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Hillcrest Retreat

167 Upper Crystal Creek Road | Upper Crystal Creek, Murwillumbah, New South Wales 2484, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 9 Murwillumbah B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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We've stayed at Hillcrest twice and both times were so so good yet quite different. First time was last November and we were so pleasantly surprised ... we were just looking for somewhere nice that would take our dogs as well as us. That first visit included lots of walking including the Mount Warning summit, a great walk if you're... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having spent the weekend to celebrate my husbands birthday we could not fault Paul and Craig in anyway. They were charming and so amicable and nothing was too much trouble. The most amazing part were the meals that Paul cooked, definitely 6 star. Have booked to go back again in August and planning on walking Mt Warning then.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome! Great service, dog friendly. Paul and Craig were very helpful in arranging a private dinner where we were engaged. They made the whole weekend stress free and made sure it all ran smoothly for us. The couples cabin was very clean with a large spa overlooking Mt Warning. Highly recommended for a couples retreat. A great place to pop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

From the moment I called to enquire about the resort I was so impressed with the sincere and caring attitude of the staff and I could hear how proud Craig was of Hillcrest resort I just knew I had to book it! The guys made sure to give me all the information I needed and even a helpful hand made... More 

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

We cannot tell you how absolutely BRILLIANT it was to have you up here. Thank you both for lots of laughs and fun conversation. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future! Paul and Craig and the hounds of Hillcrest! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had a lovely 2 night break at Hillcrest. Craig and Paul are charming, affable hosts who made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. Our spa room was spotlessly clean and very comfortable and Paul's cooking is outstanding - delicious breakfasts but dinner was the standout. Excellent food and friendly conversation made for a really enjoyable evening.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We loved our stay. The eye to detail was spot on. The meals are FABULOUS. great location.very private.extremely clean and comfortable. Hosts Craig and Paul are wonderful.The private cabin has everything you would ever need to enjoy your stay.We have found a little piece of paradise in the hinterland and cant wait to go back.

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks again so very much for everything. Your review really means something to us and we cannot wait for you to come back!! Take good care, Paul and Craig More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

A great little country escape not far from home (Gold Coast). We chose to stay somewhere quiet for the G20 weekend and got exactly what we hoped for. We stayed in a spa room looking south to Mount Warning. The food was fresh and flavoursome, friendly owners, beautiful location.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The location of Hillcrest Mt Warning View Retreat is amazing - views in all directions - but that is not what made our stay so special. Paul, Graig and Helen made us feel so welcome and comfortable. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The cottage was so peaceful, and so well stocked .The meals and the company were fantastic.The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We had a lovely weekend away. Perfect place for relaxing , with a beautiful view of Mt. Warning and private. Our dog loved it too ! And the owners were nice and friendly. We definitely would stay again...thanks guys !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We loved our week. Our hosts, Paul and Craig, were so warm and welcoming we felt relaxed and at home. Paul is a superb chef and dining at Hillcrest has been an absolute highlight of our stay. We will return!

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

So we FINALLY worked out how to do this! Thank you SO much for your review. We so hope you can make it back again so we can catch up! all the best, Paul & Craig More 

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Address: 167 Upper Crystal Creek Road | Upper Crystal Creek, Murwillumbah, New South Wales 2484, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Murwillumbah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
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