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Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat

167 Upper Crystal Creek Rd, Upper Crystal Creek, New South Wales 2484 Australia
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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.
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Maurice D wrote a review 23 Feb
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We had the best stay. Paul & Craig are great hosts and made us feel very welcome. Paul is a great Chef and we recommend paying extra for Dinner it was amazing. Breakfast were superb. The location of the property is special so quiet and relaxed. Nothing was too much trouble. Next stay will be for 2 or more nights and can highly recommend a stay here
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Suefysh2303 wrote a review Jan 2024
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A return trip to this magical location for us, to celebrate my husband’s 70th birthday. Unfortunately we couldn’t get there for our first night due to flooding but made the most of our one day. It’s a photographers paradise, so lush and green. Our room was extremely comfortable with everything we needed. Paul cooked up a storm for our three course meal. Delicious food! Breakfast was also so tasty. Thanks to Paul and Craig for a memorable stay. We’ll be back😊
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Craig Holland, Owner at Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat
Responded 16 Jan 2024
Thank you so much for your review AND for coming back : ). We are so happy to have you stay and look forward to the next time!! All the very best for 2024! Craig & Paul
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Cheryl H wrote a review Dec 2023
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Lovely part of the country. Beautiful views. Craig and Paul are very friendly and accommodating hosts. Paul culinary skills are above and beyond. Amazing meals and good amount to choose from. Very clean room, comfy bed, cosy library and nice pool in amazing surroundings. Highly recommend this B & B. Thanks for your amazing hospitality.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 21 Dec 2023
Woo HOO!!!! Thank you so very much for your review : ). We are so happy you stayed - and enjoyed!! Please come back again when you can. All the VERY best for the festive season and 2024. Craig & Paul
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Jolanda V wrote a review Nov 2023
Hoogerheide, The Netherlands66 contributions11 helpful votes
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The super hosts Paul&Craig made us feel at home. Delicious food service and room. And a magnificent view. Really a place to go back to. Good location, nice places nearby like Murwillumbah. Breakfast&dinner delicious relaxing and very enjoyable
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 16 Nov 2023
Hey there Jolanda! Thank you SO much for your review !! We are so happy you had the chance to stay with us, and hope your time in Australia is simply awesome. All the very best, Paul and Craig
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Thea V wrote a review Sept 2023
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For the second time, we travelled >16.000 km to be at Hillcrest 😉. What more is there to say…..For the second time, it was supergezellig. You now know what that means. A warm welcome, delicious food and pepper-entertainment, it’s all-inn. Thank you so much, Graig and Paul, for a great time at your lovely place. Piet and Thea
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 2 Oct 2023
YAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! We so loved seeing you again! Thank you SO much for coming back. We are still working on that time travel thing so you don't have to fly over every time : ). You are absolutley welcome back- ANYTIME!
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Leannem45 wrote a review July 2023
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Loved our stay at Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat. Everything from the warm greeting when we arrived, to the lovely linen, amazing views, delicious breakfast (and lots of choices) and the hospitality of Craig and Paul was faultless. Every detail was covered including taking the time to talk to us about how to spend our day in the area, bubble bath for the spa bath, and then provided space for us to relax and unwind. One of the highlights was the incredible dinner cooked at the retreat. We planned to have dinner only one night but the food was so good we ate there again. Many choices and such tasty, delicious food. Our stay was fantastic and we will return again for sure.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 6 Aug 2023
Awwww Leanne, we loved you both staying here with us! Thank you so very, very much for your review! We cannot wait to see you back here more laughs and excellent conversations. See you in the future! Best Wishes, Craig & Paul
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Kay1314 wrote a review July 2023
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia8 contributions1 helpful vote
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From the moment you arrive a sense of tranquility comes over you. Paul and Craig are the most wonderful hosts and greet you with a true warmth. The location and views are breathtaking. You can do as much or as little as you want. Great bush walking country all around. But curling up on the daybed out side your room or in the pergola is the best thing…that is until dinner is served!!! Paul provides a fantastic selection for your 2 or 3 course meal. We had dinner both nights we were there and it was amazing. Craig provided simply outstanding service. It’s dog friendly and has an incredibly large dog run. Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat has it all. Don’t think twice - book it now, you won’t be disappointed.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 4 Aug 2023
Hiya Kay! Thanks very, very much for your review! We are truly appreciative and humbled by your words X. Look forward to seeing you again in the future! All the best, Paul & Craig
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John M wrote a review May 2023
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A little corner of paradise. Where to start? Magical location with views to die for. Tasteful and elegant accommodation. The food, well where to start? Simply to die for. Just brilliant. And, leaving the best to last the hosts. Thank you Craig and Paul. Warm, friendly, funny, full of knowledge. We left feeling we had made some very good “friends”. In summary a stay of quality and class. We will most definitely be back VERY soon!
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded 4 Aug 2023
Hey there John, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! And it was an honour and a pleasure to have you both stay with us : ) See you soon! Craig & Paul
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Dionne wrote a review Aug 2022
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Had a great stay! Nice view. Clean and comfortable room. Paul & Craig are the best. Had the best dinner and breakfast home made by Paul. Feels like coming home. Would recommend everyone to stay here!!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Craig Holland, Owner at Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat
Responded 29 Nov 2022
Hey Dionne! Well, this took a while!! Sorry, totally forgot about checking in here : ). Sending you a great big THANK YOU for reviewing us. We hope all is well for you. Take care, Paul and Craig
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Michael T wrote a review July 2022
Queensland, Australia38 contributions5 helpful votes
Wonderful stay. Paul and Craig HAVE to be the best hosts we've ever come across. They made us feel as if we were 'family'. A lot of laughter. Food was wonderful - Paul was a chef in a past life. Carolynne had a massage "to die for", she said. Room very comfortable. It really is a 'home away from home'. Thanks guys.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 12 July 2022
Hi Michael and Carolynne, We absolutely adored having you stay here! It was such an enjoyable experience : ). We hope to see you here again. Thank you for your warmth, laughter and fun. Ooh and your review too of course!! All the very best, Paul and Craig
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Best Of All Lookout (6.9 km), Goomoolahra Falls (8.0 km), and Red Rattlers Gallery (7.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Crystal Creek Estate, Links Pizza, and The Chillingham Store.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah (10.0 km) and Banner Street Memoria Park (9.7 km).
Does Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.