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Bicheno's Ocean View Retreat
Ranked #4 of 6 Bicheno B&B and Inns
Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile


Nice apartment with two bedrooms. We stayed for 1 night only. The place was clean and friendly. Fantastic view from the hall and from the bedroom.

The web sites says luxury but this is not the case. I would say its a confortable cosy apartment.
It's over promised under deliver. Someone who has stayed in luxury apartments will know there are certain facilities and standards to get to luxury status.
The bathroom shower was a disappointment. Water flow was sloooow. If you're tall you need to bend few times before to get under the shower.
Unfortunately you don't get mobile coverage.No wi fi facility.
I think this place could do wonders with a reno and and bit of fresh thinking.

Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

This accomodation has, by far,the best views!! Everything you need is in the room. We stayed in Unit 3 and it was great to wake up with the ocean in front of you. Very comfy bed! Easy to find. Close enough to the middle of town without enduring the noise. Great hosts who were very knowledgable about what to see in the area. Highly recommend.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank AbleM
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

Stayed 1 night in unit 1, on second floor. Unit takes the whole floor, units 3 and 4 are below and smaler. The share the same view. Off street parking.

From the deck you have a perfect view at the ocean: breathtaking !!!

Location is 5 min from town,on the highway, so you have some noise from trafic at night and in the morning.

Unit is spacious, well equiped, but may need some updating: looks old fashioned. 80's atmosphere. No WiFi
Great comfortable bed

We did not see the managers/owners, so that is impersonal

Great stay, but place needs updating

Bicheno has a nice penguin tour !

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

We booked Unit 1 which was the top floor unit of the house and it took up the entire second floor. Units 3 and 4 were below us and were smaller since there were two units on that floor. The property looked plain enough on the outside but the view once we entered the door was simply breathtaking - this was one of the most amazing views I've ever seen from any hotel room. You have sweeping views of the vast Tasman sea in front of you, backgrounded by the rolling hills of the Douglas Aspley National Park. The view alone is worth the price of the stay. I highly recommend renting Unit 1 for the view, even if you do not have that many people (Unit 1 sleeps 6).

Unit 1 was also extremely spacious and the beds were very comfortable. However, the property looks just a little aged and tired. For me, it lost a few extra points for its lack of wi-fi connectivity (some other people may actually add points for that) and the fact that we had to pay $3 to rent a DVD for the day - all the other places let us have it for free!

The Ocean View Retreat is situated just outside town and is just a 3-min drive to the town center and a 5-minute drive to the mini-petting zoo, Natureworld. For me, this is really a 4.3 or 4.4 rated accommodation.

Room Tip: Really get the top floor Unit 1 for the view!
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Marvin H
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Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed for two nights, wonderful views, about 3 kms out go Bicheno (this is advertised) a lovely little unit had everything we needed? Views are sensational! We had whales breaching out the font yesterday. Only down side is no mobile reception which should be advertised in case you need it.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

We stayed here during a six week trip through NSW, Victoria and Tasmania and this tiny little studio was by far our worst accommodation experience. While the hostess was charming, the bed was comfortable and the bed linen was clean, not the same could be said for the very tired, mouldy bathroom, which had a shabby shower curtain and a terrible musty smell when the vanity cupboard door was opened.

Kitchen cutlery and crockery were all oddments. The soap dispenser in the shower was empty.

There was no view and hardly any space to put our belongings. The studio does not represent good value for money at all and we would stay closer to the town next time. This property needs some serious attention to bring it up to standard.

Room Tip: Not the studio downstairs.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank TheOldDocsResidence
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Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

A very peaceful place to stay, set away from the road so no road noise could be heard. Nice personal touches in the room, very clean and comfortable.only drawback was the pipes squeeled when the next room turned on hot taps and no exhaust fan or window in the toilet.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Additional Information about Bicheno's Ocean View Retreat

Address: 18067 Tasman Hwy, Bicheno, Tasmania 7215, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Bicheno
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Bicheno
Price Range: £78 - £117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bicheno's Ocean View Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bicheno's Ocean View Retreat has ultimate views over McLeans Bay, Diamond Island and Dennison Beach. Sunrise and phenomenal Sunsets are definitely a highlight 365 days a year with Winter sunsets being earlier and more magnificent and Summer sunrises gifting an enlivening start to the day (a joyful, inspiring morning high! An exquisite white sandy cove below is perfect for swimming, relaxing and experiencing the exhilerating purity only the ocean and fresh air can imbibe. A 10 minute walk to beautiful pristine Dennison Beach enables you to explore endlessly and find coveted artifacts. Bicheno's Ocean View Retreat is home to a family of Kangaroos, Wallabies and Possums, which you are most certain to be able to see in the evening. The bush is part of Ocean View as are the stars and tranquility. Nearby Wildlife tours and world renown nature environment parks make Bicheno's Ocean View REtreat fabulous for two day stays, and with cozy and comfortable Queen beds! 1 - 8 guests can be accommodated in the 6 well equipped units (4 self catering and 2 B+B. Breakfasts are well received and can be supplied not only in the B+B but also in the self catering accommodation. ... more   less 
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