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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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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 &... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed at Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat twice now, and we will definitely be back many times. It is well worth the 9 hour drive!! There is absolutely nothing missing; stunning 360 views, peace and quiet, comfort, hospitality from fantastic owners, and delicious food cooked by their very own highly experienced chef. Home made jams from their own grown... More 

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We were thrilled beyond words to see you again. We really look forward to seeing you again in the future. Had an absolute blast : ) Very best wishes, Craig & Paul More 

2 reviews
Reviewed October 28, 2016

Beautiful views, great food, peace and quiet, caring hosts, what more could you want. We spent two nights and enjoyed every minute of our stay. Sit on the verandah, read a book, catch up on sleep, it's up to you.

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hey there Greg, Thanks so much for your review!! We enjoyed every minute of your stay with us too : ) Hope to see you back here sometime. Very Best Wishes, Craig & Paul More 

Longreach, Australia
1 review
Reviewed September 24, 2016

We recently spent 6 nights at Hillcrest and enjoyed every moment. The beautiful surroundings, the superb meals, and our exceptional hosts, Paul and Craig (the pepper grinder) all ensured that we will be back again soon.

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Thank slowturtle48
HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you both so very much for giving us a review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and really look forward to seeing you here again! Very Best Wishes, Craig & Paul More 

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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 16, 2016

We spent an amazing couple of days at Hillcrest. Our room was very comfortable and clean and serviced daily. Our hosts Craig and Paul (who is also an amazing chef) have created a real gem with this B&B. They have a dining room for guests where breakfast is served daily with fresh fruits, yoghurt, cereals and also a hot breakfast... More 

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so so SO much for your review Jane! It makes us so very happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us (and the menagerie!) We really enjoyed getting to know the both of you, and hope to have another opportunity in the future to do so : ) All the very best, Craig & Paul More 

Brisbane, Australia
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40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

Just perfect - Breathtaking views, tranquility at its best - loved lounging in the various hammocks being serenaded by the animals chatterings - Bliss! Slept like a baby in the super-comfy bed! Amazing hosts - What with Paul's exquisite cooking, and Craig's to die for 'Pepper grinding' skills and wicked sense of humours - loved it! And of course, not... More 

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you sooooooooooooooo much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate your feedback. And it was sheer delight to get to laugh with the both of you. Thank you for dubbing Bazza the "Las Vegas Pigeon" It is now his permanent name here! We really hope to see you both back here sometime. It would be absolute bliss for us... More 

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3 hotel reviews
Reviewed September 5, 2016

Claire and I had a great few days in the lodge at hillcrest; the photos don't do justice to the position -- really stunning ; paul and craig were charming and attentive ; the lodge was very comfortable and spacious peaceful and worth the bit extra (mamouth bath ) ; the area generally is very pretty and convenient both for... More 

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hey there Andrew, Thank you so very much for your review. It was truly awesome to meet both yourself and Claire. Hope to see you back here again! All the very best to the both of you : ) Craig & Paul More 

Sydney Aust
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 10, 2016

We recently spent 3 enjoyable days at Hillcrest. On arrival we were welcomed by Paul .....and Bazza the turkey........... The setting was magnificent with views across the hills to Mt Warning. After settling in Craig met us and offered suggestions what to do exploring the area. The first morning we awoke to view a stunning sunrise from our bedroom. Very... More 

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! We so appreciate your feedback. We certainly look forward to your next stay with us. Have a great day! Craig & Paul More 

1 review
Reviewed July 24, 2016

We just finished our stay at Hillcrest and we loved every moment of it! As others have mentioned numerous times (and for good reason), Craig and Paul were amazing hosts and looked after every request with smiles on their faces. Craig did a fantastic job of getting us settled in, showing us around the property, and introducing us to all... More 

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hi there Nick & Nicole, It was an absolute pleasure to meet the both of you and have you stay in our B & B. We are so very happy you chose here to get engaged; it means a lot to us! Thank you so very, very much for your review. We are truly touched by your kind words. We... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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55 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2016

From the greeting to the farewell this place is fantastic, Paul and Craig made you feel as if you were part of the family and Paul's food is to die for.The views are outstanding and the surroundings are so peaceful .The whole property is immaculate and the boys are working for even more improvement.

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your awesome review! We are so very happy that we were able to give you a great experience. Come back when you can!! More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about Hillcrest Retreat

Address: 167 Upper Crystal Creek Road | Upper Crystal Creek, Murwillumbah, New South Wales 2484, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Murwillumbah
Price Range: $135 - $179 (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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