Escape to the Mountains

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Last week, Saucer and I had the chance to go for a little escape to the Blue Mountains for the weekend. We were there with several of his colleagues, and we stayed at the Fairmont Resort in Leura. Arriving there on a Friday afternoon, we were greeted with a blanket of white fog surrounding the resort, not to mention the freezing cold temperature. It certainly didn’t look like a good start to our getaway. Brr..

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Fairmont Room

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Lobby area

The Fairmont Resort lobby was huge and inviting, with solid timber floors and comfortable leather couches. The first thing I wanted to do was to sink myself into the couches! But we had more important stuffs to do – checking in!

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Newly refurbished recently

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Lobby couches

Apparently the resort was recently refurbished, which revitalized the over-sized rooms and suites with a contemporary makeover that pairs distinctive pitched ceilings, designer armchairs, distinctive hound cushions, luxurious woolen throw rugs, gourmet mini bars, and high-end amenities from the Gardenia and De Luxe Spa ranges, with large, modern ensuites, flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi internet access in all rooms.

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Spacious room with King size bed

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Plush and comfortable couch

Indeed, Fairmont kept its promise of spacious rooms and refurbished furniture, because we were really pleased with how new everything was. The bed was big and comfortable, the couches were new and spotless and the toilet was generously sized. I loved that they provided hair dryer in every room, because it is a big concern for us girls with long hair, especially in cold climate places like the Blue Mountains. The availability of an iron is useful for those attending conferences and meetings too, so that they could still look smart with nicely pressed shirts.

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Toilet and sink

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Bathtub

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Toilet amenities

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Digital safe, iron, kettle and hair dryer

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Comfortable living area

If there was one thing that I could pick on, it was the fact that we found the pillows provided too high and firm for us. We had a hard time adjusting our heads comfortably for a good night’s sleep at first, but later on got used to it. There were some alternative pillows available in the cabinet as well, so we found those to be slightly better than the ones on the bed.

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Generous amount of pillows

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Coffee and tea

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Mini bar

As usual, the coffee and tea area were well-stocked, so was the mini bar. But it goes without saying that items in the mini bar are usually sold at a premium. After checking in, we got around to explore the hotel facilities. There was an outdoor pool and jacuzzi available but they were off limits during that weekend due to maintenance. Fortunately, they have a similar pool and jacuzzi indoors, with heated water. So that was perfect! We spent quite some time swimming in the indoor heated pool and jacuzzi, perfect in the cold weather.

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Outdoor pool and jacuzzi

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 Billiards room

During our first evening, we spent most of our time indoors since the weather was not very accommodating outside. Most of the guys had some beer while enjoying a game of pool or snooker in the Billiards room. There was also a mini library next to the Billiards room, if you prefer some quiet time to yourself. Overall, I would say that Fairmont Resort met most of our expectations and even surpassed some of them, for a great resort located in a great location. We would be happy to recommend this to any travelers interested to visit the Blue Mountains in the future.

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Fairmont Resort, Leura Blue Mountains

Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains
1 Sublime Point Road,
Leura NSW 2780
Australia
Tel: +61 2 4785 0000
Fax: +61 2 4785 0001
Email: reservations@fairmontresort.com.au
Website: www.fairmontresort.com.au

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8 Comments
  • November 26th, 2012 5:23 PM
    foongpc

    What a nice resort! Looks spacious, comfy and clean! : )

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    It also helps that it has just been recently refurbished! :)

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  • November 26th, 2012 5:36 PM
    suituapui

    Mountains? Ooooo…I like!!!! Place looks really nice… How much? Not cheap, I’m sure… Serviced apartment, simple one in NZ already some RM400-500… *faints*

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    I think it costs circa AUD200+ per night?

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  • November 26th, 2012 5:43 PM
    Sean

    i like the look and feel of this place. it feels like it has color and character, unlike many usual hotels which have sleek but sterile looks :D

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    I know what you mean.. and I feel the same way too. We’re also lucky to visit when it has just been refurbished :)

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  • December 3rd, 2012 12:04 AM
    ciki

    Looks cozy! Nice that you guys have time for many great getaways!

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    iamthewitch Reply:

    Yeah! And it’s good to know that there are so many fabulous places to go to within driving distance here :)

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