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“Great Bicheno Getaway” 5 of 5 stars
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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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“Great Bicheno Getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for two nights. This was definitely the most relaxing part of our trip. The room was spotless and the bathroom was huge. Kath our host was an absolutely lovely lady and a marvellous host. Shs so helpful and made us feel right at home. The breakfasts were great and we enjoyed them on the porch overlooking the ocean. After two days here we felt really at home and did not want to leave. We will definitely be travelling back to beautiful Bicheno and will book here again without hesiation. My advice to anyone travelling to this area is to stay here.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Our stay at Bicheno was made truly memorable and wonderful by lodging at the Bicheno Ocean View Retreat (BOVR). The views at BOVR are nothing short of sensational and the only noise we heard the entire stay was the lull of the ocean.
Our host, Kath, was simply delightful; friendly, obliging and helpful all without intruding on our space.
Our room, the spa room, was homely and decked out with little trinkets and treasures and made to feel like a home. That said, we had all the conveniences we needed and expect at a B&B, and could even receive phone signal coverage!
Kath cooked our breakfast to our liking and at the time of our choosing and pointed us in the direction of good food and entertainment in Bicheno.
Overall, our stay at BOVR was excellent and we've vowed to be back (every January with a little luck)!
I don't believe you could do better in Bicheno.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic place well worth it staying. Only regret was having booked one night as we wanted to go inside Tasmania too. We'll definitely be back there.
Close to Wineglass bay, Coles bay and bay of fires. Those are one of the most beautiful places on Earth!

Thanks Kath!

Stayed January 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We had a ground floor self contained unit & the view from the room was absolutely gorgeous. A great place to watch the sunrise and sunset. Kath was very friendly and helpful. The room was big, clean and had everything we needed. The property is very private and quiet. Denison Beach just down the road is beautiful. Highly recommended

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This is a wonderful place if you want to be away from the crowds. It is quiet and with the most amazing view of the ocean. The accommodation is comfortable and quiet roomy. The hosts are pleasant and helpful in their suggestions of what to see and do. We would like to go back and spend a week there, just relaxing.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

The view from the rooms (we stayed in Spa Unit 5) is absolutely spectacular, with a huge sweeping white sand beach, aqua waters, sheep down by the waterfront, and lots of flowers and wallabies in the well-kept garden. Kath is a wonderful, friendly, unimposing host who was eager to please, full of suggestions, and really lovely to chat to. She made a beautiful simple breakfast for us every morning and gave lots of great suggestions too. The spa unit was clean, tidy, and had just about every amenity you could need (cutlery, glasses, chilled water and milk waiting in the fridge, iron & board, microwave, kettle, mini fridge, etc) and everything was very tidily kept. It was such a pleasure to stay here and I hope we'll be back sometime soon--a really memorable, quiet, peaceful getaway. Thanks, Kath!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

Great location with views of the ocean (as suggested by the name). Kath and Ken were excellent hosts during our two night stay. Slightly out of Bicheno, so you get the peace and quiet. Would highly recommend.

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Address: 18067 Tasman Highway, Bicheno, Tasmania 7215, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Bicheno
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Bicheno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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