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Hillcrest Retreat

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167 Upper Crystal Creek Road | Upper Crystal Creek, Murwillumbah, New South Wales 2484, Australia
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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our third visit was even better. If possible we were made to feel even more like family. Was it being met by Paul, Graig and Bazza the magnificent turkey? Or the fantastic food, or Gertie the goat or the 4 beautiful Labradors ? Or could it have been the peace and spectacular views? Or catching up with Helen again ?... More 

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Dabookieman, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Dearest Wynley, We cannot tell you how absolutely brilliant it is to have the both of you return each time. You were one of the first guests we had and it makes us so very happy to see you both each time. You are part of the family!! Looking forward to the next time : ) Very Best Wishes, Craig... More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our second visit to this amazingly friendly B & B we had another great visit. Paul and Craig are wonderful hosts and Paul's dinners are to die for (Craig's pepper grinding is an unmatched skill!) Every need is met before you even ask. Sitting on the day beds on the verandah watching the sun set with a glass of... More 

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Dabookieman, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a wonderful time with all of you. We really enjoyed spending time again with you both and meeting your highly entertaining daughters. We look forward with much enthusiasm to your next visit! Very Best wishes to you all, Craig & Paul More 

Forster, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We stayed for two nights but wish it could have been more. Both Paul and Craig were wonderful hosts and we could not have asked for more. The property was immaculate, the views amazing and the food delicious. We recommend this property as a fabulous place to stay if you need a break and enjoy stunning views. Value for money!

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HillcrestRetreat, Chef Man & Pepper Boy at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Claire, We cannot thank you both enough for all the brilliant stories you shared. It is so wonderful to be in this place and to have people like yourselves stay. : ) Hope there are no more late night footy matches (!) and plenty of enjoyable days ahead.... fingers crossed a number of those days will be spent here... More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

What an absolutely delightful place to stay. Extremely comfortable, great view and superb views. Paul and Craig go out of their way to ensure that you have everything you need. The food is top quality and absolutely devine. All on all one of the best B & B's we have stayed in.

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1 Thank Janette O
Dabookieman, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hey there! Thank you so very much for your review! We enjoyed our time with both of you immensely and hope to have the opportunity again in the future : ) Very Best wishes, Craig & Paul More 

Australia
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34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Last time we stayed in the main house, this time the cottage. Both are excellent. We would change nothing. The cottage is for us, as we like to wake up and do our own thing, and the kitchen facilities are more than adequate to prepare our own breakfast and lunches, BUT we also like to have dinner catered for us... More 

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

Hi there, Thanks again for such an enjoyable time and for all your pie stories : ). It is an absolute honour to have the both of you back to stay. Looking forward to the next time! Hope you are both well, Very Best Wishes Craig & Paul More 

Newrybar, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Run and operated by Craig and Paul who are fantastic hosts. The rooms are spacious and the cottage, a self contained unit, has wonderful views and facilities. We dined in the in house dinning room for the evening and the meal was faultless. Breakfast was fantastic with plenty of choices from a full English breakfast to cereals, fruits, omelettes, smoked... More 

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Dabookieman, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hi there Greg, Thanks so much for your review - it is really appreciated and gives us a great scope on where we are at in our new adventure. May you both experience the same. We MUST come and visit sometime. Wishing you both THE very best and a successful venture : ) Craig & Paul More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

My wife and myself decided that we wanted to escape to find some peace and tranquillity in a beautiful country setting, the Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat delivered what we were looking for and much more. Located in Crystal Creek on the edge of the Springbrook National Park the Retreat is set amongst some breathtaking scenery. Set on a hillside upon... More 

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so very much Michael & Lori. We had a brilliant time with you and thank you so much for your review. It would be awesome to see you both again in the future sometime !! Wishing you both the very best : ) Craig & Paul More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We were the only guests on the night we stayed and so got exclusive use of the guest lounge and full attention from the hosts. Paul previously worked as a chef so both the dinner and breakfast were first class, with a good choice of offerings for both. Also first class wines and spirits at very reasonable prices. The bedroom... More 

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hey there Elizabeth, Thank you so much for your review! We hope to see you here again in the future... and we are certainly taking steps to soften the sound of a morning from those roosters & turkeys : ) All the very best! More 

Buderim, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

My husband and I have just returned from a couple of nights at Hillcrest Retreat in the cottage and what a treat. Hosts Craig and Paul are so welcoming but also gave us the space when needed. We dinned in one night and the food was oh so good, Paul and Craig add to the dining experience with their humour... More 

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hey there, We thank you so very much for your review. It is very much appreciated : ) So great to meet the both of you - and Ginger!! It would be awesome to see you all again in the future and have more enjoyable conversations and laughs. All the VERY best, Craig & Paul More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • 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: $130 - $170 (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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