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The Retreat Guest House

35 Grove Road South | Southsea, Hants, Portsmouth PO5 3QS, England
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Ranked #3 of 35 Portsmouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the the retreat for 2 nights. All the reviews are true. If your looking for a guest house in Portsmouth this is an excellent choice. The owners were welcoming and helpful, without being overbearing. The room was huge, well appointed and immaculately clean. Nice well cooked breakfast. One of the best guest house experiences I've had in the... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great! Rooms are large and nicely decorated, big beds and nice soft bed sheets and pillows. Breakfast is good too, nice selection of cereal and hot food made to order by the host couple. I would definitely recommend this guest house to someone wanting a home from home experience whilst they're staying in Portsmouth. My only small... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The retreat guest house is a great place to stay if you are looking for a friendly, welcoming, comfortable and relaxing guest house. I only stayed for one night unfortunately but it was one of the best nights in a hotel I have enjoyed. The owners are approachable and accommodating. The rooms are immaculately turned out and the beds extremely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definately a luxury guest house. Stayed for 3 nights beginning of Feb stayed in the "Franklin Suite" such a lovely comfortable room very comfy bed and very quiet. Really lovely breakfast. Felt very welcome. Ideal position near Gunwarth Quays shops and Naval dockyards. Mark and Sian are a great couple very freindly gave us lots of good imformation. Definately would... More

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I would reccommend anyone to stay at this beautiful guest house where every detail has been taken care of . The owners make you feel so welcome and the breakfast is superb . Well done and keep up the excellent work .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Nice little find, very central to all attractions. Gentle 20 min walk to Gunwharf Quays & the Naval Dockyard, 5 mins to Southsea shopping area & seafront. No problem with road parking as nice quiet area. We were given a car parking permit by Sian & the car stayed put for the 3 days. A lovely character building with such... More

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Carmei Yosef, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Owned and run by Mark & Sian. Although not immediately impressive from the outside, this a very HIGH QUALITY 5* B & B. The room décor is luxurious with a huge, comfortable bed and all sorts of amazing gadgets, like table lamps that change to 4 different levels of brightness (capacity) simply by touching the stem, and a gorgeous ultra-modern... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

If you value room size and a nice size bathroom, then this the place to stay in Portsmouth. Stayed in the Ward Suite and it was clean, fresh looking and well appointed. The bed was extremely comfortable and plenty of storage space for luggage. Breakfast offering was again, excellent, with nothing appearing to be too much trouble...even whipping up some... More

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Riffa, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

Brilliant 3 Night stay in the most central part of Southsea, close to Pubs, Restaurants and Shopping this Guest House is a perfect alternative to the bigger out of town Hotels. Mark is busy all day tending to his property but never too busy to chat or offer local advice. Can highly recommend a visit to this picturesque property. Can... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We stayed here for three nights. Mark and Sian are just delightful hosts. The location is good for walking to nearby shops and restaurants. We had a nice room with a large bathroom (shower actually) the bed so was comfy that it was hard to get up in the mornings. The house itself is gorgeous, the breakfast room is large... More

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Address: 35 Grove Road South | Southsea, Hants, Portsmouth PO5 3QS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
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Ranked #3 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Grade II listed building in the heart of Southsea’s conservation area, this Victorian house has been extensively modernised and now offers contemporary comforts whilst retaining its original character.Carefully restored and sensitively refurbished, this beautiful original Victorian building now houses 4 spacious en suite rooms, each of which is individually designed in a unique boutique style. Every stylish and attractive room features great modern comforts and facilities, including LCD flat-screen TVs, tea/coffee making facilities and complimentary toiletries. A generous full cooked English breakfast is included in the price and is complemented by fresh cafetière coffee and speciality teas.The Retreat Guest House offers the best of all worlds: beautiful period character and charm, alongside contemporary comforts and amenities. The guest house also has a superb location, tucked away in a quiet street in the heart of Southsea, close to all that the area has to offer. ... more   less 
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