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I have stayed here twice now and love the ambience of the Penitentiary accommodation, however, a simple light in each room would be helpful!! Great to have the mess hall for cooking, and bathroom close by, a shower for the guests at the Penitentiary would...More
Maria Island is a beautiful place to visit with great views and lots of wildlife. However, as this a review of the accommodation, I would say that I would not stay there again. We are used to a basic setup with camping but room 7...More
We saw a Tasmanian Devil in the wild!
We loved this place, and will try to give advice that will help you enjoy it too. First, read all the other reviews, they contain very useful information that I will not repeat here.
Our experience is...More
The Penitentiary, as the name suggests, was first built by convicts in the 1820s. It's been modified extensively over the years, most notably in the 1920s when Maria Island was the site of fairly intense industry, but it retains all of its atmosphere. It is,...More
Have recently spent 2 nights on Maria Island and can not stop thinking about this place.
We took the morning boat over to the island, which had us arriving at the island about 10am. This is one seriously beautiful place ( don't be fooled by...More
Response from DeltaDiamond | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know all the rooms do have a wood burning heater. Generally one can use them all night unless there is a fire restriction in place.
I don't know how often that is, but I would guess not often.
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"Anywhere in the Penitentiary offers great views of wildlife and amazing sunsets!!"