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The Retreat Guest House

35 Grove Road South | Southsea, Hants, Portsmouth PO5 3QS, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Lovely little house, perfect for the night. Plenty of beds & nice outdoor area. Cold evening but enough heat throughout the night. Great location not far from the seafront & sights. Would definately recommend for visiting the area & would return

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We stayed for three nights in the Cooper Room in September. Both Sian and Mark were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The room had everything we could wish for and the location was excellent for exploring Southsea and Portsmouth. One of the best B&B's we have stayed in.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Stayed 3 days in August for a wedding. Excellent location for us. Excellent breakfast. Really friendly and helpful hosts. Best B&B we've stayed in. So much nicer than hotels. We parked outside and just left our car and walked everywhere.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We stayed for 3 nights in the Franklin Room. Beautiful large room with everything you could need. Very comfortable large bed, quiet room, no road noise. Breakfast is lovely, fresh fruit plates and cooked breakfast. All very delicious. With only 4 rooms and no children allowed it is a lovely and peaceful place to get away from it all. The... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My wife and I stayed one night in June. Warmly welcomed by Sian into a glorious house, well restored while retaining in original character. We stayed in the Emanuel Suite: very large and comfortable, as was its bath. Though near a traveled road there was no road noise issue at all. Notable modern conveniences include motion-detecting lighting in hallways. Mark... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Tucked away off the main streets this quality guest house has great character and not the corporate 'box size' bedrooms. the property oozes charm and the owners are very knowledgeable and friendly, nothing is too much trouble. With only 4 rooms (all large) there is no fighting for breakfast and everything is cooked to order and as you like. It's... More 

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County Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We stayed for 3 nights in the Cooper Room. Although smaller than I had anticpated it was clean and pleasantly decorated. The bed was extremely comfortable. Mark and Sian are wonderful hosts and Mark makes the perfect omelette, the full english breakfast was equally as tasty in the light and bright breakfast room. We really enjoyed our stay and there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

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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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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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 

Additional Information about The Retreat Guest House

Address: 35 Grove Road South | Southsea, Hants, Portsmouth PO5 3QS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range: $106 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Retreat Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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