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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England

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Haley W
Newport, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfect place to stay”
Reviewed 28 February 2016 for a stay in October 2015
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Very clean both inside and out, even the leaves had been swept away. Bedrooms where clean, tidy, beds where very comfy and shower pressure good in the ensuites.
Lovely open plan living area, plenty of room for a large family to sit and play games, watch TV and a large dining room table.
Lounge area was cosy and modern, lots of light coming through because of the patio doors.
Lots of games and films which came in handy.
Couldn't make full use of the garden as the weather had started to turn, but it had a BBQ and enough seating for us all, lovely relaxing area, pretty flowers all around and the resident squirrel visited frequently much to everyone's delight.
Plenty of space to park upto 3 cars in the drive.
The management where more than helpful, though we didn't have to ask for anything as such because everything was their, but they had lots of information on places to visit or eat ext.
Overall a really good enjoyable relaxing family break, would defiantly recommend and defiantly stay again.

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Liked best: Great family space modern but comfy
Travelling group: Young Children
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Paulobrie...
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The Retreat”
Reviewed 30 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015
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Great House! Well laid out and spacious property. Everything you need is provided with the added touch of a few essentials in a welcome pack. Only a short walk into town. Will definitely book again!

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melharb
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Beautiful house”
Reviewed 1 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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person found this review helpful

We enjoyed a week in this lovely house. Despite very mixed weather we managed to get out and about and it was always lovely to come back to The Retreat. It was really great to have an en-suite for each couple and an endless supply of hot water.
The house has been finished to a very high standard and there are games and a wii as well as DVDs and a gas barbecue. We did manage to use the barbecue once and it cooked very well.
It is about a ten minute walk to Shanklin old village where there are plenty of different options for eating out. The beach is a further five minutes walk.
Would recommend Osborne as we spent a full day there as there is so much to see.
The retreat was a very comfortable, spacious and well equipped base and we even saw red squirrels in the garden!

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Liked best: Plenty of space
Liked least: Pillows not very good quality
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups
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lshrimpt
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely House”
Reviewed 17 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

My family arrived Saturday afternoon and we were greeted by the lovely George. My partner and I rented the house for a real family holiday our first with the boys and their partners + the grandchildren. Everything was in the house catering for everyone, games, wifi, television. The kitchen was very well equipped, with a dishwasher and washing machine. The bedrooms were really lovely with en-suite to 3 of them.
We enjoyed the garden too, using the bbq twice.
Overall the house was really great.

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Liked best: Everything
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Pogo858
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great UK holiday”
Reviewed 26 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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person found this review helpful

Spent one week at The Retreat in Shanklin, Isle of Wight. A fine property, in very good order with all requirements covered and more. Really enjoyed the little touches that made it feel like home, along with provision of board games, a Wii for the kids, BBQ, and a welcome pack from the owners, who were on hand for advice and even took in our online shop when our arrival on day one was delayed. Thanks to George and Win.
Location of the house is spot on and Shanklin is a wonderful seaside town.
Highly recommended!!

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Janet B
manchester
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great house, great location”
Reviewed 21 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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We have stayed in Shanklin many times, however this is the first time we have stayed at The Retreat. As there were four generations of us from 86 year old great grandad to 9 month old great grandson the house was ideal to suit us all, we all loved it! The house has been tastefully designed and furnished, the bedrooms very boutique style with lovely comfy beds. the patio area was a good suntrap and also a safe place for the younger members of the group to play and to see the red squirrels. The Retreat is ideally situated for walking into the old village and the town, although the bus stop is a few yards away to take you to Ryde or Newport. The parents of the owners were on hand to greet us as they live in the neighbouring house, they were very welcoming and friendly, showing us round the house and how all the basics worked (thank you) All in all a lovely stay in a lovely boutique style yet very comfortable house.

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687suej
Epsom, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful house, friendly helpful owners”
Reviewed 21 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

A wonderful house for myself and 3 friends to stay in as we all like our own room and bathroom. Very centrally situated and close enough to Shanklin town and old village to walk to. Lots of places to visit on the island and some splendid pubs and tea rooms. Particularly liked the Crab and Lobster in Bembridge and the Fighting Cocks near Arreton (may need to book on Friday or weekends).

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Liked best: space and cleanliness
Liked least: Duvets too warm! (had very warm sunny weather)
Travelling group: Friends
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