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Hillcrest Merimbula

95 - 97 Merimbula Dr, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548 Australia
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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
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
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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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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Great View
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Maria wrote a review Dec 2023
Hurstville, Australia2 contributions
We were surprised to see how this hotel has been refreshed with the new owners. The views were amazing, the pool was inviting, the afternoon wine tasting made for a great aperitif before dinner at wheelers. The staff were encountered were great and good fun. We'll consider staying here again.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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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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Mauro V wrote a review Sept 2023
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
Well presented room with a view to behold and equipped with a king bed, fully loaded smart TV, microwave, under bench fridge and full ensuite. The grounds at Hillcrest are immaculate and boast a large pool, bbq and tennis court. Kudos to Casper and the team. Will definitely return.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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phillip k wrote a review Aug 2023
London, United Kingdom13 contributions6 helpful votes
This is such a great motel really comfortable beds, superb breakfast and best of all the staff couldn't be better, polite friendly and helpful. The team have done a wonderful job renovating a mid-century motel and giving it some real style. To top it all off the views are wonderful
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Greg R wrote a review Aug 2023
Melbourne, Australia26 contributions6 helpful votes
Wow. Casper and the team delivered a fantastic experience with great style. Can’t wait to come back for leisure rather than work. I’ve stayed in a lot of country motels, this isn’t a country motel - think ski lodge with palm trees and ocean views, pool tennis courts and a smidge of old Vegas.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Ross Barker wrote a review July 2023
Lakes Entrance37 contributions14 helpful votes
The thing is some critics of Hillcrest just don't get it. Sure this is an older motel. These were built at a time when they could choose the best locations. Some people like Casper and his partner have tried (successfully) to recapture the feel of the motels origin's while offering today's comforts. The gardens are beautiful as is the nostalgic photographic reminder of the surface 70s. Breakfast ( included) in our package was hosted by a delightful and very helpful Tracy. Breakfast was excellent. Thank you Casper and thanks to Molly. Can't wait to return
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Flynn1962 wrote a review June 2023
Junee, Australia76 contributions22 helpful votes
What a great experience and beautifully presented property. Linen and pillows soft and cosy. Woke up to a million dollar view of the sea, lake and village. Cool room with thoughtful touches binoculars ( I spotted whales at sunrise) , books and a great mini bar. Breakfast, looking out to the sea was delicious. Fresh croissants with butter and yummy jam, fresh orange juice, Tilba yoghurt and homemade muesli, Honour bread from Bermagui.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Fiona Flynn wrote a review June 2023
Junee, Australia1 contribution
The linen, pillows and bed was the cosiest sleep I’ve had away from my own. The room was minimal and peaceful The view was to die for Breakfast served in a sun drenched room looking out over the town and sea. Fresh orange juice, pod coffee, the best croissants I have ever had, fresh jam and selection of honour bread fresh from Bermagui bakery. And newspapers!! Friendly staff
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Malcolm B wrote a review May 2023
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Great five days spent at this hidden gem. Great views incredible staff and that continental breakfast fantastic. Best value and vibe location excellent. Visiting our old haunts and our Grandson Thank you Hillcrest Team we will be back
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Date of stay: May 2023
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nikkimax wrote a review Apr 2023
Melbourne, Australia47 contributions49 helpful votes
A fantastic hotel which is a breath of fresh air. Very cool, very well renovated motel with all the modern touches and done with excellent vision and taste for a laid back beachy feel. The rooms are extremely comfortable, great beds, fabulous linens, superb selection of upscale teas, bathroom amenities, lots of light and superb views over Merimbula and surrounding waters. We stayed on the second floor with a lovely balcony overlooking the pool, tennis court, fire pit and lounging areas/garden. I'm a very picky traveller who works in the industry so it's not often I like a place so much that I returned 3 days later. We were driving from Melbourne to Mollymook and just happened to stay here on the way up, with the pick of anywhere on the coastline for 800 kms on the way home, we stayed here again. If you book directly then there is a complimentary continental breakfast, which is outstanding. The best local bread, yoghurt/granola pots, coffee, teas, OJ, pastries on offer all in a sunny retro vibed dining room with sensational views and outstanding staff. Thankyou to Tracy and to Casper who made our stay so enjoyable and provided wonderful recommendations for what to do and where to eat in the area. Love, love this place and will most certainly be back.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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AU$138 - AU$189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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, Monti Restaurant & Bar, and Merimbula Sunset Kiosk.
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.