natural wonders and adventure, whilst remaining a quiet and serene place to rest your head at night. Echo Point Discovery Motel is a proud link in the Equeva Accommodation Group chain.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Self-serve laundry
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
First aid kit
Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Tile / marble floor
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Centrally Located

Location

18 Echo Point Rd, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780 Australia
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 72 out of 100
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Michael_latitude33S wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in one of the Premier Queen rooms. This is a classic old style motel so don't expect glossy city hotel type fittings and fixtures- more a retro feel. That said, it is clean, comfortable and excellent value for money. The breakfast (cheaper if booked with accommodation) was well done with a good variety of options and really friendly service from the staff. Despite recent bushfires, the Blue Mountains area is still mostly unscathed and needs its visitors back to enjoy this beautiful area! The motel is a short walk to the views of Echo Point, one of the tourist highlights of the region.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Maps822490, Front Office Manager at Echo Point Discovery Motel
Responded 6 Mar 2020
Thank you Michael for your review and feedback which we value and take into consideration in order to provide a great service to all our guests. We do encourage people to see our beautiful region and with the recent bush fires now behind us there is so much to see here and we were happy we could accommodate you in your travels. Also we are excited to announce we are going through renovations as early as next month so that's something we've been wanting to do for a while. Hope to see you in the near future. Kind regards, Maria - Reception
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Rin H wrote a review Aug 2020
Sydney, Australia12 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We decided last minute to visit Katoomba, in the hope for snow! We found this little gem when looking at where to stay. A great budget motel, and exactly what we were after.. Super cheap price! You only spend time in your room to sleep, so we couldn't have asked for more. Room was clean enough (noticed a few spiderwebs in the window corners which could be cleaned), great size beds, very comfy, great location - a very quick 4 min walk to the Three Sisters, and close enough to all other attractions. The lady was lovely at check-in.. I would definitely recommend, and would definitely stay at again...
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Date of stay: August 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Maria Sialava'a, Guest Services / Front Office at Echo Point Discovery Motel
Responded 27 Aug 2020
Hi, Thank you for your review. We are pride ourselves in our location and what better back drop than the Three Sisters only a short stroll away. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon.
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Loz wrote a review Jan 2021
Sydney, Australia19 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
For the price, we were happy with this dated motel. Checkin took a while (waited 30 mins for reception), rooms were clean, a bit of a musty smell came from the old carpets. Showers were nice and hot. Room was warm. Parking right in front of room. Location was amazing... short walk to the three sisters. There was no breakfast offered at the time.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Metropole Staff, Accounting / Finance at Echo Point Discovery Motel
Responded 10 Jan 2022
Thank you for you review, and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, Reception
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MurielJoan wrote a review Mar 2020
Brisbane, Australia42 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 3 nights, while it is an older establishment, we have had a wonderful stay. The staff could not be more accommodating. Nothing is a problem, they were helpful with our sightseeing trips and our room had everything we required. Breakfast was lovely in a great heated dining room with a full selection of food to surely satisfy the fussiest people. The rooms are clean with well stocked amenities.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Maps822490, Front Office Manager at Echo Point Discovery Motel
Responded 8 Mar 2020
Thank you for your review and feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we aim to provide a great over all experience for all our guests. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Kate- EPDM Team
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Michael W wrote a review Mar 2020
Austrlia3 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Have been staying at this motel regularly over many decades, and has always provided value for money, and with the new owners the hospitality is still great. A top location, very close to the Echo Point viewing platform which is presently under some serious renovation work. The staff are very helpful and friendly and carry out their duties in a professional manner. The breakfast served from 7:30 am is recommended. The motel is dated ,but upgrades are in progress. I will definitely be returning. Thank you Echo Point Discovery Motel for a very pleasant three day stay, but you could have arranged for better weather, though I guess we shouldn't complain about the rain
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Maps822490, Front Office Manager at Echo Point Discovery Motel
Responded 6 Mar 2020
Hi Michael, Thank you for your review and feedback which we appreciate in order for our motel to provide a great overall experience for everyone. We are happy you enjoyed the facilities and excited to announce that our motel will be going through much needed renovations starting as early as next month. We want you to continue staying with us in the future and whether it is our location or value for money we are sure to accommodate your needs despite the rain lol. Kind regards, Maria - Reception
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ChrissieWilliams81 wrote a review July 2020
Wyong Creek, Australia1,142 contribution101 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I spent two nights here as a quick Mountains getaway. The price was incredible and the location is literally a few steps from Echo Point!

You get a cute bottle of fresh milk upon check in and staff were super helpful, recommending dinner places that were perfect.

Being midwinter, it was very cold outside. Our room was toasty warm and our electric blanket was on upon arrival.

Facilities include: shower, microwave and kettle. Tea and coffee and biscuit packs too.

Off road parking so you can explore Katoomba without paying the Echo Point premium parking price. A short drive to central Katoomba, shops, restaurants and cafes.

Very quiet and peaceful. Can’t wait to book again soon.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Brett drinkwater, Other at Echo Point Discovery Motel
Responded 31 July 2020
Hi Chrissie . Thanks kindly for taking time out to review us. One can see that you have fallen in love with the Blue mountains and its surrounds. We hope to see you again in the near future
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RenArwin wrote a review Apr 2021
Sydney, Australia67 contributions61 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We rented family room for 2 adults & 2 teenagers. The inn location is 5 minutes walking distance to Three sisters starting point for main look out & information centre. If you don’t drive car, the inn can be reachable by bus from train station, as there are blue mountain transit bus & blue mountain hop on hop off bus stops at the Three Sisters main information centre. Room is spacious enough for 4 of us, all beds are comfortable with 2 pillows each, pillows are 2 types for side sleeper & back sleeper, room is clean with microwave & small fridge. The cleaners missed a spot in the fridge to clean but it’s not a big problem. Bath towels, soap bar & shampoo is provided. Need to bring your own hair dryer, toothpaste & toothbrush. The place is good for short stays.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Metropole Staff, Accounting / Finance at Echo Point Discovery Motel
Responded 29 Dec 2021
Thank you so much for your review during your stay with us. We love to hear about our guests experiences during their stay! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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chrissy3114 wrote a review Dec 2020
32 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed at Echo Point motel a few times now and find its great value for money and staff are very personal and friendly. We got to check in early after a long drive which is lovely of the Staff at reception. Everything you need is supplied and breakfast is plentiful and fresh. I find staff are amazing at this motel and thats why we will be returning soon.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Metropole Staff, Accounting / Finance at Echo Point Discovery Motel
Responded 10 Jan 2022
Thank you for you review. We enjoyed having you stay with us and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, Reception
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ChrissieWilliams81 wrote a review Dec 2021
Wyong Creek, Australia1,142 contribution101 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We try to stay here every school holidays (I’m a teacher). We had been booked for July, but then lockdown happened. We booked last minute and still got a great room.

Check in was closed as it was Boxing Day, but calling the after hours number and getting our key was very easy.

Our room was spacious, warm and clean. Even though there were quite a few guests the motel is very quiet at night.

The shortest walk to Echo Point for beautiful views. Warm comfy room when the weather is bad. I am a runner and this location allows you to run around the town centre or along nearby trails easily.

The new breakfast option at The Metropole is fantastic! Full hot buffet breakfast in a 1930s hotel down the road for $18.

This place is a hidden gem that we will keep coming back to!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book the downstairs rooms for easier access and quieter rooms.
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Response from Metropole Staff, Accounting / Finance at Echo Point Discovery Motel
Responded 29 Dec 2021
Thank you so much for your great review during your stay with us. We love to hear about our guests experiences during their stay! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Rowan M wrote a review Sept 2022
Geelong, Australia127 contributions31 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose this motel because it offered Dog Friendly Accommodation. When booking the accommodation we were thinking how good the location looked on the map being just up from Echo Point and the Three Sisters. On arriving and emptying everything into the room from the car we set off for a walk with our very Furry Family Member. How great it was after only walking about a street block there it was right in front of us Echo Point and the Sisters. Very Impressed. We stayed for 2 nights and the motels location was absolutely perfect to walk to all the main walkways around Echo Point, Katoomba Falls, Scenic World and so on easily with Furry Boy.. The Motels room was clean and well presented but dated but you pay for what you get. The other great thing about the motel location is that its only a few minutes drive just up the road to the towns city centre. Which adds another great feature to the experience of this Motel is that it was nice and quiet at night..
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Date of stay: August 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Echo point Discovery Motel, Guest Services / Front Office at Echo Point Discovery Motel
Responded 17 Sept 2022
Hello Rowan, Thank you for your review, it is an amazing location. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Answer from Mary L
Melbourne, Australia51 contributions53 helpful votes
The Motor Inn requests you let them know if you are to arrive out of hours. That is to be done before 1900 hrs and arrangements will be made. This can be done on the email. The room is heated and air conditioned. When we were there there was no mosquitos and we had no need to open windows.There is no heater in the bathroom but the water is wonderful and hot.
Answer from Hannah L
2 contributions
If you are staying at Echo Point Motor Inn you can take advantage of the free Blue Mountains Explorer Bus which leaves from The Carrington Hotel just near Katoomba Station and drops you off at Echo Point. Alternatively there is a taxi stand just next to Katoomba Station and the trip will cost approximately $8-$10. It is not far to travel at all.
Jeanette D wrote a tip Mar 2024
Brisbane, Australia20 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If looking for a comfortable quiet night sleep within walking distance to 3 sisters this is highly recommended for a stopover "
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Kim S wrote a tip Feb 2024
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Close to lookout, scenic world & Katoomba town."
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knaeole wrote a tip Aug 2023
Honolulu, Hawaii20 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be mindful of the office hours and after-hours check-in procedures should you plan on arriving after 4pm. "
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SARAH260998 wrote a tip May 2023
Crescent Head, Australia99 contributions68 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Walk across to the lookout or pay $8 parking fee"
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Jillian M wrote a tip May 2023
Kingston, Australia50 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book direct from the website for best price. 5 mins from Three Sisters and 15 minutes from main street. They have started renovations."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$128 - AU$164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
echo point hotel, echo point motel
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Echo Point Motor Inn
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesBlue MountainsKatoomba
NUMBER OF ROOMS
38
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Frequently Asked Questions about Echo Point Discovery Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Echo Point Discovery Motel?
Nearby attractions include Echo Point Lookout (0.4 km), The Three Sisters (0.3 km), and The Giant Stairway (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Echo Point Discovery Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, breakfast buffet, and free internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Echo Point Discovery Motel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Echo Point Discovery Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Echo Point Discovery Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Echo Point Discovery Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Darley's Restaurant, Pins on Lurline, and Katoomba Canton Palace.
Are there any historical sites close to Echo Point Discovery Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Leura Post Office (2.5 km).
Is Echo Point Discovery Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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