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“Wonderful Weekend in a wonderful house”
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12 Bedrooms, 12 Bathrooms, Sleeps 24
Matlock Bath, Matlock, Derbyshire, England

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JDWLondon
London
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Weekend in a wonderful house”
Reviewed 27 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Highly Recommended House for a group of friends!. We stayed here with a group of 22 adults and 1 baby over this last May bank holiday weekend and we found the house to be extremely well equipped. 2 of the twin bedrooms are very small (the 2 without en-suite bathrooms) but the rest were beautifully presented and quite large. We had rotten weather so used the bar area and the supplied games quite a lot! We hired a chef to do the cooking (ask for Charlie) and his food was fantastic and plentiful. The house is well located for all the local sights and there is lots to do. Our only negative comment was the dining room had lights suitable for a boardroom meeting but not an intimate dinner party but I am sure that can be easily remedied by the owners who bent over backwards to ensure everything we required was provided.

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Liked best: The large and well equipped bedrooms
Liked least: The bright lights in the dining room
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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JLuds
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect stay at amazing house”
Reviewed 23 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Rented Portland House for a TV crew working in the area. Juliet was brilliant at sorting out our endless requests and the house itself is simply stunning and was perfect for our needs. I will have to stay here again.
Johnny

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Liked best: The decor.
Liked least: Had to leave.
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Gemmy2014
Ely, United Kingdom
1 review
“Absoloutely amazing weekend!”
Reviewed 30 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Myself and one of my best friends (chief bridesmaids) organised a hen party here for our best friend (the bride). I can speak on everyones behalf that we all had an amazing weekend. The house is perfect, every attention to detail has been thought of.

There is a sound system that goes into every room downstairs if needed, the bar is very well equipped and the kitchen has everything you need, including 2 dishwashers which is great for big parties. As for the updtairs, the bedrooms are amazing, especially the 4 poster bed for the bride to be. All rooms were clean and beautifully decorated.

We want to come back every weekend!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: That we had to leave
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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madelaine...
london
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Wonderfully warm, beautifully decorated and fantastically well equipped”
Reviewed 24 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

For the last 7-8 years my university friends and I have been staying in large country houses together. This is by far the warmest (most scrimp on heating then charge you for using firewood) whereas here, the place felt warm and welcoming. The whole place is beautifully decorated with lovely wallpapers and soft paint colours in the rooms - no boring magnolia here: the design conscious, discerning boutique hotel visitor would feel happy here. One of my friends brought a potato peeler with her as we are so used to houses which - whilst technically having all the necessary kitchen equipment - drive you mad with their poor quality, blunt, dirty equipment. However in this case my friend who peels the potatoes left believing the kit at portland house was better than hers at home. To go somewhere where things just don't 'work' but work really well was a delightful change! To top it all off, we arrived to a hand written welcome card, some beautiful flowers and a box of chocolates. I have never been made to feel so welcome before. In addition, I made the stupid mistake of leaving my earrings behind and Juliet very kindly sent them on to me in London. Whenever I've left anything behind before (it has mysteriously disappeared) so again portland stand head and shoulders above in terms of their expedience and trustworthiness. I would without any hesitation wholeheartedly recommend portland house to anyone.

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Liked best: The warmth - it felt luxurious.
Liked least: The distance to drive from London! (Not fair I know, but my Manchester based friends loved it)!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Hillhouse...
sevenoaks
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Hen party with style”
Reviewed 10 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We stayed at Portland House this weekend and I would highly recommend it. We were a party of 19 girls. All of the bedrooms were beautifully decorated and most had an en suite - again very smart, clean and beautiful. A couple of the bedrooms were smaller and would probably be better for children but it didn't affect our stay. The house has a lovely kitchen and dining room and ample seating in the lounge and a cool bar/games room. Juliet and Martin the owners are extremely helpful and go out of their way to help you plan your stay at the house with v comprehensive recommendations of where to eat locally or services to use. We had a bespoke barman and chef come to the house and both were excellent. We had a superb weekend.

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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PLB78
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“A 5 Star Hen Weekend”
Reviewed 3 February 2014 for a stay in January 2014

We had an absolutely fantastic stay at Portland House for our friend's hen weekend. The house itself was beautiful and definitely lived up to our high expectations. It was also incredibly well equipped and had everything that we needed. The bedrooms were really nicely done and the beds were so comfy.

The sitting room was great and accommodated all 19 of us easily but our favourite room was the house bar, which really added to the whole experience.

Martin and Juliet couldn't have been more helpful during the organisation and made loads of local recommendations of things to see, where to eat and activities to book. In the end we decided to go with the Clay Pigeon Shooting recommendation, the Fishpond for lunch and cocktail making in the evening in the house bar, all of which was fantastic.

I would highly recommend this for a hen party or just a large group or family gathering. We all hope to be back!

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Liked best: The house bar
Liked least: nothing not to like
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Families with young children Large groups
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Fran1923
Suffolk,England
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Brilliant weekend”
Reviewed 18 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014

We celebrated a 60th birthday with a group of twenty family and friends, travelling from all over the country.The house was perfect for the occasion. We used the chef recommended by Juliet for the weekend and he was superb. A great place for a group celebration with good walking and other attractions nearby. Juliet and Martin are both very helpful.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
  • 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?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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