This motel has fabulous views, a wonderful pool with views, comfy beds with nice linens and a friendly welcome. The bathroom was pretty bad, even in a "delux" room. Think broken shower screen mended by inserting a curtain on a rusty rail, plastic tap handles, water stained basin, 40 watt bulb in the ceiling and no mirror lights. Not that you could see the mirror as the extractor was broken too so it became entirely steamed up. The kettle won't fit under the basin tap so forget your tea unless you fill the cup from the tap then pour it into the kettle like I did. What a shame!
My husband and I stayed at the Hillcrest for a week for our honeymoon. The suite was beautifully decorated and the bed was so comfortable! The rooms overlook merimbula and we were greeted by golden sunrises every morning coming through our windows. Caspar and his staff all had a great knowledge of the local area and were more than willing to give suggestions of places to visit, eat or lookouts in the area. It was a place that showcased the local produce and you were treated like family as soon as you walked in the door! I would absolutely go back! Caspar has done a fabulous job renovating the interior of the motel and landscaping the property to ensure that no matter what your looking for in your stay, there's something for you! Hillcrest is certainly a great base to have when touring the area or somewhere to relax if you need some down time! Thanks for the great experience 😀…
This motel appears to have been recently renovated, great rooms, comfy beds, beautiful decor and little touches that make the rooms more special, like different tea blends, high quality shower products to use, plus a great shower (rain shower head). Such friendly service and advice and a super price for what you get!!
The weather was so bad, we could not utilise all the amazing activities this stylish style has to offer (pool, fire pit, playground, tennis and an array of lounge chairs to relax. Not the daggy plastic tacky chairs, the look at me style chairs. The views over Merimbula are beautiful. 'In Bed' gorgeous throws and cushions, finally a hotel that has tree stump side tables, and a sense of style. The daggy 1970's motel has been re styled perfectly, plush soft carpet, organic loose tea and coffee machine in each of your rooms, filtered water in the fridge. Shampoo, conditioner and moisturiser sit beautifully in the original bathroom, with the best adjustable shower head, with perfect warmth and pressure. Large tv, with Netflix can be viewed in the most comfortable bed, you really will not want to leave. Views from floor to ceiling windows from the bed are beautiful, however, currently the only down fall is that there is no sheer curtain, only a block out, so be warned anyone walking past can both clearly see in and out. Currently they are setting up an eating area, which will be amazing when complete. The only really disappointing situation which has NOTHING to do with this establishment is Merimbula Taxi...........please be warned you may get a taxi into the city to have a few drinks, but do not think you may get back. The phone rings out at 8pm with the look of being stranded. Nothing new from the sound of locals :-(…
This place is a rare find. A blend of old and new with a cool retro feel. Casper kindly offered us an upgraded room and on arrival and departure was so friendly and welcoming offering to show us around the property.. The rooms were styled beautifully. The bed was so comfortable and the shower was hot and had great pressure. True value for money...Casper you have nailed it! We would highly recommend this gorgeous motel.
This hotel was built in the 70's and Caspar has restored it to modern, but retro, comfort and style. We had a fabulous view of the lake/ocean. This property has a pool, tennis court, fire pit (just wonderful), BBQ facilities and is overall relaxed and comfortable. Five minutes from the heart of the city. Recommend for families, couples, anyone really! Staff were very kind and helpful.
Hillcrest Merimbula is a nice place to stay. Beautiful views from the room, just need to trim the palms for a clear view. Room was well appointed. With the rooms being serviced unless you specify exactly what you want done, it isn't done eg asked for more coffee and clean towels but dirty dishes were left and not replaced. We stayed seven nights.
Wow what a little gem. Its a little way out of town but was perfect for my quick overnight stay. The bed was super comfortable and all the little touches make it perfect. But the view "stunning" i was up early so I watched the sunrise totally worth it.
Very clean and big motel. Even though it’s summer, room is still cold at night. There was fan in the room if you feel hot. Common appliances - fridge, microwave, coffee maker, teas, cup, plate, iron etc. Very smooth check in and out for those on road trip. View from the room was great too! Recommended
What a wonderful motel to find in Merimbula! Rooms were beautifully updated, clean, fabulous beds and a wonderful view. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Congratulations to the owner Casper, who has done an amazing job. Definitely a return visit for us!