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The Retreat Greyabbey Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 3 Greyabbey B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 14, 2013

I'm not one to usually leave feedback but in this case an exception HAS to be made.
The expression B&B does not do the experience of 'The Retreat' justice. From the moment that you arrive the hospitality from Bill and Barbara is aimed at making your stay a memorable one, and you will want to go back. Whether it be a quiet relaxing time or a more up beat time with a little music, then it is all possible and you will not find fault with any aspect of a stay here, the food, accomodation, location, etc. etc. all add up to great place to stay which I unreservedly recommend and as the title says.......Look No Further

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Really delighted with our stay with Bill and Barbara.
We arrived on the day that Bill received his new sound system.
He even sang some Garth Brooks for us.
It was really a great experience, what B&B should be all about,

Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

What a welcome we received from Barbara &Bill. They made us feel so comfortable,nothing was too much for them. Excellent accommodation,very clean & cosy. The entertainment from Bill was a surprise and really made our stay. We just want to go back, we feel we made friends and would highly recommend this B&B. Vi Sharon & Joanne. Bangor.

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Our second stay at the "Relaxing Retreat" .. forget traditional B&B accomodation, At Barbara & Bills you receive 4 star attention from the time you arrive until you sadly have to leave. All the rooms are well appointed, spacious, immaculatly decorated and furnished in a style that makes a statement .. "You will relax and enjoy your stay with us". Bill's splendid breakfast meal certainly set us up for the day, a much welcomed choice of food, cooked to perfection whilst we chatted, nothing was ever too much trouble.Lot's to do, lot's to see when you go out exploring, be it walking by the sea at Portaferry, shops and harbour at Bangor or a lovely drive around the Lough road to Belfast. Returning back in the evening you are met by the welcoming wood burning stove in the hallway as it greets you with its warmth and flickering flames. Then being able to share our wonderful days events with our hosts over a glass of wine proved to be so comforting. Then it's time for my wife to enjoy one of Barbara' relaxation treatments, it was without doubt worth every penny, it felt truly amazing and would truly recommend the experience as a worthwhile pampering. Barbara and Bill always have time for you whatever the time of day, always providing a genuine feeling of real hospitality found no where else in our countless travels around the globe. We will return yet again next year, make sure you do too ...

Room Tip: All rooms provide a quiet relaxing stay
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Everything about The Retreat is just perfect. From the moment we arrived Bill and Barbara made us feel so welcome and relaxed. Our room was beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean with lovely little touches - chocolates in the room, herbal teas and lovely fluffy bathrobes. Our break began as soon as we stepped through the front door and saw the fire burning and were handed a cup of tea. Bill and Barbara were happy to give us our own space or to keep us company and we really felt we'd known them for years and ended up chatting the night away and even having a bit of a sing song! The next morning was equally relaxed - so much so that I appeared in one of the fluffy robes and Barbara got me a rug to snuggle up in!!!! After one of Bill's yummy breakfasts we had a lovely walk on the beach before - reluctantly - packing up to go. I would recommend The Retreat to anyone - whether its for a romantic break or a girlie weekend with Barbara's treatments followed by a glass of wine by the fire. Greyabbey is a beautiful village - the ruins of the abbey are just beautiful and its easy to pass an afternoon wandering the antique shops. What makes The Retreat really special though are the hosts - I can't wait to go back! Visit The Retreat - you won't be let down!!! :-)

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

I had high hopes of my three night relaxation break at The Retreat, and Bill & Barbara managed to exceed them! It was a wonderful experience, with spotless, comfortable accommodation, wonderful treatments, great food, and all the thoughtful little extras that make a stay so special...and possibly the friendliest hosts you will ever encounter!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

My boyfriend booked a 3day romatic break at the Retreat as a surprise for me. And what a surprise it was. The easy way to describe the experience would be an 'all inclusive b&b' with the added bonus of relaxation treatments. Breakfast at any time, lunch at anytime and a romantic candle-lit dinner in the evening, I was in heaven!!!
The fresh flowers and fruit in the room were very welcoming and we were always made to feel at home with Bill and Barbara.
The next time I come back to Greyabbey I will be with the girls......as the location, the attention to detail and the treatments are a winning combination for a girlie break!
See you soon Bill and Barbara!!

Lynne x

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Retreat Greyabbey Bed & Breakfast

Address: 13A Blackabbey Road | County Down, Greyabbey BT22 2RH, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Greyabbey
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Greyabbey
Price Range: $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Retreat Bed & Breakfast is a quiet country house situated on the outskirts of Greyabbey village in the heart of the Ards Peninsula and minutes from beautiful Strangford Lough and surrounding area. We currently have 3 spacious bedrooms all with ensuite/private bathroom, a breakfast room, dining room and lounge area. We are perfectly situated and just a few minutes drive between Strangford Lough and the Irish Sea. Mount Stewart House & Gardens and Orange Tree House Wedding Venue in Greyabbey are only minutes away. We have some excellent restaurants in the local area that we are happy to recommend. ... more   less 
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The Retreat Greyabbey Bed & Breakfast Northern Ireland - County Down

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