Stayed in here for my wedding anniversary/babymoon. Can't decided whether to go with this one or at the sister hotel Lilinfels, so we decided to stay at both hotel during this trip.
Echo boutique hotel is a really small, stylish and quiet building that located right next to the big Lilianfels resort. Compare to Lilianfels busy, this hotel is charming and I found it is very quiet. Maybe because there are only 14 rooms here (each with views) and therefore there was significant less traffic.
Stayed at Lawson (yes each room has its own name). It is a relative small room, but with amazing view. This place is pricy, but it is one of its kind and the location is unbeatable.
Because I booked this place at last min, SPA was fully booked (make sure you book one month in advance!!) I spent nearly most of my stay here just to sit on the balcony, sip a tea, enjoy some snacks while enjoy the view.
The front desk manager Bryant add a personal touch to this stay. He delivered a cute chocolate plate to us after he noted that this is our wedding anniversary and shared some of his personal story with us. It really make it as part of the experience.
Some information about this place:
facility: Echoes share the facility with Lilianfels. it do not have its swimming pool/gym/tennis court, but you can enjoy all these facilities in Lilianfels.
Room: Carpet and wall are outdated looking, room is simple (I won't call it luxury but it is functional). really like the position of the bed, which is right next to the mountain view (yes I woke up at 6:30 and managed to watch sunrise in the valley on my bed!!!)
Balcony: The delux room is small but with a balcony.I can see why some of the review here were not too happy about the balcony because it is sort of like a shared balcony with some nice partition and does have a little bit of privacy concerns if you don't close the blind (I am sure my next door can see me lay on the bed if she wanted hahaha). But if you close the blind all the time, you won't be able to enjoy the view. I would imaging this would be sooo nice to have a small wedding here though!
Bathroom: decent size, I really love the big mirror there, the view outside reflect on the mirror in the bathroom!
Location: 1 min away from this hotel is the Katoomba hiking track!!!
overall suggestion is go for the view and unique stay, this is definitely the one. If you really want some intimacy, might think about the balcony situation see whether that would be an issue. Lilianfels do not have much view but has bigger and more polished room with more privacy.
Definitely will come back later!
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