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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I reckon we were by far the youngest guests to stay here, my boyfriend and I had the best Valentine's Day I could have asked for at Hillcrest! Only just under an hour from the Gold Coast it was the perfect way for us to get away from everything without going too far. The grounds are beautiful, not to...

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hey there Nicole & Rob, We are pretty chuffed at your awesome review. It means a lot to us that you have given us such wonderful feedback. Thank you so, so much! We really enjoyed getting to know the both of you... and so did our fur babies!! You are more than welcome back anytime - even to pop in...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights midweek taking advantage of our daughter going to camp. It is a stunning location with 360 degree views. Paul and Craig are so welcoming, friendly and helpful and we would strongly recommend dining there in the evening. Paul is an experienced and expert chef. Suggestion if they read this is to...

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for your review! And thank you for your suggestion - we will most certainly be looking into doing this. Great idea! We look forward to seeing you here again in the future for more excellent times. Have an awesome week! Craig & Paul

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our daughter bought us a weekend at Hillcrest. Craig and Paul were simply to most outstanding hosts - attentive, unobtrusive and informative. Nothing was too much trouble and the attention to detail was spot on. We really enjoyed the pool ( don't let the council fence it in!), the friendly assortment of labradors, the views that make for great photos....

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Hi there Paul, We truly appreciate your review... and your stay with us! Thanks so much for the wonderful experience. It would be awesome to see you both again in the future : ) Thanks again! Craig & Paul

Brisbane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Hillcrest for my birthday in January. This Bed and Breakfast has such beautiful views! Our afternoon consisted of curling up on the day bed on the verandah to read, pausing every few pages to enjoy the view of the surrounding hills. I took a leisurely dip in the pool, once the heat had gone out of the...

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Bethy, 's so wonderful to receive your review! Thank you so very much for taking the time. We are so very happy you enjoyed your time here - hope to see you again in the future! Very Best Wishes, Craig & Paul

Lucerne, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place to stay if you like to have a get-away from the beaches/beach towns. Quiet and peaceful place with a great view! The way to relax! Craig and Paul are great hosts and don't miss out on their fantastic dinners (besides breakfast). Plus, the chickens and turkeys pass by to say hello as well :-) If you...

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Hi there, Thank you so much for your review! It was truly wonderful to meet the both of you. Safe journeys for both of you... hope to see you again in the future! Very Best Wishes, Craig & Paul

Devon
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via 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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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hi there ! It was so great to have yourself and your sister stay with us. We enjoyed getting to know you both... hope you have had a most wonderful time together with some brilliant memories : ) Hope your travels are safe and if you are in Australia again... come back!! Very Best Wishes Craig & Paul

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via 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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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hey there Lloyd & Lana, So very happy you came and stayed with us. We had such a brilliant time with the both of you. Thanks for the great conversations and laughs : ) Your review means so much to us - and we would LOVE to see you back here again in the future! Wishing you both the very...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed January 14, 2017

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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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Denise & Geoffrey, Thank you so very much for your review! What a wonderful time it was having you stay with us. We are very excited about the plans that we have coming up. Hopefully we will get the opportunity to share them with you both in the future : ) All the very best, Craig & Paul

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed January 2, 2017

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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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 January 1, 2017

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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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

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Spa
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • 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 

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: $139 - $182 (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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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Only stayed in the cottage so can't comment on the rooms also available.”
 of 5 bubbles 141geoffreyb, Jan 14, 2017 | Read review
“View from the Mt Wollumbin room were stunning”
 of 5 bubbles rahrah1, Sep 13, 2016 | Read review
“Views, peace and comfort.”
 of 5 bubbles claire8900, Jun 12, 2016 | Read review
“We loved the cottage.”
 of 5 bubbles SKImember, May 30, 2016 | Read review
“If you like to have a spa make sure your room has one.”
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