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Rugby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Thank you Rod and Denise for another wonderful stay at portland house. Perfect hosts as usual. Breakfasts amazing that's why i have pretty much everything. ☺️ room as always was immaculate and the new bed was very very comfortable. Love the little touches. Freshly baked Cakes (loved the lemon ones this time) and short bread. Hot chocolate (not just the...

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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Ant and Joy for another excellent review with such great comments. We are pleased you had a wonderful stay, you certainly made the most of your few days and managed to get out and do some 'new' walks this time. It is good to know that you found the new bed so comfortable in your regular room -...

Leeds
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had another wonderful time in Keswick albeit a very wet weekend. Once again Denise and Rod were great hosts and the accommodation as clean and comfortable as ever, and breakfast never disappoints!! Still has the nice touches of cake and shortbread and nothing is too much trouble for Denise and Rod. We look forward to returning again soon.

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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It was lovely to see you both again and we are pleased you had a wonderful time. Being regular visitors at least you know to come prepared for the wind and rain so were still able to get out and about. Thank you for your comments, Denise enjoys baking and it is always nice to know that the shortbread and...

West Yorkshire
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here on probably the wettest weekend of the year. We arrived with armfuls of very soggy clothes which Denise kindly offered to dry for us. We stayed in one of the flexible rooms which was very clean, spacious & had all the usual toiletries but with several extras like body lotion, facial wipes. On the tea tray was...

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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your weekend stay with us despite the dreadful weather! Thankfully we were able to suggest things to do other than the walking you had planned and it is good to know that you found the visit to the Slate Mine interesting! Thank you for your comments - we do try to provide little extras...

kent
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended, Denise & Rod are very accommodating and do everything to ensure a lovely stay. Clean and beautifully decorated room, comfortable bed, great shower, excellent breakfast. Delicious Homemade shortbread and cakes available. Good base for exploring the Lakes, use of local maps. A few minutes walk to Keswick town for a choice of restaurants for evening meal. A few...

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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It was great to see you both again and we are pleased you were able to stay with us during your visit to the Lakes. Thank you for posting this review for us, we do appreciate your great comments. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Denise and Rod

Halesowen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Portland House proved to be an excellent B & B. Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Rod and Denise made us feel very welcome offering good advice as to places we should visit. Breakfast was hearty and beautifully cooked. We took advantage of being able to order sandwiches to take away for our lunch- they were excellent - not...

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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for this review Ann. We were pleased that you both enjoyed your first visit to the Lakes and that we were able to give you ideas to make the most of your stay. As you said, there is so much to do here and you will need to come back! We are always happy to prepare sandwiches or...

Kelowna
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Portland House. The room was clean and comfortable, and the breakfasts were fresh and hearty. Both Rod & Denise were wonderful hosts, with great suggestions for activities and restaurants in the area. If we return to Keswick, we will happily return to Portland!

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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Gary for posting this review, we appreciate your comments and are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We do hope you will return to Keswick one day and look forward to seeing you again! Best wishes Denise and Rod

Chesham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Have stayed several times and always good. Rooms big and nice, showers good, big comfortable beds and don't forget the cakes and shortbread.. Good location with easy 5 minute walk to centre for food etc.

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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It was good to see you both again Richard - thank you for your comments and taking time to post this review for us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the cakes and shortbread! Best wishes Denise and Rod

Hartlebury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2017

A wonderful stay at a great B and B, rod and Denise were the perfect hosts making you feel very welcome. Our room was gorgeous with everything you could think of for a comfortable stay and Denise your shortbread is best I've ever tasted. The location was ideal for walking and the town, we didn't use the car all the...

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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Sue for this excellent review, it was a pleasure to meet you both and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We are fortunate to be in a quiet area which has unrestricted on-road parking as well as being so close to the town with the shops, cafes and bars. There are plenty of lovely walks...

Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2017

After deciding on a break after the new year to see the Lakes in winter we arrived at Portland house on a decidedly chilly friday evening to be once again met by both Rod and Denise and soon as we were shown to our room on the 1st floor we were ask if we would like some tea or coffee...

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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We always look forward to seeing you both and it was great to see you for a short winter break this time. Thank you for your comments about the rooms and breakfasts - we know the scrambled eggs and smoked salmon is a favourite! Hopefully next time you come over the weather will be a bit warmer and you will...

Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Just returned from another break at this fabulous place. A quick two day trip for a party and as per usual Rod and Denise surpassed themselves with the hospitality shown to everyone staying with them. The rooms as always are beautiful, clean, comfortable and very well equipped. Breakfast was wonderful and again we have booked for another visit before we...

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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Lesley for posting this review after your short break with us. It was great to see you both again and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you later in the year, your favourite room is booked! Best wishes Denise and Rod

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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 

Additional Information about Portland House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 19 Leonard Street, Keswick CA12 4EL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Price Range: $60 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Portland House Bed and Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Lovely main floor room with easy access from the foyer”
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“Room 1 is ground floor so has easy access.”
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“Room 4 on first floor has two large windows with views up the street to hills in background with fantastic sunsets”
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