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Fresh, eclectic, cosy and modern.
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 July 2021via mobile
We were lucky enough to get to stay at Hillcrest in Merimbula. The room was beautifully fitted out. Fresh, eclectic, cosy and modern. The views are outstanding and the service is second to none. Drinks around the fire pit over looking Merimbula after the scenic drive in. Such a great start to the holiday.

Will definitely be coming back!

I would recommend Hillcrest to anyone passing through but if you have the time to stay for longer you should definitely try book in.
Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 June 2021 via mobile

I’ve long dreamed of buying an old motel and bringing back to life myself so was so excited to see what the talented team at Hillcrest had done. I believe the transformation has just begun, we are looking forward to seeing future phases. Here are tips from our experience:
✔️We had 4 kids and 2 adults in adjoining family room, this would be ideal for people with young kids but in future I would put the older kids in their own room so they had their own bathroom.
✔️they have lovely Kevin Murphy amenities but BYO shower cap
✔️ there is a small kitchenette with kettle and microwave, we loved the complementary morning crossiants and the MAYDE tea and filtered coffee
✔️ the new tennis court is so much fun , make sure you allow some time for a game
✔️ the kids loved roasting marshmallows over the fire pit, it was so nice sitting around it looking out to the view across Merimbula
✔️ we had a 4WD with surfboards and ski gear on the roof racks so couldn’t fit in the undercover Carpark past the second bay which has a low clearance, there is plenty of parking next to the reception
✔️ expect patchy phone and internet even with Telstra
✔️ Very comfortable beds & large new TV’s

I recommend Hillcrest as perfect accommodation for a South Coast road trip itinerary.

Date of stay: May 2021
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jodi Mason, General Manager at Hillcrest Merimbula, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2021

Thank you so much Michelle, We are thrilled to hear that you and your family experienced the atmosphere , vibe and great facilities we have here at Hillcrest Merimbula.

We would love to see you and all your family and friends back again soon.

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Reviewed 27 May 2021 via mobile

Delightful Motel nestled on top of the hill overlooking the superb grounds and coast. The renovated room was beautifully appointed and the sunny balcony boasted magnificent views, We ate our delivered to our door warm croissant with butter and jam for breakfast in the sun. We were supplied lovely teas, plates, mugs and milk.
The bed was extremely comfy and the linen and pillows of high quality
We were greeted by the friendly staff who were helpful in dinner ideas and orienting us to the area.
Great quality smart TV and internet speed great.
Look forward to another visit.!

Date of stay: May 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank R1356THpeterb
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Jodi Mason, General Manager at Hillcrest Merimbula, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2021

Thank you Peter for taking the time to review our gorgeous property.

We are so happy you enjoyed your time here at Hillcrest Merimbula and we hope to see you back again in the near future.

The Hillcrest Merimbula Team.

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Reviewed 1 April 2021

We had a very comfy stay in a refurbished room that overlooks the beautiful Merimbula coast. I’ll have to come back to enjoy it again from the swimming pool and tennis court, in the newly landscaped garden. The friendly owners are making this into a very updated motel. Lovely touches like the brewed tea and local filtered coffee in the rooms.

Date of stay: March 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Christine G
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Kimberley Purcell, General Manager at Hillcrest Merimbula, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2021

Hi Christine - we are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us & got to experience our amazing coast. We love it here and are glad you do too!
Kim x
The Hillcrest Merimbula Team

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Reviewed 13 March 2021 via mobile

Travelled with my partner, though was a work trip. Nice boutique vibe to this hotel with a lovely pool, awesome amenities, down to the coffee which is amazing. Kimberly and Ali are so welcoming, the view here is stunning to catch the sunrise. Can’t fault the place.

Date of stay: March 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kimberley Purcell, General Manager at Hillcrest Merimbula, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2021

Thanks so much for the great review itsjohnno! We love having you both come to stay, and can't wait to welcome you back again soon. Our view really is unbeatable, and we can't wait for you to see what's next as we move to the next stage of our renovations - we will be winter ready with our Fire Pit & BBQ area coming soon! See you again hopefully soon! ~ Kimberley & The Hillcrest Merimbula Team

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Reviewed 9 March 2021 via mobile

The amazing transformation undertaken by the Hillcrest crew is well worth it in recreating a style and comfort seldom found in modern hotels.
From the warm welcome at the front desk by Kimberly to the enthusiastic chats with Casper, the owner, you can tell this place with be 'No Vacancy' more often than not.
Warm, fresh crossiants and jam each morning served to the room are a small but important ingredient of adding a touch of class to the best view in Merimbula from the comfort of a soft bed with a large screen smart TV.
The pool and surrounds, tennis court and volleyball grass have been restored and improved and we look forward to returning when the dining room is ready for action.
We chose the Merimbula Suite and enjoyed every minute of our 4 day stay (after extending for a day).

Date of stay: March 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kimberley Purcell, General Manager at Hillcrest Merimbula, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2021

Kim it was such a pleasure have you both with us for the 4 nights! Thank you for the amazing review, We are so pleased you got to enjoy all that Hillcrest has to offer, and we can't wait to welcome you back again as we move to the next phase of our transformation.
Safe travels, and we look forward to you both becoming regulars of the Hillcrest family - Kimberley & The Hillcrest Merimbula Team x

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