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“Basic, but what a view!” 4 of 5 stars
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Peggy's Point, Bicheno, Tasmania 7215, Australia   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Bicheno
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“Basic, but what a view!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We where only going to stay one night, but sitting on the small deck and watching the sun set, it was agreed the view was so impressive another night would be an excellent idea. The rooms were basic and clean. Obviously an update would help, but then would the cost of a nights accomodation increase. Had a gret breakfast in the White Dog Cafe.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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KENTHURST
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Stayed here one night. Place is old and needs a lot of refurbishment to bring it up to scratch.

We stayed in room with a double and a single bed. The double was OK, but kept sliding off the single a little. While the room was comfortable and the bathroom facilities were acceptable, with a nice hot shower, it would be nice to see a bit of freshness about the motel.

They had a guest laundry that was useful for washing clothes ($6:00 with dryer for a load) and breakfasts were served nice and freshly cooked bacon and eggs etc. Would have liked some yoghurt, but none available.

Surrounds of the motel with nice beach water views and short walk to town bakery that served excellent lunches was a bonus.

If I go back to Bicheno I would try another motel (say 4* if available), but if not available I guess I would try Silver Sands again. I could not imagine myself staying there more than a night.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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58 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

This hotel sprawls across the headland at Bicheno and commands fantastic views over the bay. It was probably built in the 1970s and has seen little upgrading since then - let's just say it's a bit rought around the edges. However, for one night it was fine. The room I had was clean, bed comfortable, quiet - overall about the same standard as the cabin in the caravan park that I once stayed in (and paid more). It was a bit gloomy with no pictures on the wall, and the bare bones of a cupboard for your clothes - this might bother people staying more than a night. Overall I don't understand why the owners don't maintain this place - a good clean up, better furniture and a lick of paint would do wonders!

Room Tip: Some rooms have been refurbished and cost a good deal more than the unrefurbished ones, but I couldn...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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30 hotel reviews
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

Room on grassy beach front are refurbished and excellent value for the of season rate we paid. The place is a hodge podge but we loved it and we will stay there again.
We think it is best place as so close to the beach and the fairy penguins were close and do great to see them.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

This hotel is owned by Jan Cameron. Left in a terrible state. She also owns Anaconda. She however does not seem passionate about her hotel and park anymore? Seems very run down.. in need of a huge clean up. Great area, poor locals!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Spectacular views, friendly staff - but that's it. Tired, worn and an owner who thinks he is special. Stayed with family for three nights (6 adults, 1 child). Booked in for dinner on the 2nd night and while waiting saw the owner approach a 4 yr old & 18 month old in the designated play area and abuse them for swinging on the gate trying to get in. Then witnessed a family being told to eat dinner off their laps by staff as the owner and his family were seated at the table that had been reserved for them. Worst customer PR I have ever seen. We gave up our table to them and left in disgust. Until it is taken over by someone who is not a pretentious, self obsessed bully - give it a big miss.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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NSW Australia
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Once again stayed at the Silver sands on a quick stopover en route to Hobart. Nothing has changed since our last visit in December. The hotel is still in need of a tidy up. The rooms are still basic but clean. The cafe still serves a good breakfast and the room rates are still very cheap considering the location on the ocean -approx $80. If I was looking for 1000 thread count sheets and a 40 inch plasma I wouldn't choose to stay here. I wouldn't be paying $80 either. Was a bit miffed the locals woke me up in the wee hours though - penguins can be noisy little critters. cheep cheep :]

Room Tip: We had room 23. The mattress was memory foam, slept well despite the penguins!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Silver Sands Resort Motor Inn

Address: Peggy's Point, Bicheno, Tasmania 7215, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Bicheno
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Bicheno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
Silver Sands Resort Motor Hotel Bicheno
Silver Sands Hotel
Silver Sands Resort Motor Inn Bicheno, Tasmania

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