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The Madsen

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Hypo-allergenic bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar
Hypo-allergenic bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar
Flat-screen TV, DVD player

Overview of The Madsen

The Madsen

4 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Spa
  • Business services
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
64 Main Road, right next to the Commonwealth Bank, Penguin, TAS, 7316

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPenguin Tourist Information Centre1 min walk
  • Popular LocationPenguin Beach2 min walk
  • Popular LocationPenguin Undercover Market5 min walk
  • AirportDevonport, TAS (DPO)28 min drive

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About this area


Located in Penguin, The Madsen is in the historical district and on the waterfront. Penguin General Cemetery is a notable landmark and some of the area's popular attractions include Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden and Don River Railway. Don't miss out on a visit to Tasmanian Arboretum.

What's nearby

  • Penguin Tourist Information Centre - 1 min walk
  • Penguin Beach - 2 min walk
  • Penguin Undercover Market - 5 min walk
  • Johnsons Beach - 8 min walk
  • Penguin General Cemetery - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Penguin Station - 6 min walk
  • Devonport, TAS (DPO) - 28 min drive


  • El Perro Tapas & Bar - 3 min walk
  • Pluny's Thai Cafe - 14 min walk
  • La Barista Cafe - 9 min drive
  • Kings Of Queen Takeaway - 9 min drive
  • Gloria's Cafe Diner - 10 min drive

About this property

The Madsen

4-star guesthouse near the beach
Guests of this beach guesthouse will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as spa services or barbecue grills. All 6 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find flat-screen TVs with cable channels and DVD players, and other amenities include minibars and room service. Housekeeping is available on request.
The Madsen offers 6 forms of accommodation with DVD players and minibars. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on request and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include hot stone massages, Swedish massages, facials and body treatments.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free secured, uncovered self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking
  • On-site parking includes off-street options
  • Free off-site parking within 49 ft

Food and drink

  • 1 bar
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Children's games
  • DVD player
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini-fridge
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Terrace


  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - Swedish


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Beach towels
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • TV channels
  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Mini fridge
  • Minibar


  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and an access code; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Access code, staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 30.0 per day.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 30.0 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

National rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.

Property is also known as

Madsen Hotel Penguin
Madsen Hotel
Madsen Penguin
The Madsen Boutique Hotel Penguin, Tasmania
Madsen House Penguin
The Madsen Boutique Hotel Penguin Tasmania
Madsen Guesthouse Penguin
Madsen Guesthouse
The Madsen Boutique Hotel Penguin
The Madsen Penguin
The Madsen Guesthouse
The Madsen Guesthouse Penguin

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 91 out of 150 reviews
5 - Excellent 61%
Rating 4 - Good. 40 out of 150 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 13 out of 150 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 5 out of 150 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 150 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
One night stay
Wife and I found this stay to be very pleasant, nice sea view out the window and very lean, only bit of a downer is parking, right outside the hotel is in the town and only 30-60 mins during the day, had to park down the street a bit to avoid parking fine
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Comfortable old world charm
The Madsen is an old bank converted to units. This shows in the bathroom etc set up. On the whole very comfortable and close to all aspects of Penguin.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice stay with great view and bath
We had a really nice stay in the penthouse of the Madsen. It was a very relaxing stay and the view from the bath was fantastic. Check in and check out were contactless and very easy. The bed was comfy and the penthouse was massive and very spacious.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2021