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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2016

As always, sad to leave our lovely friends, Sheena and Bernard. Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality, we had a great night in Room 6, room is so spacious with great view. Must add that I love the deco too. You really have made us "home away from home". We have already recommended to all of our friends...

Thank jialusun49
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Very clean, comfortable and charming b&b in a stunning part of the world. Delicious breakfast and friendly service. Well worth a visit for a weekend away! The service was excellent - personable and friendly. Delicious homemade breakfast and the beds were really comfortable. Could not find fault with the retreat - did what it said on the tin!

Thank Florence H
Somerset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We stayed at the Retreat while visiting a friend who had recently moved to the area. We could not fault it , made t feel welcome from the moment we walked in the door. The room was lovely slept like a log, and breakfast was wonderful. Also within walking distance from the town and the world famous Gold Hill. Can...

Thank Moira S
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Lovely, clean Bed and breakfast, very comfortable to stay with a family. All our family stayed including 2 children and 3 teenagers everyone made to feel welcome. Bernard and Sheena could not do enough for us. Gave us ideas on where to eat. Superb breakfast, remembered all our names, felt like we had always known them. If we were ever...

Thank samreed29
San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Islas Canarias, Spain
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Lovely house in a beautiful town. Sheena and her husband wellcome us in a lovely and helpful way. The accommodation, one of the best I've ever had: comfortable bedrooms, fantastic breakfast and a good place to visit Shaftesbury and the area.

Thank Blanca A
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely place to stay, suited us down to the ground. The owners were lovely, very friendly and welcoming, remembering our names and even what we had for breakfast. We were down from Leeds for a wedding nearby and were arriving late on the Friday night. Bernard and Sheena were brillnt at letting us in despite arriving in the middle of...

Thank Andrew D
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Our family had booked every room in preparation for a wedding and Bernard and Sheena offered outstanding hospitailty. The house was spotless, with a very good breakfast and the whole experience enhanced our weekend considerably at what was a wonderful family weekend. In addition to our rooms there was a very comfortable lounge and dining room. We would recommend this...

Thank aw12747
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed as part of a wedding party, we had the whole place. Bernard and sheena are very welcoming with fresh home baked scones and cakes. Having a large party could have made breakfast chaotic but they took it in their stride. Great breakfast. Rooms clean and spacious, with comfy beds. Many thanks

Thank bodgeinbristol
Brecon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

This is a great clean & comfy B&B the rooms are big bright & clean & the breakfast served was very good BUT the hosts are what I would say are a bit busy !!! they seen to run around you all the time as soon as you check in they want to know what time you want breakfast &...

1Thank foodie0149
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

We called up this unknown bed and breakfast at quite literally the eleventh hour. Greeted on the phone in the greatest of manner and called "my darling" we were told to come over straight away as they had a double room. Arriving, it didn't feel like a B&B it felt like visiting dear friends invited in the kitchen to sit...

Thank Gino G

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A family run Georgian townhouse in the level part of Shaftesbury close to the restaurants, pubs & shop's ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Retreat

Address: 47 Bell Street, Shaftesbury SP7 8AE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Shaftesbury
Hotel Class:4 star — The Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Room 10 lovely view f hills and quiet”
moiras844, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms were perfect”
samreed29, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are first class”
aw12747, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We had room 10, very quiet.”
swhertfordshire, 29 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the back have a view over the Blackmore Vale. All are quiet and the doubles roomy, the single room has plenty of room also.”
AliceM606, 22 Dec 2015 | Read review
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