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

4.0 star property
4-star beach guesthouse with bar/lounge, near Penguin Undercover Market

8.8/10 Fabulous

177 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
64 Main Road, right next to the Commonwealth Bank, Penguin, TAS, 7316
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Near the beach
  • Beach towels
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Business centre
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry service
Feel at home
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • DVD player
  • Blackout curtains
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront

Getting around

  • Devonport, TAS (DPO) - 28 min drive
  • Burnie, TAS (BWT) - 32 min drive
  • Penguin Station - 6 min walk
  • Ulverstone West Station - 9 min drive

About this property

The Madsen

Enjoy your visit to Penguin with a stay at The Madsen. You can indulge in hot stone massages, facials or manicures and pedicures. Other highlights at this upmarket guest house include a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and a terrace. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and overall comfort.


English, French

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

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until anytime
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children's games
  • Outlet covers

What to do

  • Beach access

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Beach towels


  • 1 building/tower
  • Terrace
  • Spa services


  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • English
  • French

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout curtains
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Mini fridge


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Special features


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

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for AUD 30.0 per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards.

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
The Madsen Penguin
The Madsen Guesthouse
The Madsen Guesthouse Penguin

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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Sandra, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

If you enjoy listening to guests talking, walking around and going to the toilet then this is the perfect property for you. Bring industrial earplugs if you want to sleep. Property looks nice, staff friendly but hugely disappointing to pay hotel rates for motel standard
Todd, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Unique Historical place to stay in.. calm feeling.. Old Bank originally . Great experience and location in the heart of Penguin
Michael, 1-night family trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

4/10 Fair

Room is in desperate need of repairs, bathroom sink cracked, big crack in ceiling above our bed and stained carpet. Very noisy hotel, as we could hear the guest in the room above us snoring and guests coming down the stars in front of our room being loud, which woke us up at 6am.
allison, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We had such a nice and relaxing time at this hotel, our host Phil was so helpful and knowledgeable about the area and made excellent suggestions of things to do in the area.
Sarah, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Michelle, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

The Madsen was a lovely old building, but being old there where no lifts and had to carry suit case upstairs. The service was very basic. The room was not very big and was not value for money. Over all I thought it was over priced.
Marina, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Samantha, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

stayed in the Penthouse, spacious room with sea views and high tech devices, large spa bath and king bed. only down side would be the stairs to get access to the room.
Matt, 2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Amanda, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review