We booked this hotel via trail finders in the Uk and I must confess it was not up to the usually high standard we have come to expect when booking through them. Don't get me wrong our stay was nice enough just not great.
Our room definitely had 'echoes of the past' as reference by other travellers but my take would be that it was a bit tired and need of a spruce up. We had all the usual amenities: good bathroom, TV even a sofa in the room which was quite spacious. However the bed was dreadfully uncomfortable, and there were quite a few stairs to negotiate from reception to our room and the general standard of the decor in the property wasnt what I had expected for the price/star rating. The breakfast was excellent and although the hotel was clearly not very busy, the choice and quality were very good.
Katoomba itself was interesting, we enjoyed a fantastic lunch at the Old city bank pub (well worth a visit) and enjoyed a visit to the 3 sisters.More