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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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Wheelers Hill, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We had been hoping to stay here for a very long time, finally the chance came and we were delighted to stay overnight. Arriving on dusk, with clear skies and the moon rising, it was just wonderful to take in the peace and quiet of the surrounds. To unwind, we made a 'cuppa' and sat in front of the fire.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were looking for a nice romantic place to stay near Mt Warning... to race to the summit, to have a great weekend away with some fine wining and dining. We would normally go for a cabin, but they were all booked out so we took the "Mt Warning View Spa Room". What a great experience! Boutique atmosphere, brilliant hosts,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such an amazing, relaxing experience! Paul and Craig you made our weekend so special and we will definitely be back! The food cooked by Paul was out of this world and the stories told by Craig were a delight (he's also a mean pepper cracker) We'll miss you guys and the security team, and Gerty the goat, and the escape... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just enjoyed our second weekend at Hillcrest and it didn't disappoint. This time we stayed 3 nights in the cottage which is perfectly situated away from the main house and is extremely peaceful and comfortable right down to the ready to light wood burning stove. The views from all aspects are stunning and the loungers on the patio (complete... More 

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Samford, QLD
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You will be hard-pressed to find a better view, especially from the spa in the cottage which looks directly out to stunning Mt Warning. Hillcrest Retreat is a world away from the hustle and bustle. Hosts Paul and Craig were very welcoming and it is easy to visualise how they plan to transform the property over time but it's pretty... More 

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Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you can find a relaxing bed and breakfast in stunningly beautiful surroundings, with the peace and ambience of Hillcrest, in a beautiful, central location but on a no-through road for the ultimate in peace and quiet - I doubt that it will have a chef extraordinaire such as Paul in residence to tempt you with his creations! Highly recommended... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived we were greeted with a friendly smile and helped with the numerous items of luggage, clothing, etc to our room. Our hosts Craig and Paul were an absolute delight and made our stay a memorable experience of good old fashioned hospitality, something that in this day and age that is becoming more scarce and truly... More 

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Dearest Mark & Genevieve, We cannot thank you enough for your review; we are stunned! It was really a most wonderful experience meeting the both of you and having the opportunity to get to know you both over the time that you stayed. I am very sure we will see you both again and look forward to it very much!... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Hillcrest is my current favourite place for a weekend away ... to relax and enjoy everything about the place ... the peaceful scenery, Paul's great food, the 'just-right' service from both Craig and Paul and the animals too. This was our third visit to Hillcrest ... this time to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our anniversary night dinner was perfect ...... More 

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hi there Sue, Thank you again for a simply delightful time. We enjoy so very much when you and Doug visit and are looking forward to the next time. Let us see if Paul can guess YOUR 3 favourites next time : ) Hope you are both well and having an excellent week. See you soon! Craig and Paul More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We loved the rooms, quality service and the super friendly and lovely Paul and Craig! The food was amazing 😍 so fresh and delicious. Private, clean and a great location. The views were stunning. A great escape from the city!

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hey there Mei, We hope you get the chance to escape again and come and see us!! Big thanks for your review. It makes us so happy to be able to make you both happy! Have a most excellent day, Craig and Paul More 

Brisbane Region, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

After making the big trek to Mt Warning we arrived back to a lovely warm, nice clean room. We had wonderful massages organised by Hillcrest! And relaxed before dinner in our nice robes provided. Dining was superb! Paul is an amazing Chef & Craig's service was excellent, felt like we were dining in our own private restaurant. The food and... More 

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for your review! We had a wonderful time with the 4 of you and really look forward to seeing you all again in the future. Hope everything is going well for you all. Take care! Craig & Paul More 

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