The Carrington is now our preferred place to stay for a quick getaway. For years we were loyal to the Hydro. But no more. The Carrington , unlike its racy but tacky renovated cousin at Medlow Bath, has retained its eclectic era charm. Who cares if we mix the soft curves and florals of late Victorian with Machine Age Modernism. Just adds to the charm.
And yes, the room does smell a bit mouldy and, yes, the paint's a bit chipped and the freshly ground coffee's a bit bitter but the service is always helpful, exuding old style mountain hospitality and 'can do' willingness.
Can't fault the continental buffet breakfast, featuring local produce or the Devonshire scones in the lounge under Tiffany style lighting.
And what's not to love with the genuine manual retro elevator? Almost easier to take the stairs. Almost.
But just a tip. Research the aggregated discount booking sites if you like, but we rang up reception in person and scored an unbeatable breakfast included price for both nights. Unbeatable...
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- The Carrington Hotel Katoomba, Blue Mountains