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Portland House Bed and Breakfast

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4.0 of 5
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19 Leonard Street, Keswick CA12 4EL, England
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Portland House Bed and Breakfast
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Portland House has to be one of the best B&B's we have stayed at,Rod and Denise are superb hosts, their house is immaculate,beds extremely comfortable and breakfasts to die for. The attention to detail in everything Rod and Denise do to make your stay memorable is second to none. We will be recommending Portland house to all friends and family....we... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped in the Lake District for a couple of days on our way up to Scotland. Portland House was the perfect spot for us to land. The Victorian House has been lovingly renovated with modern conveniences and without losing any of the charm. Bed and bath were both well above average with loads of hot water to relax away... More 

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

Thank you Kent for posting this review. We enjoyed meeting you both and are pleased we help you make the most of your stay in Keswick. We hope you enjoy your time in Scotland and maybe we will see you again on your way back down the Country! Best wishes Denise and Rod More 

Croydon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed at Portland House B&B few 5 days. Denise & Rod, Could not have done anymore for us to make our stay anymore pleasurable than they did. They are the the most warming of people I've had the pleasure to meet & we will be going back. Food and rooms where excellent. Have got no complaints from us, We will... More 

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

Thank you for posting this review. It was good to see you again and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for the comments! We look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes Denise and Rod More 

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for three nights,there were five of us bikers.Upon arrival we were met with tea and coffee.Rooms were lovely,beds comfortable.lovely breakfast. Amazing home made cakes.great hosts.we will be back soon.great base to enjoy the lakes. Thank you for an enjoyable stay. John

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

We enjoyed meeting you all and are pleased you had a good time with us in Keswick. The area is certainly great for bikers as well as walkers and cyclists. Thanks for this review, we look forward to seeing you here again one day. Best wishes Denise and Rod More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rod and Denise made us feel very welcome from the start of our 3day stay touring the Lake District, the food was very nice and the cakes Denise left on the bottom of the stairs for everyone to help themselves were delicious

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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 are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated Denise's home cooking! Thanks for taking time to post a review - we really appreciate it. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Denise and Rod More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and some friends stayed at the Portland on May bank holiday using it as a base to tour round the lakes , when we arrived we were welcomed by Rod, who opened up the parking area and helped us arrange our bikes and then went of to make us all a cup of tea with added extra of home... More 

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

Thank you for this review. Being keen bikers ourselves we understand how important safe parking for bikes and particularly a warm welcome with a cuppa are after a journey. It was good to meet you all and we are pleased you managed to get out and explore some of our great roads. There are plenty more to do and we... More 

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fabulous friendly welcome for us both, from a lovely Couple Denise and Rod. Thank you so much for a lovely long weekend stay in your Beautiful Portland House BnB. Kev and myself were so pleasantly surprised by the extra attention to detail that is so genuinely made around the place. We arrived their early and we were still made... More 

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

Thank you Julie and Kevin for posting this review. We are pleased that after passing our guest house on a previous visit and deciding to stay with us the next time you came to Keswick, you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the little extras we provide. We look forward to seeing you again later in the year. Best wishes Denise... More 

Alva, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed another visit to this very comfortable house where Rod and Denise go the extra mile to provide a home from home. Excellent food and thoughtful touches such as home made shortbread on tea/coffee tray contribute to a sense of being treated really well. The single room is a rarity - well appointed and roomy. Excellent value for the single... More 

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

It was good to see you again Margaret, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your comments about our single room which as you say is roomy. With great views towards Latrigg and Blencathra (weather permitting of course!) and the new re-furbished ensuite shower room it is very popular with single travellers. We hope to... More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The porridge is "to die for"!!! Thanks for another lovely weekend. We spent Friday evening at the theatre. It was once again an easy walk from Portland House to the theatre. Saturday was spent either in the hills (one of us) or around Keswick (the other of us). Both enjoyed our day. We'll be back!

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

It was good to see you both again and we thank you for taking time to post this review. Thanks for the mention about the porridge - it is very popular! We try to promote the Theatre as much as possible and it is great that our guests can get discounts on most performances when they mention us on booking... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from a lovely weekend in Keswick. The Portland House is in a great location and is very well looked after. We received a great welcome, pot of tea and homemade shortbread. Our host were very friendly. It was a great base, good breakfast, fantastic room (No 4) and excellent value. Definitely deserves excellent ratings on this site. Thoroughly... More 

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

Many thanks for posting this review - when guests have found us through TripAdvisor and then go on to post reviews it is particularly helpful for visitors looking for places to stay. We enjoyed meeting you both and are pleased you had a good time. We hope to see you again one day. Best wishes Denise and Rod More 

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