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Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

it is a traditional guest house in blue mountains. Beds are comfortable and you can relax in a lounge shared by guests.The log fire is lit in winter time and gives cosy atmosphere. Some facilities are shared but you sometimes get what you pay and for the price it is both comfortable and has old charm.

Thank pratibha46
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2015

Stay there for winter magic.. The place it dated and in need of help of a face lift. it is in a prime location off the main street but thats it. I know its a budget hotel but i have stayed there twice each time it got worst i booked last year 6month in advanced a room with ensuite and... More 


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Somerset England
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

We were on a budget and decided to stay here because of the reasonable rates. The whole building had seen better days and the first clue that some funds needed to be spent was the neglected tennis court and the hole in the window in the sitting room added to the feeling of crumbling glory. However there were comfy chairs... More 

Thank Rosamund M
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83 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Usually Celia & travel a bit upmarket but we were only over-nighting in Katoomba, playing music in a bar that night and then being picked up before dawn for a trip to Capertee Valley so paying as little as possible seemed sensible. And at the Cecil you pay as little as anywhere so ir represents very good value. Firstly the... More 

Thank drcolin
Pune, India
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34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2014

The Cecil Guesthouse is located off Katoomba Street and can be a bit tricky to find at night. There is a narrow alley leading to the guesthouse and its parking lot. However, the location is excellent as its very close to a Coles mart and the town centre which has many restaurants and shopping options. The room itself was a... More 

Thank Ruchir_Asthana
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2014

My daughter and I stayed here for two nights and thought the place was great value for money. The linen was crisp and clean, the breakfast generous, and there was a lot of space in the communal area to just sit and relax. It's situated down a little lane off the main street and can be easily missed if you... More 

1 Thank NZJellybean
Santa Barbara, California
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014

This hotel is not for those who like flawless modernity. The basics are all there - extremely clean and new linens, comfortable beds, and powerful showers. What requires some imagination and open-mindedness is the decor. An old boarding house - the wall paper, carpets and furnishings all seems to date between 1930 and 1970 (please note that I've put the... More 

2 Thank H_Kingsford
Melbourne, Australia
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552 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2014

We call the Cecil "faded glory" because it's a run down once grand guest house. We love the price ($80 for two midweek off peak including continental breakfast), the informality and we love the fact that it's tatty. Windows don't close properly and lightbulbs are sometimes scarce but we've always slept well and love the common areas where you can... More 

5 Thank Dianna C
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014

location good....but that is far as it goes. rooms were not ready, office a rubbish tip. Rooms well !way beyond repair.Old filthy...The staff on duty when we got there were on another planet. We left to book another hotel. We rang the staff on afternoon duty, he had no idea we were not there and were never going to be... More 

2 Thank Dipster3
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63 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We stayed here for one night . The location is excellent , only a short walk from the train station . The guest house is very old and is being currently renovated. Our room was quite clean and comfortable , The staff was extremely helpful. Lots of eating places close by , there is a grocery store across the street... More 

1 Thank kp_vy

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hello future guests,It is our pleasure to announce that The Cecil is under new management as of 02/12/12. We are in love with The Cecil and passionate about making your stay a pleasurable experience rather than just a bed for the night.We look forward to ensuring you enjoy your stay.Cecil Management ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Cecil Guesthouse

Address: 108 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Hotel Class:2 star — The Cecil Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
The Cecil Guesthouse Katoomba, Blue Mountains
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“rooms choose NONE”
 of 5 bubbles Dipster3, 22 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Make sure you get the room you paid for. Pay as you go and not in lump sum at beginning.”
 of 5 bubbles 496jlw, 11 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Top floor facing the back, views with glimpse of mountains”
 of 5 bubbles caffegelato, 26 Aug 2013 | Read review
“;ask for a ground level room if stairs aint your thing ;there is parking available on site”
 of 5 bubbles Natalia1g, 18 Aug 2013 | Read review
“The rooms 30 to 34 have the best view of the valley and they get the morning sun. There are some creaky boards in the old place but it all adds to the character”
 of 5 bubbles Gemlister, 29 Jul 2013 | Read review
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