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3.7 out of 5

"Lots of things broken, not very clean, or lacking. In spite of this, still have to say thanks because we had a great stay and were warm and comfy eno ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 11 Jun 2018

Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Bicheno awaits you at Diamond Island Resort & Bicheno Penguin Show. You'll be 2.9 km (1.8 mi) from Bicheno Penguin Tours and 3.4 km (2.1 mi) from Whalers Lookout. Highlights at this beach motel include a nearby private beach, a restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool.

You can enjoy balconies or patios, living rooms and dining areas, featured in all 26 rooms. Kitchenettes come equipped with fridges, microwaves and hobs, and room service is also available. Additionally, TVs, coffee/tea makers and free toiletries are available.

The restaurant, 1856 Bar and Bistro, serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. The motel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Enjoy the 24-hour fitness centre, outdoor tennis court, seasonal outdoor swimming pool and kids' swimming pool. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café and coffee/tea in a common area. Each morning continental breakfast is served between 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Attractions in proximity to this 4-star Bicheno motel include Freycinet National Park and Coles Bay.

Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$169 per night

Superior Balcony Sea View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Apartment, Beachfront

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Basic Double Room, 2 Bedrooms, Sea View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Basic Triple Room, 3 Bedrooms, Beach View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Basic Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Diamond Island Resort & Bicheno Penguin Show ratings based on 139 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Diamond Island Resort & Bicheno Penguin Show

Everyone (53) Couples (50) Family (37)
1 out of 5
Extremely rundown property. Falsely advertised. Extremely disappointed.

Posted by on 20 Apr. 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Apr. 2019

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1 out of 5
The staff were inexperienced and unfriendly. The property appears as though it was once a lovely resort, well looked after and loved. The ‘resort’ is nothing like this anymore. The rooms were dirty, shower didn’t work, restaurant was closed and the tennis court was covered in weeds. Bicheno is a beautiful place, however this ‘resort’ is an embarrassment to the town. Many more places to stay and enjoy what Bicheno has to offer.

Posted by on 6 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Jan. 2019

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3 out of 5
Hotel is very dated. Mismatched furniture particularly dining table and chairs. The penguin show is no longer part of the booking. No room information had to ask for wifi login then it shut down regularly. Bathroom facilities poor . Disappointed won't be going back!

Posted by on 29 Nov. 2018

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Oct. 2018

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4 out of 5
Beautiful location awesome views. Very relaxing close to beach, loved the penguins

Posted by on 9 Oct. 2018

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5 out of 5
Great location and friendly management . Beautiful beach and penguins in the garden

Posted by , from BNE on 3 Oct. 2018

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3 out of 5

Great location rather let down by room standard

Pros: Nice sunny outlook and close to beach walks and town
Cons: Bathroom fan broken. Microwave display broken. Kitchen fan poor. Bedroom heat pump not working. Bathroom needs a good clean. Needs Wi-Fi. Rooms tired
Location: Great spot, heaps to do, cute penguins, low-tide walk to island is very cool
Lots of things broken, not very clean, or lacking. In spite of this, still have to say thanks because we had a great stay and were warm and comfy enough.

Posted by , from Hobart on 11 Jun. 2018

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3 out of 5
The only thing holding this place together is the view. It is very tired and needs some attention to detail.

Posted by on 4 Apr. 2018

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About the Diamond Island Resort & Bicheno Penguin Show

Location 69 Tasman Hwy, Bicheno, TAS 7215

Property Features

Feel the sun on your face and the sand in your toes on the private white sand beach, located just 10 yards away. After a day at the beach, enjoy amenities at Diamond Island Resort & Bicheno Penguin Show such as the outdoor pool, the kids' pool and the outdoor tennis court. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. This beach motel also offers a 24-hour fitness centre, a garden and a terrace. Free self parking is available.

  • 26 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 26 buildings
  • 3229 sq ft of conference space
  • 300 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1986
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Separate living room
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Separate dining area
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Launceston, TAS (LST) (147.4 km / 91.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Diamond Island Resort & Bicheno Penguin Show offers 26 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and free toiletries. Rooms open to balconies or patios. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Accommodation at this 4-star motel has kitchenettes with fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Coffee maker
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

1856 Bar and Bistro – This beachfront restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 8:30 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM.

Airport shuttle service is available upon request during limited hours. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM.

Airport shuttle service is offered on request during limited hours. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 9:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 50 per day.

Pets

  • Pets: AUD 35 per pet, per stay

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 22 and AUD 60 for adults, and AUD 5 and AUD 15 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 150 per vehicle (one way)
  • Pet fee: AUD 35 per pet, per stay
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 50 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Diamond Island Resort Bicheno
  • Diamond Island Resort Bicheno Penguin Show
  • Diamond Island Bicheno
  • Diamond Island
  • Diamond Island Hotel Bicheno
  • Diamond Island Resort Bicheno, Tasmania
  • Diamond Island Resort Penguin Show
  • Diamond Island Penguin Show

You should know

  • Diamond Island Resort & Bicheno Penguin Show offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • The seasonal pool will open in November and close in February.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.