Heritage Hotel Katoomba

The Palais Royale Boutique Hotel is a heritage hotel Katoomba. Located in the upper Blue Mountains, this heritage hotel is surrounded by beautiful views with the Blue Mountains National Park as far as the eye can see.

The Palais has a rich history dating back to 1896 when it was first constructed as two separate cottages. The Palais Hotel has a long and fascinating history during which it was a day and boarding school for ladies before becoming a guesthouse in 1912. Following this, a second story and the Grand Ballroom were constructed and The Palais became the number one place to stay in the Blue Mountains, maintaining a reputation for being the most charming accommodation for the most affluent guests in the region well into the 1950s. In the 70s, The Palais became the Commonwealth Bible College, with the famous ballroom used as a lecture theatre. It wasn’t until 1997 that the hotel was resold again and a multi-million dollar restoration began turning it into the exceptional hotel it is today! So for a stay that is swimming in rich cultural history, book your stay at The Palais heritage hotel Katoomba.

Blue Mountains Weekend Away at The Palais

Whether it’s for a romantic getaway, a solo retreat or a family Blue Mountains weekend away, The Palais Royale is the leading choice for accommodation. Initially constructed in 1896, our historic hotel exudes old-world charm and decadence. The Palais is rich with cultural history and vibing with romance and luxury. Each room is complete with luxurious beds, air conditioning and coffee and tea amenities. The communal lounges are perfect for tea, a good book and catching up with friends and family. We also offer free access to our divine heated spa and sauna for ultimate relaxation during your Blue Mountains weekend away. You can also organise to have a hot breakfast in our stunning restaurant, Gazelles or enjoy a wine at Bar Royale. The Palais has everything you need for the perfect getaway. Book now!

A Fabulous Heritage Hotel Katoomba

Our heritage hotel Katoomba exudes old-world ambience all while offering the very best in facilities and amenities. Each room comprises ultra-comfortable bedding as well as efficient aircon, an 80cm LCD TV, bar fridge, wine menu, fast and complimentary WiFi as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Our 40 guest rooms, as well as the common areas of the heritage hotel Katoomba, all boast fine artwork and elegant decor. Our room types include:

Deluxe Single Room

Ideal for business guests or solo travellers, with a queen bed and private ensuite.

Deluxe Twin Room

Perfect for sharing, with two ultra-comfortable single beds and private ensuite.

Deluxe Triple Room

Designed for three guests, with a King bed and Single bed, plus a private ensuite.

Deluxe Queen Room

Ideal for solo guests or couples, with a Queen bed and a private ensuite.

Deluxe King Room

Ideal for couples, with a King bed and a private ensuite.

Deluxe Family Room

This generously sized room sleeps four in two queen beds, with private ensuite.

Executive King Room

A beautiful, spacious room with a King bed, couch and private ensuite.

Royale Spa Suite

Our only suite - 2 Queen size beds, a separate lounge area and a private ensuite with corner spa.

Deluxe Family Room for Five

Room for 5, private ensuite, fully air conditioned, bar fridge, tea and coffee facilities.

Dining at the Heritage Hotel Katoomba

Enjoy a continental breakfast as well as hot cooked items in our heritage dining room in Gazelles restaurant on the lower level of The Palais Hotel. Gazelles is the reinvigorated restaurant in the same place the original dining room was initially constructed some 75 years ago. It retains the old-world charm from the bygone era and even consists of replica dining chairs designed and built specifically to match the chairs that were initially used. Along with three original and two faithfully reproduced sets of leadlight windows, the chairs contribute to the ambience of the restaurant. The polished floorboards, fireplace, light fittings and colour scheme are all part of the design which is uniquely suited to the Palais Royale.

In addition to our fabulous Gazelles restaurant, the excellent Bar Royale is open every day, serving tea, coffee and a selection of wines and beers. Enjoy a relaxing meal or beverage after a day of sightseeing and activities in the surrounding area of the illustrious Blue Mountains and modest town of Katoomba.

Book a Stay at The Palais Hotel

You can book your stay at The Palais online via our website or contact us by calling (02) 47846300 or sending an email to

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