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The Retreat Guest House

35 Grove Road South | Southsea, Hants, Portsmouth PO5 3QS, England
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Ranked #4 of 36 Portsmouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Emmenjay2014 Norwich, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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Northampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a single traveller and I had a lovely stay at a The Retreat. I was made very welcome and I was looked after exceedingly well by the lovely owners. The bed was very comfortable and the breakfast was lovely. Hope to see you again.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I write this review with a certain amount of apprehension as I feel if I 'bull' the place up too much I might not be able to get in again myself in the future however, fairness much prevail so here goes. The truth is I cannot speak more highly of this establishment, we have just stayed for two nights -... More

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Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The Retreat is a beautiful old house, and when you step inside you immediately feel comfortable, assisted by the warm welcome from Sian and Mark. It's a small guest house with only 4 rooms, 3 of which our party were occupying between us. All rooms had a character of their own with luxury touches including a spacious bathroom, ours had... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Tell you what, the photos on the website don't lie! We stayed in the Emmanuel suite which was a beautiful luxurious blue room. The whole house is absolutely stunning. Sian and Mark made us most welcome and were very informative on the best places to visit. The guest house is well located for shopping, the beach and Gunwharf quays. We... More

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Horley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

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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11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 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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lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

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