The Mountain Heritage was a step back in time. A refreshing change from the faceless bland, magazine styled hotels of today. The rooms and decor are not 21st century, more Laura Ashley chintz but are large, clean and welcoming. The views from some rooms of the Blue Mountains are worth the extra money. Huge bathroom which could do with an additional heating factor, it wasn't cold more cool. As the wind chill factor was -2 and snow was predicted we had to turn the reverse aircon heater up on arrival as the large windows made the room a tad chilly, but by the time we came back from drinks in the lounge it was toasty. A trick missed here though. We all fancied tea/coffee with cake/scones to see us through till dinner after a day sight seeing in the cold. Only hot drinks were available, not even a plate of biscuits as we were poliitely told they were not a coffee shop. There were other disappointed guests who were hoping to order similar. This was at 4pm in the afternoon. Surely it can't be too difficult to offer a small range of cakes or sandwiches etc. We ordered our drinks and raided the biscuits from our room and spent a pleasant hour talking to other cake free hungry guests in comfy sofas in front of a fire with spectacular views. Dinner in the restaurant was excellent. It's cold so make sure you close your curtains before going to dinner to keep the room warm. Slept well and opted for continental inclusive breakfast which included sliced meats and cheese (note to other hotels... continental is not just bread and pastries). And again that view. There was a wide choice of breads and English muffins for toasting, although in England your wholemeal/brown would be not be classed as wholemeal/brown but as off white! Plenty of fruit on offer. The staff were pleasant and polite and a Vietnamese guy was particularly engaging. One member of our party took advantage of the Spa and ordered a stress busting massage. Wifi was intermittent but in this location just sit back, relax and enjoy the view occasionally!
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- Also Known As:
- Mountain Heritage Katoomba, Blue Mountains
- Mountain Heritage Hotel Katoomba