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The Retreat
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

we spent a night at the retreat. we were warmly welcomed by sheena and bernard and they even had cakes upon arrival for the kids. the room was super.
nothing was too much trouble and we are very grateful

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank sindychick
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

The Retreat is in a good location , a few minutes walk from the town center shops , pubs and restaurants plus the excellent Golden Hill.
It is spotless and the breakfast is really good. Get the fish it is super and different.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
Thank seahil
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

We travelled along the south coast and stayed at many b&b's but Sheena and Bernard run the BEST, we were made very welcome and the breakfast was amazing.
Nothing was too much trouble you cannot go wrong staying here.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Katrina S
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

We have just returned from 2 nights at the Retreat - and, as everyone says, Sheena and Bernard are most kind and thoughtful hosts, willing to help - we needed a taxi for a remote part of Dorset, and Bernard tried many local taxi firms for us - above and beyond the call of duty, I would say:) Breakfast V tasty and fresh, the room was spacious and spotlessly clean, and beautifully appointed. We were offered hairdryer and iron by Sheena at check-in, if we needed these. Kindly, they had left the windows open so the breeze had cooled the room down - v necessary on a hot afternoon!
there is off-street parking, which is a big bonus in a place with lots of double yellows and very narrow streets - but the turn into the garden is quite tight and the entrance narrow - so breathe in :)
Sheena also advised local bars and restaurants we may like on the first night. As one of our party was feeling slightly under the weather on the Sat morning, Bernard said they would sort out his room straight away, so our friend could go back to the room and lie down on the bed to rest.

all in all, a very good experience. Should we be back in this area, I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: room number 10 - top floor of the building, great views and we were able to keep our windows open overnight to take advantage of the breeze in the hot evening
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Kate K
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

I enjoyed my stay at The Retreat very much and Sheena and Bernard are kind and thoughtful hosts. My room was spotlessly clean and breakfast was delicious. Off-road parking at the back is useful although the entrance is narrow, so watch out! I would definitely return.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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