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Bicheno's Ocean View Retreat
Ranked #4 of 6 Bicheno B&B and Inns
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“Amazing view, great hosts made us feel like we had a home away from home”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

Stayed for two nights. The view from our room was what sealed the deal for us. We used this place as a base to explore the east coast. Very clean and tidy and we were able to have our breakfast tailored to our tastes which was a nice touch

  • Stayed October 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

My family and I had a lovely night here in Bicheno. Ken was very friendly and made us feel very welcome. The view is great, and so quiet except for the ocean noise. We loved the penguin tour. Make sure you book your penguin tour in advance: Ken can help out here. Beds were the most comfortable hotel beds I have ever slept on.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

My sister and I stayed for five nights at this BEAUTIFUL B&B (unit 2). We both don't drive and had no idea what we were getting ourselves into when we got there. But thankfully the hosts, Ken and Kath were unbelievably gracious and helped us get around the place in their car. We even tagged along with them to Hobart on one of the days!

The B&B itself is located in a lovely spot overlooking the Maclean's Bay. Staying in unit 2, I woke up to the spectacular view of the ocean every morning. Our unit was very clean and had all the amenities that one would require.

The local wallabies, possums, penguins and birds were a delight to see. The nearby Natureworld wildlife park and the Apsley National Park were also excellent for exploring.

I would definitely recommend this B&B and would be back here in the near future (with a driver's licence!)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights at this great B&B (unit 3) Ken was very helpful, particularly options to see penguins. The room was very clean and a massive bonus was having a laundry. The view was also impressive.

  • Stayed July 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

We stayed here for five nights in January 2012, while exploring the east coast of Tasmania. It proved to be a good base and the roads were good and empty (compared to the UK).
The view from the appartment was stunning and more than made up for being slightly out of town.
Ken and Kath were very welcoming hosts and the apartment clean and well equiped.
I agree that it was a little dated, but I am sure that over time they plan to update the accomodation. As a priority please get rid of the uncomfortable high chairs at the kichen table, not for those of us with short legs!
For eating out I would reccomend:
Delmars at the Best Western -. Not much atmosphere but the best food we had on our trip
Pasnis - good for lunches, you will need to book for the evening.
Sea Life Centre - Don't be put off by the fact it is noisy and crowded. The seafood was excellent and the service good.
Trips I would recomend the Dusk Penguin Tour, boat trip to Wineglass Bay and boat trip to Maria Island.All good value for money and can be booked online via the tourist info website prior to arrival in Tasmania.
We will certainly be back to Tasmania and this will be our first choice of B&B

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

From the outside a monstrosity, but nicely set out inside, with comfy chairs, table, new fittings, nice place to stay. Wonderful.view over the ocean though away from it. Drive into Bicheno.
No mobile reception at retreat.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Blairstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

We stayed here one night. We were here to see the penguins. The apartment we had was spacious with high ceilings. The outdoor balcony had a wonderful view of the coast. We were so comfortable here we regretted staying only one night. We highly recommend this lovely place.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Bicheno's Ocean View Retreat
Address: 18067 Tasman Hwy, Bicheno, Tasmania 7215, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Bicheno
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Bicheno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bicheno's Ocean View Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bicheno's Ocean View Retreat has ultimate views over McLeans Bay, Diamond Island and Dennison Beach. Sunrise and phenomenal Sunsets are definitely a highlight 365 days a year with Winter sunsets being earlier and more magnificent and Summer sunrises gifting an enlivening start to the day (a joyful, inspiring morning high! An exquisite white sandy cove below is perfect for swimming, relaxing and experiencing the exhilerating purity only the ocean and fresh air can imbibe. A 10 minute walk to beautiful pristine Dennison Beach enables you to explore endlessly and find coveted artifacts. Bicheno's Ocean View Retreat is home to a family of Kangaroos, Wallabies and Possums, which you are most certain to be able to see in the evening. The bush is part of Ocean View as are the stars and tranquility. Nearby Wildlife tours and world renown nature environment parks make Bicheno's Ocean View REtreat fabulous for two day stays, and with cozy and comfortable Queen beds! 1 - 8 guests can be accommodated in the 6 well equipped units (4 self catering and 2 B+B. Breakfasts are well received and can be supplied not only in the B+B but also in the self catering accommodation. ... more   less 
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