Meet the Hydro Majestic Hotel, Medlow Bath, Blue Mountains, NSW. My grandmother and great grandmother both stayed here and had plenty of stories to tell about it.
First opened in 1904, it is famous for hosting guests including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of Sherlock Holmes and Australian opera sensation Dame Nellie Melba. Startlingly, Australia's first Prime Minister Sir Edmund Barton, even passed away at the hotel in 1920. You can read all about the history of this classic hotel.
It is easy to see why the Hydro Majestic Hotel attracted glamorous patrons when looking at old pictures of the hotel. Edwardian and Art Deco influences are seen in the architecture - the hotel embodies early 20th century class and glamour. There are some fascinating photos of the hotel in its early heyday on Wikipedia, including pictures of the interior casino.
A new chapter of history for this wonderful place is about to begin. Keep an eye on the Hydro Majestic Hotel's website for updates on the refurbishment process. Stage one of the refurbishment is set to complete in early 2014. Accommodation at the Hydro Majestic will be available approximately two years after stage one completion.
Once open, immerse yourself in the enchanting history - and mystery - of the Hydro Majestic Hotel.