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Portland House Bed and Breakfast

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Irvine, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Wonderful little b&b that is perfectly located for 5 min walk to either town center or lake. Denise and Rod are the warm hosts who are welcoming, accommodating, energetic and serve a wonderful daily breakfast.... Not to mention Denise's amazing shortbread and lemon cakes. Clean, quiet and comfortable property. Great base for the Lake District

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

Thank you Sue for posting this review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to get out and see so much of the area. As you say, Keswick is a great base to spend time exploring the Lake District with good road links and public transport. We hope you enjoy the rest of your trip...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had a wonderful stay at Denise and Rod's B&B in Keswick. We were greeted with a nice pot of tea and some exquisite shortbread. Our room was immaculate and beautiful. As it was a gorgeous day on our arrival, we asked for directions for a short hike, and Denise kindly recommended where to go ... there is an incredible...

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

It is always great to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay with us. Thank you for the comments in this review. We love Keswick and the Lakes and will always give ideas and advice for our visitors to make the most of their time here. Pleased to know you enjoyed your packed lunches - we try to accommodate special...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in this as part of large group who were in different B&B's. Three of us were in here and Rod accommodated us with breakfast for our early start in the morning. We also booked a packed lunch from the B&B which was great value and the home baked lemon drizzle really hit the spot at the top of...

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

So Denise would love to have an old lady next door to help sometimes, but as you probably knew, it was one of Rod's jokes - she does all the cooking and is very proud of achieving the Kellogg's breakfast award! Thank you for this review - we enjoyed meeting you all and look forward to seeing you again one...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Difficult to know where to start! Rod & Denise are amazing hosts. We were welcomed right from our arrival. Our ground floor room was just perfect for my husband who is disabled. Big room, big bed and very spacious bathroom. The breakfasts were beautifully made by Denise and expertly served by Rod and lots of choice. There were lovely extra...

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

It was a real pleasure to meet you both and we enjoyed our breakfast banter together. Thank you for your comments - we are pleased you appreciated the little extras we provide for our guests - we always have ice available for a G&T! We have booked you in for next year and look forward to seeing you again. Best...

Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much to say about this fantastic establishment which is far superior to your normal B&B. Yes, there are the extras which you will not find normally, even in top class hotels. The warm welcome with refreshments when you arrive, fresh milk available, wine glasses and bottle opener in your room, mending kit, torch, makeup remover pads .............

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

It was a pleasure to meet you and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay - even the weather was perfect! Thank you for your great comments in this review, we do try to provide the little extras to ensure our guests have a comfortable stay and it is always nice to hear that it is appreciated. We hope...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came through to Keswick for a weekend away with the girlfriend. Had a lovely warm welcome from Rod and Denise although we arrived slightly early on the Friday. Offered Tea and coffee as soon as we walked through the door which was very welcome after a 2 hour drive, delicious shortbread, absolutely fantastic breakfasts and the room was perfect, a...

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

Thank you Steven for this excellent review - we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and that we were able to check you in earlier than planned. Your room (6) on the second floor is very popular, having a new Kingsize bed and plenty of space to spread out and relax. We hope to see you again one day soon....

Millom, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for two nights to attend theatre event. Room was huge, more like a suite with an extremely comfortable bed. Breakfasts were huge, kept us going until the end of the afternoon. All you could want from a B&B

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

Thank you for this review, it was good to meet you both and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. All our rooms are spacious and your room (4) has the benefit of 2 bay windows with seating to watch the world go by - a popular choice. Breakfasts are cooked to order each morning, where you can...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the Portland for 2 nights in May with friends as part of a walking weekend. From the moment we arrived we received a warm welcome. This guest house is immaculate, home from home and has so many special touches. Really lovely touches like home made brownies, shortbread and flap jack were lovely. Also had well equipped room and...

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

We are always pleased to know that our guests feel at home when they stay with us - we hope that everyone feels comfortable and enjoys themselves. Thank you for your comments in this review. We do try and provide little extras that make a stay with us special including the home baking which is very popular. If our guests...

Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from another motorcycle trip to the Lake District and a fabulous stay at Portland House with Rod and Denise. All I can say is exemplary!! The welcome is second to none with a warm brew and a bun (homemade by Denise) on arrival and a lovely chat about our journey over. It really is home from home in...

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

We always appreciate it when returning guests take time to review us again - it is helpful to potential visitors checking our reviews! As ever, it was great to see you again and thank you for your kind comments. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Best wishes Denise and Rod

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via 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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Rodden10, Owner at Portland House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review of your stay with us, we are pleased you had a good time and look forward to seeing you again at the end of May - we are glad we had one room left for you to book! We agree with you comments about maybe booking tables for dinner particularly over busy periods....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: $64 - $78 (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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“There is a ground floor room which is accessible for wheelchair users.”
ritabL3549GF, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Room 4 was a super king size room with double aspect views, very quiet”
sinid2014, 11 May 2017 | Read review
“ground floor room is disabled accessible and has a very large bathroom with large walk in shower.”
Lesley214, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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
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