Where to stay in the Blue Mountains

Where to stay in the Blue Mountains

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 04/22/2020

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Stay the night in the lush greenery that is the Blue Mountains!

Instead of trudging back to the inner city of Sydney after your trip to the lush rainforest of the Blue Mountains, why not stay the night? The accommodation ranges from wow-factor luxury to budget friendly gems, all within close distances to the best attractions and activities around. Ready for this weekend getaway? Here are our top picks for the best places staying in the Blue Mountains!

  • For a luxurious stay: Lilianfels, Katoomba

    If you aren’t worried about going over budget, head to the glorious Lulianfels! A place of luxury, style, and stunning scenery nestled right in the heart of the Blue Mountains center. Only metres away from the famous Three Sisters, even offering views of it from your hotel window if you are lucky! This hotel doesn’t just a place to sleep, but also features a fine-dining restaurant, spa treatments, and stunning mountain views!

  • For Adventurers: Love Cabins

    Held on 240 hectares of private bushland, this unique range of accommodation options is perfect for those wanting to get lost in the outdoors. Cabins range from small and modest stays, to large treehouse, to even a primitive-style Enchanted Cave. No matter which one you pick, you’ll get views of the lush greenery of the property, seeing the gorges, creeks, mountains and rainforests that feature throughout.

  • The Best hostel: The YHA, Katoomba

    For the best accommodation that won’t empty your pockets, YHA wins by a mile! Perfect for those interested in a cheap but comfortable overnight stay. Those looking to make friends can choose to room in the dorms, whereas others who like a bit more privacy can fork out for the slightly more expensive private rooms. The staff are open and friendly, more than willing to sit down for a drink or two and tell you tales of the nearby region. Head to the staff desk in the morning before your trip, and they might even tell you a couple secret spots not in the brochures!

  • The Best for Family Trips: The Fairmont, Leura

    This stunning 40-hectare property has five boutique self-contained suites perfect for couples. Each of the Eagle View suites has views of the surrounding valley and/or lake, cosy gas log fires and spa baths; although self-contained, guests can order breakfast hampers and special dining packages including cheese and wine, and fondue for two… so there’s no reason to leave the comfort of your room.

Related article: The Blue Mountains YHA

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.