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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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Gosford, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

My husband and I had the most relaxing holiday in a very long time.Craig & Paul are the perfect hosts with scrumptious food,being there when you need them & also giving you privacy.The views from all over the property are simply breathtaking,Hillcrest has definitely become a place we will regularly go back to.Thank you so much Craig and Paul for... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a bit reluctant to write this review because we wanted to keep this place a secret! We have just had a fabulous two night stay in the cottage. There are amazing views from every window. We had a roaring fire every night and cozied up in the peace and quite. It was so nice to wake up to... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying over the Mother's Day weekend and once again thoroughly enjoyed the experience again. Paul and Craig are the most wonderful hosts and we love being there. Can't wait to return again in August to celebrate my birthday and are planning on climbing Mt Warning then.

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Karen, We had such a brilliant time again with you both. Thank you for the laughs and thoroughly enjoyable conversations. Looking forward to seeing you in August! Take good care, Paul and Craig More 

Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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HillcrestRetreat, Manager at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hi there Helen & Colin, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very inspired to make everyones stay as best as possible and your comments give us such support and it is so appreciated! We hope to see you again in the future for more good times. All the very best, Paul and Craig More 

Beaudesert, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hello there! Thank you so very much for taking the time to submit your review. Your words and time are so appreciated. As was your company when you visited! Come back!! All the very best, Paul and Craig More 

Singapore
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

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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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hey there! Thank you SO much for your wonderful review. We are very glad you did not go back to Brisbane! We are very happy you had a great time (and puppy dog time : ) ) We will definitely keep you informed when we are in your area so we can experience your hospitality too. All the very best... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

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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40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 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
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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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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