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The Madsen

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Front of property – evening/night
Penthouse | Terrace/patio
Penthouse | Hypo-allergenic bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar
Penthouse | Hypo-allergenic bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar
Penthouse | Living area | 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

187 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
64 Main Road, right next to the Commonwealth Bank, Penguin, TAS, 7316

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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


  • El Perro Tapas & Bar - 3 min walk
  • Renaessance - 3 min walk
  • Pluny's Thai Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • Casablanca - 3 min drive
  • Kings Of Queen Takeaway - 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. The accommodation gets good marks from fellow travellers for being 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-out available
  • 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 check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • 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 is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

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
Madsen Guesthouse Penguin
Madsen Guesthouse
The Madsen Boutique Hotel Penguin
The Madsen Penguin
The Madsen Guesthouse
The Madsen Guesthouse Penguin

Frequently asked questions

Does The Madsen offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Madsen does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Madsen?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Madsen?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Madsen?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Madsen?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Madsen and nearby?
The Madsen has spa services.
Are there restaurants at or near The Madsen?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Renaessance (3-min walk), Pluny's Thai Restaurant (4-min walk) and Kings Of Queen Takeaway (6.8 mi).
What's the area around The Madsen like?
The Madsen is located near Penguin Beach, only a short 6-minute walk from Penguin Station and 3 minutes' walk from El Perro Tapas & Bar.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Lindsay, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

M, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ryan, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Brett, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Deborah, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Sandra, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

A lovely and quiet place to stay in Penguin, Tasmania - a small seaside town on the North-West Coast of Tasmania.
Michael, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great spot! Could not fault anything about our stay. We will be back!
Adam, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Hotel was central to everything .
Sarah, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

So relaxed and right in the middle of Penguin.
Alice, 1-night business trip
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