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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 37 Portsmouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at The Retreat for one night and had a warm welcome from Mark. The house is interesting and decorated beautifully. The Emmanuel is large and comfortable with a very comfortable bed and a good sized shower. Remember to go to the A Bar for dinner. Thanks for your hospitality Mark

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is the third time we have stayed in Mark and Sian's lovely house over the past few years doing the Great South Run. This year we even booked our room before getting our places as there was no way I was running 10 miles without staying at The Retreat. Mark and Sian are fantastic hosts and nothing is too... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We stayed here a couple of weeks ago and were so glad we did. Mark and Sian are excellent hosts and had a wealth of information about the local area and places to go and see as well as eat. If you are going on a Friday / Saturday though most of the places are fully booked so you may... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is a beautiful house with a "Good" feeling. The minute I walked in my "jealous genes" turned on. I wished it were my home. Large, airy, what a house by the sea in England should be. Back to the specifics: We stayed 2 nights in the Franklin room. The room is large by any standard, clean, with a four... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We had a lovely short stay when dropping our son back to uni. Sian and Mark have thought of everything, even having a corkscrew and glasses available if needed. The bathroom was very luxurious, the bed comfortable, with a homely lounge for guests and lovely garden to relax in. Sian and Mark were really helpful, advising us on the local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Thoroughly good couple of nights when we had a recent short stay in Southsea. Easy walking distance to all we came to see, good places to eat etc. Very comfy bedroom (The Ward Suite) and friendly, attentive host in Mark. Would recommend to others very readily.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Just had a great 2 nights over the weekend. We stayed in the Emmanuel suite which was comfy and clean. The sea is just a few minutes walk away. Location is great. The highlight is the house itself, my other half had always wanted to see what is was like inside having noticed the house many times when he used... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My wife and I have just spent three days in Portsmouth staying at the Retreat. Our hosts Sian and Mark were friendly, helpful and informative. We had a very comfortable bedroom and were served an excellent breakfast each morning. The Retreat is a short walk from the shops and an excellent bus service to the Portsmouth docks take about 10... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The room was lovely, the bed was so comfy and pillows to match. The room was serviced every day. The breakfast was plentiful and served with a smile. The house is lovely and situated with-in walking distance of everything yet no noise pollution. Very gracious hosts where nothing was too much trouble. We will be going back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Previous reviews more than cover the reasons for staying here - lovely rooms, lovely food, spotlessly clean, run by a lovely couple. The only reason I haven't given it 5 points is that I'm a light sleeper and there was quite a lot of noise from people speeding along the main road and noisy people walking past under the window... More 

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Address: 35 Grove Road South | Southsea, Hants, Portsmouth PO5 3QS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
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