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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

A lovely stay here. We were greeted by a nice young lady who checked us in. The room and facilities were perfect and we couldn't have asked for more. Unfortunately, the following morning an older lady 'k' was on reception and came out with a couple of uncomfortable and unsolicited comments that tainted things somewhat as she had a perfectly...

Thank Jimoceans
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We stayed at the Hillcrest Guest House for 2 nights over the Christmas holiday. Katrina, the owner, has beautifully renovated the complex. We stayed in room #3, which had plenty of room for our family of 4, with a queen bed and a set of bunkbeds. The facility was sparkling clean and in excellent condition. Easy to walk to all...

Thank BrodieBunch0004
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Excellent location, wonderful staff and great rooms ... certainly an excellent combination. We stayed for 3 nights in one of the rooms with a shared bathroom and had no problems at all. The room was clean and comfy with excellent A/C so no problems sleeping at night. Pool and gardens were just the ticket to relax in the evening and...

Thank roskoedj
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Hillcrest on booking.com claims “Renovated in 2011, Hillcrest Guest House is housed in a classic Queenslander building built in the 1880s.” Most rooms have only shared bathroom facilities, so we booked a “Queen Suite” which has a private bathroom. Website states: “This suite has a private bathroom and a verandah. Also includes air conditioning, TV and a fridge.” Accordingly, we...

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Katrina W, Manager at Hillcrest Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Mr Spring, Thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention. Firstly, regarding the Queen Suite being located separate to the main house. When, in person, you were questioned which websites you had looked at BEFORE you booked accommodation at the Hillcrest, you replied "Booking.com AND Tripadvisor". It is clearly stated on Tripadvisor (within the section of "Official Description...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2016

I stayed for 2 nights in November 2016. I was met by the host Laura who provided excellent advice on things to see and explore locally, with recommendations of places to eat and drink. I think I ticked off all her suggestions and was very satisfied. Hillcrest Guest House is situated a 2 min walk from the main street with...

Thank John_ssss
Reviewed 16 November 2016

On a recent motorcycle trip to Cape York. Stumbled upon this gem by accident. Amazed at how cheap it was to stay here and the array of services provided. Staff excellent and a great breakfast in the price. Rooms super clean and comfortable and atmosphere was brilliant. Will go to Cooktown just to stay here. Highly recommend.

Thank Len B
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

My Mum and I decided to holiday to Cooktown with our dog for one night. We stayed here and it was just lovely! A very comfortable and welcoming room. Everything was clean and just beautiful. Breakfast was also amazing! Everything was perfect! Thankyou so much for the lovely stay!

1Thank Ruby H
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is a lovely guesthouse located a short walk away from the main street. Although be prepared that it is easier going downhill - especially in the heat! We both enjoyed our stay here and the surroundings of this guesthouse are delightful. the gardens are lovely and it is easy to find a quiet spot.We were lucky enought to see...

Thank DebbieAltona
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We loved this accommodation, well located right under Grassy Hill. Beautiful old Queenslander, well appointed rooms. Staff are very friendly, and we loved Katrina! Good, honest recommendations for eating out. Cooktown is not very big - the main street was 1 minute drive. Make sure you do Grassy Hill on sunset, and the museum was excellent. The accommodation also has...

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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Katrina is the perfect host in that she's warm and welcoming, helpful & practical yet not at all intrusive. Hillcrest is perfectly located 2 mins walk to the Main Street (pubs, cafes, museum, wharf) and is on the way to the magnificent Cooktown lookout. We normally like our privacy and stay in hotels but didn't regret this in the slightest...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hillcrest Guest House

Address: 130 Hope St, Cooktown, Queensland 4895, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cooktown
Price Range: $116 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hillcrest Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“A room on the top floor will give you easier entry from the street with your luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles roskoedj, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you can manage a shared bathroom, book a room in the main guest house building.”
  • Back of guest house past which you need to walk to get to meals and pool.
  • The 'queen suite' we were offered.
  • The block containing the two 'queen suites'
 of 5 bubbles Sonnysmaster, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The outside queen room with its own ensuite is very private”
 of 5 bubbles DebbieAltona, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The self contained accommodation rooms have a small ground level 'balcony area', with pleasant bush views.”
 of 5 bubbles Robaussietravel, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Being a guest house, there is footstep noise at times on timber floorboards. No issue after 10 pm for us.”
 of 5 bubbles sandpeg1970, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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