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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My partner & I have stayed here twice. We have enjoyed our stay once again as the owners always friendly, helpful and always provide excellent services. On this particularly trip, we have been advised the restaurant is opened for dinner. The food are always served fresh and desserts are delicious. The restaurant is very relaxing and comfortable environment for all...

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ShacresI, Owner at Lookout Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks guys....always a pleasure having you stay and thank you for the great wrap. The renos are taking shape with 8 of the suites completed and another 7 due for completion mid April. Look forward to seeing you back again soon....Take care

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was traveling on my own from north coast through to Sydney and wanted to stop for a night at Dorrigo to visit the rainforest. Lookout Mountain Retreat was perfect as they had a single room which was perfect for my budget. Lovely hot shower and a perfect night sleep. I woke to a picturesque view of the mountains.

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ShacresI, Owner at Lookout Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback Zbrowelli, our studio suites certainly are perfect for the single traveller looking for comfortable well priced accommodation in what we believe to be one of the most picturesque locations on the Mid North Coast. Cheers

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

If you want a place close to the Waterfall Way that is clean and well run, this is it. The rooms are spacious, the views are great, the management is friendly and efficient and the food and wine are very tasty. It will be a top place when the refurbishment is completed.

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ShacresI, Manager at Lookout Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Great feedback is always appreciated and we very much appreciate your review. We hope when you next book we can ensure your stay in one of our newly renovated suites. Until next time.....take care...Wayne & Phil

Cooma, Australia
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The views are fabulous, The motel and amenities are very comfortable and I'm sorry we could not stay longer. Next trip I plan to be at the motel for periods of down time so we can make more use of the dining room, take more advantage of the evenings outdoors and just chill. Phil and Wayne are pleasant and obliging...

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ShacresI, Manager at Lookout Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Its great to hear guests say how much they have enjoyed their stay and that the experience has been such a positive one. We hope you can get away soon to enjoy the peace and tranquility of this pristine location. Until next time....take care. Cheers Wayne & Phil

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Small budget single room. Air conditioned. Comfortable bed. Great towels. Staff friendly. Beautiful view. Restaurant available. Cosy room. Television. Fridge, toaster and kettle. Early checkout. Very quiet room

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ShacresI, Owner at Lookout Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing the Lookout Mountain Retreat for your stay. The budget rooms do give overnight travelers great value for money with studio style accommodation without compromising on comfort and service. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope you choose to stay when next you are passing through. Regards Wayne & Phil

Reviewed 13 February 2017

Really fantastic hotel, warm service, great room at an amazing value. The hilltop setting is extraordinary and the owners and staff were incredibly helpful--gave me excellent, local recommendations of things to go see and do--even coffee spots in Bellingen Wifi was solid, which was great given no mobile coverage in the area. I also had dinner at the restaurant. Lamb...

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ShacresI, Owner at Lookout Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback Aaron Z. We certainly love reading reviews like the one you have left us....gives us sense that all the hard work and effort is appreciated by our guests. Hope you get back this way again very soon and thanks for choosing the Lookout Mountain Retreat for your stay. Regards Wayne & Phil

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Hosts Phil & Wayne were beyond lovely and helpful during our short stay. Very knowledgable about the local area and things to do. Room was clean and tidy. Great to have a fridge and good sized bathroom. Only downside was the old aircon being noisy at night (although they are in the process of renovating). Bed was very comfy and...

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ShacresI, Owner at Lookout Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for the great wrap....we certainly feel privileged to be living in such a pristine location and its great when people who stay also enjoy their experience. Hope we see you again in the not to distant future. Regards Wayne & Phil

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We were so lucky to have found this great spot with its magical views of misty mountains, and quiet, clean, comfortable rooms with all the basic amenities. The managers were very friendly and helpful as well. Even if you are visiting nearby Bellingen, I would recommend staying here at Dorrigo as it's more peaceful and less damp than Bellingen. There...

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ShacresI, Owner at Lookout Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and thanks for the great wrap!!! Lookout Mountain Retreat is certainly a unique place to live and work and we love it when guests also get to enjoy this picturesque location. Hope to see you back again soon. Cheers Wayne & Phil

Fakenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We travel a lot staying in all sorts oh hotels etc and when you come across places like this it is great. The service from the owners is great and lots of local knowledge. Views amazing and even get to feed the deer herd. When we stayed it was quiet so dinner and breakfast was served outside our room looking...

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ShacresI, Owner at Lookout Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Geoffrey, Its was our pleasure having you both stay and it is always great when we hear such good feedback as we are doing our very best to make our guests experience one to remember for all the right reasons. best wishes and we hope to see you back this way some day. Kind regards Wayne & Phil

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 31 January 2017

What a great retreat! Up on the mountain with the best views in Dorrigo! My experience was wonderful from the time I walked in until the time I left. Excellent service, exceptionally clean, quiet rooms. Just what I needed for a brief retreat. I'll be staying there again next time I'm in Dorrigo.

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ShacresI, Owner at Lookout Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words and wonderful review. We certainly strive to make our guest feel they are part of our family and we look forward to your next visit...hopefully to long away! Kind regards Wayne & Phil

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The ideal getaway place, half way between Sydney and Brisbane, overlooking the Dorrigo escarpment out to the ocean and national parks ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lookout Mountain Retreat

Address: 15 Maynards Plains Road, Dorrigo, New South Wales 2453, Australia (Formerly Lookout Motor Inn)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Dorrigo
Price Range: RM415 - RM513 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lookout Mountain Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Ask for air conditioning. Cheaper budget room available. Ask for view of valley”
  • Single bed and bathroom
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 of 5 bubbles 234trishj, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“not all rooms have aircon--make sure you choose carefully”
 of 5 bubbles 681aaronz, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the top level of rooms for a better view”
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“They all seemed lovely with views all around”
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“We were in the 2nd block. We had air conditioning.”
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