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Hillcrest Retreat

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167 Upper Crystal Creek Road | Upper Crystal Creek, Murwillumbah, New South Wales 2484, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the coming out to meet you with umbrella escort we knew that these were people that were going to go that extra yard in taking care of you, right up to ensuring they said the good bye's (Craig came running across garden) It was not until the first morning that we could appreciate the location of this little gem... More 

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time to give us a review. We definitely look forward to having you here again in the future. Have a wonderful day! Paul and Craig More 

Kalbar, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hillcrest Retreat is a beautiful relaxing place to visit. The owners are exceptional with their attention to detail. We had privacy but the owners were there if we needed anything. (We looked forward to the bread they baked fresh every day)

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hi there Judy, Thank you so very much for your review! We are so happy you both enjoyed your stay here and really look forward to the next time! All the very best, Paul & Craig More 

Gold Coast, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful location & cosy place to stay for a really quiet & relaxing weekend (or longer) .. My wife & I enjoyed great hospitality and scrumptious meals at Hill crest Retreat. We stayed in the lovely cottage that is located a short walk from the main building; it had all the amenities that you could possibly wish for and... More 

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Colin, Bonnie & Smith, We had such a wonderful time with you here. Thank you so much for everything. We really look forward to seeing you all again soon! Paul, Craig and the pup dogs.... More 

Redland City, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was only going to spend one night in a spa room as a relax after visiting my friend and her very active 3.5 year old son but after getting a migraine I stayed an extra night.Paul and Craig were just wonderful. After settling me in my beautiful and very comfortable spa room they left me to recuperate. After a... More 

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Michelle! We cannot tell you how appreciative we are for your awesome review. We are really looking forward to seeing you again and giving you and your husband an even more amazing relaxing experience. All the very best!!! Craig & Paul More 

Caloundra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting is quite idyllic, at the top of a knoll overlooking paddocks and bushland. In the morning, we had mist over the mountains to add to the atmosphere. Apart from the setting, the best thing about Hillcrest is Paul and Craig, the owners. They are new to the B&B game but are very personable and make for a very... More 

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you very much for your constructive feedback. We are indeed looking forward to new and exciting changes which we hope will make future stays even better. Hope to see you back here soon! All the very best, Craig and Paul More 

Byron Bay, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to get away for our 25th Wedding Anniversary and working fulltime,didn't want to spend a day travelling so chose somewhere close. We stumbled upon Hillcrest Retreat, who were the only ones to cater for our every request. From the first phone call,nothing seemed a problem. On arrival Craig greated us with a very warm welcome and as soon... More 

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hi there Lisa, Sorry for the delay in replying... so many things to do, so little time! We really appreciate your time taken to do this wonderful review for us. We are so very happy you and Paul had such an amazing time. Looking forward to catching up with the both of you again! All the very best, Craig More 

Lismore, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My Partner and I wanted to get away for a weekend and just relax and not worry about a single thing. Paul and Craig had all that sorted out the accommodation was sensational, the views were simply amazing . Paul's cooking is second to none what an amazing chef. I would highly recommend to all my friends and associates if... More 

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hey there Marcelo, Thank you so very much for taking the time to give us such a wonderful review. We really hope to see you stay here again in the future! All the very best, Craig & Paul More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hey there! Thank you so much for your review AND for coming back again AND for booking a third stay! We are so very honoured by your supportive words and we really look forward to making your next stay as best as possible. All the very best, Paul and Craig More 

Coffs Harbour, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

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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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Karen, Thank you SO very much for your review. We are so happy that you and Bruno are coming back again... twice!! We are really looking forward to seeing you and surpassing your previous stay : ) See you soon! Paul & Craig More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

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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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hey there! Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding. We just wanted to say we felt so honoured that you were engaged on our property!! We hope that we get to see you again down the track and catch up on all your adventures. All the very best, Craig & Paul More 

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