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Fairmont Resort Blue Mountain Blog Review

Guess where we stayed at Blue Mountain?

During our road trip in Sydney, we made a stop at the Blue Mountain for a 3 days 2 nights stay. Searching for a hotel at the Blue Mountain was much harder than we thought. We wanted a place where it can fit all 4 of us, reasonable price and close to Scenic World. 

There were not many options to choose. There were a few apartments, a handful of hotels / resorts and plenty of vacation homes. Our search on booking.com brought us to Fairmont Resort Blue Mountain. 
Fairmont Resort Blue Mountain

Fairmont resort is a part of MGallery by Sofitel, a renowned hotel chain. Located at Leura, it is about 10 minutes' drive from Katoomba  and a 5 minutes' drive from Leura City. It is a resort targeted at family. There are plenty of things for kids to do at the resort. Given that we were travelling in Winter and night activities are hard to come by at Blue Mountains, we looked forward to a resort that can cater for some night activities for kids.

Hotel Lobby
Checking in was a breeze with our booking from booking.com. We parked our rented car in the car park (Free) and even had 2 plush ducks complimentary from the resort to welcome us.

The Rooms

We managed to book a room that came with 2 queen size bed that fits 2 adults and 2 children. Another option available was a room with a King Size Bed. If you need more space, you could also opt for interconnecting rooms or consider suite options.
Fairmont Blue Mountain
Rooms were fairly new and came with bathroom amenities. It was not a huge room but decent enough for a family of 4.
Bathroom Amenities

Price was a decent AUD $275 per night including breakfast. We were also surprised with a Scenic World Package for 4 to be used on weekdays (worth AUD $160). With breakfast and a scenic world package, it made this one of the best hotel deals we had during our road trip to Sydney.

* As of June 2018

Book your stay at Fairmont Resort at this booking.com link

As mentioned earlier, breakfast was included in our package.

You can opt to eat in the dining area or the sunroom that faces the mountains.

No prize for guessing which option we chose.  Breakfast was a western breakfast buffet. Meals are suitable for kids with hash browns, pancakes, eggs as part of the menu. Juices, coffee and tea are freeflow too.

Breakfast at Fairmont Resort Blue Mountain

Given the cost of having a meal at the Blue Mountains, a similar meal outside could easily cost upwards of AUD $100

There are three restaurants a Fairmont Blue Mountain.  If you prefer not to drive out in the evening, at least you have options in the resort.

Embers Restaurant
After a meal, you can have your drinks at the Sublime Lounge.
Sublime Lounge
The best part about Fairmont Resort Blue Mountain is that they have a pocket of space for all ages to relax and unwind.

The adults can head to the library for a quiet read, while teenagers can have a game of billiards. Other activities for adults include golf, spa and seaway tours.

The best part of the resort is reserved for kids.

There is Dane's room and the Magic Kingdom for kids. Dane's Room is a play area meant for younger kids under 4, while the Magic Kingdom is a giant jungle gym design for ages 5-13.

Just next door, there is the Mirror Maze arcade that has a mini mirror maze and arcade games for kids. Just these 2 areas would be sufficient to entertain the kids in the evening. There are also shows on the selected date in the 128-seater cinema if you need a break from games.

If you are heading there in the summer, you might want to take a dip at the outdoor pool and indoor heated pool. Given that it was almost close to 0 degrees while we were there, we decided to skip this option. In fact, there are more things for kids to do during a specific period ( i.e. school holidays). You can take a ride on the Fairmont Express train, Merry Go Round, Ride-on for kids and holiday activities. Kids club are also available during the Australian school holidays. Since we were there in June, it was relatively quiet as it was still a school term in Australia.

What to do around the Resort

Visit Scenic World and take a picture with the 3 Sisters

Scenic World is located about 10 minutes away at Katoomba.  Here you can explore Blue Mountains via Skyway, Railway, Cable Way and Walkway.

Take a 5-minute drive to the Sublime Lookout

This lookout is located at the end of the road from Fairmont Resort Exit. Sublime point is an amazing lookout with views of mountains and valleys beyond what the eye can see.
Sublime Point
Take a Road Trip to Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves is located about 1.5 hours from Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains. With a wide variety of caves to choose from, it will be an adventure to explore these amazing formations from the ancient past. 
Jenolan Caves

Visit Katoomba Town

During our stay at Fairmont, we made a few trips to Katoomba. If you plan to have dinner outside the resort, this is the place to head to as the shops in Leura closes early for dinner. You can also do some shopping Big W, Woolworths and Target while you are there.

We hope you enjoyed our review of Fairmont Resort Blue Mountain. If you are planning a stay there, do book from the following link.

Book your stay at Fairmont Resort at this booking.com link

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