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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

What can I say about this superb B&B that probably hasn't been said by hundreds of others. Bottom line it is absolutely amazing! A real hidden gem in Keswick. Denise and Rod are just the best possible hosts and always had a chat at breakfast and took note of our hiking routes before we left, which I felt was a...

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely welcome with a cuppa plus homemade shortbread! Nice room and very comfy bed followed by an excellent breakfast, what more could you ask for. Howabout home made cake, Lindt Easter bunny for each guest, good laughs and banter..... and lots of bike talk.

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

It was great to meet you all and we also enjoyed the banter. Rod will talk about bikes all day given the chance! Thanks for this review - we always have homemade shortbread and cakes available - Easter bunnies were an extra! We hope to see you again one day. Best wishes Denise and Rod

Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well what a superb B&B. A fabulous welcome with a cup of tea after the drive up was just the start of a fantastic stay. The room was well presented with smooth clean linen, a well stocked tea tray and home made shortbread. Fresh milk was available - should you wish - from a fridge at the bottom of the...

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

We both feel very flattered by your lovely comments in this review - thank you for taking the time to post for us. When guests tell us they think of Portland House as 'home from home' we know we are doing our job right! It was a real pleasure to meet you and we do hope to see you next...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice room and superb breakfast. Rod and Denise were nice. They gave us travel advice and map for sunny and rainy days. Don't forget to ask for discount voucher if you want to watch a show at Theater by the Lake. Lemon cake and shortbread made by Denise was yummy, full range of breakfast choice cooked by Rod was excellent...

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

Thank you for for taking time to post this review for us. We were pleased to be able to help you make the most of your visit to Keswick, and were glad to book you seats for the Theatre by the Lake. We hope you find the shortbread recipe easy to follow and enjoy making it yourself. Rod was obviously...

Nagoya, Japan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Welcomed with a smile. Right from the start you are made to feel welcome. The rooms are well presented with fresh linen as you would expect. Tea making facilities are available as is bottled water too. Breakfast is heavenly, catering for all times of dietary needs / wants. Advice is available on all aspects of your visit, be it walking...

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

Thank you for another great review. It was good to see you again and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay - able to get out and ride some great roads. You're booked in for your next visit and we look forward to seeing you then! Best wishes Denise and Rod

Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Portland house is a great B&B in Keswick! We don't normally stay in B&B's, but this was a great experience! Ron and Denise were great - super helpful and friendly - they definitely made our weekend away great! We had to leave early our last day and they went out of their way to get us an early breakfast so...

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

Thank you so much for posting this review, we were pleased to give you ideas for places to visit during your stay and are glad you were able to make the most of your time here. Your room 3 was the last available room when you booked with us and is our only double room with a 4' 6" bed...

Sussex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Portland House is in a great location in Keswick. A short walk from the main shops, bars and restaurants, and also near to the lake and to the park. It is a great starting point for many Borrowdale walks and climbs, and convenient for driving further afield. We stayed in room 4 - amazing. A lovely double aspect room, comfortable...

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for posting this excellent review. We are fortunate that all our rooms are spacious, however your room 4 is our largest room and as you mention does have double aspect windows with seating to enjoy a nice cuppa after a day out exploring the area. We hope...

Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This must rank as one of ther best B&B experiences ever. Bed excellent, breakfast delicious, shower wonderful, room a good size, with a good view. What made it that bit special was Denise and Rod, for whom, apparently effortlessly, nothing was too much trouble. Next time we stay in Keswick, we wouldn't bother considering anywhere else.

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

Thank you so much for your comments in this review, we feel very flattered that you feel it is one of the best B&B experiences ever. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Denise and Rod

Rugby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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 -...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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...

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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: $63 - $76 (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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“All the rooms are presented to a high standard.”
jase477, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask about which rooms have electric showers if water pressure is important to you”
jamss22, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Lovely main floor room with easy access from the foyer”
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“Room 4 is lovely”
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“room 4 recommended”
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