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Arimathean Retreat B&B
Ranked #14 of 55 Glastonbury B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Alkmaar, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
1 review
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“Your favourite aunts in Britain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

I was sent here by the Universe, I cannot say otherwise. What a joy to find these wise and wonderful people! The house, the service, the kindness, the meditations/yoga and individual sessions where far above expectations. It was like visiting your favourite aunts, where you find (and talk about the) insights of life, and not wanting to leave :-). British/Danish spiritual service wrapped up in the kindest people (and two dogs). When we left it didn't even feel like leaving: I plan to go there again with all my heart.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

I stayed for 4 nights and the rooms are quite comfortable. I would not consider staying elsewhere if I return to Glastonbury. I came to fall in love with the atmosphere. If I do return, it will feel like home. There are not many b&bs you can say that about.

This b&b is also a spirital retreat that offers healing, spiritual counseling, yoga, readings, even regressions to a past life. But the magic is the owner who has been teaching yoga and spiritual practices since the 60s. She creates a incredible atmosphere of warmth and harmony. When you sit down for breakfast it feels more like you are visiting a friends home, than a hotel.

They have two wonderful border collie dogs that add to the charm. And a backyard that is stunning for a mainstreet b&b.

There are a few things that could possibly dissuade you from visiting. They prefer to maintain a calm atmosphere. For this reason, they do not have televisions and prefer that you abstain from using computers (there is no wi-fi). Also, they lock the front door at 11pm.

They only have three guest rooms, so book well in advance.

One last tidbit. If you take the bus from Wells or Bristol (376), it stops in front of the b&b (the first stop in Glastonbury).

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Neath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

I adore this place, stayed last weekend with some friends as we were attending a workshop. I could have happily moved straight in and never left. The lady who runs this guest house is wonderful, so friendly and welcoming. The decor is superb, the details are seen to from candles and oil burners to a power shower. The breakfast is amazing, everything from fresh toast with every preserve under the sun, porridge, fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, fresh coffee, cereals and a variety of different teas. The gardens here are incredible and are worth a visit in their own right :-) thank you for a wonderful stay I will most certainly be back.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Glenburn, ME
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2013

This is a lovely place to stay in Glastonbury and the proprietors made me feel very much welcome. I love dogs and they have several. There was always tea available and the breakfast was more than I ever eat when I prepare my own. The room was quiet and I slept peacefully even though the Retreat is in the heart of the old town. I loved being able to come and go as I wished and to explore the village and shops.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

Arimathean Retreat is a peaceful oasis right in the centre of Glastonbury. It has charming rooms, comfortable beds, friendly hosts and a brilliant breakfast! The decor and furnishings in the rooms have obviously been carefully considered to maximise the feeling of homely comfort; quality fabrics and matching cushions, with orchids and chocolates adding the finishing touches. Wonderful!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2013

A beautiful cottage in the centre of Glastonbury, that is a little slice of peace. The rooms are decorated in a way that promotes calm and restfulness. The house and hosts are warm and welcoming, but never intrusive
The breakfast was plentiful: good food and good company is a lovely way to start the day.
I was on an inner retreat and it was my first experience of meditation, Karen and Lisahannah were gentle, encouraging and spiritual. I felt cared for, nurtured and special, It is an experience I would wholeheartedly recommend.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

The first time was in April, the second time in August en the third time celebrating new year. I just keep coming back to the place that feels like home, amongst others thanks to the good care of Lisehanne and Karen.
If you like to spend time on yourself, have some truly meaningful conversations and workshops and enjoy Tor's Tour of the Tor, this is the place. I love it and recommend it to anyone. Marco

  • Stayed December 2012
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Property: Arimathean Retreat B&B
Address: 59 High Street, Glastonbury BA6 9DS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Glastonbury
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Glastonbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only Retreat on the High Street. A sanctuary of peace & tranquility in the heart of sacred Glastonbury. Beautiful 15th Century B&B with a warm, homely and holistic feel. Relax in your unique & high quality room, put your feet up by the fire, listen to the sound of the fountain in the garden pagoda or explore within walking distance all the sites. A wonderful experience in itself. Deep relaxation, yoga & meditation on offer. ... more   less 
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