Friday 19 June 2015

Hydro Majestic Blue Mountains Review

Last weekend, my boyfriend and I ventured out of Sydney on a two hour drive to the Blue Mountains. Thankfully, Honda Australia helped out with their new CR-V 4x4. Don’t tell Honda this, but I rarely drive in Sydney so this was a bit of a treat for me despite the massiveness of the vehicle! It was a comfortable drive in luxury and style and the white car even matched my Instagram feed and love of white lol.

When arriving at Hydro Majestic the first eye opener was the location of the resort. Easily accessible with the train station opposite if travelling by public transport and the view:....BREATHTAKING. The hotel sits on the edge of a cliff, with an unobstructed view of open space and pure natural beauty. I honestly have never seen anything like it, and was eager to check out the rest of the grounds.

All white buildings: remind me of two things -  home, and Paris. Two places that have a place in my heart. For me, white architecture oozes class, elegance and aristocracy. I was already jotting down the spots to photograph my look for the evening which you can see in my previous post here. The resort spans over a kilometre atop a breathtaking escarpment in Australia’s World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park. When I said the resort sits on the edge of a cliff I wasn’t exaggerating! It makes you think that the architect had a lot of guts to build such a massive high risk structure, but over 100 years on the building is as beautiful and well maintained as ever.

The hotel opened it’s doors in the bitter winter of 1903, and that’s exactly the weather that we experienced when pulling up! For a Brit, I was definitely not dressed warm enough, but this didn’t stop us wondering around the grounds to grab a cup of coffee and a light lunch before a quick relaxing hour before photographing. 

The view from our room was spectacular, and I couldn’t help take it all in. The wind was whistling through the trees and I couldn’t help grab the throw off the bed to warm me up whilst watching darkness roll on in over the mountains. For dinner, we ventured to Darley’s restaurant for a three course meal. The dessert taster was scrumptious, but for a girl who loves chocolate fondant that was always going to win me over, obviously! 

Breakfast was an early affair in the lobby of the hotel. I liked the set up was relaxed dining, with a mix of continental and traditional Aussie breakfast. There were options to sit near the log fire, on sofa’s for a lazy approach, or at a table overlooking the heritage. FYI…..They had the best selection of pastries, just saying! 

All in all the trip was comfortable and relaxing, which is exactly what Chris and I like on our weekends. I definitely need another trip to this part of New South Wales but next time I will definitely rug up to venture into the wilderness. Our trip was short this time, but an extended stay will be on the cards in the near future.

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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful photos, that place is absolutely stunning!
    Will keep it in my list for when I go to Australia :)
    Ambitieuse Paris


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