Pleasant stay a long walk from town
Posted Mar 22, 2016
Katoomba was packed for a weekend concert, but we found a room at the BW. The directions on Google Maps was misleading, and we took about half an hour to figure out where and how to walk the 900 m from the train station to the hotel. The hotel is a long walk along not well marked street and path. The room smelled musty when we stepped in, but the air cleared with the window open and the heater on for about 20 min. The hotel manager was really helpful in assisting us figure out how to get to the train station when it was raining (use the Hop On - Hop Off bus, a brief walk). If you stay at the BW buy a ticket and the bus will do the scenic loop and can drop you off near the end of the route for a brief walk to the hotel. Also will pick you up to return to the station. The stay was pleasant. The room is on par with average motels in the US. For Katoomba, the motel is better than average.