Leura Gardens Resort Blue Mountains Australia
From the station, I went by taxi to the resort, about an $8 fare at the time. If you're driving, the hotel has free parking almost at your door.
Be aware that the tour trolley and buses operate only until 5 p.m. Nightlife is little or none. The Blue Mountains resort towns shops close as early as 4 p.m. when the day trippers have gone back to Sydney. Leura Gardens and Fairmont resorts are stops on the one-way tour bus circuit of the Blue Mountains tour route.
Room at Leura Gardens Resort Blue Mountains Australia
This resort is on a sprawling property across from the golf course, and a few minutes walk to the Fairmont resort.
At the time of my visit, Leura Gardens had been sold and the new owners had not yet taken over.
Update: This hotel is now the Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort.
The only restaurant open at this time was the Breakfast cafe near the swimming pool, though a second restaurant was open on Friday and Saturday nights.
I found this out after I checked in. If you are driving (free parking near units), it's easy enough to go into Leura or Katoomba for meals.
Another view of room at Leura Gardens Resort Blue Mountains
The rooms were a good size, with a desk area and luggage rack, etc. and an iron and ironing board in the closet.
The shower and sink are separate from the toilet, each room with a window.
Like most hotel rooms in this part of Australia, floors were carpeted.
There was no bar or licenced area at the resort open over the four days of my visit.
There was a free internet computer in the lobby.
In-room Coffee Making Bar Fridge area at Leura Gardens Resort
With no restaurant open once breakfast was done, I usually had lunch wherever I happened to be -- in Katoomba or Leura, or at Scenic World.
For dinner I could bring take-away from town, or have a light dinner of yogurt, fruit, cheese, etc, in the room.
You can hop off the trolley and tour buses in Katoomba near a Cole's grocery store and a liquor store, get some groceries etc and hop back on the next bus.
Just be sure to let your driver know that you will want a ride 'home'.
I also could have walked a few minutes to the Fairmont for dinner, but somehow I never did.
Rooms have Private Balcony with Table and Chairs Leura Gardens Resort
The private, covered balcony was a lovely spot for morning coffee or evening glass of wine.
The lush tree canopies housed lots of singing and chirping birds, and late each afternoon, cockatoos made their noisy way to roost for the night.
Covered corridors to the office / lobby area are outside the rooms so rainshowers or storms were not a problem.
The restaurants are in different buildings.
Keep in mind that hotel rooms are or should be renovated every few years. The current owners may well have updated the property but the 'bones' likely remain the same.