Diamond Island Resort and Penguin Parade nightly

Diamond Island Resort and Penguin Parade nightly

.69 Tasman Highway Bicheno Tasmania, Bicheno, Bicheno, Australia, 7215
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    7.2
    Very good
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    8.4
    Excellent

    "Yes, Wonderful location."

    David

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    January 1, 2018

    7.8
    Very good room comfort and quality

    Property highlights

    • Private beach

    • Bar

    • Garden

    • Fitness center

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    8.1
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    Excellent location
    Value for money6.6
    Distance to city center2.5 km
    Location rating8.1
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    7.8
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Superior Beach Front
    Superior Beach Front
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    • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
    • Beach view
    • 1 king bed & 1 sofa bed
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    Superior Balcony Sea View
    Superior Balcony Sea View
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    • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 king bed
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    Family Beach View
    Family Beach View
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    • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
    • Beach view
    • 1 king bed & 1 queen bed & ...
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    Ocean View Terrace
    Ocean View Terrace
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 king bed
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    Beachside Villa
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    • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 queen bed & 2 single beds...
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    Deluxe Family Room with Spa Bath
    Deluxe Family Room with Spa Bath
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    • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 queen bed & 2 single beds
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    Executive One-Bedroom Apartment - Beach Front
    Executive One-Bedroom Apartment - Beach Front
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Shower and bathtub
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    • Shower
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    One-Bedroom Apartment with Loft
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    What people love about the property

    • 6.8
      Good

      "Good location to see penguin."

      Ee

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      January 7, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "I enjoy the view of the resort very much ."

      Wong

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      August 8, 2016

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Great place to stay if u want to see penguin."

      CHI B.

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      June 17, 2017

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "Great location and staff were very friendly and accommodatin..."

    Anthony

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    March 11, 2018

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    8.4
    Excellent

    "The lady at the reception is also really kind and nice."

    Christianus

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    January 3, 2017

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    Agoda Reviews (187)
    7.2
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    10
    Cleanliness7.2
    Facilities6.6
    Location8.1
    Room comfort and quality7.8
    Service7.2
    Value for money6.6
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    3.6
    LIz from Australia
    Couple
    Ocean View Terrace
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019
    A very strange and sad place.”
    This was a very strange ‘experience to stay at this ‘resort’. It is being staffed by well-meaning Japanese students with no manager to be seen. They do their best but the place is so run down, curtains hanging off broken pelmets, rusted furniture, broken decks, chairs and exposed electric leads, it is impossible to report positively. A forlorn Japanese boy stumbled through a few penguin facts in broken English, and we wandered down to the broken platform where you are expected to view penguins. The gate is firmly shut to stop anyone joining the large well guided penguin tour on the other side of the gate. It was so absurd, many of us started laughing. To pay $220 a night fir an experience a back packer would face complained about was beyond words. These Japanese young people do their best to keep the rooms clean, provide the basic necessities in the rooms and it’s not their fault that the owner chooses not to do any maintenance.
    Reviewed February 18, 2019
    2.0
    Timothy from Australia
    Family with young children
    Beachside Villa
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019
    Unsafe”
    Too many faults but the main one is that they all come together to make property unsafe. Do not stay here.
    Reviewed February 17, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    chui from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Ocean View Terrace
    Stayed 1 night in November 2017
    amazing”
    the penguin tour at night is amazing. actually the penguin is just live in the resort...they will come to visit your door too. this feeling is so nice. and the view is amazing. but it may be cold as it is just next to the sea. recommend you to buy food to cook in resort~~`
    Reviewed November 27, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Anthony from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Superior Balcony Sea View
    Stayed 1 night in December 2015
    Penguins!!!”
    Why paid extra if you can have two for the price of one?? Best attraction of Diamond Island Resort is the on site penguins watching. The owner was very good and lay down the best guidelines before the penguins came in. When I was there, the owner had just taken over the resort and had just started renovation. Hope all is well as this is really a wonderful place.
    Reviewed June 10, 2016
    8.3
    Excellent
    Chung from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Ocean View Terrace
    Stayed 1 night in February 2014
    Huge room, little fairy penguins at your garden”
    Clean, huge and nicely furnished room with direct access to the garden through private balcony. Saw little fairy penguins right outside our balcony.
    The hotel is nicely located where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the ocean and see little fairy penguins going back to their nests from the ocean after sunset. The hotel provides free penguin tour as well as another tour with charges which enables you to see penguins closely. We didn't pay to join any tour but we were lucky to spot a few penguins walking across our balcony in the garden. Room is huge, clean with a king-sized bed, dining table, fully equipped kitchen. Quick check in and check out. One drawback though, only continental breakfast is provided. With it's room rate, I think hot dishes like eggs, susages etc should be provided.
    Reviewed February 28, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Ka from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Ocean View Terrace
    Stayed 1 night in May 2013
    Nice view, nice apartment, nice beach”
    Nice view, nice apartment, nice beach
    apartment is very large by any standard. both the lounge and the bedroom have panoramic ocean view. kitchen is fully-functional with necessary utensils provided. washing machine is also available. there is plenty of open area outside the apratment. I saw Penguins in the beach...very lovely.
    Reviewed May 22, 2013
    8.0
    Excellent
    sheung from Hong Kong
    Group
    Superior Balcony Sea View
    Stayed 1 night in May 2013
    To play with penguin”
    The best thing of this hotel is the cleaniless and can have a free tour to see the penguin
    The official telephone is not working properly. And there is no remark of the penguin tour starting time. We nearly miss the tour! The kitchenette has no oven. So, remember dun buy food that need oven to cook!! It only has stove and microwave.
    Reviewed May 19, 2013
    10.0
    Exceptional
    ko
    Group
    Superior Balcony Sea View
    Stayed 1 night in April 2013
    Nice view can see penguins and nice room”
    Nice apartment. Good design. Naturally surrounded.
    Highly recommended for apartment , can see penguins and sheeps. Nice design modern apartment despite a long drive from us but it s worth to go there. See the sunrise at the beach side is a very good experience. Must try if u can wake up T around six. Overall the apartment is a very nice resort with kitchen that can let u cook by you self and enjoy the natural life
    Reviewed April 14, 2013
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Christopher from United Kingdom
    Group
    Superior Balcony Sea View
    Stayed 1 night in March 2013
    Nice apartment with penguins”
    Charlie the Penguin, owner/staff, diamond island
    We had a nice one night stop. Unfortunately no penguins swimming in where we were there but the owner is looking after an orphan at the moment. Charlie was so cute and it was nice to see him recovering. the ownr is very passionate about the penguins which was good to see.
    Reviewed April 06, 2013
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Isabel from Australia
    Family with young children
    Superior Balcony Sea View
    Stayed 1 night in January 2013
    Lovely beachside hotel ”
    Great room design and very relaxing environment.
    A wonderful stay at the resort. The rooms were well designed with a lovely backyard extending to the grass area and a short walk to the beach. Would be better if the rooms were even cleaner. We had a great time watching the penguins which were in close proximity. Lovely continental breakfast too.
    Reviewed February 11, 2013
    8.3
    Excellent
    Wong from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Superior Beach Front
    Stayed 1 night in January 2013
    Being neighbors with penguins!”
    Get to see penguins at night
    Bicheno is a small peaceful town, but where I wouldn't really recommend to others except for this penguin tour, which residents in this resort get it free. Waiting for the penguins to come back go shore at night is so much fun, and you will also hear their voice the while night! Funny experience! The view is specular, breakfast is normal but it's good enough that its included in the tariff isn't it?
    Reviewed January 19, 2013
    8.3
    Excellent
    Tsoi from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Ocean View Terrace
    Stayed 1 night in February 2012
    Recommended for Farm Experience”
    Quiet, nice environment
    Good farm experience. Lot of trees, sheeps, wild animal etc, beautiful lake next to the house. Good for photograph. Very good hotel facilities including jaccuzzi, kitchen etc. Recommended for those like farm experience in Tasmania. Very warm welcome from the owner too.
    Reviewed March 16, 2012
    9.3
    Exceptional
    WING from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Ocean View Terrace
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2011
    Resort of My Dream”
    Great view, Private beaches just downstairs, Clean and well-decorated resorts with balcony facing the sea
    It is a resort of my dream. Just 5 mins drive from Bicheno downtown area, the resort is located along the beach. The resort room is well-decorated with balcony facing the sea, good for taking a sip of wine and enjoying the lovely sunset. The room is self-contained that we can do cooking in the kitchen. At night, there is tour to guide you to trace the fairy tales. Free of charge for guests staying at the resort.
    Reviewed April 30, 2011
    2.8
    Dan from Japan
    Family with young children
    Beachside Villa
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019
    Utterly overpriced with no sense of service whatsoever”
    We stayed in early January, which of course is high season, but even so, this hotel is severely overpriced for what it is, and I would not recommend it unless it is the only option you can find (which was the case for us). Pros: the location - right next to Diamond Island Nature Reserve - is good, penguins live right next to the hotel (supposedly), pool and mini playground were popular with our little kids (6 and 4 y.o.). Cons: severely overpriced for what it offers, rooms are run down, shower is tiny, ants and bugs in the kitchen, staff have no sense of service or hospitality, the "guided penguin viewing tour" consisted of walking to the edge of the hotel premises (about 100 metres) and receiving inadequate explanation in broken English, no housekeeping service even if you stay multiple days.
    Reviewed January 15, 2019
    4.4
    Dan from Japan
    Family with young children
    Ocean View Terrace
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019
    Acceptable”
    The location is quite unique with penguins living right by the property and the white sandy beach (not quite swimmable due to strong winds and rough current) leading off to Diamond Island. The pool and the small playground were popular with kids. Overall, however, we felt that this hotel was extremely overpriced and was not worthy of the price tag by any stretch - we paid approximately A$425 per night for a “Beachside Villa”, but it was no villa by any means. The rooms and facilities are somewhat run down, and we had ants all over the kitchen. The staff are all inexperienced and amateur workers most likely on working holiday visas with no sense of hospitality whatsoever. The “guided penguin tour” was simply a walk to the viewing deck located within the premises and an inadequate explanation in broken English. There was no housekeeping, either. For the price we had to pay, we would have expected far better service and experience.
    Reviewed January 06, 2019
    4.0
    Luke from Australia
    Couple
    Family Beach View
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018
    Poorly maintained”
    Poorly maintained property. Lights missing. Poor bathroom. Smell within units. States penguin tour but this is not involved at all. It involves standing on a platform off the beach to watch the penguins quickly scatter to their burrows . Poor advertisement certainly not worth the money paid for even at a reduced price!!
    Reviewed December 17, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Hyohwan from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Ocean View Terrace
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018
    Very kindly”
    Good manner to costumer and great private beach.
    Reviewed January 02, 2019
    5.2
    Sridevi from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Beachside Villa
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2017
    Not worth the money”
    We stayed there for seeing the Penguin, but the beach was close for Penguin tours. Though it is a beach resort, we can't access the beach in the early mornings and late evenings. We drove a km away to access the beach.
    Reviewed November 26, 2017
    THIS REPORT IS RUBBISH AND I WISH I COULD HAVE TALKED TO HIM EARLIER, THE PENGUINS HAVE LIVED IN THE RESORT FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS. OUR BEACH ACCESS IS PRIVATE, GUESTS ONLY, ACCESS IS CLOSED WHEN PENGUINS WALK UP OUR WALKWAY FOR AN HOUR EACH EVENING AT NIGHT TIME VERY DARK, BRING A TORCH RECOMENDED. BELOW IS AMOTHER GUEST REMARKS the penguin tour at night is amazing. actually the penguin is just live in the resort...they will come to visit your door too. this feeling is so nice. and the view is amazing. but it may be cold as it is just next to the sea. recommend you to buy food to cook in your kitchen..`
    Responded January 16, 2018
    Diamond Island Resort and Penguin Parade nightly
    2.4
    Judy from Singapore
    Couple
    Superior Balcony Sea View
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017
    Resort touted as luxury resort but we were appalled by the condition of the place. ”
    We thought we had checked in the wrong place. Everything was either so old or not working. Our living room’s lights were not working and the stove apparently is on display only as it was not working as well. The sliding door to the toilet was a nightmare as it was not easy to slide open and close. The bed was so lumpy and soft we wake up feeling sore all over. Unless they have an overhaul, would strongly not recommend this place to anyone .
    Reviewed October 11, 2017
    We are sorry 2 bulbs failed to work during your 2 day stay, ( out of 20 lights in ceiling) It is very bright, which is why we use dimmers, and the stove does work as a staff member pointed out to you There is no need to turn off the second wall switch if you cant remember to turn it on again. Your comment is just plain wrong about the beds ( they are new King Beds with a soft padded 60 mm layer on top of each one.) As for sliding doors they can be a little fiddly to use at times. Our maintenance people will make the sliding doors work better.
    Responded October 16, 2017
    Diamond Island Resort and Penguin Parade nightly
    8.4
    Excellent
    Christianus from Indonesia
    Family with teens
    Beachside Villa
    Stayed 1 night in December 2016
    Adorable penguin”
    The location is great because we can watch the penguin parade from the backyard for free, and the girl who gave explanation about them is excellent. The lady at the reception is also really kind and nice. But I think the price via agoda is to high. We came during summer, and the flowers are blooming. Beautiful. Bathroom is a bit smelly tough.
    Reviewed January 03, 2017
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