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“Spacious & comfortable home in handy location”

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The Retreat
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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20 reviews
The Retreat
Secluded Courtyard
REAR OF THE RETREAT
Living Area
BBq
Leather Suites
Vaulted Ceilings
Fine Dining
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Dining
The Blue Room
Blue Room Ensuite
The Brown Room
Brown Room Ensuite
The Yellow Room
Yellow Room Ensuite
The White Room
Main Bathroom
Shanklin Local Beach
Shanklin Old Village
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England

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therealth...
London, Uk
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22 reviews
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“Spacious & comfortable home in handy location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We decided to visit the IOW on a last minute break with our parents so there were 5 adults & our dog! The house is well designed and its great for each set of adults to have their own bathrooms. The kitchen diner lounge is comfortable and one of the few homes that has big enough sofas to accommodate all guests. The garden is compact & would be great in the summer to sit out in. We stayed during a week in September when the weather was mild but the house is very warm even without any heating or the fire on.
Our only issues are that the pillows could be better quality and the wi-fi connection is poor . You have to connect to to the wireless of the neighbours ( landlords parents). Overall a great house within walking distance of Shanklin.

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4 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The space & bathrooms
Liked least: Poor wi fi
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with pets
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lisa b
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic, The best self catering accomadation i have ever stayed in”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

A fabulous holiday home for all the family. Beautiful interior and large bedrooms, perfectly accommodating all ages with the main bedroom on the first floor and only a few steps up from the open plan lounge/diner. Table and furnishings perfect to accommodate a large family with seating up to 8 people. House fully kitted for everything you need with games for the family and kids, Wii player, DVD's, hair dryer and even a coffee machine. It really was home from home and certainly the best self catering accommodation I have ever stayed in. Perfect location not far from the old town of Shanklin, which hosts some beautiful thatched cottages just a short distance from the beach. A very relaxing stay and I would highly recommend this beautiful retreat to anyone. Thank you Mr and Mrs Hannan. :-)

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5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The homely feel
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012

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5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
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Liked best: Open plan family enjoyment-playing games and generally chilling out!
Liked least: Having to leave!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
8 Aug 2013
thank you so much for your review of our property and for your positive words

Regards


Jeremy Hannan
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Raine100
Cardiff
2 reviews
“Modern, clean, walking distance to Shanklin, lovely home :-)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012

Just wanted to say what a lovely holiday we had at the retreat. I stayed with my husband, mum and dad, three sisters, my sisters fiancé, and our little baby - unfortunately we only had a couple of days of nice weather but the house was great so we didn't get cabin fever. We each had our own bathroom with amazing showers and there was lots of board games to keep us entertained. There was also enough room for us to all sit around the big television watching DVDs and have family meals at the table in the evening. There is enough seating in the garden for eight people so we enjoyed spending one sunny evening chatting there. The house is within walking distance to all the shops and pubs in Shanklin - we had a great meal at the Crab on our first night and also enjoyed a meal at Pavarotti’s Italian restauarant. I recommend a walk along the coast to Sandown - it is a few miles there and back but it is definitely worth it. We also visited the chilli farm, the Spyglass (wonderful seafood), and Godshill (where there was a sausage and cider festival). The house was lovely and warm, with a well equipped kitchen and I would definitely recommend it to large families travelling to Shanklin.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
8 Aug 2013
thank you so much for your review of our property and for your positive words

Regards


Jeremy Hannan
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London.
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2011 for a stay in October 2011

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
8 Aug 2013
thank you so much for your review of our property and for your positive words

Regards


Jeremy Hannan
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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