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Longreach, Australia
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We recently spent 6 nights at Hillcrest and enjoyed every moment. The beautiful surroundings, the superb meals, and our exceptional hosts, Paul and Craig (the pepper grinder) all ensured that we will be back again soon.

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you both so very much for giving us a review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and really look forward to seeing you here again! Very Best Wishes, Craig & Paul

Reviewed 16 September 2016

We spent an amazing couple of days at Hillcrest. Our room was very comfortable and clean and serviced daily. Our hosts Craig and Paul (who is also an amazing chef) have created a real gem with this B&B. They have a dining room for guests where breakfast is served daily with fresh fruits, yoghurt, cereals and also a hot breakfast...

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so so SO much for your review Jane! It makes us so very happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us (and the menagerie!) We really enjoyed getting to know the both of you, and hope to have another opportunity in the future to do so : ) All the very best, Craig & Paul

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Just perfect - Breathtaking views, tranquility at its best - loved lounging in the various hammocks being serenaded by the animals chatterings - Bliss! Slept like a baby in the super-comfy bed! Amazing hosts - What with Paul's exquisite cooking, and Craig's to die for 'Pepper grinding' skills and wicked sense of humours - loved it! And of course, not...

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you sooooooooooooooo much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate your feedback. And it was sheer delight to get to laugh with the both of you. Thank you for dubbing Bazza the "Las Vegas Pigeon" It is now his permanent name here! We really hope to see you both back here sometime. It would be absolute bliss for us...

Reviewed 5 September 2016

Claire and I had a great few days in the lodge at hillcrest; the photos don't do justice to the position -- really stunning ; paul and craig were charming and attentive ; the lodge was very comfortable and spacious peaceful and worth the bit extra (mamouth bath ) ; the area generally is very pretty and convenient both for...

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HillcrestRetreat, Owner at Hillcrest Retreat, responded to this review

Hey there Andrew, Thank you so very much for your review. It was truly awesome to meet both yourself and Claire. Hope to see you back here again! All the very best to the both of you : ) Craig & Paul

Sydney Aust
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We recently spent 3 enjoyable days at Hillcrest. On arrival we were welcomed by Paul .....and Bazza the turkey........... The setting was magnificent with views across the hills to Mt Warning. After settling in Craig met us and offered suggestions what to do exploring the area. The first morning we awoke to view a stunning sunrise from our bedroom. Very...

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!! We so appreciate your feedback. We certainly look forward to your next stay with us. Have a great day! Craig & Paul

Reviewed 24 July 2016

We just finished our stay at Hillcrest and we loved every moment of it! As others have mentioned numerous times (and for good reason), Craig and Paul were amazing hosts and looked after every request with smiles on their faces. Craig did a fantastic job of getting us settled in, showing us around the property, and introducing us to all...

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Hi there Nick & Nicole, It was an absolute pleasure to meet the both of you and have you stay in our B & B. We are so very happy you chose here to get engaged; it means a lot to us! Thank you so very, very much for your review. We are truly touched by your kind words. We...

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 3 July 2016

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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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!!

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 26 June 2016

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 ?...

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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...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 24 June 2016 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...

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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

Forster, Australia
Reviewed 13 June 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...

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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 

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Address: 167 Upper Crystal Creek Rd | Upper Crystal Creek, Murwillumbah, New South Wales 2484, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Murwillumbah
Price Range: ₹ 9,079 - ₹ 11,741 (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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“Views, peace and comfort.”
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