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Bicheno's Ocean View Retreat

18067 Tasman Highway, Bicheno, Tasmania 7215, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 6 Bicheno B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014
Colleen G Hobart, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately we did not enjoy this place as much as the other did. Rather we found it unbearable. The room is tiny and uncomfortable - single occupancy at most, so the two of us couldn't move. The bed is too small as well. They pride themselves on a 'jacuzzi bath'. Maybe it would have been a novelty 20 years ago..... More

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Kenlyall, Owner at Bicheno's Ocean View Retreat, responded to this review

As the owner, manager and worker at Bicheno's Ocean View Retreat, I am extremely upset and concerned that you found our accommodation so unacceptable in Dec 2013. The B+B Spa unit is basically half bedroom and half bathroom. The bed is a standard Queen size bed and whilst not huge is large enough for most guests. We certainly don't 'pride'... More

Hobart, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The bed was so comfy the view was fantastic over all a fabulous place to stay. The spa was great an our host ken was great. Over all I would stay here again . Thanks again ken your breakfast was so well cooked

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Claremont, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Our spa bedroom (unit 5) was well appointed and had a spacious bathroom. Very clean and comfortable. Our host Ken was attentive and made sure we were happily accommodated. Although the retreat is along Tasman Highway, we had a peaceful night sleep. This is because the retreat is located high on a hill which affords what must be the best... More

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Hong Kong, China
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51 reviews 51 reviews
48 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

- A few km north from Bicheno, 5 mins drive. - The view is just great, having 180 degree see view on a small hill. I have a great outdoor breakfast with the view. - Full cooking facilities and essentials including microwave and oven. - I chose the studio flat with no sea view from room (so I give only... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Bicheno was our 'rest day' during our Tassie trip. And we couldn't have asked for a better place! Reading other reviews we had booked Unit 1 - which definitely seems to be the best of the other units. The views were to die for. from the bedroom, the living area, the balcony, it was living in a picture perfect postcards.... More

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Margate, Tasmania, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 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... More

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Perth, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 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,... More

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Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 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... More

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Buddina, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 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... More

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21 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 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... More

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Address: 18067 Tasman Highway, Bicheno, Tasmania 7215, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Bicheno
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Sitting on a slightly elevated position, the views over McLeans Bay and Dennison Beach are arguably the best on the East Coast of Tasmania.Spectacular views not just at sunrise and sunset but through out the day.Just a 10 minute walk to Dennison beach ensures a beautiful and peaceful time, with the white sands going on for mile after mile.The accommodation has a range of unit sizes, all tastfully decorated, well equiped and with cozy and comfortable Queen beds.We can cater for one to eight people in the 6 units (4 self catering and 2 B+B).Breakfasts are generous and tasty and can be supplied not only in the B+B but also in the self catering accommodation. ... more   less 
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