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Bicheno by the Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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Reviewed August 29, 2010

Make sure you check out the cabin before you pay. Very disappointed with the Pioneer cabin which even though had a 70s decor, smelt mouldy and musty; had mismatched stained chairs and sofa and dusty bedding. We tried to air the cabin for a couple of hours but tis made no difference. We asked to be moved to another cabin but were told this was their best and so we decided not to stay. Credit to the Manager who refunded 80% but kept the balance - for just a couple of hours. We were in Tasmania for 8 nights and this was the worst place - thankfully we moved onto a lovely apartment for the night.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed May 13, 2010

The rooms were clean and tidy, with beautiful ocean views. Service was friendly and most accommodating. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank 255100Ali
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Blue Mountains
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2010

Stayed two nights in "Idlewilde", a two bedroom self-contained cabin near the reception area.

Pros:
- Close to town and the seaside, with an attractive bushland setting
- Cabin ambience matches the setting
- Roomy

Cons:
- A bit pricey for what we got - better value if you have a large group and fill all the beds
- Cabin and furnishings looks and feels dated and tired - has seen better days
- Information pack and signs around the ground have a lot of "don't do this", "you must not...", "this is not permitted"
- Restaurant permanently closed

  • Stayed March 2010
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1 Thank VWBM
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Brisbane
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2010

Only stayed one night - thankfully. Staff at reception could not care less. Cabin was something left over from the 70's. May have been very modern in the 70's but very, very tired now. Double Bed (very uncomfortable), Twin tub washing machine - NO DRYER and a smell usually found in old caravans. On-sit restaurant closed. All on-site activities were of a lowest standard possible. AVOID !

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled solo
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5 Thank XXXXX53
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 2, 2010

Nice place. Its very cozy, the carpets add to that. Liked the pool and play area for children. Cool place.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
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Thank maurit
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Brisvagas
1 review
Reviewed November 26, 2009

When I was a young girl my parents took our family on a holiday to Tasmania and I can remember staying at Bicheno By The Bay, so when I decided to take my family on a holiday to Tasmania we had to stay at Bicheno By The Bay. We spend two night at Bicheno by the Bay and it is a lovely place to just chill out and have family time. The staff at Bicheno will help you out as much as possible, the view of the oceans is so relaxing. Playground for the kids, canoeing for older kids, penguin tours and the wineglass bay cruise where we saw whales and fur seals swimming in the ocean. Bicheno by the Bay is close to the shops you can walk to the main town. If you are travelling around Tasmania then please consider Bicheno by the Bay and stop and smell the roses. We have enjoyed our stay and would recommended Bicheno by the Bay for anyone who is looking for a quite relaxing time. Thanks you Bicheno by the Bay and who knows my kids might bring there kids back to your wonderful place.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
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Thank wildthing67
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Canberra
1 review
Reviewed September 11, 2009

Very friendly helpful service. Great bungalow sleeping up to 6 people. Plenty of space for young ones. My 3yr old loved the pirate ship playground and the free canoe lake. Absolutely perfect location - a short walk to town centre and the spectacular coastal track to the blowhole. Only downside is the decor is a bit dated - could do with an update especially the ancient washing machine and double mattress (I understand they are in process of updating the washing machines and the owner let me use another room with a modern machine).

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
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Thank CanberraBennie
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Additional Information about Bicheno by the Bay

Property: Bicheno by the Bay
Address: The Esplanade, Bicheno, Tasmania 7215, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Bicheno
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Bicheno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bicheno by the Bay 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bicheno by the Bay (BBTB) Bicheno. Self-contained family accommodation on Tasmania's sunny east coast - 19 bungalows and 5 motel rooms, right in town, right on the ocean front. BBTB is located on 8 acres in a coastal bush setting. All bungalows stand alone and are appointed with open plan lounge and kitchen areas, separate bedrooms, deck and covered carport. Each bungalow is generously equipped with cooking and eating utensils, conventional oven and microwave, bedding including doonas and electric blankets, television, DVD and hairdryer. No charge washing machines are available. Four of the motel rooms are located in a quiet part of the property overlooking a man-made lake. Each unit has a tranquil view of water and gum trees, and various decks from which to enjoy the ambiance. Extract from testimonial regards BBTB - "in an amazing location just across from a gorgeous rocky coastline with penguins nesting nearby so you could hear their songs in the night." ... more   less 
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