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Portland House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 175 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dalkeith, United Kingdom
1 review
“Superb location, delightful owners, clean and charming B&B”
Reviewed 9 April 2014

I had a delightful four days staying at the Portland House B&B. Denise & Rod were wonderful to get to know, the rooms were very clean, well decorated, and the breakfasts were marvelous. They gave suggestions about the area, helped negotiate the bus and hiking system, and even made bag lunches to take out an about the day for hiking. I loved it very much and would recommend it to anyone who wants a friendly place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 11 April 2014
Thank you Sherri for this review. It was very nice to meet you and we are pleased we were able to help you make the most of your visit to the Lakes. You certainly managed to get out and see a lot of the area as well as some of the visitor attractions. We wish you a safe trip home and hope that maybe we will see you again one day.
Best wishes
Denise and Rod
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

We very rarely holiday in the UK, However Rod and Denise made our stay fantastic. We found the B&B very easily, and were all made very welcome on arrival. We had booked 2 room's,1 for us and 1 for my daughter and her friend. The room's we excellent with everything we required, spotless and comfortable. As for the breakfast, Rod and Denise out do some major hotels we have stayed in Thanks. Rod gave us plenty of idea's on were to go, and what to do etc. As for Denise's shortbread in the room "To die for". So close to the beautiful lake and town, yet very peaceful, just what we all needed. We shall be booking again soon, very recommended.... 5 STARS...

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 11 April 2014
We are so pleased you enjoyed your first visit to Keswick and the Lake District. Thank you for your great comments in this review, we take it as a huge compliment when guests say they feel at home when they stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again and to seeing some of the many photos taken during your visit!
Very best wishes
Denise and Rod
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doncaster
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Rod and Denise are very pleasant people and can't do enough for you. The rooms are excellently furnished. Great care has been taken to make your stay with them a very pleasing experience. The food is excellent with a wide selection to choose from for breakfast. We shall definitely stay again.

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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, 5 April 2014
It was great to see you again and we thank you for taking time to post this excellent review. The first time you came was shortly after we had opened and we are so pleased that you have come back! We look forward to the next time!
Very best wishes
Denise and Rod
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

We found Portland House by scrolling through tripadvisor and we weren't disappointed. Both Denise and Rod made us very welcome. Rooms were spotless and very comfortable beds. I"m 6'2" and had no problem. there was a wide selection of breakfast choice, cooked to perfection by Denise , not forgetting Rod's organisational skills. Portland House if perfectly qallocated to explore the Lake District. The B&B is located in Keswick but a very quiet location and not a sound at night. We had no problem in finding parking spaces outside the B&B. we stayed 4 nights and went the 1st day to cat bell walk. From the B&B we went walking to the lake (10 mins) and caught a boat to the starting point of the walk. Another day we went to walla cragg walk. both walks can be reached without bothering taking a car. I would recommend the B&B without hesitation.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Thank you for this review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Our Super Kingsized beds are perfect for taller guests being extra wide and long!
It is always helpful when guests share their experiences to give visitors an idea of things to do in the area such as the walks you did. We have lots more ideas and suggestions for our guests!
We hope we will see you again.
Best wishes
Denise and Rod
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Just back from the most recent of several stays at Portland House over the last few years. As ever, well appointed, clean and comfortable accommodation with a freshly prepared breakfast from an extensive list of options. Denise and Rod are welcoming, attentive and friendly hosts. A good base for exploring the area and only a few minutes walk to Keswick centre for the evenings.

Highly recommended.

Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 27 March 2014
Thank you Neil for posting this review. It was good to see you again and we are glad you managed to get out and do walking as planned. We look forward to seeing you again.
Very best wishes
Denise and Rod
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

As a party of 5 blokes it was very difficult to get accommodation in single beds and for only one night but Portland House were happy to accommodate us. On arrival we were given a warm welcome and allocated 3 clean comfortable rooms, mine was the large one(and the room was quite spacious too) The only issue I had during my stay was I was forced to share a room with a Derby County supporter, which I could not blame the hosts for.
Great little BnB, friendly hosts and a lovely breakfast in just about the nicest place in England. I recommend that you stay here.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
What a great review - really made us smile! It was good to meet you all and we are glad you enjoyed your short stay with us. It's always worth giving us a call if you want a one night stay, and we can offer 3 rooms as twin bedded as well as our single room.
We hope to see you again when you when you're next looking to stay in Keswick.
Best wishes
Denise and Rod
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

Our first stay at Portland House and definitely not our last. We stayed in room 5 and OMG - that new Sealy Superking is to die for! Not just the mattress but also the pillows and the bed linen. You can't go wrong with good white bed linen. Also appreciated the bottled water in the room for those thirsty post-ale moments!

I also loved the larger than average double shower and big white fluffy towels which made for a refreshing start to the day. This followed by Denise's high quality freshly cooked breakfast with great fresh coffee and service not only with a smile but a laugh, a joke and abundant advice on
where to walk, restaurants etc.

We've stayed in a few different B&B's in Keswick and this is definitely our new favourite that we'll be recommending to anyone who asks.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 23 March 2014
We are very pleased that you plan to come back and stay with us again and thank you for this great review. All our rooms have super comfortable beds, room 5 that you stayed in is one of our superior rooms which has been recently refurbished and it is good to know that you found the bed to be heavenly!
We hope your move goes well and look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Keswick.
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 #1 of 175 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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