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Portland House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 176 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Liversedge, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Fab B & B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

We've just been for a second stay at Portland House and again couldn't find any faults. The rooms are lovely and clean and are always nice and warm. Rod and Denise are great hosts and Denise's breakfasts are a highlight of the day, as is the yummy shortbread in the room. Nothing is too much trouble - you can even have a veggie sausage along side your bacon if you so wish ;o). The location is perfect, with lots of shops, restaurants and pubs in easy walking distance. We will definitely stay here again, especially with Rod's promise of a take out banana!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 13 March 2014
It was good to see you both again - thank you for posting this great review. We are often told there is too much choice on our breakfast menu, but we prefer our guests to choose exactly what they want, any combination is fine and you don't have to pre-order the night before. (unless you want an earlier start) Bacon and veggie sausage is no problem and we will make sure we have a supply of bananas when you next come to stay!
Best wishes
Denise and Rod
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

You could not want for a more brilliant base to explore the Keswick area. A warm welcome and spotless room, with two bay windows and comfy chairs to relax it made our stay very special for second year running. Denise and Rod are excellent hosts. Breakfasts are delicious, especially the hash browns!!

Room Tip: All good, warm, clean and light with well chosen furniture to make for a lovely homely experience
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 9 March 2014
It was great to see you both again and we really appreciate you posting this review. Our room 4 is very popular with our guests who enjoy sitting in the bay window and watching the world go by! Thank you for your comments about our breakfasts, we always have hash browns on our menu and we are glad you tried them!
We hope to see you again soon.
Very best wishes
Denise and Rod
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Brigg, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

The attention to detail here is amazing. The cleanliness, the thoughtful touches, the top quality of all fixtures and fittings, the breakfast was the best you could ever hope for. Yet despite all the quality, the hosts seem intent on offering you more.

I could never imagine visiting the lakes ever again and not staying at the Portland if it had room. It's well located and kept very warm in the cold weather. If I had to make one observation in the context of 'continuos improvement' it would be that the coffee sachet in the room wasn't quite Nescafé (if you get the drift!).


Like I said, an Amazing Place!

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 9 March 2014
Thank you Martin for your excellent review. We are so pleased you all enjoyed your stay and that you will come back to the Lake District again. Your comments about the quality of accommodation and service is appreciated. The beverages we serve are FairTrade, no not nescafe, but we should be able to give you something else for your room next time you come to stay!
Very best wishes
Denise and Rod
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Stockport, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

I have stayed at Portland House a few times now and would not hesitate to go back there again.
Denise and Rod are very friendly, welcoming and helpful. The room I had was very comfortable and the breakfasts are the best: great quality and everything you could want - perfect to set you up for the day!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 19 February 2014
It was good to see you again Ade and we thank you for posting this review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and that our breakfasts set you up for your days out walking. We hope to see you again next time you come to Keswick.
Best wishes
Denise and Rod
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Hexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

As regular visitors to Keswick, we have stayed in a few Hotels and B&B's there but feel Portland House stands out. Rod and Denise are really friendly and welcoming the room we stayed in was spotless, spacious and comfortable. The choice and quality of the breakfast was excellent.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 4 double room with a single also.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 19 February 2014
Thank you Derick for posting this review. It was good to meet you and see your wife again, we are pleased that she was able to come back and stay with you this time!
We appreciate your comments about your guestroom 4, it is very popular being our largest room with seating in the bay window to watch the world go by and relax after a busy day walking. We are pleased that you found our breakfasts to be excellent - being proud holders of the Visit Britain breakfast award it is always great to get good feedback.
We hope to see you again when you next come to Keswick.
Best wishes
Denise and Rod
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014 via mobile

Excellent room with a fantastic super king sized bed! We were made to feel extremely welcome by Denise and Rod who gave us some good advice on restaurants and trips out on a rainy day! Breakfasts were amazing and we had a great trip all round. See you again soon.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 22 January 2014
We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and visiting the beautiful area around Keswick. Our Super Kingsized beds are proving to be very popular, we just wish we had room for one in our own bedroom! Rod and I look forward to seeing you both again.
Very best wishes
Denise
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Garstang, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

We stayed at Portland House for the first time last weekend and had a wonderful time. Denise and Rod were superb hosts; they made us feel extremely welcome and recommended some lovely places to eat in Keswick. The rooms were great and the beds were so comfy we didn't want to get out of them! Fabulous breakfast and we'd thoroughly recommend a visit.... we certainly hope to return soon.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 20 January 2014
We enjoyed meeting you all and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. The guest rooms all have super comfortable beds and you aren't the first to mention that you didn't want to get up!
We look forward to seeing you again.
Best wishes
Denise and Rod
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Property: 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 #2 of 176 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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