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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pros: place is clean, owners are nice and friendly, tranquil and beautiful green surrounds with deer enclosure in the grounds, nice breakfast option on site, minutes to nearby falls for a quick swim - perfect for a quick relaxing holiday stay. Cons: we stayed for only one night, the only bad thing about rooms is the papery thin walls between...

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Lismore, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Looking for a nights accommodation near bellingen for 3 people?, then I can recommend this place. A little dated but clean, great views and a very nice continental breakfast for $15 per head. Also get some free internet

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

Thanks for your feedback guys. Glad to hear we could make your stay and enjoyable experience. We are certainly excited about continuing the room renovations starting this week with all new cabinetry, kitchenettes to the family rooms, new flooring and airconditioning in the older units. We look forward to your next visit where you will certainly notice a difference. Thanks

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a nice experience.. felt at home immediately. Welcoming friendly clean . These are the hallmarks of a great stay. They even put on a down home barbecue for new years eve so had opportunity to share stories with other guests while our hosts waited on us with local foods and wines... rooms are continually being updated along with the...

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

Thanks guys, so glad you enjoyed the peace and serenity this special place has to offer. Hope to see you back again real soon. Best wishes Wayne & Phil

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got the last room on New Years Eve after a spontaneous change of plan. We were delighted to find a guest BBQ was arranged and had a terrific evening meeting people from the local area, around Australia and some from overseas. A delicious meal, excellent wifi and one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in. The location...

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

Thanks for your review guys. So glad to hear the BBQ on NYE was well received. We had a great time providing an enjoyable evening for all. Hope to see you again very soon Cheers Wayne & Phil

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was so nice to escape the summer heat of the coast. The elevation made it cooler by about 10 degrees. It's a great location for hiking in Dorrigo National Park, which is right next to the Resort. The Wonga Walk was a magical hike through ferns, palms, ancient hardwood trees and waterfalls. The Retreat is a calm inviting place...

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

Thanks so much for your feedback. Its really great to hear you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to explore everything Dorrigo Mountain and the National Park has to offer. The Lookout Retreat is certainly an awesome place to live and visit and we hope to see you back again very soon. Regards Wayne & Phil

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location was fantastic and the views didn't disappoint. The accommodation was clean and comfortable. Wayne was very helpful in rearranging our booking from a two night to a one night without any problem. They don't pretend the property is anything other than it is... it is old and outdated but that is part of the charm of the property. Apartment...

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

Feedback from guests staying with us is important to us as it assists us in identifying areas where we can improve. As you have said the property is currently undergoing a transformation with many large scale jobs earmarked for completion this coming year including new flooring, bathrooms, soundproofing and cabinetry. We have certainly taken your recommendation to have fresh fruit...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magnificent views across the escarpment looking towards Urunga on the coast. Property is under new ownership and the boys are working on bringing it back to its former glory. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, no air con which you don't really need anyway. Only annoyance for me was chattering neighbours until early hours, they weren't loud just sound proofing is...

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

Thanks for your review Gavrose. We certainly take on board your suggestion about soundproofing the rooms as the style and time they were built soundproofing was not considered. We are currently getting quotes to install new soundproof ceilings to rooms 1 - 15 with the view to reducing any sound transference. We hope to have this completed along with all...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This resort is well laid out in spacious grounds in peaceful location. Rooms are clean, spacious and bathroom large with skylight providing natural light. Car parking at door and another entrance to the room from the grounds where it was nice to sit outside room just enjoying the peace and quiet. Only downside with the rooms is lack of air...

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

Thanks for your feedback and in doing so helping us to identify areas we can improve. We are definitely working extremely hard to renovate the motel and are aware of some of its short coming like the air conditioning to some of the suites. We hope to complete the installation of all new cabinetry, soundproof plaster ceilings in the top...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific break away from the world. Amazing views, amazing hosts, amazing location! Stayed 4 nights over Xmas and couldn't have been a better get away. Dorrigo area itself is lovely. So many walks, drives and sights all within a few mins drive. Highly recommend and I'd stay again if/when I'm in the area again.

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

Thanks for your review Steven and it was great meeting you. Look forward when next you are in the area. Cheers Wayne & Phil

Grafton, Au
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Truly enjoyed my stay, in fact I extended the stop by a night. The owners, Wayne & Phil were super friendly and helpful. The single room I had was just right for a solo traveller. The meals were good and the Wi-Fi excellent. Quite and relaxing with good views towards the mountains. The pet deer enclosure was nice touch. All...

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

Thanks for your genuine feedback John. An absolute pleasure having you stay and we hope you can get back this way again in the not to distant future. Wayne & Phil

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • 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: £72 - £91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lookout Mountain Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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“We were in the 2nd block. We had air conditioning.”
 of 5 bubbles Monij028, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The better views are from the southern section of the motel.”
  • View from the motel towards the Dorrigo National Park.
  • Dorrigo National Park, Crystal Shower Falls.
 of 5 bubbles johnw_grafton, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Can ask for room with cooking facilities if you want to self cater.”
 of 5 bubbles 192PeterS192, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher numbered rooms seemed to be the quietest, no road noise.”
 of 5 bubbles charlesandannp2015, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms offer quiet surroundings and a walk in the garden offers panoramic views of the landscape to the coast.”
 of 5 bubbles ilovecorvettes, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
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