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Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa Sydney, Australia
Why book...
  • Beautiful Hotel and Spa in heart of scenic Blue Mountains
  • Surrounded by countless hiking trails and mountainous activities
  • One-and-a-half hour drive from Sydney
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Immerse yourself in a secluded world surrounded by soaring mountains and plunging valleys; the dense, shady expanses of an ancient forest; deep, winding caves hewn into towering sandstone cliffs - all lying below an endless, cloudless, azure sky. Lilianfels is tucked away in the secluded mountainous town of Katoomba, which lies high above the Jamison valley, affording breath-taking views and endless opportunities for outdoor pursuits in a place that is as unique as it is beautiful.

The multi-award-winning Lilianfels offers only 85 rooms and suites - promising an intimate and friendly stay which caters to your individual needs. This is the ultimate destination for those who appreciate both being outdoors and appreciating the beautiful natural scenery, and being steeped in blissful, quiet luxury.

Property facilities

The property is surrounded by two acres of well-manicured, emerald gardens and boasts a tennis court and heated outdoor infinity pool, looking out over the valley. The hotel also boasts a 24-hour reception, a library, a games room, a DVD library, access to Wi-Fi, and an in-house boutique and gift shop.

Food, drink & entertainment

Lilianfels' own Darley's Restaurant is an award-winning eatery, serving up culinary delights made with only locally-sourced and fresh ingredients from an A La Carte menu, as well as an extensive Australian wine list. Take breakfast in The Orangery, and enjoy a gourmet high tea by day, and cocktails and light meals by evening in the hotel's lounge and bar. Alternatively, you will find many bars and restaurants in nearby Katoomba.

Sport, games & activities

Relax your mind, body and soul in Lilianfels' comprehensive day spa, which features four private treatment rooms as well as a sauna, steam room and herbal bath. For something a little more active, take a dip in one of the two pools, take part in a yoga class, challenge your partner to a tennis match, or - if you're really intent on keeping your fitness regime up - work out in the hotel's gym.

Don't forget to take full advantage of your surroundings when visiting Lilianfels; there are countless trails, hikes and treks around the beautiful Blue Mountains and Jamison Valley. Try horse-riding through the wilderness, or taking a train-ride up the world's steepest passenger train track for a fantastic panoramic view of the beautiful expanses.

Room facilities

The luxury of Lilianfels is truly distilled in the guest rooms. From the marble en-suite bathrooms to the posturepedic beds, to the complimentary daily newspaper and fully-stocked mini-bar, via the usual range of essential amenities, you will never want for anything.

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Sprawled across the South-East coast of New South Wales, between the Tasman Sea and the stately peaks of the Blue Mountains, Australia's first city was founded in 1788 by Captain Arthur Phillip, and has grown exponentially ever since to become the 12,367km² multicultural metropolis that it is now.

Sydney is the perfect destination for those seeking a holiday that is brimming with a variety of unforgettable activities, sights and experiences. Spend a day learning to catch a wave on the world-famous white-sand crescent that is Bondi Beach, or lose yourself in the shopping districts of the towering city. Take a stroll around the beautiful natural harbour by day, or take a dinner cruise by night, taking in the lit-up landmarks of the harbour while being served a delicious, world-class meal.

To truly immerse yourself in the region's beauty and history, a holiday in Sydney's Blue Mountains is an experience not to be missed. A one and a half hour drive from Sydney, lovers of outdoor pursuits will love breathing in the pristine mountain air, swimming in secluded, crystal-clear billabongs, and hiking to natural outlooks to best view the stunning forest-covered scenery stretching out below like a viridian blanket. For gastronomically-guided guests, Hunter Valley is Australia's oldest wine-growing region, boasting over 150 cellar doors. Hunter Valley's cultural focus is strongly pointed towards providing the best in local wine, food, and art; and plays host to a great number of events and festivals based around these subjects.

Sydney & Sydney Area facts
Flight time:
22 hours
Time difference:
10 hours
Currency:
Australian dollar
Flying from: Birmingham, Gatwick, Glasgow, Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle
Best time to go

Sydney's weather is influenced by the East Australian Current, which is at its strongest in Sydney's summer - between December and March. During this time of year, warmth from tropical North Queensland travels down to Sydney, and water temperatures average at around 22°C - perfect for swimming. Summer in Sydney often brings temperatures upwards of 30°C, and sees the city and it's beaches host a large number of festivals, including Mardi Gras, Tropfest and the Sydney Harbour Party. If you are looking for a holiday brimming with sandy beaches, exhilarating water-sports and enormous parties, then this is the ideal time of year for your visit.

Things to do

Sydney and the Sydney Area truly does have something to cater to every guest's desires. When staying in the city itself, the bank of activities is almost bottomless. For a diverse cultural tour of Sydney, try visiting The Aboriginal Heritage Museum, the outlandish Sydney Museum of Words and, for an artsy souvenir, The Balmain Markets. Take a once-in-a-lifetime whale-watching breakfast cruise, or go snorkelling with starfish and baby sharks at Gordons Bay. Embark on one of the many guided tours around Sydney and its surrounding areas, learn to surf like a true Sydneysider on one of the city's seventy beaches, or take a shopping trip to the designer outlets and glittering boutiques that line Sydney's shopping precincts.

Food & drink

One-third of Sydney's population were born overseas, and the city's range of cuisine reflects this diversity of culture. A different taste sensation lies around every corner in Sydney, from delicious, cheap street-food at the Chinatown Night Market or Harry's Cafe De Wheels; to a gourmet meal with a spectacular view of Sydney Harbour at Quay Restaurant - which currently sits comfortably at number sixty on The World's Best Restaurants list.

Hunter Valley is the wine capital of Australia, and many of the vineyards have award-winning, in-house restaurants. As well as this, there are several restaurants that advertise themselves as BYO - bring your own...wine, that is. This way, you can source your own locally-made wine during the day, and bring it with you to dinner, ensuring a perfect and custom dining experience.

In the evening

Wander through Sydney at dusk and you will find bars, pubs and clubs brightly illuminating the streets and rooftops. Slip into the cosy Fortune of War - the oldest pub in the city - to find a wide selection of beers and wines, while listening to the live music sets in this almost 200-year-old venue. To gaze over the incandescent moonlit city from above whilst sipping a jewel bright, sugar-rimmed cocktail, go to Bar 11; located on the eleventh floor of the Four Points by Sheraton building on Sussex street.

Health & entry requirements

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.

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