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Echo Point and Echoes Boutique Hotel
The location and reasons to visit:
In the Blue Mountains, about 90 minutes drive from Sydney, Australia, at a place
called Katoomba. The only thing there really is the wonderful views. Katoomba itself
is an awful place, just a few streets of the cheapest shops imaginable. I wouldn’t
want to go there after dark!
Review of the Echoes Boutique Hotel, New South Wales, Australia:
Well, it’s a boutique hotel, which in my experience does not sound good, but actually
it was excellent. The service and quality of food were excellent. The view from the
first room I was given was not good, so I upgraded to a room with a view for about
an extra AU$ 50 per night. The continental breakfast was included in the room price,
with an optional hot-food breakfast available for a reasonable price. Both options
The bar wasn’t open all afternoon, but it’s a nice environment for lunchtime or pre-dinner
drinks. Then there’s the most unique aspect of the hotel – the amazing view from
the restaurant. It would have been nicer for me to have been there at a warmer time
of year to have been able to sit in one of the two outside dining areas, both having
spectacular views, but the views from the indoor restaurant are the same – simply
spectacular. A really excellent hotel.
The only negative aspect was that, while everyone was nice and the service was good,
they were all a little bit too business-like, with no real connections being made
between them and their guests. Maybe that’s the policy of the owners.
The Three Sisters rock formation at Echo Point.
Another view from Echo Point, five mins. walk from the hotel.