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4.5 out of 5

"Very welcoming and helpful staff! Room was beautifully decorated, comfortable, clean and had everything required for a relaxing couple of days. Inclu ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 13 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

The Madsen places you steps from Penguin Tourist Information Centre and within a 10-minute stroll of Penguin Undercover Market. Highlights at this beach guest house include free self parking, a bar/lounge and a spa tub.

All 6 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, DVD players and hairdryers. Minibars provide refreshments, and room service makes dining in an option. Irons/ironing boards and free toiletries are also available.

This guest house offers free WiFi in public areas, concierge services and express check-in. Other amenities include a free manager's reception, coffee/tea in a common area and spa services. Each morning continental breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of free parking nearby.

With a stay at this 4-star Penguin guest house, you'll be 3.2 km (2 mi) from Dial Range Forest Reserve and 4.6 km (2.9 mi) from Mount Montgomery State Reserve.

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$118* Per night/room 15 Dec. - 16 Dec.

Executive Spa Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max


Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Waterfront Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Beachfront Family Spa Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Madsen ratings based on 93 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 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 The Madsen

Everyone (55) Couples (31) Family (6)
4 out of 5
Comfortable bed, place was clean, good water pressure and hot shower. Pleasant stay would use service again.

Posted by on 10 Dec. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 6 Dec. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 19 Aug. 2019

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3 out of 5
Location good but our room was noisy and drafty. The small bathroom was very uninviting.

Posted by on 10 Aug. 2019

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2 out of 5
Front door was broken no security into building , bed was very uncomfortable room was cold , only half a toilet roll in room , shower screen door let water onto floor air vent above bath very dirt cobwebs above window in bedroom , no one to meet you at reception or when you leave will not stay again.

Posted by on 16 Jun. 2019

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5 out of 5
Very nice place, complimentary sherry and port was a nice touch. Lots of great coffee too

Posted by on 24 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5
The location is great especially for a walk along the beach st night and in the morning st sunrise. Room was a good size with excellent amenities. Bed was very comfortable and shower was great. It has a great ambience and I would recommend this to anyone.

Posted by on 12 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 20 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
Received a message prior to arrival advising check in procedure and nearby meal options. As it was New Year a bottle of champagne was left for us at reception, at no charge. Everything was spotlessly clean. The room had everything we needed. This hotel is across the road from the beach and we could see the waves from our room. It was quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this hotel.

Posted by on 7 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 23 Dec. 2018

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Property Features

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A free manager's reception is offered daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A hot tub, spa services, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at The Madsen. Self parking is free.

  • 1 building
  • 6 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Express check-in
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free parking nearby


  • Airport: Devonport, TAS (DPO) (39.4 km / 24.5 mi)
  • Train station: Penguin Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Madsen offers 6 forms of accommodation with DVD players and minibars. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Penguin guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

The guesthouse hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the guesthouse include a spa tub.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 6 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 30.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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.

  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

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

  • Fee for continental breakfast: AUD 10 for adults and AUD 10 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 30.0 per day
  • 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 Hotel Penguin
  • Madsen Hotel
  • Madsen Penguin
  • The Madsen Boutique Hotel Penguin, Tasmania
  • Madsen House Penguin
  • The Madsen Boutique Hotel Penguin Tasmania
  • Madsen Guesthouse Penguin
  • Madsen Guesthouse
  • The Madsen Boutique Hotel Penguin
  • The Madsen Penguin
  • The Madsen Guesthouse
  • The Madsen Guesthouse Penguin

National Rating

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

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*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.