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The Retreat Guest House
35 Grove Road South, Portsmouth, PO5 3QS – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9.5/10! (score from 51 reviews)
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Newspapers, Non-smoking rooms, Heating, Non-smoking throughout
17:00 - 19:00 hours
Until 10:30 hours
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Children and extra beds
Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
Cards accepted at this property
The Retreat Guest House accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorise your card prior to arrival.
Guests are kindly requested to inform the hotel of their estimated time of arrival. This can be noted in the Comments Box during booking.
Please note that it is not possible to check in after 19:00.
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Finding a parking space on the street was a problem though Mark and Sian did kindly loan us a parking permit for the duration of our stay. The bed was a bit on the soft side.
Clean Comfortable Well appointed
Friendly staff, lovely old building with lots of history and spotlessly clean. I will definitely return when in Portsmouth.
cleanliness and friendliness of owner
Beautiful property both inside and out. Large very confortable rooms. Beautifully decorated. Breakfast was very good. Hosts Sian and Mark lovely people, most welcoming and nothing too much trouble.
Sian and Mark were really great, helpful and above all they were like meeting up with old lost friends. They made us very welcome. The bed was comfortable, a lovely size with clean sheets. Breakfast was what ever you wanted, please try the full English, you will not be disappointed. We were given a business parking permit for our stay of 4 days, no problems. The guest house is ideally situated for all the Portsmouth Dock Yard attractions, only a gentle 20 minute walk.
Nothing to dislike!
Mark and Sian were really nice and friendly. Can't fault the facilities or service. Definately recommend this place to anyone. Also accommodated our gluten free needs with gf bread and sausages! Great location too.
Everything, couldn't fault it
excellent hosts very friendly would reccommend .
Beautiful property both inside and out. Large very confortable rooms. Beautifully decorated. Breakfast was very good. Hosts Sian and Mark lovely people, most welcoming and nothing too much trouble. Already booked a return visit for August
Nothing at all
5* beautiful, luxury accommodation, superb breakfast. Highly recommend
What a lovely place and very friendly hosts in Sian and Mark. It is so central that we didn't need to use the car duting our 2 night stay. The rooms are large and very comfortable and the en suite was also large and luxurious. Breakfast was superb with plenty of choice. We will definately be back to further explore the delights of Portsmouth and the hospitality at The Retreat.
Nothing to dislike.
Our room was super luxurious and the whole guest house was absolutely gorgeous. It was a in a superb location for our purposes. Sian and Mark were very welcoming and informative. Mark's breakfast was particularly scrummy, especially the fried bread shaped into little fish! Would most definitely recommend a stay here and will more than likely make a return visit.
Wow! Why can't other hotels follow the high standards of this fabulous guest house? The breakfast alone is worth a night stop over. I felt like I was staying at the home of close friends who couldn't do enough to make me feel comfortable. Plenty of parking outside and around The Retreat Guest House, very close to local amenities and shops. The house is beautifully decorated keeping lots of its original decor. Mark and Sian do everything, from cooking and cleaning to dealing with every detail regarding your stay and as they are the only staff, you are guaranteed a truly five star experience. I have stayed in The Emanuel Suite which is carpeted and the largest of the four rooms ad The Franklin suite(my favourite) which has a comfy four poster bed. Waking up after a peaceful night to the sounds of birds singing was a delight. Can't wait to stay there again, even if its only to enjoy one of Marks breakfasts.
Cheerful, bright, and spacious. Great location. Mark and his wife, Sian, were warm and welcoming. Great one night stay.
Sian & Mark made us feel very welcome and provided valuable recommendations for places to go to. Room very comfortable and jacuzzi bath very nice. Breakfast fantastic.
Warm welcome by Sien and Mark, comfortable and large room, excellent breakfast.
Great place to stay, the room we stayed in had a very comfy bed. Just a short distance to the old docks. Sian and Mark made us feel very welcome, also gave us a parking permit to use while we were staying. Breakfast was excellant. We would stay again.
The breakfast, and owners very friendly.
The tv remote did not work properly.
Mark was an excellent host, nothing was too much trouble
Sian and Mark were very friendly, the room was very clean and the breakfast was excellent. Couldn't fault it!
The relaxation, quietness & character of the rooms & guest house. Very friendly & informative hosts. Tasty omelettes
Lots and lots of friendly local advice. Excellent breakfast too.
We couldn't fault a thing! The hosts were lovely and really welcoming. The room was comfortable and spacious. The breakfasts were probably the best we've had in a long while!!
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