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Devon
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Stayed two nights at this delightful retreat with my sister. Absolutely nothing to complain about - it was quiet, restful, delicious food and amiable hosts. The pool was lovely, the outside seating area really welcoming and our bedroom was comfortable. I would recommend this highly for a few days of total rest & relaxation.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

What a magic place to stay! Craig and Paul are exceptional hosts and really 'set' the bar for quality in B&B retreats. Fantastic property with stunning views, exceptional food (6 stars) and great company, thanks guys for really going the extra mile to make our stay special. See you again soon... Lloyd & Lana

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The full quality package. Accommodation, location, food and service. Stayed for four nights in the cottage and could not fault the place. Comfortable, peaceful and the food absolutely wonderful. Will return to see if they can improve. Bet they can't? Maybe a king size bed eh? Thanks Paul and Craig. Denise and Geoffrey

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent just two nights at Hillcrest (with our scottish terrier) and already look forward to returning. Craig and Paul are very friendly and thoughtful hosts who were eager to ensure our stay was as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. We were very pleased we took up the option of a 3 course meal on the terrace on NYE -...

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hi there Cameron, Thank you so very much for your review. It was so great to meet you both (and Meg as well!) Wishing you all the very, very best for 2017. Hope to see you all soon! Very Best Regards Craig & Paul

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to get away for a few days. It is only an hour and a half from Brisbane and you can stop at the Tweed River Art Gallery on the way. The surrounding green rolling hills seduce you into a calm mood as soon as you see them. Paul and Craig are so warm and welcoming...

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hey there Cath, It was wonderful to have you all stay with us. We had a really excellent time getting to know you all. So happy to meet you. Please come back!! Very Best Wishes Craig & Paul

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A breathtakingly beautiful wedding. Damian and Wei stood under the trees and repeated their vows. Mt. Warning loomed creating an atmosphere of love and romance all captured in stunning photography. The breakfast – so many delectable dishes –a feast to behold. The cake “BOMB ALASKA” WOW Paul and Craig THANKYOU

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so very much Chris for both your review and for choosing us for the bride and grooms wedding venue. We really enjoyed the whole event thoroughly. What a wonderful experience for all of us!! Wishing you all the very best, Craig & Paul

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent Xmas eve here. Craig and Paul are amazing owners, wonderful hosts. Needless to say, Paul's cooking is deserving of at least a michelin star. Wife is afraid of chickens, they have 20 free range chickens and some turkeys wandering about. Craig took the trouble to always keep them within their pens whenever Michelle was out and about. The day...

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hi there Raymond! We had such a wonderful time with yourself and Michelle. Your review is absolutely appreciated. Next time you are here we should have the chickens further away from the property : ) I will also try and arrange for Andrew to be here. Wishing you both the very best, Craig & Paul

Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Reviewed December 14, 2016

Warm welcome by Craig, one of the 2 friendly hosts; Paul is the otherone: and a very good cook! Lovely stay looking out over the hills of. Comfortable room, excellent bathroom. Cooked breakfasts were delicious, had them outside. Superb dinners, cooked with much care accompanied by a good bottle of wine. We had a wonderful swim in the natural looking...

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hi there Marsno, Thank you so very much for your review. So very happy you enjoyed your stay here. It was a delight to meet you! All the very best for 2017. Craig & Paul

Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed December 9, 2016

Maybe Craig and Paul should name this place Magical Mountain retreat because it is truly that - just magical! I had a wonderful 3 night stay early December 2016. The views, garden, pool, surrounds are absolutely spectacular and just what I needed to take me away from stresses of work. The room was impeccable and spacious. There is a fridge,...

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hey there Natasha, WOW - thank you so very much for your awesome words! We loved every minute of your stay here. It is so much fun when we can have a good time with good people... it makes it all so worth it!! Please come back when you can - it would be so good to see you again....

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed November 23, 2016

Paul and Craig went out of their way to make our two night retreat extremely enjoyable and replenishing. With wonderful hospitality, plus the peace and tranquility of their retreat house with its amazing 360 degree views, only excelled by their amazing meals, it has been a visit we shall remember for a long time. And we will certainly be back...

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Rosalie, Thank you so very much for your review. It was a complete pleasure to meet the both of you and to spend a wonderful time getting to know you both. We really look forward to seeing you again and will be seriously looking to get down Adelaide way in the next few years! Very Best Wishes Craig &...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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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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Address: 167 Upper Crystal Creek Road | Upper Crystal Creek, Murwillumbah, New South Wales 2484, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Murwillumbah
Price Range: $133 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hillcrest Retreat 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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