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“Fantastic stay at 40 The Retreat”
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5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

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ReviewerE...
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic stay at 40 The Retreat ”
Reviewed August 24, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

When we first arrived, we were pleasantly surprised to see how spacious 40 The Retreat is. The bedrooms are large and there is a well equipped kitchen. With nine of us staying here, having two ovens and a huge fridge was fantastic. A house full of charm and character, every room was spotlessly clean. Booking was easy and the owner Malisa was helpful in promptly answering any questions we had. We loved the small courtyard with wonderful plants, flowers and shrubs. Perfect for sitting outside during warm evenings. The location of 40 The Retreat is ideal. You can easily walk or take the regular bus to Southsea seafront or the historic dockyard. A perfect base to explore the area. Thank you for a great stay.

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Management Response
Aug 25, 2017
Thank you for your lovely review. Many thanks, hope you'll come back to Southsea again soon.
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Nomad7207...
1 review
“Great House near Gunwharf Quay”
Reviewed August 5, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

The house is fantastic - three stories with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. the backyard patio and garden is amazing - perfect for a sunny afternoon. the downstairs is large and has plenty of room for cooking, relaxing, and enjoying activities as a group. The locations is ideal - a short cab or nice walk to downtown Gunwharf.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Gwen V
1 review
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed July 28, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

A perfect house in a great location and all made very easy for us. The house itself is presented beautifully with an outstanding open plan living area, perfect for a large group. Bedrooms were unique but all a good size with plenty of bathrooms. The house had everything you need whilst away from home and we were welcomed on time and it was all made incredibly easy. The location was great and within walking distance of all amenities and the coast. We really enjoyed our stay - thank you!

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Management Response
Aug 8, 2017
Thanks so much for your review Gwen, it means a lot to us. Rob and Andy said that you left the place so clean and tidy that it meant getting it ready for the next guests was a doddle. That was much appreciated.
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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 15, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

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Fiona M
1 review
“Wonderful place to stay with family and friends”
Reviewed September 18, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

The house proved ideal for our family and friends to gather for a family wedding, there were 10 of us so the house was full but there was plenty of room for everyone. House was very clean and well equipped could not have asked for more.
The house is situated within walking distance of local shops,seafront, Gunwharf Quays etc, once here you do not really need a car. Could not do everything we wanted to during this visit so will be back sometime soon.

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Liked best: Felt like a family home
Liked least: That we had to leave
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Sep 19, 2016
Thanks Fiona, look forward to your return visit.
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50lizzyk
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect home for a family and friends get-together”
Reviewed August 12, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

This home is everything you would like your own to be. The situation of the kitchen, lounge and dining areas together with the well designed garden which merged in when the doors were open made for a lovely, relaxed communal meeting place for our family. The decor was quirky and vibrant. The family photos gave the feeling of a loving home.

There was lots to do just a short distance from the house for all tastes including walking along the beach, sports and shopping. Supermarkets and restaurants are all close by.

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Liked best: The living space for all the family to be together
Liked least: Our problem was that the babies woke early due to light curtains but we could have darkened windows with blankets
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Aug 13, 2016
Thank you, so glad you enjoyed your stay. We love the area so we're glad you had a good time.
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Maggie H
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful”
Reviewed April 10, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

An excellent property in a perfect location. The house is spacious and well appointed for a week's stay. It's close to shops, including a wonderful bakery, Waitrose as Elly's as restaurants. We hardly used our cars while we were there as the Historic Dockyard, seafront, Gunwharf Quays and the Spinnaker Tower are all within a 20 minute walk.
I would definitely recommend this accommodation.

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Liked best: The space and comfort of the property.
Liked least: Nothing. It was all good
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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