HOTEL BLUE is your perfect home base in the Blue Mountains. After a day spent discovering all the Mountains have to offer, return to our Guest Lounge and bask in front of the open log fire, enjoy a game of pool or cards, or unwind in our INDOOR SWIMMING POOL & HEATED SPA. Refresh yourself with a relaxing drink in our intimate PARLOUR BAR, featuring a wide selection of beers, wines and spirits, and particularly showcasing the produce of regional wineries and breweries. Our elegant in-house SISTERS BLUE RESTAURANT offers fine modern Australian cuisine, with an ever-evolving menu, while our vibrant street-side CAFÉ 88 is a great place for a relaxing cup of coffee.
Allow yourself to step back into yesteryear, amidst the rich art-deco style furnishings. The ornate flocked wallpaper and the elaborate chandeliers capture the essence of a bygone era, celebrating the Hotel’s 1920s heritage.
CONVENIENTLY SITUATED half-way between the centre of Katoomba and the world-famous Three Sisters, Hotel Blue is the perfect base from which to explore Katoomba and soak up the majestic beauty of the Mountains. No matter where you venture, Hotel Blue won’t be far away, being only five minutes’ walk from Katoomba’s central shopping and dining district, and only ten minutes’ stroll from Echo Point’s World Heritage-listed views of the iconic Three Sisters and the Blue Mountains National Park.
At the end of the evening, our comfortable GUEST ROOMS await you, each equipped with a private en suite, AUSTAR-Foxtel television channels, tea- and coffee-making facilities, fridge and heater. WiFi access is also available throughout Guest Rooms and Hotel public areas.
Check in from: 2:00 pm
Check out by: 11:00 am
CONFERENCE FACILITIES Hotel Blue & Conference Centre is ideally equipped to host small-to-moderately sized conference groups. In contrast to large inner-city hotels, where small groups may be easily overlooked, we specialise in offering uniquely personal service in both the planning and execution of group events. Even for smaller groups, this can include exclusive use of all Hotel facilities, including Board Room, Lounge, Bar, Restaurant, Swimming Pool and Spa.
Full-day and half-day conference packages are available, and include room hire, lunch, and morning and/or afternoon tea. Individual or twin-share options are available for accommodation. Ask us for some creative suggestions for team-building activities and group excursions.
Find us at 88 Lurline Street (corner of Merriwa and Lurline Streets), centrally located within the town of Katoomba in the Blue Mountains.
GETTING TO KATOOMBA BY CAR From Sydney, Katoomba is approximately 90 minutes’ drive west along the Great Western Highway (Route M4). Take the Katoomba exit (on the left) and turn left at the first round-about into Bathurst Rd. Then take the second turn on the right into Lurline St. Hotel Blue will be on your left after 800 metres.
GETTING TO KATOOMBA BY TRAIN From Sydney Airport, take the AirTrain to Sydney Central Station (15 minutes). From Sydney Central, take a train on the Blue Mountains line, bound for Katoomba, Mt Victoria or Lithgow. Disembark at Katoomba Station (2hrs 15 minutes).
FROM KATOOMBA STATION Hotel Blue is 15 minutes’ walk from Katoomba Station following the driving direction above. Taxi cabs are also readily available. The Blue Mountains Explorer Bus is also a great option:
BLUE MOUNTAINS EXPLORER BUS The Explorer Bus is a tourist bus with a great live commentary about the Blue Mountains. Departing every 30 minutes approx. between 9:45 am and 4:30 pm from Katoomba Station, the bus route services all points of interest in Katoomba and Leura, including train stations, shopping and dining districts, hotels, waterfalls and scenic lookouts, including Echo Point and the Three Sisters, and Scenic World’s rides, which are a great way of taking in the spectacular views of the Mountains. Your Explorer Bus ticket is valid for the duration of your stay in the Blue Mountains (up to 7 days). Tickets are $38 for adults, with concession fares available for children, students and pensioners.
A limited number of free on-site car-parking spaces are available. Ample free street parking is also available on two sides of the Hotel (Lurline Street and Merriwa Street).