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The Madsen Boutique Hotel

64 Main Rd, Penguin, Tasmania 7316 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


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If you’re looking for a romantic hotel in Penguin, look no further than The Madsen Boutique Hotel.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a minibar, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

The Madsen Boutique Hotel features room service, a concierge, and outdoor furniture, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a sauna and a lounge. If you are driving to The Madsen Boutique Hotel, free parking is available.

Travellers looking to enjoy some tapas can head to el perro tapas & pizza. Otherwise, you may want to check out a pub such as Neptune Grand Hotel or Paddy's Pancake & Waffles.

If you’re looking for something to do, Giant Penguin (0.0 mi), Penguin Foreshore (0.3 mi), and Hiscutt Park (0.1 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of The Madsen Boutique Hotel.

The staff at The Madsen Boutique Hotel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Secured parking
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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Gary W wrote a review Feb 2021
9 contributions1 helpful vote
While traveling through northern Tasmania recently, my wife and I had a most enjoyable sojourn in Penguin at The Madsen Boutique Hotel. The room was immaculate and all facilities worked. I think that our bed was one of the finest we have experienced during our travels, as evidenced by the deep night's sleep we both had. But I've got to say -- it is the aggregate "special touches" that really define a boutique hotel, and The Madsen has those in spades. Imagine helping yourself to a complimentary sherry or port upon arrival (or both in my case). Or freshly ground coffee beans for your room's coffee maker (you can grind them yourself if you wish). Owner Phil and his team really go the extra mile to cater to any wish, and are most forthcoming with local knowledge and recommendations. As for location, well it is wise to turn left or right upon egress else one will find oneself in the ocean. The Madsen is beautifully renovated (it was an old bank I believe) and each suite is unique. Next stay we plan to inhabit the penthouse upstairs. Very well deserved praise to The Madsen Team!
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Date of stay: February 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Shoot for the Penthouse if available
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rc2a wrote a review Jan 2021
Canberra, Australia37 contributions19 helpful votes
We had just an overnight stay after arriving on the Spirit of Tasmania ferry. The hotel has a very convenient location, and our room was clean, quiet and comfortable. I would highly recommend a visit to Penguin, especially if you are taking the ferry, and the Madsen has a great location within the town. Note that the hotel does not have parking, but there is plenty of free parking in the public car park a few doors down.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
RAB wrote a review Sep 2020
St Helens, Australia13 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed in waterfront suite upstairs [accessed by some very steep stairs] which had a direct view to the sea which was a good start but overall the ‘suite’ was very poor. On entry the room smelt ‘stale’, the carpet needed a vacuum, dust on the fireplace and surrounds, bed linen needs updating, the towels were terrible, very thin and rough, did not need to put any cold water on in the shower as water was lukewarm, toilet not clean, hand basin tapware poor quality, the sink plug was all stained and the fan above shower was full of dust and very grimy, toiletries provided very poor. Not a deluxe room by any standard which was disappointing, did not enjoy our stay.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Karen S wrote a review Sep 2020
Bowen, Australia3 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed overnight in the deluxe room. Very comfortable, even had a sideways Seaview from the loo. This hotel is on the main road and in walking distance of everything. Plenty to offer and the coffee and honour bar would be enjoyable in non COVID times. Very comfortable.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Pirate16 wrote a review Aug 2020
Hobart, Australia96 contributions25 helpful votes
Coming in from a cold, blustery, rainy evening was pleasantly welcomed by Phil, a warm fire and soft music. Our room was on the first floor of this delightful heritage hotel with a pleasant view over the Penguin foreshore, a wild ocean and a sunset. Perfect to relax after a long journey. Bed was comfortable and crispy white. Check out the hotel's rich history on the walls of the staircase. Try El Perro just down the road for dinner - excellent tapas and free glass of sangria - compliments the Madsen.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: Choose the room with the foreshore view.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Madsen Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Madsen Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Penguin Foreshore (0.04 km), Giant Penguin (0.04 km), and Hiscutt Park (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Madsen Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a spa.
What food & drink options are available at The Madsen Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Madsen Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Madsen Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Letterbox Café, El Perro Tapas & Bar, and Penguin Country Bakehouse.
Is The Madsen Boutique Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.04 km away from the centre of Penguin.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Madsen Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.