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“Solitude” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Darwin, Australia
1 review
“Solitude”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We wanted privacy in a beautiful setting, in a fully self-contained cabin, and this was exactly what we got. My partner and I do not get to see each other much, and we felt like just hanging out, cooking some gourmet delights with some awesome wine and views. The local town of Murwillumbah fully catered for our grocery needs, and Clive and Tracy fully catered for everything else. We were left alone, with some fresh home made bread and fresh eggs! Yum. Fulfilled a much needed romantic space.
Thank you Clive and Tracy

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Delighted that you enjoyed your short break in our Cottage ... remember to check our excellent standby specials on our own website for your return visits :)
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We had two amazing nights in this beautiful little cottage. Clive and Tracey really thought of everything! I recommend to book at least one nights' dinner in their gazebo. It was just magical! Also their swimming pool, which we had to ourselves, offers breathtaking views over the valley.
We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Glad you enjoyed your short stay with us, it was lovely to meet such a happy and appreciative couple :) Also big thanks for leaving our Cottage in such a neat and clean fashion .. there will definitely be a bottle of bubbly in the fridge on your next visit to say thank you for that.

Don't forget for the best rates see our standby specials page on our own website and that we do have direct booking availability that's not shown on the booking engines :)
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Morpeth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Peace, quiet, and views to die for were all part of our one night package. It was lovely to have such friendly and helpful hosts, our room was lovely, brekky fabulous and we enjoyed doing our own "beer o'clock time" in the gazebo. Too short, but VERY SWEET!

Room Tip: We just opted for the Blue room, but would take the cottage for more than one night- it looks great!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
It was a pleasure to welcome you to our lovely part of the Tweed Valley .. hope you can both make it back for a longer stay next time and really get to look around at all the fantastic sights this region has to offer - don't forget to book directly with us for the best rates though :)
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We really enjoyed spending the night at Hillcrest which is located in stunning part of northern NSW. The hosts, Tracey and Clive, were friendly and welcoming. The B&B room with ensuite bathroom was well-appointed and very comfortable. We appreciated the attention to detail and were glad of the recommendations for local restaurants and attractions. It was also a huge bonus to be able to find quality accommodation for a one-night booking. Thank you!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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hillcrestbb, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Glad you enjoyed your flying visit to our beautiful part of the country ... next time we have a whole lot more for you to see if you can stay longer :)
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Gisborne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We had fantastic stay in this beautiful part of the world. The room and amenities were great, the breakfast terrific, the local knowledge outstanding. We were so pleased we chose to stay here. Peaceful, restful and so much to see. We only stayed 2 nights but could certainly have stayed longer if we had the time. The evening ports that magically appeared each evening was also a nice touch.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
So pleased you enjoyed your short stay with us ... Clive's got plenty left in his "repetoire" for your next visit to our beautiful region :)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

It was a lovely weekend away. Excellent views and great location, only 10 mins out of town. Clive and Tracey was vet helpful suggesting places to go and restaurants to eat at. Breakfast was amazing. Would recommend to any couple looking for a relaxing weekend away.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
We're both delighted that you enjoyed your short break with us .. remember to book directly with us next time for the best available rates :)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

what a fatstastic stay, we arrived after a huge travelling day to the most fabulous welcome from Clive and Tracey. As the time ticked by my stress levels melted. Tracey running the bath while we had the desert was just the top off and the port to follow dinner was a lovely touch.
Breakfasts were so yuumy with some special local touches.
Already raving to people about this place. The best B&B we've been to

Room Tip: when has the spa room which was just lovely
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you for your lovely comments ... I'm so glad that we managed to send you on your journey more relaxed than when you arrived. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future so you can enjoy more of what our beautiful region has to offer :)
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Address: 167 Upper Crystal Creek Road | Upper Crystal Creek, Murwillumbah, New South Wales 2484, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Murwillumbah
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Murwillumbah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax, refresh, rejuvenate in unique and beautiful surroundings close to a range of activities and beauty spots. Enjoy peace, privacy, spectacular views from Mount Warning to the Springbrook rainforests, salt-water swimming pool, luxury double spa baths, split system r/c air-conditioning, fireplaces, massage and gourmet food ~ including poolside candle-lit dinners and home-grown free-range eggs with your breakfast menu. Catering for a maximum of only three couples, multi Tourism Award winning Hillcrest offers a choice of one fully self-contained Honeymoon Spa Cottage in its own fenced rainforest garden or 2 B&B Suites in a private guest wing of the main house.Hillcrest is located in beautiful Crystal Creek, just outside historic Murwillumbah in the Tweed Valley, Tropical Northern NSW. Just 35 minutes drive from Gold Coast airport, 80 minutes from Brisbane, 45 mins from Byron Bay and 12 mins from Murwillumbah. Your hosts have extensive local knowledge and will gladly help you plan the best things to see and do during your stay in the beautiful Tweed Valley. PLEASE NOTE: HILLCREST DOES NOT CATER FOR CHILDREN OF ANY AGE INCLUDING BABIES. ... more   less 
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