Skip to main content
Beginning of main content
4.8 out of 5

"Madsen Retreat is very clean and a short walk into town. Owners Chris & Ting are very friendly with a lot of local knowledge & only too happy to help ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 06 Jan 2020

Enter dates to see availability

Hotel Description

At Madsen Retreat, you'll be steps from Penguin Undercover Market. Highlights at this Mediterranean guest house include in-room free WiFi and Smart TVs.

All 4 individually decorated rooms feature coffee/tea makers, free bottled water, and ceiling fans. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and room service. Premium linens welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include bathrobes and slippers. Additionally, hair dryers, irons/ironing boards, and free toiletries are available.

This pet-friendly guest house offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden. Other amenities include laundry facilities, barbecue grills, and a picnic area. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Places within a 5-minute walk of this 4-star Penguin guest house include Penguin Beach and Penguin Tourist Information Centre.

The Penthouse Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$139* Per night/room 10 Aug. - 11 Aug.

Spa Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Seaview Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Family Spa Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Whole First Floor Suite

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 10 Max

Bunkbed Suite

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Madsen Retreat ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Madsen Retreat

Everyone (14) Couples (1) Family (4)
5 out of 5
Madsen Retreat is very clean and a short walk into town. Owners Chris & Ting are very friendly with a lot of local knowledge & only too happy to help with any questions. Penguin is also a short drive from Devonport and is convenient for day trips. Having Netflix to unwind after day tours & dinner was a great bonus. Thank you Chris & Ting for a wonderful relaxing stay.

Posted by on 6 Jan. 2020

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

8 Jan. 2020 by Chris and Ting

Thank you so much for you kind review. We loved having you stay here and hope for your return. All the best,

5 out of 5
Well maintained accommodation. Nice stay. Convenient check in hours

Posted by on 24 Dec. 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

24 Dec. 2019 by Chris and Ting

Hi Sam - thank you for your review. We hope to see you back here one day. All the best

4 out of 5
I assumed that this property was divided into units each with individual access. It’s actually a house (entering into the lounge and kitchen) but each wing is lockable so it’s fine, Just not what I expected. Very clean, very nice. Would happily stay again

Posted by on 20 May 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

21 May 2019 by Chris and Ting

Thank you for your review. Yes, we are a 4 star accredited b&b guest house with all guest rooms located upstairs on first floor, each with an ocean view. All our marketing info states it is a guest house. We look forward to your return. All the best.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 16 May 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

17 May 2019 by Christopher

Thank you!

5 out of 5
We chose Madsen Retreat to spend a few days away. We expected to enjoy a beautiful place to stay but we ended up experiencing so much more. Chris, the host, made us feel at home. We enjoyed the stunning music choice (including vinyls of exceptional sound quality) the warmth of the wood heater in the shared space, the perfect design and comfort of the retreat. Most importantly, a big thank you to Chris for the warm welcome, the great conversations, the easy communication before, during and after our stay, the extra step for sending me the pair of jeans I had forgotten (!) and ultimately the generosity for sharing your place, your time and your knowledge. We warmly recommend Madsen Retreat :)

Posted by on 29 Apr. 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

29 Apr. 2019 by Chris and Ting

Thank you so much Ann and family for this wonderful review. We so look forward to your return.

5 out of 5
An AC in the room would have been nice. But well, it's northern Tassie and apparently it hardly ever gets too hot :).

Posted by on 20 Jan. 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

21 Jan. 2019 by Chris and TIng

Yes, mostly daily temp is around 22 C, not 28 C as it was when you arrived. Lucky it cooled down at night! For our usual type weather the ceiling fans are all that is needed for comfort. Thank you for your review. All the best.

5 out of 5
Kerri and I were very happy with the hospitality and friendliness of the retreat host and facilities, Highly recommend this place.

Posted by , from West Tamar, au on 5 Jan. 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

5 Jan. 2019 by Chris and Ting

Thank you David and Kerri. You were a delight to have stay with us and we hope we will see you back here one day. All the best!

5 out of 5
Very impressed all round. Wll done to the owners. Thanks Martin & Anne

Posted by on 25 Dec. 2018

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

29 Dec. 2018 by Chris and Ting

Thank you Martin and Anne. So glad you enjoyed your stay here and we will welcome you back anytime.

5 out of 5

Room No.1

Pros: The location and view and the luxurious appointments of the room.
Location: Easy to find and close to the main street for shopping and beach activities.
The room had a terrific view of the town and of Bass Strait. It was close to the beach and the main street, shops , hotel etc. Chris the manager allowed us to check in early to change as we were getting married. He was a very welcoming and friendly host. The breakfast was ample and arrived when requested. A great town and a wonderful place to stay. We will be back.

Posted by , from Redcliffe QLD on 29 Aug. 2018

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

2 Sep. 2018 by Chris

Thank you Peter. We so enjoyed having you stay here and hope to see you back again one day.

5 out of 5

Perfect for our over night stay

Pros: Close proximity to penguin shops and the beach.
Cons: nothing
Found Chris to be very friendly and helpful which made our stay an enjoyable one.

Posted by , from Hobart on 13 Jul. 2018

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

13 Jul. 2018 by Chris

Thanks Robyn for that wonderful review. We so enjoyed having you stay with us and hope you will come back one day. All best.

Property Features

Madsen Retreat offers its guests a terrace, barbecue grills, and a garden. WiFi is free in public spaces. Madsen Retreat also features a picnic area, laundry facilities, and room service (during limited hours). Self parking is free. This 4-star Penguin guesthouse is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 4 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 2007
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Train station: Penguin Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Madsen Retreat offers 4 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Penguin guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is offered daily and microwaves can be requested. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in September 2016.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Smart television
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and an access code. The host will greet guests on arrival.

This property does not have a front desk. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 9:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and an access code. The host will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: AUD 25 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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 may be 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. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and sofa beds. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • UnionPay
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Security system
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Host will greet you
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • Property Registry Number – DA216038
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guests' stays 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Pet fee: AUD 25 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-in fee: AUD 25 for check-in between 9:00 PM and midnight

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

Hotel Names

  • Madsen Retreat Guesthouse Penguin
  • Madsen Retreat Guesthouse
  • Madsen Retreat Penguin
  • Madsen Retreat Penguin
  • Madsen Retreat Guesthouse
  • Madsen Retreat Guesthouse Penguin

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

url importing http://www.wotif.com/Penguin-Hotels-Madsen-Retreat.h18251169-p2.Hotel-Reviews?rm1=a2&
There was an error importing /Penguin-Hotels-Madsen-Retreat.h18251169-p2.Hotel-Reviews?rm1=a2&, error: javax.servlet.jsp.JspTagException: 301 http://www.wotif.com/Penguin-Hotels-Madsen-Retreat.h18251169-p2.Hotel-Reviews?rm1=a2&
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.