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Bicheno's Ocean View Retreat
Ranked #4 of 6 Bicheno B&B and Inns
Reviewed 26 April 2014

This place has the best views I have ever seen in a holiday place. Restful, homely with plenty of room for 2 although 4 could comfortably fit. Good kitchen. Just needed a heater in the bathroom! Lovely blue wrens hopping about in the morning on the lawn outside. The room allowed warm sun and views that changed with the hour towards sunset. Very comfortable beds. Not far from town centre for shopping for some food essentials. Within walking distance of Diamond Island on good paths. The hosts were very helpful and friendly.

Room Tip: We stayed in the downstairs suite for easy access but views amazing from all rooms.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Our experience here was completely different to other Tassie accommodation. This is not a property to be recommended. No ocean view from our studio, only the car park and messy sitting area with a dirty barbeque. The bedroom was tiny - one had to squeeze around the bed to gain access to the far side of the bed. The kitchen, sitting and eating area was possibly 5-6 sqm. and not usable. The bathroom was an add-on and very cold, needing a severe floor clean and renovation.

The walls were paper-thin and plumbing was noisy from an adjoining unit. On our arrival we were met by the proprietor and briefly shown the room. Tea and coffee were provided, but for the rate and in comparison to other accommodation on our trip, one would expect breakfast and other provisions.

A small radiator was provided that barely coped to keep the room warm. The extra blanket was somewhat tatty with holes in it. Overall, a very poor experience.

Room Tip: Do not accept Unit 4 - it is terrible!!!!!
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Richard E
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

My party of 3 loved everything about the place. There is something very special and charming about it. The unit we stayed in (2) is fully equipped; comfortable and 'cozy'. It felt 'great' from the first moment! The Retreat is close to Bicheno and yet is slightly secluded which adds to its charm... and YES... the ocean and coastal views are just BRILLIANT!
Ken, you have been a great host... Our stay was too short; we'll come back!!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Dom21076
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

We were happy to arrive, Ken greeted us warmly and offered us the B&B room (with a spa) A lovely room, with everything we needed and more. The view was magic and the next morning the sunrise over the bay was spectacular and we watched it from the bed (see photo).
We went down to the Gulch and the blowhole and spent a lovely night in Bicheno.
Nothing is in short walking distance but we were fine as we had a car.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

About 2.5 km from the town centre. We first booked an apartment with garden view. On arrival, my wife immediately asked for ocean view and was willing to pay any price for it. We stayed in Room 5 which is small in size but the bathroom with Jacuzzi was huge. We just can't get away from the view, the peacefulness that gave us. Ken was very hospitable and paid all possible efforts to satisfy our needs. Very generous breakfast and useful information for restaurants, petrol station and helped to book a penguin tour. If we happen to come back to Bicheno, we would not give a second thought about accommodation.

Room Tip: Ocean view definitely.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

A superb view with the added bonus of wallabies and possums feeding at night on the front lawns.
A large airy apartment but in need of small refurbishment. Very adequate for our 3 day stay and close to the penguin beach. Local Pizza restaurant produced the best fish pizza I had ever tasted.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

We loved the location of this unit and found it to be very comfortable and exceptionally clean. The hosts were very helpful and I would recommend the resort to friends travelling in this lovely part of the world.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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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: £72 - £126 (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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