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“Perfect home for a family and friends get-together”
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Review of 40 The Retreat

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Holiday Rental House -
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

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Excellent - based on 22 reviews
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50lizzyk
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect home for a family and friends get-together”
Reviewed 12 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

This home is everything you would like your own to be. The situation of the kitchen, lounge and dining areas together with the well designed garden which merged in when the doors were open made for a lovely, relaxed communal meeting place for our family. The decor was quirky and vibrant. The family photos gave the feeling of a loving home.

There was lots to do just a short distance from the house for all tastes including walking along the beach, sports and shopping. Supermarkets and restaurants are all close by.

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Liked best: The living space for all the family to be together
Liked least: Our problem was that the babies woke early due to light curtains but we could have darkened windows with blankets
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
13 Aug 2016
Thank you, so glad you enjoyed your stay. We love the area so we're glad you had a good time.
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Maggie H
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 10 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

An excellent property in a perfect location. The house is spacious and well appointed for a week's stay. It's close to shops, including a wonderful bakery, Waitrose as Elly's as restaurants. We hardly used our cars while we were there as the Historic Dockyard, seafront, Gunwharf Quays and the Spinnaker Tower are all within a 20 minute walk.
I would definitely recommend this accommodation.

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Liked best: The space and comfort of the property.
Liked least: Nothing. It was all good
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Hannah G
1 review
“Fantastic open plan lounge / kitchen”
Reviewed 12 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Spent 2 nights at 40 The a Retreat and had a fabulous time.

Very well equipped kitchen, great space for eating and catching up with family.

Looking forward to booking again

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Truffles6...
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“Perfect for weekend get away with friends or family”
Reviewed 9 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We stayed at this lovely home in August and were really lucky with the weather during our stay. It is perfectly located to explore the local area, with so much in walking distance, we didn't need to get in the car all weekend.

The Retreat is such a wonderful house, with all you need for a stay away from home. We were two families staying together, and the house suited us all perfectly. It was a really comfortable stay with plenty of room for all of us. It is well equipped, and we enjoyed using the lovely courtyard garden when we weren't at the beach or out and about!!

Couldn't have asked for more from a weekend away - the owners were extremely helpful, and always responded quickly to queries. Would highly recommend a stay here.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • 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 your security deposit returned on time?
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sue b
1 review
“Superb Southsea!”
Reviewed 14 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Lovely house, well equipped and clean. Felt at home . Great central posistion for all attractions and ammenities. Will be back again!

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