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The Retreat Castle Rooms

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1 Cockpen Road, Bonnyrigg EH19 3HS, Scotland
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Farningham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The hospitality at this guesthouse was excellent. When we arrived we were warmly welcomed and were upgraded to a room with a four-poster bed, which was an unexpected treat! You will feel well looked after at this guesthouse as the host is positively attentive and eager to ensure you have a good stay. The guesthouse is homely, quirky, interesting and... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We booked 1 night here due to attending a family bbq close buy and it was just so much easier to stay somewhere than do all of the travelling. This guest house was the first that appeared in our search and in all honesty, the websites make this place look nice. However after arriving at The Retreat it quickly became... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This family run Guest House has everything..from being greeted by owner Jude to being shown my beautiful room, I did not think that experience could be surpassed..just wait till you taste the wonderful breakfast served up by Jude herself. I stayed for 2 nights on business and can honestly say this is my all time favourite abode...Jude and her husband... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We chose the retreat as a convenient stopover en route to Edinburgh. Before we arrived I received a text from Jude checking our arrival time. Upon arrival we were greeted at the door and shown into the most incredible little hotel I think I've ever stayed in. The layout and decor are marvellously eccentric, while the facilities (bathroom, shower etc)... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We stayed here for 1 night before the Edinburgh Marathon in the 4 poster room so we didn't spent too much time in the guest house but the room was an excellent size with a large bathroom and lots of character. The first thing you notice when you drive up to the guest house is the actual building which reminded... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Jude was the perfect hostess making us feel right at home for our (too) short stay at Retreat Castle. Fabulously decorated, modern with oozes of character and comfort with delicious cook to order breakfast to round out stay. We had the family room with two boys and enjoyed a quick toss of ball in garden. Highly recommended!

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A lovely quirky castle guest house , full of old charm , large clean room, huge super comfy bed , great breakfast. The owners couldn't be more helpful ,thanks Pete and Jude for going the extra to resolve my dress disaster !!! Excellent guesthouse suitable for all

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Lower Portland, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We stayed here 1 night in the Queen 4-poster room, and it was outstanding, especially after spending 2 weeks in the back of a campervan! We arrived to a very warm welcome from Jude after also receiving a text from her confirming our stay and with some directions. Got the info we needed from Jude also about nearby restaurants etc... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Alas this is a late review - I don't think I wanted to admit we were back even almost 2 years on! All that time that's passed hasn't erased a bit of how much we loved this place. First, there's Jude, who is awesome and hilarious and forgiving (we had to come in late and re-arrange days). And then the... More 

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southampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We stayed at the Retreat for a period of five days. Even before we arrived we knew that we had chosen the right hotel, Jude was so friendly and helpful. Upon arrival nothing was to much trouble, Jude and the answer to all our questions directions to various places of interest. We love the hotel with all its quirky suprises.... More 

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