The Blue Mountains are among Australia's greatest hidden treasures. This is an ancient land, and the Mountains are part of the original Australia. This is still wild country, so wild that a prehistoric tree, the Wollemi pine, was only discovered a few years ago. Mountains accommodation is top of the Australian range, and it's designed to match the mountain environment.
The Top 5 Hotels in the Mountains are a very diverse range of luxury accommodation, including authentic modern Australian bush designs and the best and latest in amenities.
Note: The Blue Mountains is a World Heritage listed area. Development is restricted, and accommodation is limited to approved building types. The result is some of the best authentic Australian heritage accommodation in the country.
The Top 5
1. Jemby Rinjah Eco Lodge
Located at famous Blackheath, this is an eco-tourism type of accommodation, with strong environmental credentials. It's a complex of beautifully made timber cabins, with that look of luxury which makes a family holiday so much more fun for everyone.
This place has everything, including:
- Baby sitting
- A conference center
- Buffet breakfasts
- Organic meals
- Airport service
This is "sustainable" enough for anyone, and it all happens before you even go and check out the mountains. Not to be missed.
2. Echoes Boutique Hotel & Restaurant
Located in Katoomba, the heart of the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Echoes is the epitome of the mountains at their best. This is a small hotel with a nice, intimate atmosphere, not crowds. Everything is available in-house, and you can really relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. That's the best way to live in this area, with a lot of space and freedom to live and breathe. Echoes is a heritage hotel, one of the authentic buildings in an authentic Australian environment.
3. Bunjaree Cottages
Bunjaree Cottages are located on 22 acres at Wentworth Falls, one of the Blue Mountains premier attractions. The cottages are solar powered, and fully self contained. These are real family places, built with fantastic native timber and real Rosellas in the back yard. If you've never had a chance to see the original Australia, now's the chance.
4. Echo Point Motor Inn
The Echo Point Motor Inn is located opposite the world famous Three Sisters. This is the highlands of the Blue Mountains, in the right place for everywhere you'll want to see. In fact, you're right next to some of the Blue Mountains greatest places from Echo Point, including the legendary Megalong Valley, Katoomba Falls, and Leura Cascades.
5. The Greens of Leura Bed and Breakfast
The Greens is located in another of the big name Blue Mountain areas, Leura. It's a true classic style B & B, with theme rooms inspired by authors and poets. Children over 12 are welcome at The Greens, and if the kids have never seen the real bush before, this is the place. The Greens is a beautifully designed timepiece, a real vision of yesteryear, with modern conveniences. Typical of Blue mountains hotels The Greens is beautiful and special.