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The Retreat

47 Bell St., Shaftesbury SP7 8AE, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After a mix up with our original accommodation in Shaftesbury, we were welcomed into The Retreat with such friendliness that we didn't want to leave! Sheena and Bernard were so lovely and very helpful in recommending what to see and where to eat in the area. The room was absolutely gorgeous, decorated with perfect style to suit the sweet little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The room was clean and tidy, with incredibly comfortable beds. It was decorated to a high standard, including plush furnishings. We were treated to a superb breakfast in the morning. Sheena and Bernard were efficient and professional. However, what really set this place apart was that it was such a welcoming stay. Our hosts welcomed us like long lost friends... More 

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Otley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

First the good things about The retreat. It is centrally located, does a lovely breakfast and is spotlessly clean. However, and perhaps it is just me, but there were some jarring aspects to our stay: The owners had let us know that they would not be back till 7.00 on the day of our arrival so we wouldn't be able... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Having stayed at the Retreat many times, we are always treated as good friends by Bernard and Sheena.. It is very clean and comfortable, this time we had our son and granddaughter with us and they too were impressed by the Retreat. Located in the centre of Shaftsbury it is ideal for sightseeing. We will definitely be staying again.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This B&B is excellent in every way. It is pretty, full of character and an interesting history, comfortable, clean and right in the heart of a gorgeous small town. We were a large family group in town for a wedding nearby. Bernard and Sheena were so kind and welcoming: they were a perfect mixture of informative and friendly but never... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I was impressed by the high quality accommodation, with everything clean and beautifully decorated. Bernard and Sheena are incredibly friendly and helpful and made our stay a delight. The B&B is easy to get to, with good parking and is in a very good position for exploring the pretty village of Shaftsbury and the surrounding countryside, especially the Larmer Tree... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

What a nice place to stay in Shaftesbury - lovely stone house full of character, very friendly and informative hosts who made us feel very welcome. It's a great location in the middle of town, highly recommended!

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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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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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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