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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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Sydney, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I had a lovely stay at Hillcrest for his birthday weekend. It was the week of the floods in northern NSW and, knowing how bad the weather was, Paul offered to cook dinner for us so we didn't have to go out. We were also given lots of DVD's to choose from to make the best of... More 

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Beaudesert, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly service, romantic atmosphere, beautiful views, fresh home-made bread and my beloved dog was even allowed to come! We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It is also located around some really beautiful nature and areas to explore.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived the day after a huge storm and it took us 3 tries to get there to Hillcrest. It was rather stressful, but Paul calmly talked us through and gave us directions. Getting there was such a great relief and I am so glad we didn't turn back and return to Brisbane. The B&B is set in the most... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for my birthday in late April, it was so much more than I hoped for. We stayed in the Gold Room, incredible decor and furniture and a massive private bathroom. The bed was comfy, the linen was quality, the candles smelled great and the spa bath was divine! Paul and Craig are incredible hosts and Paul is... More 

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your wonderful review. We had such a great time getting to know you both and hope to do so again down the track. A big thumbs up from us! All the best, Paul and Craig More 

Brisbane
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The minute you arrive you know you are onto something special.....from the first welcome to the views...all is good. Rooms are super clean and just right and the glass of port left in your room every night is a great touch. Paul is a wonderful chef thus the food is outstanding....and Craig keeps everything running well for you. Nothing seems... More 

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so very, very much for your review. It does mean a lot to know that we are able to give you an enjoyable stay. We hope to see you again soon! Paul and Craig More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

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 March 31, 2015

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 March 30, 2015

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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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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 

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