Carrington Hotel

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

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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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Past events

The Blue Mountains Country Jamm for Genes

24th May

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Carrington Hotel Katoomba is the venue for what will be the social event of the Blue Mountains...

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Paracon Australia 2015

23rd May

Australia's only Paranormal Conference featuring two full days of lectures, workshops, investigations, screenings and more on a wide variety of topics....

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Impressions - The Story Of Our Learning Conversational Forum

21st May

Korowal School in the Blue Mountains is hosting a conversational forum, Impressions - The Story Of Our Learning at 6.30pm for 7.00pm start at the...

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The Simple Act of Reading - Sydney Writers Festival 2015

19th May

It is in the simple act of reading where we exercise those two most sacred of human vocations: compassion and creativity’ – Junot Diaz. Debra Adelaide’s...

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Helen Razer and Bernard Keane : A Short History of Stupid - Sydney Writers Festival 2015

19th May

In an age of instant knowledge, how did public debate become so stupid? Helen Razer and Bernard Keane take their incisive knife to the decline of reason...

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Joan London : The Golden Age - Sydney Writers Festival 2015

19th May

Tegan Bennett Daylight talks with one of Australia's finest and most admired writers, Joan London, about her life and work, and her recent novel The...

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Helen Macdonald : H is for Hawk - Sydney Writers Festival 2015

19th May

British author Helen Macdonald’s H is for Hawk has won both the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction and the 2014 Costa Book of the Year Award....

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New Voices - Debut Fiction - Sydney Writers Festival 2015

19th May

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Dr Dark Memorial Lecture: Future Shock, Again? - Sydney Writers Festival 2015

18th May

Dr Eric Dark, husband of Australian novelist Eleanor Dark, was a doctor and political activist. He wrote that true health involved a person’s physical,...

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Lee Kofman : The Dangerous Bride - Sydney Writers Festival 2015

18th May

Lee Kofman writes beautifully and fearlessly in her quest to discover if non-monogamy can be ethical, and whether settling down in life and love can ever...

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James Bradley : Clade - Sydney Writers Festival 2015

18th May

In his new novel Clade, award-winning novelist, poet and critic James Bradley confronts one of the major themes of our time: how will we live in an...

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Patti Miller : Ransacking Paris - Sydney Writers Festival 2015

18th May

As Montaigne said, ‘bees ransack flowers here and flowers there and then make a honey entirely their own’. In her new book, Ransacking Paris, Patti Miller...

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Zia Haider Rahman : In the Light of What We Know - Sydney Writers Festival 2015

18th May

Zia Haider Rahman’s dazzling and internationally acclaimed debut novel In the Light of What We Know is a powerful meditation on class, belonging, and the...

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Storytelling: Aboriginal Histories and Making Change - Sydney Writers Festival 2015

18th May

Storyteller Debbie Evans (Yamakarra!) and historian Heather Goodall (Making Change Happen) both draw on oral histories to tell stories of people, place...

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The Great Art Deco Ball

7th February

With over 216, 000 Views on YouTube, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters prove beyond doubt that their 1920s-30s swing, true to the hot jazz...

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Lady Luck Festival at The Carrington Hotel 2015

16th January

The Lady Luck Festival will reignite in 2015 with everything custom, culture and old school! Join in the fun to celebrate the 1950s! By day Carrington...

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