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Hillcrest Guest House

130 Hope St, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895 Australia
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Cooktown
Hillcrest Guest House is an original Queenslander built in 1880. The house has recently been renovated to create a cool, welcoming feel, with original polished timber floors and beautiful tropical gardens. All rooms upstairs are shared facilities, there is also a kitchen and laundry which guests are welcome to use. There is one self contained unit and three en-suite units - detached from the house. The swimming pool is 9 metres long and was the first swimming pool in Cooktown where the school children were taught to swim.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mark M wrote a review Oct 2021
Noosa, Australia14 contributions
Hillcrest guest house was lovely place to stay. It’s clean, well maintained, the breakfast is fresh and delicious and Katrina was extremely helpful settling us in and telling us about the great places to visit in Cooktown. We would happily come back here!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Adrian P wrote a review Sept 2021
Noosa, Australia980 contributions228 helpful votes
We booked the Studio with ensuite and it was very large. We arrived early and Katrina stored our luggage until check-in time. The kitchen had a very large skylight which didn't have a cover. While this wasn't much of an issue for us, it could be in summer with light and heat coming in. The bathroom design was odd with a laundry tub rather than a basin. In addition, there was mould on the plug. Breakfast was very pleasant with plenty of conversation. The room also had lots of steps internally and the back of the building (on the way to breakfast was somewhat tatty). On the other hand, the bed was comfortable and there were bedside tables with lights and electric sockets on both sides of the bed. The pool was too cold for us but that's a matter of what you're used to. When we left, Katrina very helpfully drove us down to the main street with our suitcases.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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giacomina17 wrote a review Sept 2021
Brisbane, Australia535 contributions201 helpful votes
Clean, comfortable room and bountiful breakfast. Staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful. Short walk to the centre of town and attractions. Will happily return. Ability to launder clothes and hang them out to dry. Pool was a welcome diversion on a hot day.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
GranmaMimi wrote a review Aug 2021
Cairns Region, Australia34 contributions14 helpful votes
My cousin and I stayed at the Guesthouse for two nights. It’s a beautiful old wooden building, freshly and cleanly maintained. Our family room we shared had 4 bunk beds and a double bed. The room had ceiling fans and air conditioning. Breakfast was supplied and was varied and lovely. Eating it beside the pool was a relaxing start to our day. We shared a bathroom with other guests, but it was kept very clean at all times. Sadly our room did not have a sink but we were given access to the kitchen to fill our water bottles each day. Free Wifi was provided so we had internet reception but we were unable to use our phones to make calls or send messages. The Guesthouse is on the side of Grassy Hill. It was not till we were well away from the hill that we could use our phones. All in all, however, we would both love to stay there again for future visits. Word of warning, however - book well in advance as it is a popular guesthouse and we were lucky to get a room. 😀
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mal N wrote a review June 2021
8 contributions
What a wonderful handy location on the way up to Grassy Hill, just a few blocks from the main street Extremely clean and comfortable with excellent friendly staff and management Highly recommended. Great breakfast and a pool to cool off in!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
USD 77 - USD 120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hillcrest Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Hillcrest Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Grassy Hill (0.6 km), Cooktown Museum (0.4 km), and Cooktown History Centre (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hillcrest Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Hillcrest Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hillcrest Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hillcrest Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hillcrest Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jackey Jackey Herbs & Spices Thai Restaurant, Bowled Over Bistro, and Cooktown RSL Memorial Club.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hillcrest Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hillcrest Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cooktown Museum (0.4 km) and Cooktown History Centre (0.4 km).