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Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Mermaid Beach, Australia
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Wonderful weekend escape! Paul and Craig are both helpful & welcoming. Magical views of Mt Warning, Wollumbin and the Springbrook Range to the North. We were able to relax and unwind and enjoy the tranquility in the fully self-contained Cottage with a fantastic double Spa that has views of Mount Warning (just like the photos show!) There is a fireplace...

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Sue, Thank you so much for your review and for taking the time to send this out. A big thank you also for your tips for the US - we will do our best to get to your suggestions! Looking forward to seeing you here again so we can share a wine (or 2!) Very Best wishes to you...

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights but wished it was longer extremely relaxing in comfortable surroundings. Craig and Paul are wonderful hosts and Paul's food is divine. I now know the true taste of free range eggs thanks to their "chooks" and we were captivated by Bazer the turkey's antics each afternoon. We felt more like house guests than hotel guests! Will...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Have just come back from staying at this property, we booked at this location with high expectations due to the previous reviews, it didnt disappoint. The hosts Paul and Craig are very welcoming and know their stuff, the property is well looked after and they have a wonderful array of animals, dogs, cats, chickens, turkeys, goats - you can be...

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat, responded to this review

Dear 012, Thank you very much for your review. It always makes us very happy to get feedback like this. We will continue to be consistent so if you are here again we can match or better your last visit! Thanks again! Craig & Paul

Brixham, Devon
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Its not flash - just peacefully wonderful. Expect a very friendly reception from Paul and Craig to their tranquil spot on a hill. They have magnificent views of Mt Warning, Wollumbin and the Springbrook Range to the North. They have created a wonderful atmosphere in which to relax and unwind. We have travelled widely in all States and Territories of...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We spent 3 nights at this magical guesthouse. The location is stunning, the accommodation tasteful and comfortable, and the hospitality offered by Paul and Craig was warm and welcoming - there was honestly nothing that was too much trouble for them and their enthusiasm and friendliness really set the tone for the whole weekend. We will be returning!!

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat, responded to this review

Hi there, What a sheer delight having you both stay with us! Thank you very much indeed for your review. We do look forward to seeing you back here in the future. Make sure "C" "leaves his phone at home "accidentally" : ) Look forward to seeing you both here again. Best Regards Aplenty, Craig & Paul

Reviewed 1 March 2017

We had two very enjoyable nights in Hillcrest Retreat. We arrived in the evening for a lovely dinner cooked by chef Paul. Rooms were very comfortable with lovely views. Breakfasts a highlight. Paul and Craig attentive and accomodating hosts. A very enjoyable stay in a well appointed hotel.

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Lynda, We really appreciate your review of us. Thank you so very much for taking the time to do this. It was a total fun and enjoyable time having you all stay here. We give you a big thumbs up!!! Hope to see you both here again in the future. Have an awesome day! Craig & Paul

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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 Mountain View 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...

Redland City, Australia
Reviewed 4 February 2017 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 Mountain View 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 30 January 2017

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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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat, responded to this review

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 27 January 2017

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 Mountain View 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

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Smoking rooms available
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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 Mountain View Retreat

Address: 167 Upper Crystal Creek Rd | Upper Crystal Creek, Murwillumbah, New South Wales 2484, Australia (Formerly Hillcrest Retreat)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Murwillumbah
Price Range: ₹ 8,727 - ₹ 10,795 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Self-contained Cottage is fabulous for those wishing a more independant stay.”
SueM403, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“There are 3 rooms. Two in the main house with private deck. One self contained one-bedroom cottage. All have amazing views.”
osaxon, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Only stayed in the cottage so can't comment on the rooms also available.”
141geoffreyb, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“View from the Mt Wollumbin room were stunning”
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“Views, peace and comfort.”
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