6 romantic getaways in the Blue Mountains that feel a world away from home

Cave hotels, private hot tubs and spa retreats: you’ll find them all under the famous blue haze.

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If your idea of romance involves finding a secluded spot in the countryside, sipping on a glass of bubbly and admiring the mountain views, a stay-cation in the Blue Mountains might just be on the cards for you this year.

Top hotels in the Blue Mountains

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1. Hydro Majestic Blue Mountains

Inspired by the art-deco style of the 1930s, you can revel in true luxury when you stay at Hydro Majestic Blue Mountains. All rooms are stylishly designed with sharp edges and moody black furniture and brought to life with the large open windows. High-class restaurants can be found on-site along with the skilled mixologist in Cats Alley cocktail bar.

  • Star rating: 4 stars
  • Romantic features: Sun terrace, afternoon tea, historic building, formal gardens, open fireplaces, mountain views and spa bath.
  • Why do we love it? Treat yourself and your partner to high tea in the Wintergarden, paired with a glass of champagne.

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2. Palais Royale

Centrally located in the town of Katoomba, Palais Royale offers a comfortable base from which to explore Blue Mountain National Park. Its stylish and spacious rooms, complete with a well-stocked minibar and luxurious spa bath, help ease those achy muscles after a busy day exploring the hiking trails and nearby waterfalls.

  • Star rating: 4 stars
  • Romantic features: Spa centre, jacuzzi, sauna, couples massage treatments and formal gardens.
  • Why do we love it? The immaculately kept gardens surrounding the property and traditional wooden cladding interior give the place a truly classy feel.

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3. Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort and Spa

Once acting as the city's railway hotel, this century-old building, complete with dramatic staircases, domed ceilings and lavish interior is a real gem in Scotland's capital city.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Romantic features: Spa facilities including an indoor pool, Turkish steam room and sauna, Michelin-starred restaurant, marble bathrooms and afternoon tea
  • Why do we love it? The on-site restaurant, aptly named Number One, is the place to dine if you want to experience fine Scottish cuisine at its best. Whisky smoked salmon, highland Wagyu beef and Scottish chanterelles have all featured on past menus.

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4. Dryridge Estate Sunshine Lodge

As the only vineyard in the Blue Mountains, Dryridge Estate provides you and your loved one with the perfect corner to cuddle up in. Enjoy an open plan kitchen-diner room, separate double bedroom and huge balcony that sweeps along the front of the property. The two-person, outdoor hot tub, complete with wine glass holders, really puts the romantic icing on the cake.

  • Star rating: 4 stars
  • Romantic features: Wine tastings, cheese platters, two-person hot tub, complimentary bottle of wine, views over the valley, open fireplace, his and hers bathrobes.
  • Why do we love it? When else do you get to start the day in the jacuzzi... watching the sunrise... over a vineyard...in the Blue Mountains?

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5. Love Cabins

You'll be hard-pressed to find a more secluded spot in the Blue Mountains. Hidden away from the big sites of the national park, these wood cabins are perfect for snuggling up and forgetting about the world. Whether the Love Studio, Enchanted Cave, Love Tee Pee or Dream Cabin takes your fancy, you're sure to have a sickeningly sweet retreat in one of these rustic chalets.

  • Star rating: 3 stars
  • Romantic features: Wood burning fire, outdoor jacuzzi, private plot and quiet walking trails.
  • Why do we love it? Designed and built with the natural world in mind, these cabins seamlessly masquerade into the foliage behind them.

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6. Strawbale Earth Home

Nestled deep in the heart of the Blue Mountains, but still only an hour or so drive from Sydney, this is a great option if you want to escape the hustle and bustle but only have a night to spare. What's more, it's made entirely from mud-bricks and straw, allowing for a perfectly guilt-free getaway.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Romantic features: Open fireplace, private plot of land with waterfall, off-grid, romantic walking trails, board games, piano and on-call masseuse.
  • Why do we love it? With no Wi-Fi available and limited phone connection, couples can enjoy each other's company with no distractions.

How did we pick these Blue Mountains stays?

Our editorial team selected these Blue Mountains stays on this list based on price, location and real customer feedback from booking sites and review platforms. Where applicable, we used our own personal experiences in Blue Mountains to make recommendations.

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