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Hillcrest Guest House

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Bondi, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed just the one night in a queen room with shared bathroom. We were met on arrival with a lovely warm welcome from Katrina who showed us around the property and to our room. The room was spacious, spotlessly clean and had views over the tropical gardens. I was surprised to see robes and also a decent size fridge. We...

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Innisfail, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful old Queenslander nicely renovated to make your stay comfortable but not losing any of its charm. Rooms were large and very clean as were the other amenities and shared areas. A very nice cold breakfast was provided, freshly prepared fruit salad, cereal, etc. The owner Katrina is the perfect host, knowledgeable, helpful with a few tips on things...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place relaxed lots of space to relax at pool and in the gardens. Very serene, great kitchen and breakfast. Rooms are excellently kept. Loved our stay. Katrina is a great host giving a guided tour on arrival.

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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This gorgeous Queenslander is nestled at the start of Cooktown's famous Grassy Hill and is a five-minute walk into town. Spotlessly clean, the large rooms are freshly painted and tastefully decorated and include all the mod cons - split system air-conditioning and flat-screen TV. The shared bathroom is very modern and again spotless and there's endless supplies of fresh towels...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a couple of nights in Hillcrest Guest House - it was a very clean, comfortable room with a nice balcony and view of the garden. They have a nice small pool that was very welcome after a long hot day out and about. It's an easy drive along the main attractions. The staff at the hotel were very...

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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...

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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...

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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: $113 - $150 (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.”
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'
Sonnysmaster, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The outside queen room with its own ensuite is very private”
DebbieAltona, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The self contained accommodation rooms have a small ground level 'balcony area', with pleasant bush views.”
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.”
sandpeg1970, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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