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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

Thank John_ssss
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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!

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Melbourne, Australia
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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... More 

Thank DebbieAltona
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24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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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... More 

Thank Zozocash
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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... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Very much enjoyed this place! Breakfast in the morning provided, and a lovely vibe to this place making us feel really comfortable! Rooms and bathrooms always clean which I love! Would be back again if I was in town again without a doubt.

Thank David O
Bunbury, Australia
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Located one block from the main street of Cooktown and within a short walk to the RSL and Bowls Club this guest house was a great place to stay. The toilets/showers were very clean and were obviously checked several times a day. The rooms are clean with comfortable beds TV, fridge etc. Coffee is available from the dining area 24/7.... More 

Thank Neil E
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

The guesthouse has a very pleasant homey atmosphere. Clean and airy, polished floors and a well equipped shared bathroom with lots of towels, soap, shampoo and conditioners. The manager was very welcoming and helpful with information. The breakfast was excellent, good bread, yoghurt and beautiful fresh fruit salad as well as the usual brekky items. The single room was comfortable... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Stayed here overnight with a group of 10 at the end of a wonderful camping tour of Olkola country north-west of Laura. Amazingly we all fitted in (and were not the only guests) so clearly its cottage-y appearance is deceptive! Rooms were delightful, as was the garden setting - including pool which a few of us made a bee-line for... More 

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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: RM357 - RM446 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hillcrest Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“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
“My room was out the back in the garden--lovely and quiet”
 of 5 bubbles KerryfGoldCoast, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have ensuites and others share (very good) amenities. I liked being in the original guesthouse best (shared amenities)”
 of 5 bubbles KymnJane, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
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