Carrington Hotel

  • Phone: (02) 4782 1111
  • Address:
    Carrington Hotel
    15-47 Katoomba Street
    Katoomba, NSW 2780
  • Rating:
    8/10

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Mon- Sun 7am - 10pm
   

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Description:

The Carrington has a long and rich history spanning almost a century and a quarter since her establishment by Sydney hotelier Harry Rowell.
Opened in 1882 as The Great Western, this Grand Old Lady soon became a popular mountain retreat for international visitors, the elite of Sydney and those eager to see the natural wonders of the Blue Mountains.
Renamed 'The Carrington' in 1886, in honour of the then Governor of New South Wales, Lord Carrington, the hotel was extended by its new owner, Mr F C Goyder who is credited with the creation of The Grand Dining Room. With its extended and upgraded facilities, The Carrington gained even more acceptance as a world class establishment.
By the early 1900's The Carrington's reputation as the premier tourist resort in the Southern Hemisphere was undisputed and the newspapers of the day often cited her as the only rival to Raffles within The Empire.
Sold in 1911 to Sir James Joynton Smith, who introduced the famous stained glass facade, The Carrington entered a new phase and quickly became known as the honeymoon destination of choice, and this remained so for the next half a century.


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Sally Seltmann 2014 Australian Tour

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A 20s Afternoon with Phryne Fisher

24th February

Roaring 20s Festival, join Charlotte Smith, owner of The Darnell Collection, and Kristen Dunphy, scriptwriter for series two of ABC Televisions Phryne...

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The Great Art Deco Ball

23rd February

Part of the Roaring 20s Festival, dress up for this lavish 1920's Grand Ball at the Carrington Hotel, inclusive of a three course dinner, a three hour...

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Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival 2013

8th February

The Blue Mountains Ukulele Group presents one of the most unique and fun events of the year with the Fourth Annual Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival! Friday...

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Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival 2014

7th February

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The Great Art Deco Ball

1st February

Part of the Roaring 20s Festival, dress up for this lavish 1920's Grand Ball at the Carrington Hotel, inclusive of a three course dinner, a three hour...

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Wines of the West Festival 2014

25th January

The eleventh Wines of the West Festival will be held again in the opulent Grand Dining Room of the Carrington Hotel. This event showcases many of the...

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Lady Luck Festival 2013

19th January

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Lady Luck Festival 2014

17th January

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The Blue Mountains Country Jamm for Genes

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Crossing the Blue Mountains with Food - Good Food Month 2013

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The Old City Bank Brasserie celebrates the crossing of the mountains with a main course of local ingredients and a glass of matched Central West wine at...

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Oktoberfest

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Join the locals in the beautiful Blue Mountains for Oktoberfest. Plenty of fun for the whole family! Enjoy traditional music by German bands which is sure...

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Joy of Spring Festival 2013

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Some Kind of Dialogue

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Gay Paris at The Carrington Hotel

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Book Launch: Jane Skelton - Lives of the Dead – Sydney Writers Festival

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Sydney Writers Festival in the Blue Mountains

13th May

Come along to the Sydney Writers Festival in the Blue Mountains and enjoy some of the activities on offer including: Poetry walks with National Parks and...

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The Snowdroppers @ The Carrington Hotel

18th January

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Jive Bombers @ Carrington Hotel

15th September

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Sydney Writer’s Festival 2012

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Join us for a drink and an entertaining hour of poetry to launch new collections by Mark O’Flynn (Untested Cures), John Watson (Four Refrains and Occam’s...

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14th May

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14th May

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Fire Tree & Ollie Brown @ Carrington Hotel

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Amber Lawrence Australian Tour 2012

7th January

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