Made a detour on the way to Hobart via the East Coast, just for one night. Overlooking Diamond Island (which is accessible at low tide via a sand bar), the complex is set on a paddock leading down to a private beach, which is home to a penguin rookery (night viewing) The in-house restaurant has a wide range of options and the two meals we had were delicious, well presented and ample serving at a reasonable price. Won’t be our last trip here.
We stayed for one night. Room was clean, view amazing, food at the restaurant was really good and the penguin show is excellent. Couldn’t fault the place, friendly staff will be back when we next tour Tassie
Looking at travelling East Coast of Tasmania in March and this looked like a good location and option in the Bicheno area (allowing for recent reviews). Allowing for state border closures, and that we would be travelling from NSW we needed the ability to cancel up to the day we left for Tasmania (5 March). Tried booking on their very average website, the link doesn't work so no luck there. Sent a message to their booking email address, no response. Rang the contact telephone number to get voicemail twice (didn't leave a message as getting frustrated). Reading other reviews I am guessing that service isn't high on the agenda so lost our booking
Reading previous reviews, I assume some rooms have been renovated and others not. Stayed 2 Nights in a Beachfront Room. It was perfect. The view was just magical looking right out over the water and the Bay. It was very clean and had all that we needed for a short stay, Microwave, Toaster, Kettle, Dishwashed, Wine Fridge. There is also a restaurant onsite who also do room service. Our meals were delivered to our room within 30 minutes and were very nice. The menu has a reasonable selection however Bicheno also has several eateries however be aware that things close early. No late dining available anywhere. There is a lovely pool area at Diamond Beach, a nice bar overlooking the water and the bonus is the Penguin Viewing which is included in your rate. These gorgeous little penguins can be viewed each night on the Viewing platform onsite so no need to pay extra to an outside company for viewing or a tour. We really enjoyed our stay and planning to return. A bonus they do also allow Pets although I would suggest confirming this prior to booking. A lovely place to stay in Bicheno.…
The location is 5/5 however the overall stay was poor. The rooms are pretty standard although the view makes up for it. The food was TERRIBLE - it was that bad we hardly touched it, and the service was pretty poor too. The staff were nice enough, however we had to remind them 3 times before they brought us our drinks, we watched the staff take our order and then go sit down and have their own dinner next to the restaurant. Overall for price, will not be recommending or returning.