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Portland House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #5 of 189 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 April 2013

We have just returned from our second stay at Portland house. We had booked a standard double room but were upgraded on arrival to the lovely and spacious room 4.

Our room, as before, had little extra touches, including Denise's shortbread, which was very welcome with a cup of tea after a day on the fells!

The breakfasts are delicious, prepared by Denise and served by Rod. Great hosts and a brilliant team, this is our favourite b n b in Keswick and we will be returning as soon as we can. Cheers to Denise and Rod, thank you again for a relaxing break in your home from home!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Rodden10, Manager at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2013

Thank you for posting a review after your stay with us. It was good to see you again and we were pleased to be able to offer you a free room upgrade. The fantastic weather during your stay was a bonus and we are glad that you were able to do some good walks. It is a great compliment when you say it is like home from home. We do hope work is not too stressful and look forward to seeing you again soon to re-charge your batteries!
Denise and Rod

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Reviewed 5 April 2013

This is the fourth time our family have been here in the last few years.... and it just gets better ! Our room was recently decorated and looks really fresh and modern and spotlessly clean as always. The attention to detail is marvellous. Denise and Rod are great hosts. We are always made to feel welcome. The breakfasts are fabulous and the choice is wonderful from cereal, yoghurts, fresh fruit salad through to a salmon, scrambled eggs to a full English superbly cooked by Denise and expertly delivered by Rod !!! It was my husband's 50th birthday whilst we were there and they even went to the trouble of having a birthday card waiting for him at breakfast. Can't fault anything. If you want a lovely place in Keswick, you really should come here. We'll be back !!

Room Tip: Stayed in several different rooms and all are excellent
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2013

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and it was a pleasure to help Wayne celebrate his birthday. We did appreciate your comments about the newly decorated room 6, it does seem that guests like the new colour scheme! We look forward to seeing you both again.
Denise and Rod

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Reviewed 23 March 2013

Our first time to Keswick and Portland House. On arrival we were made to feel extremely welcome by Denise and Rod. The offer of a cup of tea brought to our room along with some extremely delicious home made short bread (which became a daily treat. Thank you Denise. Yum) on arrival was a great start to our stay. We stayed in room 5 and it was a large double room. Plenty of space to put our stuff safely away. Or in my case to throw all over the floor.
As we weren't 100% certain of our plans for the 3 nights we were there Denise was very quick to recommend some walks around the surrounding area. One of which we did walked up Skiddaw. Also there was plenty of information was available in the well stocked book shelf on the ground floor but we didn't need to go there as Denise brought it to us. Also recommended some excellent restaurants and they're local knowledge was proved more than useful time and time again.

The breakfast was excellent. Great selection of food. Well stocked shelves of Jams, Marmalade, Cereals, Fruit, Toast then the many alternatives of Hot breakfasts all freshly cooked. Also after breakfast we were immediately asked if they could sort out our flasks for hot drinks for the day and they were waiting for us when we came down ready to go

When we look for a good B&B and one that we would return to then we always look for the little extras. The bits that people do for you by offering and suggestions that you may have not even thought of. Denise and Rod were great for us. We will return when we come back to Keswick.

Thanks Ant & Joy

Room Tip: They dont have a fitness centre. accidentally clicked it
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank AntnJoy
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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2013

Thank you for posting such a positive review for us. We were pleased to be able to offer advice while you were here and that you made the most of your stay in Keswick. A fresh batch of shortbread has been baked this morning and will continue to be supplied in the rooms, so when you next visit you can enjoy some again with your welcome cuppa! We hope to see you again soon!
Best wishes
Denise and Rod

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Reviewed 6 March 2013

When we arrived we received a warm welcome from Denise and Rod with tea, coffee and home made short cake. The room on the 2nd floor was spacious, clean, warm and comfortable with quality linen and towels. Breakfast was excellent as was information and advice provided on the area and where to eat out. We would not hesitate in recommending Portland House to others and hope to return again

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2013

Thank you Julie for posting this review. It was good to meet you and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon.
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Denise and Rod

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Reviewed 6 March 2013

Even though we could only get away for the 1 night this time, our stay with Rod and Denise was as good as ever.
We can not praise this B and B enough, from the immaculate, comfortable rooms, to the friendleness of the owners, everything is first class, especially all the finishing touches which just make your stay that little bit special.
This of course includes the breakfasts, which are prepared to your individual order, everyone is very well looked after and nothing is a problem, even if you only want a small plate!
We will definitely be back very soon, thanks again for a great stay.

Room Tip: All rooms equally as good.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank JulieWeardale
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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2013

Thank you for your great comments about our guesthouse. It is a huge compliment that you have chosed 'Home from Home' as the title. It's always worth a call if you can only manage one night - we will always try our best to fit you in (particularly if you don't mind a twin room if necessary). Look forward to see you the next time you come to stay.
Best wishes
Denise and Rod

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Reviewed 4 March 2013

Stayed for 3 nights in a chilly February, but got a very warm welcome from Rod and Denise. Room was on ground floor and very comfortable with huge ensuite. Quality linen and towels are provided and pretty much everything you will need - loads of tea and coffee, homemade shortbread, Tv, hairdryer,etc.
Breakfast was excellent in the small dining room. The linen and cutlery are again of a high standard. Cereals, juice, yoghurt and toast are there to help yourself, and Rod takes your order for a freshly cooked half/full English or any combination in between! The lighter cooked options like scrambled/poached eggs or bacon and egg muffins are welcome if you cant eat the full breakfast before tackling the fells.
Keswick town centre with the pubs/restaurants/shops are less than 5 minutes walk away which is very handy, and although the streets are busy, paking close by was never a problem.
All in all, a great B&B and very good value for money. Would defintely go back.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2013

We do appreciate you posting this review for us and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It certainly was cold outside, but thankfully the weather was dry and you were able to get in some great walks. We hope to see you again.
Best wishes
Denise and Rod

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Reviewed 4 March 2013

The owners are trying really hard to build a successful business and have to be applauded on what they are doing. Breakfast is taken in a bright airy room and the whole place is spotlessly clean. The rooms are ideal for a B and B, we enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay with us some months ago. Since you visited us we have continued to make improvements to our guest rooms and have just finished decorating our spacious dining room. We hope you will come and stay with us again if you come to Keswick.
Denise and Rod

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Additional Information about Portland House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 19 Leonard Street, Keswick CA12 4EL, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 189 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range: £37 - £45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Portland House Bed and Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Attractive Victorian residence in a quiet area within easy walking distance of Keswick town centre, theatre and the lake. Our six en-suite guest rooms are spacious and comfortably furnished. Breakfasts are freshly cooked to order using locally sourced ingredients and include traditional English with vegetarian options, or choose from several lighter options. Special diets can be catered for and all beverages are Fair trade. A warm welcome awaits you. Completely non smoking and sorry no pets or children under 12 years. ... more   less 
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Portland House Bed And Breakfast Keswick, Lake District

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