Renovated in 2011, Hillcrest Guest House is housed in a classic Queenslander building built in the 1880s. Just 750 yards from James Cook Museum, it offers a 10 yards swimming pool, free parking and free WiFi access.

Offering a self-contained studio and guest rooms with shared or private bathrooms, all accommodation is equipped with a fridge and a flat-screen TV. The studio is in the main house whereas the en suite rooms are set within the gardens and detached from the main house.

Self-service laundry facilities are available on site. Guests can prepare simple meals in the shared kitchen.

The daily continental breakfast includes cereals, toast, yoghurt and fresh fruit.

Cooktown Hillcrest Guest House is 1.2 miles from the botanic gardens and 1.9 miles from Finch Bay. Various local shops and restaurants are 550 yards away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Hillcrest Guest House has been welcoming guests since 27 Nov 2012.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free private parking available on-site


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  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • The staff speak English
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Hosted by Katrina Wright (Proprietor) and Laura Armstrong (Manager)

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Katrina Wright (Proprietor) and Laura Armstrong (Manager)
A tropical paradise tucked away in the heart of Cooktown, The Hillcrest Guest House, can be found nestled into the foot of Grassy Hill, just 500m away from the hustle and bustle of the town’s main street. Set within private luscious grounds, The Hillcrest Guest House is the perfect place to escape the normality of day to day living. The Guest House offers 12 very special rooms, each equipped with air-con, flat-screen TV and a fridge…for keeping your treats cool. Meanwhile, while you relax and recharge in the serene and wholesome environment that encompasses The Hillcrest Guest House, our staff will be on hand to provide a professional and personal service to ensure your stay is nothing but exceptional.
Language spoken: English
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Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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Facilities of Hillcrest Guest House
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Yoga classes
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
Food & Drink
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Special diet menus (on request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Secured parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/beach towels
Languages spoken
  • English
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House rules Hillcrest Guest House takes special requests - add in the next step!


14:00 - 18:00


Until 10:00 hours


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 13 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request
AUD 20 per child, per night
Extra bed upon request
AUD 35 per child, per night
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
AUD 35 per person, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Hillcrest Guest House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please let Hillcrest Guest House know your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.