4.8 out of 5

"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 allo ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 29 Aug 2018

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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 televisions.

Coffee/tea makers, free bottled water and ceiling fans are featured in all 4 individually decorated rooms. In-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges and room service. Premium linens invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like bathrobes and slippers. Additionally, hairdryers, irons/ironing boards and free toiletries are available.

This pet-friendly guest house offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden and barbecues. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, a picnic area and luggage storage. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 4-star Penguin guest house, you'll be 0.3 km (0.2 mi) from Penguin Tourist Information Centre and 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from Dial Range Forest Reserve.

Bunkbed Suite

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$105* Per night/room 19 Aug. - 20 Aug.

The Penthouse Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

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

Madsen Retreat ratings based on 16 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) Family (3)
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

5 out of 5
Great hospitality, welcoming staff, loved our stay at Madsen retreat thanks Chris Regards

Posted by on 24 Jun. 2018

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27 Jun. 2018 by Chris

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. Hope to see you back again.

4 out of 5

convenient location

The Madsen is in a convenient location, close to the Penguin markets, cafes and restaurants.

Posted by on 11 Jun. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Jun. 2018 by Chris

Many thanks for your review

Property Features

As a guest of Madsen Retreat, you'll find a BBQ, a garden, and a picnic area. Public spaces have free WiFi. Madsen Retreat also features laundry facilities and room service (during limited hours). Self parking is free. This Mediterranean Penguin guesthouse is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 4 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 2007
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • 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 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and microwaves can be requested. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in September 2016.

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

Food & Drink

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

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. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM, please contact the property at least 24 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning on arriving outside normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and an access code.

This property does not have a front desk. Guests arriving after 9:00 PM must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning on arriving outside 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.

Pets

  • Pets: AUD 25 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

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. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/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 all accommodation.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Security system
  • Host will greet you
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • No lifts

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
  • Late check-in fee: AUD 25 for check-in between 9:00 PM and midnight
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

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

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).
*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.