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Hillcrest Retreat

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167 Upper Crystal Creek Road | Upper Crystal Creek, Murwillumbah, New South Wales 2484, Australia
1 room 1 adult
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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cottage was perfect. Private great views,spotless well appointed and the double spa was fantastic. Paul and Craig were delightful hosts caring yet respectful of our privacy. We have stayed in many retreats and this was número uno! Thank you guys.

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hey there Selina, Thank you so very much for your review, we enjoyed having you both here very much and also for your encouraging words of wisdom. We really hope to see you both again in the future. Very Best wishes, Craig & Paul More 

London, Ohio
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30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

A beautiful B&B, incredible views and a gorgeous home - I can't recommend it highly enough. This is a lovely place to come and have a quiet break away. The owners are so attentive and friendly, everything in this B&B is so well organised and the food is fantastic - order dinner when you are there and eat it on... More 

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Thank C_Razla
HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so, so much for your review of our place! We hope to have you stay again in the future. Love that you used placebo - that is GOLD : ) Wishing you and your family the merriest Christmas and New Year! Very Best Wishes, Craig & Paul More 

Coolangatta, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Exquisite environment, very comfortable accommodation (bed gorgeous) and yummy food! We stayed for 2 nights and upon arrival were greeted by the owners which was a lovely surprise (quite rare these days). First impressions were right! These two young men did a marvellous job in helping us to relax in a very natural, unobtrusive way. No fuss but plenty of... More 

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

A mighty big THANK YOU for giving us such a wonderful review! We are deeply thankful for your words and for meeting the both of you! We really look forward to seeing you again in the future sometime. All the VERY best for the festive season... Best Wishes to you both, Craig & Paul More 

Bundanoon, Australia
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Their name says it all: beautiful scenery all around and the feeling of distance from town life. We loved the privacy of our 5 night's accommodation in part of the main house, with access to the guests lounge and dining area was just a door away. Good quality towels and thoughtful toiletries in the bathroom added to the luxury feel.... More 

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you SO very much for a wonderful 5 days. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the both of you and look forward to catching up again in the future. May you have a most excellent Christmas and New Year!! Very Best Wishes, Craig & Paul More 

Winchester, England
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109 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

There are two types of accommodation on offer here: two en-suite bedrooms in the main house offer B&B while a separate cottage offers self catering. The reviews and photos here are for both, which is a little confusing. We stayed in the B&B in the main house in a pleasant room with large bathroom. There was a long veranda along... More 

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you so very much for your kind review. We really appreciate your input and are looking into the photo situation to see if we can make it clearer. So glad you enjoyed staying here and also having a great time in the area. We hope to see you again sometime in the future! All the very, very... More 

Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Great hosts and very comfortable accommodation. Well looked after with generous and fresh ingredients for breakfast and dinner. The surrounds were very beautiful and our stay was relaxing. A most enjoyable stay.

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hey there! Thanks so very much indeed for your review. We enjoyed having you here to!! All the very best, Craig More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

This serene location is perfect for a retreat and relaxation. The setting is beautiful and the accommodation 5 star. The room includes a beautiful cooked breakfast and the owners offer a beautiful 3 course restaurant menu cooked by chef/owner Paul. Well worth the visit!

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for your review! So very happy we could provide such service to you. Have a nice day! Craig & Paul More 

Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Fab food, fab spot and fab blokes, what more can I stay lovely hospitality, rooms were clean and crisp, used it as a base to climb Mount Warning. You will not be disappointed by this place, and again did I say fantastic food!!!!

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hey Joelene, So great to meet you both and have a great laugh and chat. Hope to have the opportunity for more with you both in the future. Thanks for the review! All the very best, Craig & Paul More 

Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Hillcrest is in a beautiful location with glorious views. The accommodation and hospitality is par excellence, which coupled with the attentive hosts makes for a most relaxing, peaceful and thoroughly enjoyable getaway from the everyday hustle and bustle.

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hello on this fine day! Thank you very much indeed for your review and especially for giving us the opportunity to meet the both of you. It was indeed an honour. We hope to see you both again in the near future. Very Best Regards Craig & Paul! More 

Ipswich, Australia
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

What a wonderful stay we had in the cottage, we didn't want to leave. Thank you Craig and Paul - you made us feel so welcome and part of the family, the best hosts genuine and friendly, but not intrusive in any way. Appreciated more than you can know your understanding of my special needs and ensuring everything was just... More 

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hey there you two! We are so very, very happy you had such an enjoyable time here. To see your face so happy and content makes it so worth doing all of this : ) Looking forward to your next visit indeed! All the very, very best Craig & Paul More 

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