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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Penguin, Tasmania

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1 review
“Excellent accommodation for either short or long stay with a great ocean view”
Reviewed 14 May 2018 for a stay in May 2018

Madsen Retreat exceeded our expectations from the minute we were greeted at the door by our friendly host Chris. Tastefully decorated with comfortable beds in our rooms tea/coffee/fridge/microwave for our convenience, a modern bathroom and a view of the ocean from the large picture window to top it off.
We enjoyed a delicious cooked breakfast and did I mention the roaring fire in the common area...so warm and inviting to come back to on a wet and windy night!
Chris has exciting plans to continue to upgrade for the comfort and enjoyment of his guests however if you turn up on hos doorstep tomorrow you will not be disappointed...great work Chris and tnanks for a very pleasant but too short a stay.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 May 2018
Shirley - you were the prefect guests that we love to have stay here. So friendly and appreciative of what we have done to make this place comfortable for our guests from around the world. So looking forward to your return. Chris and Ting.
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AsWeTrave...
Warburton, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Comfort and Relaxation”
Reviewed 12 September 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Wonderful. Comfortable beds, quality linen, super friendly host that will answer travellers questions with his local knowledge. A lovely separate nook for meals with distance ocean views. We loved this stay. Great value. Great accommodation.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 Sep 2017
Thank you so much for this review! We feel happy when we get a review like this as we do our very best to look after our guests and make them feel at home. All the best and please come back.
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amh25emai...
Launceston, Australia
1 review
“Perfect for our family”
Reviewed 19 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Our family really enjoyed our getaway for the night. The upstairs area was great to read or play games together and then to have breakfast together as a family. The rooms were lovely and the bathrobes and slippers a wonderful added touch. Chris was very welcoming and it was great to have his advice about where to go for dinner in Penguin. Breakfast was great (hubby especially enjoyed the hot breakfast and the continental was plenty for the kids and me). It was a wonderful stay.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Jul 2017
For our part, we loved having Anne-Maree and her family stay at Madsen Retreat. A wonderful fun family that looked after our place and we would love to see them here again.
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nowshiva
Lismore, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“What a great place to stay!”
Reviewed 28 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Penguin is a terrific holiday location, and this was a perfect place for us to stay. Penguin is not built up, so its very relaxing place to visit. The accomodation is one block from the beach. We stayed in the spa room - and enjoyed a lovely hot bath at the end of the day.
Chris is a very welcoming host, and everything we needed was provided. Theres a generous kitchen and a nice sunroom space downstairs. The place is comfortable, quiet and luxurious. Highly recommend this place, and we will be returning here!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Jun 2017
Thank you Steve and Su-Lin. You were such fun guests to stay here. We truly hope to see you again. Chris and Ting.
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tphillips...
Hobart, Australia
1 review
“Amazing find in Penguin”
Reviewed 31 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Thank you Chris for a most pleasant stay! The Madsen Retreat is certainly a gem - offering luxury, peace and impressive scenery. For work or just a getaway the setting is ideal. Ten out of ten for ease of access & parking, friendly host, aesthetics and space!
A thoroughly enjoyable, all round experience.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
1 Jun 2017
Thank you Bruce and Therese for such wonderful review. We certainly enjoyed you staying here, and we hope to see you again.
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Anne J
1 review
“Warm and inviting”
Reviewed 26 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

My stay was a wonderful experience. Warm and inviting with great views. Chris was welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Bed was so comfortable and robes were supplied. Great place to stay

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
27 May 2017
Anne was a pleasure to have stay here and we look forward to her return one day.
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Christoph...
1 review
“Fresh and friendly”
Reviewed 22 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Found Chris the owner to be Very friendly and helpful, everything you need is in immaculate condition, a credit to the fastidious owner.
Looking forward to our next stay at Madsen Retreat at Penguin.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 May 2017
Thank you Chris. It was a pleasure to have you and Glenda stay here and we really do look forward to seeing you here again. All the best.
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