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95 - 97 Merimbula Dr, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548 Australia
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#11 of 15 hotels in Merimbula
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With uninterrupted views overlooking our home town of Merimbula, the Hillcrest embodies everything that’s special about our local community. A sense of relaxed sophistication, celebration of providence, of natural beauty and adventure. We encourage our guests to look out and look in – connect to our environment and to themselves through our interpretation of a new era of accommodation – affordable luxury. Hillcrest is an institution grounded in a sense of hospitality which we continue to embrace – where walking in feels like ‘coming home’ and you’re treated like friends and family. Through our staged process of re imagining the 50 year old property, we are currently offering newly furnished deluxe, superior and family style rooms. As part of our December opening we will be releasing 6 stunningly designed and renovated Exhale deluxe suites with private balconies overlooking the ocean and will continue to upgrade the top floor rooms into 2021.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Breakfast available
Tennis court
Kids stay free
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Microwave
Refrigerator
Walk-in shower
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Not_the_actress2 wrote a review Jun 2022
Canberra, Australia6 contributions
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!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Julie K wrote a review May 2022
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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 😀
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Renee Connolly , Guest Services / Front Office at Hillcrest Merimbula
Responded 15 May 2022
Thank you Julie, We loved having you both here and cant wait to have you back to show you even more of the south coast. All the best, Hillcrest Team.
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ELE78 wrote a review May 2022
Rockhampton, Australia10 contributions1 helpful vote
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!!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TrixiesReviews wrote a review Apr 2022
Sydney, Australia103 contributions42 helpful votes
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 :-(
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Kirsten S wrote a review Mar 2022
Geelong, Australia30 contributions16 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karen M wrote a review Mar 2022
Coolum Beach, Australia94 contributions43 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: any room has a beautiful view and a wee balcony with chairs, table.
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Bronwen R wrote a review Mar 2022
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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.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cindy M wrote a review Dec 2021
Sydney, Australia294 contributions20 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Its a bit out of town you can't walk there really there is a big hill
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Stephanie C wrote a review Dec 2021
Singapore, Singapore25 contributions2 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MaureenMelbourne wrote a review Dec 2021
Melbourne11 contributions7 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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$98 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesMerimbula
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hillcrest Merimbula
Which popular attractions are close to Hillcrest Merimbula?
Nearby attractions include The Merimbula Boardwalk (1.2 km), Magic Mountain (1.2 km), and The Picture Show Man (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hillcrest Merimbula?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and a tennis court.
Which room amenities are available at Hillcrest Merimbula?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, blackout curtains, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Hillcrest Merimbula?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Hillcrest Merimbula?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hillcrest Merimbula?
Conveniently located restaurants include Club Sapphire Merimbula, Merimbula Sunset Kiosk, and Zaffiro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hillcrest Merimbula?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hillcrest Merimbula located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Merimbula.
Does Hillcrest Merimbula have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.