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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   47 Bell St., Shaftesbury SP7 8AE, England
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The Retreat
Ranked #12 of 25 Shaftesbury B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
84 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed two nights for the Dorset Steam Fair in room 9 in August 2013. This is a high end B & B where the owners go that extra mile to appease guests. The room was fine, the breakfasts were very good and the hosts very social. The car park was tight to get into but I managed to park in... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

we spent a night at the retreat. we were warmly welcomed by sheena and bernard and they even had cakes upon arrival for the kids. the room was super. nothing was too much trouble and we are very grateful

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

The Retreat is in a good location , a few minutes walk from the town center shops , pubs and restaurants plus the excellent Golden Hill. It is spotless and the breakfast is really good. Get the fish it is super and different.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We travelled along the south coast and stayed at many b&b's but Sheena and Bernard run the BEST, we were made very welcome and the breakfast was amazing. Nothing was too much trouble you cannot go wrong staying here.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We have just returned from 2 nights at the Retreat - and, as everyone says, Sheena and Bernard are most kind and thoughtful hosts, willing to help - we needed a taxi for a remote part of Dorset, and Bernard tried many local taxi firms for us - above and beyond the call of duty, I would say:) Breakfast V... More

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Burford, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I enjoyed my stay at The Retreat very much and Sheena and Bernard are kind and thoughtful hosts. My room was spotlessly clean and breakfast was delicious. Off-road parking at the back is useful although the entrance is narrow, so watch out! I would definitely return.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I just came back from a 4 nights stay at The Retreat. The hosts, Sheena&Bernard, were more than welcoming even though I arrived past 8 pm and they were actually out. Sheena came straight back when I gave her a call, showing me the parking, the room and everything. They gave helpful advise for restaurants and sightseeing in the area.... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Just came across this guest house by chance. Couldn't have found a better place to stay. Large light room, Very clean & comfy, excellent en suite. Hosts most welcoming & breakfast wonderful. Private off road parking a bonus as in the middle of town.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Do not stay at this B&B unless you fit into a very strict conservative type. This is by no means a 'retreat', they want you up and out of their house as soon as possible. We'd booked a two night stay (Saturday and Sunday) despite only needing one night as they have a two night minimum stay policy. End of... More

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flyer172, Owner at The Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback which is valuable even when as in this case, it arises from a misunderstanding. As a result of your concerns we have looked at the way in which we describe our reservations process and information we give clients at the time of making a reservation. It is our sincere wish that as a consequence, we... More

Bingley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We were looking for a comfortable and upmarket place to stay in Shaftesbury to see Gold Hill and other Thomas Hardy country sites. it seemed our choice was between La Fleur de Lys and The Retreat. Thankfully, we chose the Retreat. Bell Street is a quiet backwater of Shaftesbury but only five minutes walk from town and Gold Hill. Bernard... More

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Address: 47 Bell St., Shaftesbury SP7 8AE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Shaftesbury
Hotel Class:4 star — The Retreat 4*
Also Known As:
The Retreat Shaftesbury, Dorset

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