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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.