Hotel in Katoomba

Very close to Echo Point and enjoying spectacular views, this luxury resort has 85 rooms, the region's top-rated restaurant (Darley's; dinner Tuesday to Sunday, three courses $125) and an array of facilities including a spa, heated indoor and outdoor pools, a tennis court, a billiards/games room, a library and a gym. Rooms come in a variety of categories; some have excellent vistas. Decor is classically plush.